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The term drug abuse most often refers to the use of a drug with such
frequency that it causes physical or mental harm to the user or
impairs social functioning. Although the term seems to imply that
users abuse the drugs they take, in fact, it is themselves or others
they abuse by using drugs.
Traditionally, the term drug abuse referred to the use of any drug
prohibited by law, regardless of whether it was actually harmful or
not. This meant that any use of marijuana, for example, even if it
occurred only once in a while, would constitute...
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Drug abuse dates as far back as the Biblical era, so it is not a new phenomenon. “The emotional and social damage and the devastation linked to drugs and their use is immeasurable.” The ripple of subversive and detrimental consequences from alcoholism, drug addictions, and addictive behavior is appalling. Among the long list of effects is lost productivity, anxiety, depression, increased crime rate, probable incarceration, frequent illness, and premature death. The limitless consequences include the destruction to personal development, relationships, and families (Henderson 1-2). “Understandably, Americans consider drug abuse to be one of the most serious problems” in the fabric of society....
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Drug Abuse is generally defined as the use of a drug with such frequency that the user has physical or mental harm or it impairs social abilities. The substances that are discussed in this report are called psychoactive drugs; those drugs that influence or alter the workings of the mind, affect moods, emotions, feelings, and thinking processes.
There are three basic characteristics that indicate that the user is dependent on a drug. First, the user continues to use the drug for an extended period of time. Second, the user finds it difficult to stop using the drug. They may drop out of school, steal, go...
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Drug Abuse is generally defined as the use of a drug with such frequency
that the user has physical or mental harm or it impairs social abilities. The
substances that are discussed in this report are called psychoactive drugs;
those drugs that influence or alter the workings of the mind, affect moods,
emotions, feelings, and thinking processes.
There are three basic characteristics that indicate that the user is
dependent on a drug. First, the user continues to use the drug for an extended
period of time. Second, the user finds it difficult to stop using the drug. They
may drop out of school, steal, go to jail, lose their jobs,...
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Nowadays drugs are one of the leading causes of death among humanism, especially teenagers. Drug is any substance other than food, intended for use in diagnosis in human or other animals. According to this definition, drugs can be used as long as purposes mentioned in the above definition are fulfilled. Unfortunately, today drugs are abused. Some people often take these drugs as well as to 'relief' pain, anxiety, frustration, boredom, anger, giddiness, and so forth. Other people take drugs to experience the 'rush' or 'high' that will result as the drug hits their brain and nervous system. Although drugs were used as early as 4000 B.C, opium addiction first became a major social problem in...
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After reviewing the case study provided it is very evident that Matt has a substance abuse problem. He is a college student who is struggling to find a sense of belonging. He spends a great deal of time alone worrying about the financial burden he is placing on his family. His mother currently reported concern with Matt’s drinking habits, because her husband is a recovering alcoholic. His friends and roommate are suspicious about his use of alcohol and possibly even other substances such as cocaine.
I feel the theoretical perspective that coincides with Matt’s substance abuse is the adaptive model. His father is a recovering alcoholic, who most likely drank...
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Drug Abuse in Nigeria
Today, you only have to switch on your television, radio or open a newspaper or magazine to be aware that the structure of our society is being contaminated by the growing evil plague of drug abuse.
Drug abuse, is one of the major problems in the Nigerian society. Actually, almost every country faces such problem today. A lot of measures are taken to struggle against drug abuse, and, definitely, some changes for the better are evident. However, this problem is not eliminated and perhaps, will never be completely stopped. The repetitive death of drug users today has become an everyday event, that most of us had used it. The numbers of the victims is...
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Prescription drug abuse has become increasingly prevalent among teens in the county. There has been an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs for a number of reasons. Some individuals who misuse prescription drugs believe they are safer than other illicit drugs because they are prescribed by a healthcare professional and dispensed by a pharmacist. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified this prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. More and more teens are becoming addicted to these substances and the epidemic is only growing.
Prescription drug abuse by teens has been rapidly increasing over the last five years. According to nationally projectable survey by The...
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What is the Problem?How should the issue of teenage drug abuse be handled? Prescription drugs are very popular amongst teenagers. Some teenagers have been known to abuse prescriptions drugs and possibly become addicted to them at a very early age. Some teens have turned to drugs for various reasons which may include peer pressure, family relationships, or sometimes wanting to relieve themselves of stress. There is no real answer to explain exactly why teenagers decide to abuse prescription drugs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse's 2003 Monitoring the Future survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders...
