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Cost of Drug Abuse on Society - Drug abuse is a rampant problem in the United States. Drugs can be abused in a variety of different ways by people from every walk of life. Most of us have been affected by drug abuse either directly or indirectly. Drug abusers harm themselves, as well as their families and communities. Drug abuse takes an enormous toll on our society at many levels. The cost of drug abuse on our society is astronomical, not only financially but also personally, emotionally, socially and professionally. Drug abuse is the misuse or overdose of any medication or drug, including alcohol....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Drug Abuse In the Nursing Profession - "This is a disease that tells you that you don’t have it. It’s the only disease I know that argues with you and says, ‘Look, despite all the evidence, you don’t have a problem’" (Kunyk and Austin, 2005, p. 385). All over the world, people suffer from the addictive properties of the many varieties drugs. In the recent decade, increasing amounts of nurses have begun to see the effects of substance usage while on the job. This unpublicized problem that is sweeping nurses in America is a problem that should not be ignored as they are the frontline of healthcare....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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The Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis - The rate of death due to prescription drug abuse in the U.S. has escalated 313 percent over the past decade. According to the Congressional Quarterly Transcription’s article "Rep. Joe Pitt Holds a Hearing on Prescription Drug Abuse," opioid prescription drugs were involved in 16,650 overdose-caused deaths in 2010, accounting for more deaths than from overdoses of heroin and cocaine. Prescribed drugs or painkillers sometimes "condemn a patient to lifelong addiction," according to Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Pharmacists and Prescription Drug Abuse - West Virginia has one of the highest rates for prescription drug abuse, and overdose in the nation. In order to change this it is important to understand what pharmacists do, their role in prevention, and the severity of prescription drug abuse. Pharmacists are known to dispense prescription drugs to patients and inform them about their use; However, one aspect of their career most people overlook is that Pharmacists must keep a sharp eye out for criminals looking to abuse these prescribed drugs....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Prescription Drug Abuse in America - When a person thinks of problems that haunt the state, mostly what comes to mind are drunk driving, the meth epidemic, or the bipolar weather, but our state has a crisis that is on the rise and catching the attention of the police force all over the state. Our state ranks high among all states with people, ages 12 and older, taking prescription pills without being prescribed them. (NSDUH) Many teens and adults can recall a friend asking them for their prescription pills or have witnessed someone taking these pills illegally....   [tags: Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic]
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Drug Abuse in Kazakhstan - Today the problem of drug abuse is the most serious and severe problem not only in Kazakhstan but throughout the world. The current problem is very acute in Kazakhstan. There are 49, 984 registered drug addicted people, and among them the amount of children is 3, 071 (Over 3 thousand drug addicted kids are registered in Kazakhstan, 2011). Drug addiction is considered a disease, and it is in fact spreads like a virus among children. The danger from drugs is too great to ignore. Although the problem of drugs may seem impossible to avoid, we still can prevent this problem throughout society by taking some powerful and effective actions....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 1917 words
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Drug Abuse and Crime - Drug Abuse & Crime When I was brainstorming about my term paper topic I came up with an interesting topic which is Drug Abuse & Crime. I thought it was imperative to learn about how drug abuse affects the crime rates in America. I will be discussing other subjects such as how many criminals are actually under the influence of a drug when committing a crime including illicit and licit drugs. Additionally, I will be discussing what drugs the criminals were under the influence of and the statistics surrounding drug abuse and crime and what programs are available to help with the problem....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse - Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse Years ago, the common image of an adolescent drug abuser was a teen trying to escape from reality on illegal substances like cocaine, heroin, or marijuana. Today, there is a great discrepancy between that perception and the reality of who is likely to abuse drugs. A teenage drug abuser might not have to look any further than his or her parent’s medicine chest to ‘score.’ Prescription drug abuse by teens is on the rise. Also, teens are looking to prescription drugs to fulfill different needs other than to feel good or escape the pressures of adulthood....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Psychology of Drug Abuse - Understanding the Psychology of Drug Abuse Drug abuse is on the rise. While the use of drugs like cocaine and heroin is in a state of decline in certain parts of the world, prescription drugs abuse is on the rise (UNODC, 2013). Prescription drugs that were prescribed with the intention to do well are now one of the leading causes of self-harm. Drug abuse has no gender or social class, it can affect people regardless of social status and wealth, and now more than ever we need to understand the reason behind the abuse....