HSCO 509- B
This paper will demonstrate the increasing number of illicit drugs being used in today’s society. This paper will demonstrate the increasing underage use of alcohol or substances. This paper will explain the most common illegal and legal drug use in America today. This paper will explore the difference of substance abuse compared to that of substance use. The increase of prescription drug overdoses is on the rise in many parts of the United States. This paper will explain the entire process from abuse to addiction, what types of counseling will be most beneficial to the client. The proper procedure in performing intakes, different testing to provide the most pertinent information for the counselor. The use of addiction counseling in all different types of cultural beliefs, and the value of education on the behalf of the counselor. The benefits of using a 12-step program for clients, the different group sessions that will benefit each client, along with which type of counseling programs that will benefit the client and counselor. Since all groups and individual, group setting are different, this paper will explain each group, and it’s All counseling needs and groups will explore the spiritual side of the client life, the support system the client may have, along with a development of goals for the client. How to determine which counseling group is different from each other, and which client will be assigned to group sessions. This paper will explain that drug addiction does not discriminate social classes. Therefore, the counselor must be willing to accept their own shortcomings, and to determine if demonstrate of their own past history will be beneficial to the client, or group, to help develop a closer relationship within the group.
Most common age range of experimentation with substances.
Grade school children
Most common substances used.
Testing tools to determine addiction verses use
Drug abuse DAST
DAST for the adolescent.
What is expected of the group
What is expected from the induvial
How to address the different cultures in group
Counseling different religions
Finding a higher power
Support from church
Support of family members.
Accepting of client’s culture
Understanding one’s self
When to refer client outside the counselor’s scope of practice.
Providing treatment with required education
Keeping client confidential
Providing care for those whom you disagree with.
Hays, D. G., & Eroford, B. T. (2014). The culturally competent counselor. In Developing multicultural counseling competence: A system approach (2nd ed., pp. 18-25). Upper Saddle, NJ: Pearson.