It would consist of a short in-patient medical detox from opiates followed by an out-patient aftercare program. Lloyd will have a case manager (myself) that will have HIV resource treatments that will help Lloyd to receive the proper HIV care. Lloyd will have the proper education to learn about the realities of this disease, how it was transmitted, and the importance of being consistent with his medications. I will work with Lloyd on his resistance of having HIV and ask if he is exposing his disease to others? Also ask if he is taking precaution with his partner?
This issue would be an ethical issue since the counselor has assisted in a suicide of this client even if you didn’t literally murder or help with an overdose or whatever their attempt will be but you as the counselor assists by not reporting the threat of the client. However, the NAADAC Code of Ethics states that if a counselor who provide services to a terminally ill client who is considering hastening their own death then the counselor has the option to maintain confidentiality, depending on the state laws he/she is counseling in and specific circumstances of the situation and the counselor should order the client to seek consultation or supervision from appropriate professional and legal
We discussed alternative approaches to the treatment of anxiety with different medications. The two medications my preceptor often suggests to patients that are non addictive are Vistaril and Seroquel. Because these two medications are non-addictive as well as offer a calming effect on patients with anxiety, my preceptor said that they are often used for his patients. My preceptor encouraged me to offer Seroquel or Vistaril first in the future when I am when dealing with patients and their anxiety. I still strive to accomplish the goal of knowing which medications would be best for aparticular patient, and how to decide on one of these drugs over the other one based on the patient’s needs.
Author Chen shares an expert opinion of a Critical Time Intervention (CTI) case manager who works with homeless individuals with mental illness. He/she recommends starting by getting to know the patient and establishing trust because many homeless individuals are afraid and unsure how to navigate the fragmented healthcare system (Hwang & Burns, 2014; Chen, 2014). By doing this, I identified some of the key vulnerabilities specific to each of these two homeless men. Both suffered from mental illness and substance abuse.
My research showed that there was a correlation between poverty level and alcohol abuse, as stated in the report Understanding the relationship between poverty and alcohol misuse. (Jones & Sumnall, 2016). Community Health Nurses (CHN) can provide recommendations and implement programs that will meet the needs of the community. One of the most effective tools is education, utilizing media with a focus on prevention and treatment will help with this growing problem of alcohol abuse. Also, by emphasizing the roles of families, friends, businesses, faith, and communities in helping with the health-related issue will help with a positive outcome.
The purpose of Needle Exchange programs are to reduce the increasing number of infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C among individuals by providing clean needles and syringes to drug users who inject themselves. These government funded programs supply free clean needles to drug addicts so that they are at a lower risk of sharing needles and spreading diseases. There are many supporters for Needle Exchange programs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016), state “syringe service programs are an effective component of a comprehensive, integrated approach to HIV prevention among people who inject drugs”. Additional support comes from Allen, Ruiz, Jones, & Turner (2016).
Also, I would refer him to anger management classes to learn problem solving skills and how to communicate effectively with his family but specifically with his wife. Furthermore, for the client I would recommend also individual therapy to address her depression and to learn new coping skills to manage anxiety and reduce her depressive symptoms. Also, I think the client would benefit from support groups and in this way she can increase her support system. Finally, for the mother I would also recommend her to attend individual therapy to receive psychoeducation on domestic violence and to be provided with a safety plan. According to Durfee, seeking help from resources - informal (family and friends) and formal (health care providers, hotlines, shelters, social workers, clergy, policy) is one of the best way to help a domestic violence
Substance abuse can cause liver, kidney, intestinal, esophagus, and lung damage. How can the youth receive assistance before they commit any criminal activity? In North Carolina there are numerous ways to receive help. There is a program called Patient Assistance which helps low income, uninsured patients, and receiving medications to help live with their mental health disorders. Another place to receive help with mental health is Carolina Partners in Mental Healthcare, in Raleigh, and Durham.
The examiner can understand the nature of the problem mentioned by the client and diagnose for the treatment of the problem. 3. What is the history of the client on alcohol and other related drug use? Drug history and present pattern of use provide information on the time the client started using drugs as well as the current patterns on the use. This question enables the examiner to determine the level of addiction of the drugs.
It is a branch of United States Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA agency support many programs that leads to prevention of substance abuse and mental health, behavior health treatment and services, and recovery support of individuals, families and communities in the United States of America. It aims at reducing illnesses, disability, death and the high costs resulting from drug abuse as well as mental illnesses. SAMHSA provides leadership and devotes its resources, including programs, policies, information and data, contracts and grants, to help the United States act on the knowledge that: • Behavioral Health is essential for overall wellbeing • Prevention works • Treatment is effective • People recover from mental and substance use disorders SAMHSA has a matrix management system that
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 last therapy listed is emotional processing. This therapy aims at, “helping patients identify negative belief patterns they have developed and reinforced” (Utah Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers). It helps to identify which perceptions the patient has developed that may not be valid and may contribute to addictive behaviors. Emotional processing is set to help patients work through their emotions in a safe place where they will not feel judged. The hope is that the patient will realize the underlying emotional issue of their
The disease model of addition is the foundation of Narcotics Anonymous. The disease model posits that the addict has an incurable disease much like diabetes or an allergy; thus, exposure to a substance is viewed as the primary cause of psychological addiction (Narcotics Anonymous, 1983; Jenkins, 2016). N.A. is identified with the spiritual model of treatment (Jenkins & Finner-Williams, 2016). The spiritual model of therapy views addiction as a disease to which persons are defenseless without a “higher-power.” In this view, treatment focuses on the resignation of self, and instead, instruction from a higher power and a spiritual awakening toward recovery (Jenkins & Finner-Williams, 2016).
The Shelby County Crime Victims Center (CVC) is an agency designed to help innocent victims of crime and their families and friends. A person victimized in Shelby County by an act of crime such as homicide, family violence, robbery or assault, is eligible for a variety of services. The Crime Victim Center provides a helping hand for those who are working to get their lives back on track. Supports victims who live in Shelby County, as well as victims of crimes that occurred in Shelby County. The Shelby County Crime Victim Center established in 1995.
Alternative Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatments For Addicts in West Palm Beach, Florida For West Palm Beach addicts who might prefer treatment methods other than those offered at traditional inpatient facilities, (client name) offers a variety of progressive treatment options that have proven to be quite effective. Patients are seen on an intensive outpatient (IOP) or partial hospitalization (PHP) basis. They are placed in a tailored drug and alcohol rehab treatment plan that involves evidence-based recovery techniques and group therapy. By addicts staying closer to home, their family members can also be given access to therapy programs that can help the family as a