Assignment: Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Programs
For a treatment program approach to be classified as evidence-based, it must include strong theoretical foundations. It must also provide sound empirical evidence of effectiveness.
For this Assignment, you evaluate evidence-based programs and non-evidence-based programs. In addition, you analyze their strengths and limitations in supporting recovery. Use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or other reputable sources. For a treatment program approach to be considered evidence-based, it needs to be based on solid theories. It must also show how well it works in the real world.
For this Assignment, you will evaluate programs that are based on evidence and programs that are not based on evidence. You also look at their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to helping people recover. Use the website of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or other sources you can trust.
In a 3-page APA-formatted paper, address the following:
• Select and describe one evidence-based substance abuse treatment and one prevention program from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website. Explain how you would apply this intervention to a population you plan on working with as an addiction professional.
• Explain the strengths and limitations of each program.
• Explain any insights you gained from evaluating these treatment programs.
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