For your Signature Assignment, choose one of the substances (CNS depressants, CNS stimulants, marijuana, or hallucinogens).
Prepare a paper in which you use critical thinking to address these points:
In your opinion, how has our society reacted to those who abuse or become dependent on the substance you are focusing on?
What are the psychopharmacological properties of this substance
How does the abuse of this substance differ in terms of gender and ethnicity
How does the impact of this substance abuse have on the family
What evidence-based treatment options are available for those who develop a substance use disorder with the particular substance you have selected?
What ethical principles must be followed in the treatment for those who develop a substance use disorder with this particular substance?
Your paper should be well organized: begin with an introduction, then present clearly organized sections and subsections, and conclude with a summary and conclusion.
Support your paper with at least five (5) references from peer-reviewed journals published in the past 5 years. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 10-12 pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.
Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to University’s Academic Integrity Policy.