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My specialized population is Women

To complete this assignment, research your specialized population in the context of substance use disorder. Some good places to start your research are the following sites:

National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Veteran’s Affairs Mental Health Resources
National Institute on Aging
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Center for PTSD

Assignment Questions

Identify what are factors that raise the risks for developing a substance use or gambling disorder among this specific population?

Besides the expected negative effects of substance use or gambling disorder, what are other specific negative effects of addiction on this specific population?

How can culture and cultural beliefs impact the risk and severity of develop a substance use disorder or gambling disorder for this population?

What barriers and challenges need to considered when treating members of this specific population?

How might these barriers and challenges be overcome to serve affected people among this population?

Discuss how treatment or prevention may need to be adjusted to effectively serve individuals for this specific group.

  
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