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Drug Abuse Among Teens - Introduction Drugs abuse is serious problem in the United States, especially among teenagers. According to National Drug Intelligence Center (2003) 7.5 million American adolescents aged 12 to 17 used drugs at least once during their lifetime. Teens start to experiment with drugs from a young age and do not think about drugs’ negative consequences. Butler (2010) claims that drug addiction will lead to problems at university or school and loss of alertness, which can cause to injury. Also it will affect mood, change system of values and lead to depression....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 983 words
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Drug Abuse: Pay Attention - Drug use is a controversial issue where different people have different opinions. It varies from individual to individual, from society to a way of life, and from legal to illegal. Drugs become abused whether they are recreational, narcotics or alcohol. When we talk about the misuse of substances and how they are used for the wrong reason without regulations that put the person at risk without taking that into account. It is like gambling when an individual use recreational drugs or abuse narcotics....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Drug Abuse of Hallucinogens - Commonly known Hallucinogen drugs are LSD, also known as acid or mellow yellow; PCP, also known as angel dust, tic tac, super grass, or rocket fuel; Psilocybin also known as “shrooms” or magic mushrooms; DMT; and Peyote. Hallucinogen drugs alter human perception and mood by changing the user’s sense of reality. Effects of hallucinogenic drug abuse are unpredictable and the intensity varies on the dose amount. Common effects of abuse include an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, feelings of detachment from self and surroundings, nausea, vomiting, panic reactions, delusions, blurred vision, dizziness, and hallucinations (Drug-rehabilitation)....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Teenagers and Drug Abuse - It has been discovered that most people who struggle with drug addiction began experimenting with drugs in their teens. Teenage drug abuse is one of the largest problems in society today and the problem grows and larger every year. Drugs are a pervasive force in our culture today. To expect kids not to be influenced by the culture of their time is as unrealistic as believing in the tooth fairy (Bauman 140). Teens may feel pressured by their friends to try drugs, they may have easy access to drugs, they may use drugs to rebel against their family or society, or they may take an illegal drug because they are curious about it or the pleasure that it gives them....   [tags: Teenagers, Drug Abuse, addiction]
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The Rise on Prescription Drug Abuse - Many of Americans have been diagnosed with chronic pain. In fact according to the Institute of Medicine 116 million United States adults live with chronic pain. The majority of these adults do not seem to receive the adequate treatment needed to help them to cope or to treat their pain. This is primarily due to the physicians not being able to efficiently diagnose their patients, and or the physicians lack the knowledge of the best ways to help manage the pain their patients are experiencing. This is why most people believe that Physicians are the main cause for the rise of prescription drug abuse (Garcia, 2013)....   [tags: Americans, Chronic Pain, Drug Abuse]
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Reducing Drug Abuse in the United States - INTRODUCTION Drug addiction is a disease of the brain. The initial decision to use drugs is voluntary, however once that decision is made, the decision to become an addict in involuntary. “Addiction affects the brain circuits involved in reward, motivation, memory and inhibitory control. When these circuits are disrupted, so is a person’s capacity to freely choose not to use drugs.” (Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care) Drug addiction and/or abuse is a huge problem in our country today....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Adolescent Drug Abuse and its Effects - A teenager is likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, especially during high school. Some teenagers try it and do not like it, others love it. This love for drugs and alcohol becomes a regular activity, and then a teen may become dependent on the drug or drink, and can progress to addiction. These stages of substance abuse affect one's relationships, health and ambitions. Families and friends are devastated when their loved ones resort to drugs and alcohol. Relationships are ruined when someone is addicted to escaping reality by distorting their mind because an addict will steal and lie to get their next high....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 - The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 [the Act] was enacted for several reasons. One of the provisions of the act was to introduce mandatory minimum sentences for individuals who are convicted of possessing a particular amount of crack cocaine and powder cocaine. Individuals convicted with possession of 5 grams of crack would receive a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison. Individuals convicted with possession of 500 grams of powder cocaine would receive the same 5 year mandatory minimum sentence. This ultimately means that an individual would need to be in possession of 100 times the amount of powder cocaine than that of crack cocaine to receive the same sentence....