How does addiction develop (use either a specific drug/alcohol or behavior in your response)?

DISCUSSION 1 YOUR POST SHOULD BE 300 WORDS

 
Ever wonder why some people become addicted to alcohol or drugs and other do not? While it is easy to suggest that addiction develops from alcohol or drug experimentation early in life, only 12% of the general population will develop addictions. Though approximately 85% report experimentation with drugs or alcohol by young adulthood. In this discussion, you will explore how substance and process addictions relate to altered brain function. You will also discuss how some behaviors can become as addictive as alcohol or drugs.
After completing the assigned Readings and watching the TED Talks video, answer the following. Hari, J. (2015, June). Everything we know about addiction is wrong [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_everything_you_think_you_know_about_addiction_is_wrong? 
1. How does addiction develop (use either a specific drug/alcohol or behavior in your response)?
2. Explain the debate about whether internet gaming should be recognized as a formal addiction. How is it listed in the DSM-5? Do you think that it should be listed as an addiction, why or why not?
Referring to the assigned video and your reading, describe at least one concept that you learned in this unit. How that knowledge will help you to treat your future clients.

DISCUSSION 2 YOUR POST SHOULD BE 300 WORDS
 
Discussion Topic
There are many screening and assessment tools used in the diagnostic process. Screening tools are often used by those who are not addiction professionals to help determine whether someone might require addition treatment. Assessment tools are used by addiction professionals to determine an accurate addictions diagnosis and placement for care. In this discussion, evaluate one of the mentioned assessment tools in the chapter. Choose from either the MMPI-2 or the PAI for your response. 
1. Describe the assessment (MMPI-2 or PAI).
2. Explain how the individual scales are used in addiction diagnosis.
3. Discuss potential problems that occur when giving a client an assessment that asks for personal information. What are some strategies used by professionals to make this process easier.

DISCUSSION 3 YOUR POST SHOULD BE 300 WORDS
 
Discussion Topic
Using the scenario below, think about how you would approach working with this client. Consider what his main problems are and how his thought patterns or behaviors are preventing him from living a functional life. Notice which problem he identifies, because that is the problem that he wants to work on with you. Be aware that often the problem that you identify as being deeper is related to the problem that the client identifies.
Demarcus’s Scenario
Demarcus is a 25-year old male client diagnosed with severe, Cocaine Use Disorder. He is court-ordered to residential addiction treatment. You are his counselor and this is his first meeting with you. He has been diagnosed and placed in your facility already, so you now want to get to know about him. He does not want to tell you much and keeps repeating, “I don’t have a problem. All I do is a little weed once in a while.” You have understand that the client’s presenting problem is that he wants to get through with treatment (he stated,” I don’t need to be here, just do whatever to get me out.”). His presenting problem is not that he has to admit to being addicted- that will come as you focus your work on the one thing that will motivate him- “getting out.”
For this discussion, please do the following:
1. Using what you learned in your assigned reading, develop two questions that you would ask Demarcus that use the Motivational Interviewing strategies. The focus of the questions is to try to create some positive motivation to engage in counseling (to meet his presenting problem of “getting out”).
2. Then, using one of the psychotherapeutic models in your assigned reading, suggest what treatment strategies you might try to help him to begin accepting that his addiction has been causing him problems. Feel free to add more information to the scenario as needed.
 

Describe the rights of a consumer.

Six Rights of the Consumer

Research and describe the six rights of the consumer.  Provide a detailed analysis of each right and illustrate the importance.

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

Write between 550-600 words (approximately 2 1/2 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.
Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
Include cover page and reference page.
At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.
Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.

References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.  

Why is it important to share rubrics with students prior to completing the actual assignment?

 Details:

Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Part 1: Assessment Conversation
Choose one student with whom you have been working with in your field experiences and assess the goals for that student. After identifying and sharing the goals with the student, discuss the different ways he or she can assess their own learning.
Consider the following questions when working with the student:

What does assessment mean?
Why is assessing your own learning important?
What is most difficult about assessing your own learning and what is the easiest?

Summarize their answers in 50-100 words.
Part 2: Assessment
Using the “Assessment Plan” you created in Topic 4 with your student’s personal goals and learning objective, one aligned assessment, and rubric, implement the assessment with one student.
Share the rubric with the student, demonstrating how to monitor his or her progress and understand one’s educational goal. Remember, if you are working in the early grades, a rubric can be as simple as a happy/sad face scaffolding to show understanding.

 
Part 3: Reflection
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on the process of developing guidelines to track data and guide students to meet goals. Consider the following questions in your reflection:

Was the student able to understand how to assess his or her progress with the rubric?
How does this process help to foster student independence?
Why is it important to share rubrics with students prior to completing the actual assignment?
What gaps did you notice in the process of these field experiences?
How would you adapt this process to meet the needs of students in your future professional practice?

Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.
 Submit the notes from the assessment discussion with the student and your reflection as one deliverable. 

Examine the most common differences affecting employees in organizations.

