Assignment 1: Substance Abuse Treatment Research
By the due date assigned, submit your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Use the same Discussion Area to comment on your classmates’ submissions through the end of the module.
The following website contains links to research projects on treatment for drug abuse currently being funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Browse the various studies underway and choose a clinical trial that assesses a potential treatment.
- Summarize the study for your classmates.
- Explain whether this treatment would be characterized as a behavioral intervention or a drug/pharmacological intervention.
- Explain how this intervention relates to any of the drug treatments you read about this module.
- Identify the physiological changes this treatment might bring about. For example, will a particular neurochemical be altered by this drug or behavior?
Discussion Grading TableMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instruction16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:40