With regular heavy use of alcohol, the activity of the CNS is chronically depressed. With abstinence, this chronic depressant effect is removed. There follows a period of rebound hyperactivity. Late withdrawal phenomenon refers to withdrawal-like symptoms that occur after the period normally associated with withdrawal. Withdrawal occurs in a physically dependent person whenever a drug is reduced or terminated, so circumstances may play their part and catch some people unaware.
Review these two articles on withdrawal:
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Web Journal: Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (American Family Physician)
The moods and behaviors associated with alcohol disorders can be very volatile—jubilant and expansive, then secretive, angry, suspicious. The behaviors are sometimes more pronounced when the individual has stopped drinking or is working very hard at controlling the drinking.
Resource: Long, P. (2015). Alcohol use disorder (Alcoholism), Internet mental health. Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealth.com/home/dx/alcoholdepende…
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- What information do you consider important to be conveying to the general public regarding the impact of the acute usage of alcohol on the body?
- Discuss the arguments for and against classifying alcohol dependence as a disease. Are there differences with drug addiction? How about compulsive gambling?
- Assess the between alcohol intake and the clinical manifestations of withdrawal syndrome.
- Identify and discuss patient characteristics that likely confer a risk of more severe withdrawal symptoms; prolonged symptoms; or withdrawal-specific complications.
- One treatment method utilized for withdrawal is pharmacologic treatment. Discuss your perspectives of using pharmacologic treatment, what are the pros and cons?
- Assess your findings if there is an apparent relationship between alcohol use and violence?
- Compare and contrast if drinking seems to excuse violence or other aggressive behavior?
Discussion Participation (30%) Due November 20th
Grading Rubric and Participation Requirements
- One primary post (New Topic) as your initial discussion post thread – min. 200 words/post
- One secondary response (Respond) to classmates – min. 100 words/post
- All posts are to be substantive responses reflective of the reading content.
- Each post will be graded per the overall grading rubric for content and adherence to the performance guidelines
- Primary post earns up to 20 points
- Response to peers earns up to 17.5 points
Posting is not just posting what every other student posts, but about bringing out original and insightful ideas on, in this case, the discussion board. Therefore, you should strive each week to improve your posting skills by offering thorough and clear writings by bringing up fresh perspectives on the given topic.
- All discussion submissions must be entered by 11:59 pm EST Sundays as specified in the course schedule, with the initial post due on Wednesday.
- No late submissions will be accepted or graded.
- Discussion questions must meet the APA formatting meaning you cannot just copy information from a website.
- Use scholarly peer-reviewed resources to support your viewpoints.
- Use a minimum of one resource to support your position.
- Do not write the website address as your reference (www.abc.com), but write the resource meeting the APA formatting. (Examples were provided under the announcements).
- DO NOT use resources such as Wikipedia, eHow, WiseGEEK, Wikihow, About… If in doubt please ask.
The purpose of the discussions are to discuss the topic(s) and further the discussion. It is a best practice when responding to your peers to:
- Write an overview of what the student stated
- Provide your original thoughts and opinion
- Utilize supporting resources
- Follow up with a question