Final Paper Guidelines
Your paper must be submitted as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) file uploaded into Blackboard, with appropriate punctuation and grammar. Please include a short title of your topic at the top of the text. It must consist of the following sections, totaling 3-5 pages (NOT including your bibliography!):
1. Introduction. In one paragraph, introduce your topic. You may draw on your proposal for this. As with your proposal, include a (very) short explanation of why you chose the topic, and why it is important – in other words, convince your reader (in this case, me) that you have given some thought as to how it will illuminate a more detailed understanding of how drugs impact or signal social change.
2. History. In 1-2 paragraphs, provide some general historical background on the country that you chose – its colonial background, major wars or conflicts, independence, etc.
3. Content. This is the larger section of the paper. It should reflect that you have read and understood the books/chapters/articles that you chose as your sources, and can reproduce that information in a coherent manner. Things that this section should cover can include:
– history of the issue in the given country (strongly suggested!)
– how use/treatment of one drug may compare with other kinds of drugs/substances
– how that society’s approach is different from that of the US
– differences in gender/race/ethnicity around addiction, treatment, enforcement, etc.
4. Bibliography. You must have at least five academic sources for your bibliography, and they must be listed on a separate page in Chicago Style, 15th edition, author-date format. It should follow the format below. Refer to your book list for examples.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL WITH BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Canada’s Drug Addiction Paths
Drug addiction is as prevalent as it was 10-20 years ago, and the struggle in finding the right types of treatment continues. As with many things in life, addiction treatment should not be a “one-size-fits-all” goal for any services creating programs for individuals in recovery. This paper will aim to elaborate on the variety of treatments for drug addiction in Canada and how the policies in action, either help or hurt the process of treatment. The goal is to understand how treatment can be executed through policies that target individuals seeking to recover from addiction. The policies help to guide the centers for addiction treatment, in allowing individuals to seek and continue treatment. “When done in the right circumstances, with the proper oversight, with trained clinicians who can support the experience, the outcomes can be fantastic,” Levy said. (Baig, 2022)
The article explored, it elaborates on the issues preventing individuals from seeking and for some continuing the recovery process through the addiction treatments. Recognizing where there are weaknesses in the approach of treatment, by the observation of the ones in place, will allow for there to be growth in the treatment of addicts. There are many reasons why people initially choose to use drugs, but once in the system, the idea of controlling the addiction created by the drug is out of the individual’s control. The Government of Canada (2018) researches the many contributing factors associated with drug addiction and treatment. In understanding the policies related to drug addiction and its labels, treatment centers will be able to create and execute treatments that cater to the individuals’ need for recovery.
1, Mackenzie King July, Mackenzie King, and July 1. “History of Drug Policy in Canada.” Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, July 14, 2021. https://drugpolicy.ca/about/history/#:~:text=In%20the%201700%20to%201800s%2C%20psychoactive%20substances%20were,legal%2C%20taken%20orally%2C%20or%20in%20teas%20and%20elixirs.
Canada, Health. “Government of Canada.” Canada.ca. / Gouvernement du Canada, September 10, 2018. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/substance-use/canadian-drugs-substances-strategy/strengthening-canada-approach-substance-use-issue.html#a1.
Chan Carusone, Soo, Adrian Guta, Samantha Robinson, Darrell H. Tan, Curtis Cooper, Bill O’Leary, Karen de Prinse, Grant Cobb, Ross Upshur, and Carol Strike. “‘Maybe If I Stop the Drugs, Then Maybe They’d Care?”-Hospital Care Experiences of People Who Use Drugs – Harm Reduction Journal.” BioMed Central. BioMed Central, February 13, 2019. https://harmreductionjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12954-019-0285-7.
McQuaid, Robyn, et al. “Life in Recovery from Addiction in Canada … – Ccsa.ca.” Canadian Center on Substance Use and Addiction, May 2017, https://ccsa.ca/sites/default/files/2019-04/CCSA-Life-in-Recovery-from-Addiction-Toolkit-2017-en.pdf.
Mikkonen, Juha, and Dennis Raphael. “Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts,” 2010. http://torontohealthequity.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Social-Determinants-of-Health.pdf.
Press, The Canadian. “Canada Approving Psychedelics for Therapy Is a Positive Step, Experts Say – National.” Global News. Global News, January 16, 2022. https://globalnews.ca/news/8514429/psychedelic-drugs-therapy-canada/.
Final Paper Guidelines