This assignment is intended to give you some real-life experience in exploring resources for the prevention and treatment of opioid dependency and co-occurring disorders. The resources are designed to give exposure to the barriers involved in the recovery process from addiction. You will then have the opportunity to design an integrated model of care based on the information you gain.
Keep in mind the three models that are reviewed in the textbook and how they interact on behalf of individuals, families, and communities:
Review all the resources provided in D2L
Read, study, and review the article on an integrated model of care (also in D2L):
Read the assignment instructions below. Be prepared to research the resources for opioid recovery in a city or region that will be randomly assigned by the instructor. This assignment will require online research and likely some out-of-state phone calls. If this becomes a concern, contact the instructor.
Part I Instructions:
Use the Opioid Resource Tracking Form (provided in D2L) and complete the form by identifying resources for your assignment community in the following areas:
1. Detoxification services
3. Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT)
4. Peer Support
5. Harm Reduction
6. Services for the special population of your choice:
Part II Instructions:
Write a one-page essay
Part III: Final Assignment – not due until last Sunday evening before the last week in semester
This assignment is intended to inspire you into civic responsibility. The course content has been difficult at times and advocacy is the resilient response. “We the people” are the government, not “them”…
“Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.” ~ Aristotle
Develop a 500-800 word draft, advocating for policy or reform related to an area of social justice you are passionate about. Topic examples can include, but are not limited to:
The Draft is not intended to be sent, simply developed, and can be in any of the following formats:
The preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America, ratified June 21, 1788:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” (https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/preamble).
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