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For this assignment, imagine you are a counselor
working in a disease model treatment program. A case study will be
selected for you. The person in your selected case study will
represent the "client" who is seeking help from your program.
Complete the following
sections for this assignment:
Introduction—In this section of the paper:
- Identify the client from the case study and briefly summarize
the client's demographic characteristics and addictive behavior
history that are relevant to the disease models of addiction. This
section sets the stage for the next sections.
Applications of Disease Models
—In this section:
- Apply your understanding of the disease models of addiction to
your client. Do client demographics and history suggest that your
client suffers from a disease of addiction? Based on your
interpretation, what disease model treatment strategies might you
recommend for this client?
Sociocultural Factors and the Disease Models—Finally, in
the last section:
- Describe how sociocultural factors ("medicalization" of
addictions through diagnoses, medical treatment, pharmacotherapy,
genetic influences, brain scans, and media portrayal of addictions)
may affect the client's perception of the problem and the addictive
- Describe factors that may contribute to the addictive behavior
as well as factors that may be helpful in overcoming the addiction
from the perspective of the disease models of addiction.
Create a 2 page essay in APA format according to
the instructions above. Use 2 scholarly sources for references. Be
sure to utilize in-text citations. The case study to use for the
assignment will be located in the link below.