M1_A3 Substance Use Disorders

Version:1.0 StartHTML:000000336 EndHTML:000005788 StartFragment:000001392 EndFragment:000005735 StartSelection:000001396 EndSelection:000005726 SourceURL:http://vizedhtmlcontent.next.ecollege.com/(NEXT(7e25ee0851))/Main/CourseMode/VizedHtmlView/RenderVizedHtmlView.ed?courseItemSubId=958389829&courseItemType=CourseContentItem&   Unit 1: Module 1 – M1 Assignment 3   var sessionid = “7e25ee0851”;      Assignment 3: Substance Use DisordersRead the following two case scenarios:Initially, Jose used cocaine only on the weekends when he  was out with friends. But now he uses it every day, even when alone. Jose spends  nearly his entire paycheck on his cocaine use. His wife is threatening to  divorce him, and he is close to being fired from his job for underperforming.  Yet, he continues to use cocaine. Steven suffers from Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity  disorder.  In order to help him focus  better at work, Steven’s doctor prescribed Adderall (amphetamine).  Initially, Steven noticed an improvement in  his concentration at work.  After he had  been taking Adderall for 6 months, however, recently he is starting to feel his  concentration slipping again. He mentioned this to his doctor, and his doctor  increased the dosage Steven was taking.  He  has also noticed that if he forgets to take his medicine, he is very tired,  feels depressed, and has trouble sleeping.Based on your readings, what is your viewpoint regarding Jose’s  and Steven’s substance use? Keep the following questions in mind while writing  the paper: What       category of substances do cocaine and amphetamine fall under, and what are       the implications of this category on the body?  Be sure to give the classification, DEA schedule,       and physical effects. How is a substance use disorder diagnosed?Is       Jose’s behavior evidence of a substance use disorder? Give a clear and thorough rationale for your response.Is Steven’s behavior evidence of a substance use disorder? Give a clear and       thorough rationale for your response.Before responding to the questions, read the information on this site.Submit  a two-three page paper in Microsoft Word to your M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox by Week 1, Day 7. As appropriate, using APA style, cite the online course,  the textbook, the NIDA website and other credible sources to substantiate the  points you are making.Assignment 3 Grading Criteria  

Maximum Points

Classify cocaine and amphetamine correctly and explain how that specific classification affects the body.


Explain how substance use disorder is diagnosed.


Correctly determine whether Jose’s and Steven’s behaviors are indicative of substance use disorder.


Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.






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