Addiction can be broken down into two categories, physical and psychological dependence. The first type, physical addiction, is when the body develops a physiological reliance on the drug because the drug changed the natural state of being in the body. The most common drugs that cause physiological dependence are opioids, tobacco and alcohol. More examples of physiological change due to heroin are affected hormonal and neuronal systems in the brain, causing long term imbalances National Institute on Drug Abuse. It also causes deterioration in the white matter area of the brain, meaning it affects decision-making, dealing with stress and the ability to regulate behavior.
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Currently living illegally in the living room of a man who actively uses substances, she spends much of her time on the streets. One daughter and both siblings died of overdoses; her mother and other daughter have disowned her. She has been accepted into a methadone outpatient program, receives psychotherapy, case management, medical treatments and SSI. She received a Section 8 voucher, but missed her appointments. Subsequently the voucher expired and cannot be renewed. Wait lists for public housing are too long, and a history of arrests may prejudice her application.
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Create Account For: Author Editor. In October , 83 front-line Irish service providers working in the addiction treatment field received accreditation as trained practitioners in the delivery of a number of evidence-based positive reinforcement approaches that address substance use: 52 received accreditation in the Community Reinforcement Approach CRA , 19 in the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach ACRA and 12 in Community Reinforcement and Family Training CRAFT. This case study presents the treatment of a year-old white male engaging in high-risk substance use. He presented for treatment as part of a court order. A post-treatment assessment at week follow-up revealed significant improvements.