Topic 2 DQ 1 (Obj. 2.4)
Explain the importance of a substance use disorder counselor understanding tolerance, synergistic effects, and withdrawal. What potential issues could arise if the counselor did not have this knowledge? Provide at least one example in your response. Additionally, discuss how a substance use disorder could mimic and/or co-occur with a variety of neurological, medical, and psychological disorders as discussed in the Differential Diagnoses sections of the Substance Use Disorders chapter in the DSM.
This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standard: 5.C.2.e. Potential for substance use disorders to mimic and/or co-occur with a variety of neurological, medical, and psychological disorders.
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