PS511 Chemical and Psychological Dependency

Course:         PS511 Chemical and Psychological Dependency 
A description of all Assignments/Projects to be completed can be found under each of the units in the course. Rubrics for all assignments/projects can be found below.

 Treatment of Addictions Behavior

As your explorations continue, you see that the success of twelve-step programs for the treatment of addictions behavior continues to be evidenced by your research. Peer group interactions, when combined with professional counseling, often offer addicted individuals the best prospect for successful recovery and the maintenance of addiction-free behavior.

Explore the availability of twelve-step groups in your own community and report your findings in your Unit 6 Assignment. For your Unit 9 Final Project, you will be asked to visit one organization and report your observations about its success in working with addictions populations.

In your Unit 6 Assignment, explore the history of the program you plan to visit for your Unit 9 Final Project. Include a detailed discussion of the treatment orientation of the group as it specifically addresses the needs of the addiction client population it serves. Your explorations will be strengthened by your investigation of a program that serves a specifically identified addiction client population.

Present a complete description of each component of the treatment framework used by this organization applying a step-by-step, detailed perspective based upon your findings from researching the group's work.

Finally, discuss both the positive and negative results of the organization's treatment based upon your research findings. Consider when this organization might be best used as a treatment component and consider when it may not be a viable treatment option.

Your paper will require a minimum of three pieces of credible academic research in support of your observations and discussion. Each citation must be presented in appropriate APA format.

The paper should:

Follow Assignment directions (review grading rubric for best results).

Use correct APA formatting per the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.

Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English.

Be written in Standard English and be clear, specific, and error-free. If needed, be sure to use the Writing Center for help.

Be 3-4 pages (not including Title Page and Reference List)
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