This essay will require you to explore the role of culture in assessment and treatment. Create a hypothetical case by first identifying an individual’s culture (military, female, African American, college student, New Yorker, etc.), and secondly a substance abuse problem (alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamines, opioids, etc.). Then describe a specific treatment strategy that would be sensitive to the person’s culture and their addiction. Think about how the person self-identifies with the culture, cultural explanation of the illness, cultural practices re the substance, and treatment barriers. I want you to carefully consider how a treatment plan might look different for an American Indian with an alcohol addiction vs. a homeless person with a meth addiction, for example.
Requirements: 6 pages of text, using a minimum of 5 peer-review scholarly resources identified on a reference page in APA style.
The central idea is well developed and clarity of purpose runs throughout the paper
Evidence of critical, careful thought and insight
Evidence and examples are specific, while the focus remains tight