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1

What is substance use disorder?

The client displays cognitive, behavioral and physiological symptoms

The client continues to use the substance despite having substance-related problems

The substance may include: alcohol, cocaine, cannabism tobacco and hallucinogens

2

What is alcohol use disorder?

A problematic pattern of alcohol use that causes impairment or distress

Taking larger amounts, higher tolerance, craving or strong desire, failure to fulfill obligations at work, home, school

Loss of short-term memory

3

What is a gambling disorder?

Excessive gambling behaviors that lead to daily problems and jeopardize relationships

4

What defense mechanisms do addicts use?

Denial and rationalization

5

What are enablers?

Family or friends that allow the addiction to continue/progress

6

When should you use confrontation techniques?

For ESTABLISHED clients and family/friends that enable

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What are the signs of alcohol use?

Slurred speech, the odor of alcohol on breath, unsteady gait, coordination problems and staggering

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What are the signs of alcohol withdrawal?

Seizures and Tremors

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What are the signs of cocaine use?

Talkative, Pale, Hyperactive, Thin, Loss of Appetite

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What are signs of cocaine withdrawal?

Depression, Vomiting, and Fatigue

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What are the signs of heroin use?

Drowsiness, Euphoria, and Slow Breathing

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What are the signs of heroin withdrawal?

Bone pain, muscle spasms, and restlessness

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What are the signs of hallucinogen use?

Hallucinations, confusion, suspicion

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What are the signs of hallucinogen withdrawal?

Non-Existent with Hallucinogens