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BSHS 455 Week 1 Conceptualizing Addiction

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.

You will get a DOC (40KB) file

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