# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant II Task 1365776921

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Examine the science of addiction.


Examination should include
  • biopsychosocial aspects of addiction
  • the role of endorphins and dopamine
  • the role of religious beliefs
  • behavioral aspects of addiction
  • life cycle of addiction
  • misuse of opioids.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How will understanding the physiological absorption of opioids in the body provide a holistic assessment?
  • What spiritual characteristics might be observed in the science of addiction?
  • What are some genetic explanations for some family members being more prone to addiction?

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.