Alcoholics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous Fitzpatrick Gutierrez NUR 422 Mental Health December 8, 2014 Professor Dulce Santacroce Alcoholics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous For people to fight addiction, they need help from fellow peers who once had a common obsession with a particular matter. For people to fight addiction, they need family help and support to get through the cravings they cannot control. For people to fight addiction, they need a safe place to go to and get a much-needed guidance to help them live a better life. Alcoholics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous are those venues. These areas are called support groups are where people can get help with their inclinations of a particular substance or action.
Addicts need a lot of good, wholesome support to remain sober and clean. Many agencies offer case management to those with substance abuse issues to keep them in therapy as well as to help with finding living arrangements, employment, and help with food and utilities. The so called “fight on drugs” has focused for far too long on cutting the supply and not the demand. While prevention programs focus on the ill effects of the drugs, the root is still not being addressed. If we work on our children and spot the warning signs and offer therapy and positive role models, we can start to diminish the future demand.
Programs that were in place for the care of people who cannot afford to pay are being considered for cuts and many people are uncertain how they will care for themselves when the time comes. Elderly suicide is real and prevalent and some consider this to be a viable option for not ‘burdening’ the system or their families. Identify two key health care-related challenges to this population, such as increases in health care costs, or the need for in-home medical care. “The need for in-home care that will keep people safe and healthy in their own homes is a growing necessity.” (Garrett, N., & Martini, E. 2007) In our society, we will continue to see a rise in the utilization of both of these programs. Many do not realize how cost effective it is to have services in their own home and are quickly moved into an assisted living community by their families without even considering other options.
That is the only way that I can remain clean, by helping another addict. I am only one thing away from the path I fought so hard to evade. That is giving in to the desire that was once there. The desire never leaves, but the desire to stay clean becomes stronger every day. Addicts cannot fight the battle
A lot of patients lose a reason or faith to get clean, The desire to become clean soon fades with some addicts; and this can occur for different reasons. I the case of Lucretia, losing her family is the reason she ended up losing faith in getting clean. Marcos used his addiction to deal with his troubled childhood. People turn to drugs for many reasons. In these cases, Lucretia and Marcos wanted escape unwanted feelings or bad memories.
Personality and cognitive factors, such as optimism and the tendency to view challenges in a positive or negative way, as well as social factors, such as the availability and use of social support, appear to influence how people adjust to trauma (Brewin, 2005). For example, both patient parents were drugs addicts who were not avaliable to her at an early age as she would have loved. This may have laid the foundation for her sucepitability to depression, as well as poor coping
I had to learn not to be so hands on and involved in their recovery. When a person is suffering with this disease, their recovery depends solely on their determination. The counselor gives the tools and guidance for a successful recovery. The client may manipulate the counselor if they feel the counselor is becoming too attached. Mental health and substance abuse, also known as Co-Dependency, go hand in hand in many situations.
First, finding out how your diabetes will be managed during your stay in the hospital makes you an active participant by not having to rely on the nurses, and other caregivers, and by making them aware that you are a diabetic and how you regularly manage your disease at home. Secondly, always inform the caregivers of the prescribed medications you are taking and ask questions how any new ones will affect your care during your stay. Also, it is important to be prepared to stop certain medications before surgery, or simply know what to do if your medications are not given as directed. As a diabetic, nutrition is very important during your hospital stay. Informing caregivers about your diet may not seem crucial, but knowledge about how your foods and meals will be adjusted to help you achieve blood sugar levels within target range is.
I assume that people who struggle with addiction are hiding from their feelings. I also assume that they feel there is no way to stay clean and cope with life without drugs. My professional assumption I have learned is that they need help with learning new tools to cope with life without the use of drugs. I also assume that if they truly want to stay clean they will do anything in their will power to learn the tools so they can learn how to live life without the use of drugs. Beliefs, values, past experiences, familiar and cultural background For myself to have a relationship with people who struggle with addiction I have to take in consideration of their beliefs, values, past experiences, familiar, and cultural background.
Understanding that every day is a struggle to stay sober touched me because I can’t imagine fighting a disease that I gave myself every day. The simplest things can be triggers and cause an addict to slip or relapse. Things like getting a new job and thinking about the fact that you’ll have extra money so you can go buy drugs or alcohol. Or going on vacation and while having a good time considering having one drink. For them the old saying “you can’t have just one” is real.