Client comes to treatment because she has been mandated by the court to receive services for her drug and alcohol usage. Client self-reports an extensive history of drug and alcohol usage, as well as, issues with controlling and maintaining her anger. Client is more concerned with her anger issues then her drug and alcohol usage. Client feels that if she can control her anger then she will not have to turn to drugs and alcohol. Client appears to be self-medicating with drugs and alcohol.
Plan - The counselor Interventions until next review: Client is to continue current level of treatment to fulfill the court requirement. Counselor will work closely with the probation officer to help the client to complete his treatment successfully. Counselor will continue to motivate and educate to address alcohol use disorder and support remission and long-term
Contact between an addictions counsellor and a client is usually initiated by the client referring him/her self, an outside agency refers them, family physician or the addictions counsellor initiates contact through outreach or other agencies. Assessment can be seen as the beginning of treatment and it becomes an opportunity to encourage the client to begin to move towards change. The initial assessment involves a mutual investigation and exploration between the client
It should be noticed that in the recent few decades, the science developed at an astonishing pace, and the problem of substance abuse cause a huge public concern. Currently, substance abuse has already become a pandemic around the world. It costs individuals substantially, and it of their family as a whole. It is essential for the society to help those people who struggle with drug addiction to get rid of their pain and get back their health and balance life. Therefore, I understand the substance abuse is a tough area, and people who are struggling with addiction really need help. During the course of the interview, I
A broad range of medical and psychological therapies is currently available for people who struggle with substance addictions. The scientific community is working on evaluation of various treatments to determine which strategies offer the best chances of successful outcome. People who need treatment for alcoholism and drug use are very diverse group. Addiction is a disorder that requires an individual case approach; therefore, different ways to
The counselor met with the patient for her scheduled Addiction Severity Index assessment. The patient is a 54 year old black male. The patient states he is single with no children. He report currently lives with sister in law of his decease brother. The patient reports having a 14 years of education however no degree. The patient report receiving disability for mental health disorder. The patient reports he is currently not on probation. The patient reports he last use Cannabis 7/17/15 and started using at the age of 13 and smokes 3 to 4 times a week at least 2 joints. He also report using Alcohol 7/20/15 a 40oz beer and usually drank a couple a day. The patient denies any issues with HI/SI. Patient also reports he is taking his medication as prescribed. The patient appear to be in the pre-contemplation stage of change. The patient next scheduled individual session with the counselor is on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 02:30p
The client met with his counselor on 05/06/2017 for his one on one session to discuss his treatment plan goals. the client has been on track with his goals and is working on his second step. the client discuss one of the things that his currently working on and that is acceptance. the client explained that he is having a hard time acceptance certain situations and things that happen in his life, and most of the time it result in him resulting to using drugs. the client as well talked about being disappointed in himself for relapsing after two years of being sober. the client reported that he didn't use the tools that were given to him from his last his was in the program, getting a sponsor and learning coping skills. the client reported that
Long term, it is much easier and cheaper to perform preventive health care than to try to manage acute and/ or chronic diseases. All at risk individuals should be given education on the dangers of developing a substance abuse problem, emphasizing that it can happen to anyone- young or old, rich or poor, etc. Health care providers need to address the supposed invincibility commonly associated with those who excessive drink alcohol or use drugs. These individuals are not quite as invincible nor do most have everything as under control as they may think. Although many may know the dangers, it is important to explain that the negative health impacts may not be noticeable right away, but the damage is still being done. Additionally, these at risk patients should work with social workers or case management to set up referrals to substance abuse cessation programs within the
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse provides guidelines and recommendations to healthcare providers in terms of how to screen for an addiction. Opioid addiction is screened primarily through patient interviews involving both specific and open ended questions about their lifestyle, mood, and drug use. A psychiatric exam may also be administered to look for psychological factors indicating an addiction such as depression, anxiety, and other psychological symptoms related to addiction and withdrawal. Withdrawal is evaluated by gradually taking a patient off opioids and if symptoms of withdrawal are found the severity of the withdrawal itself is then evaluated.2 If a patient is diagnosed with an addiction to opioids then the transition to tertiary prevention, or treatment will occur. However, treatment will only occur if early detection and screening techniques are utilized fully by healthcare provider otherwise it is likely an overdose will kill the opioid
Client was considered to be in semi-compliance with treatment during this reporting period. Client attended two secheduled groups with two absences. UA were negative for all tested substances. Client reported participating in self-help meeting regularly; verification was provided. Treatment attendance needs to be improved in 30 days.
Met with client for ISP review and to discuss treatment progress. Client appeared to be stable and engaged in the conversation. Client reported that she completed the FAFSA and is planning to go to Everette Community College in the summer. Client reported no use of substances. Client reported coping with temptation by walking away from the situations. Client was reminded that her relapse potential was moderate to high at this time and that she thus would be cautioned to avoid any unintended consequences; with help and support from treatment and her family, client would make his treatment a success. Reviewed ISP in Dim.5 dated 11/29/17, reported completion on approach C, but was unable to identify which peer pressure could be positive (approach
Problem # 5 Illicit opiate use Goal(s): to be free from illicit drugs. Status: Active Objectives/Progress: Pt. has struggled with continued use of illicit drugs (marijuana, opiates and amphetamines) and his last quarter UDS reflect a pattern of heavy substance use. Pt. was encouraged to work with the medical staff to achieve a stable dosing level. Pt. is regularly taking his medication as prescribed by AMS Doctor and he stated his current prescribed methadone 90 mg is working "well". During the last quarter, Pt. made progress on developing a therapeutic relationship with his new AMS counselor for the upcoming quarter. Also, Counselor focused therapy session on establishing rapport and building trust with him. Pt. is currently in the contemplation stage of change because he more open to receiving information about his negative habits and willing to use educational interventions which he agreed with this assessment. Pt. was reinforced for any statement that reflected acceptance of his chemical dependence and acknowledgment of the negative consequences that opiates has had on his life. During the upcoming quarter, Counselor will assist Pt. to discuss and weigh the pros and cons of continuing his addictive
Addiction treatment is a complex and paradoxical issue. Despite the fact that most of the medical and academic institutions define addiction as a chronic brain disease, it is too often treated on an acute basis. Chronic conditions are defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as requiring ongoing management over a period of years or decades and cover a wide range of health problems. The goals of chronic care are not to cure, but to enhance functional status, minimize distressing symptoms, prolong life through secondary prevention and enhance quality of life.
When developing a treatment plan for any complex case, it is critical to consider any factors that contribute to the client’s situation. One must generate a plan of action that will support the client appropriately and yet not be overwhelming. It often takes a long time for a client to come to terms that they need help. For many, seeking mental health services can be both a daunting and intimidating laden with feelings of failure and disappointment.
Drug and alcohol addiction is a very serious and widespread problem in America, and across the globe. Drug addiction is a constant craving, seeking, and using of a substance, despite the negative consequences it may have on the addict or those around them. When drug use becomes more frequent, it is considered drug abuse. Once an individual’s drug abuse is can no longer be controlled, and they are using the drug to get through everyday life, it beomes an addiction. A person on drugs has an altered way of thinking, behaving, and perceiving. There are treatment facilities all over the world dedicated to help those suffering with drug addictions. All