For the discussion boards this term please include:
Answer the prompt for the letter that corresponds with the First letter of your First Name:
A-I: Explain the drugs used to increase abstinence from alcohol, heroin, and opiates. Include the dosage and black box warnings. The drugs that you must include are naltrexone (ReVia, Trexan), Buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone), Disulfiram (Antabuse), Levomethadyl (Orlaam), and methadone (Dolophine).
J-P: Explain what intoxication and/or overdose of stimulants looks like. What signs/symptoms will the patient be exhibiting? What tools are used? What does withdrawal and detoxification look like in the patient (signs/symptoms). What is most commonly used to prevent the client from returning to stimulant use?
Q-Z: Explain what alcohol intoxication and overdose looks like. What signs/symptoms will the patient be exhibiting in an overdose situation? What tools are used? Is this considered a physical health emergency? Why or why not? What medication is alcohol withdrawal usually managed with and what medication is then prescribed when the patient is stable, to deter the client from drinking?
- Make your initial post by 23:59 EST Wednesday of Week 6.
- Respond to two other classmates’ posts by 23:59 EST Sunday of Week 6.
- Use APA format.
Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.