Running head: SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
Substance use Disorder
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
Substance use disorder is the dependence on drugs and alcohol among other substances.
When the substance use influences the behavior of a person, he or she has a substance use
disorder. Substance use disorder leads to change in the brain. This affects the functioning of an
individual in the process. This happens through a change in brain circuit affecting the limbic
system responses. According to DSM-5, substance use disorders are classifiable into ten
categories. These categories include mild, moderate and severe use of the substance. Substance
use leads to behavioral change, impaired control, and social impairment among others (Douaihy,
and Daley, 2014). This affects the patient in a significant way. This paper focuses on the user
client with behaviors that suggest that he is suffering from substance use disorder.
The client, as indicated in the video shows some elements of impairment in the daily life
of an individual. For example, the client spends much of his time on computers, talking on
phone, and texting. Additionally, the patient also avoids eating. According to the case study in
the video, the client hanged with older people than h...