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Drug use is a controversial issue where different people have different opinions. It varies from individual to individual, from society to a way of life, and from legal to illegal. Drugs become abused whether they are recreational, narcotics or alcohol. When we talk about the misuse of substances and how they are used for the wrong reason without regulations that put the person at risk without taking that into account. It is like gambling when an individual use recreational drugs or abuse narcotics. If these ventures were taken into account the amount of damage to themselves, I am sure they would put a limit to it.
It has been identified that there are some ethics for families,...
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Use of drugs by early adolescents is increasing by the minute. Approximately 12.8 million Americans twelve and older use illegal drugs daily. Adolescents seem to abuse drugs more than any other age group. Ninety percent of Americans who have used illegal drugs have used marijuana or hashish. Society says drugs are evil and that they can turn a person into a rapist or murderer. America happens to be the most drug-aware and drug-experienced society in the world (Bancroft 2). Yet the United States of America has the highest drug abuse rate of any country in the world. Most Americans believe that drug abuse is a social problem. 45% of Americans know someone that is a drug addict. Drug use...
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Drug Abuse & Crime
When I was brainstorming about my term paper topic I came up with an interesting topic which is Drug Abuse & Crime. I thought it was imperative to learn about how drug abuse affects the crime rates in America. I will be discussing other subjects such as how many criminals are actually under the influence of a drug when committing a crime including illicit and licit drugs. Additionally, I will be discussing what drugs the criminals were under the influence of and the statistics surrounding drug abuse and crime and what programs are available to help with the problem. I think I have selected a broad and informational topic that we must be concerned about.
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1Drug Abuse and Addiction"Road accident! Four killed! Driver under influence of alcohol!" "Boy killed father for not giving him money!"These are the headlines that often hit the newspaper. These are mainly due to drug abuse and addiction. Many people think this is none of their concern and that their family members are smart enough not to become addicted to drugs. However, this is not true. Any person at any age can indulge in drug abuse.Drugs have been part of our culture since the middle of the last century. Popularized in the 1960's by music and mass...
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Drug abuse in Canada is a major problem, especially among teenagers. Drugs have hurt the lives of nearly 40 percent of all teenagers in Canada. Either with health problems, DWIs, highway crashes, arrests, impaired school and job performance. These drugs that teenagers use range from Alcohol, LSD, Marijuana, and even Cigarettes. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. In 2001, it was used by 76 percent of current illicit drug users. The extermination of these illegal drugs has always been one of the most crucial dilemmas among all the other worldwide issues. Most of the teenagers that are involved in drug abuse have either, broken families, parents that are drug abusers, a...
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Rigney3Morgan RigneyMs. FrelichEnglish 12September 9, 2013Teens Drug AbuseMolly, marijuana, and meth, these are the most popular drugs used by teens today. These drugs are so easily accessible that dealers can range from your next door neighbor to the mail man. The accessibility and advertisement of drugs today make teens believe that the drug isn't dangerous or harmful to them. Most addicts started before the age of eighteen and over half of those started by the age of fifteen. Whether teens believe it or not, drugs have an effect on a person's life. Most teens...
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Alcohol abuse is a serious problem, driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs is an even bigger problem that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Abusing either one of these substances can lead to the death of you or the death of someone else or even cause a major change in their life like Jacqueline’s story, her whole life has been changed because of another person’s ignorance and carelessness. Therefore, you should know the facts about drug and alcohol abuse before you do something you may regret for the rest of your life.
According TO NIDA FOR TEENS: THE SCIENCE BEHIND DRUG ABUSE, drugs are chemicals or substances that change the way our bodies work. Drugs find their way into your...
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Pharmaceutical drugs are necessary in today’s society but if they fall into the wrong hands they can become fatal. Almost every family has prescription drugs in their home. Anyone can access them if they are not monitored. Teenagers will get random pills, get together with friends, take a handful and see what it does to them. This can become dangerous because they can overdose, take the wrong combination or die. Even though they are here to help they can be just as dangerous as street drugs. Kids need to be informed about the facts and the effects so they will think of what it would do to them and how it would ruin their lives.
