Topic:Psychopharmacological Effects of Psychoactive Substances
Type of paper: Research paper
Discipline: Health Care and Life Sciences : Psychopharmacology
Format or citation style: APA
a. Research Paper outlining current literature reporting behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances and addictive disorders on the user and significant others. CACREP Section II.G & Addictions Counseling A-L
b. Within the research paper for Psychopharmacological Effects of Psychoactive Substances you will include:
i. What is drug dependence relative to psychoactive substance toxicity, intoxication, and withdrawal symptoms for three identified drugs of abuse.
ii. Discuss the characteristics of social use, abuse, dependence for these there identified drugs of abuse.
iii. Identify the psychopharmacological effects of these three identified drugs. These effects should include effects when intoxicated as well as effects from withdrawal. How can a counselor intervene with an individual using and withdrawing from each of these identified drugs? Give examples.
d. The assignment should be in APA Format. The assignment should be at five content pages (in addition to a title page and reference page). Include at least three scholarly references. These references within a literature review such as this should not be older than five years. Scholarly references should be peer-reviewed journal articles, scholarly organizations, etc. Wikipedia is not considered a scholarly source for example.