Drug or alcohol use, integrated research paper help

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The Final Research Paper provides an opportunity to be creative with your own integrative understanding of the theory and application of Addiction, Compulsive Behaviors and comorbidity.

The focus of this paper is to choose an area of research that is relevant and pertinent to the current diagnosis and treatment of the Substance Related Disorders, Behavioral Addictions and Psychiatric Disorders. You are encouraged to utilize the Internet and the University Virtual Library to access current literature and information to enhance your analysis for this Final Research Paper.

The following guidelines will help you prepare for your Final Research Paper:

Prepare a comprehensive Research Paper* aligned with the focus of this course. Your paper must include research on the co-occurrence of at least one diagnosis from each of the following groups:

Drug or alcohol use (choose 1)
Eating, gambling or other behavioral addiction (choose 1)
Psychiatric or personality disorder (choose 1)

The following are a few examples of how you might approach your research paper:
– A research based paper on the relationship of alcohol use with gambling addiction and attention deficit disorder
– A research based paper on the relationship of cocaine use with sexual addiction and bipolar disorder
– A research based paper on the relationship of amphetamine use with bulimia, posttraumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder

• The topic MUST be justified by your understanding of the prevalent research on the diagnosis and treatment of addiction and comorbidity

• Integrate a discussion of how you see your research findings as significant to your clinical work or the field of psychology in general

• Illustrate an understanding by giving examples from your own life or clinical practice that supports your research

Select a minimum of eight (8) current research articles* taken from scholarly journals (online or hard copy) on your selected topic. You may use the articles in the Bibliography section under Resources in your syllabus.

* Do not use the course text for this assignment. This is a research-based paper.

Paper is to be 10-12 pages total plus title and reference pages based on addiction and co-occurring disorders

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