Essay on The Dangers Behind Substance Abuse And Alcoholism

1418 Words Dec 7th, 2015 6 Pages
Originally, our team anticipated choosing a researcher in a psychological field pertaining to mental disorders such as Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism. However, while delving into the psychological department of research, we encountered a notable researcher by the name of Mark Goldman. His research is based around substance abuse and alcoholism. While our initial topic of research (Asperger’s/Autism) provided great insight and information for an excellent presentation, the dangers behind substance abuse and alcoholism which can affect people our age made this researcher very appealing. We live in a fast-paced world, filled with vices and unruly decisions. However, sadly, we also live in a world of unfortunate circumstances where victims of gloom attempt to cope with their misery and are forced into a cycle of drug usage along with the negative side effects of their personal lives. Dr. Goldman, along with his research and team, is focused on discovering why these behaviors occur and helping those affected by substance abuse.
As a team, we attempted to contact various researchers but Dr. Goldman replied and his accolades made him a strong candidate to be our researcher. As stated before, Goldman’s research is largely focused on alcoholism and substance abuse but he also studies neuropsychology and psychotherapy as well. Additionally, he is the Director of the Alcohol & Substance Use Research Institute here at USF ( He is noted with the title of…

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