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Teenage Drug Abuse - Teenage drug abuse is an issue that can result from a wide variety of social influences, stressful events, and mental disorders. Drug abuse among adolescents is a troubling issue because it decreases focus, increases the chance of consistency in behavior during adulthood, increases the chances of developing emotional issues, permanently damages the brain, and damages tissues in every system that can lead to death. Previous scientific research has identified that social factors, including the media and peers, play an important role in psychological development and impact the adolescent's decision to start experimenting with substances (Botvin 888)....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 975 words
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Prescription Drug Abuse - David was going through a very hard transition in his life from the elementary levels of school to high school. Along the way, he started hanging out with the wrong crowd and doing all sorts of drugs like smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol. In his senior year he realized he wanted to do something different with his life and he joined the boxing team and quit drugs, but one Saturday night that all ended. David was offered a patch that was supposed to make him feel an extremely good feeling. He didn't know what was in the patch, but it contained Fentanyl; a special pain reliever for cancer patients....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Prescription Drug Abuse - Prescription drug abuse has become increasingly prevalent among teens in the county. There has been an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs for a number of reasons. Some individuals who misuse prescription drugs believe they are safer than other illicit drugs because they are prescribed by a healthcare professional and dispensed by a pharmacist. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified this prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. More and more teens are becoming addicted to these substances and the epidemic is only growing....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Drug Abuse - Drug Abuse An estimated 10.4 million Americans aged 12 and over have used methamphetamine at least once in their lifetime. What exactly is methamphetamine. Also named crank, speed, crystal or ice, it is a white, odorless powder that dissolves with water or alcohol. Methamphetamine addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to get treated. Methamphetamine first started in Germany around 1887. During World War 2 this drug was used to keep the men going. In the 1950s and 60’s this drug was given to people who wanted to lose weight....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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The Effects of Drug Abuse - Almost everyone can say that they have had an experience with drugs, either it be with just witnessing it or using it. Throughout my life, I have had many bad experiences with drugs and it has taught me to stay away from them. Our society now somewhat looks up to the use of drug, with it being in the music industry or being in movies, it is in our culture and this could hurt us as a country down the road. Now, I’m not saying it is not okay to party once and awhile, but if a person is to party on a regular basis this could turn into an addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, and even caffeine....   [tags: drug culture, alcohol abuse, marijuana]
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The Detrimental Effects of Teenage Drug Abuse in the UK - The use of drugs by teenagers today has caused a concern in the UK. Teenagers are unknown to the effects that drugs can cause physically and mentally. It is very important that there is awareness on drug abuse among young people. Since the usage of drugs not only affects the body, it also affects many aspects of a person’s daily life. Firstly, it affects the social life, causing isolation, which is one of the most common effects that happen due to drug usage. Secondly, it affects family and relationships....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Injectable Drug Abuse - MEMORANDUM INJECTABLE DRUG ABUSE: GROWING CHALLENGE IN NORTH-EASTERN PART OF INDIA FROM: AE28697 TO: Ministry of development of north east affairs, India RE: Scenario C-Health and harm reduction DATE: 19 October 2013 Introduction North-east (NE) India is connected to remaining part of India through a constricted passage known as Siliguri Corridor squeezed between Nepal and Bangladesh (Hussain, 2011). It comprises of seven sister states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura....   [tags: growing challenge, India, drug abuse]
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Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse - Pharmaceutical drugs are necessary in today’s society but if they fall into the wrong hands they can become fatal. Almost every family has prescription drugs in their home. Anyone can access them if they are not monitored. Teenagers will get random pills, get together with friends, take a handful and see what it does to them. This can become dangerous because they can overdose, take the wrong combination or die. Even though they are here to help they can be just as dangerous as street drugs. Kids need to be informed about the facts and the effects so they will think of what it would do to them and how it would ruin their lives....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 - The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 was policy pushed into legislation on the heels of public outcry over the death of University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias. The basketball star, who two days earlier was drafted 2nd overall in the NBA draft, died of cocaine intoxication. Ten years prior, President Nixon declared a “War on Drugs” in America. He hoped that propaganda and social encouragement would move America to change its perception on drugs. Going so far to ask influential figures like Elvis Presley, who later died of drug overdose, to help create a drug free America (Deborah J....   [tags: War On Drugs, Drug Abuse, Legislation, Death]
