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Chapter 12: Moderate Substance Use Disorder
This chapter includes two case studies of individuals who have moderate substance use disorders. Both women look forward to drinking wine at the end of the day and acknowledge drinking too much and too often. Each one struggled and arrived at a different solution to her concerns.
This is a case study of a heavy shadow user who acknowledged that she had problems with alcohol but wanted to include the pleasures of drinking in her life. Samantha struggled to discover her own relationship with alcohol, rather than accept the label imposed on her by our culture.
A 49-year-old blonde Californian, fit, competitive cyclist, watercolor painter, wife, and mother of two adult children sat ...