Week 10: Substance-Related and Addictive DisordersDrugs—prescription and non-prescription—have become part of American life.While the culture often shifts which drugs are at the forefront of public di

Week 10: Substance-Related and Addictive DisordersDrugs—prescription and non-prescription—have become part of American life.While the culture often shifts which drugs are at the forefront of public di

Week 10: Substance-Related and Addictive DisordersDrugs—prescription and non-prescription—have become part of American life.While the culture often shifts which drugs are at the forefront of public discourse, in treatment settings of all types, social workers frequently have to address the boundary between reasonable use and the development of pathological patterns of behavior. The DSM-5 addresses 10 classes of drugs: alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, hallucinogens, inhalants, opioids, sedatives, hypnotics and anxiolytics, stimulants, and tobacco and other substances. The use of three of these drugs in particular—alcohol, opioids, and cannabis—is on the rise, especially for women, seniors, and youth.This week you analyze evidence-based interventions for common substance use disorders and identify resources to assist individuals in recovery from various forms of addictions, as you apply learning to a case.Learning ObjectivesStudents will: Analyze a case study focused on a substance use disorder utilizing steps of differential diagnosis Examine culturally aware engagement strategies and treatment options for treating a substance use disorder Recommend treatment and resources for a client diagnosed with a substance use disorder Demonstrate case collaboration skills when presenting a differential diagnosis Diagnose a mental disorder in a case study utilizing steps of differential diagnosis Create a culturally appropriate, evidence-based treatment plan utilizing client strengthsLearning ResourcesRequired ReadingsMorrison, J. (2014). Diagnosis made easier (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.Chapter 15, “Diagnosing Substance Misuse and Other Addictions” (pp. 238–250)American Psychiatric Association. (2013r). Substance related and addictive disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: Author. doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm16Gowin, J. L., Sloan, M. E., Stangl, B. L., Vatsalya, V., & Ramchandani, V. A. (2017). Vulnerability for alcohol use disorder and rate of alcohol consumption. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174(11), 1094–1101. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.16101180Reus, V. I., Fochtmann, L. J., Bukstein, O., Eyler, A. E., Hilty, D. M., Horvitz-Lennon, M., … Hong, S.-H. (2018). The American Psychiatric Association practice guideline for the pharmacological treatment of patients with alcohol use disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 175(1), 86–90. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.1750101Stock, A.-K. (2017). Barking up the wrong tree: Why and how we may need to revise alcohol addiction therapy. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1–6. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00884Optional ResourcesBest, D., Beckwith, M., Haslam, C., Haslam, S. A., Jetten, J., Mawson, E., & Lubman, D. I. (2016). Overcoming alcohol and other drug addiction as a process of social identity transition: The social identity model of recovery (SIMOR). Addiction Research and Theory, 24(2), 111–123. doi:10.3109/16066359.2015.1075980Hagman, B. T. (2017). Development and psychometric analysis of the Brief DSM-5 Alcohol Use Disorder Diagnostic Assessment: Towards effective diagnosis in college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 31(7), 797–806. doi:10.1037/adb0000320Helm, P. (2016). Addictions as emotional illness: The testimonies of anonymous recovery groups. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 34(1), 79–91. doi:10.1080/07347324.2016.1114314Petrakis, I. L. (2017) The importance of identifying characteristics underlying the vulnerability to develop alcohol use disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174(11), 1034–1035. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.17080915Hom, M. A., Lim, I. C., Stanley, I. H., Chiurliza, B., Podlogar, M. C., Michaels, M. S., … Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2016). Insomnia brings soldiers into mental health treatment, predicts treatment engagement, and outperforms other suicide-related symptoms as a predictor of major depressive episodes.Journal of Psychiatric Research,79, 108–115. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2…


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