Mental Health Discussion Paper
Research an article on primary, secondary, and/or tertiary prevention IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Give a brief (approximately one quarter written page) example of primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention as it relates to your article and explain why it is the specific type of prevention in this case. BE CLEAR IN YOUR DISCUSSION AS TO THE TYPE OF PREVENTION BEING UTILIZED AND WHAT SUBSTANCE ABUSE INTERVENTIONS WERE ACTUALLY INCLUDED IN THE PREVENTION EFFORTS. After your post is read I want the other students (and myself) to have more specific substance abuse interventions, based on your post, at their disposal for their clinical work. You must include the electronic journal reference in your discussion so that other students (and myself) can easily access your article by clicking on it. Re-read it before you post it and make sure you have included all points required in these instructions.
Clients who are diagnosed with both a substance use disorder and a mental disorder are considered to have a co-“morbid” diagnosis or “co-occurring” diagnosis (the current clinical terms) or a dual diagnosis (the out-dated clinical term which is still used at times). You are to research the issues involved in treating clients who have both a substance use disorder and an AXIS I and/or AXIS II mental disorder and present the clinical issues and considerations involved in treating these types of clients. You might consider discussing one specific comorbid mental health diagnosis and note the issues associated with it.