Alcohol Abuse

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Running Head: Alcohol and Substance Abuse 1 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Special Populations Lynne Trevisan September 14, 2013

Alcohol and Substance Abuse 2 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Alcohol and substance abuse is a very big problem in the United States. Many times it is the root cause of other problems exists in our lives. It not only affects the individuals’ physical and mental abilities, but it also affects the lives of family members. Therapy starts with the individual wanting to get better, and also with the members of the community taking notice of the vulnerable population in their neighborhoods, and surrounding communities. In this presentation, we will identify the people who are, or maybe most vulnerable to alcohol and substances, for whatever the reason might be, and identify the causes that make them vulnerable. We will look to implement a program into the community that will focus on prevention, and treatment in long term continuum program of therapy. These population groups, those who suffer from alcohol and drug use are most vulnerable because, there are limited jobs, leaders, and community cohesiveness. With limited jobs coming into the community, many people suffer from depression, and many times this is what starts the drinking or drug use. It might be a reaction to a problem that was already under the surface, lying dormant in a person’s sole, but the truth is, this problem only become worse once depression has become present, and many times, people don’t have the social support to fight against these urges. There’s a saying that was told to me when I was young, and it goes, “idol time is the devils playground.” With positive things, on a day to day basis, you will be subjective to negative prominent in lower income neighborhood with high crime rates.

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