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.
- 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.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.