1. There have been many legislative attempts at controlling the use of illicit drugs (whether prescription-type or otherwise). Why, or why not, have these attempts been effective? In your response, co

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1. There have been many legislative attempts at controlling the use of illicit drugs (whether prescription-type or otherwise). Why, or why not, have these attempts been effective? In your response, consider the root causes of illicit drug use.

This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:

2) Appreciate the social, political, economic, and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist, including risk and resiliency factors that characterize individuals and their living environments.

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3) Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, on the consumer and significant others.

14) Be familiar with medical and pharmaceutical resources in the treatment of addictive disease and other substance-related disorders.

2. Identify a national societal drug or alcohol issue. What are some of the social problems you have observed due to substance use related issues? How does this issues impact society and what problems are manifesting as a result. What programs or resources are available?

This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:

2) Appreciate the social, political, economic, and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist, including risk and resiliency factors that characterize individuals and their living environments.

3) Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, on the consumer and significant others.

14) Be familiar with medical and pharmaceutical resources in the treatment of addictive disease and other substance-related disorders.

103) Describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of addictions.

3. What is meant by the neurochemistry of a drug? Identify one neurotransmitter and describe its physiological function in the human brain. Provide an example to support your description.

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standard:

5.C.2.g. Impact of biological and neurological mechanisms on mental health.

This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:

3) Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, on the consumer and significant others.

103) Describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of addictions.

4. Describe the so-called “brain reward pathway” and explain its importance to understanding the effects of drug-seeking behavior. Provide an example to support your description.

This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:

3) Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, on the consumer and significant others.

14) Be familiar with medical and pharmaceutical resources in the treatment of addictive disease and other substance-related disorders.

103) Describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of addictions.

5. Caffeine is currently a legal stimulant. Do you feel that there should be regulation and legislative actions concerning caffeine use?

This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:

3) Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, on the consumer and significant others.

14) Be familiar with medical and pharmaceutical resources in the treatment of addictive disease and other substance-related disorders.

103) Describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of addictions.

6. Provide a description of the difference between crack cocaine and powder cocaine?  Do you think they should be treated differently regarding the law?

This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:

3) Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, on the consumer and significant others.

14) Be familiar with medical and pharmaceutical resources in the treatment of addictive disease and other substance-related disorders.

103) Describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of addictions.

7. What are physiological effects of benzodiazepine use?  How can these lead to addiction?

This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:

3) Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, on the consumer and significant others.

14) Be familiar with medical and pharmaceutical resources in the treatment of addictive disease and other substance-related disorders.

103) Describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of addictions.

8. Opiates that are prescribed are often abused. Describe the difference between using a medication verses abusing the medication.

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standards:

5.C.2.e. Potential for substance use disorders to mimic and/or co-occur with a variety of neurological, medical, and psychological disorders.

5.C.2.h. Classifications, indications, and contraindications of commonly prescribed psychopharmacological medications for appropriate medical referral and consultation.

This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:

3) Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, on the consumer and significant others.

9) Understand the established diagnostic criteria for substance dependence and abuse, and describe treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.

14) Be familiar with medical and pharmaceutical resources in the treatment of addictive disease and other substance-related disorders.

16) Recognize that crisis may indicate an underlying substance abuse problem, and may represent a window of opportunity for change.

103) Describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of addictions.

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