Substance Abuse Case Study

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Introduction to SATP SW intern:
Hello, everyone! I am Shakira Nelson a social work intern within the Substance Abuse Treatment Program and my supervisor is Ms. Michelle Louisville. Currently, I am a second year MSW student studying at Fayetteville State University.

Quick Blurb SATP:
The Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) provides high quality treatment to Veterans who often have co-occurring disorders. Using both Veteran Affairs and community resources which assists the Veteran with the ability to receive a full continuum of care. Fayetteville’s SATP provides outpatient treatment that includes groups such as MFC, Seeking Safety, Restore, psychoeducational addictions groups, and Smoking Cessation groups and programs. In addition, SATP
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He has a PCP/MH Coordinator/Psychiatrist. He was diagnosed with PTSD in 2014, and he completed the PTSD program in November of 2014. He is an established patient within Fayetteville’s VAMC, but new to the SATP program.

Presenting Problem: Veteran was presented to the SATP due to interests in receiving treatment to assist with excessive alcohol consumption. The previous night before this scheduled appointment he stated he consumed 2 beers and 2 shots.

History: Veteran stated his father was an alcoholic as well as his uncles, and they engaged in binge drinking. He consumed his first alcoholic beverage at the age of 10-years-old. He acknowledged that he has consumed alcohol excessively for the duration of four months, and within this timeframe he had a personal bar set up in his home. In 2013, he was sober for 6 months, and cited his family as his motivation for sobriety during this time. He denies any prior substance abuse treatment, but he has received mental health treatment. He started consuming alcohol excessively to relieve physical, emotional, and mental
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During this time he stated he wanted to receive services. Further prompting the completion of an biopsychosocial intake assessment at a later date. During both sessions he denied suicidal ideations, and homicidal ideations. He received the Veterans Crisis Line information through verbal and written communication. During the intake session he and I both agreed to enrollment in MFC, and IOP that which he has successfully completed. The Veteran and I maintained communication verbally during his participation in treatment surrounding his progress. Some of his goals included maintaining sobriety, and increasing self-esteem. He has sustained achieving his goals by abolishing alcohol consumption, and attending treatment which has propelled his

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