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    SAMHSA Substance Abuse

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    What’s factors played significant that can a role to individual verses a group or family treatment pertain to substance abuse? When discovering the debate with SAMHSA and the Advocacy group it brought awareness and insight of the separate services both entities offered. The National Advisory Council implement a resolution endorsing that the SAMHSA inspire a wide range of supporting services to make a dual diagnosis. Being identified as joint entities can offer a more effective treatment to the populace at once. Although, debts begin due to the resolution not wish the SAMHSA provided funding to suppliers who offer integrated treatment beneath the same umbrella or establishment, (see ADAW, Sept. 28, 1998). In December, the Los Angeles-based…

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    from reality, possibly negative overwhelming life circumstances or events, people have resorted to the use of substances that produce physical, mental, and or psychological changes. Generally, substance disorders can affect people from all walks of life (regardless of spiritual, cultural, biological, or psychological status quo) they can become physically and psychologically hooked to any substance after being exposed to high dosages for a long period of time. Many of the causes for substance…

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    Although the SAMHSA national reports constantly indicate a significant number of individuals living with substance related disorders, alcohol and drug addiction is still highly stigmatized in today’s society. Those suffering from mental illness, which encompasses substance abuse disorders, face immense disadvantages due to perceived, enacted, and self-stigma (Luoma, Kohlenberg, Hayes, Bunting, & Rye, 2008; Luoma, et al., 2007). Perceived stigma is the tendency for stigmatized individuals to…

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    Background Substance abuse has been called an “urgent and growing threat”. This threat to our nation’s public health is a crisis of epidemic proportions. In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans used illicit drugs. Some sources approximate 6.8 million Americans engage in non-medical prescription drug abuse (Abramowitz, 2014). A diverse cross-section of Americans from every region, state, background, and walk of life are touched by this plague. The United States Department of Justice…

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    Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) pertains to trying to distinguish psychiatric symptoms in a mental disorder versus individuals with substance use and withdrawal. The method for NESARC consisted of assessing a wide range of drugs such tranquilizers, hallucinogens, crack, cannabis, and much more. The major findings demonstrate that many individuals meet personality, mood, and anxiety disorder tends to met the criteria for alcohol dependence and other drug…

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    DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria

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    psychologists are not using anymore the word "addiction". DSM-5 diagnostic criteria uses the word "Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders" or 'Substance Use Disorders". According with DSM-5, substance use disorders is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease which characteristics are compulsive seeking and drug use, despite its harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change this body: its structure and operation are affected. These brain changes can be for…

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    Substance abuse is an extremely dangerous issue that affects every one in ten Americans. Not only is this statistic frightening, it alludes to the fact that somebody you know may be addicted to drugs, alcohol, or prescription medication. Substance abuse can lead to the loss of a job, create mental illnesses, and in some extreme cases, cause death. These addictions can have a huge emotional and physical toll on a person. Now with about 19.9 million Americans admitting to some form of substance…

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    The subject of my Senior Research Paper is the psychology of addictions and disorders. Through this topic, I wish to explore what distinguishes the two, how are they intertwined, and the effect these abnormalities have on an individual. In particular, I plan to examine abnormalities including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, learning disorders such as ADD & ADHD, and alcohol and substance addictions. In order to thoroughly and successfully explore the many aspects of this topic, certain questions…

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    Substance use and substance abuse have become a major theme of discussion and research within the United States of America and the world at large. Increases in deaths, substance abuse disorders, divorce, children being neglected or introduced from an early age to substance use, homelessness, and unemployment are some of the results of the abuse of prescription drugs, narcotics, and, alcohol. Illicit drug use is on the rise, and the gap between men and women using and abusing illicit drugs is…

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    Zero-Tolerance Policy

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    Members of the armed forces sacrifice not only their time, but also their lives serving in extreme stressful situations and remote circumstances in the world. Although these individuals are considered to be one our bravest people in this nation, they are also not immune to the substance use issues that affect the rest of society. U.S. military members are considered to use illicit drug use the least as compared to their civilian counterparts, but the popularity of heavy alcohol and tobacco,…

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