# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 144308012

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify major types of substance abuse.


Identification should include
  • descriptions of types of chemical and substance abuse
  • signs and symptoms.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are signs of alcohol abuse?
  • What are typical signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?
  • What are the duties of the MHT when caring for a patient during withdrawal?
  • What other substances are frequently abused?
  • What are the duties of the MHT following withdrawal?

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


Knowledge Test: Behavioral Health


Health Professions Events


Clinical Specialty


Teamwork Events