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How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?
Addiction counselors must be very detail oriented, especially in matters surrounding patient documentation. Talk to the interviewer about your level of attentiveness when it comes to details on the job.
Answer examples
"My co-workers would describe my attention to detail as very strong. I can very easily point out spelling discrepancies in communication and will notice the small things. I think big-picture as well but have always had a knack for details."
Entry Level answer example
"My attention to detail is a point that I have been working on a lot this past year. I am meticulous but, in the past, have pushed my documentation back a little bit. It's something I am conscious of and continually working on."
Experienced answer example
"I can't necessarily speak for them, but I think they would say that I have a pretty typical attention to detail. I make mistakes, but I usually catch them before passing my work on to intended recipient."

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User-Submitted Answers

How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?
Separating one's self from is imperative. Though these events are tremendously sad, they are also not something we can take personally. Adolescents often live with an air of invisibility; these thoughts can easily lead to overdoses.
It has to be difficult, but I would remind myself of everything I did right rather than everything I did not do.
Sometimes an overdose can be rock bottom for clients and the thing they need to make them realize they have to chose between staying out and face the strong possibility of dying or getting clean and learning to live. In the event the client does not survive the OD you grieve and recognize more than ever that you are dealing with disease none are immune from and share that experience to try and reach others.
Call 911 immediatley, implent CPR it patient has stopped breathing, and if an opitate overdose, administer Narcan immediately if on site.
Allow him or her to talk. Find understanding and be firm.
By working to gather with a plan for a better future.
Being patient and kind, and offering firm support to keep moving forward with recovery.
I would first remove myself emotionally from the situation because If I let it get to me I won't think clearly and will not be able to help the patient properly. I would then remind them of the time they spent sober and try to build on positivity and their strengths.
Understanding, Patience, Perseverance.
As in dying? I guess it would be sad. I would debrief with my coworker and supervisor. Give myself time to mourn and grieve. Mb fall back on my spirituality and art.
When I come to work provide the best services I can. If a young person overdoses, I know I did the best I could.
Realize that they are sick and they are not in their right state of mind. That the drug has control. Never punishing the client for what they have done, just need to start over again.
The same that I do with all patients.
Help them see that they are just beginning life, or have a lot more to live for then what they are able to see at the time.
Being from Chicago and working with children, its saddening for me, simply because they needed help and maybe our services was too late or I may feel something else could have prevented this, but it does happen.
Being from Chicago and working with children, its saddening for me, simply because they needed help and maybe our services was too late or I may feel something else could have prevented this, but it does happen.
I have never faced that situation. Encourage counselling/debriefing to discuss the situation if need be.
Calmly unbiased and caringly.
No judgement towards the client just meet them where they are at in their addiction reality therapy.
Keeping calm and not panic assessing them.
I practice self care and know that these things happen. I might seek therapy depending on how severely it impacts me.
Be sensitive to what they have been through, but also gave them the space to talk about what led up to taking the overdose a plan in place including if needed a referral to try and help the clint to stay safe from one meeting to the next.
Stay calm, take care of myself.
I would be able to cope with a patient that overdoses if I follow all steps to assist patient accordingly.
I cope with it my making the best possible effort to educate clts on what ways to avoid overdose as well as understaing that oversdose will and can occur in tx.