Assignment 2: LASA 1: In a Relationship with a Substance Abuser
Nearly everyone probably knows someone who places other
people’s health, welfare, and safety before their own. When they do
this, they can lose contact with their own needs, desires, and sense of
Please watch the movie When a Man Loves a Woman.
It is available from Amazon On-Demand rental for streaming or download
and Netflix DVD rental. You may also be able to find the
movie at your local public library or video rental store. Refer to the characteristics of codependent people as discussed in the assigned weekly readings. Choose three of the characteristics to examine.Search the AUO library and include at least one
peer-reviewed journal article on treatment for codependence to use for
research.Based on the character of the husband in the movie When a Man Loves a Woman,
your weekly readings and the research article you reviewed,
write a 4-5 page paper that addresses the following for each of
the three characteristics you picked:Explain three codependent characteristics.
Explain why you have chosen each particular characteristic. Provide
three examples, one for each characteristic, of how those codependent
characteristics specifically apply to the husband’s character in the
film. Evaluate how each codependent characteristic is
detrimental to this person’s ability to establish and maintain healthy
relationships.Analyze how the codependent behavior has evolved within the substance abuse environment. Apply what you have learned from the assigned
readings and the peer-reviewed article to recommend at least two
strategies for breaking codependent behaviors within a substance abuse
Please note that you may locate the movie, When a Man Loves a Woman on YouTube at:
Your paper should be 4-5 pages long. Submit your response as a Word document to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Explain three codependent characteristics examples and provide reasons for selecting those characteristics.
Explain how these three codependent characteristics apply specifically to the character of the husband.
Evaluate how each
codependent characteristic is detrimental to the subject’s ability to
establish and maintain healthy relationships.
Analyze how each codependent behavior has evolved within a substance abuse environment.
Recommend at least two strategies for breaking codependent behavior in a substance abuse environment.
Organization (Introduction, Thesis, Transitions, Conclusion)
Usage and Mechanics (Grammar, Spelling, Sentence structure)
APA Elements (Attribution, Paraphrasing, Quotations)
Style (Audience, Word Choice)