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BSHS 455 Entire Course

BSHS 455 Entire Course


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BSHS 455 Week 1 Conceptualizing Addiction

This is a two-part assignment. Part A will help you identify the multifaceted nature of drugs. In Part B, you will then be able to identify what addiction is. How does addiction impact an individual, a family system and a community? What are some possible solutions to address this issue? What are the limitations in treatment?

Part A

Discuss the effects of different substances that can lead to addiction.

Select five substances and create a chart summarizing the effects. The chart must include the following elements:




The type of drug and the class it is part of: For example, cocaine is a stimulant


Effects on the brain


Effects on the body


How it is likely to influence behavior


Effects of long-term use



Part B

Compare two models of conceptualizing addiction.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper briefly describing the models. Discuss how they are synergistic, or how they take competing views.

Include a summary about which theory you feel is most useful for helping intervene on addiction.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.






BSHS 455 Week 2 The Effect of Addiction Paper (2019 New)

For this assignment, you will gain a comprehensive view of addiction by using the example provided in the video. In addition, researching peer-reviewed articles will help you incorporate some of the research being done in the field.

Review the “Intervention #38 (Anthony)” video, located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that explores how Anthony’s addiction affects his life, his family’s life, and the community he lives in.

Discuss the pros and cons of the current legal interventions involved with drugs.

Include at least one peer-reviewed scholarly article that supports your discussion or arguments.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.




BSHS 455 Week 2 Functioning Addicts Presentation (2019 New)

In this assignment, you will work as a team to challenge the misconceptions of addiction. You will also identify the impact of addiction on the family, workplace, and community. For this assignment, work together as though you currently work at a community agency and have been asked to give a talk to a local high school.

Choose a character from a movie or TV series who is a functioning addict to serve as the basis for your talk.

Debate the relevancy of the character’s addiction on relationships and overall functioning.

Create a brief 5- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that explores this issue.

Discuss the following questions in your presentation:




Can a person be a functioning addict? What would this look like?


How might a functioning addict be exhibited in a family, workplace, and community?


What are some long-term effects of a functioning addict, on the individual, family, and community?


Are the problems any different from what families not facing issues with addiction may face? If so, how?



Format any citations within your presentation according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.





BSHS 455 Week 3 Special Population Presentation

This assignment allows you the opportunity to identify a special population and discuss challenges and characteristics that may influence addictive behaviors.

Select a special population from this week’s readings.

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation including the following:




Describe issues that may be related to prejudice, politics, and culture, specific to the selected population.


Describe the unique challenges faced by this population.


Examine specific factors that contribute toward addiction for this population.


Explain how a human service worker can enhance services for this population.



Format any citations within your presentation according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.





BSHS 455 Week 3 Community Mental Health Agency

This week, your Learning Team has the opportunity to envision a community health agency.

Part A

Discuss as a team the following:




What populations will your agency serve?


Where does the agency need to be located? How accessible is it?


How will it be funded?


What services are going to be needed to serve the diverse populations?



Write a 350- to 700-word rationale for the community health agency your team has envisioned.

Part B

Create a 2-page brochure advertising your services using a Microsoft® Word template.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.





BSHS 455 Week 4 Project Analysis

This assignment allows you to apply what you have learned in the course material by choosing an assessment and administering it.

Select an assessment from Ch. 5 of Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach with faculty approval and administer the instrument to someone you know who drinks, uses drugs, or both.

Write a 350- to 700-word analysis regarding the following:




Identify what assessment was used.


Did you find the assessment useful?


What additional questions might need to be asked to accommodate particular special populations?


Include a summary of findings and a recommendation for treatment options.


Do not disclose the interviewee’s identity in your analysis.


Include peer-reviewed research as support for your answer regarding your recommendation for treatment options.



Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.





BSHS 455 Week 4 Outline of Treatment Approaches (2019 New)

Working as a team, this assignment will help you to describe and discuss methods of treatment for an addiction. You will also work to determine what treatments will be most effective for various special populations.

Imagine yourself and your Learning Team working in an agency where your manager has asked you to quickly outline treatment approaches for a special staff meeting.

Create a 1- to 2-page outline of major treatment approaches.

Include at least five treatment approaches.

Provide a brief description of each approach in the outline annotated with the factors that must be considered for various special populations.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.





BSHS 455 Week 5 A Substance Abuse Treatment Program Evaluation

Imagine you are looking for a highly successful substance abuse treatment program within an established organization in your community.  You will be showcasing this program at the Annual Human Service Conference next month. The criteria that you will use to identify and justify your treatment program will be based on your knowledge, skills, and theory for structuring and administering direct service delivery and use of appropriate interventions with clients.

Research treatment program that has shown endurance and success over the years.

Locate an organization which has sponsored the treatment program.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper evaluating the treatment program and the sponsoring organization.

Address the following in your paper:




Treatment program overview


Determine and discuss the intended program activities, target population, intervention and intended outcomes.


Determine and discuss the staff competency for delivery of services.


Discuss the success of the program based on various academic studies.


Discuss the organization’s implementation process of the treatment program.


How was the program operationalized at the organization?


Evaluate the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and program outcomes.


Discuss the cultural influences impact human behavior and help-seeking of the particular group the organization is supporting?


Evaluate the organization’s success at providing this particular treatment program.


Propose any additional prevention strategies you think necessary and that the organization can use to reduce abuse and addiction.



Cite at least two peer-reviewed sources that illustrates success and endurance of your chosen organization.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

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