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Substance Abuse Disorder Patient Case

Substance abuse has been increasing among the younger population, especially among adolescents in the United States. In Mattson, the number of emergency room visits and deaths related to substance abuse overdoses have increased to 300 emergency room visits per day. Substance abuse is defined as maladaptive patterns of behavior that involves dependency on anything that an individual may ingest that alters mood, cognitive status, or a behavior pattern. The article presents a case study demonstrating the chronic opioid abuse by a 25-year old male who was previously diagnosed with depression and anxiety and presents with withdrawal symptoms to the detoxification center for treatment. The individual was admitted for five days detoxification unit with plan to continue with the additional 28-day in substance abuse rehabilitation program, located in New York. Upon discharge from inpatient substance abuse care facility, patients are offered outpatient treatment programs that suits best for the individual person. All the manifestation symptoms are related to the substance abuse.


Margarita Israilova

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