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Women: Alcohol Addiction - The alcoholic beverage has remained an established element to society’s social world and has grown into a way of living. As alcohol continues to flourish in its prevalence among citizens of the United States, so does the concept of alcohol addiction. A person becomes addicted to alcohol when they “drink excessively and develops a dependence that results in noticeable mental disturbance, or an interference with bodily and mental health, their interpersonal relations, and their smooth social and economic functioning” (Calahan, 1970, pp....   [tags: Alcohol ]
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Current Trends in Drug and Alcohol Addiction - Humanity has had a long relationship with drugs and alcohol, so long that Stone Age beer jugs dating back to 10,000 BC have been discovered. Some historians argue that beer predates bread as a staple of human consumption (Hanson, 2013, Para. 1). As the centuries passed alcohol and drugs became ingrained in the early cultures of recorded history, the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and early Christians all utilized mind-altering substances in ceremony and celebration (Hanson, 2013, Para. 3). Today, drugs and alcohol still play an active role in societies around the world....   [tags: psychoactive drugs, alcohol recovery]
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Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Prevention - Alcohol Addiction Treatment/Prevention In 2010, a total of 25,692 people died of alcohol-induced causes in the U.S.; dependent and non-dependent use. The death rate for alcohol-induced causes for the total population increased from 2.7% from 7.4 in 2009 and 7.6 in 2010. The adjusted death rate for males in 2010 was three times the rate of females, (Murphy, 2010). An estimated 23.5 million age 12 and older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem in 2009 according to The National Institute on Drug Abuse....   [tags: substance abuse, alcoholism] 813 words
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Addiction to Drugs and Alcohol - There are many affects that drugs and alcohol can have on the body, and on the life of a person. Thousands of jobs, homes, and families are lost annually through the addictions of drugs and alcohol. Children grow up without parents, spouses are forced to raise their children as single parents, and grandparents become legal guardians for a second time, due to the effects of substance abuse and dependence. Exactly how addiction is defined and diagnosed is an on-going issue and one that will be discussed in this paper....   [tags: Drugs, Alcohol Essays]
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Sociological Perspectives on Alcohol Use, Problems, and Policy - It is unfortunate that many people within our society and worldwide suffers from the affects of alcohol addiction. There are many issues associated with this addiction and many times it’s not only the victim that deals with the addiction but also the people in close association with the individual. Alcohol addiction can afflict anyone and knows no limits of its damage that it can do to a person’s life or the people in their lives. Most importantly are the ones whom seek help for their addiction as it becomes a lifelong healing period for them....   [tags: Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Abuse]
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Theory of Alcohol Addiction: Case Study - Theories of Addition There are many assumptions of why an individual may use different substances and perhaps go from a “social” user to becoming addicted. Understanding the different theories models of addiction many help in the process of treatment for the addict. Although people in general vary in their own ideologies of addiction when working as a clinician one must set aside their own person beliefs. Typically as a clinician it is best for the client to define how they view their addiction and their view may encompass more than one of the five theories....   [tags: Morals, Examples, Experiences] 834 words
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Teen Alcohol Addiction - Teen alcohol addiction - Is there any hope for a teenager who wants to get his or her life straightened out. It's very interesting that I find myself writing about something that not only is commonsense, but what is more, something that every one knows about in general but may not in particular. Alcohol use among teenagers is a serious problem and is responsible for death and injury in automobile accidents, physical and emotional disability, deterioration of academic performances, aggressive behavior that causes a number of other sociological problems in families and among friends....   [tags: Alcoholism] 1508 words
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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - Alcohol is the number one drug problem among America’s youth. More senior high school students use alcohol than any other psychoactive drug. Family doctors, pediatricians, schoolteachers, and parents know that alcohol is overwhelmingly the drug of choice among today’s youth, although trendier substances such as cocaine are often given more attention in the headlines (Carla Felsted, p. vii). Furthermore, it is widely acknowledged that drinking alcohol is a part of the youth culture in America; it may also be understood as a culturally conditioned and socially controlled behavior....   [tags: Alcohol Addiction]
