Life Risk Assessment project

P​‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍The LFR assessment project has 2 parts: results and summary Minimum: 2 pages, single spaced, include 1 page description of the Results and 1 page Summary, keep paragraphs and title in the summary section, NO penalty for writing more than 2 pages —————— SAMPLE Part 1: (results – sample) Lifestyle Risk assessment Results After completing the lifestyle risk assessment, I would like to give an in depth analysis of the lifestyle of the person of study, let’s just call him “Tom”. I will discuss some of the questions given in the assessment so that I can elaborate on Tom’s reasoning as to how he answered the questions. Under the ideas about alcohol use Tom scored a 0.8. Many of the answers he gave reflected the fact that he thinks that alcohol can be extremely debilitating in his life if it is not constantly regulated. He did not think that alcohol can be used to help him through stressful situations but he did feel more confident when he drinks making him feel more relaxed. Understanding Stress and Management resulted with a score of 34 points which indicates that Tom is probably experiencing high amounts of stress. This can be seen with the way he deals with eating, communicating, misdirected anger, irritability, and concentration under times of stress. Hopefully identifying these responses can help in future stress relief for Tom. Tom’s ability to avoid drugs under the 15 different scenarios proved to be quite low. He averaged a score of 2.7 indicating that he is in between feeling somewhat confident and not very confident when it comes to avoiding drugs. Perhaps this goes to show that he has developed an increased interest in drugs. Next, the nonessential drugs that Tom took through the week were quite low. He had 3 alcoholic drinks and 4 cups of coffee within 7 days. Tom doesn’t smoke cigarettes because he dislikes the taste it leaves in your mouth so the following section “Why do you smoke” had scores that were below the threshold of worry. The section “Do You Have a Drinking Problem” proved to be the opposite. The 6 points he earned in the assessment indicated that Tom indeed have a small drinking problem in some way. Tom does find difficulties with stopping alcohol consumption once he starts. The Assertive test determined Tom to be assertive usually in an acceptable manner. Susceptibility tests scored 46 showing he is not that susceptible to stress. Tom’s hurry sickness scored 12 showing he that he is laid back. The communication skills tests determined that Tom, with a score of 30, has some effective communication skills. Coping strategies tests was a great help in exposing methods Tom uses to mentally support himself which are normally spiritual and cognitive strategies. Emotional and Intellectual risk taking is second nature to Tom after looking at the results of the Risk Taker’s test. Summary (sample) Intro How one lives their life dictates their lifestyle. There are healthy and non-healthy habits to go about living life. Unfortunately many life style habits have the potential to turning into drug abuse. It is important for people to know about their lifestyle habits in order to prevent drug abuse from occurring. Many people are unaware that the way they live their life can turn into addiction. There are major lifestyle habits that can potential lead to abuse. These habits consist of alcohol, smoking, exercise, sleep, stress, liquid consumption, and how we get energy. Since these factors are considered a lifestyle choice they fall under the moral model of addiction. This model argues that the consumption of drugs as a lifestyle choice. People are accountable for their drug intake and related actions. To have a low risk of drug abuse people need to be aware with the choices they make and how their choices can affect their health. Analysis According to the assessment the subject has the potential to abuse habit forming drugs, such as painkillers. The major factors that cause this risk are nutrition, exercise, and stress level. Since she is receiving headaches at least once a week this means that her lifestyle choices are causing this reaction. She needs to have better nutrition since she has too much creamer and caffeine from her coffee. The creamer contains refined sugar, which causes high level of fat in the blood. Since she has so much caffeine this also can cause her to be dehydrated, which is another factor leading to her headaches. These factors are diet related triggers that are all contributing to headaches. Along with her nutrition she has a sedentary lifestyle and is under stress. The subject does not exercise at all and they sit the whole time during work. By not exercising this can cause low energy because she is not releasing endorphins. By not releasing endorphins one is more susceptible to have higher anxiety levels, which was shown in her assessment bec​‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍​ause she has been