All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in 7th ed. APA style, and must be written at graduate level English. Your discussion of each case study must be supported and substantiated by the information discussed by the text authors. Outside research may be used to support, but not to replace the text information. Remember to cite your work in 7th ed. APA format. You must include any relevant legal, ethical, and cultural considerations in your responses.
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For the case below, discuss the following:
1. Assessment and Diagnosis
2. Legal and Ethical Issues
3. Cultural Issues
4. A Recovery Treatment Plan applying the Integrated Recovery Model and Integrated Recovery Therapy approach.
5. Collaboration, Referrals and Community Resources
Remember that your case analysis must be specific to the person(s) and situations presented in the case, and be supported by the text and other supportive resources with APA citation.
Do not copy the case into your response.
Your entire assignment should be 7-8 pages plus a title and reference page.
Daniel is a 38-year-old, successful attorney. He owns his own home, is single, socially active, eats well and exercises regularly. At age 19, Daniel came out to his Irish Catholic family as being gay and tells you that they accept him for who he is. Daniel?s partner, Joseph, gave him an ultimatum to seek counseling as a contingency for the relationship to continue. He claims to drink alcohol and use cocaine 3-4 times a week, daily marijuana, as well as a ?cocktail? of other substances available. He described a pattern that revolved around weekend partying with friends. He tended to drink a ?few? cocktails and about ?4-5 glasses of wine? during the evening. Without the alcohol, Daniel could easily say ?no? to other substances at these gatherings, but once he started drinking, ?if someone has coke, I use.? He goes on to describe this leads him to do anything he has to, to score more cocaine.
Since Daniel has started using cocaine regularly, he has lost weight, has trouble sleeping, is moody and impulsive in his decisions. He admits to sleeping with random men without protection. While his law practice continues to succeed, his own effectiveness has decreased. He no longer exercises, declines social invitations, isolates, and is beginning to wonder if life is worth living. While he loves his partner, he does not want his partner to find out about his indiscretion with other men. While not overtly suicidal, he wonders if using drugs is his ?ticket out?.
Daniel agrees to have Joseph attend the second counseling session, but he reminds you about confidentiality and the legal ramifications if you disclose any information without his written consent. He is adamant that you do not tell Joseph about his sexual indiscretions. He also tells you not to believe Joseph if he tells you that Daniel has become violent and has struck him.
Consider ethical and legal implications in treatment.
Develop collaborative treatment plans focused on recovery and resiliency.