Read pages 177 – 189 in your text. Opioid use, addiction, and overdoses have increased to alarming rates in the United States in recent years. Millions of Americans are affected by the opioid epidemic every day. Read Volkow et al.’s (2014) article and pages 1-4 in Brown’s (2018) article before discussing the following questions:For this week’s main post, answer the following questions. Be sure to include factual, properly cited information in your post.
- What are some ways that opioid addiction is affecting the United States?
- What are some forms of treatment available to those suffering from opioid addiction?
- If you had a friend or family member suffering from opioid addiction, what sort of help would you recommend they seek?
Your initial post (your response to the topic) must contain a citation. It is your ideas supported by research. Please refer to the APA Power Point in the Start Here section of the classroom for information on proper formatting. There will be a deduction of 20 points for failure to cite a source within your initial post and to provide a reference at the end of your initial post.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and each response must be a minimum of 150 words. Please double-check your word count. Only posts that meet the word count requirements receive credit.
Post your word count at the end of each post. There will be a 5 point deduction for each failure to provide a word count.
(THE PDF ARE THE SOURCES)
References:Brown, A. R. (2018). A systematic review of psychosocial interventions in treatment of opioid addiction, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/1533256X.2018.1485574
Coon, D., Mitterer, J.O., & Martini, T. (2019). Introduction to psychology: Gateways to mind and behavior (15th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
Volkow, N. D., Frieden, T. R., Hyde, P. S., & Cha, S. S. (2014). Medication-assisted therapies — tackling the opioid-overdose epidemic. New England Journal of Medicine, 370(22), 2063-2066. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1402780