There are two parts to this essay. The first part focuses on prevalence; the second part focuses on the two systems of care (mental health and substance abuse/dependence). The length of the entire essay should be 800-1,000 words.
Part 1: The Prevalence of Co-Occurring Disorders: The purpose of this part of the assignment is to identify the prevalence of co-occurring disorders. Read chapter 1, “Introduction,” in the textbook and answer the following questions regarding prevalence of COD (co-occurring disorders).
1) What is at least one statistical piece of information that you do not find surprising? Explain why.
2) Conversely, what is at least one statistical piece of information that was interesting or surprising? Explain why.
Part 2: The Differences and Similarities in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Systems: The purpose of this part of the assignment is to examine the differences and similarities between the mental health and substance abuse/dependence systems. Read the required chapters in the textbook and chapter 3, “Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Systems: Philosophical and Treatment Approach Issues,” in the TIP 9 manual.
1) Describe at least two differences and two similarities between the two systems.
Prepare this essay (Parts I and II) according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric that can be viewed at the assignment’s drop box. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment
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