Joe is the director of a county substance abuse program and has been dependent on alcohol for the last 15 years. He wants to stop drinking and found a counselor in another county close to where he works. During the intake he reported that in addition to using alcohol, he also uses cocaine occasionally. While he is willing to give up the alcohol, he is not willing to give up the cocaine.
You need to explain that you manage a Level I ASAM program and that he is not allowed to use cocaine or drink.
What is ASAM?
What is the criteria for ASAM I?
What is ASAM II?
What is ASAM III?
What is the 3rd drug that forms in your body when you use alcohol and cocaine?
What is your recommendation for this client?