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What positive lessons can be learned about social illness prevention? What positive lessons and drawbacks can be learned about the development of health policy and individual lifestyle programs relating to personal choices? Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning

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In order to address this topic, I'm going to choose something that's is 'new' and may not technically be considered a social illness - compulsive hoarding, and hopefully this will give you an idea and / or framework to use when answering this question. I suspect you've already covered what social illness is in your class and course materials. One of the easiest ways to approach this is to use a three step method.

1. Discuss some of the positive lessons learned about social illness from your course and then apply these to your topic. For example, compulsive hoarding is considered to be a fairly 'new' illness in U.S. society and so people are drawn to stories of people who have this problem; this is seen with the popularity of tv shows doing interventions with people who are hoarders. This is where people cannot throw material items away and when it is in its most severe form, homes become dilapidated and sometimes condemned because the individual can not longer take care of him / herself or their surroundings. These shows often attempt to perform a successful intervention / solution to help physically clean up the mess and provide some counseling for individuals thus showing that if people received support and help when they began hoarding, that this situation could be ...

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This solution provides a basic structure of a paper discussing identifying and preventing social illness in the U.S.