Risk Factors and Protective Factors

Aug 6th, 2014
Price: $10 USD

Question description

Risk Factors and Protective Factors

Drug use is found among all ages, genders, races, socioeconomic statuses, educational levels, and cultures. Throughout the course, you will follow the story of Aaliyah where you will apply the concepts you learn. In this module, you will meet Aaliyah and get to know her current situation.

Analyze the case study and review your readings. Respond to the following:

  • Identify and analyze Aaliyah's risk and protective factors for drug use. Describe at least two factors for each.
  • Discuss at least one thing not mentioned in the case study that could be an additional risk factor or protective factor for Aaliyah.
  • Explain what these risk and protective factors imply for future substance use.

Case Study Analysis—Part I

Aaliyah is a 25-year-old, single, Caucasian woman, who lives in an apartment with a friend. She moved outof her parents’ house at 18, after completing high school, to remove herself from her father’s alcohol use. Aaliyah smokes cigarettes and drinks alcohol occasionally. She is dissatisfied with her current job. She works full time as an administrative assistant at a contracting company, but she is ready for a career change. Aaliyah has decided to return to school to pursue a degree in criminal justice. She will be working and taking classes at the same time, fitting her school schedule around her work schedule. During her first session of school, Aaliyah notices that s he is having difficulty staying awake to complete her schoolwork at night after a full workday. She does not w ant her grades to fall, as her education is very important to her. However, she cannot afford to reduce her work hours. Her roommate makes coffee at night to help her stay awake. Soon, Aaliyah is drinking three or more cups of coffee a night to help her stay awake to complete her schoolwork.

Tutor Answer

(Top Tutor) Daniel C.
School: UC Berkeley

Studypool has helped 1,244,100 students

Review from our student for this Answer

Aug 18th, 2014
"Goes above and beyond expectations !"
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1827 tutors are online

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors