Medications pharmacotherapy used as adjuncts to counseling techniques and biopsychosocial, educational, and spiritual therapies are an increasingly important part of a comprehensive treatment approach for alcohol dependence. Expanding knowledge of how medications may interact with and complement counseling will help the addiction counseling community optimally coordinate care of patients with other treatment providers. Thus, this article series not only provides the latest efficacy and safety data on these medications, it also explores how we can build better relationships among addiction professionals and medication prescribers.
Coordinated Care Systems Macro Case Mapledale School System Prevention Case They have lived in the U. He worked as a machine worker in a factory for five years before being recently "laid off.
Olivares works as a housekeeper for a family. Olivares complains that his wife has recently started "to nag" him about his drinking.
He admits that during the last few months he has increased his intake of alcohol, but denies that this is a problem for him, as he drinks "only on the weekends, and never during the week.
Case study – Drugs and alcohol 1 About Birmingham Birmingham is the largest city outside London. It has a population of over a million. Case Study on the Excessive Use of Marijuana and Alcohol in Teenagers Problem Excessive use of marijuana and alcohol, especially within the last 2 years. "Kurt" began drinking and using marijuana at age 14 and by age 15 referred to the usage as "heavy". Alcohol and Drug Abuse Alcohol is a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent. (Online Dictionary) Although it is legal in the United States it is still illegal to those who aren’t twenty one years of .
Olivares and his wife speak of the difficulties they experience in living in the U. Neither speaks much English. Olivares admits to being quite worried about his previous lay off, adding that he didn't want to "let the family down" in his responsibilities.
As a result, he works long days in order to make ends meet. His weekend drinking is, for him, his way of relaxing, which he feels that he deserves. Identify and sort through the relevant facts presented by the Olivares. Identify the problems, issues, concerns that arise with the Olivares.
How would you classify Mr. Identify the positive and strengths aspects of the Olivares' situation. Analyze the issues in terms of knowledge presented in the training modules.
Use training materials to develop a list of options and an initial plan of action for social work intervention with the Olivares. Identify any additional information, research knowledge, and resources that are needed to develop and select options; identify ways to gather what you need; gather what you can.
Develop a strategy for social work practice with the Olivares.
Be sure that you have a concrete and specific strategy for how you would address alcohol-related issues with the Olivares. Consider what kinds of reactions you might expect from each of the Olivares, and develop a plan for how to respond to them.
What kinds of referrals in your practice community would you make and why? What are the intervention goals? Does the Olivares' original nationality matter to the case? Discuss implications for community intervention, prevention planning, social policy reform, and advocacy that are associated with the Olivares' situation.
CASEY Casey, a year-old Caucasian woman, is seeking counseling for anxiety and depression that she attributes to problems in her current relationship. She and her partner have been having an increasing number of arguments recently, typically about Casey's behavior when they go out and about Casey drinking too much.
In response to questions about her use of substances, Casey describes herself as a "social drinker. She began drinking regularly times per week and heavily to intoxication at the age of 13, usually in the company of an older cousin or school friends.
She continued this pattern through high school but cut back during her first two years of college due to lack of money to buy alcohol and more difficult access. During her junior and senior years, Casey "came out" as a lesbian to her parents and family. She also resumed drinking heavily. After graduation from college, Casey and her partner of 3 years Angie, age 24 moved into an apartment together, as both began working full-time.
Casey and Angie are "out" at work and with both families of origin. Casey reports that they both decreased their drinking at this point, due to concerns about their finances and interest in starting their new careers. Both partners gradually increased the frequency and quantity of their drinking, as they became involved with a social group of older late 30's lesbians and began routinely going to a gay bar.
Identify and sort through the relevant facts presented by Casey. Identify the problems, issues, concerns that arise in Casey's situation.
How would you classify Casey's drinking? Identify the positive and strengths aspects of Casey's situation 4. Use training materials to develop a list of options and an initial plan of action for intervention with Casey. Who should be included in your work with Casey, and why? Develop a strategy for social work practice with Casey.
Be sure that you have a concrete and specific strategy for how you would address alcohol-related issues with Casey.Three articles on girls aged who died taking drugs/alcohol. Quite shocking and upsetting, but gets the pupils discussing the dangers of alcohol/5(2).
Developed by faculty at leading medical universities, these patient case study materials encourage sound opioid prescribing practices and discussion, problem-based learning, and skills-based practice related to the identification and . This case study presents a currently sober mid-thirties male with a history of lifelong alcohol use and a family history of alcoholism.
Therapy was initiated for the. Random drug and alcohol testing is a vital part of a drug-free workplace policy as it helps ensure drivers comply with the drug-free standard of Kings work environment during their employment. Even with this regime of testing, Kings does have drivers who have displayed non-negative results to either alcohol or drugs.
This study used a “case-control” design to estimate the risk of crashes involving drivers using drugs, alcohol or both. Data was collected in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for 20 months.
Each case involves the integration of content across modules, and may be revisited throughout the course of training. The cases present issues encountered in social work practice related to the prevention and treatment of alcohol use disorders.