Chemical Use Assessment

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Chemical Use Assessment



Dates of Interviews:


REASON FOR ASSESSMENT: Drinking and behavior problem

SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Online libraries, journals and articles

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: In this case study we are analyzing Jay's drinking habit in relation to his behavior.



Attitude and Behavior of Jay: Poor

Social Functioning of Jay: Average

Occupational Functioning of Jay: N/A

Financial Aspects of Jay: N/A

Familial Relationships of Jay: Average

Legal History of Jay: N/A

Health History of Jay: Normal

Spiritual History of Jay: Normal

Diagnostic impression:

Social History of Jay W shows that he is addicted to alcohol, which is now creating problem for his parents, in terms of his behavior. Social psychology in recent years reveals the idea of man as there is guidance in the behavior regarding his personal characteristics and qualities; however, this is not always the case. The fact is that when one person watches the other as an actor, he seems to figure out a situation on which his action appears. The observer does not waste any mental energy in trying to determine as to what incentives can be affected by the situation in this or that behavior, and what sort of barriers can prevent these reactions. A person's behavior might possibly be sent to a situation where significant people can socially become a part of this situation.

The use of alcohol is a common experience among youth, with recent national survey data indicating rates of lifetime use of alcohol at 78% for 12th graders (high-college seniors), 65% for 10th graders, and 47% for 8th graders. Recent economic analyses have indicated that alcohol consumption among underage drinkers (defined as age 12-20 years) accounted for almost 20% of consumer expenditures for alcohol in the United States and that the cost associated with underage drinking was approximately $53 billion per year.

The Continuum of Alcohol Use and Abuse Behaviors

It is useful to envision alcohol use and abuse during childhood and adolescence as a continuum of behaviors, beginning with initial use and escalating to more frequent and higher levels of use, to experiencing alcohol-related problems, such as missing college because of drinking, and finally, to the expression of a clinical disorder.

Defining Behavior

Basically it is the study of human behavior and the study of social relationships in groups, the formation in those groups, ways of conflicts and ways to resolve them. Figuring out how to shape behavior of members in the social groups is considered essential.

Some types of instinctive human behavior, i.e., congenital, others are formed on the basis of improving their position in a society. Many social interactions are met as a result of learning. Firstly, the child is more attached to his mother and then that the child learns to respond to the manifestations of love. Student, long deprived of physical stimulation, parental touch slows development, and there is susceptibility to disease. This form of emotional deprivation can have lasting consequences (Miller, 2004).

Precursors, consequences and implications at college

Precursor behaviors are innocuous behaviors that reliably precede the occurrence of problem behavior. Intervention efforts applied to precursors might prevent the occurrence ...
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