Assignment on Psychology Sample

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Running head: PSYCHOLOGYThe management of excessive drinking and drug taking in the familyName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1PSYCHOLOGYExecutive summaryThis report deals with a case study of ‘The management of excessive drinking and drugtaking on the family’, its analysis is done in three broad headings mainly comprising of thediagnosis, case formulation, and treatment plan. In the diagnosis section following thediagnostic criteria of DSM-5 George is diagnosed of having Substance Abuse Disorder or tobe more specific from the symptoms and that of the criteria in DSM-5 it can be said that he ishaving Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD). On the other hand, his wife is diagnosed of sufferingfrom stress and anxiety after referring the criteria list of DSM-5. In the case formulationsection the causes of AUD for George is identified to be biological, psychological or effectsof family. Whereas, Sandra his wife’s cause of stress is assumed to be from social or workpressure. It was also highlighted that if immediate help is not provided their children are alsoin the danger of getting negatively affected. Finally, in the treatment plan the goals of thetreatment for both George and Sandra are identified and outlined. George needs treatment,which will include medications as well as therapies whereas; his wife will need to learn fewtechniques to deal with stress and anxiety along with counseling sessions.
2PSYCHOLOGYTable of ContentsIntroduction................................................................................................................................3DSM-V Diagnosis......................................................................................................................3Case Formulation.......................................................................................................................5Treatment Goal and Planning.....................................................................................................7Conclusion................................................................................................................................10References................................................................................................................................12
3PSYCHOLOGYIntroductionIt is known to everyone that if any individual in a family who is into excessivedrinking or into drugs then it will in turn effect the whole family because they will try to helpthe member but will get themselves pulled down to the bog. However, for a couple it is noteasy to be with a partner, who is into excessive drinking and drug use because therelationship will get into conflicts, blaming one another andfinallybecame a burden withoutlove. The partner of the addicted often is hurt, afraid, and ashamed or suffers from a sense offailure. Family members mainly try to cover up the mess and often are found taking moreresponsibilities and fighting the lost battle with their dear ones (Orford et al., 2013). Heavydrinking and drug use can not only affect the family but also can heavily affect career, healthand other aspect of a person’s life. Consuming drug or alcohol also equally affects not onlymen but also women, as alcohol is more absorbent in a women’s bloodstream, as they arelacking enzyme which alcohol dehydrogenate in the stomach, where as in men the alcohol isbroken down before it gets absorbed. Substance abuse mainly includes the persistent use ofboth alcohol and drugs. In this report, a case study of ‘The management of excessive drinkingand drug taking on the family’ is analyzed in three broad headings mainly comprising of thediagnosis, case formulation and treatment plan.DSM-V DiagnosisGeorge from the case study has been diagnosed with Substance use disorders.According to DSM-V substance use disorders mainly results from the use of separate classesof drugs like alcohol, cannabis, caffeine, hallucinogens, opioids, sedatives, inhalants, tobaccoand many more such substances. However, in case of George in this case study he has beenaddicted to alcohol for the last 5years. As per DSM-V George, falls mainly under Alcoholrelated disorder because as the diagnostic criteria suggest that a person should have at least
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