Drug Abuse in Nigeria Essay

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  • Challenges Of Preventing Drug Addiction

    Preventing Drug Addiction Preventing drug addiction is a complicated task. The root cause to the problem is usually connected to issues arising in the addict’s home, school and community during their childhood and adolescent years. In order to win this war on drug addiction, we must develop or adopt a comprehensive plan of attack focusing on these challenges. Any successful plan will begin by recruiting the soldiers needed fight the battle and using existing research to plan the attack. Programs and Success There are two programs that have had success fighting drug addiction across the United States. One is Promoting School-Community-University Partnership to enhance Resilience (PROSPER) project (14). This plan employs university staff,…

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  • Summary: The Influence Of Social Media On Teens

    In the book, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, some of the characters participate in taking soma. Soma is a drug that makes the characters feel a different way; they feel happy and distracted from the society. Mustapha describes soma as “Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant” (Huxley 53). The characters in the story are pressured into taking soma by the authorities because it distracts them from the fact that there is something wrong with the citizens. The citizens lack freedom, they were…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Prescription Drug Overdoses

    Also according to the CDC in that same year there were 22,767 deaths due to prescription drug overdoses. Of these overdoses 16,235 were from opioid painkillers and 6,973 were benzodiazepines also known as sedative/muscle relaxants (cdc). Why is it that drunk driving fatalities seem to garner more attention nation wide that prescription drug overdoses do? You would think that the one with the higher death toll would attract more attention, would you not? Yet each year it seems that this tragic…

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  • American Kidnapping Case Study

    Drug abuse can come in many forms such as, prescription drug abuse, illegal substance abuse, alcoholism, and inhaling things that you probably shouldn’t be such as sharpies and spray paints. In the United States along there are roughly 23 million people a year that are using and abusing drugs. In the U.S alone it costs about $197 billion dollars a year to use drugs and to fight the growing drug problems. Some of the biggest drugs being used are heroine or other opiates, marijuana, and others…

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  • Pharmaceutical Pros And Cons

    There are various sorts of pharmaceuticals, and they have different results for the body. Solutions can execute those abuse them in 3 one of a kind courses: by overdose, through responses or shocking reactions, and as a technique for presenting suicide. A couple of medicines may achieve both savage and ruinous toward oneself behavior. Pot, cocaine, heroin, PCP, speed, shrooms, valuable stone meth, and favored ambassador dust are an extensive variety of unlawful prescriptions. What is an illegal…

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  • Substance Abuse Counselor: A Case Study

    Introduction A substance abuse counselor is in place to encourage and support clients who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. When alcohol and drug abuse client come to an agency to receive treatment, as a counselor it’s important that to encourage the client to receive the help to that the client can be rehabilitated. There are four core function of a counselor that will be discussed in this paper is client education, case management, crisis intervention, and referral. Each of these functions…

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  • Drugs: The Role Of Substance Abuse In The United States

    A drug is any substance other than food, that when inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed via a patch on the skin or dissolved under the tongue causes a physiological change in the body. Drugs can be classified into two major categories; medicinal and psychoactive. Medicinal drug is a chemical substance used to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose a disease or promote well-being. On the other hand, psychoactive drugs are chemical substances that affect the function of the central nervous…

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  • Welfare Drug Testing Essay

    Welfare Recipients Drug Testing Should it be mandatory for welfare recipients to be drug tested? This is one of the questions that is being asked all over the country. Many are concerned about whether or not it will cost more or save the government money by taking the drug addicts off welfare programs and giving them to people who really need the benefits. While many believe it is okay to drug test welfare recipients, others feel that drug testing is wrong because they consider it…

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  • Self Efficacy: A Case Study

    about the effects that self efficacy has on the course of treatment for a person in a drug treatment program. In the study The Role of Self Efficacy in the Treatment of Substance Disorders, Ronald Kadden and Mark Litt found that self efficacy is a strong predictor of outcomes for patients in a drug treatment program. In this study, they found that at the end of a relapse prevention program, self efficacy was high because the focus was put on being able to do or not do what you put your mind too.…

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  • Five Ways Addicts Play The Victim Role Analysis

    destructiveness. An addict who plays the victim role tends to be passive-aggressive. Since it’s hard to cope with addiction, addicts are often full of anger they tend to shift to other people by being sarcastic, cynical, stubborn, resentful – to name a few ways that passive-aggression can be manifested. 3. “Let’s leave it for tomorrow” way of living There’s no question that substance abuse can make people selfish. They often lack sympathy or empathy toward others, but frequently expect others…

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