Classification of Drugs

Classification of Drugs

Visit the site ( for Substance Abuse: Information for School Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, and Counselors, Fifth Edition, to enhance your understanding of chapter concepts. You’ll have the opportunity to practice your skills through video- and case-based Assignments and Activities as well as Building Counseling Skills units and to prepare for your certification exam with Practice for Certification quizzes.

Case Examples

Casey is a 48-year-old male who visits his primary care physician. He complains of insomnia, anxiety, frequent acid indigestion, and fatigue. On his blood panel, he shows some impairment in his liver functioning. He is borderline diabetic and has hypertension.

Matilda is a 33-year-old female who comes in to an emergency room complaining of severe lower back pain. An x-ray is negative. She is restless and agitated, has a runny nose, and complains of an upset stomach. Her vital signs are normal.

Chris and his wife are seeing you for marriage and family therapy. Chris works in the financial industry in a high-paced, stressful environment. His wife says Chris hardly sleeps and does not eat regularly. His moods are erratic. The couple has some financial problems, which Chris attributes to bad investments. The couple was court-ordered to counseling following a domestic violence incident.