Another form of treatment proposed by Gabbey (2013) is replacement therapy. This type of therapy requires medicating addicts “with milder opioids such as methadone or buprenorphine, and slowly lowering the dose to wean them off the drug” (Gabbey, 2013). In addition, “other medications may be used to lessen the withdrawal symptoms or cravings” (Gabbey, 2013). The most common treatment is residential facility treatments. These facilities not only “treat all facets of addiction, but include support groups, vocational rehab, and therapy” (Gabbey, 2013).
It is the sponsor’s duty to not only help their sponsee work through the 12 Step Program (which is a part of the program which originated from the organizations sister organization: Alcoholics Anonymous, or as it is more commonly known, AA), which is the primary tool used by Narcotics Anonymous to help recover from drug abuse, but to also be a supporter for their sponsee and talk them through any issues that they may have that might cause them to relapse and return to drug abuse. This system of central organizations, chapters, home-groups, and the sponsorship strongly lean towards the Structural-Functional Theory of Sociology. The Structural-Functional Theory states that society is a complex systems whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability, such as a bureaucracy or car engine. The multi-layered organizational structure of the Narcotics Anonymous drug recovery program more than fits the criteria for this specific
The assessment that I would use for this client would be the Drug Use Screening Inventory-Revised. This assessment consists of true and false that address the client’s substance abuse, physical health, mental illnesses, family relationships, other relationships, education, vocational status, social skills, hobbies, or negative behaviors (Brooks & McHenry, 2015, p. 89). By completing this assessment, the therapist can obtain more information about Sara’s history, relationships, mental health, and behaviors.
First I strongly believe that anyone who receives welfare should be required to pass drug tests in order to receive their benefits. This will help make sure that welfare recipients do not use illegal drugs, welfare dollars go where they are supposed to, and welfare programs help save taxpayer dollars. Random drug testing would help substance-abusing welfare recipients conquer their drug problems. It would identify those who need help, and offer them treatment. Instead of paying them money that would be used to buy more drugs; substance abusers would not be given benefits until they stopped their illegal drug use.
A plan is filled out and signed by the client, the family member responsible for the client, the therapist and the nurse (Appendix F). A client must remain sober on home passes and when they return, clients deemed “at risk of substance abuse” will have a urine analysis. In addition, clients will have belongings searched for contraband, such as alcohol or cigarettes (Appendix G). Johnny was also provided with a “readiness to change assessment at intake, midway through treatment and nearing discharge (Appendix H). The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was also pertinent to this case due to the need for client confidentiality (Appendix I).
The patient has voluntarily choose to undergo inpatient hospitalization for safety and stabilization. TACT consult Dr. Osborne and his deposition is to continue treatment for dual diagnosis of Unspecified Depressive Disorder, Cocaine abuse, and Alcohol Dependence. TACT will assist ED doctors by seek appropriate place for the
According to Plater-Zyberk, Varenburt, Daiter, and Worster (2012), as well as nearly all other researchers, methadone is a safe, effective, and beneficial treatment when taken in a supervised methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). However, there are growing issues with illicit
A heroin treatment program used in federal institutions is called Methadone Maintenance Treatment also known as (MMT). MMT works by injecting heroin addicts with methadone, which is a synthetic analgesic, drug that actives the same opiate receptors as heroin by using this treatment the individual is less likely to experience withdrawal symptoms, some participants have reported
When utilizing this I will be able to determine the drug that is used, how frequently it is used, problems that have resulted from the use, degree of drug dependence, any presence of medical harm, and if she has any motivation to change (Miller, Forcehimes, & Zweben, 2011). Through the collection of this information, I would be able to determine that prescription pain medication and alcohol would be the drugs being evaluated and the reason for treatment. The reasoning for this is because not only has she been exposed to drinking by her family, but she has also tried it. Which could develop into a problem, if not addressed. Also, overdosing on prescription pain medication that was not hers points to more potential problems, if not addressed right away.
Sedation and analgesia can be administered by an anesthesiologist or non-anesthesiologist as intermittent boluses or continuous infusion throughout the procedure. Moreover, patient controlled sedation and target controlled infusion are alternative modes of drug delivery. Anesthesiologist versus non-anesthesiologist debate Debate exists on whether the staff administering sedation should be an anesthesiologist, a gastroenterologist or a non-anesthesiologist (70, lit). Although, reports suggesting the safety of sedation administered by non-anesthesiologists exist in the literature, incidence of adverse hemodynamic and airway events were reported as 1.44% and 0.74% respectively (36-41). The reasons behind nurse rather than physician organizations
Medical detox – The body is tapered from the drug, or replacement drugs may be used, to safely flush the body of chemical addiction. Inpatient – The detox and withdrawal process is monitored by medical personnel in a treatment facility. Medical detox and medicated detox are available. Outpatient – In outpatient detox, medical staff, or pharmacy staff, administers drug replacements to taper the detox process.
Using my interviewing skills, I would like to identify common themes and goals within specific drug cultures and communities. I plan to use the scientific method, to create and implement community programs based on the acquired qualitative data. Board behavioral studies will be used to provide evidence for sensible policies. If we look at reproductive health as an example, the “just say no” approach did
It is indisputable that the death and destruction that occurred following Hurricane Katrina was caused by the negligence of the federal government to provide critical aid following the storm. A lack of coordination and cooperation between the Louisiana state government and federal agencies allowed for the unnecessary devastation and loss of life the city of New Orleans has endured. Prior to the hurricane, New Orleans was a rapidly evolving city that was home to individuals of varying races, ethnicities, and places of origin. With real estate booming and a fiscally sound government, the city was projected for great success. As Mayor of New Orleans, I utilized my power to protect my citizens to the best of my ability.