Perspectives on Substance Use, Disorders and Addiction, Second Edition, is a philosophical and clinical text that suggests new ways to think about the relationships, enjoyment, and troubles with substances of pleasure. The book is designed for students and clinicians who come in contact with and treat individuals and families struggling with the causes and consequences of substance use disorders and addiction. The second edition of Perspectives presents a refreshing blend of ancient and contemporary ideas on the natural pleasures and potential powers of alcohol and drugs in our everyday individual and collective lives.
Chapter 12: Moderate Substance Use Disorder
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.
Samantha: Shadow Use to Watchful Use
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 ...