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Drug Abuse and Addiction - Drugs Abuse occurs when a drug is taken for unintended purposes and can lead to addiction. Addiction occurs when a person must use the drug to feel and function normally. Addiction occurs in two types, physical and psychological. Physical addiction is caused by the brain, the brain produces fewer chemicals or neurotransmitters to make up for the extra chemicals therefore the brain needs the chemicals from the drug to reach the correct balance and individual becomes out of touch with reality. Psychological addiction is much simpler, the individual simply likes the way a drug makes him/her feel and must have it, therefore becoming addicted....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 1784 words
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Alcohol and Drug Abuse      Alcohol and drug abuse is one of biggest problems in United States today. It is not only a personal problem that dramatically affects individuals' lives, but is a major social problem that affects society as whole. "Drug and alcohol abuse", these phrases we hear daily on the radio, television or in discussions of social problem. But what do they mean or what do we think and understand by it. Most of us don't really view drug or alcohol use as a problem, if that includes your grandmother taking two aspirins when she has a headache or your friends having few beers or drinks on Saturday night....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 1345 words
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Drug Abuse in Canada - Drug Abuse in Canada Introduction Drug use and abuse is as old as mankind itself. Human beings have always had a desire to eat or drink substances that make them feel relaxed, stimulated, or euphoric. Wine was used at least from the time of the early Egyptians; narcotics from 4000 B.C.; and medicinal use of marijuana has been dated to 2737 B.C. in China. But it was not until the nineteenth century that the active substances in drugs were extracted. There was a time in history when some of these newly discovered substances, such as morphine, laudanum, cocaine, were completely unregulated and prescribed freely by physicians for a wide variety of ailments....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 1344 words
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Mandatory Drug Testing in High School Helps Prevent Drug Abuse - “The only way to have a drug free school is to follow the successful program of the military and workplace”. This is stated by Rep. John E. Peterson in 2005. In today’s volatile times, drug use is becoming more casual in high schools around the country. Many schools are having to face this struggle against drug use. Thus, I affirm that Resolved: Drug testing of high school extracurricular activity participants is justified.To aid clarification in this round, I now present the following definitions asdefined by the Webster Dictionary in 2005:Extracurricular activity: not following or related to the curriculum, outside of one’s duties....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 1090 words
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Drug Abuse Among American Teenagers - Drug Abuse Among American Teenagers Drug abuse in America is a major problem. Especially among teenagers. Drugs have hurt the lives of nearly 40 percent of all teenagers in America. Either with health problems, DWIs, highway crashes, arrests, impaired school and job performance. These drugs that teenagers use range from Alcohol, LSD, Marijuana, and even Cigarettes. Most of the teenagers that are involved in drug abuse have either, broken families, parents that are drug abusers, a unstable environment where they are constantly moving from place to place, or there parents aren't exactly making a lot of money and they are never around because they are trying to make enough money for them to s...   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 7976 words
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Why does Children Need to be Educated about Drug Abuse? - Drug abuse is when a person gets addicted to habitual or illegal drugs. Examples of drugs that are abused are marijuana, stimulants, depressants, inhalants, hallucinogens, and heroin Drugs have effect on how it is absorbed in the body. There are different kinds of ways drugs are absorbed in the human body, which includes injection, inhalation, and ingestion. The effect of drugs in the human body is impacted by the way it enters the body. Using needles to inject drugs through veins enters the blood stream quicker and have an instant effect, whilst taking drugs orally will have slower effects because it takes time to go through the digestive system before its effects are shown....   [tags: drug abuse, illegal drugs, drug education] 804 words
