You have seen the many potential impacts of aIDiction on individuals. In this activity, you will apply this information to a particular case.
Review the following websites related to individual impacts:
- Foundation for drug-free world (2008). Short- and long-term effects. In The truth about alcohol. Retrieved from http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/alcohol/short-term-long-term-effects.html
- U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (2004). Alcohol’s damaging effects on the brain. Alcohol Alert,Number 63. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Publications Distribution Center. Retrieved from http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/aa63.htm
After reviewing the assigned reading, discuss the following:
- Imagine that a client of yours has a behavioral aIDiction such as gambling.
- Identify the possible difficulties that individual may be experiencing in each of the major life areas (family/social, legal, work/school, financial, health).