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    Substance Abuse Debate

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    recent spike in substance abuse and over doses. Some shocking numbers to show the spike in substance abuse and over doses are from the ASAM Of the 20.5 million Americans 12 or older that had a substance use disorder in 2015, 2 million had a substance…

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    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,…

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    When thinking of the term and its official definition, addiction or the act of becoming addicted is something that the human psyche can easily fall prey to. There are a variety of complex reasons people start to abuse a certain substance. In the beginning of the process of becoming an addict it starts with the voluntary act, until the person gets to point where the substance becomes a necessity. One of the primary reasons most addicts continue to use drugs is due to the feeling of “escaping”…

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    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

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    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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    The Chemically Impaired Professional Substance abuse among nurses is a problem that threatens the delivery of quality care and professional standards of nursing (Talbert, J. 2009). Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious health and social problem in the United States. Addiction and dependency affect adolescents and older adults, all ethnicities, and all socioeconomic levels. The prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse in the nursing population is believed to parallel that of the general population…

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    AUDIT-10 Substance Abuse

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    Substance abuse is a very concerning area in the United States. Society does not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. Our group decided to do our project on substance abuse because drug use is on the rise in this country. There is approximately one in every 10 Americans over the age of 12 that are addicted to alcohol and drugs; almost equal the entire population…

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    Substance abuse or misuse in the Older Adult population is a growing problem. As our population ages this problem will increase. Alcohol is reported to be the primary substance of abuse for persons aged 50 or Older. Opiates are the second most common one. Common drugs are prescribed for anxiety, pain, and insomnia. Older Adults can become addicted as do their younger counterparts due to taking medications first for pain management. Treatment resources for pain management and addictions are…

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    drug abuse and addiction treatment. Drug abuse and addiction not only affects the patient, but also his or her family. “Family members may experience feeling of abandonment, anxiety, fear, anger, concern, embarrassment, of guilt; they may wish to ignore or cut ties with the person abusing substances” (Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy). Parental drug abuse can have negative impact on children of role modeling, trust, and concepts of normative behavior. It also negatively affects the…

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    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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