1Case Study And Treatment Recommendations

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Case Study and Treatment Recommendations
Evonne Moore
Liberty University

NAME: Rosa Lee Cunningham
DOB/AGE: October 7th, 1936—52
DATE OF INTERVIEW: 04- 05-2015
EVALUATOR: Evonne Moore
REASON FOR ASSESSMENT: Rosa Lee Cunningham is a 52 year old African American women with an addiction of heroin. Rosa Lee grew up in poverty. Her mother and father were sharecroppers who had migrated to the city. Rosa Lee had eight children, six boys and two girls. She was 14 years old when she had her first born. While pregnant with her first child, Rosa Lee dropped out of school without having the ability to learn how to read. At the age of 16, Rosa got married. Because Rosa Lee didn’t have a productive role model in life, she
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Having aids and dealing with the threats of drug dealers, and having seizures due to taking too much medication. Spiritual History of: No indications of Rosa’s spiritual life.
DIAGNOSTIC IMPRESSION: It has been found that Rosa Lee has a long term addiction to heroin. “Heroin addiction does not develop instantly but will usually require approximately 2 years between initiation of heroin use and and the time the individual has become physically independent on it” (Doweiko, 2012, p. 164). So far there hasn’t been an indication of any evidence of any kind of drug this far. However, because Rosa Lee has been exposed to selling drugs and have her children who are into heroin and cocaine, it is highly assumed that Rosa may have consumed cocaine at one point in her life. There is also no evidence of Rosa abusing any other particular drug in her lifetime. This evaluation does not exempt that Rosa Lee may have not consumed alcohol or marijuana, it just states that it isn’t as worse as her heroin addiction. When consuming this drug, Ms. Rosa Lee show symptoms of a long term heroin addict, such as cold flashes, and restlessness. Due to the fact she injects herself every day, tit has been shown that she presents a number of developmental disorders. Since Rosa was a child, she was a slow learner and her low literacy skills has lead her to many problems in her life. Such as, misreading prescribed medications. Rosa