Both partners gradually increased the frequency and quantity of their drinking, as they became involved with a social group of older (late 30's) lesbians and began routinely going to a gay bar. Identify and sort through the relevant facts presented by Casey. Identify the problems, issues, concerns that arise in Casey's situation. Who should be included in your work with Casey, and why?
Casey reports that they both decreased their drinking at this point, due to concerns about their finances and interest in starting their new careers. Analyze the issues in terms of knowledge presented in the training modules. Use training materials to develop a list of options and an initial plan of action for intervention with Casey.
Casey and Angie are "out" at work and with both families of origin. Identify the positive and strengths aspects of Casey's situation 4.
She continued this pattern through high school but cut back during her first two years of college due to lack of money to buy alcohol and more difficult access.
She began drinking regularly (1-2 times per week) and heavily (to intoxication) at the age of 13, usually in the company of an older cousin or school friends.
Robert Joaquín Olivares, a 38-year-old Mexican immigrant, and his 35-year-old wife presented to a family services agency with the complaint of "family problems." The Olivares have been married for twelve years and they have two children (a son aged 6 and a daughter aged 8). In response to questions about her use of substances, Casey describes herself as a "social drinker." Her typical pattern is to consume 3-6 drinks during each of 2-3 drinking occasions per week.
These materials provide opportunities to develop and enhance application skills. What kinds of referrals in your practice community would you make and why? Marcel is a 21-year-old African-American man, self-referred for inpatient treatment due to drug and alcohol abuse.
Each case involves the integration of content across modules, and may be revisited throughout the course of training. He is currently unemployed, homeless, and has charges pending due to a number of "bounced" checks written over the past several months.