Opioid Use, Addiction, and Overdoses:
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?
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
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|Peer Responses (25 per post)||Promotes further discussion on the subject matter through thought-provoking peer responses; demonstrates depth of analysis of topic and peer’s post; source support in proper APA format, grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics and usage with no errors||Promotes further discussion on the subject matter through meaningful comments that demonstrate understanding of topic and peer’s post. Source support may not fully use proper APA format, grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics and usage with fewer than three errors||Engages peers but does not promote further consideration of the material so that additional learning takes place. Source support may not be scholarly or in the appropriate APA format, grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics and usage with fewer than five errors.||Peer engagement does not encourage depth of academic thought or is based on personal opinion only. Source support may not be scholarly or in the appropriate APA format, with fewer than ten errors in grammar, spelling, mechanics and|