hypothetical case study 2

Julie uses heroin for her reported chronic pain. She states that if she does not take something for her pain, she becomes depressed and suicidal. She has agreed to see a counselor. She has also stated that she does not know anything about her treatment options but is willing to try any method to overcome her addiction and depression.

Based on what you have learned in this module, explain to her the advantages and disadvantages of the following techniques as well as the possible outcomes:

  • 12-step program
  • Group therapy
  • Behavioral contracting
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Relapse prevention

Once you have posted, review at least two of your classmates’ posts. Read over their advantages/disadvantages and outcomes. Do you share the same? Discuss which options you think would be the best for Julie.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document

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