Discuss about the Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
It is observed that drug addiction has become a very important backdrop in the modern social context and the results are very shocking to discover. The intake of alcohol and drugs has become a social curse and the ways to get out of this have to be found. In this assignment, the fates of youth of Victoria in Australia are to be discussed. The number of addicts has increased so much that there are not enough beds for their treatment in the hospitals.
Identifying a Health Issue
As discussed before, the health issue is the addiction to drugs.. The new or the younger generation is suffering mostly from it. It has been observed that the addicts are needed to be shifted to hospitals for rehabilitation treatment. The number of beds is so scarce in Victoria that the addicts cannot be taken care of properly.
This problem has been tried to be solved by ‘We Care Organization’ but it seems impossible for them to cope up with these challenges alone. Alternative health infrastructure needs to be developed with the help of some collaborative teams who have experience in the concerned working areas. Proper beds have to be installed with medicines and injections (Holmes, 2012). Experienced psychologists should be engaged in a collaborative attempt so that the addicts could be counseled to abandon this evil practice (Ersche et al., 2012). The objective is to make the artists come back to the normal flow of life. The strategies that can be adopted are the installation of a good communication system between the team members and the members of the collaborative teams.
Solving the Tasks in a Professional Manner
As it is very tough to solve the problems alone, the collaborative teams must look to set the goals of their tasks. Their tasks should eye to cure the drug addicts of their addiction. They should approach the problem in a professional manner. The teams should be divided in short first and approach the addicts saying that this is a bad phase of their lives and they can overcome it if they try to. The psychologists should take an important role in this. The members of the ‘We Care Organization’ should take up their tasks and approach to these steps.
The teams should include doctors, psychologists, nurses, teachers and people from all sectors of social service (Dubois & Miley, 2013). In case of emergency situations, the addicts should be given a proper treatment using the medicines, injections and proper therapies that will help them to quit their habit.
Evaluation of Team’s Performance
The prime target of this project is of course social service so no profits and losses will be there. The evaluation process should look to measure the team’s performance on how they have catered to the needs of distressed drug addicts (Julien, 2013). A meeting should be arranged between the members on a fixed date at a venue that will be found available to everyone. Performances of all the members should be put under the measuring stick to evaluate how they have contributed to achieve the presumed goals of this project (West & Brown, 2013).
The primary goals of this project were to help the drug addicts to get the proper treatment as they were unable to get the treatments in Victoria. The drug addicts should also be strictly told by the organizations that the Government can take massive actions and even put them in jail for their actions. The studies say that the people in Victoria are involved in drug addiction for only a short period of their life. So it is curable and the teams should give extra effort in achieving their goals. The primary target though was not fully achieved but it can be said the attempt was appreciable and the team members will try more by engaging more members in collaboration that will help to achieve their targets positively.
Another important step they can take is to aware the local administration of this problem and the risks it include in corrupting the youth. They may plea to the government to stop the supply of drugs in the bars and other night clubs (Bachman et al., 2013).
It can be concluded that in this segment, the problems of drug addiction have been discussed in the context of Victoria, Australia. The increasing number of drug addicts has been increasing so much and the role of collaborative teams has been discussed in order to treat the addicts. The collaborative teams should be formed; they should perform their tasks properly to have a better outcome in solving the problem.
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