Unit 4.1 Discussion: Treating Addiction with Methadone
APA format is required, along with two credible sources, an article and video relating to the topic and ending with a provocative question for peers to respond to after submitting discussion on the following:
Methadone has a more than 30-year history of use in the treatment of opioid addiction. By blocking cravings and withdrawal symptoms without making people high, it reduces illicit drug use. Many individuals on methadone maintenance are able to live successful and productive lives.
However, some oppose methadone treatment, arguing that it just substitutes one drug for another. What do you think? Is methadone administration a good thing? Why or why not?
Both sources should be listed. Along with one example that will demonstrate how human behavior and social environment is affected by this topic.
Zastrow, C., Kirst-Ashman, K.K. & Hessenauer, S.L. (2019). Empowerment series: Understanding human behavior and the social environment (11th Ed.). Cengage Learning.
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