Impact of Addictions For this assignment, select a specific substance use disorder or gambling to be your focus. The assignment focus is independent of the other two unit assignments that you will develop later in this course. Review theories that explain addiction, using the specific addiction selected, to illustrate the key concepts. Next, describe the impact of this substance use (or gambling) on the individual, family, and community by integrating relevant scholarly sources. Your paper should address the following points: •Describe at least two theories that help to explain what causes addiction. •Describe the neurological and biological impact of the selected behavior. •What social and cultural issues impact the legal and social consequences of this behavior? How might the consequences differ depending on the client’s age, race or ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic class? •How do these behaviors likely impact intimate and family relationships? •What model of addiction best describes the factors described? Assignment Requirements •Written Communication: Written communication is thoughtful and free of errors that detract from the overall message. •APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to the current APA style and formatting. •Number of resources: Minimum of six scholarly sources. Distinguished submissions will likely exceed this number. •Length of paper: 6–8 typed, double-spaced pages. Additionally, a title page and references page. •Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
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