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.
Physician Assisted Suicide Within the past decade, Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) has become a controversial topic within the medical field. However, many people are not entirely aware of the terminology regarding PAS (3). PAS is when a physician provides the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform a life-ending act (AMA). In regards to physician assisted suicide there are many positive and negative arguments that can help us decide for ourselves on how we feel about PAS.
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.
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.
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
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.
In John Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, he defines political courage as one’s willingness to take action on personal ethics, even though it may trigger public criticism, retaliation, and political death. (Kennedy 7) Shirley Chisholm, the first African American Congresswoman used her voice to advocate for racial minorities, women, and the poor. Chisholm was a bold woman who wasn’t afraid to raise current social issues that many avoided talking about. On account of her strong sense of justice, she faced numerous obstacles in her years in office for doing what she believed was in the best interest for our country.
Week Outline Preliminary Thesis Statement: Religion is an essential constituent of any civilization with a unique spiritual pathway. Main Point: Religious spirituality establishes the framework for human social and cultural development. 1. Topic Sentence:
It's a radical extremist REVOLUTION for equality Malcolm X once said “If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.” This is just one of many quotes that show how much X believed in his cause. Malcolm was definitely a forerunner and distinguished person when it came to people fighting equality. He fought not only for african americans and muslims, but for humans of all races to be equal.
I believe that the Mayan civilization was a stronger and more intelligent civilization than the Inca and Aztec civilizations. I will talk about why the Mayan civilization and its achievements and history and much more. As well as the other two civilizations and why I think the Mayan civilization is sophisticated and civilized and ultimately better. One of the huge things the Mayans had for them was their intelligence.