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Gregory started to use alcohol because of his anxiety. After a while, he started to use more often. He is married and has 3 kids. Over time he began using alcohol to help his anxiety in his social, work, and at other such events. One of his co-workers became suspicious that he was drinking at work and on his way home from work he had gotten pulled over. At this point he realized he needed help.

Summarize the history and usefulness of the four major contemporary treatment modalities (crisis intervention, individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling).

Evaluate Gregory's dual diagnosis (also referred to as co-occurring disorders) and the implications for counseling. Keep the following questions in mind:
Describe the meaning of dual diagnosis and how it impacts counseling.
Classify Gregory's primary and secondary diagnosis.
Analyze the implications in treating a secondary diagnosis.

Evaluate the limitations for an alcohol and drug counselor when treating diagnoses other than those related to substance abuse. Describe the circumstances where the four treatment modalities might be useful in a dual diagnosis.

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Gregory started to use alcohol because of his anxiety. After awhile he started to use more often. He is married and has 3 kids. Over time he began using alcohol to help his anxiety in his social, work and at other such events. One of his co-workers became suspicious that he was drinking at work and on his way home from work he had gotten pulled over. He, at this point realized he needed help.

Summarize the history and usefulness of the four major contemporary treatment modalities (crisis intervention, individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling).

Evaluate Gregory's dual diagnosis (also referred to as co-occurring disorders) and the implications for counseling. Keep the following questions in mind:
Describe the meaning of dual diagnosis and how it impacts counseling.

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