Choose one of the case studies provided, and read it carefully before you begin writing. This assignment is not just writing a research paper. Using the provided template and information gleaned from reading the chosen case study, you will thoroughly assess the subject’s clinical needs.

CASE STUDY ASSESSMENT PAPER INSTRUCTIONS
Note: The case studies involve issues that may bring up unwanted feelings or are emotional triggers for you. If
this is true for you, please let me know in an email or text right away so we can discuss it privately.
Choose one of the case studies provided, and read it carefully before you begin writing. This assignment is not
just writing a research paper. Using the provided template and information gleaned from reading the chosen case
study, you will thoroughly assess the subject’s clinical needs.
The assessment must address the spiritual, genetic, and psychosocial aspects of the individual’s behavior;
ascertain if he or she is in use, abuse, or addictive cycle; and determine whether there are any co-occurring
diagnoses. Think through your readings from the textbook, the definitions of use/abuse/addiction, and treatment
needs associated with the level of use. Read the case study several times, paying close attention to the
information that has clinical significance (e.g., what substance he/she is using, how often, how long he/she has
used, longest periods of time without use, consequences of use, etc.). Also pay close attention to any family
history provided and what is reported about the family. Are there genetic indications and environmental
influences? How might the client’s spiritual condition affect recovery? Finally, you will be expected to make a
referral or recommendations for treatment based on your determination of the subject’s current needs.
Refer to the chapters on treatment in the May and Doweiko textbooks, focusing on what you know about the
client’s current use and the treatment indications of his/her use. Incorporate the Reading & Study materials from
the course into this assessment paper, using strong literature support for your assessment of the client’s current
issues and your referral suggestions. Cite the support for your assertions. Strong literature support means using
the course textbooks and presentations as well as any outside academic sources needed. Cite the sourse to
support your assertions. You must have a well-established argument for treatment; this is where you need to
draw from sources to explain why you are making your recommendations.
The body assessment paper must be 6–8 full pages (in addition to the title page and the reference page). Your
paper must be written in current APA format (font, margins, citations, references, etc.) and have a title page and
a reference page.

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