Addiction Counseling Sharon Allen Liberty University Abstract In the latest research on, alcoholism, the American Psychological Association regard it as culturally neutral. So it’s important that when the client is being treated for this disease that the counselor does it without regard for their race or ethnicity. As the population diversity grow, the way the counselor treat this disorder had to change. Different racial background would encountered issues of the treatment. There are so many negative emotions that contribute to this disease such as parental alcoholism, self-esteem, peer pressure, stress, trauma and mental health issues.
As nutritionist it was their duty to hold a brief intervention and bring attention to their alcohol consumption habits and the harmful consequences of consuming alcohol prenatally (O’Connor & Whaley, 2007). Brief Intervention’s main focus is on raising awareness about alcohol and substance abuse all while motivating mothers to change their behaviors. The effectiveness and little cost rate of Brief Intervention make it a great replacement solution because it quickly motivates substance abusers to change their drinking behaviors. Prior in the intervention 54% had no more than one drink, while 21% had no more than 2, and 25% drank three or more in one setting(O’Connor & Whaley, 2007). However, by the third trimester 95% of these women had not consumed a drink, which makes a significant decrease in FAS(O’Connor & Whaley, 2007).
Often in the real world situations like this, the patients presents exactly the same, however it is a rare treat to already know how they had been acting prior to collapsing and the exact medications they are taking. With or without this information, the content and priority of data collection and interventions remains basically the same. Key Immediate Assessments and Prioritization In my experience I have learned that when a patient is in respiratory distress, you must be selective about which questions to you use up time asking and. You must also perform the assessments that can be performed more completely in an alert patient since with respiratory distress as patient will quickly become fatigued leading to extreme difficulty speaking or even loss of consciousness. First off, the basic yet crucial vital signs including oxygen saturation, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, respiratory rate must be obtained as well as a bedside glucose
Deciding if she is a danger to herself or to others, is a priority factor. Learning if their other mental illnesses or ailments that might need to be referred out, to address the need for possible medications. There is one thing that I personally feel is very important for anyone that is in the process of getting sober. That is time to get drugs out of their system in an environment that allows for absolutely, no responsibility or stress, at least for the first 1-3 weeks, besides sessions with
We will let her know that there is an open line of communication so if she ever feels uncomfortable or needs assistance on something that she does not feel knowledgeable or confident about then she can always go to a supervisor’s office. She will also be offered personal therapy to make her feel more comfortable and confident in her own sessions. Personal therapy should help benefit her in her personal and professional life (Oteiza 2010). Her personal therapy sessions should help her become more comfortable working with families instead of just children. Janice is a great part of this agency and after she completes some personal therapy and the policies are reviewed and enforced that records must be submitted in a
Mrs T suffers from Headaches and is prescribed medication for this on an ‘as and when required basis’. Mrs T is alert and aware when she has headaches and will express her need for this medication independently. Although Mrs T can express her immediate needs her Dementia has affected her long and short term memory. Mrs T does not have capacity and an assessment has been completed. It had been reported to the Manager by a member of staff that she had witnessed another member of staff speaking to Mrs T inappropriately and had refused to give Mrs T medication which she had requested for her headaches and had concerns regarding this conduct.
It was also agreed that there would be no fee for the therapy. Having interviewed DE and assessed the information in the Initial Consultation Form (annexe A), I am totally satisfied that there are no presiding medical or ethical issues. We discussed the possibility of DE approaching her doctor for advice to stop smoking, but she stated that she had already done this several times, and she no longer had any confidence in the techniques he was recommending. DE is keen to try hypnotherapy to become a non-smoker, as several of her friends have been successful in trying this route. We agreed to complete one session of hypnotherapy which would last up to 2 hours, in total, using the guidelines taught to me by my tutor.
Since Sarah is feeling this way, it is now my responsibility to motivate her to change her substance use and mental illness management behaviors. The key point for me to remember is to stay focused on motivating Sarah and not allow my morals and values enforce her change. I need to make sure that Sarah is carefully examining all available information on her mental illness and substance use. This means discussing with Sarah what she already knows and what else she is gaining about the effects of substance use in her daily life. In talking with Sarah, I found out that Sarah has some goals she would like to achieve and in this stage it is important that I assist her in learning how to achieve her goals.
Relapsing addicts need a more effective therapy to help overcome addiction problem once and for all. Dealing with past anger and forgiving the people who have driven the addicts to addiction is an excellent method to pursue. The authors indicated their research is the first of its kind specifying the uniqueness of the problem. Even though the study has several mistakes, the identifying problem should inspire additional research. Most rehabilitation centers use therapy to overcome drug and alcohol addictions, not the underlying cause of the addictions.
One treatment option is detoxification. Detoxification is the process of safely getting alcohol out of your system. Another form of treatment is counseling. I believe that counseling needs to be included in any form of treatment because the learned behaviors need to be replaced with more positive coping skills and alternative ways of being. Treatment is difficult because the behavioral perspective is based on past experiences and learned behaviors.