Please view the following documentary:
https://www.pbs.org/video/understanding-the-opioid-epidemic-oei0dd/ (Links to an external site.)
Please share an insightful and critical reflection on the video.
Based on the video and this week’s readings, discuss the origin of the opioid epidemic, and strategies for
preventing and controlling substance abuse. Based on what you’ve been learning in your program, what do
you see as an effective way to move forward?
Textbook: Foundations of Mental Health Promotion (2nd ed)
Authors: Manoj Sharma; Paul Branscum
Jones & Bartlett Learning (we are on Chapter 7 for this week and I will upload the powerpoint of this
This week’s reading links for websites:
(I will upload the powerpoint for this chapter and week’s readings and also a pdf of another of this week’s
readings, as well.)
Discussion Post Guidelines:
1. (5pointstotal) The Initial Post should be a minimum of two paragraphs based on the discussion topic and
can reference powerpoints, readings, films, or any course material. I want to hear your opinion and your
working knowledge of the material.
(The discussion posts can be answered in many different ways, I encourage well-thought-out and creative
opinions based on experiences, acquired knowledge, general feelings on the topic, and tie it back to the
sociological understanding of society. You will not receive points for posting one sentence and not
referencing the course material or simply saying “I agree” to someone else’s post because that is not
contributing.) This class will explore deeply sensitive and passionate topics that everyone has had their
own experiences and beliefs. All posts will be tolerant of all other viewpoints, there will be no hate,
mocking, trolling, or any other activity that creates an unwelcoming environment. The purpose of college is
to learn from all other viewpoints and share your thoughts in the diversity of ideas.