Prepare a comprehensive Final Integrative Research Paper in which you choose an area of research that is relevant and pertinent to the current diagnosis and treatment of the of Substance Related Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders in the DSM-5. The topic MUST be justified by your understanding of assessment and treatment, and the ability to diagnose primary and secondary disorders, co-morbidity and co-occurring disorders. Issues related to trauma, crisis, suicide and risk assessment must be included. Integrate a discussion of how you see your research findings as significant to clinical work with the dual-diagnosis population. 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 resources under Bibliography in your syllabus.
Remember to include any relevant legal, ethical, and cultural considerations.