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Alcohol Abuse - In today's modern society alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse has become one of the most complex, life-threatening issues. Most depressed individuals usually indulge themselves in bars or pubs with their alcohols to escape from their stressful life. It has become increasingly alarming how alcohol does not only attract the adults, but also teenagers these days. "Research has shown that approximately 14 million Americans (7.4%) of the population meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol abuse or alcoholism" ("Facts about Alcohol")....   [tags: Alcohol Addiction] 978 words
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Understanding Alcohol - Alcohol is not only the reason why prohibition took place in the 1920s, but it is also the reason why many persons wake up not remembering their previous night’s endeavors. It has always been evident that alcohol has an effect on brain function, which in-turn impairs the behavior of a person. Alcohol can be separated into two separate groups: what is expected to happen, and what actually happens. Alcohol is expected to play social lubricant and aphrodisiac. When it comes to being social alcohol does seem to have a loosening effect on people, however, it is almost the opposite sexually....   [tags: Drugs and Alcohol, Addiction, Intoxication] 1323 words
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Alcoholism and The Human Body - Alcoholism a struggle in life where around the world many people must deal with every day. What is addiction and how does it affect the body. Although defined in many ways, it is believed by some that addiction is a disease of the brain that can cause a dependence upon or a continuing, compelling need to use a habit-forming substance despite harmful consequences and may also be characterized by the increasing need for more of the substance or activity in order to obtain the same effect. Many changes take place within a body that consumes high doses of alcohol which can sometimes have long lasting, permanent, or even detrimental effects....   [tags: Addiction to Alcohol]
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Critical Analysis based on theme: Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth - In Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth, “Only Goodness” is a short story that delves further in the relationships of an American Bengali family dealing with an addiction of a family member, and is expressed through the protagonist Sudha, and her brother Rahul. The conflict of this story is Rahul’s drinking becoming a problem that not only affected him but his family as a whole, and that becomes the struggle between his family and himself. The plot in “Only Goodness” revolves around an American Bengali family that struggles with their son Rahul who is an alcoholic....   [tags: Alcohol Addiction, Internal Strife]
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Use of Symbolism, Tone, and Irony in The Swimmer, by John Cheever - Finding home boarded up; a sensation of coldness and unwelcoming takes over. Sudden misfortunes arise from what was once a perfect life, and the world appears upside-down. Attempts to remember what went wrong fail. Memories are unclear and time seems blurry. At one time, John Cheever found himself in this position, using alcohol to ignore his problems. John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1912. In 1941, he moved to suburban Westchester and eventually became addicted to alcohol, which is a recurrent motif in many of his short stories....   [tags: alcohol addiction, time]
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Risk factors in the transmission of alcoholism from parent to child - Alcoholism is a major contributor to dysfunction in families today. Research has shown that children who are born to an alcoholic family are adversely affected by alcoholism in their development (Baker and Stephenson, 1995). Children of alcoholics possess a greater risk of acquiring alcoholism as a result of their parent¡¦s alcoholism (Reich, 1997). Within the body of this paper, this thesis will be supported. The text of this paper will list and describe risk factors in the transmission of alcoholism from parent to child, both specifically related to alcohol use and influences of a psychosocial nature....   [tags: Alcohol Addiction] 1842 words
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Domestic Violence: Perpetrator Intervention - I. Introduction & theoretical perspective Domestic violence (DV) is a social problem that plagues the United States (US). Although both men and women experience abuse, each year, approximately five million women experience some form of intimate partner violence (IPV) (Griffin-Burke, Mahoney, Gielen, McDonnell, & O'Campo, 2009). Furthermore, IPV crosses all socioeconomic positions and is associated with factors such as, alcohol and drug dependence, mental health, and environmental stressors. The relationship between the individual and the environment, that is, how they mutually influence each other, determines an outcome (Green & McDermott, 2010)....   [tags: Abuse, Alcohol Addiction]
