This is a basic nursing research project for you...and it is important that you do the work yourself. How about if you come back with a nursing plan of care and we can help you tweak it?
I am game for that.
Remember that you, as a nurse, can do a variety of things for a person to improve their health status without a physician order. Your nursing plan of care should reflect your professional nursing assessment
of the patient. It should reflect your advocacy, and the POC should reflect patient goals.
Remember that nurses are concerned with the overall well being of the patient...not just the medical diagnosis. We may collaborate and consult with other disciplines as needed, often without MD order, as long as we have a nursing diagnosis which supports the action.
Sooo....what does a substance addiction do to a person's life? Which areas of the person's life are likely to be affected. Will this addiction affect his physical health? How about his psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual health. Does it affect their sexuality?
Do a little reading, put something together and lets talk...