Week 4 Discussion

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 by 03/20/19 at 8pm.

Discussion – Week 4

Are males or females more likely to enter into treatment?

What accounts for observed gender difference?

Does addiction have the same course and development in males and females?

What are some of the risk factors of addiction specific to sexual minorities?

Answers to these questions are merely the foundation for your understanding the influences of gender and sexual orientation on addiction etiology and treatment. As you review the assigned readings this week, consider how your enhanced understanding of these topics can improve your care delivery when working with addicted clients.

Option B:

Post by Day 4 an overview of the unique challenges and etiological influences associated with addiction in sexual minorities. Then, identify two risk factors for addiction in this group, and how these might be addressed in counseling, using examples to illustrate your points. Lastly, describe how you–as the counselor–might effectively convey support and enhance your skills in working with sexual minority clients with addiction.

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

Required Resources

  • Van      Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018). Addiction treatment: A      strengths perspective (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.
    • Chapter       12, “Gender, Sexual, and Sexual Orientation Differences” (pp. 473-505)
    • Chapter       6, “Addiction Across the Lifespan” (pp. 243-293)
  • American      Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual      of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
    • “Substance-Related       and Addictive Disorders” (pp. 481–589)
  • Becker,      J. B., Perry, A. N., & Westenbroek, C. (2012). Sex differences in the      neural mechanisms mediating addiction: A new synthesis and      hypothesis. Biology of Sex Differences, 3(1), 1–35.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Lanfear,      C., Akins, S., & Mosher, C. (2013). Examining the relationship of      substance use and sexual orientation. Deviant Behavior, 34(7),      586–597.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Mitchell,      M. R., & Potenza, M. N. (2015). Importance of sex differences in      impulse control and addictions. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6, 1–4.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Padilla,      Y. C., Crisp, C., & Rew, D. L. (2010). Parental acceptance and illegal      drug use among gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents: Results from a      national survey. Social Work, 55(3), 265–275.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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