 
Manager’s Influence on Behavior” Please respond to the following:

Examine the most common differences affecting employees in organizations, and give two (2) specific examples of techniques that managers can use to effectively capitalize on the individual differences of their staff to accomplish the shared mission of the organization.
Complete the True Colors Personality Quiz by clicking on the link below. This will help you understand how your color interacts with those with the same and different colors in your personal and professional relationships! Then, you will be able to avoid potential conflicts and better manage challenging situations to look like the leader that you truly are in your organization

http://365tests.com/personality-tests/free-color-personality-test/ 
Include your findings in your discussions.

Describe an infectious disease and how it is transmitted.

 Case Study 1

Instructions
Public health officials and communities are responsible for investigating infectious disease cases, as well as making sure they control the spread of the disease within the community. Their ultimate goal is to reduce and prevent future occurrences.
For the Unit V Case Study, respond to the following.

Describe an infectious disease in your community and how it is transmitted.
Discuss two public health programs or interventions in your community that were created to reduce the spread of the infectious disease identified.
Explain if these programs have been successful in the community. What would you change or add to improve the intervention programs?

Your case study must be a minimum of two pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages. To support your ideas, use a minimum of three outside sources; one may be the textbook. Additionally, use a source that focuses on your community, such as a newspaper or journal article.
Remember that all written assignments must be formatted using APA style, including in-text citations and references. 
Our communities are constantly faced with health crisis due to the increasing burden of chronic disease. Underlying these conditions are substantial health risk factors, such poor nutrition, alcohol abuse, tobaccos exposure and use, and physical inactivity. Engaging the community in healthier behaviors would greatly reduce the risk for chronic disease and death.

case study 2
For the Unit VI Case Study, complete the following.

Describe two chronic diseases that have plagued your community.
How do public health officials handle the chronic diseases? Provide examples of interventions and programs.
What can you, as a public health official, suggest to improve the interventions or programs?

Your case study must be a minimum of two pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages. To support your ideas, use a minimum of three outside sources; one may be the textbook. Additionally, use a source that focuses on your community, such as a newspaper or journal article.
Remember that all written assignments must be formatted using APA style, including in-text citations and references.

Explain how higher-order questioning skills promote independent learning and guide students to examine their own thinking.

 
After assessing students on their progress, it is important to analyze the assessment data to help identify patterns and gaps in learning, provide meaningful feedback to students, and adjust instruction. This can be done through applying critical-thinking strategies and using higher-order questioning strategies in the classroom.
Review the “Learning Plan Template” to complete this assignment.
Complete Part 4: Questioning and Feedback, which includes addressing the following:

Provide a description of two strategies that promote questioning during instruction and how these strategies engage students and foster student independence.
Provide a description of two strategies that provide timely, meaningful, and effective feedback to students regarding their ongoing progress.
Provide two examples of digital tools and resources to promote innovation, problem solving, and creativity with the goal of increasing student engagement.

Part 2: Reflection
In 250-500 words, summarize and explain how higher-order questioning skills promote independent learning and guide students to examine their own thinking. Explain how ethics play a vital role in providing feedback and communicating assessment results to students and families. Discuss how you can use the strategies questioning and feedback in your future classroom in order to adjust instruction based on the learning needs of students.
Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.
Submit the “Learning Plan Template” with your reflection as one deliverable.

Explain what components are needed in the introduction to a survey to address ethical concerns.

Part 1: Ethics in Research
Choose 1 example of unethical research in a business setting, and discuss the following: 

Explain why research might be considered unethical.  
Explain what ethical considerations there are and how to avoid these issues in your research project.
Explain what components are needed in the introduction to a survey to address ethical concerns.

You may wish to review an example time line by clicking here.

Part 2: Preparing to Create Your Survey
Building on the organizational issue, problem, or topic that you identified in Unit 1, complete the following:

Write 1 research question regarding that topic.
Create 5 survey questions that would help answer your research question.
Write your hypothesis for your research question.

Which should government promote first consumption or production? Or neither?

Analyze the problem below. Be as specific as possible.
An economist said, “Since the consumer is sovereign, and consumption is the end purpose of all production, therefore the economy is consumer driven, and we must do all we can to stimulate consumption. Production will then follow.” Are there any flaws in this economist’s logic? Which should government promote first – consumption or production? Or neither?
Criteria: Prepare a 1-2 page paper. Your paper should also reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Please include citations to support your ideas

Consider how the U.S. health care system has evolved over the past 50 years.

Find the “Global Perspectives:  Shifts in Science and Medicine That Changed Healthcare time line’ and answer the two questions below in   250 words min. Attach Plag Report when finished. Only use the source listed above.

Consider how the U.S. health care system has evolved over the past 50 years. In your post,

1. Choose one of the influencing factors from the Global Perspectives:  Shifts in Science and Medicine That Changed Healthcare time line and  discuss its impact on the health care system.

2.Rationalize why your chosen influencing factor has been revolutionary for the health care system.