The Role Of Lindsey Smith On Alcohol Dependence And The Abuse Of Prescription Drugs

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Case Study
Lindsey Smith, (32 years old) is divorced mother who is being treated for alcohol dependence and the abuse of prescription drugs. Lindsey is employed as a veterinary assistant at the VCA animal hospital in Apple Valley, Minnesota. She lives with her daughter, Emma (9 years old) in an apartment located near her job at the veterinary clinic in Apple Valley. Lindsey has managed to support herself and her daughter without financial support from Christine 's father. Lindsey was briefly married to Emma’s father Benjamin (37 years old) when she was 19, but left him after he became physically and sexually abusive toward her. He also was an alcoholic. She does not have any contact with him because of his violent tendencies. She also does not talk to him in fear that he will try to get full custody of Emma if he finds out she is no longer sober. Her mother Karen (55 years old), is a strong support for Lindsey and Emma and been there for Lindsey through everything. She maintains contact with her two cousins on her mom’s side. Tiffany (30 years old) and Brooke (34 years old) but has not seen them since she started drinking again. Lindsey is the youngest of three children Jim (33 years old) Sandy (35 years old) and Kelsey (36 years old). She has no contact with her siblings due to her chemical use. Lindsey reports growing up in a "middle class family" and states that her childhood was "okay" despite her father 's alcoholism. Social learning theory could play a big role in…

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