Final Research Paper

Due Week 7

The final paper requires you to research current, evidence-based articles on the physiology and pharmacology of substance abuse.

All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written in graduate level English. Please discuss your understanding of the research. You must integrate the material presented in the text as well as your research findings to support your discussions and cite your work according to APA format.

A minimum of ten (10) research articles are required.

Your total assignment should be 8-10 pages plus a title and reference page

Directions:
Research the psychological, physiological and pharmacological effects of five (5) of the substances listed below. Include a discussion of the interaction effects that occur when 2 or more substances are used simultaneously.  Differentiate between use and abuse as well as when the substance(s) may be socially acceptable, culturally influenced and medically indicated.

Choose five (5) substances from the list below. Please identify your choices.
Nicotine
Alcohol
Stimulants
CNS Depressants
Marijuana
Narcotics
Inhalants
Hallucinogens
Steroids
Prescription medication
Over the counter (OTC) drugs
Herbal remedies

Some examples of interaction effects might be:
Alcohol and Prescription Narcotics
CNS Depressants and Stimulants
Narcotics and Stimulants
Marijuana and Alcohol
Steroids and Alcohol
Hallucinogens and Stimulants
et al.

References:

Book
Hanson, G.R., Venturelli, P.J. & Fleckenstein, A.E.     (2018).   Drugs and Society.   (13th edition).   Burlington, MA   Jones and Bartlett Learning. .    ISBN- 9781284110876

 
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