The Culture of Addiction

Write a 5–6 page assessment in which you analyze the impact of substance-related and addictive disorders on a selected population.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies:

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Competency 2: Analyze research findings from within the field of abnormal psychology.
Describe patterns of substance use in special populations.
Describe symptoms of addiction within special populations.
Analyze factors that influence the occurrence of substance-related and addictive disorders in special populations.
Competency 3: Apply the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to psychological disorders.
Describe the scope of substance-related and addictive disorders in special populations.
Competency 5: Analyze treatment of psychological disorders.
Analyze barriers to treatment for substance-related and addictive disorders in special populations.
Evaluate the consequences and implications of non-treatment of substance-related and addictive disorders in special populations.
Competency 6: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.
Use APA format and style.

Use the Internet and the Capella University Library to research substance abuse and addiction in special populations, including women, the elderly, African Americans, Native Americans, and GLBTQ individuals.

Then, analyze the impact of substance-related and addictive disorders in one of the special populations you researched. Include the following in your assessment:

The scope of the problem. Be sure to include statistical information about the prevalence of substance-related and addictive disorders for this population.
Any substance-use patterns specific to this population.
Any signs or symptoms of addiction that are specific to this population.
An analysis of the factors that influence the rate of substance-related and addictive disorders in this population.
An analysis of the barriers to identifying and treating substance-related and addictive disorders in this population.
An evaluation of the implications and consequences of nontreatment for this population.
If you wish, you may use the APA Paper Template, linked in the Resources, to complete this assessment.

Additional Requirements
Title page: Include a title, your name, course, date, and faculty name.
Reference: Include a minimum of two professional sources and one peer-reviewed journal article. Additional references may be used.
Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations should be formatted according to APA style and formatting.
Length: Your assessment should be 5–6 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding the title page and reference page.
Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12 point.

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Then, analyze the impact of substance-related and addictive disorders in ONE of the special populations you researched. Include the following in your assessment:
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