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  • BSHS 455 ENTIRE COURSE (2018)


BSHS 455   Week 1 Individual Assignment Conceptualizing Addiction



This is a two-part assignment. Part A will help you identify the

multifaceted nature of drugs. In Part B, you will then be able to identify

what addiction is. How does addiction impact an individual, a family

system and a community? What are some possible solutions to address

this issue? What are the limitations in treatment?

Part A

Discuss the effects of different substances that can lead to addiction.

Select five substances and create a chart summarizing the effects. The

chart must include the following elements:

  • The type of drug and the class it is part of: For example, cocaine is a


  • Effects on the brain
  • Effects on the body
  • How it is likely to influence behavior
  • Effects of long-term use

Part B

Compare two models of conceptualizing addiction.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper briefly describing the models. Discuss

how they are synergistic, or how they take competing views.

Include a summary about which theory you feel is most useful for

helping intervene on addiction.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.



BSHS 455    Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Functioning Addicts Presentation


In this assignment, you will work as a team to challenge the

misconceptions of addiction. You will also identify the impact of

addiction on the family, workplace, and community. For this

assignment, work together as though you currently work at a

community agency and have been asked to give a talk to a local high


Choose a character from a movie or TV series who is a functioning

addict to serve as the basis for your talk.

Debate the relevancy of the character's addiction on relationships and

overall functioning.

Create a brief 5- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that

explores this issue.

Discuss the following questions in your presentation:

  • Can a person be a functioning addict? What would this look like?
  • How might a functioning addict be exhibited in a family, workplace,

and community?

  • What are some long-term effects of a functioning addict, on the

individual, family, and community?

  • Are the problems any different from what families not facing issues

with addiction may face? If so, how?

Format any citations within your presentation according to APA




BSHS 455 Week 2 Individual Team Assignment   The Effects of Addiction Paper



For this assignment, you will gain a comprehensive view of addiction by

using the example provided in the video. In addition, researching peerreviewed

articles will help you incorporate some of the research being

done in the field.

Review the "Intervention #38 (Anthony)" video, located in this week's

Electronic Reserve Readings.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that explores how Anthony's addiction

affects his life, his family's life, and the community he lives in.

Discuss the pros and cons of the current legal interventions involved

with drugs.

Include at least one peer-reviewed scholarly article that supports your

discussion or arguments.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA


Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.





BSHS 455  Week 3 Learning Team Assignment  Community Mental Health Agency



This week, your Learning Team has the opportunity to envision a

community health agency.

Part A

Discuss as a team the following:

  • What populations will your agency serve?
  • Where does the agency need to be located? How accessible is it?
  • How will it be funded?
  • What services are going to be needed to serve the diverse


Write a 350- to 700-word rationale for the community health agency

your team has envisioned.

Part B

Create a 2-page brochure advertising your services using a Microsoft®

Word template.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

BSHS 455 Week 3 Individual Team Assignment Special Population Presentation



This assignment allows you the opportunity to identify a special

population and discuss challenges and characteristics that may

influence addictive behaviors.

Select a special population from this week's readings.

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation including

the following:

  • Describe issues that may be related to prejudice, politics, and

culture, specific to the selected population.

  • Describe the unique challenges faced by this population.
  • Examine specific factors that contribute toward addiction for this


  • Explain how a human service worker can enhance services for this


Format any citations within your presentation according to APA



BSHS 455  Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Outline of Treatment Approaches



Working as a team, this assignment will help you to describe and

discuss methods of treatment for an addiction. You will also work to

determine what treatments will be most effective for various special


Imagine yourself and your Learning Team working in an agency where

your manager has asked you to quickly outline treatment approaches

for a special staff meeting.

Create a 1- to 2-page outline of major treatment approaches.

Include at least five treatment approaches.

Provide a brief description of each approach in the outline annotated

with the factors that must be considered for various special populations.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA







BSHS 455 Week 5 Individual Assignment A Substance Abuse Treatment Program Evaluation



Imagine you are looking for a highly successful substance abuse

treatment program within an established organization in your

community. You will be showcasing this program at the Annual Human

Service Conference next month. The criteria that you will use to identify

and justify your treatment program will be based on your knowledge,

skills, and theory for structuring and administering direct service

delivery and use of appropriate interventions with clients.

Research treatment program that has shown endurance and success

over the years.

Locate an organization which has sponsored the treatment program.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper evaluating the treatment program

and the sponsoring organization.

Address the following in your paper:

  • Treatment program overview
  • Determine and discuss the intended program activities, target

population, intervention and intended outcomes.

  • Determine and discuss the staff competency for delivery of services.
  • Discuss the success of the program based on various academic


  • Discuss the organization's implementation process of the treatment


  • How was the program operationalized at the organization?
  • Evaluate the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and program outcomes.
  • Discuss the cultural influences impact human behavior and helpseeking

of the particular group the organization is supporting?

  • Evaluate the organization's success at providing this particular

treatment program.

  • Propose any additional prevention strategies you think necessary

and that the organization can use to reduce abuse and addiction.

Cite at least two peer-reviewed sources that illustrates success and

endurance of your chosen organization.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.





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