Orientation includes describing to the client the nature and goals of the program; the rules of client’s conduct and the violations that can lead to disciplinary measures or discharge from the program; in the case of out-patient programs, the hours during which services are available; treatment costs that need to be paid by the client, and client’s rights.
- Provide an overview to the program, describing the program goals and objectives for client care.
- Provide the client with a description of the program rules, and client’s obligations and rights.
- Provide information about the program hours of operation.
Miller, Geri. “Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling.” 2nd ed.