What developmental considerations might aid a counselor in better understating the role and impact of developmental stage on addiction?

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Van Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018) and/or American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Assignments should, however, adhere to graduate-level writing and be free from writing errors. I have also attached my assignment rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit. I need this completed by 03/23/19 at 5pm. 
Assignment – Week 4

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Developmental Influences and Considerations Application
Research has shown that for most people, problems associated with addiction often begin during adolescence. The unique developmental processes of this stage put individuals at a higher risk for substance misuse, and can have long-term detrimental effects on both substance and behavioral regulation. Research also indicates that challenging life experiences—such as abuse or traumatic loss—also increase risk of addiction, though not with the same impact across the lifespan. What developmental considerations might aid a counselor in better understating the role and impact of developmental stage on addiction?
For this Assignment, please select one of the three clients from the case studies provided in the Learning Resources this week.
Complete a 3- to 4-page paper in which you do the following:
· Provide a brief conceptualization of the client, including developmental considerations.
· Identify at least two risk factors relating to client’s developmental stage, and how you might address these using stage-focused interventions and goals.
· Describe how a developmental lens can inform your efforts to effectively facilitate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
· Justify your response with specific references to this week’s Learning Resources and the current literature

Required Resources
Readings

Van      Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018). Addiction treatment: A      strengths perspective (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.

Chapter       12, “Gender, Sexual, and Sexual Orientation Differences” (pp. 473-505)
Chapter       6, “Addiction Across the Lifespan” (pp. 243-293)

American      Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual      of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

“Substance-Related       and Addictive Disorders” (pp. 481–589)

Becker,      J. B., Perry, A. N., & Westenbroek, C. (2012). Sex differences in the      neural mechanisms mediating addiction: A new synthesis and      hypothesis. Biology of Sex Differences, 3(1), 1–35.
     Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Lanfear,      C., Akins, S., & Mosher, C. (2013). Examining the relationship of      substance use and sexual orientation. Deviant Behavior, 34(7),      586–597.
     Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Mitchell,      M. R., & Potenza, M. N. (2015). Importance of sex differences in impulse      control and addictions. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6, 1–4.
     Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Padilla,      Y. C., Crisp, C., & Rew, D. L. (2010). Parental acceptance and illegal      drug use among gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents: Results from a      national survey. Social Work, 55(3), 265–275.
     Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Document: Abstinence Exercise (PDF)
Document: Week 4 Case Studies (PDF)

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