Treatment Of Substance-Related And Addictive Disorders

TOPIC: Personality Disorders & Treatment of Personality Disorders 

“2018 data shows that every day, 128 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare” (National Institute of Drug Abuse, 2020). Treatment can be challenging as they do not see their symptoms as painful to themselves or others.

In this Discussion, you will explore personality disorders in greater detail and discuss treatment options using evidence-based research.

Reference:

National Institute of Drug Abuse. (2020). Opioid overdose crisis. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis

Learning Objectives

Students will:
  • Analyze diagnostic criteria for substance-related and addictive disorders
  • Analyze evidence-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatments for substance-related and addictive disorders
  • Analyze clinical features of clients with substance-related and addictive disorders
  • Align clinical features with DSM-5 criteria
  • Compare differential diagnostic features of substance-related and addictive disorders

FOCUS

  • Explain the diagnostic criteria for your assigned substance-related and addictive disorder.
  • Explain the evidenced-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned substance-related and addictive disorder.
  • Describe clinical features that you would expect to observe in a client that may have the substance-related and addictive disorder you were assigned. Align the clinical features with the DSM-5 criteria.
  • Support your rationale with references to the Learning Resources or other academic resources.

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