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 Write a 4-5 page paper (typed, double spaced) explaining alcohol/drug addiction or dependency. Use this rubric and make sure to include certain required information. Use at least 4 credible sources of information and include this in the APA Style bibliography.

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Define Addiction/Dependency    Define Addiction and also define dependency (cite sources of definition) Explain the differences between use, abuse and addiction/dependence 3 points  6 points
Signs and Symptoms of AddictionDescribe the physical and psychological features of addiction/dependency. What specific characteristics are factors of addiction/dependency? 8 points
Theory or TheoriesDescribe the Disease Model of addiction and at least 2 other theories that underlie dependency 9 points
Resources/BibliographyProperly cite at least 4 credible sources of information.4 points 


  1. Introduce an overview of a healthcare system practice guideline, preferably where you work or have worked.
  2. Discuss how different professionals in the healthcare system (nurses, pharmacists, technicians, etc.) are held to this guideline.
  3. Identify the research/reference used by the system to adopt the guideline.
  4. Define the evidence used to define the guideline.
  5. Determine the level of evidence used in the EBP identified.
  6. Provide an opinion on how well this guideline is followed by professionals in the system.
  7. Conclude with a concise overview of the guideline and the discussion in the paper.
  8. Write the paper in 8–10 pages, using APA format


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