A 26-year-old client is in a treatment center for aprazolam (Xanax) abuse and continues to manifest moderate levels of anxiety 3 weeks into the rehabilitation program, often requesting medication for "his nerves." Included in the client's plan of care is to identify alternate methods of coping with stress and anxiety other than use of medication. After intervening with assistance in stress reduction techniques, identifying feelings and past coping, the nurse evaluates the outcome as being met if:
Client promises that he will not abuse aprazolam after discharge
Client demonstrates use of exercise or physical activity to handle nervous energy following conflicts of everyday life
Client is able to verbalize effects of substance abuse on the body
Client has remained substance free during hospitalization and is discharged
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