Addictions In A Counselor

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Addiction is a disease that can manifest itself in different ways such as gambling, sex, alcohol, drugs, cutting, and many more different ways. Addiction effect one out of ten people over the age of 12 (Drug Free Kids, 2010 & The Science of Addiction, 2017). Addictions to drugs include but are not limited to over use of prescriptions, illegal substances and alcohol. Addictions can affect many different people regardless of age, social class, educations, race, or ethnicity. Drugs don’t just affect the people taking them but they affect everyone around the person as well. Addictions aid people in doing things they normally would not do if they had not had the drugs, or an addiction to the drugs. This addiction makes not only their brain crave …show more content…
It would be good to know this to explain possible concerns with these job possibilities with the client. Also depending on the age of this client, a counselor must be aware that the younger the client the more likely their interests may be vast and vary (Sharf, 2013). A counselor would need to explore these different things with a client to establish what would be safe and beneficial for the client to look …show more content…
That in order to make these changes they need to take the right actions/steps to make a positive change. When helping them this population need to help the client realize that they will face challenges no matter where they will face challenges no matter what career/job/or education they decide to follow. Hopefully, while they received help to get sober they were able to come up with ways to keep on the right track when challenges happened, however, it is important to go over coping mechanisms with the client.
After going over possible career field with the client the counselor should allow the client to explore different jobs in the fields (Sharf, 2013). This allows the client to look into what jobs are out there and what the jobs consists of. This exploration of jobs could be given to the client as homework for the next meeting. One way to do this is having the client find information on at least one job or a set number of jobs before next meeting to discuss with

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