ps4120 substance abuse week 3 gender and substance abuse disorder

Need these 5 questions answered

The Convergence Theory: It has been suggested that the percentage of women who have substance use disorders is slowly approaching that of men with similar disorders. Is this true? Society has hidden the problem of substance abuse in women for the better part of the 20th century. Further, as was discussed in your text, many women obtain their drugs of choice not from illicit sources, but from physicians. An example of this is the fact that for many years after its introduction, diazepam was referred to in some quarters as “mother’s little helper”. If the stress of parenthood was too much, one could always take a benzodiazepine such as diazepam, and make it all go away, or so the popular stereotype suggested.

Questions 1. If the woman’s substance use was sanctioned by a physician, is it an SUD (substance use disorder) or just a woman receiving another prescription?

2. Should multiple prescriptions for a compound with a moderate or high abuse potential be counted as part of the substance use problem in this country?

3. What statistics comparing substance use disorders in men and women can you find? Is the percentage of women with a substance use disorder approaching that of men, or is it just that society is able to recognize such problems, now?

4. Your text notes that only 40 percent of substance abuse rehabilitation programs offer genderspecific treatment. But what should be included in a “gender-specific” rehabilitation program? Why those components and not others? If a hypothetical woman is admitted to a male dominated rehabilitation program and is handed a booklet on recovery for women, does that make the program “gender specific”?

5. Does “gender specific” mean only specifically for women or are there “gender specific” programs for men as well? Should such programs be offered? Why, or why not?

chapter 13 content discussion how does parental discipline affect moral development

Step 1: Answer the following questions in paragraph format, using at least 300 words for each.

How does parental discipline affect moral development?

What are some effective parenting strategies for advancing children’s moral development?

Step 2: Post your response on the discussion forum by using the HTML Editor to either compose or paste your response. **(do not submit/ attach a word document) Please avoid “text messaging” language in your response. Also, proofread and spellcheck your posting.

Step 3: Please reply to, at least, 1 students post using at least 2 complete sentences.

Reminder: In all of your postings, please proofread and avoid “text messaging” language, spelling errors, and grammatical errors. You need to invest time, effort, and thought into your postings and replies.

what is presentation and analysis of options

please reading case Jill’s Table then you need following 3 and 4 finish you report.

everything is in rar file please when you finish send it back in rar as well this assignment for 2 students so 2 different visions for the same topic

everything is in Rar file please when you finish send it back in Rar as well. this assignment for 2 students so 2 different visions for the same topic

inflammatory bowel disease case study 1

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Case Study

The patient is an 11-year-old girl who has been complaining of intermittent right lower quadrant pain and diarrhea for the past year. She is small for her age. Her physical examination indicates some mild right lower quadrant tenderness and fullness.



Hemoglobin (Hgb), Hematocrit (Hct), Vitamin B12 level, Meckel scan, D-Xylose absorption,

Lactose tolerance, Small bowel series, Diagnostic Analysis


8.6 g/dL (normal: >12 g/dL)
28% (normal: 31%-43%)
68 pg/mL (normal: 100-700 pg/mL)
No evidence of Meckel diverticulum
60 min: 8 mg/dL (normal: >15-20 mg/dL)

120 min: 6 mg/dL (normal: >20 mg/dL)

No change in glucose level (normal: >20 mg/dL rise in glucose)
Constriction of multiple segments of the small intestine


The child’s small bowel series is compatible with Crohn disease of the small intestine. Intestinal absorption is diminished, as indicated by the abnormal D-xylose and lactose tolerance tests. Absorption is so bad that she cannot absorb vitamin B12. As a result, she has vitamin B12 deficiency anemia. She was placed on an aggressive immunosuppressive regimen, and her condition improved significantly. Unfortunately, 2 years later she experienced unremitting obstructive symptoms and required surgery. One year after surgery, her gastrointestinal function was normal, and her anemia had resolved. Her growth status matched her age group. Her absorption tests were normal, as were her B12 levels. Her immunosuppressive drugs were discontinued, and she is doing well.

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. Why was this patient placed on immunosuppressive therapy?
  2. Why was the Meckel scan ordered for this patient?
  3. What are the clinical differences and treatment options for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’sDisease? (always on boards)
  4. What is prognosis for patients with IBD and what are the follow up recommendations formanaging disease?