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My Trip to an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting - Addiction has become a common affliction. As cliche as it sounds, nothing is further from the truth, alcohol alone is responsible for approximately 1.8 million deaths a year worldwide, which computes to around 3.2% of deaths worldwide. Its estimated that over 76 million people are affected by alcohol use disorders. People abuse it because society looks at alcohol as a normal part of life, in fact it is commonly promoted. Alcohol can impart someone with confidence and happiness or it can spiral them into complete depression and depravity, and all thats needed is a 10 minute drive to the local supermarket to buy whatever appeals to us....   [tags: Alcoholics Anonymous, AA, alcohol, addiction, ] 924 words
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A Proposal to End Alcoholism - A Proposal to End Alcoholism      In today's day and age, people are beginning to have more and more problems with things that barely even impacted on our world many years ago. Sometimes, however, people don?t even realize that they have a problem and are disturbing not only other people, but also themselves. Alcoholic beverages have slowly wedged themselves into today's society as something that is causing many people problems and drama in their lives. A problem like alcoholism is something that should, and can be, stopped and controlled....   [tags: Alcohol Addiction Alcoholism Essays] 591 words
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The Dangers of Underage Drinking - Teens under the legal minimum age of alcohol should not drink, nor should it be lowered. Researchers say that giving alcoholic beverages under 21 could create a lethal addiction and would not have the responsibility to drink. If teens drink a certain amount of alcohol it could be lethal by alcohol poisoning. “Alcohol can enter the blood stream; binge drinkers can ingest a fatal dose of alcohol before passing out.” (“Binge Drinking Can Be Fatal”). The legal minimum age should not be lowered, teens under 21 don’t have the responsibility to get intoxicated and those include car accidents, homicides, suicides, and other injuries....   [tags: addiction, alcohol, poisoning]
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The Need for Drug Prohibition - Drug use is dangerous, it tears apart families, it’s addictive, and it destroys lives. Since these problems can develop from any kind of substance abuse, there should be a national prohibition of all forms of drugs, even medical or “soft” drugs. Take for example two of the most popular legal drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol. These substances have been proven to be dangerous enough to justify a prohibition, as they are can cause just as much harm as the already illegal drugs. For example: every year 443,000 Americans die from smoking cigarettes ("Tobacco Facts and Figures") and 88,000 ("Alcohol Use and Health")....   [tags: addiction, alcohol. prescription] 576 words
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Alcoholism: A Community’s Fear, but an Individual Aspiration - The power to be able to fall into a trance where reality and emotions are destroyed seems attractive to minority communities. Substances such as alcohol and drugs are a popular tool abused by young teens and adults since these materials are the easiest to possess. However, using a substance to fall into the trance will only be harmful to the individual and their community. This is true for the reason that, Sherman Alexie, a Native American writer, experiences numerous sorrows from alcohol in his life in the reservation and outside of the reservation....   [tags: Substance Abuse, Alcohol, Addiction, Young Adults]
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Substance Abuse in the Workplace - Substance Abuse in the Workplace Substance abuse in the workplace is one of the top concerns in the United States today. “Studies show that 73 percent of drug users are employed, costing American businesses billions of dollars annually in lost production and staffing costs (Walsh).” “Due to higher employment rates and rising substance abuse, the chances that your organization employs one of these 8.1 million workers is greater today than it has been in the past several years (Walsh).” Studies also reveal that employees who abuse drugs have a tremendously harmful effect on the workplace....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Alcohol Addiction Papers]
