Hypothesize the risks and benefits in sober clients using pain medication as prescribed to help manage their pain.

Discussion—Relapse and Pain

One of the largest hurdles in recovering from a substance use disorder does not concern getting sober, but rather, staying sober over time. Relapse is a constant threat; clients are consistently battling against their triggers to remain sober. Additionally, many recovering users suffer from pain, sometimes due to the initial conditions that led them to use, or from conditions developed through their chronic substance use.

Keeping this in mind, respond to the following questions:

  • 1.Evaluate the most common relapse triggers.
  • 2.Analyze at least two relapse prevention strategies.
  • 3.Explain how pain causes complications in preventing relapse in sober clients.
  • 4.Hypothesize the risks and benefits in sober clients using pain medication as prescribed to help manage their pain.

Using information from the textbook, lecture materials, and other scholarly resources, write your initial response in approximately 300–400 words. Please be detailed oriented.

Discussion—Barriers and Differences in Treating Women

Treating substance-abusing women can be a completely different entity from treating men. Often, women who abuse substances face significant barriers when seeking treatment, and are often in need of therapeutic techniques specifically tailored to suit their needs.

Keeping this in mind, and using the textbook, lecture materials, and other scholarly resources, respond to the following questions:

  • 1Describe the barriers that women face when seeking treatment.
  • 2.Compare and contrast how these barriers differ from the barriers faced by men.
  • 3.Recommend several treatment modifications that should be made for women in treatment.
  • 4.Explain why these modifications are important and how they are different from treatment for men.
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