UW-Madison SOCWORK 453 - Final Exam Study Guide (21 pages)

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Socwork 453 - Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

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Soc Work 453 Edition 1nd Exam 3 Study Guide Lectures 16 22 Lecture 16 Medical approaches Video This was a video about two case studies of men named Tom and Adam Disulfiram in treatment better if abstinent Acamprosate works on symptoms Naltrexone works if you are working to stay abstinent and you slip and have a drink Makes it easier to stop and prevent you for relapsing Topiramate a medication being tried now It reduces withdrawal symptoms from alcohol The nice thing about this drug is that you can take it while you still are drinking Tom and Adam both were described the off label drug Topiramate in order to reduce their withdrawal symptoms from alcohol They both described that in the first few weeks the drugs didn t work but then gradually it worked on reducing drinking The medicine was able to make both men feel comfortable about stopping drinking and they were able to take back control of their lives They both eventually stopped drinking completely Substance use disorders as chronic medical illness According to McLellan some arguments for drug addiction that make it a chronic medical condition are that It can be diagnosed There is a role of personal responsibility Genetic heritability Treatment response Drug dependence can be diagnosed through the DSM just like chronic illnesses Personal responsibility is about people who choose to go to treatment or not Substance use disorders are not too different from anything else For genetic heritability addiction risk can be up to 50 which is a very similar number to other chronic medical illnesses And then treatment response is about always having to recognize what the triggers for drinking or using are It is similar to other chronic illnesses because for chronic illnesses people have to do major lifestyle changes such as eating better exercising and keeping an eye on their disorder for the rest of their lives Addictive disorders as chronic medical illnesses Advantages Decreasing stigma More people may seek treatment

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