For this Discussion, review the media program in this week’s Resources and identify which clients struggle with chemical addiction and which clients struggle with behavioral addiction. Select one client with chemical addiction and one with behavioral addiction and reflect on the challenges these individuals face in overcoming their chemical and behavioral addictions.

Required Readings; 

Doweiko, H. E. (2019). Concepts of chemical dependency (10th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage.

Bean, A. M., Nielsen, R. K., Van Rooij, A. J., & Ferguson, C. J. (2017). Video game addiction: The push to pathologize video games. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48(5), 378-389.

Kardefelt‐Winther, D., Heeren, A., Schimmenti, A., van Rooij, A., Maurage, P., Carras, M., … & Billieux, J. (2017). How can we conceptualize behavioural addiction without pathologizing common behaviours?. Addiction, 112(10), 1709-1715. 

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012a). Behavioral and chemical addiction [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu.

By Day 3

Post a brief description of the two clients whom you selected and whether each has a chemical (physical) or behavioral (psychological) addiction. Then, explain one potential challenge for each client in overcoming his or her addiction. Support your response using the Resources and the current literature. Please follow guidelines. Thank You.

 
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