BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL STEPS AND MEET THE GRADING CRITERIA
Aaliyah continues to struggle with balancing her work hours and her schoolwork. She has been drinking coffee to help her stay awake, but it is no longer working. She has an exam coming up and needs to stay up to study.
Aaliyah decides to take an amphetamine to stay awake to study for the exam. She promises herself that she will only take it this one time for the exam. The drug allows her to stay awake and alert while she is studying for the exam. She also feels that she is learning the material better as a result of the amphetamine. When the grades are in, Aaliyah receives an A on her work.
As the semester continues, Aaliyah turns to amphetamines more and more often to help her stay awake to complete her schoolwork. Soon, Aaliyah finds that one pill no longer keeps her awake as long as she needs.
She starts taking more than one pill at a time. She knows that taking amphetamines so often is not good for her health, and she finds she experiences an increase in headaches when she takes them, but she continues to take them because they are helping her be successful in school and at work.
Based on the case study, prepare a paper that addresses the following:
Determine whether Aaliyah has a substance use disorder. Include a discussion of DSM criteria. Use the template to help you make the assessment.
Write a 4-5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.
Download the diagnosis template to use with this assignment. HERE IT IS!!!
Place a check in front of each symptom that is present
Need for more of the substance to achieve desired effect
Markedly diminished effect when using the same amount of the substance
Presence of characteristic withdrawal syndrome when the substance is not present Using the substance to alleviate withdrawal symptoms
(Note: Criteria of tolerance and withdrawal are not considered to be met for those individuals taking medications under appropriate medical supervision)
Two or more checks on this list = substance use disorder
American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsExamined the change in amphetamine use and abuse in the U.S. from the 1950s to the present.24Explained why amphetamine is on the Schedule of Controlled Substances and to which schedule it belongs.20Explained the acute, chronic, and withdrawal effects of amphetamines on physiology, behavior, mood, and toxicity.40Described at least 3 behaviors Aaliyah is likely to exhibit if she is misusing amphetamines.40Used DSM criteria to determine whether Aaliyah has a substance use disorder.32Style (4 points): Tone, audience, and word choice Organization (12 points):Introduction, transitions, and conclusion
Usage and Mechanics (12 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
APA Elements (16 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style44Total:200