In this course, you are required to complete a research paper about one of the topics of your choice discussed in the course.
Review the topics in the course and choose a topic to focus your research paper on. Some suggestions include:
Pharmacological treatment for substance use disorders
- The history of the increase in opiate addiction
- Opiate replacement treatment approaches
- Detoxification from alcohol and opiates
- The psychopharmacology of methamphetamines
For this week, select a topic and compile a list of references that you will use to support the content of your “Research Paper” assignment due in Topic 7. A minimum of six scholarly sources are required.
In a Word document, list the selected topic, the sources you selected, and provide a short description of 75-100 words for each source. Also, describe the relevance as to why you selected the sources, and how they will support your paper.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
Refer to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
This assignment 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.g. Impact of biological and neurological mechanisms on mental health.
5.C.2.h. Classifications, indications, and contraindications of commonly prescribed psychopharmacological medications for appropriate medical referral and consultation.