Almost every American has used or is currently using a...
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Drug and alcohol abuse is a problem no matter who you are, where you are, your age. When you think of drug abuse most people think of illegal or street drugs. But in a growing society where it seems doctors are competing for ones business prescription drugs have also become a growing concern.
In 2000 statistics show that 14 million Americans were currently using illicit drugs. (Adolescent substance abuse knowledge base, 2007) The study also showed of the 14 million users 6.3% were 12 years or older. (Adolescent substance abuse knowledge base, 2007) When I read this statistic I thought wow something needs to happen to stop this type of behavior. As I will describe there are long term...
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Commonly known Hallucinogen drugs are LSD, also known as acid or mellow yellow; PCP, also known as angel dust, tic tac, super grass, or rocket fuel; Psilocybin also known as “shrooms” or magic mushrooms; DMT; and Peyote. Hallucinogen drugs alter human perception and mood by changing the user’s sense of reality. Effects of hallucinogenic drug abuse are unpredictable and the intensity varies on the dose amount. Common effects of abuse include an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, feelings of detachment from self and surroundings, nausea, vomiting, panic reactions, delusions, blurred vision, dizziness, and hallucinations (Drug-rehabilitation). “According to a study published in the...
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Drug addiction has become a very destructive element in our society. So when does the social use of a drug become an abuse? The effects of drugs depend on whether they are used moderately or abused. Almost no one ever starts using with the intentions of becoming 'hooked'. Addiction may be defined as the continuing, compulsive nature of a drug despite physical and/or psychological harm to the user and those around them. Addictive drugs are basically pain killers, they chemically kill physical or emotional pain and alter the minds perception of reality. The difference between an addict and a non-addict is that the addict has chosen drugs as a solution to their unwanted problem or...
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In the Supreme Court of the United States October Term, 1997 Cornelia Whitner vs. The State of South Carolina ruled that a fetus was considered a person under the state child abuse laws. Making it a crime against a fetus and pregnant women could be prosecuted under this law. In 1992, Cornelia Whitner was sentenced to eight years in prison from smoking crack cocaine while she was pregnant. She was charged with unlawful child neglect. The South Carolina Supreme Court became the first (and remains the...
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I'am going to write my discursive essay on a very common topic arised in the media world, "Fame And Drug Abuse".I decided to choose this topic as not many people know why celebrities harm their bodies in such a way thatno one can explain. I'am going to tell you about some of the celebrities who are classic examples of "Major Drug Abusers".Celebrities are the people in our lives who we aspire to be one day, but not if they are snorting cocaine,smoking marijuana, injecting heroin and taking all sorts of illegal drugs to get a kick out of them.Amy Winehouse is a...
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Alcohol and drug abuse is one of biggest problems in United States today. It is not only a personal problem that dramatically affects individuals' lives, but is a major social problem that affects society as whole. "Drug and alcohol abuse", these phrases we hear daily on the radio, television or in discussions of social problem. But what do they mean or what do we think and understand by it? Most of us don't really view drug or alcohol use as a problem, if that includes your grandmother taking two aspirins when she has a headache or your friends having few beers or drinks on Saturday night. What we really mean is that some drugs or alcohol are being used by...
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Drugs and drug usage behavior have been proven to be linked to crime in several ways. It is a crime to use, possess, manufacture, or distribute any drugs classified illegal. The effects of drug related behavior effects society in many ways, daily. Many drug users come from all walks of life. But this paper focuses on issues dealt with drug users incarcerated, and what efforts are being done to help treat not only their criminal minds, but their use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. Drug dependence and abuse among incarcerated populations is a severe reality that complicates the task of rehabilitating offenders. Estimates of serious drug involvement among offender's points to the urgent need...
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Drug Abuse among College StudentsCollege students are more likely to have problems with alcohol abuse or with alcoholism rather than with drug abuse or dependence; however, drug abuse is also a problem for many students. Some students are illicit abusers of prescription drugs, while others use illegal drugs: marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other drugs. Peer pressure and/or loneliness or other factors may lead college students to substance abuse, although some students had previously abused alcohol and/or drugs in high school.In general, college students have a lower...
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Drug abuse is generally defined as the use of a drug with such frequency that the user has physical or mental harm or it impairs social abilities. Drugs are used as pain killers to avert physical and/or emotional pain by providing the user with a temporary escape from life’s realities. Even though, they cause different, more serious problems with only a short escape from life’s agonies.
