# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 126972402

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the withdrawal and tapering side effects of opioid use.


Description should include
  • characteristics of acute and protracted withdrawal from opioid dependence or addiction
  • tapering
  • pain contracts or agreements.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the stages of withdrawal in opioid abuse transition?
  • What medications might be needed in the withdrawal stage?
  • What information should be included in the pain management contract?

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


Knowledge Test: Pharmacology


Health Professions Events


Clinical Nursing