Treatment of Addiction

  1. Naltrexone is often used in psychiatric mental health care for many reasons related to addiction and/or impulse control. It is also occasionally used to help patients with self-harm behaviors or weight loss. Considering the mechanism of action of naltrexone, how does it aid in addiction treatment?
  2. Compare and contrast methadone and buprenorphine for substance abuse treatment. For this discussion, addiction use (what substances) include the mechanism of action, contraindications, and the pros or cons of each option.

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis and include peer-reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with in-text citations and corresponding references in APA format.

Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

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