Literature Review of Addictions and Veterans

When working with clients who are suffering from an addiction, oftentimes there are other psychosocial problems that are occurring as well. For example, someone who is battling an addiction to drugs may also be dealing with abuse, domestic violence, or a mental health diagnosis. Making sure that you investigate all possible issues is important in helping a client who is living with an addiction.

Watch the video of the Levy Case Study, episodes 1 and 6. To further develop your understanding of Jake Levy’s struggles with alcohol, conduct a literature review on returning veterans and addictions and substance abuse. Identify at least two areas or themes that appear in the research. The purpose of this literature review is to further your knowledge on the relationship of addictions and other psychosocial problems related to returning veterans. Use the following outline for your paper:
1. Introduction

Summary of Jake Levy’s presenting problems with special attention to the alcohol abuse. Explain why this is an area of concern that should be studied.
2. Review of the Literature

Summarize the research related to veterans and alcohol abuse and addiction.
Organize your review by identifying at least two psychosocial issues related to alcohol abuse and addiction and veterans returning from war. Try to focus on areas that will educate you more on the case of Jake Levy. Identify new information that is not clear in the case study.
3. Recommendations

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