This is a group assignment. Each group will be given a choice of two different case studies that describe an individual who is experiencing symptoms of substance use disorder and the way the substance use disorder is interacting with that person’s environment. Each group will demonstrate its collective knowledge of screening, assessment, diagnosis, case conceptualization, and determining options for evidence-supported substance use treatment using the instructions below.
Here you should explain your theory of the case. Explain why you think this person developed a substance use disorder, factors that impacted the development of the disorder, and factors that will impact treatment. You may want to discuss the client’s stage of change and motivation for treatment. What is your prognosis? Do you think the client can and will recover and why? What kind of timeline do you imagine recovery would take?