Treatment programs cannot always be 100% effective, and many
substance abusers relapse into drug abuse after days, months, or even years of
sobriety. With the marginal success of treatment programs, it is even more
important that people never start using drugs. As such, prevention strategies
are of utmost importance.
Aaliyah had been taking amphetamines
regularly for two months and had been experiencing the physiological,
psychological, and toxic effects of chronic amphetamine use. She had started
drinking alcohol to help her sleep at night.
One morning she was driving to work and
feeling the effects of a hangover from the night before. She was not
concentrating on the road, and ran into the back of a car that had stopped in
front of her. Luckily, none of the people involved in the accident was
This incident served as a “wake up call” for
Aaliyah, and she decided to get help for her problems. However, because she is
now using both amphetamines and alcohol, she is not sure what treatment program
Aaliyah would like to help other people
avoid the troubles caused by drugs. She would like to give a presentation at
her college to discuss her experiences and give students several prevention
options, as well as ways to tell if their friends or loved ones have a drug
Review the case study above. Using your module readings and the
Argosy University online library resources, research methods of increasing
awareness about substance abuse and dependence.
Develop a PowerPoint presentation including the following:
- Identify and describe two prevention strategies.
- Explain ways of determining whether loved ones have a
problem with drugs using the DSM-IV-TR characteristics of substance abuse
- Address the effectiveness of current treatment
strategies in the United States.
- Explain poly-pharmacology
- Address the possible treatment options and treatment
difficulties for someone who is dependent on two substances.
- BE SURE TO INCLUDE SPEAKER NOTES EXPLAINING THE POINTS
IN EACH SLIDE
- Each slide should be creatively organized using images and bullet points
Develop an 8–10-slide presentation (complete with speakers notes)
in PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Be sure to
include a title slide and a list of references.