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The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program - The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program known as D.A.R.E has become a very widespread and popular program throughout the United States. The program appeals to all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic lines, which is a large part of the reason why the DARE program has grown exponentially. The program’s basic premise was meant to introduce kids to the danger of drugs, before the drugs got to them. The implementation of the DARE program appeared to be what America needed to begin to put a dent in the war on drugs....   [tags: Drug Abuse, D.A.R.E] 948 words
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American Drug Abuse - American Drug Abuse Our society has found itself directly in the middle of a transcontinental drug surge. An estimated 23 million of the world’s population regularly take illicit drugs, and the Drug Enforcement Administration estimated that 13.6 million of those who habitually used illegal drugs in 1998 were Americans. Even in our current everyday motions of life and productivity, we have set the path for self-destruction. “We awake to the kick of caffeine, soothe our nerves with tobacco, ease our tension headaches with aspirin, wind down the day with alcohol, and swallow an antihistamine to help us sleep – all perfectly legal, respectable, and even expected (“Drug Abuse” 195).” Th...   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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The Role of Family in Taking Action on Drug Abuse - The Role of Family in Taking Action on Drug Abuse The purpose of this piece of writing is not to compare the different methods of approaching drug prevention, or say what methods are not working. It is to simply state that the more the family takes action or gets involved with each others live, problems such as drug abuse will become obsolete. Many different attempts to lower the drug rate have been in placed by society. But despite years of anti drug campaigns within the school and media, drug abuse amongst teenagers in society continues to rise....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 949 words
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among College Students - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among College Students Alcohol and drug abuse has been an active habit among college students sense the 1960s. The immediate cause of this behavior was the youth’s need to rebel against the overly conservative American society. This rebellion led to a since of freedom for the young adults, which caused them to continue acting in these unintelligent manners. After a short period of time, late teens just did not belong if they were not participating in the mischievous acts....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 723 words
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The Affects of Drug Abuse on Society - Illegal drug use is one of the most common problems that affect Americans every day. Joyce B. Shannon (2010) found that, “More than 35 million individuals used illicit drugs or abused prescription drugs in 2007” (p. 11). The impact can be seen in communities of all types, and people with low and high income levels. Drug use is at the root of many problems with our society. Joyce B. Shannon (2010) referenced a survey from 2004 that states, “32% of state prisoners and 26% of federal prisoners” admitted that they were currently serving jail time for offences committed while they were, “under the influence of drugs” (p....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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Drug Abuse in the Next Generation - ... In addition, the lack of attention from family, lack of spiritual cleansing, and maybe because of the influence from their friends, desire of trying something new are the causes of drug abuse that occur. Drug itself can be defined as substances or drugs derived from plants or other materials that can cause changes in consciousness, loss of pain. Drug itself can lead to dependence if used continuously. Drugs if taken by someone can cause addiction and if it has been too long and the user has been dependent, organs in the body will be damaged and if it exceeds the dose then will lead to overdose and death....   [tags: mental, dose, abuse, difference, globalization] 628 words
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Drug Abuse Resistance Education - ... It was believed that in the United States drug abuse was a major issue among young individuals because it affects their minds and would cause it was believed a major mind effect among young children and may mess up their school performance or mess up their life in general. Once it became a focus of D.A.R.E 80% of schools nationwide in the United States and over 40 Nations worldwide it’s focus was to implement this program and shoot for Long term successes by educating the youth it would need at least a decade to figure if this specific program was effective....   [tags: anti-drug and alcohol education program] 610 words
