Researching and Explaining Medications Commonly Used to Treat and Manage Addictive Disorders.

M2 Written Assignment: Researching and Explaining Medications Commonly Used to Treat and Manage Addictive Disorders
For this assignment, please write a paper of 4-5 pages, excluding cover page and reference page. In the assignment, you will explore you own personal attitudes and perceptions about medication assisted treatment as well as the practical uses of MAT in the treatment of individuals with addictive disorders. You will first need to select one of the four following treatment medications to focus on.

Indicate your selection in the M2 Medication Selection choice activity.

opioid treatment medications
alcohol treatment medications
tobacco replacement medications
psychiatric medications
After researching specific medication, please address the following:

What specific views and perceptions regarding using this medication? Include any personal biases, if any, you yourself have and why? (you can also add a brief summary of what you commonly hear from others, friends, family, patients, 12 step members, etc.)
What are the medical and/or therapeutic advantages of using this medication?
What are the challenges of MAT in the treatment of addictive disorders?
What are the advantages of MAT in the treatment of addictive disorders?
What is the counselors’ role in monitoring outcomes and compliance of patients using medicine?
As a result of the paper, did your views about medication change, if so specifically how?
You will have 2 weeks to write your paper and must then post it in the Discussion at the end of week 5, to allow for comments with your classmates in week 6.

Assignment Resources
The following resources must be used to complete this assignment. Please review each one and incorporate relevant information into your paper.

Mental Health Medications
ASAM Practice Guideline for Use for Use of Medication in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use
Additional Resources

In addition, the following resources provide relevant information that you may find helpful as you write your paper.

ASAM Practice Guideline for Use for Use of Medication in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs
Opioid Abuse Treatment and Management
Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Brief Guide
Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder Pocket Guide
Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies TIP 49
Treating Tobacco Use Disorder in Pregnant Women in Medication-Assisted Treatment for an Opioid Use Disorder: A Systematic Review
Are There Effective Treatments for Tobacco Addiction?
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Non-Nicotine Pharmacotherapy
Evaluation Criteria
Your written assignment is intended to test your understanding of important concepts and discover how to sharpen your intellectual skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application. The intent of the written assignment is to provide an opportunity to more fully describe, explain, and analyze the books and other sources. These resources can help you successfully complete written assignments:

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Please review the Written Assignment Guidelines and be sure to cite any course content pages and all outside resources using APA style.

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