Addiction to illegal substances and alcohol is a coping mechanism that many children use to deal with the intense and painful reality of child abuse/neglect. The cycles of addiction can be generational and very difficult to overcome.
Create and describe an addiction scenario involving a minor and offer suggestions for which services you believe would be the most effective in that scenario. Provide details for the scenario such as age of client, signs of abuse, and the type of abuse. Be sure to address the following questions:
- What are some of the signs and symptoms for the client in your scenario?
- To what substances is the client addicted?
- What services are generally offered to help children break addiction and how do those services differ from services offered to adult addicts?