This assignment will assist you, a future counselor, in becoming familiar with the medications that are often used in co-occurring disorders and will help you understand the benefits and risks that your clients face.
Based on a minimum of three peer reviewed scholarly resources, beyond the course textbook, complete the “Pharmacotherapy and Medication Assisted Therapy” document which includes:
- Name of Medication
- Description of Medication
- Benefits of the Medication
- Risks of the Medication
- Application of Medication in Treating Co-Occurring Disorders
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
This assignment meets the following NASAC Standard:
4) Recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic a variety of medical and psychological disorders, and the potential for medical and psychological disorders to co-exist with addiction and substance abuse.