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Drug Abuse in America - Use of drugs by early adolescents is increasing by the minute. Approximately 12.8 million Americans twelve and older use illegal drugs daily. Adolescents seem to abuse drugs more than any other age group. Ninety percent of Americans who have used illegal drugs have used marijuana or hashish. Society says drugs are evil and that they can turn a person into a rapist or murderer. America happens to be the most drug-aware and drug-experienced society in the world (Bancroft 2). Yet the United States of America has the highest drug abuse rate of any country in the world....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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Prescription Pill Drug Abuse - Prescription Pill Drug Abuse is rapidly increasing in public health, not only is it a serious situation, but also it is growing rapidly across the country. Most people take prescription medications as part of normal life because they need it for health reasons, but the rapid increase is mainly for nonmedical use. Which raises the question is addiction a choice or is it a disease. Growing up I saw someone in my family take pills for different reasons, and I think that from what I saw over the years I believe that Pill Abuse is a choice....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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Drugs and Drug Abuse - Some of the most debatable topics among the world today include drugs and drug abuse. Marijuana specifically has created uproar within the government and personal beliefs and opinions. Although controversial among society, Marijuana can be used to benefit people in many ways. For both medicinal and recreational use, Marijuana can revolutionize the world in a positive manner. The risks of the use of Marijuana are slim to none when compared to the possible developing role it could have on society....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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Prescription Drug Abuse - Drug and alcohol abuse is a problem no matter who you are, where you are, your age. When you think of drug abuse most people think of illegal or street drugs. But in a growing society where it seems doctors are competing for ones business prescription drugs have also become a growing concern. In 2000 statistics show that 14 million Americans were currently using illicit drugs. (Adolescent substance abuse knowledge base, 2007) The study also showed of the 14 million users 6.3% were 12 years or older....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Organizations - An organization is a social unit of people that is designed and managed to meet a need or to pursue collective goals. All organizations have a management structure that determines relationships between the different activities and the members, and subdivisions and assigns roles, responsibilities, and authority to carry out different tasks. Organizations are open systems; they can affect and are affected by their environment (What is an organization. definition and meaning, 2013). Working in an organization individual’s deal with numerous issues....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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Burn the Fuse of Drug Abuse - ... Fortunately, treatments are available to help people fight the disruptive effects of addictions. It has been shown in various researches that with the combination of medical treatments and behavioral therapy, one can take a successive step towards reducing the emergence of drug addiction or abuse. These treatments are specific to each patient and get as far as dealing with their social and psychiatric problems surrounding their ailments until full recovery is attained. In this paper, I would expatiate on the issue by making the readers understand why people get involved in drugs and circumstances that surround the issue....   [tags: will power, addiction, depression]
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Drug Abuse In The United States - Drug abuse has been a major issue in the United States. It has dated back to the 1800’s. Drug abuse has also been strongly influenced on our youth. Drug addiction has resulted from drug abuse. Drug addiction leads to an increase in crimes due to the cost of many drugs sold on the streets. Drug addiction is a disease which needs medical attention to overcome. There are different types of drugs that are classified in different categories, which will be discussed below. The United States is constantly fighting to control drug abuse....   [tags: crime, psychoactive substances, meth]
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The Relationship of Drug Abuse and Depression - ... These are the reasons why people start the use of this substance and eventually the abuse of it due to the fact that they don’t want to get out of this emotional state while being under the effects of alcohol. “Alcohol as well as many illicit drugs are depressogens, the repeated use of which, produces both the subjective feeling of depression and the neurovegetative signs such as sleep and appetite disturbance, cognitive impairment, and decreased energy characteristics of the depressed syndrome.” (Deykin, Levy, Wells, 1987, p.178) People with alcoholism have the highest rates of depression, since it causes chemical imbalances within the brain, reducing serotonin, dopamine, and epinephrin...   [tags: social situations, lossen or open up] 610 words
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Drug Abuse in the United States - ... Then, when they advance from elementary school to middle school, they most likely are experiencing new academic and social situations like learning to get along with a wider group of peers than they may be used to. Functionalism is when the society is stable and the orderly system is composed of a number of interrelated parts that each of which performs as a function and contributes to the overall stability of society. First, drugs are functional as society as a whole because disease and viruses can result from the overage of drugs....   [tags: crime, financial problems] 539 words
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Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Alcohol abuse is a serious problem, driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs is an even bigger problem that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Abusing either one of these substances can lead to the death of you or the death of someone else or even cause a major change in their life like Jacqueline’s story, her whole life has been changed because of another person’s ignorance and carelessness. Therefore, you should know the facts about drug and alcohol abuse before you do something you may regret for the rest of your life....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 1167 words
