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Running head: ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE1People Affected by Alcohol and Substance AbuseAllison R. BekaertThe University of Arizona Global CampusHCA430: Special PopulationsDr. Earl GreeniaMarch 7, 2022
ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE2“Effective integration of prevention, treatment, and recovery services across health caresystems is key to addressing substance misuse and its consequences and it represents the mostpromising way to improve access to and quality of treatment” (U.S. Department of Health &Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, 2016). First, we will be going over peopleaffected by alcohol and substance abuse and why they need assistance in my community.Second, we will go over the health services that are needed for people affected by alcohol andsubstance abuse that serves within my program. Third, we will describe my community programsprevention, treatment, and long-term care. Fourth, we will discuss the social and cultural normsof people affected by alcohol and substance abuse and how they play a role in the need for theservices offered by my program. Fifth, we will talk about two community organizations oragencies that helped implement my program and how they provide services to my clientele thatare not covered by my program. Lastly, we will discuss four potential funding sourced for myprogram.Alcohol and substance abuse are medical conditions that requires treatment to stop theaddictions to the substance. Alcohol abuse is drinking too much alcohol all at once or every daythat it effects your daily life. Substance abuse is someone who abuses substance more than itsattended or dosage. Some people that abuse alcohol and substances need assistance to overcometheir addiction. When people are addicted, they will need to recognize their addiction, weather ittakes a family member or a friend to sit down to have an intervention with them or they seekhelp themselves. Many times, alcohol and substance abusers are in denial that they are addicted,which is why they need assistance to guide them to recovery. No one can force someone to besober, the person will need to except the fact that they do have an addiction problem and get the
ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE3help they need to overcome the addiction. Some alcohol and substance abusers may needassistance in finding the treatment that is best for them.There are many different health service needs for people affected by alcohol andsubstance abuse. Some of the health services that are needed for people with alcohol andsubstance abuse is for them to have access to quality care, education services, access toemployment, homecare, and transportation. Quality care is important for patients that abusealcohol and substance because it will improve their physical and mental health, which willimprove their quality of life. It is also important that people are educated about alcohol andsubstance abuse because it can prevent people from becoming abusers or addicted to alcohol anddrugs. The Florida Department of Education has schools implementing students from K-12 beeducated on substance use and abuse to prepare the students for life and temptations that theymay face (EDOE Press Office, 2019).

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