Counselling sessions also involve setting a goal for the individual to overcome his addiction. The effectiveness of a drug crisis intervention is not the same in all cases as there are some people whose addiction has gone overboard and are completely dependent on the substances they use. In such cases, more extreme measures might be necessary to help the individual overcome his addiction. When doing a drug addict intervention, one must make sure that the interventions are non-judgmental, non-confrontational and supportive as some addicts do
An article by Knepper (2013) mentioned that the presence of addiction interaction disorder in a person may promote his or her severity in the addiction cycle. Addiction interaction disorder was introduced by Carnes (2011) which means a person may have multiple addictions at the same time and these addictions combine to interact, reinforce and become part of one another. Looking at individuals who struggle with primary addiction: sexual and secondary addiction: alcohol, the secondary addiction may ritualize the primary addiction which makes a person alternate between the addiction cycles and relapse deeper to their addictive behavior (Carnes, 2011). Four Stages of Addiction According to Butler (2009), below are the four stages of addiction that a person goes through from the first trial of the addictive behavior. Each of the stages will be examine in details below.
According to this theory, people become abusers when labeled such by the people around them. For example, methamphetamine users are labeled as addicts while cocaine users are considered recreational users even though the two substances are similar in nature. (Charmaz and Belgrave, 2013) People interpret the drugs differently and this interpretation determines the label. Causes of substance abuse While there are many reasons given by those who abuse substances, youth are typically responding to curiosity and/or peer pressure. (Abuse, 2012) Youth and adults may continue to use drugs to calm themselves or as a means of staying awake.
The group discusses ways in which addictive behaviors have hurt them all, but they also develop strategies for fostering healthier and happier family dynamics. Biofeedback Therapy People addicted to physically damaging drugs such as heroin and meth often damage their mind-body connections. They need help identifying the physical stressors which frequently lead to negative emotions and eventual drug use. Biofeedback therapists address this problem by using specialized machines to monitor patients ' vital signs. They then help their patients identify the physical stressors are most likely to cause
People use these addictions to escape the world they live in, similarly to the way Case has a dependency on drugs. This type of dependency is usually started because people have the feeling of emptiness and are struggling with this feeling, looking for an easy way to feel better. Case was given the opportunity to escape his addiction, but instead Case states, “Thanks, but I was enjoying that dependency” (45). He enjoyed his dependency on drugs and alcohol because it was a form of an escape from his body, a chance to forget about his body slowly deteriorating. As Case gradually weakens he continues to abuse stimulants to help with the loss of energy.
When viewing a client through the lens of an addictions counselor it’s important to utilize Prochaska & DiClemente’s Transtheoretical Model, or the stages of change to gauge how much the client is invested into his/her treatment. The stages are precontemplation (Not Ready), contemplation (Getting Ready), preparation (Ready), action, maintenance, and relapse. When using this model as a measure of Mr. L’s readiness for treatment we can place him in the precontemplation stage because of the following. Mr. L makes it clear that he does not fully accept the abstinence model of drug treatment. He verbalizes viewing marijuana smoking as comparable to cigarette smoking and views the utilization and selling of drugs as a business.
While withdrawal symptoms are at their highest, individuals may feel a strong desire to begin using drugs again. Reaching out to drugs and alcohol for relief is a common occurrence during withdrawals. If the patient is at a Louisville alcohol rehab center, the withdrawal process is supervised so that they cannot access any drugs. This heightens the chances that you will be able to obtain and maintain a sober lifestyle. What to Look for in a Rehab Center Every person is different, so you need a rehab center that offers personalized programs that are tailored to your needs.
Research has found that sexual relationship can increase depression, decrease motivation, increase alcohol use and increase suicidal behaviour in clients (Bouhoutsos, Holroyd, Lerman, Forer, & Greenberg, 1983; Durre, 1980). Further, sexual dual relationships can also affect clients’ trust, anger management and their self-esteem (Kagle & Giebelhausen, 1994). Pope (1990) termed the effects of sexual dual relationship as the ‘therapist-patient sex syndrome’ and he believed that it is a form of sex abuse. If the therapist is unaware of these effects, it can result in inaccurate assessment, threatening the intervention (Bouhoutsos et al., 1983; Davidson, 2005). For instance, Bouhoutsos et al.
The author explains that it is “a condition that can develop after you have gone through a life-threatening event” (Daniels and Steineke) Some of the symptoms include: depression, self-blame, guilt, and shame, anger or aggressive behavior, and alcohol/drug abuse. As elucidated to by the authors, those who suffer from PTSD “may try to avoid people and places that remind [them] of the trauma” (Daniels and Steineke). They will also feel numb, startle easily, and always be on guard. Veterans will blame themselves for what may be traumatizing them, and become hooked on drugs and alcohol in order to cope with their problems. The authors are informing the reader about this horrible ailment and that it must be recognized and treated