Running Head: SCREENING FOR A SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERScreening for a substance abuse disorderDateNameInstitution1SCREENING FOR A SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDER2In the case, I was supposed to screen Marcella for any substance use risk or disorder orpossible future risk in drug and substance use. Marcella is a fifteen-year-old girl who is bi-racial.She is African-American female. The referral was from the attending psychiatrist from the localcommunity hospital. It was at this hospital where Marcella had been treated for an overdose ofprescription pain medicine. From the information that I received from the file that thepsychiatrist used, Marcella took the overdose of the prescription drugs because she wanted todie. The file also indicated that Marcella is being raised by her grandparents due to the severefinancial condition of her single mother.Marcellas mother has never been married and has raised Marcella single-handedly fromher birth. Due to this, Marcella now lives with her grandmother who together with her stepgrandfather drink alcohol at all times and had experimented with drugs when they were younger.The step-grandfather also smokes marijuana on a daily basis. He says that the marijuana helpsrelieve pain from a back injury that he suffered some time back. He suggests that the state shouldlegalize medical marijuana since he feels that it works better than the prescription pain pills thatare offered at the hospital. Bethany is the name Marcella ...
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