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Substance-Related Disorders

Role of the Brain in Addiction

Select two models of addiction . Compare how each model addresses the brain changes (neurological effects) associated with using a substance (or gambling) to excess. (Note that the media pieces and optional articles may be helpful to aid your understanding of the role of the brain in addiction.) Consider the relative emphasis th

Models of Addiction and Current Treatment

Locate an article in the library written within the last five years that describes a specific treatment for an addictive disorder. Identify which model of addiction would be most consistent with that treatment approach. If no single model appears to help explain the assumptions about addiction underlying that treatment, select t

Difficulty in Overcoming Addictive Behavior

There are many definitions of abnormal behavior. They range from statistical approaches, to evaluative approaches. This is what the DSM states: A mental disorder is conceptualized as a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present distress (a painful

Models of Alcohol Addiction

According to the biological model of addiction why do some people become addicted? What do advocates of the learning model of addiction say why some people become addicted? Use scholarly sources to support your answers. Cite your sources with an APA format

Assessing and Treating Addictions

Counselors should use appropriate treatment strategies when working with clients experiencing addictions. Selected interventions should be appropriate to the needs of the client and be grounded in a theoretical and/or empirical basis. Therefore, counselors should carefully develop assessment and treatment plans to help them gath

Reviewing substance abuse by a client

Over the past decade, cases of substance use and abuse have appeared more prevalent in society. From the mental health perspective, research has shown an increase in cases of substance use and abuse, particularly with adolescents. This increase has prompted further investigation into adolescent risk and resilience factors, as we

Effect of Drug Use

I need a guide that will help me on this project. I want to do a project on alcohol as a substance. Alcohol is considered a drug and an addictive substance. I need to create a presentation including the following: Introduction Identify your Drug and Define its primary use in our Culture. Identify Rates of Use and Population

Substance and addiction

What if we look at 'who has the power'? In addiction the substance has the power and the person no longer has the power to choose. Certainly Amy Winehouse--is yet one more example-- and the many more we could mention are examples of addiction and sad ones at that. Many may have a time when they drink too much coffee or to

Addictions: SASSI-3 Face Valid Other Drugs Scale

What are the key findings and assertions from the article? Could you also help me discuss the population, assessment instrument (if applicable), and whether or not you think this is compelling research that would aid you as both a scholar and a practitioner? Also, are there any ethical concerns you might have regarding to the co

How Treatment Programs Use Assimilation Theory

At 16 years of age, Tony was arrested for a DUI as well as marijuana possession. His case was assessed and he was taken to juvenile detention. According to his juvenile justice probation officer, Tony has mentioned that drinking and marijuana wasn't a big deal and his parents partook in similar activities regularly. This mad

Rehabilitation for a Minor with a DUI and Possession Charge

Tony was a 16-year-old juvenile who was picked up for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana. He was evaluated and taken to juvenile detention. When speaking to the juvenile justice probation officer, Tony stated that drinking and marijuana was not a serious issue and that his parents did it all

Working with Diverse Populations

Working with special populations in any field can present challenges that require special competencies. This is particularly true in the substance abuse field. There are assessment and treatment approaches. In addition, specific demographic factors such as age, socioeconomic status, family composition, and parenting styles can i

AOD Treatment for Women

There are many issues related to women and AOD: (1) What role does gender play in the identification and treatment concerns for women? (2) What are the reasons that diverse populations mistrust the treatment system? (3) What would you recommend be done to counter the problem?

Cognitive-Social Learning/Relapse prevention

-What are the similarities/differences between cognitive-social learning model to the Cenaps model of relapse prevention? -What are the advantages of cognitive-social learning model when dealing with relapse prevention?

Five-Axis Diagnosis of Evelyn Case

(1) Briefly summarize the case study Explain your five-axis diagnosis. Provide specific supporting information for each axis. (2) Describe additional information that might be significant to the assessment, treatment, and welfare of the client. (3) Briefly describe the interventions you would recommend and explain why you woul

IMpact of Substance Abuse Counseling

Provide thoughts about the role one might like to take as an advocate and/or agent of social change within the field of substance abuse counseling.

Relapse Prevention Models

Provide a comparison (similarities and differences) of two relapse prevention models. Then, explain how each model might be applied in a substance abuse counseling setting, using specific examples.

Developing a Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention Plan

Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention Plan Develop a Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention Plan based on the case study Lisa. The plan must explain the choices that was made in plan be supported with scholarly references from the professional literature (e.g., Addictive Behaviors, Drug and Alcohol Review, Journal

Discussing Intervention Strategies

Provide an example of an article that illustrates the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender populations as related to substance abuse and/or addiction. Briefly describe at least two intervention strategies that might be used with this population, given those needs. Provide specific examples and explain how each interv

Cultural influence on substance abuse and addiction

Provide a comparison (similarities and differences) of the impact of two different cultures on substance abuse and/or addiction. Use specific examples to illustrate how elements of each culture may have an impact on particular aspects of substance abuse and/or addiction.

Co-occurring Disorders

Can you please discuss the key components within the disease model of addictive disorders and co-occurring disorders. What do you see as the strengths and limitations of this model? This response contains 300 words with scholarly references.

Alcohol Abuse Problem

Mr. Wilko is a 40-year-old salesperson with a wife and three teenage children. He has recently begun to have a beer at lunch and a few drinks after work to reduce his work-related stress. An economic downturn in the housing industry has reduced the need for new home appliances and his income and sales record has been affected. S

Available Drug Treatment Options

Discuss what employee assistance programs are and how they can help an employee struggling with drug addiction. Discuss one inpatient treatment program. Discuss one outpatient treatment program. Discuss treatment modalities offered by the programs (e.g., individual therapy, group therapy, psychotherapy). What are som

Marijuana: Dangers, DSM-IV, Strategies for Intervention

Cannabis may well be the most hotly debated drug, with some advocating for its legalization, others maintaining that it is a gateway to the so-called hard drugs. Argue the case for marijuana being a dangerous drug on its own merits (regardless of your personal view). Include dangers to the individual or society. Discuss t

Current Trends in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hallucinogens.

Search the Internet for current literature that outlines theories, approaches, strategies, and techniques shown to be effective when working with clients using hallucinogens. Write a detailed description of your findings. Cite the sources where you located the information. 300 words or more with scholarly references.

Concepts of Chemical Dependency

Please help with the following problem. What aspects of the clinical criteria used to identify an addiction might you change? Explain why and support your position with facts and other evidence.