# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 126972389

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe key communication topics involving opioids for patients.


Description should include
  • benefits and risks of opioids
  • opioid risk screening (i.e., taking a social, medical, and financial history)
  • risk mitigation (e.g., naloxone, safe storage, pain contracts)
  • medication tapers and/or discontinuation of therapy.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the benefits of using opioids in medicine?
  • What is the relationship between demographics and risk of opioid addiction?
  • How does culture influence risk factors in opioid abuse?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events (High School)

Health Science Events


Medical Spelling


Medical Terminology


Health Professions Events


Clinical Nursing