BSHS 455 Week 4 Assessment Project Analysis - ASSESSMENT PROJECT ANALYSIS 1 BSHS\/455 Week 4 Assessment Project Analysis Monique Thompson ASSESSMENT

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ASSESSMENT PROJECT ANALYSIS 1 BSHS/455 Week 4 Assessment Project Analysis 09/12/16 Monique Thompson
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ASSESSMENT PROJECT ANALYSIS 2 Assessment Project Analysis I used the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) tool when interviewing my client. This particular assessment was designed to identify alcohol consumption and observe patterns that can lead to excessive drinking. The AUDIT assessment also provides a framework for interventions that can educate clients regarding low-risk and high-risk alcohol consumption levels (Babor, Higgin-Biddle, Saunders & Monteiro, 2001). Screening for alcohol consumption is important to both the mental and physical well-being of any client. Research has shown that excessive drinking can lead to serious medical complication such as high blood pressure, strokes, liver damage, and even death. Furthermore, excessive drinking affects the client’s cognitive abilities resulting in delayed reaction time, behavioral changes, depression, and even periods of blackouts. Usefulness During my assessment I found AUDIT to be helpful with screening my client. While the questions AUDIT used provided insight into my client’s drinking habits, it left out valuable information that could have further assisted in determining their level classification. The AUDIT assessment works by having client answer ten multiple choice drinking related questions regarding their recent alcohol use, alcohol dependence symptoms and any alcohol-related problems they might have experienced (McNeese & DiNitto, 2012). The client’s responses are linked to a point based number response. At the end of the assessment, you add the points assigned to each response which gives you
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3 a total number between 0-40. The intervention suggestions are then broken down into four different zones. The first zone is based between 0-7 which suggests client alcohol education. The second zone ranges from 8-15 and suggests simple advice
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  • Drinking culture, Excessive drinking

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