What Is Rosa Lee Cunninge Case Study
She is not only callous to the effects of these substances on her health, but also the legal and social ramifications of her substance abuse. While she prefers heroin, she is also prone to abusing other substances because of their expediency. Even though she is enrolled in a methadone treatment programs she states clearly it is not because she desires to abstain from drugs, but rather to help her manage the withdrawal symptoms until she can again afford to partake in active drug use.
Social Functioning of: Rosa Lee has no appreciable social contacts that do not include drug abuse or criminal activities. Her family members are often dependent on Rosa Lee’s enabling financially in their own substance abuse; to which Rosa Lee seems a willing participant. Many of her social connections are allowed into her circle of influence simply for the role they play in the perpetuation of her substance abuse and criminal …show more content…
Some of the governmental subsidies she receives were even obtained through less than transparent means. When her husband passed recently, she applied for social security benefits from his account, even though they have not been together for nearly 40 years. She admitted privately to the interviewer that the only reason they were not divorced was that when they had separated before they did not have the financial resources to complete the divorce. Yet, she maintains a sense of entitlement to the social security money skillfully maneuvering the tremendous bureaucracy intent on keeping her from the