For this Discussion, you should select a public policy topic, trend, or initiative that is of interest to you.

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Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Van Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018) and/or American Psychiatric Association. (2013). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that is current. I have also attached my discussion rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed by 05/09/19 at 12pm.

Discussion – Week 11

Public Policy and Advocacy

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For this Discussion, you should select a public policy topic, trend, or initiative that is of interest to you. Please go to the Walden Library and locate two journal articles from the last 5 years that are associated with the topic you selected. You will use these articles and your text as supporting resources for this Discussion.

Post by Day 4 an overview of the public policy topic, trend, or initiative you selected. Then, describe how this benefits or hinders access to treatment, motivation for treatment, and relapse prevention for addiction.  Then describe ways current policies or procedures could improve and your potential role as advocate and social change agent.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Required Resources

  • Van Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018). Addiction treatment: A strengths perspective (4th ed.)Boston, MA: Cengage.
    • Chapter 2, “Historical Perspectives” (pp. 51-87)
    • Chapter 13, “Public Policy” (pp.507-532)

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