Psy 425 (Chemical Dependency) Complete Class Week 1-5 Includes All Individual & Team Assignment and Dqs

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PSY 425 (Chemical Dependency) Complete Class Week 1-5 Includes All Individual & Team Assignment and DQs
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PSY 425 Week 1 Individual Past and Current Trends
Prepare a 750- to 1,050-word paper examining substance abuse trends in the United States. Include the following: · Identify past and current trends of the use and abuse of substances in the United States.
· Discuss when the use of illicit drugs may be considered culturally appropriate (e.g., medicinal purposes, religious ritual).
· Analyze health and social problems in the United States that occur due to drug abuse and
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* What effect can drug use have on families? What resources are available to family members of drug abusers?


PSY 425 Week 3 Learning Team Drug-Free Workplace Evaluation
Read the following scenario: · Company Y is considering instituting a drug-free workplace policy along with mandatory drug testing for new hires. They are not fully convinced that such a policy is necessary and are cautious of the costs associated with implementing a new program. You have been contacted to possibly write the policy and later provide training to employees if Company Y decides to adopt your policy. Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word report for Company Y that emphasizes the importance of a drug-free workplace and the possible cost saving benefits to the company. When suggesting policies to help promote a drug-free workplace, include the following: · Discuss the prevalence of illicit and prescription drug users in the United States workforce.
· Assess the affect of drug abuse on absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover, theft, morale, and productivity.
· Describe key characteristics and benefits associated with a drug-free workplace. Use at least three outside sources, such as articles from the University Library.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Discussion Questions: * In what ways may an employer be an enabler to an employee using drugs? How may this be avoided? * What in your

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