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Risk Factors and Protective Factors

Case study analysis

Aaliyah is a 25-year-old, single, Caucasian woman, who lives in an apartment with a friend. She moved out of 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.

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

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Case study analysis
Aaliyah is a 25-year-old, single, Caucasian woman, who lives in an apartment with a friend. She moved out of 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.
1. Identify and analyze Aaliyah's risk and protective factors for drug use. ...

Solution Summary

The risk factors and protective factors are given. The administrative assistant at a contracting work full time is discussed.

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