There are five different classifications (schedules) of drugs in the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) choose what substance falls into what classification. The placement of a drug on the Controlled Substances List...
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Substance abuse complicates almost every aspect of care for the person with a mental disorder. When drugs enter the brain, they can interrupt the work and actually change how the brain performs its jobs; these changes are what lead to compulsive drug use. Drug abuse plays a major role when concerning mental health. It is very difficult for these individuals to engage in treatment. Diagnosis for a treatment is difficult because it takes time to disengage the interacting effects of substance abuse and the mental illness. It may also be difficult for substance abusers to be accommodated at home and it may not be tolerated in the community of residents of rehabilitation programs. The author...
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This is a great essay explaining why teenagers get involved in drugs using some sociology terms -Drug Abuse Among American TeenagersDrug abuse in America is a major problem. Especially among teenagers. Drugs have hurt the lives of nearly 40 percent of all teenagers in America. Either with health problems, DWIs, highway crashes, arrests, impaired school and job performance. These drugs that teenagers use range from Alcohol, LSD, Marijuana, and even Cigarettes. Most of the teenagers that are involved in drug abuse have either, broken families, parents that are drug abusers, a unstable environment where they are constantly moving from place to place, or there parents aren't...
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Prescription Drug Abuse among Teenagers ( 12-17 Years)
Prescription Drugs are medications that are prescribed to patients by a doctor to help in many ways, such as relieve pain, treat symptoms of a disease, or to help fight an infection. They are very safe when used properly and under supervision of a physician, yet if used without approval of a doctor they can be very harmful and in some cases could lead to death. During your adolescence years, teens have curiosity which builds up and leads them to experimentation. They pop a pill, get high and then want more. Not only do they ease your state of mind, Increasing numbers of teens have easy access to painkillers through...
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Almost everyone can say that they have had an experience with drugs, either it be with just witnessing it or using it. Throughout my life, I have had many bad experiences with drugs and it has taught me to stay away from them. Our society now somewhat looks up to the use of drug, with it being in the music industry or being in movies, it is in our culture and this could hurt us as a country down the road. Now, I’m not saying it is not okay to party once and awhile, but if a person is to party on a regular basis this could turn into an addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, and even caffeine. In all, there needs to be more facts and ads telling kids about these problems because they...
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When a person thinks of problems that haunt the state, mostly what comes to mind are drunk driving, the meth epidemic, or the bipolar weather, but our state has a crisis that is on the rise and catching the attention of the police force all over the state. Our state ranks high among all states with people, ages 12 and older, taking prescription pills without being prescribed them. (NSDUH) Many teens and adults can recall a friend asking them for their prescription pills or have witnessed someone taking these pills illegally. Throughout my life, there are many instances that I can recall from memory that deal with prescription pills and these instance changed or altered my life. People tend...
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Drug Abuse Among American Teenagers
Drug abuse in America is a major problem. Especially among teenagers. Drugs have hurt the lives of nearly 40 percent of all teenagers in America. Either with health problems, DWIs, highway crashes, arrests, impaired school and job performance. These drugs that teenagers use range from Alcohol, LSD, Marijuana, and even Cigarettes. Most of the teenagers that are involved in drug abuse have either, broken families, parents that are drug abusers, a unstable environment where they are constantly moving from place to place, or there parents aren't exactly making a lot of money and they are never around because they are trying to make enough money for them to...
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Cipriani college of labour and co-operative studiescuhrchill roosevelt highwayvalsaynCoursework Assignment: EssayQuestion 1An AssignmentPresented in Partial FulfilmentOf the Requirements for the CoursePSY100: Introduction to PsychologyInstructor: Mr. Ian DanielByMelique Celestine2013030902December 16, 2013Approval…………………According to the World Health Organization (WHO) substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs....
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Drug abuse among professional basketball players is a problem as old as time. In some circumstances it may not be the athletes fault. For example when they are treating a minor cough or a cold, the medications used will sometimes contain small amounts of alcohol. On the other hand some athletes purposely abuse drugs for a variety of reasons. Some attempt to cover up the presence of other drug abuse but most abuse drugs because they will enhance their performance. The most common abused drugs in professional basketball are: anabolic steroids, marijuana, and amphetamines. Each drug has its own effect on performance, and disciplinary actions.
