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A case study is a research approach that is used to generate an in-depth, multi-faceted
understanding of a complex issue in its real-life context. The general purpose of a case study
research is to describe an individual situation (case), identify the key issues of the case (your
assignment question should tell you what to focus on), analyze the case using relevant theoretical
concepts from a health perspective, and recommend a course of action for that particular case.
You will analyze two Case Studies throughout the duration of this course. For each case study,
you will be asked to answer specific questions based on the content of the current, drug-related
issue video/article/scenario provided. The purpose of these reports is to give you a chance to
work out your own view about the issues raised by each case and to practice the procedure for
analyzing dilemmas related to drug use.
Each Case Study Analysis must be presented according to the following:
Structured in paragraph form using current APA formatting
Utilize Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1” margins and double-spaced
Include both a title and reference page
Consist of 2–3 pages in length
Require a minimum of 2–3 scholarly references. Acceptable sources include your text, a
professional journal, and a professional or government website (such as CDC).
Include Bible Scriptures to explain and defend your stance
In evaluating your Case Study, your instructor will apply the Case Study Grading Rubric. The
articles and videos required to complete the case studies are provided in the Module: Week in
which the case study is due.
CASE STUDY: OPIATES
Watch the four-part video series, Poisoned: America’s Fentanyl Crisis in the Learn Section of
Module 3: Week 3. After watching the video series, discus the following issues and public
health and education prompts.
1. The Issues
a. Summarize the issue of Opioid Addiction
b. What are the health implications for using this substance?
c. What are the moral/biblical implications of using this substance?
d. What societal issues are of concern with use of this substance?
2. Public Health Intervention and Education
a. Select two additional scholarly articles about Opioid use and present evidence-
based interventions about how to best prevent people from abusing opioids.