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PCN 535 GCU Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Treatment Approaches Paper

PCN 535

Grand Canyon University

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Write a 500- to 750-word opinion paper on what treatment approach seems best suited for adolescent substance use disorders treatment and why.

The paper can be written about approaches identified in the assigned readings, a combination of approaches, and/or a different approach with supporting documentation.

Be sure to include a title page, introduction, and conclusion.

Include at least five scholarly sources in your paper to include the course readings.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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Course Code PCN-535 Class Code PCN-535-O500 Criteria Content Percentage 70.0% Treatment approaches for adolescent substance use disorders 40.0% Rationale regarding why the treatment approaches for substance use disorder were selected. 30.0% Organization and Effectiveness 20.0% Thesis Development and Purpose 7.0% Argument Logic and Construction 8.0% Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use) 5.0% Format 10.0% Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) 5.0% Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) 5.0% Total Weightage 100% Assignment Title Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Treatment Approaches Paper Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Does not demonstrate an understanding of the assignment directions; does not include a description treatment approaches for adolescent substance use disorders and/or the approaches listed were inappropriate. Does not demonstrate an understanding of the assignment directions; does not include rationale for the treatment approaches selected. Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources. Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used. Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Sources are not documented. Total Points 100.0 Less than Satisfactory (74.00%) Includes limited understanding of the assignment directions. Provides a description of treatment approaches for adolescents with substance use disorders, but the description contains irrelevant or incorrect components. Includes limited understanding of the assignment directions. Provides rationale for the treatment approaches selected: however, the rationale contains irrelevant or incorrect components. Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors. Satisfactory (79.00%) Provides a relevant, but cursory description of treatment approaches for adolescents with substance use disorders and the treatment approaches selected were appropriate. Provides a relevant, but cursory description of the rationale for the treatment approaches selected. Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to the purpose. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Good (87.00%) Provides a relevant, thorough description of treatment approaches for adolescents with substance use disorders and the treatment approaches selected were appropriate. Provides a relevant, thorough description of the rationale for the treatment approaches selected. Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from the introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Excellent (100.00%) Provides a relevant, thorough description of treatment approaches for adolescents with substance use disorders; and provides real-world examples and scholarly references to support information provided. The treatment approaches indicate professional evidence-based practices. Provides a relevant, thorough description of the rationale for the treatment approaches selected; and provides real-world examples and scholarly references to support information provided. Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. All format elements are correct. Comments Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error. Points Earned ...
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Running Head: Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Treatment Approaches

Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Treatment Approaches
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Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Treatment Approaches

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Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Treatment Approaches
Adolescence substance abuse should be identified as soon as possible and treated to
prevent addiction in adulthood. Drugs have long-lasting effects on the brain and may affect
family relationships, peer relations, and school performance. Many adolescents engage in alcohol
and drug use. Early intervention is essential to prevent the impact of drugs on adolescents. This
paper will look at the treatment approach or approaches suitable for adolescent substance use
disorders.
Treatment Approaches
A combination of behavioral and family-based approaches is most suitable for treatment
of adolescent substance use disorders. Adolescents use substances for various reasons which
include the need to fit within the group and peering influence. They do it because the others
around them do it. Adolescents also experiment on what they perceive as thrilling. Some suffer
from depression, social anxiety, and other stress issues that they fail to manage and decide to use
substances to f...

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