Substance abuse paper
One of the major assignments in this course is the completion of a final paper about a particular area of interest you have related to substance use issues. Examples of some topics are: an in-depth exploration of a particular population (youth, affected family members, elders, etc.); further exploration regarding epidemiology or etiology of substance use disorders in a particular group or geographic region; an in-depth look at state and federal policies related to substance use disorders (prevention, treatment, criminalization, etc); comparing and contrasting approaches to treatment and recovery, etc. The topic should be current and relevant. Please include a multi-systemic and multi-level social work perspective.
The first step in writing the paper is defining the issue.
Defining the Issue:
Using APA format/citations, address each of the following in 4 well-developed paragraphs:
As you continue to research and write your paper draft, you will be determining your focus – the eventual thesis statement. The thesis will sum up a conclusion reached about this issue and the main reason for this conclusion.
Consult the grading rubric
Hi, these are the reading materials we are using.
Wormer, K. & Davis, D. (2018). Addiction treatment: a strengths perspective. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1305943308
Sheff, D. (2013). Clean: overcoming addiction and ending America’s greatest tragedy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0547848655
(2014). Drugs and the Brain | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/drugs-brain