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Substance-Related Disorders

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.

Severe Alcohol Dependence

I need help with this question: A new client describes a 20-year progression of drinking that has culminated in severe alcohol dependence. Your client drinks a case of beer each day and is experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not drinking. Your client has an extremely high tolerance for alcohol intake. - Describe how you

Community Treatment Program Aversion Therapy

Community Treatment Program Aversion Therapy utilizes conditioning as treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. Locate one peer-reviewed article on aversion therapy published within the past five years. The article should describe an original study using aversion therapy to treat alcohol and/or drug abuse. 1. Summarize th

Theories of Addiction, Treatment, and Prevention

Briefly describe the main theories regarding the etiology and treatment of addictive disorders, including strategies for prevention. Which of these theories fits most closely with your own ideas and assumptions about addictive disorders?

Intoxication, Abuse, and Dependence

Provide a brief definition of addiction. What are the similarities and differences in the levels of involvement in the following substance-related stages of addiction: use, intoxication, abuse, and dependence? Discuss why people continue to use substances, despite negative consequences.

Principles of Reinforcement and Reinforcement Contingencies

Locate and Review the Dodd, Glassman, Arthur, Webb, and Miller (2010) article regarding positive and negative consequences of excessive alcohol consumption among underage college students. Dodd, V., Glassman, T., Arthur, A., Webb, M., & Miller, M. (2010). Based on the (Principles of Reinforcement and Reinforcement Continge

Substance Abuse Case Study

Steven and Joan are the parents of two children, Jessica (14) and Jeremy (12). Steven and Joan are both recovering substance abusers, and they met while at treatment eighteen years ago. Both had parents who were substance abusers. They attend meetings, and both are active in the recovery community. Steven works as a retail store

Examine pharmacology.

Demonstrate your current understanding of stimulant abuse. You may focus on amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, caffeine, or nicotine. Include in your reflection myths you may have held to be true, facts you have learned, and things you might like to see happen in regard to human beings' love affair with stimulants.

Case Study Jack: Theories of Counseling Related to Addiction Treatment

Please choose and identify two models and/or theories that would most likely be used for this case, why you chose them, how each of the two models and/or theories you selected apply to the case study, how each might address the issues presented in the case study from a counseling standpoint, then analyze the strengths and weakne

physical-dependence theory of addiction with positive-incentive

Compare the physical-dependence theory of addiction with the positive-incentive theory of addiction. Discuss the factors that are hypothesized to maintain early bouts of drug administration and that maintain long-term drug consumption. List references.

Norm-Referenced Assessment

An important aspect of using a norm-referenced assessment is the degree to which the norming group is representative of the target population to be assessed. Examine reviews available for the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI-3) in the Mental Measurements Yearbook and evaluate the degree to which it would be appr

Treatment plan for a case study.

Treatment Plan. This component will incorporate concepts and approaches along the continuum of care for addiction or compulsive behaviors, as well as the selected treatment modality which is in the attached case study document. Treatment plan will contain the following: Client identifying information and client consent to

Drug Treatment Options

-Identify at least one inpatient treatment program and one outpatient treatment program and compare them. I need help with comparing the bullets below within the programs chosen: ï Treatment modalities used by the programs ïi. Populations served I chose two programs for inpatient and two programs for outpatient. The

Alcohol Case study

Briefly summarize the case you selected. Explain your five-axis diagnosis. Provide specific supporting information for each axis. Describe additional information that might be significant to the assessment, treatment, and welfare of the client and intervention. Client brought into the detoxification unit of a local coun

Behavior change

I have met countless alcoholics who have been in therapy and AA for years, and really seem to have gotten good insight into the root of their problem, yet their drinking behavior does not change. What do you think about this? Does insight necessarily lead to behavior change?

The definition of addiction

In its original form, the term "addiction" referred to substances only, where biochemical changes, tolerance and withdrawal effects could easily be measured. As the usage has spread to behaviors (internet, sex, spending, etc.), the meaning has become more fuzzy. On the subject of internet use, do we just use the familiar definit

substance dependence disorder

Question: What is addiction? How do you know when someone has an substance abuse or substance dependence disorder? What is the difference among use, abuse, and dependence?

Article review on attitudes toward addiction and recovery in New Jersey

Article review on attitudes toward addiction and recovery in New Jersey 1) Define the problem outlined in the article. 2) Describe the issues related to the problem addressed by the article. 3) Consider the implications of the article to employees, employers and society. a) What are the ramifications if

Substance Abuse

Outlined the various aspects of the theoretical viewpoints on substance abuse, on pp. 300-304 in the text, with which you agree: sociocultural, psychodynamic, behavioral/cognitive, or biological. Rationale was provided.

Binge Drinking

I need help with the following questions: a. Where is binge drinking most prominent? b. Who is at risk for binge drinking? Provide references please. Thank you.

Influences on Addiction and Dependence

Define drug abuse, addiction and dependence. What character traits are most associated with these terms? What role does our cultural and societal structures play in perpetuating drug abuse? If you had the power and opportunity to help solve these problems, what solutions or programs would you develop? In answering this mus