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Peer-reviewed articles appears in an academic
journal or periodical in which scholarship
relating to a particular discipline is published.
Scholars within the field have reviewed these
articles prior to publication, thus the name,
Peer-Reviewed. Academic journals serve as
forums for the introduction and presentation
for scrutiny of new research, and the critique
of existing research. Content typically takes
the form of articles presenting original
research, as well as comments or reviews of
previous articles/research, and book reviews.
Academic or professional publications that are
not peer-reviewed are usually referred to as
Peer-reviewed journals and articles can be
located through the University library and
Google Scholar. When trying to determine if
your reference is an article, remember that all
journal articles will have an author and a
publication date. If you are unable to locate an
author or publication date, then chances are
very good that you are looking at a website
that is being maintained by a certain
individual or organization and not a peerreviewed article.
• Research 3 – 5 peer-reviewed journal
articles related to how drug abuse affects
families when one or more adult members are
addicted to illicit and/or prescription drugs,
and the various treatment options available to
• Write an 1,200 – 1,500 word review of the
articles. Include the following:
o Analyze the issues related to the effects of
adult drug abuse on families. You may include
the effects on children, but do not research
child or adolescent substance abuse, nor use
child or adolescent substance abuse as the
topic of your paper.
o Describe the ramifications experienced by
the family members who are not abusing
o Discuss resources and treatments available
to addicted families.