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By Katherine van Wormer, Diane Rae Davis

Dependancy remedy covers the organic, mental, and social features of alcoholism, consuming issues, compulsive playing, and different addictions. First-person narratives in regards to the adventure of habit offer you a realism and intensity of analysis now not more often than not present in textbooks. additionally, you are going to learn issues that curiosity you, equivalent to the case opposed to so-called underage ingesting legislation, to teach you the significance of lowering the damage of any addictive habit.

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Harm reduction approaches are therefore essential for persons of such high vulnerability. Still, more than half of persons who have both a mental and a substance use disorder don’t receive any treatment (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment [CSAT], 2005). Of those who do get treatment, most receive mental health treatment only, and only a fraction receive integrated treatment geared to their special needs. 1 in Chapter 8). Crisp differentiates chemical dependence theory, which takes ‘‘a hard-lined approach,’’ from mental illness theory, which stresses client nurturance.

Socially, the hard-drinking, drug-using life determines the company one keeps (and the company one loses); one’s family members are affected in dramatic and devastating ways. The consequences of substance misuse raise stress levels; this, in combination with the physiological craving associated with heavy use, reinforces the urge to partake. BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL-SPIRITUAL MODEL Social work and other counseling professions conceive of addiction holistically, with attention to biological, psychological, and social components in its causation and consequences.

The majority of addiction counselors’ clients are court ordered to treatment; that is, they are persons who were convicted of drug-related crimes, or they are otherwise coerced in some way into treatment, perhaps before they make their court appearance. As Wallace (2005) suggests, in her study of mandated addictions treatment, the tremendous influx of clients from criminal justice systems referrals parallels the societal shift toward conservatism, moralism, and intolerance. 4% (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2006).

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