In many states, marijuana is now legal for certain medical purposes. What are your state’s laws regarding marijuana? Identify some clinical issues that may now present themselves because of this. What if you have a client who is addicted to alcohol and narcotics, who is also using marijuana to help with chronic pain?
How might you address this situation? What faith-based or spiritual beliefs support or conflict with this situation?
This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:
10) Describe a variety of helping strategies for reducing the negative effects of substance abuse and dependency.
116) Demonstrate ethical behaviors by adhering to established professional codes of ethics that define the professional context within which the counselor works, in order to maintain professional standards and safeguard the client.