# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 126972399

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the effects of opioid dependency on the human body systems.


Description should include the short- and long-term effects of opioids on the following:
  • Nervous system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Digestive system
  • Skeletal system
Resource: Drugs and Your Body, Scholastic

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does the misuse of opioids affect nutrition and weight loss?
  • How might opioid misuse be evident in a person’s vital signs?
  • How do opioids affect the brain as the control center for homeostasis?

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


Teamwork Events