under stress from a tragic event. These are other lifestyle factors that tie to headaches. All of this lifestyle triggers are a major problem to causing her potential to abuse painkillers.Since these factors cause her toexperience headaches she takes Advil to reduce the pain. She will take at least four at a time, which means that she has built up a tolerance and is dependent on Advil to reduce her headaches. This is the first sign of abusing drugs, such as painkillers. Painkillers are a habit forming drug and if not stopped than can lead to drug abuse. Solving the problem There is one major step that this individual needs to take in order to minimize their risk for abusing painkillers. This step includes becoming active. Exercising at least three times a week will make a huge difference. Exercising will release natural endorphins, which will lead to her having more energy. More energy will lead to her cutting back on the amount of caffeine, which will also reduce the amount of refined sugar she consumes from creamer. If she feels like she still needs some caffeine than she should substitute coffee with tea. This will be cutting out the refined sugar from the creamer while still having the boost of energy. Also, by having a regular routine of exercising it will help with her stress level. It will cause her to lose weight, which is going to boost her self-esteem. Boosting self-esteem will reduce depression and hopefully help her through the tragic event she has been trying to cope with. Just by staying active can help reduce all of these other lifestyle triggers. It will help prevent low levels of serotonin and other biochemical imbalances that her body is experiencing. By keeping the body in homeostasis this will reduce her headaches. By reducing headaches this will help diminish her desire to take Advil. By reducing the amount of Advil she takes it will reduce her risk for drug abuse. Conclusion Lifestyle has a huge impact on the risk of drug abuse. In order to prevent people from using drugs they need to be aware of how they live their life. They need to know how they’re life habits are affecting their bodies. It would be a good idea for everyone to do a lifestyle assessment at least once a year to see if they are at a low, moderate, or high risk for drug abuse. This will help them determine if they need to control their nutrition, stress, exercise, alcohol consumption, and/or smoking. Another good way to prevent drug abuse would to not socially involve you in that sort of atmosphere. Drug treatment should consist of going to classes with people that are struggling through the same problems. Just by expressing your concerns and feeling can greatly help people cope through these problems. They could also talk to a professional such as a psychologist. Drug treatment should be done naturally and not treated with other prescription drugs. Since this could also lead to addiction. Drug prevention and treatment is possible for anyone it just depends on how a person chooses to live their life. PART #1:RESULTS Fill out LIFESTYLE RISKS ASSESSMENT SURVEY(SEE ABOVE).You may print and/or write into the form. Save it. You may use this Assessment for yourself, your friends, or other person. You don’t need to write the name of the person, or the identification. Just use the word: “The participant” and please describe on 1 page the results from all the questionnaires. YOU DON’T NEED TO SEND THE FORM!!! I ONLY NEED THE DESCRIPTION OF THE RESULTS!! DESCRIBE THE RESULTS: Risks Assessment, 1 page, single spaced, write there result-numbers and basic description PART #2:SUMMARY Based on the answers from questionnaire write a summary: 1 page single spaced. Include:evaluation with identification of potential lifestyle risks factors with suggested strategies for change of lifestyle risks factors in order to minimize a risk of a potential addiction now or in the future for the participant who took the questionnaire. Add a general conclusion with your own opinion about importance of lifestyle in prevention of a drug-abuse/addictive behavior. WRITE SUMMARY 1.Introduction Why is important to know about the lifestyle in connection of a drug abuse regarding this participant 2.Analysis Based on your knowledge from the class and reading materials; provide identification and evaluation of the potential risks factors for drug abuse, that may correspond to the results from the questionnaire. Be specific and provide evaluation regarding the participant’s lifestyle. 3.Solving the problem Add here your opinion, suggestions and strategies on how the potential risks from the Lifestyle Risks Assessment could be minimized or modified and help to the participant. Be specific and use descriptions based on biomedical, biochemical model/neurotransmitters, behavioral model etc. 4.Conclusion Your opinion and suggestions for drug prevention​‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍​and treatment in general terms.

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