You have seen the many potential impacts of addiction on individuals. In this activity, you will apply this information to a particular case. Review the following websites related to individual impacts:
• Foundation for drug-free world (2008). Short- and long-term effects. In The truth about alcohol. Retrieved from http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/alcohol/short-term-long-term-effects.html• U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (2004). Alcohol’s damaging effects on the brain. Alcohol Alert, Number 63. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Publications Distribution Center. Retrieved from http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/aa63.htm
After reviewing the assigned reading, discuss the following:
• Imagine that a client of yours has a behavioral addiction such as gambling. ○ Identify the possible difficulties that individual may be experiencing in each of the major life areas (family/social, legal, work/school, financial, health).