Addictive disorders occur when an individual uses a substance or medication to the point where they experience clinically significant stress or functional impairment, leading to possible intoxication, abuse, addiction, and withdrawal. Those suffering from addictive disorders may have their cognition, perceptions, or physiology debilitated. They may continue to use substances, even with they experience negative effects.
This video focuses on using motivational interviewing techniques to identify and address disruptive behavior and aggression. In the case demonstrated, Dennis, a 3-year-old boy, is referred to you by his Head Start program for fighting. His mother tells you he has previously been "kicked out" of 2 child care centers for the same problem.