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  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Act Essay

    Opioid Antidote and Overdose Prevention Act New Jersey Legislation Assembly No. 2082 Nicholas Faraldi 12/4/2014 Description of the Act and Sponsorship The Overdose Prevention Act was last amended January 14th of 2013. The act was created to protect witnesses to overdoses so they could help someone who is overdosing with immunity from any prosecution. The act also encourages the use of naloxone or other opioid blockers to healthcare professionals to prevent the deaths of opioid overdoses. While not explicitly saying it, this bill is focusing on treatment of drug addiction instead of punishment for it. This bill was passed just prior to the heroin epidemic of Ocean County, New Jersey. The bill was a bipartisan effort however…

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  • Analysis Of Food Dyes: A Rainbow Of Risks

    Withdrawal symptoms of depressants include insomnia, tremors, depression, increased anxiety, seizures, vomiting, and confusion. They’re classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance in the United States Controlled Substance Act of 1970 (1) because their currently seen as having a “low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence” even though Benzodiazepine withdrawals can cause agitation, anxiety, panic, flushed feeling, increased pulse rate, increased blood pressure, sweating, insomnia,…

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  • Resthaven Funeral Home: A Short Story

    for her to get to school because her parent was passed out on the couch from the previous night’s rendezvous. I was born when she was only seventeen and it never seemed that life ever got easier for her. Although she had it rugged, she was charismatic and loved to tell stories. It used to be a running joke in the family that my mom would argue with a wall just to be talking to something. She worked hard all through my childhood until her own mother passed away. It did something to her, changed…

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  • The Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force Model

    Drug addiction is a major issue in today’s society and over the past several years has become an epidemic all over the nation. Ohio ranked twelfth in the nation in 2013 for drug related fatalities (Trust for America’s Health, 2015). There were 2,110 fatalities due to unpremeditated overdoses in Ohio in 2013. Cuyahoga County accounts for 255 of those fatalities (Ohio Department of Health, 2015). This epidemic is so significant that there is a Healthy People 2020 objective to reduce drug-induced…

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  • Insomnia Research Papers

    certified in behavioral treatments for insomnia, they did not provide referrals for their clients,” better education and utilization of professional centers is necessary for the effective treatment of insomnia. Figure 1 represents insomnia, 2outlines CBTI, and figure 3 successful sleep. Many treatments for insomnia are available below is a list of a few such as: • Massage therapy and ear acupuncture (Rodriquez-Mansilla, 2014) • SHUTi program (SMI, 2010) • Home based music therapy (HBMT)…

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  • Substance Criteri Case Study

    Assignment #2 List the substance criteria that you observe from the case study. Explain, after each criterion, a rationale for where in the case study you saw this being met. 1. Substance is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than was intended. In this case study, the client named Matthew has been drinking for over 20 years since he attended high school. Matthew described the usage rate as beginning with 3-5 beers an evening, five days a week. That is already at 15-25 beers…

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  • The Role Of Drugs In Law Enforcement

    In the field of law enforcement, it’s very important to know the different types of drugs. Everyday officers are put into situations that they have to know what type of drug is that drug is found. They wouldn’t know without the help of forensic science. So why is it important to know the different types of drugs? In law enforcement, searches, seizures and warrants play a huge part. When requesting a warrant, you must have probable cause, probable cause is facts and circumstances that make a…

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  • Psychological Addiction Essay

    52). Psychological addiction “almost always occurs within the context of other problems” (Stevens & Smith, pg. 126). Physical Addiction Physical dependence differs from psychological dependence in how it presents. Physical dependence is actual physical signs of withdrawal. Physical withdrawal symptoms from tranquilizers like Xanax can cause “anxiety and panic attacks to reemerge” (Stevens & Smith, pg. 65). A person in withdrawal can also experience physical pain, mood instability, sleep…

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse Research Paper

    Drug abuse is abundant in many countries all over the world. Particularly prescription drug abuse is the modern day disease. Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a medication that was prescribed for someone else or takes their own prescription in a way not intended by a doctor. The problem usually leads to the addiction. People get addicted because of curiosity, pleasure, social pressure, and lack of self-confidence. Addicts can not function as normal members of society. They abuse and…

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction Research Paper

    In a National Institute of Drug Abuse article, “America’s Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse”, Nora D. Volkow, M.D. explains that, “The number of unintentional overdose deaths from prescription pain relievers has more than quadrupling since 1999.”, and argues that, “There is also growing evidence to suggest a relationship between increased non-medical use of opioid analgesics and heroin abuse in the United States.” For example, an individual recovering from a surgery who is…

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