BI 214 Week 6 Discussion 2 | Park University | Assignment Help

BI 214 Week 6 Discussion 2 | Park University | Assignment Help 

Unit 6: Discussion 2


Some people believe that if we could just control these three categories of substances, there would be no more crime and as a nation the medical costs and cost of living in general would decrease.  As you answer these questions, don't just think about this on the grandiose scale, but rather think about what each of us can do.  There are two discussion threads.

You are required to post your initial answers by midnight Wednesday; your comments on the postings of your classmates are due on Sunday at midnight.  Please be sure that your comments to peers are substantive; do not simply write "I disagree"; if you disagree, go on to explain your comment and add your own insights. All initial and follow-up responses require research and appropriate citations. You should have a minimum of two postings (one initial and one/more follow-up response/s) for each thread.

The following rubric will be used to score your discussion postings:

0-3 points

Only minimal response given with no elaboration OR failed to complete follow-up postings

4-7 points

Basic response and follow-up posting; all were clear and relevant, but needed more detail.

8-10 points

All responses were elaborated, clear, and detailed; complete responses and follow-up postings.

Discussion Topic

A significant number of people today are what is called "social drinkers." Discuss why this might be more prevalent in young adults in higher education and just beginning their careers. Describe at least three characteristics that make the social drinking different from alcoholism. 

The ultimate goal of addiction treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate goals are to reduce the abuse, improve the patient's ability to function, and minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse and addiction. There are many different types of treatment approaches and components for treatment of addiction that have been developed and tested for efficacy through research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Some examples include:

·         Relapse Prevention

·         Matrix Model

·         Supportive-Expressive Psychotherapy

·         Individualized Drug Counseling

·         Motivational Enhancement Therapy

·         Person-centered therapy

·         Behavioral Therapy

·         Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) for Adolescents

·         Biophysical Addiction Treatment

·         Cognitive-behavioral Therapy

Select one method of treatment, describe how it works and explain why you think it would be successful.
Be sure you provide complete citations for your sources and if you use direct quotes, use them sparingly and be sure to use quotation marks. Don't forget to correctly cite any source you use. In order to avoid plagiarism, be sure to run your response through the 
Plagiarism Checker (Links to an external site.) BEFORE posting!



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