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LASA 1—Gregory’s Treatment

People that abuse substances have individual reasons for what first drove them to begin using these substances in the first place. Some clients started using them through experimentation, peer pressure, or curiosity. However, many users began using substances as a way of dealing with other issues in their lives, such as depression, anxiety, weight loss, or other physical or mental disorders. In still other cases, mental and physical disorders may result in response to chronic substance abuse. In these cases, it is important to determine what the co-occurring disorder is, as well as the substance abuse problem, in order to determine the best course of treatment.

Read the following scenario and then respond to the questions that follow:

You are a substance abuse counselor. Gregory, your new client, has come to you for help with his alcohol use problem. Gregory is married with three children and works as a sales representative for a large corporation in the city. In your first meeting with Gregory, you discover that his drinking began as a way to alleviate the anxiety he felt in social situations. Over time, Gregory began using alcohol more often. He found that every time he used alcohol, his anxiety lifted and he was able to be more at ease during work, out with colleagues, and at other such public events. Over time, Gregory realized he needed more alcohol than before to get the same anxiety relieving effects.
Two weeks ago, one of Gregory’s coworkers became suspicious that Gregory was drinking at work. That same day, while Gregory was driving home from work, he was pulled over by the police. He passed the field sobriety test and the officer let him off with a warning. These two events served as a wake-up call for Gregory as he realized his alcohol use may be beyond his control.
Gregory has made an appointment with you because he sincerely wants to curtail his alcohol use.

To help Gregory achieve his goals, write a paper that analyzes the components of his scenario. In your paper, ensure that you include the following information:

  • Summarize the history and usefulness of the four major contemporary treatment modalities (crisis intervention, individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling).
  • Evaluate Gregory’s dual diagnosis (also referred to as “co-occurring disorders”) and the implications for counseling. Keep the following questions in mind:
    • Describe the meaning of dual diagnosis and how it impacts counseling.
    • Classify Gregory’s primary and secondary diagnoses.
    • Analyze the implications in treating a secondary diagnosis.
  • Evaluate the limitations for an alcohol and drug counselor when treating diagnoses other than those related to substance abuse. Describe the circumstances where the four treatment modalities might be useful in a dual diagnosis.
  • Recommend at least one treatment modality for Gregory and explain your recommendation using at least two scholarly references.

Write a 4–5-page paper in Word format. Use scholarly resources, including your textbook, to support your ideas. Your paper must be in Word format and include a title page and reference page in addition to the 4-5-pages of content. Apply APA 6th edition standards to the format of the paper, and the citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.

By Wednesday, March 29, 2017, deliver your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Summarize the history and usefulness of the four major contemporary treatment modalities (crisis intervention, individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling).

24

Evaluate dual diagnosis and the implications for counseling. Include a description of what dual diagnosis means and how it impacts counseling.

28

Classify Gregory’s primary and secondary diagnoses.

16

Analyze the implications in treating a secondary diagnosis.

20

Evaluate the limitations for an alcohol and drug counselor treating diagnoses other than those related to substance abuse.

28

Describe in what different circumstances (related to dual diagnosis), the four treatment modalities might be useful.

24

Recommend at least one treatment modality for Gregory and explain the recommendation.

16

Presentation Components:
Organization (12)
Style (4)
Usage and Mechanics (12)
APA Elements (16)

44

Total:

200

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Running head: GREGORY TREATMENT

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Gregory Treatment
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GREGORY TREATMENT

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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...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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