PSY 622 Assignment Substance Use in America
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Consider the problem of substance use in America. In 1,250-1,500 words, do the following:
- Define substance use in your own words.
- Discuss why Americans seemingly have such a desire for illegal narcotics.
- Explain how treatment for substance use would be different if it was considered a disease versus a choice or behavior change.
- Examine if the theories of psychopathology adequately explain substance use.
Provide three to five peer-reviewed sources to support your claims.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 5.3: Explain addictive behaviors and treatments.