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Drug Abuse and the FDA - Drug abuse is generally defined as the use of a drug with such frequency that the user has physical or mental harm or it impairs social abilities. Drugs are used as pain killers to avert physical and/or emotional pain by providing the user with a temporary escape from life’s realities. Even though, they cause different, more serious problems with only a short escape from life’s agonies. There are five different classifications (schedules) of drugs in the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) choose what substance falls into what classification....   [tags: classification, definition, informative] 788 words
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The Needle-Exchange Program: The Wrong Answer to Drug Abuse - ... Not only does the needle-exchange program implicitly encourage drug use, it also contributes to drug use. Giving sterile needles to addicts doesn't address the underlying issues that they are avoiding, issues that lead to drug dependence. In 1995, The United States had the largest reported injection drug user population in the world: 1.1 to 1.5 million (Loue, S., Lurie, P. and Lloyd, L. S 382). In Baltimore, where needle-exchanges have been considered a "success", fatal overdoses from drug abuse have tripled over the past decade....   [tags: fix, drug, addiction, needle, funding] 2608 words
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The Different Affects of Drug Abuse Among Genders - ... Furthermore, Robbins says that substance abuse affects women in adverse ways. Robbins states that women are more vulnerable to adverse intrapsychic consequences of substance abuse, while men are vulnerable to certain behavioral and interpersonal consequences. This is seen in Mary and Tyrone’s characters in Long Days Journey Into Night. Mary’s intrapsychic consequences are seen when she hallucinates and begins imagining her father and the missed opportunities in her life. She imagines when she was young, wanting to be a nun and pianist....   [tags: subtance abuse and addiction]
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Juveniles and Drug Abuse in America - Juveniles and Drug Abuse in America A drug is a substance that modifies one or more of the body’s functions when it is consumed. Therefore, many common foods qualify as drugs. According to this definition, some of our most cherished beverages such as tea, coffee, and cola are drugs. However this paper focuses on drugs that are abused by teenagers. Surveys show that cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and inhalants are the most commonly used drugs among teenagers age thirteen through eighteen. One of the most startling findings from recent data is the degree to which to which teenagers are now involved in drug use....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 777 words
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Drug Abuse in the NFL - Drug Abuse in the NFL It's nothing new for the National Football League's players to be abusing anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Drug abuse in the league has recently focused around recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol. The newest drug being abused is painkillers. The commissioner and his personal need to change their policies. Will they wait until many more players start to die before they tighten up their drug policies. The National Football League (NFL) can stop most of these drug problems by having more random drug tests given, enforcing stricter punishments when players are caught using drugs, and requiring every team to educate its players...   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 2188 words
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Drug Abuse in Our Society - Drug Abuse in Our Society You have only to switch on your television, radio or open a newspaper or magazine to be aware that the fabric of our society is being contaminated and eroded right down to its inner most core by the ever expanding evil plague of drug abuse. In this land of ever increasing human rights and of a growing freedom of choice, we are expected to watch and allow the destruction of our family values and the corruption of our moral and legal ideals. Ideals which are intended to act as a benchmark to all, showing what is deemed to be the difference between right and wrong....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 688 words
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Drug Abuse and Reprocussions - Facing everyday problemsin these recent years many people turn to drugs as an escape from the existance they hold. Drug use has rapidly increased in the last twenty years and has become a national crises. More people are experementing with different drugs at a younger age. Due to the rapid increase in drug abuse our government has looked to rehab as an alternative to jail. When a person thinks of a drug abuser one usually pictures a person that looks like thay had just jumped out of a garbage bin....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 1789 words
