As a nurse in a local homeless shelter, you see clients from all walks of life and health status. While much of your time is spent in assessing and referring clients to needed medical and mental health services, a significant portion of your time is spent engaged with clients in the various levels of disease and injury prevention. Your latest activities include residential groups focused on the prevention of alcoholism and its secondary conditions. Members of one of the groups include Dusty Phillips, a 57-year-old man with a 22-year history of alcoholism who has had type I diabetes mellitus for 52 years; Lily Tompkins, a 32-year-old woman who is a recovering alcoholic and who has AIDS; and 21-year-old Riley Dunston, a young man who is currently walking across the United States and enjoys a few beers per day.
In relation to alcohol addiction prevention, what is the prevention level of each of the group members?
What levels of prevention would address their secondary conditions?
Which primary prevention strategy is vital to the wellness of the group members? Why?
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