This assignment is designed to help you prepare for writing larger research reports and help prepare you for more advanced courses. In addition to increasing your knowledge of Stimulants or “Uppers” the assignment is designed to improve your vocabulary as a professional substance abuse counselor.
Please carefully read the Instructions and Grading Rubric before you begin.
Step One: Review the Content
Read pages 3.1 to 3.20, chapter 3, “Uppers, Downers and All Arounders.” As you read, take notes on neuron and neurotransmitter physiology related to Stimulants / “Uppers.” Take notes so you are able to identify the effects of Stimulants/”Uppers” and how they affect: The nervous system, mood, cognitions (thoughts) and behaviors and withdrawal symptoms from Stimulants/”Uppers” as this will be part of Unit 1 Exam.
Please watch the video: “The Reward Circuit: How the Brain Responds to Cocaine.”
Please watch the video: “NIDA Live: The Science of Vaping.”
Please view the PowerPoint Weeks 4 and 5 “Stimulants”: Week 4 PP 155 online.pptxWeek 5 PP 155 online.ppt
Step Two: Complete the Assignment
Please find an article which discusses the effects of Stimulants or “Uppers” from a Biopsychosocialspiritual perspective. You may choose to write on the biologic, psychologic, social or spiritual implications.
Please utilize the Palomar College Library databases to find relevant articles. Before you begin, please review AODS 155 FENT: Introduction to Library Link
Please include a Title Page. The title page must include; The title of the article, course, your name and date. (5 points)
Body of the paper. You will write a brief outline of the main points of the article. (30 points)
You will write a summary statement about what most impressed, surprised, or interested you about the article. (5 points)
You must document references according to APA guidelines. (5 points)
This assignment must be approximately 750 words in length.
Step Three: Submit the Assignment
Please submit your assignment to the Submit Assignment link at the upper right. You may upload a PDF.
Please use 12 point Times New Roman, Double-Space, and be concise.
If you upload a PDF, please label your file as follows:
Last name-First name-Assignment name
Grading and Feedback
This “Mini Research Report” is worth 45 points. In this Assignment, you will be graded on how well you demonstrate your ability to think clearly about this topic and logically support your ideas with concepts from your research article(s). Please carefully read the Instructions and Grading Rubric before you begin. The Grading Rubric can be found at the bottom of this page. I will provide feedback within one week.
Click this link for instructions on how to view assignment comments from your instructor.
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