As referenced in the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Principles of Effective Treatment, “Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. Drugs of abuse alter the brain’s structure and function, resulting in changes that persist long after drug use has ceased. This may explain why drug abusers are at risk for relapse even after long periods of abstinence and despite the potentially devastating consequences.”
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (3rd ed.). 2018. Principles of Effective Treatment https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/principles-effective-treatment
In diverse populations, with justice-involved individuals, these effects can prove challenging to address. It is important to examine the effects of substance abuse and addiction on these populations.
Read the Angel Case Study.
Assume you are an intern for a local substance abuse facility.
The treatment team at your substance abuse facility has requested your input for a report they will prepare for a regional organization.
Based on the case study, write a 700- to 1,050-word summary report for the treatment team, in which you:
1. Analyze the effects of Angel’s substance abuse and addiction on his life, including the impact on the following:
2. Explain how the adjunct substance abuse treatment support available in the correctional setting supports Angel. Include the following in your summary report:
3. Explain why Angel would benefit from group treatment strategies for substance abuse treatment while he is ordered to the correctional system.
4. Discuss why you believe Angel would benefit from individual therapy to address his PTSD and anxiety disorder.
Include a minimum of 3 references.
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