For this Assignment, review the case studies in the Learning Resources. Recall the factors used to determine the appropriateness of the medication used to treat a client’s substance abuse. Anticipate side effects of the medication used in treatment. Consider the role of the counselor to convince the client to follow through with the prescribed treatment.
In a 2- to 3-page APA-formatted paper, include the following:
- Explanation of the factors that indicate the appropriateness of the medication in potentially treating the client’s substance abuse
- Explanation of the expected side effects of the medication and the counselor’s role in monitoring these side effects
- Justification of the medication to advocate for its use to encourage the client to continue with treatment