Halfway House

In a 7-9 page paper

 

Age, gender, race, mental health status, economic status and family bond all have some impact on drug use and addiction. 

You are working in a halfway house for inmates. The house takes low risk offenders. The home will take inmates who are occasional drug users but not drug addicts due to risk management issues. They take into consideration the above factors of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, family bond and mental health disability of each inmate as it relates to their drug use and addiction in order to screen out higher risk inmates that might compromise the security of their home.

Assignment Guidelines

 

  • Select two of the following factors of drug use and addiction:
    • Age
    • Gender
    • Race
    • Mental health status
    • Economic status
    • Family bond
  • Address the following in 7–9 pages:
  • For each of your selected factors:
    • With regard to drug use, abuse and addiction:
      • What positive influence can this factor have? Explain.
    • What kind of negative impact, if any, can the factor have on drug use? Explain in detail.
    • What kind of negative impact, if any, can the factor have on drug addiction? Explain in detail.
    • How are factors that influence drug use different from those that influence drug addiction? Explain in detail.

In 5-7 paragraphs

You are setting up a new drug program for inmates at the local jail. Age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status and mental health disability of each inmate is taken into consideration when treating drug use and drug addiction. While designing the new program, you begin to ask yourself how your own life experiences can be used to help the inmates.

Assignment Guidelines

 

  • Consider your own experiences or the experiences of those close to you when answering the following questions.
  • In 5–7 paragraphs, address the following:
    • How do you think age impacts decisions to use drugs? Explain.
      • What role do you think age plays in drug addiction? Explain.
    • Do you think women or men, if one more than the other, are more prone to drug use and drug addiction? Why?
    • In your opinion, how do you think race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation play a role in drug use? Explain.
    • What types of issues might exist with regard to economic status and drug use?
      • What about drug addiction?

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