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Running head: ADDICTION COUNSELING 1 Addiction Counseling Jennifer Walters Liberty University HSCO 509
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ADDICTION COUNSELING 2 Abstract This paper reveals and examine first drug use in the society and its adverse effects. Most people begin to experiment with illegal drugs in their early years. Some people may not resort to drug use until later in life many times after experiencing trauma or crisis. This paper will demonstrate different drugs types and their effects that they have on individuals. In America there are legal and illegal drugs and this paper examines both. Substance abuse and substance use are two different terms that the paper will explore. In the United States there has been an increasingly number of deaths due to overdoses of both prescription and illegal drugs. Finally, the paper will examine addictions intake process. There are different types of counseling and the intake clinician determines which type of counseling the individual will need. Individuals also have different programs that are available such as the 12 step Narcotics anonymous and Alcohol Anonymous that both are designed to assist individuals in getting sober and the tools to stay sober. The paper examines the process from inpatient and outpatient of the initial screenings to treatment. Addiction counseling addresses different races, ages, genders, and socioeconomic classes. Finally, the paper will address the spiritual; aspect to counseling along with ethical expectations.
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ADDICTION COUNSELING 3 Addiction Counseling Addictions has been put on the forefront in America and the fight is getting larger. There was a time when addiction was limited to drug use among the middle age and older population, the rich and the poor. Presently, globally the world is dealing with addictions of all ages and genders. The drug used are becoming more prevalent. Social media and the main stream media seem to be popularizing certain drug use essentially making the fight even more difficult. This year alone President Trump added to the fight prior to his election and allotted the states across America heavy grants to fight the opioid crisis. Addiction is classified as any drug or alcohol that alters your mood in any way. Addictions are not limited to street drugs, but addictions have skyrocketed in the recent years from prescription drugs given legally. The world is witnessing addictions as more and more deaths are attributed addictions each year and it seems to only be getting worse. There are ways to fight addictions and there are rising with support groups, outpatient clinics, and inpatient clinics counseling. Addiction counseling comes with its own set of factors to consider. The ages, gender, drugs used, and spirituality and culture of the client. Inn treating addictions there is no “cookie cutter” solution and every method does not work for every individual. Research during this paper suggests that a person will relapse several times before making the choice to choose sobriety. Also, counseling and support groups are more effective in
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