How is treatment delivered to the individual with a substance use disorder? This video includes an overview of assessment of substance use disorders, developing a substance use history, modalities and some of the issues that come up in treatment.
Alcohol #18. Treating alcohol use disorders
This video describes briefly some of the considerations when the client enters a drug or alcohol treatment program. How do people recover from alcoholism? What are the stages of change? Alcoholism is a chronic disease. How to screen for alcohol use disorders. Brief alcoholism interventions and when someone needs medical attention before entering a treatment program.
Alcoholism and other dysfunction change the functioning of the family. Some families develop specific roles for family members. People who grow up in a dysfunctional family may develop specific characteristics and are sometimes called “adult children of alcoholics.” Increasing their resiliency is important for people who have grown up in a dysfunctional family.
Alcohol affects sexual functioning and the unborn child. Alcohol affects the respiratory, skeletal, and nervous system and increases cancer risk. Alcohol results in organic brain disease, nerve, and muscle tissue damage as well as psychological changes. Alcohol interferes with sleep and memory. There are four different alcohol withdrawal syndromes.