Title:Treating Addiction: A Guide
Author:Miller, W. R., Forcehimes,
A. A., andZweben, A.
Physical text or Digital Book:Digital, VitalSource Interactive
W.R., Forcehimes, A.A., & Zweben, A. (2011). Treating addiction: A guide
professionals.New York, NY: Guilford.
For this graded activity, you will use
the case scenario of Don, used in the Discussion Board.
Don’s Scenario: Don had been consuming
alcohol for 15 years. He started with one drink after work with his friends.
Over the years, what started with one drink, has led to hours of drinking with
his friends and then to drinking alone after work. He worked as a skilled
laborer when he could; however, his income was so low and sporadic that he
could no longer pay his credit card bills and had no money in his checking
account. Don's wife had left with the children 10 years ago; she and the
children had given up on Don. However, Don had a good friend who had just moved
back into town and who wanted to help. His name was Jack and he had known Don
since grade school.
Since the intake (from which the
Discussion Board information was compiled), you have gathered the following
Don’s father also drank heavily on a
daily basis. Don does not view his father’s drinking as problematic because his
dad “went to work every day.”
You have administered the Addiction
Severity Index and the results indicate that Don has had significant
difficulties in the areas of employment problems (prior to his sporadic skilled
laborer work, he was fired from two jobs and laid off from one), family
relations (in addition to his wife and children leaving, he is also estranged
from his family of origin), and psychiatric (Don expresses anxiety on more days
of the month than not and states that this is particularly true when he is not
Don has significant work history in the
area of construction and enjoys this line of work. At his most recent full time
job, he was about to be promoted to supervisor, but was denied this promotion
due to a failed urine screen (urine analysis). A subsequent failed urine screen
resulted in his termination from that position.
Although Don does not have medical
insurance, he recently qualified for state medical assistance. This program
will pay for an outpatient treatment program (it will not pay for any higher
level of care and he does not have funds to cover anything additional).
You administered the SOCRATES which
revealed that Don is in the contemplation stage of change and may be close to
the preparation stage.
Based on this additional information,
design a treatment plan for Don. The facility at which you work uses the form
in the template below. Use this form to complete your information (attached).
is on topic and demonstrates understanding of material covered by the
makes at least one direct reference to the unit material, text, or other
academic source and includes the citation(s)/reference(s) to the source(s)
using APA format.
is clearly written using Standard American
English including correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and complete
sentences and paragraphs, and is free of typographical errors.Length
requirements are met.