Many addiction treatment programs incorporate a multi factor approach to treatment, focusing on the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well being of the individual (Alcoholics Anonymous, 2012). Not only does addiction harm the body, it may also affect the mental well being of an individual. In addition, spirituality may also play an important role in addiction treatment. Each area of well being must be carefully assessed, examined, and treated. Failure to do so may result in a greater chance for relapse. It is also essential to consider the influence of gender for a person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well being when treating addiction (Myers & Salt, 2013).
For this Discussion, review this week’s resources and consider how physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well being are influenced by addiction. In addition, think about how men, women, or people with gender variant or gender non-conforming identities with addiction might experience the areas of well being differently.
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Post an explanation of two ways addiction impacts the physical, emotional, and spiritual well being of clients with problems with addiction. Then, explain how gender might influence the physical, emotional, and spiritual well being of clients with problems with addiction. Support your response using the resources and the current literature.
Addiction is a condition that has proved challenging to rehabilitate. All forms of addiction, regardless of the addictive substance, have adverse short-term and long-term effects on the addict. These effects are evident in the physical, spiritual, and emotional areas of one’s life. However, gender disparities have a significant impact on the nature and extremes of these effects. Addiction has a different impact on various genders, although it generally affects the physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of every addict’s life.680 words