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As a culture Americans are multi-drug users which often has far reaching consequences for the individuals participating in use of these substances. In this project you will research a psychoactive drug of your choice as well as interview two users of that substance. Your research paper should include:

  • The type of the drug (clasification from your text)
  • History of the drug in the US
  • Physical effects of use
  • Psychological/Emotional effects of use
  • Short term consequences of use
  • Long term consequences of use
  • Possible treatment options.

 

                   ** Each of the bulleted items above should be approximately 1-2 paragraphs of your paper.**

 

Interviews 25 pts

Interview two people who have used the drug, alcohol, or tobacco topic you are researching. The questions for the interview must include the following and you can add more if necessary. The interviews with their answers will be attached to the research paper.

  1. How long have they been using the drug?
  2. How did they get started?
  3. How old were they when they started using?
  4. What do they get from the drug?
  5. What kind of physical reactions do they have from their use and have their physical reactions changed over time?
  6. How much money does their habit cost them?
  7. Has their habit cost them anything else i.e. friendships, health?
  8. Who do they hide their drug use from?
  9. Do they want to quit using?
  10. Have they tried to quit?
  11. What keeps them hooked?
  12. What other drugs do they currently use?
  13. What surprised you about the interviews?

Research, Paper, and References 75 pts

Using three to five references (your textbook can be used a one of the references) summarize the research and interview material in a 3 to 5 page paper written using APA format.  (Meaning the text of your paper should be 3-5 pages…this does not include the title page, reference page, or interviews). 

Cite the references in APA format. Attach the interviews to the paper.

 

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