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Due Date: 11:59 pm EST Sunday of Unit 6
Assume that you are a helping professional and you are meeting your new client for the
first time. In the referral, the client identified a major problem in living that they are
experiencing. In preparation for this meeting, you must conduct some basic research
about the problem to understand the client’s current situation. Once you have some
information on the problem, you will be looking for services in your local area that you
can suggest to support the client in resolving their problem in living.
The following are the sections of your paper:
o What is the problem you are discussing, including the problem’s
o Who is affected by the selected problem?
o What are the underlying causes of the problem?
o What are the potential impacts of this problem? (Is there a domino
effect? Does this problem prevent the client from meeting their basic
needs? Does this problem impact other aspects of their lives?)
o What types of services or supports are needed to resolve/
• Two local service suggestions to help clients:
o Share the information for a specific program or service in your area that
you can suggest to the client. Be sure to include the program name.
o What is the service offered? How does it work? (i.e., is it a home visiting
program, do they offer long-term in-office counseling, do they have an on-
• Identify the barriers a client may face in accessing the services identified.
o Restate your thesis and tie all of your findings together.
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o Discuss any shortcomings you found in your area when looking for
o Discuss any specific suggestions or ideas you may have to help clients
experiencing the problem you selected.
• Written work must be at least 4 pages (not including title and APA reference
pages; typed and double spaced with 12 pt. font) and APA style In-text citations.
• College level writing is expected. Review and edit your paper several times
before submitting. Make sure you have an introduction, well developed
paragraphs with transitions, a conclusion, complete sentences, proper
punctuation and that you carefully proofread your paper before submitting it.
• 2 resources plus the textbook are required.
o The majority of the information should be written in your own words
(paraphrased), with citations to show where the material came from.
o Whenever you use material that is not your own, even if you are
summarizing or paraphrasing, you must give credit to the original source.
o When you cannot use your own words, you must use quotation marks.
Save quotes for when there is simply no other way to put the information
into your own words and limit it to a sentence or two.
o All students are encouraged to utilize the Post Writing Center for
assistance with APA style papers.
• Carefully edit and proofread your work before submitting it via the Safe Assign
Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated before you write
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Evaluation Rubric for Unit 6 Assignment
CRITERIA Deficient Needs
Improvement Proficient Exemplary
(0-1 Points) (2-3 Points) (4 Points) (5 Points)
The introduction is
missing or poorly
presented.The introduction is
presented, but key
details are missing.The introduction is
presented, but minordetails are missing. The introduction is
clearly and fully
presented, including all
(0-8 Points) (9-11 Points) (12-14 Points) (15 Points)
information is missing
or poorly presented.The background
included but is
missing key details.The background information is included but is
minor details.The background
information clearly and
including all details.
Impact of theproblem
Discussion of the
impact of the
problem is missingor poorly presented.
The impact of the
discussed but ismissing key details. The impact of the
problem is discussed
but is missing minordetails. The impact of the
problem is clearly and
accurately discussed,including all details.
Local services toaddress the
Local services are
not identified or
discussed.Local services are
details.Local services are
discussed but missing
minor details.Local services are
clearly and accurately
discussed, including alldetails.
Barriers to access aremissing or poorly presented.
Barriers to access
present but aremissing key details. Barriers to access are present but are missing minor details. Barriers to access are clearly and fully presented, including all details. (0-1 Points) (2-3 Points) (4 Points) (5 Points)
The conclusion ismissing or poorly presented. The conclusion is
present but ismissing key details. The conclusion is
present but is missingminor details. The conclusion is clearly and fully presented, including all details.
(0-5 Points) (6-7 Points) (8-9 Points) (10 Points)
Resources Paper is not
supported by outside
resources or textbook
N/A 1 resource plus the
textbook. 2 or more resources
plus the textbook.
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that do not impedeprofessional
Few errors that do not
Writing and format are
clear, professional, APA
compliant, and error
Paper Topic AssignmentSubstance Abuse
Substance abuse is the excessive use of drugs in a way r that damages the user and those around them. It is a
serious health issue that may impact one's physical, emotional, and social well-being. The most often misused
substance is alcohol, followed by cocaine, marijuana, and opioids. Adult alcohol addiction in the USA is a serious
issue. Over 14 million individuals in the USA are thought to misuse alcohol in some way. Individuals, families, and
communities are all directly impacted by the effects of alcohol misuse on their health and wellness. Alcohol abuse
is associated with many physical, mental, and social problems (Alozai & Sharma, 2022). It increases the risk of
numerous health problems, including liver cirrhosis, certain cancers, stroke, hypertension, depression, and
dementia. It also increases the risk of accidents, violence, and suicide. Excessive drinking can also lead to financial
and legal problems, social isolation, and strained relationships with family and friends.
