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Addictions-Jellinek Curve
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02/24/2011

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What is the model from which Jellinek sees addiction, specifically alcoholism?
Definition
The disease model; a symptomatic and progressive, predictable set of symptoms that begins with increased tolerance, loss of control and eventually ending in death.
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What are the symptoms in the early phase of addiction and recovery on the Jellinek Curve?
Definition
Occasional relief drinking, followed by constant relief drinking and increase in alcohol tolerance. This is followed by onset of memory blackouts, increasing dependence on alcohol, secretive drinking, feelings of guilt, remorse and efforts to control fail repeatedly.
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Which symptoms characterize the CRUCIAL PHASE of the Jellinek Curve?
Definition
Loss of other interests, work and money troubles, friends & family avoided, tremors and early morning drinks; tries geographical escapes.
Term
What are some of the symptoms identifying the time between the crucial and chronic phase as the disease progresses?
Definition
physical and moral deterioration, onset of lengthy intoxications, drinking with chronic users, impaired thinking, indefinable fears, unable to initiate action.
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What is the 'chronic phase' of Jellinek's curve and what is unique about it?
Definition
The chronic phase of the curve approaches the bottom of the cycle and may be repeated multiple times in an obsessive, drinking cycle until the person comes out on the other side.
Term
Which symptoms represent the chronic phase of Jellinek's curve?
Definition
Obsession with drinking (substance), vague spiritual desires, all alibis exhausted, complete defeat admitted
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What are some of the early symptoms/signs on the progression toward rehabilitation (after cycling through?
Definition
Honest desire for help,learns abuse (alcoholism) is a disease, stop taking alcohol, meets former addicts who are normal and happy.
Term
As the person with a substance abuse/ addiction continues to recover...what is the phase of symptoms that proceeds from the initial entry into a recovery mode?
Definition
Spiritual needs are examined, right thinking begins, appreciation for new ways of life, physical overhaul by doctor, start of group therapy and onset of new hope.
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As the client recovers from substance abuse, what symptoms characterize the rehabilitation phase?
Definition
return of self-esteem, realistic thinking, diminishing fears of the unknown, new circle of stable friends, family and friends appreciate effort, new interests develop