Therefore, they not only track the abuse of one drug but can identify a person who is receiving similar pain medications and is at risk for developing a dependence or even having an overdose. Once the programs identify at risk or abusive behavior, they can then automatically start to implement interventions which aim to deter abuse and help those who have an
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a treatment program that focuses on reducing the negative emotions attached to an individual’s memories from a traumatic event. Shapiro explains that this eight phase process starts with developing a detailed client history and developing a treatment plan; patient preparation for using EMDR; identifying the target issues that need to be addressed; desensitizing the identified issues with “eye movements or an alternate form of stimulation”; introducing and “installing the desired positive cognition”; assessing the body to ensure that there is not any “residual material” from the targeted issues; “closure and re-evaluation” (Edmond et al, 1999). This process allows the patient
While OCD and PTSD share some characteristics, they have a number of differences and therefore their treatments have unique features to address these differences. Imaginal exposure therapy is often employed in treating individuals with PTSD; patients expose details of the trauma and their emotions associated with it, working through them systematically (Monson et al., 2007). In order to establish imaginal exposure effectively, therapists must encourage their clients to create a description of the traumatic experience they endured. The therapists then works to correct their negative assumptions regarding the incident, varying thoughts of self-blame to more constructive thoughts. In comparison, treatment for OCD may involve prescription drugs,
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.
Dialectical behavior therapy is a comprehensive treatment combining “individual psychotherapy, group skills training, telephone coaching, and a therapist consultation team” (Lineham & Wilks, 2015) which was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan for clients who were highly suicidal. Based on empirical studies, this paper will review the effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy treatment within various disorders; borderline personality disorder and suicidal and self-harming behaviors, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, as well as a brief study of using dialectical behavior therapy to treat adolescents with substance use disorder. Review of Empirical Studies Borderline Personality Disorder The majority of available research
First, this survey is a comprehensive set of valid questions regarding chronological distresses of caregivers. The questions are suitable for clinical diagnosis purpose of the survey. The questions are also organized in different sections based on the categorization of clinical disorders and symptoms, e.g., depression, social phobia, etc. In addition, there is a consistency of questions within a section. For example, in section PC, questions PC3 – PC21 are probed for an understanding of different symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as: “Did you have dreams about the illness in the past month?” (PC4) or “In the past month, have you stayed away from things or people that remind you of the
If you have stand-alone anger management issues, you would seek help from a psychologist or counselor at the very least. Addiction issues require the help of trained professionals who have experience dealing with addiction clients. When both problems exist simultaneously, you would seek help from someone, somewhere who treats both issues at the same time. Addiction and anger management treatment are similar in many ways. Both require a significant amount of invested time before progress becomes evident.
Two assessment tools The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is a well-versed instrument I resonate with for addiction, because of its developmental history. This instrument was created to assess current and lifetime problem severity in seven areas: alcohol use, drug use, employment, medical disorders, psychiatric disturbances, family/social relations, and legal problems (Butler, Redondo, Fernandez, & Villapiano, 2009). When, treating clients for substance abuse disorders, and or other addiction counselors must be mindful of other comorbidities that overlap with the addiction; with this assessment instrument, such can be found. This is a self-administered question are/interview takes about 60 minutes to complete and is available in 48 states
Debriefing allow the person to think through the incident and what it means to their immediate and later life. Support need to be offered a soon as possible due to the documented relief from stress and associated trauma. The process just like a root cause analysis may reveal risk factors that can be modified for example harassment at the place of work as a cause for the incident should be resolved through the human resource team.
Vivitrol is the Key to Recovery Vivitrol is the name of the once monthly, extended-release injectable form of the drug Naltrexone that is administered to people suffering from opiate and alcohol addiction following complete detoxification. Naltrexone is known as an opiate receptor antagonist, which means it essentially blocks the effects of opiates and heroin (Syed and Keating 851). The recommended dose is 380mg intramuscularly every four weeks following 7-10 days of detoxification. This detoxification is determined by a negative urine drug screen prior to administration (Syed and Keating 858). When the effects of the opiates are blocked, the patient cannot feel the effects, therefore it decreases the desire and cravings, thus leading to extended periods of sobriety or abstinence according to Syed and Keating (851).