This 7 page paper provides an overview of a client case study for an individual suffering from alcholism. This paper shows the client diagnostic process and the treatment protocols. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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noted a family history of alcoholism, including a father who was an alcoholic. In addition, the patient also outlined a long history of problems related to obesity and hypertension,
and a review of his medical history supported this. At the time of his admission, the patient stated that he had admitted himself to the facility because his
wife had stated a concern for his health related to his drinking and because his depression had lead to suicidal ideation. Specifically, D.K.s drinking had become a personal focus,
and had progressed from social drinking to hidden drinking and the abuse of other substances, including crack-cocaine. Self-report also allowed for the assessment of suicidal ideation, which was consistent
with the view that he was attempting to "poison" himself with alcohol. The patient also mentioned an example of suicidal ideation, when he sat in his running car with
the garage doors closed, perhaps attempting to induce carbon monoxide poisoning. The patients first stay at a treatment facility resulted from his wifes concerns and her statement that she would
not remain in the marriage if he did not get help for his substance abuse. After his stay in 1996, his behaviors improved for a short period of time,
after which he began drinking again. After this, the patient demonstrated a desire to poison himself, and this resulted in his own concerns over self-safety determining his second visit
in the facility. At the time of his second admission, a mental status exam was conducted, which determined certain elements that were important to determining a treatment plan.
The mental status exam suggested that D.K. was both cooperative and depressed, and this was underscored by his voluntary decision for admission. Though D.K. was alert, showed normal orientation