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Running head: GREGORY TREATMENT
Substance abuse, which is also known as drug abuse is the use of the drug in an amount
that will remain harmful to themselves or others and it may lead to a substance related disorder.
In the case of Gregory, he is addicted to the usage of alcohol to release anxiety. The behavior
started or began as a way of alleviating the anxiety he felt in the social situation. Therefore, due
to increased usage of alcohol, it is importance for Gregory to be assessed by substance abuse
counselor since he is in need of curtailing the usage of alcohol for the benefits of himself, the
family and at the same time, the society.
Treatment modality is the means through which there can be the relieve pain, improve
circulation and at the same time, helps in medication in conjunction with the multiple procedures
required in the treatment of abuse of drugs in individuals. The primary contemporary treatment
modalities include crisis intervention, individual counseling, group counseling and family
counseling. These methods are much relevant treatment modalities, and they can be helped in
addressing the case of Gregory (McLellan, Luborsky & Druley, 2003).
Crisis intervention is immediate and at the same time, short- term psychological care that
is aimed at assisting people to be in a position of restoring their initial functioning. This form of
intervention is much useful since it has the capacity of reducing the potential long- term
psychological trauma in future. Therefore, the need of crisis intervention is to be able to increase
the stabilization and enable the individual to return to their usual functioning. Theref...