Week 10 Discussion 1

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Van Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018) and/or American Psychiatric Association. (2013). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that is current. I have also attached my discussion rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed TODAY at 7pm.

Discussion – Week 10

Cultural influences–limited here to racial and ethnic groups–can be powerful forces in addiction etiology and treatment. Beliefs of how addition is defined and perceived, as well as motivation to seek treatment or change addictive behaviors, can be strongly influenced by cultural mores. Counselors working with addicted clients should have a basic foundation knowledge of such beliefs in order to better understand their clients in context.

For this Discussion, you will compare various aspects of addiction across two racial or ethnic groups. Please go to the Walden Library and locate at least one journal article from the last 5 years for each of the two groups you selected. You will use these articles and your text as supporting resources for this Discussion.

Post by Day 3 a comparison (similarities and differences) of the prevalence, sociocultural factors, and treatment issues associated with addiction within two identified racial or ethnic groups. Include considerations for additional influences such as spirituality and socio-economic status. Use specific examples to illustrate your points.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Required Resources


Note: To access this week’s required library   resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in   the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.


· Van Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018). Addiction treatment: A strengths perspective (4th ed.)Boston, MA: Cengage.

o Chapter 11, “Ethnicity, Culture, and the Socioeconomic Determinants of Addiction” (pp. 431-471)

· Gubi, P. M., & Marsden-Hughes, H. (2013). Exploring the processes involved in long-term recovery from chronic alcohol addiction within and abstinence-based model: Implications for practice. Counselling & Psychotherapy Research, 13(3), 201–209.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

· Hendricks, P. S., & Leventhal, A. M. (2013). Abstinence-related expectancies predict smoking withdrawal effects: Implications for possible causal mechanisms. Psychopharmacology, 230(3), 363–373.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

· Lee, H. S. (2015). The ethical dilemma of abstinence-only service delivery in the United States. Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, 12(1), 61–66.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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