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Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention Plan : Lisa

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 of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse). APA format.

The plan should include all of the following sections:
1. Substances abused and implications of abuse
2. Biological predispositions
3. Family considerations
4. Cultural considerations
5. Therapy model
6. Assessment and diagnosis
7. Treatment plan and intervention strategies
8. Ethical and legal considerations

Case Summary
Lisa's case has forensic underpinnings, she is facing the possibility of losing custody of her twin boys (8 years old) because of a violent attack she launched against her live-in boyfriend where she pulled a knife on him and tried to kill him after an alcohol and methamphetamine abuse-fuelled night. While she left the house frustrated because she was unable to harm him as he managed to lock himself inside a bedroom - she was arrested for DUI by the police whom her boyfriend called to report her attempt at his life. This events and the uncovering of her history of substance abuse has more than likely led to the welfare and human services agency to question her ability to look after her children. Upon interview, she shares that when she feels rage, she blacks out sometimes for minutes, at times for hours. In these episodes, she hears the voice of her deceased father who was a drug addict and who was abusive to her mother and their entire family. Her father raised her to be 'tough' and bet on her and her cousins when they were 'trained' in the backyard - Lisa would be pitted to fight against her brothers & cousins to 'toughen' her up so that she can, in her father's mind, learn to survive. Growing up in poverty on the west side of San Antonio, she was exposed early to drugs and (marijuana, cocaine, heroin) alcohol from as early as 12. She is unable to correlate her poverty, rage-blackouts and dangerous behavior to her substance abuse. She is seeking counselling help due to the advice of her lawyer to help her out in her child-custody case.

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Dear Student,
In this particular task, you are being asked to present a comprehensive case review. Here, the focus should not be about length but about how comprehensive your paper is, so that you touch on important key points. The difference here is that this case is your final project - this means that you will need to show understanding of your subject matter but also skills of writing, presentation and referencing. The outline is already given to you. I suggest using this but also being aware of the necessary word-count so that you don't go over with unnecessary narratives:

1. Quick Summary of the Case (I've included this in the question as well for ease-of-reference for students accessing this post) - 100 words
2. Introduction to the purpose of the paper - 100 words
3. Substances abused and implications of abuse - 150 words
4. Biological predispositions - 150 words
5. Family considerations - 150 words
6. Cultural considerations - 150 words
7. Therapy model - 150 words
8. Assessment and diagnosis - 150 words
9. Treatment plan and intervention strategies - 150 words
10. Ethical and legal considerations - 150 words
11. Word Count & References

This should yield around 1,400 words or more which is what I think you need in this case. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.

Sincerely,
AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Quick Case Summary

Lisa's case has forensic underpinnings, she is facing the possibility of losing custody of her twin boys (8 years old) because of a violent attack she launched against her live-in boyfriend where she pulled a knife on him and tried to kill him after an alcohol and methamphetamine abuse-fuelled night. While she left the house frustrated because she was unable to harm him as he managed to lock himself inside a bedroom - she was arrested for DUI by the police whom her boyfriend called to report her attempt at his life. This events and the uncovering of her history of substance abuse has more than likely led to the welfare and human services agency to question her ability to look after her children. Upon interview, she shares that when she feels rage, she blacks out sometimes for minutes, at times for hours. In these episodes, she hears the voice of her deceased father who was a drug addict and who was abusive to her mother and their entire family. Her father raised her to be 'tough' and bet on her and her cousins when they were 'trained' in the backyard - Lisa would be pitted to fight against her brothers & cousins to 'toughen' her up so that she can, in her father's mind, learn to survive. Growing up in poverty on the west side of San Antonio, she was exposed early to drugs and (marijuana, cocaine, heroin) alcohol from as early as 12. She is unable to correlate her poverty, rage-blackouts and dangerous behavior to her substance abuse. She is seeking counselling help due to the advice of her lawyer to help her out in her child-custody case.

About the Paper

This particular paper is about developing a substance abuse assessment and intervention plan for Lisa. If Lisa has any chance in keeping her children, she must prove that she can walk away from drug abuse and reform from her behavior. What is most serious however is her uncontrollable rage - one in which she loses consciousness of her behavior especially since these behavior-blackouts often result in violent outbursts on her part. The US court system has to always decide for the best interests of the child (Broemmel, 2011) and that these factors include "the type or types of drugs used by the parent, the length of time the parent abuses mind altering substances and whether the parent abused drugs in the past." The legal implications to custody and visitation/parental rights are huge with ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of putting together a substance abuse assessment and intervention plan based on the case of Lisa (see problem) based on the listed sections deemed necessary for the task. An outline is suggested and a comprehensive narrative to help with this is provided. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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