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Youth Participating in Risky Behavior - Background/Rationale/Preparation: Recent statistics such as those listed below indicate that youth continue to participate in risky behavior, which may lead to a lifetime addiction or at the very least poor health. • More than 4.5 million teenagers smoke in the US today. • According to FDA at least 1/3 of children who begin smoking today will die from a tobacco-related disease. • Tobacco use often leads to experimentation with other substance abuse. • More than half of all 8th graders have consumed alcohol and more than one fourth have been drunk....   [tags: lifetime addiction, drugs, alcohol, smoking] 1665 words
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The Long Term Effects of Child Abuse - Possible Examples of the Long-Term Effects of Abuse • In adulthood they abuse their loved ones. (Berman, PhD, How childhood abuse can manifest is adult relationships), "It is estimated that up to one-third of abused or neglected children will act out the same abusive behavior they were subjected to when they become parents or caretakers.”(N.D.) • They become addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. (Center for Disease Control and Pervention, National Center for injury Prevention and Control) “Children who experience maltreatment and neglect are 1.5 times more likely to use illicit drugs”....   [tags: addiction, drugs, alcohol, sexualy irresponsible]
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Addiction at a Fingertip - ... Not only are smart phone addicts posing a distraction to themselves but they are causing distractions to the students around them as well. An addiction to a smart phone becomes all consuming, taking the addict to a point where nothing else matters as long as the addict can send their next text or update their social media profile. The addict will attempt these things by any means necessary, even if it means hindering the academic performance of others or themselves. Classroom distractions have always been an ongoing battle for generations but when the distraction becomes an addiction then even the most enjoyable portions of a person's life will be affected....   [tags: smoking, alcohol, friends]
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Alcohol Dependence - Alcohol is the most commonly used and highly abused drug in the world. In the United States alone, 17.6 million people suffer from alcohol dependence, or better known as alcoholism. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease marked by a growing compulsion to drink and impaired control over drinking that eventually interfere with health and social behavior. It is an addiction that effects more people than just the alcoholic. Over 100,000 Americans die as a result of alcohol abuse. Results prove that alcohol played a role in half of the homicides, suicides and traffic deaths in the United States....   [tags: Addiction] 914 words
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A Dependency on Alcohol - The clutches that alcohol has on those dependent on it can make quitting from it very difficult and, at times, almost impossible. Some people are able to have one or two drinks and stop, and then there are those that do not know when to stop or who must drink on a regular basis. It is common for people to drink at social functions or with meals, but getting together with friends or family does not mean that alcoholic drinks need to be served to have a good time. When someone used to drink one or two drinks and be able to stop, now that same person has to have alcoholic drinks earlier in the day and more frequently than usual, he or she would be considered an alcoholic....   [tags: substance abuse and addiction, rehabilitation]
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The Problem of Alcohol and Alcohol Dependence in the United States - The problem of alcoholism or alcohol dependence is one of which is present in our society today. The problem is especially large in our country “In the US, 15 million people are currently affected by alcohol abuse or dependency” (Alcoholism Statistics, 2012, 1). The problem has been addressed many times in a number of different ways. Things such as alcoholics anonymous and rehab centers are two of the biggest ways that come to mind. With the ever evolving power of technology, apps have recently tried to solve this problem with the use of motivational items....   [tags: alcoholism, addiction, rehabilitation]
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The Dangers of Alcohol and Alcoholism - “For every family that is impacted by drugs, there are another 10 to 15 families impacted by alcohol abuse. It's a pretty big deal. We have a tendency to only look at part of the puzzle.” (Kevin Lewis). As a society we tend to categorize the severity of addiction in a way that drugs are the most dangerous and alcohol being just a problem. Because alcohol addiction can be a slow progressive disease many people don’t see it in the same light as drug addiction. An addiction to drugs is seen as being a more deadly and dangerous issue then that of alcohol because a drug addiction can happen more quickly and can kill more quickly....   [tags: addiction, term paper, research paper]
