Addictions and Group Therapy

  1. Sharp and Chen (2019) stated that addiction is a progressive maladaptive exposure to psychoactive agents, which could be legal and illicit substances that affect and disrupt the brain function and person’s healthy behaviors. Explain the effects of addiction on the health and well-being of an individual? Why is it essential to educate the patient on these health concerns?  How can clinicians screen their patients for addictive tendencies? Cite two sources to support your reasoning.
  2. Since the mid-1970’s scientific research indicates certain treatment components for effective therapy.  If these components are utilized in therapy, then why do people still struggle with addition? Why does it take some people more than one or many times to battle their addictions and remain sober? Cite two sources to support the rationale.