Describe the effect of alcohol on your selected special population.

Assignment: Alcohol and Special Populations –  MY SPECIAL POPULATION IS THE WEALTHY


Research and describe the effect of alcohol on your selected special population.

  • Identify unique problems or considerations that apply to your group.
  • Compare and contrast your group to the overall U.S. population
  • Describe best treatment practices for specific issues relevant to the selected population.


  • Start with information from the course readings.
  • Locate 7-10 journal articles or book chapters related to your special population.
  • Use only scholarly, objective sources for your project. Peer-reviewed articles found in the UMUC Library databases are generally good sources. Web-based information such as Wikipedia and and popular news outlets such as Time or Newsweek are NOT acceptable sources for this project.
  • If you are unclear as to whether a source is acceptable, contact the instructor or visit the UMUC Library’s page on locating and evaluating scholarly articles:


  • APA format and citation style
  • 2500 words minimum
  • Separate title page and reference list
  • 12 point font
  • Numbered pages
  • 1″ margins


30 points each / rubric posted in the Assignments folder:

10 points for organization, 10 points for creativity/insights drawn from the referenced articles, 5 points for grammar/syntax, 5 points for using and properly citing 7-10 relevant journal articles

Late submissions are subject to a 10% penalty for every week late.  You can see the rubric by which the experiential papers will be evaluated according to the rubric posted under the assignment submission portal and in the grade book.

I have given some references below:


Barber, Nigel Ph.D. (Feb. 2012). Are Rich People Heavy Drinkers? Retrieved from

Cape Times. (August 2015). Wealthy Baby Boomers Are Drinking Too Much. Retrieved from

Matsuo, Yumi. (May 2012). Economics of Drinking: Do Intelligent, Wealthy People Really Drink More? Retrieved from

Rufus, Anneli. (Dec. 2010). Who Drinks the Most Alcohol? Retrieved from

Unknown. (n.d.). Statistics on Alcoholics. Retrieved from


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