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Drug Abuse and The Theories Behind Addiction - The multi-causal model of drug abuse takes into account social and individual causes of addiction, both distant and immediate, that lead to a disposition to using drugs, drug use and the social and individual consequences. Why a person becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol is different for everyone. Some are genetically predisposed, some learn it from their environment (i.e. family or friends), and still others use it to avoid a trauma they have experienced. The case history describes a client that had both social and individual causes for her alcohol use and subsequent dependence....   [tags: alcohol, personality theories] 955 words
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Gambling Addiction: Pathological or Compulsive Gambling - In order to properly discuss the problem, we should first answer two simple questions: What is gambling as a whole. Gambling is generally defined as the voluntary risking of a sum of money called a stake, wager, or bet, on the outcome of a game or other event. Particularly in poker, the gambler puts his money on his own skill or luck in the game (Herman). And what is problem gambling. Gambling addiction is gambling behavior turned from a fun past-time hobby into an addiction that causes major disruptions in your life: psychological, physical, and social....   [tags: behavior, tobacco, alcohol]
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Addiction: More Than Just a Word - ... In adults, alcohol is the most widely used drug. Most alcohol addicts are adults who grew up drinking as teenagers. The adults who did not, seem to always say it started with one drink. “A standard drink is defined as 14 grams of pure alcohol according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.” ("About Alcohol Abuse and Addiction"). 14 grams of alcohol is the equivalent to a 12 ounce can of beer or a 5 ounce glass of wine. There is no set amount of alcohol that can determine whether a person is drunk or not....   [tags: alcohol, drugs, substance abuse, prevention]
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Clear Diagnostic Criterion For Alcohol Dependence - Introduction Now there is a clear diagnostic criterion for the condition of Alcohol dependence or alcoholism which is defined by the International Classification of Disease, ICD (World Health Organization, 1994) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, DSM (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). It is well recognized that this issue needed attention from three different point of views; prevention, treatment, and policy. This awareness program is an attempt to address the issue from the point of view of prevention rather than cure....   [tags: alcoholism, disease, addiction] 1780 words
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The Effects of Parental Addiction of AOD on Children - Drug and alcohol abuse has become a worldwide epidemic within today’s society. The battle against drugs and alcohol is not going to diminish. Therefore, we as a society need to work together to address these problems while incorporating successful treatment plans and services for these individuals. The addiction to these substances does not only effect oneself, but can also have profound consequences for the children and families. When children are involved in a family structure that abuses alcohol or drugs an array of dysfunction becomes evident....   [tags: drug, alcohol abuse, child maltreatment]
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Drug Addiction - According to Webster's New World™ Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition, Addiction is a chronic relapsing condition characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and abuse and by long-lasting chemical changes in the brain. Addiction is the same irrespective of whether the drug is alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or nicotine. Every addictive substance induces pleasant states or relieves distress. Continue use of addictive substances induces adaptive changes in the brain that lead to tolerance, physical dependence, uncontrollable craving and, all too often, relapse....   [tags: Social Issues, Drug and Alcohol Abuse] 764 words
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Addiction: A Desease Or A Choice? - People argue whether drug addiction is a disease or a choice. Today, I will be discussing this argument in hopes to have a better understanding as to why this topic is so controversial. Throughout my research, I easily found information on this topic and I am still not sure I have found any answers. The biggest argument is that addiction is a choice not a disease. For those on the other side of the argument they claim just the opposite. According to a source on the Internet entitled Alcohol and Drug Treatment: The Disease Concept Of Substance Abuse and Addiction, the idea of drugs and alcohol being a disease is a “very controversial and debated topic.” For the purposes of this essay, I am...   [tags: Drugs Alcohol] 675 words
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How to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Alcohol is a major part of today’s society. Individuals are constantly being exposed to alcohol on a daily basis by simple commercials on the television or while driving on the highway seeing advertisements of billboards. Alcohol is a dependent substance for many people in society because not only is it a way to release one’s stress, but it is also associated to have a good time with. Attending a holiday party at a family member’s house or a party to celebrate a birthday, alcohol is always involved....   [tags: addiction, commercial, society] 1039 words
