# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 126972394

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the treatment models of addiction therapy.


Description should include
  • a recognition that addiction is a chronic disease
  • evidence-based treatment models for addiction in general and opioid addiction in particular
  • medication-assisted treatment
  • the continuum of care in opioid addiction treatment
  • how and when to make a referral for treatment
  • the roles in an interdisciplinary addiction team
  • the role of peers in the treatment of addiction
  • the difference between a drug culture and recovery culture
  • the management of patients in recovery, including factors contributing to relapse.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How many treatment models exist for addiction therapy? Why is one model better than the other?
  • What are the advantages of evidence-based treatments and models?
  • What medication-assisted treatment programs are available? Who provides them?

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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