Substance abuse

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  • Prevention Of Substance Abuse

    As stated by The World Health Organization (WHO), substance use disorders stand for the unsafe or risky use of any substances, including inhalants, solvents, alcohol and other illicit drugs that have mood-altering or intoxication properties. Moreover, drug consumption can lead to addiction, which is a cluster of diverse manifestations that develop after repetitive substance abuse and that characteristically include a strong craving to take the drug, complications in controlling its habit, persevering in its use despite the destructive consequences. Abuse or addiction to different substances such as alcohol, nicotine, inhalants, solvents, anabolic steroids and prescription drugs cost to the U.S, more than $700 billion a year in increased health…

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  • Substance Abuse Autobiography

    Autobiography: Chemical substances and how they affect our brains have always fascinated me. Fortunately, I haven’t been curious enough to find out for myself firsthand, despite the struggles I’ve experienced throughout my life. I grew up in an authoritarian household with a neglectful father. My parents had a very codependent marriage, which I later adapted to my own relationships later in life. I’ve always had a lot of anxiety and depression as a child. Reaching adolescence I experienced my…

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  • Substance Abuse: A Summary

    RECOMMENDATIONS: Mrs. Cunningham has been addicted to heroin for at least 20 years. In developing an appropriate plan of treatment for Rosa Lee, the writer utilizes the integrated model of addiction and must consider several factors over the course of her lifespan (Jenkins, n. d.). According to Glenn, Johnson and Raine (2013), substance use is a complicated issue to disentangle. Research suggests that genetic and environmental factors contribute to the possibility of antisocial personality and…

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  • Addiction And Substance Abuse (NIDA)

    It can be a drug or alcohol, food or an specific activity. There are generally four conditions that when present represent addiction. Those are, the preoccupation with a substance or activity, when not ingesting the individual experiences withdrawal symptoms, an increased tolerance to a substance or activity, and with negative consequences the individual continues to use or engage in the activity (Capuzzi & Stauffer 2012). According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) addiction…

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  • Substance Abuse Research Paper

    SUBSTANCE USE, ABUSE AND DEPENDENCY RESEARCH REPORT BY JESSICA WITTMAN DATE SUBMITTED ENG 4C MRS. CROOKE Table of Contents ABTRACT ……………………………………………………………...1 INTRODUCTION 2 SUBSTANCE AND ABUSE RISKS/ FACTORS 3 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUBSTANCES 4 SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS 5 TREATMENT, DIAGNOSES AND WHEN TO SEEM MEDICAL CARE 6 WORKS CITED……………………………………………………………7 ABSTRACT The purpose of this research report is to explain and identify the many different…

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  • Substance Abuse In Nursing Research

    Sullivan (2013) addressed how “one of the most challenging problems for managers is knowing what to do when employees fail to perform to expectations” (p. 258). There are a number of issues that could arise for the nurse manager but this paper will focus on dealing with substance abuse in the nursing profession. Statistics show that 1 in 7 Registered Nurses (RNs) are at risk for addiction and that RNs have a 50% higher rate of substance abuse than the general public (Epstein, et al., 2010). This…

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  • Gender Differences On Substance Abuse

    In this paper I will be addressing the gender difference on substance abuse; looking into what makes a specific gender more prevalent to alcohol and drug dependency. According to many of the scholarly articles I’ve read men are much more likely to have chemical dependency issues. Looking deeper in the issue I found that there may be a link between society and these dependencies as well as some genes in men that aren’t in women. According to The Psychiatric Clinics of North America the…

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  • Substance Abuse Treatment Plan

    Intro In the United States, “8 million people met the criteria for a “substance use disorder” (Smith, M., Stocks, C., & Santora, pg. 109). A treatment plan is a “written document about a person’s substance abuse, and how a health care professional plans to treat them” (Stevens & Jones, pg. 168). The details within the treatment plan “look at what is causing the persons substance abuse problems and what treatments are planned to treat this problem” (Stevens & Jones, pg. 168). Clearly, since…

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  • Substance Abuse And The Family Summary

    In the book, ‘Substance Abuse and the Family” by Michael D. Reiter stresses on how the family structure regulates around the use of substance and the abuse cause from it. In chapter 14, he stresses about family recovery and the recovery process in which the family must take to restructure the family and their rules where they have an open honest relationship due to communicating. Brown and Lewis presented a four-stage developmental model of recovery for families dealing with alcoholism. The…

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  • Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse is all too common within most populations, although particularly common in lower financial class neighborhoods. People experiment with drugs for several different reasons, to enhance their athletic abilities, to simplify with stressful life circumstances, to relax, to rebel or simply because their social environment influences it. The use of drugs does not automatically confirm addiction, however the amount of influential power it is has on someone’s every day life at home,…

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