Leroy Karas Ecomap Review

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LeRoy Karas Ecomap Review

Deborah Spann

Kaplan University

HN144 Human Behavior and the Environment

Professor Joanna Pintar

November 17, 2012

LeRoy Karas seemed to be a young man who had a future in sports stemming from his athletic abilities and physical build which lead to a scholarship in football. His outgoing personality and good looks made him popular with the ladies and on the party scene. He was also favored by his parents over his year younger brother Elroy. After entering college on a scholarship, LeRoy spent more time parting than studying and he became more dependent on alcohol and lost his scholarship. Soon after he dropped out of college he met his first wife, she became pregnant, they married and after 2
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I have been in recovery for three years, but I would be able to relate to some of the pain and anguish he might be feeling. I am biased toward sports as well for I was indeed athletic and a professional at such, although my alcoholism did not effect that part of my life. I would tell him from my own experiences that it is never too late to change, but to accept the things you cannot, and that it takes much courage to try to change the things that you are able to. I would encourage him to try the path of recovery, spiritually now and with support groups, since the physical addiction has wavered for the fact that he had been in the hospital and without alcohol presumably for 3 1/2 months. I would also encourage a reconnection with his brother who has a stable life and still keeps in contact with if only through birthday cards, but that's a start. In terms of my own behavior I would learn that having a great support system surrounding me was the key to my sobriety. Without support from friends, family, medical and social organizations such as A.A. And rehabilitation systems a person cannot fight an addiction alone. I would need to review the ethics developed by the NOHS fr the personal indications with sharing the same addiction, would although offer incite to the issues with the client, I would need to be careful about crossing the line and sharing too much personal information as it applies. A third person dialect would need to be established, taking out