When an athlete uses...
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?Kiddy Coke? or ?Diet Coke? is one of the most popular things on college campuses and no, I?m not talking about a soda here. This term is a common street name for the drug Adderall. This psycho stimulant drug is commonly prescribed for ADD/ADHD disorders. They help increase ADD/ADHD patients? attention span and focus. Despite their stimulant properties, they have a calming effect to counteract hyperactivity.According to University of Iowa Student Health Services, from 1990 to 2000, Ritalin, a drug similar to Adderall, production increased 900%. From 1993 to 2001, Adderall production increased 5767%.With so many people- particularly college kids- walking around with a psycho...
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The question of drug use among athletes in what was previously considered by the unknowing public to be a rather pristine sport, cycling, is important in that it will affect all future Tours and will place them and the athletes under scrutiny. To begin with, in Europe until the 1998 scandal occurred, despite a few exceptions, cycling was considered a drug free sport. The 1998 drug scandal tarnished the Tour de France and the reputation and image of other sports. The media response to the scandal took differing positions on what should be done next to clean up cycling. The scandal also affected advertisements, sales, and without question the 1999 Tour and Lance Armstrong. Since even the most...
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Drug Abuse Intervention Case Analysis
Coley is a timber cutter that is addicted to crystal meth. He has three young children, two girls and a boy and a wife that he affects everyday with his crystal meth abuse. Throughout the episode Coley locks himself in the garage, so he can snort powder form of crystal meth without his children being directly in front of it. Coley thinks that if he locks himself in the garage his children do not see his behaviors. Coley's addiction stemmed from his childhood where his mother was a speed addict and alcoholic and allowed Coley to do drugs and drink with her throughout his young teens and late adult hood. After Coley married his wife and his wife...
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“The only way to have a drug free school is to follow the successful program
of the military and workplace”. This is stated by Rep. John E. Peterson in 2005.
In today’s volatile times, drug use is becoming more casual in high schools
around the country. Many schools are having to face this struggle against drug
use. Thus, I affirm that Resolved: Drug testing of high school extracurricular
activity participants is justified.To aid clarification in this round, I now present the
following definitions asdefined by the Webster Dictionary in 2005:Extracurricular
activity: not following or related to the curriculum, outside of one’s duties.
Drug: a non-prescribed, illegal chemical...
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Name: Stephanie RhymesCourse: UNV-1048Date: 05-17-2014Instructor: DiCarloDrugs and Negative EffectsIt is all fun in the beginning. The excitement, the anticipation, the "high". The feeling a person gets when the drugs they have taken kick in. It is usually explained as euphoric. However, all good things come to an end. Drug abuse has many negative effects including injury, health issues, and death.Poor coordination, reaction time, judgment, and impaired motor skills, due to drug use, cause many injuries. There are over 527,000 emergency room visits per year due to drug related issues (Gateway Foundation Alcohol and Drug Free...
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Drug Abuse in the United States of America
In the United States of America, we, the people value several things, some of which
are freedom, expanding and taking care of our families and our financial security.
We, the people, take such things for granted. We also discourage some behavior, such as
crime, laziness and use of illegal drugs. Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged
behaviors in our country. Use of illegal drugs is harmful to the userand all those with
whom the user comes in contact. There are over 40 million illegal drug users in the world today and America is the biggest market for drugs1 . There are more drug dealers in this country, than there are dentists....
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The "Just don't do it" slogan from Bob Dole's anti-drug campaign may, upon a cursory evaluation, appear to be an inefficient way of confronting the growing problem of national drug abuse. After all, it is hardly reasonable to believe that a potential drug user will specifically consider these words before deciding whether or not to get high.However, this slogan, and the man that stands behind it, represent a sorely needed, value-oriented stance on the issue that has been lacking in the Clinton administration. The president's cavalier attitude has been responsible for a dramatic increase in drug abuse among...
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Drug addiction is a disease of the brain. The initial decision to use drugs is voluntary, however once that decision is made, the decision to become an addict in involuntary. “Addiction affects the brain circuits involved in reward, motivation, memory and inhibitory control. When these circuits are disrupted, so is a person’s capacity to freely choose not to use drugs.” (Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care) Drug addiction and/or abuse is a huge problem in our country today. In order to effectively combat this issue it is important to understand drug addiction; what it is, how it effects people and what our federal government says about it.
