Clinical Interviewing: Intake, Assessment, and Therapeutic Alliance

Make a list of specific drug-use problems and any non-drug problems that you identified in the case study. Include any item that you view as a problem, even if the person in the case study does not view this as a problem.

What stage of change would you assign the patient for each non-drug problem that was identified? Which drugs of use does the patient appear ambivalent about continuing to use yet wants to stop or greatly reduce the use of- e.g. hesitant/shifting back and forth about stopping (become abstinent) yet wanting to continue use (not change)? What non-drug problem(s) is/are the patient ambivalent about changing and yet not wanting to change?