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Mild Substance Use Disorder
Mild Substance Use Disorder
Introduction

This chapter, also a short one, includes two case studies of individuals who were concerned about their recent drinking patterns. Both had solid ego functions of self-care and developed more satisfying habits in less than a year.

Clinical Cases
Karen: Problematic Use at a Problematic Time to Social Use

Karen was a 42-year-old woman in psychotherapeutic treatment with me for 5 months. She had recently earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology, found a clinical therapy job at an outpatient clinic shortly thereafter, and was very well regarded by its director. As usual, I found myself instinctively registering her impact and quickly felt the energy of her strong ego functions of self-care.

She was eager to learn more about herself and ...

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