The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.
At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.
The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.
You are member of a prisoner review board for a minimum security facility in your state. Included amongst the inmates are a number of heroin addicts who were charges with possession crimes and some minor thefts in which they supported their habits.
Please include answers in your main posting for the following questions 3-5 Paragraphs:
- What are the methods of treatment for heroin addiction?
- What is the difference between heroin detoxification and heroin addiction treatment?
- What is the best method for insuring the heroin addict does not return to heroin abuse? Does long term incarceration play a role?