After reading Issues in Social Problems: Addiction: Not the Individual Alone, answer the following statement/question:
Discuss the impact of addiction on the individual mentioned in the story, his family members, and society, and who you think was most impacted. Why do people continue with their addiction even though there may be many things at stake?
Using the story, and the section on Social Policy on pages 108-113
Discuss what you see as successful and unsuccessful policies related to drugs and/or alcohol. What, if any, influence can human services professionals have on these policies?