Regular drinking of more than the maximum average of two servings for men and one for women is the
main risk factor for alcohol addiction. Other risk factors comprise having easy access to alcohol, having poor self-
esteem, being depressed or having other mental health problems, and a family history of AUD. Alcohol misuse
may also affect the economy. Alcohol misuse costs the US economy $249 billion annually; this covers medical
expenses, missed productivity, and expenses resulting from crime and auto accidents (Alozai & Sharma, 2022).
Employment of various measures can decrease adult alcohol abuse in the USA. These include raising alcohol taxes
and pricing, enacting measures to limit access to alcohol, and controlling the promotion and marketing of alcoholic
drinks. Furthermore, it's critical to support and make therapy for those with alcohol use problems accessible.
Information Literacy Assignment
RESOURCE IN APA FORMAT SUMMARY OF THE
TO THE TOPIC
Simon, R., Snow, R., & Wakeman, S. (2019).
Understanding why patients with substance use
disorders leave the hospital against medical
advice: A qualitative study. Substance Abuse,
Simon et al.
(2019) examine why
clients with substance use
disorders are released
from the medical facility
against medical advice.
The authors found four
main reasons why patients
leave the hospital early
interviews with 15
drug desire and
chronic and acute pain,
discrimination and stigma
by hospital staff, and
facility constraints. The
study's findings show that
Given that Simon et
al. (2019) emphasizes
explaining why Substance
abuse patients are
abandoning the hospital
against medical advice, this
study is highly relevant to
drug addiction and alcohol
abuse. The results offer
insightful information into
the causes of AMA
discharges for Substance
abuse patients and indicate
the need for enhanced
inpatient drug rehabilitation,
particularly for controlling
co-occurring pain and
withdrawal and addressing
the stigma associated with
discharges are linked to
higher mortality and re-
importance of inpatient
drug rehabilitation and
Substance abuse. The fact
that the authors did a
qualitative study and used
sampling to assure
diversity across gender,
ethnicity, age, and type of
drug use disorder gives
credibility to this study.
The authors analyzed the
transcripts using two
coders, giving them a
trustworthy source of
addiction among healthcare
Dimova, E. D., Strachan, H., Johnsen, S., Emslie, C.,
Whiteford, M., Rush, R., Smith, I.,
Stockwell, T., Whittaker, A., & Elliott, L.
(2022). Alcohol minimum unit pricing and
people experiencing homelessness: A
qualitative study of stakeholders' perspectives
and experiences. Drug and Alcohol
Review, 42(1), 81-
investigates the effects of
the minimum unit price
for alcohol on homeless
people. The study
employed a qualitative
technique to conduct a
with 41 stakeholders to
learn more about their
implementing MUP and
its effects on this
findings imply that
implementing MUP had
little effect on homeless
people and their access to
assistance. The authors
conclude that MUP is
likely to assist this
population on a
population level with
This study provides
valuable insights into the
potential impact of alcohol
least price on homeless
individuals. It suggests that
without managing alcohol
use and other complicated
issues, MUP is unlikely to
benefit this population at a
population level. This study
is particularly relevant for
people with alcohol use
disorder, as it highlights the
need for support services
and other interventions to
address their alcohol use
and other complex needs.
The study findings can
inform policymakers and
healthcare providers in
designing and implementing
interventions to reduce the
harm associated withhttps://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13548
support to address alcohol
addiction and other
complicated issues. The
reliability of the authors'
results is increased by the
interviews they conducted
with stakeholders to learn
about their opinions and
experiences. The research
was carried out in line
with ethical principles,
and the authors are
reputable scholars with
knowledge of the subject.
This research adds to the
body of knowledge on
MUP and sheds light on
its possible effects on
homeless people and its
alcohol use disorder in this
Alozai U., & Sharma S. (2022, June 21). Drug and alcohol use - StatPearls - NCBI bookshelf.
National Center for Biotechnology
Dimova, E. D., Strachan, H., Johnsen, S., Emslie, C., Whiteford, M., Rush, R., Smith, I.,
Stockwell, T., Whittaker, A., & Elliott, L. (2022). Alcohol minimum unit pricing and
people experiencing homelessness: A qualitative study of stakeholders' perspectives and
experiences. Drug and Alcohol Review, 42(1), 81-93. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13548
Simon, R., Snow, R., & Wakeman, S. (2019). Understanding why patients with substance use
disorders leave the hospital against medical advice: A qualitative study. Substance
Abuse, 41(4), 519-525. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2019.1671942https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513263/ https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13548 https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2019.1671942
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