Analyze addictive behavior for their social effect on family

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Overview

There are two major projects for this course.

Scenario/Case Study: This is a final project (with milestones) in which students will analyze a scenario of an individual dealing with an addiction in order to explore potential diagnoses that could apply and to articulate a treatment plan for the individual. The goal of this assignment is to understand how addictions impact the individual, family, community, and/or society.

This assessment will assess your mastery with respect to the following course outcomes:

• Evaluate major intervention techniques for their effectiveness in treating addictions

• Differentiate between the physiological and psychological effects of mood-altering substances on behaviors and mental processes

• Analyze addictive behaviors for their social and psychological effects on the individual, family, community, or society

• Differentiate between the biological, environmental, and philosophical perspectives on addiction

Prevention Program: Students will design a small prevention program that could be implemented at a health fair, at a workplace, or in a school. The goal of this assignment is to articulate the social, biological, and psychological consequences of addictive behaviors to an at-risk population and contextualize issues of addiction in historical and social frameworks.

This assessment will assess your mastery with respect to the following course outcomes:

• Analyze addictive behaviors for their social and psychological effects on the individual, family, community, or society

• Identify connections between historical milestones and contemporary approaches to addictions

Prevention Program Prompt
Create a small prevention program that could be implemented at a health fair, at a workplace, or in a school. The goal of this assignment is to articulate the social, biological, and psychological consequences of addictive behaviors to an at-risk population and contextualize issues of addiction in historical and social frameworks.

Below are the critical elements that must be addressed in this prevention program. Drawing on the some of the elements from Milestone One, provide a complete prevention program for an at-risk population.

• Identify the population that is at risk that will be the focus of this prevention program.
o Possible populations can include (this is not an all-inclusive list):
i. Adult
ii. Senior
iii. Youth
iv. Adolescent
v. Workplace
vi. Church member
vii. LGBT

• Identify the addiction and the impacts it has on the individual, family, workplace and community.
o Possible addictions can include (this is not an all-inclusive list):
i. Alcohol
ii. Drugs
iii. Gambling
iv. Tobacco
v. Internet
o Possible impacts can include (this is not an all-inclusive list):
i. Family conflict
ii. Financial issues
iii. Reduced productivity
iv. Loss of faith
v. Reduced reputation and standing in the community
vi. Legal issues
vii. Loss of job
viii. Criminal charges

• Describe the history and social frameworks of this addiction and the at-risk population.
o What is currently in place with this at-risk population?
i. For example: April is alcohol awareness month, and October is violence prevention month.

• Where is the best place to implement this program?
o Possible places can include (this is not an all-inclusive list):
i. School
ii. Church
iii. Community center
iv. Business
v. Chamber of Commerce

• Provide information on the marketing and funding of the program.
o Possible marketing can include (this is not an all-inclusive list):
i. Facebook
ii. Twitter
iii. News
iv. Newspaper
v. Blog
vi. Company newsletter

• How will you evaluate success of this prevention program?
o Surveys
o Questionnaires
o Before and after statistics

View this example prevention program.

Milestones

Prevention Program Milestone One: Short Presentation
In Module Three, you will create a presentation in which you identify the population and addiction that you will be addressing with your prevention program.This milestone will be graded with the Prevention Program Milestone One Rubric.

Prevention Program Submission: Presentation

In Module Five, you will submit your final presentation, which should outline a small prevention program that could be implemented at a health fair, at a workplace, or in a school.This submission will be graded with the Final Presentation Rubric.

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