Tentative Theory and Diagnostic Impression

Document Type:Research Paper

Subject Area:Psychology

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Physical and mental health problems are some of the most prominent effects of substance addiction to the addicts. These social, physical and mental problems associated with addiction in the society naturally led to the emergence of concerted efforts from concerned members of the society to find solutions and to develop rehabilitation programs to help people with addiction problems. Since people started looking for solutions to this problem of addiction, several approaches have been developed by different researchers over the years. The multi-faceted nature of the types and effects of addiction issues to the society has led to the development of different solution programs depending on various factors including the disciplinary perspective the programs are approached. There are some models of addressing addiction problem that has been developed to date including Biopsychosocial model, Diseases Model, and Harm Reduction Model.

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He has also noticed his workplace productivity has also been negatively affected especially on Mondays (Levounis; 2014). Tentative theory of Oliver Vincent etiology of substance addiction Bio-psycho-social perspective and research on addiction as we have already mentioned take into consideration every dimension of an individual’s life from social, psychological and even spiritual. From Oliver Vincent’s description of his situation when he went to the psychiatrist, it is possible to develop a comprehensive theoretical explanation for the causes his addiction issues to substances such as cocaine and crystal methamphetamine. Normally, many drug addicts have a history of re-occurring psychiatric conditions such as mood swings and other mental conditions. The case of Oliver Vincent in this case study is however different from his description of his lifestyle and relationship with people in his inner and even outer cycle suggest.

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Continued exposure to this environment only means he will keep finding himself using the drugs because the drugs seem to be an important component of parties hosted by his cycle of gay community every weekend. The prominent component of drugs in the culture of Vincent’s cycle of gay community is obvious from the slang title of “party and play” developed by the community to refer to parties that are characterized by sex and drugs (Barry; 2014). Possible legal and ethical issues with treatment of Vincent’s substance abuse and addiction issues Addiction and abuse of drugs have for years been a problem associated with shame as a result of society’s perception of the issue. The result of this social perceptions has naturally created various ethical and legal issues affecting both the users and even the people trying to assist them to overcome the problem.

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Legal issues associated with substance abuse and addiction are mainly experienced when the substance being abused are illegal for recreational use. • The next step for him is to seek help in addressing the issue of drinking; a habit that is the source of all his problems because impairs his judgment leading him to use the drugs even when he doesn’t want to. • During this stage of rehabilitation, Vincent can start interacting with his friends but only in environments where there are no access to alcohol and drugs • Once he has dealt with drinking, Vincent can resume partying with friends since he won’t use the drugs as long as he is sober. Conclusion In summary, it is evident from the case study of Oliver Vincent addiction problems in this paper that addiction is an issue that is not only influenced but also affected by various aspects from both personal and social level.

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It is also clear that bio-psycho-social perspective is the best approach to the problem because it addresses all the social, psychological and behavioral issues related to drug abuse and addiction. The society should also review several of its cultural, legal and ethical standards to eliminate them from continuing to be the major impediments to people with addiction problems from seeking help. Levounis, P. Arnaout, B. Marienfeld, C. Eds.  Handbook of Motivation and Change: A practical guide for clinicians. Burlington, MA: Jones & Barlett Learning.

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