# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 126972393

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify addiction and its behavioral elements, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).


Identification should include
  • DSM-5 Criteria for Substance Use Disorders
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria (i.e., The Six Dimensions of Multidimensional Assessment)
  • CONTINUUM, The ASAM Criteria Decision Engine
  • clinical and behavioral aspects of addiction
  • practice-appropriate screening tools, including co-morbidity screening.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are DSM-5 and ASAM and what information do they provide to healthcare professionals?
  • What are clinical and behavioral elements of addiction that should be recognized by healthcare professionals?
  • Who is responsible for providing the necessary screening tools and training?

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.

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