Substance Use In Young People

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Substance Use In Young People

Jane is a 16 year old girl who is brought into the ED by SAAS. She was picked up in town intoxicated and threatening to harm herself with a blade she had in her purse. Jane states that she had been drinking with friends when her boyfriend left her to go smoke weed with his mates.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In order to engage Jane and understand the context of her drinking better, what might be important to ask her about?
    • A. 

      The story of what happened tonight

    • B. 

      Who else she was drinking with

    • C. 

      Where her boyfriend is now

    • D. 

      Where she goes to school

  • 2. 
    To begin with, which are the 5 most important pieces of information to know about Jane?
    • A. 

      How much she drinks

    • B. 

      Where she drinks

    • C. 

      What she drinks

    • D. 

      How often she drinks

    • E. 

      Has she harmed herself before

    • F. 

      Have her parents been informed she is here

    • G. 

      Who else is in her family

  • 3. 
    Jane tells you that she drinks approximately three times a week, at least 8 drinks on each occasion.   You ask Jane the following question, "Sometimes young people tell me that they drink because it leaves them feeling more confident, is that the same for you?" The purpose of this question is to assess....
    • A. 

      How much she likes drinking

    • B. 

      What function the alcohol serves

    • C. 

      How much she drinks

    • D. 

      Who she drinks with

  • 4. 
    Jane tells you that she drinks because that's what her boyfriend does and it helps them get on better.  What function does the alcohol serve for Jane?
    • A. 

      Makes her popular

    • B. 

      Improves her relationship with her boyfriend

    • C. 

      Stops her feeling anxious

    • D. 

      Keeps her out of trouble

  • 5. 
    You ask Jane, "what happens with your boyfriend at the times when you are not drinking together?", Jane answers that they fight a lot or he pays more attention to his mates. You then ask Jane, "Is it fair to say that drinking together sort of worked well initially to help you get along, then over time it has become trickier? Like with what has happened tonight?" This reflection creates an opportunity to.....
    • A. 

      Highlight the long term costs of relying on substances to improve her relationship

    • B. 

      Get more information about what they fight about

    • C. 

      Provide her with information about the dangers of drinking

    • D. 

      Understand more about what she does at school and at home