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Alcoholism - Alcoholism Alcohol Dependence is a disease characterized by: a strong need or compulsion to drink, the frequent inability to stop drinking once a person has begun, the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms (nausea, sweating, shakiness) when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking, and the need for increasing amounts of alcohol in order to feel an affect. Most experts agree that alcoholism is a disease just as high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis are diseases. Like these other diseases, alcoholism tends to run in the family....   [tags: Alcohol Addiction Dependence]
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Alcohol as a Gateway - Alcohol and heavy drinking throughout Canada plays a distinctive role in instigating other key addictions. Drinking and consumption abuse can be linked strongly to the abuse of illicit drugs. Binge drinking should be seen as a gateway or portal to the development of poly-drug users. As the gateway drug theory suggests, routine use of less harmful drugs, in this case alcohol, will lead to risk of abusing more serious drugs. Alcohol is so readily available and like any other psychoactive drug it can be very addictive....   [tags: Alcohol]
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Alcohol Abuse: Alcoholism as a Disease - The problem of alcohol abuse has been recognized for thousands of years, but only more recently have we begun to see alcohol addiction as a treatable disorder. According to the Classical Disease Model of `Alcoholism,' habitual use of alcohol can be identified as a disease. Webster's Dictionary defines the concept of `disease' as follows: "Any departure from health presenting marked symptoms; malady; illness; disorder." Therefore, as many occurrences of alcohol excess provoke such symptoms, it is somewhat understandable that `alcoholism' is classified as a disease....   [tags: Health Addiction] 2169 words
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The Role of Gender In Substance Addiction - The Role of Gender In Substance Addiction Socio-Cultural Dimensions in Counseling Submitted by: D Cooper December 19, 2013 Introduction This research paper will examine the issue of gender and its role in influiencing substance use. Specifically, this paper will address the issue as to what gender is more likely to engage in substance use and why, as well as the possible and promising substance abuse treatment options that may be available. Most of he articles that I will be referring in this paper will focus on marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol use in relation to African American, Caucasian, and Latino ethnic groups....   [tags: ethnicity, tobacco, marijuana, alcohol]
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The Perspectives of Addiction - Modern American society has become covered by multitudes of opinions that all strive for a better America. Whether the individual is a politician with great influence or the common man with his or her strong-minded opinion, each argument contributes to the betterment of society. An age old struggle, addiction, has been deemed a major problem in society due to the physical and mental harm it causes, but the major connotation of addiction is solely related to substance and alcohol abuse. In the progressive, technological era today, addiction breaks into new boundaries where technology proves as lethal a dose as conventional drugs....   [tags: Modern American Society, Addiction]
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Substance Abuse and Addiction - ... So far, such a distinction seems irrelevant because either form of addiction can have disastrous, even fatal, consequences (Dawes et al., 2011). The positive reward model: The positive reward theory of substance addiction arose from animal research that was started in the 1950s. Before that time, researchers believed that animals could not become addicted to drugs, thinking that animals were not capable of learning an association between the time a drug is injected and the onset of its effects....   [tags: alcohol, social problems, illness]
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Heroin, Cocaine and Alcohol Abuse - 1. A 20-year-old friend of yours expresses a desire to receive treatment for alcohol abuse. What form of treatment would you recommend your friend look into, and why. Detail the strengths of the form of treatment you would recommend, along with its possible weaknesses. (273) First I would make sure my friend wanted to receive treatment. So, I would go to their place and have them retrieve all there alcohol and pour it down the drain after that I would recommend my friend go to a few Alcoholics Anonymous groups which is a self help program that provides support and guidance for individuals with alcohol use disorder excessively (Comer, 2013, pp.380)....   [tags: substance abuse, disorder, addiction]
