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Unformatted text preview: Notes 3/2/07 o Jacobson- you have to talk about alcoholisms (not everyone falls into one category- more than one type of alcohol problem) o Detection Phase-process of identifying people who have some type major life problem with alcohol or alcoholism Identify whether or not they are an alcoholic More broadly- Do they have a problem with alcohol? o Assessment Phase- involves a continuum (where do they fall on the number line?) Determine severity of damage-physical and mental problems, economic and social problems We make an assumption- the longer you drink, the more you drink, the worse the problem will get Alcoholism get progressively worse Talk about their problem as being mild, moderate, or severe Important to know in terms of treatment Mild-out patient treatment Severe- detoxification before treatment Sometimes we use early, medium and late Goal of assessment is to establish the severity of the alcohol problem Some alcoholics may experience rapid deterioration due to alcohol, but have no social problems; some may be suffering from economic and social, but not health problems One big problem- today we dont use scales that are sensitive It is over simplified (people say you have a problem, so lets get you help) Use a broad criteria because there really only are one or...
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2008 for the course SOC 396 taught by Professor Reid during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.
- Spring '08