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In chapter nineteent (19) of the text, Doweiko outlines the “hidden faces of che
In chapter nineteent (19) of the text, Doweiko outlines the “hidden faces of chemical dependency.” He explores alcoholism/drug addiction in special populations, including: women, the elderly, African Americans, Native Americans, and gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals.. (Please see text attachment) Write a 5-7 page research paper that demonstrates an awareness of and ability to articulate the impact of substance use disorders in a special population. You may use the text, additional required readings and other material distributed in class as resources, however you must demonstrate that you conducted outside research to complete this assignment. A minimum of five outside references must be cited. All sources used as a reference or referred to must be cited according to APA guidelines. Papers must include, at a minimum, the following information related to addiction and special populations: 1) Scope of the problem. Statistical information about the prevalence of substance use disorders for this population 2) Substance use patterns and signs/symptoms of addiction that are specific to this population 3) Factors that influence the rate of substance use disorders in this population 4) Barriers to identification and treatment of substance use disorders 5) Special treatment needs 6) Strategies for engaging and retaining the substance abuser in treatment You will be asked to summarize the key points in your paper during class.

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