Module 1 Written Assignment

  1. Focusing on the models of addiction outlined in the module notes, develop a list of the pros and cons for each of the models, as you see it. Explain those items from each model that resonate with your personal values and knowledge. Then, explain which model you would use, and why—-bio-psycho-social model and 
  2. The idea is that you need to know what you believe, and what you believe should be based on facts and knowledge and not suppositions. Its okay to acknowledge when you dont know or understand something as long as you are willing to learn more about it. I dont expect you to have a rock solid view on this; what I do expect is for you to come to appreciate that there is much to learn, and that by learning new ways of looking at things, we sometimes change our minds.
  3. Write a paragraph about each of the following organizations and describe their purpose or mission:
    • World Health Organization (WHO)
    • American Medical Association (AMA)
    • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
    • Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATFE)
    • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  4. You are a counselor in a local agency that works with substance use disorders; you have been asked to speak at a Rotary Club event about the impact of drug abuse in this country. Develop a short presentation outlining the problem. Hint: be creative; you would normally have only 10 to 15 minutes to conduct your presentation. How would you get the crowds attention? What key facts could you cite? You may develop a short (2 slide) PowerPoint or submit the outline you would use in developing a slide presentation.