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Alcohol Treatment Centers - Several people across the world become addicted to alcohol. There are people, who are not able to live their everyday life without alcohol. Even few people spend whatever they earned in purchasing alcoholic drinks. Alcohol impacts several important areas of their life in a way that is not acceptable plus dysfunctional for them as well as their families. There are a number of ways for handling this alcohol addiction problem. Few people with not too stern alcohol problems are powerful to handle it themselves....   [tags: Alcohol] 1005 words
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Definitions of and Treatment for Alcohol Abuse - One out of every thirteen adults are considered to be an alcoholic or to suffer from drinking problems. Alcoholism is a developmental disease that progresses slowly over a number of years and is based on both the physical and emotional dependency on alcohol. In many cases it leads to brain damage or early death. Alcoholism is a chromic disease, which means that it will last a person’s lifetime. The risk for developing alcoholism is influenced by both a person’s genes and their lifestyle. Early symptoms of alcoholism includes putting an excessive importance on the availability of alcohol....   [tags: Alcohol Abuse, alcohol, Alcoholism, ] 585 words
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Harmful Affects of Alcohol, Not Marijuana - “According to the U.S. center for disease control between 33,000 and 35,000 Americans die annually from effects of alcohol. The comparable number for marijuana is zero” (Merino 156-157). Marijuana is also not an additive suspense, alcohol is. Not only do people die each year because of fatal car crashes do to alcohol, many people also die each year from alcohol overdoes. There has never been a report of a death for marijuana overdose. This mean it is almost impossible, if impossible to get additive to the drug....   [tags: addiction, accidents, deaths] 956 words
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Is There any Treatment for Pornography Addiction? - ... Naltrexone targets the brain reward system by blocking the capacity of endogenous opioids to trigger dopamine release in response to reward. It blocks both the nucleus accumbens and interneuron opioid receptors, thereby facilitating an increase in GABA tone and a reduction in nucleus accumbens dopamine levels through both direct and indirect mechanisms (Balfour, Yu, & Coolen, 2004), resulting in pornography’s decreased salience. Ultimately, via gradual desensitization, the addictive behaviour’s salience should diminish (Schmidt & Beninger, 2006; Meyer & Quenzer, 2005) The blocking of some of the pleasure receptors in the brain has been shown to reduce cravings associated with addiction (...   [tags: sexual addiction, medical advice, naltrexone ] 606 words
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The Effects of Alcohol Abuse - In the world we live in today, people have quite easy access to things that can corrupt them. These things cloud one’s judgment and coerce people into doing things they should not. Alcohol is one of those things. Alcohol is extremely easy to get ahold of. It can be attained from anywhere; there are bars and liquor stores on every corner. One can get alcohol in grocery stores, gas stations, people can even brew it themselves if they know how. Alcohol that is commonly abused comes in a large variety ranging from weaker alcohols like wine and beer to stronger substances like tequila and vodka....   [tags: tequila, acoholism, addiction]
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Alcohol: It's Time For Another Prohibition - Alcohol is one of the most consumed drugs worldwide. Alcohol consumption dates back to the Neolithic period circa 10,000 BCE (Patrick 12-13 ) and is the oldest psychoactive drug. Alcohol consumption is tied to religious ceremony, social gatherings, and cultural events; drinking alcohol is even simply equated to fun. The popularity of alcohol can also be tied to a physiological reaction in the human body, “drinking alcohol induced opioid release in... areas of the brain implicated in reward valuation.”(Mitchell et al....   [tags: Alcohol Abuse]
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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - "The total annual mortality rates due to alcohol-related accidents and health issues are close to 35,000” (“Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse"). This fact explains how many problems come along with alcohol abuse, and tell about health issues and accidents that could be caused by alcohol. Alcohol can be very dangerous and threaten the lives of people even if they are not the one consuming alcohol. Wrecks often happen and kill innocent people as a result of people drinking and driving. There are many alcohol related deaths in the world today whether it is because of drunk driving, or just because someone drank too much and destroyed their liver....   [tags: legal issues, drugs, addiction]
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