Impact of Addictions

For this assignment, select a specific substance use disorder or gambling to be your focus. The assignment focus is independent of the other two unit assignments that you will develop later in this course.

Research the history of this addiction and analyze how the history impacts theory and treatment for this addiction. This analysis of the historical context serves as an introduction to current issues to be addressed. Next, analyze the impact of this substance use (or gambling) on the individual, family, and community by reviewing relevant scholarly sources. Your analysis should address the following points:

•How does the impact of this behavior on an individual contribute to establishing a pattern of use that may escalate to addiction (meeting the criteria for a moderate or a severe specifier in DSM-5)?
•What social and cultural issues impact the legal and social consequences of this behavior? How might the consequences differ depending on the client’s age, race or ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic class? (Select at least two to synthesize in your response.)
•How do these behaviors likely impact intimate and family relationships across the lifespan?

Follow these assignment requirements:

•Written Communication: Written communication is thoughtful and free of errors that detract from the overall message.
•APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
•Number of resources: Minimum of six scholarly sources. Distinguished submissions will likely exceed this number.
•Length of paper: 6–8 typed, double-spaced pages, plus title page and references.
•Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

** I have attached the scoring guide. Please make sure to follow the ‘Distinguished’ heading for optimal points.

*Class Book:

Lewis, T. F. (2014). Substance abuse and addiction treatment: Practical application of counseling theory. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN: 9780132542654. 

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Impact of Addictions

For this assignment, select a specific substance use disorder or gambling to be your focus. The assignment focus is independent of the other two unit assignments that you will develop later in this course.

Research the history of this addiction and analyze how the history impacts theory and treatment for this addiction. This analysis of the historical context serves as an introduction to current issues to be addressed. Next, analyze the impact of this substance use (or gambling) on the individual, family, and community by reviewing relevant scholarly sources. Your analysis should address the following points:

•How does the impact of this behavior on an individual contribute to establishing a pattern of use that may escalate to addiction (meeting the criteria for a moderate or a severe specifier in DSM-5)?
•What social and cultural issues impact the legal and social consequences of this behavior? How might the consequences differ depending on the client’s age, race or ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic class? (Select at least two to synthesize in your response.)
•How do these behaviors likely impact intimate and family relationships across the lifespan?

Follow these assignment requirements:

•Written Communication: Written communication is thoughtful and free of errors that detract from the overall message.
•APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
•Number of resources: Minimum of six scholarly sources. Distinguished submissions will likely exceed this number.
•Length of paper: 6–8 typed, double-spaced pages, plus title page and references.
•Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

** I have attached the scoring guide. Please make sure to follow the ‘Distinguished’ heading for optimal points.

*Class Book:

Lewis, T. F. (2014). Substance abuse and addiction treatment: Practical application of counseling theory. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN: 9780132542654. 

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *