Dimensional Treatments

Discuss the differences between multi- dimensional treatments and uni-dimensional treatments with substance abusers. In other words, discuss whether one specific treatment method should be used in the CJS (i.e. AA or NA only, therapy only, groups only) or if multiple treatment methods should be used where a number of different treatment methodologies are combined. Which do you think would have better treatment outcomes? What does the research state about treatment outcomes?

Also, and as part of this paper, discuss the efficacy of treating a substance disorder individually, treating a mental health disorder individually (depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, etc.) or treating both disorders together in a program that addresses both of these concerns in the CJS. What is your opinion and what does the research state? What does the research state about the percentage of co-morbid or dual diagnoses in the CJS vs. individual substance disorders and mental health disorders? Cite at least 6 current (last 5 to 10 years) research articles from scholarly sources for this paper. This paper should be a minimum of 8 pages and no longer than 10 pages, double spaced. Do not count your title page as one of the required number of pages. Remember that using APA style is imperative! An abstract is required and will count towards your minimum page number.

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