12 Core Functions of the Drug Abuse Counselor Case Study by Nicky

A case study of how the 12 core functions can be applied to a drug addict.
# 150186 | 1,659 words | 1 source | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 29, 2012 in Psychology (Case Studies) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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The paper presents a case study concerning a 23 year-old Hispanic male with a drug addiction, depression and having experienced a sexual assault. The paper addresses the evaluation, consultation and treatment which are deemed appropriate for this subject based on the 12 core functions and the global criteria comprising these functions.

Treatment Planning
Case Management
Crisis Intervention
Client Education
Reports and Recordkeeping
Consultation With Other Professionals In Regard To Client Treatment/Services

From the Paper:

"John Doe arrived for consultation in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault and rape by three black males during a crack cocaine purchase. This indicates a psychological trauma as well as a state of addiction to crack cocaine. Moreover, John's history of depression and three year prescription to Prozac will factor into understanding his treatment outlook. It is also important to consider that the victim will have suffered some physiological harm as a result of his addiction and/or the rape incident, the latter of which is grounds for AIDS/HIV screening.
"The client's conditions and young age of 23 suggest that he is an appropriate candidate for admission. The fact that John has been on prescription Prozac for depression suggests that he has been under the care of a physician or physicians and the he has taken an interest in legitimate self-treatment. His eligibility will be primarily based on his demonstrated interest in obeying the law, agreeing to the terms of the treatment program and making the effort to abstain from the abuse of crack/cocaine.
"The client's depression and prescription to Prozac indicates that much care will be needed in weaning the client through withdrawal, suggesting the need for consultation in this area with addiction and depression specialists. It is important that the treatment outcome explicate the clear legal imperative on the part of counselors to deal accordingly with all illegal behavior including possession of illegal narcotics."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Addictions. (2008). TWELVE CORE FUNCTIONS OF THE ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE COUNSELOR. University of Idaho. Online at http://www.class.uidaho.edu/addictions/12_core_functions.htm

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APA Format

12 Core Functions of the Drug Abuse Counselor (2012, January 29) Retrieved September 30, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/case-study/12-core-functions-of-the-drug-abuse-counselor-150186/

MLA Format

"12 Core Functions of the Drug Abuse Counselor" 29 January 2012. Web. 30 September. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/case-study/12-core-functions-of-the-drug-abuse-counselor-150186/>