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Drug abuse within teens is an increasing problem within the community of Hazleton. Many great attempts have been made to stop this problem before it’s an epidemic, but they have either succeeded for a short time or failed. Through extensive research on the subject two solutions have been devised that have not been tried yet. These solutions have been made to succeed where the others have failed and are simple enough to take immediate action.
By breaking down and seeing the faults the other attempts have had. These methods are going to surpass them because they incorporate the best aspects of the previous trials. Money will be needed, but in the long run these means will be...
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A teenager is likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, especially during high school. Some teenagers try it and do not like it, others love it. This love for drugs and alcohol becomes a regular activity, and then a teen may become dependent on the drug or drink, and can progress to addiction. These stages of substance abuse affect one's relationships, health and ambitions.
Families and friends are devastated when their loved ones resort to drugs and alcohol. Relationships are ruined when someone is addicted to escaping reality by distorting their mind because an addict will steal and lie to get their next high. Parents want to help, but it reaches a point where they cannot tolerate...
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The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program known as D.A.R.E has become a very widespread and popular program throughout the United States. The program appeals to all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic lines, which is a large part of the reason why the DARE program has grown exponentially. The program’s basic premise was meant to introduce kids to the danger of drugs, before the drugs got to them. The implementation of the DARE program appeared to be what America needed to begin to put a dent in the war on drugs.
Trained uniformed officers who introduce the program to 5th and 6th graders teach the program. The officers inform them about the dangers of all drugs from Tylenol to heroine....
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among College Students
Alcohol and drug abuse has been an active habit among college students sense the 1960s. The immediate cause of this behavior was the youth’s need to rebel against the overly conservative American society. This rebellion led to a since of freedom for the young adults, which caused them to continue acting in these unintelligent manners. After a short period of time, late teens just did not belong if they were not participating in the mischievous acts. Substance abuse quickly became a way of life for many young adults. As a result, this inapt behavior still continues today.
To first-time college students, acting in a way that parents...
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Although possessing a medicinal value and therapeutic uses for body ailments such as multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and anxiety, exaggerated marijuana abuse is harmful to the body and legalizing the drug would pose negative effects upon public health and well-being.The main argument of pro-legislators of Marijuana is that of its therapeutic uses. The drug is said to be a source of relief to sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis, and patients argue that smoking a joint before going to bed eases joint pain and allows them to sleep. Victims of the disease also undergo spasms as a result of nerve damage, and it has been noted that Marijuana helps to control the occurrence of these seizures ....
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"This is a disease that tells you that you don’t have it. It’s the only disease I know that argues with you and says, ‘Look, despite all the evidence, you don’t have a problem’" (Kunyk and Austin, 2005, p. 385). All over the world, people suffer from the addictive properties of the many varieties drugs. In the recent decade, increasing amounts of nurses have begun to see the effects of substance usage while on the job. This unpublicized problem that is sweeping nurses in America is a problem that should not be ignored as they are the frontline of healthcare.
Issue At Hand
The many responsibilities burdened on nurses have a detrimental effect on them as it leads to long, tiresome shifts....
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Many of Americans have been diagnosed with chronic pain. In fact according to the Institute of Medicine 116 million United States adults live with chronic pain. The majority of these adults do not seem to receive the adequate treatment needed to help them to cope or to treat their pain. This is primarily due to the physicians not being able to efficiently diagnose their patients, and or the physicians lack the knowledge of the best ways to help manage the pain their patients are experiencing. This is why most people believe that Physicians are the main cause for the rise of prescription drug abuse (Garcia, 2013).
Between the years of 1999 and 2010 the amount of prescription painkillers that...
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The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 [the Act] was enacted for several reasons. One of the provisions of the act was to introduce mandatory minimum sentences for individuals who are convicted of possessing a particular amount of crack cocaine and powder cocaine. Individuals convicted with possession of 5 grams of crack would receive a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison. Individuals convicted with possession of 500 grams of powder cocaine would receive the same 5 year mandatory minimum sentence. This ultimately means that an individual would need to be in possession of 100 times the amount of powder cocaine than that of crack cocaine to receive the same sentence. Congress justified this...