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HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SUBSTANCE ABUSETREATMENT4Running head: HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SUBSTANCEABUSE TREATMENTHolistic Approach to Substance Abuse TreatmentMonique D Brown WellonsWalden University
Holistic Approach to Substance Abuse TreatmentThe focus of this paper is to provide a problem statement aswell as a background to the study. The problem statement isan end product of an examination of research outcomes andcurrent practice. The problem statement usually covers arational argument for the necessity to address a gap in thereviewed literature. The need must have current relevance tothe area of practice and discipline. It is, therefore, a reason toconduct research. On the other hand, the background of thestudy provides a representative list of scholars andconclusions that back and elucidate the main assertionswithin the problem statement.Problem StatementFor a prolonged period, women have not wholesomely been
encompassed in studies that seed to find solutions in thetreatment of substance abuse. Particular emphasis has beenplaced on men a scenario that is attributed to the fact thatmore men than women are exposed to the use of theseabusive substances. The stated fact does not, however, meanthat women should not be encompassed in research studies.They should be included since they possess a uniquebiological and psychosocial composition that requires adifferent approach in treatment. We, therefore, cannot use theblanket approach in their treatment since some of thetreatment approaches used by men are not applicable to them(ASAM, 2011).Also, there is a manifold of research-based techniquesthat can be applied in the treatment of patients who haveengaged in the use of abusive substances.These approachesinclude therapeutic sessions aimed at psychologicallyimproving the condition of a patient. However much atherapist may make an input in the form of deliberations witha patient, a patient's input too is essential for the realizationof effective progress in treatment. The notion, therefore,brings up the element of creative therapy. Creative therapyentails the use of art which will be instrumental in enablingpatients to express themselves and understand their situationthrough the use of music, paintings and art drawings.Furthermore, there is a fundamental gap in the understandingof the correlation between stress and addiction. Addictionoften constitutes imbalances within the mind, body and spirit.
It will, therefore, be beneficial for this research to understandthe correlation thereby be able to correct the imbalances(ASAM, 2011).

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