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Prescription Drug Abuse - Prescription drug abuse is one of the leading health problems facing the state of Oklahoma right now. In 2012 the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotic reported that 534 residents died from prescription drug overdoses and over half of those were from medication prescribed by their own doctors. Over the last five years abuse of prescription pain medication has increased at an alarming and shocking rate in Oklahoma. Narcotic pain medication is the desired drug of choice for many of our residents, causing a higher than average number of deaths by drug overdose....   [tags: health problems in Oklahoma]
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Prescription Drug Abuse - Prescription Drug Abuse When people hear of prescription drug abuse they think of people that do not have a prescription using the drug for other reasons but this is not always the case. People that get a prescription, may abuse it by misusing them in ways of injecting, snorting, smoking and swallowing or even selling them. Many different types of prescription drugs are very addictive and used out of control. They can have some serious effects on a person. Why does so many people abuse prescription drugs....   [tags: legal substance addiction]
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Drug Abuse in the United States on the Rise - ... If an older sibling is abusing drugs they are also setting a bad example for their younger siblings. If a teenager is using drugs this can hurt the whole family with constant fighting and can destroy relationships. (Butler Center for Research) While on certain drugs the abusers may even pose a threat to the community, by reckless driving or starting fights not only could they hurt or kill themselves but also the innocent people around them. If a lot of kids start using drugs, the other kids who stay clean may feel pressured to fit in, people who use drugs may suggest for their friends to try it and create more drug abusers....   [tags: marijuana, addiction, adhd]
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Historical Issues of Drug Abuse and Caregivers - ... In addition to high levels of exposure to risks, another challenging facet of the lives of these children is that they appear to have limited opportunities to develop the kinds of skills and relationships that might serve as barriers against risk. Given the uncertainty in their lives, there is a decreased probability that they will be able to obtain good skills for emotional parameter and social communication in order to form stable and supportive relationships with others. In effect, it is less likely that they will develop the kinds of personal assets needed to protect them against the risk conditions they face in the future (Scales PC, 2000)....   [tags: children, addiction, prenatal exposure] 539 words
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Drug Abuse Intervention Case Analysis - Drug Abuse Intervention Case Analysis Coley is a timber cutter that is addicted to crystal meth. He has three young children, two girls and a boy and a wife that he affects everyday with his crystal meth abuse. Throughout the episode Coley locks himself in the garage, so he can snort powder form of crystal meth without his children being directly in front of it. Coley thinks that if he locks himself in the garage his children do not see his behaviors. Coley's addiction stemmed from his childhood where his mother was a speed addict and alcoholic and allowed Coley to do drugs and drink with her throughout his young teens and late adult hood....   [tags: Drug Addiction ] 1155 words
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Abuse of Legal and Illegal Drugs - Drug abuse is “a maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress” (American Psychiatric Association, 2000, p.114-115). The difference between using drugs and abusing drugs depends on three things, what the drug is for, how much of the drug is used, and the effect that the drug has on the person. Drug abuse typically relates to one using drugs in an excessive manner, whether the drug is legal or illegal. For example, marijuana is illegal in some states, but in other states, it is not....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 2368 words
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Drug Abuse - Drug abuse dates as far back as the Biblical era, so it is not a new phenomenon. “The emotional and social damage and the devastation linked to drugs and their use is immeasurable.” The ripple of subversive and detrimental consequences from alcoholism, drug addictions, and addictive behavior is appalling. Among the long list of effects is lost productivity, anxiety, depression, increased crime rate, probable incarceration, frequent illness, and premature death. The limitless consequences include the destruction to personal development, relationships, and families (Henderson 1-2)....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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The Relationship Between Substance Abuse and Crime - “Drugs and Alcohol abuse”, are phrases we hear commonly on the radio, television or in discussions of social problems. People believe it is the user’s personal choice however; it is not only a personal problem that dramatically affects individuals’ life but is a major social problem that affects society as whole. It has become one of the biggest problems in United States today. Alcohol or Drug abuse nearly automatically is linked with criminal acts. The statistical association between alcohol or drug abuse with crime seems to be convincing when examined at the first glance; however, it is not possible to make a conclusion concerning a distinct cause and effect association between the two asp...   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Presidential Influence on Teenage Drug Abuse - Presidential Influence and Teenage Drug Abuse. "Just don't do it", the slogan from Bob Dole's anti-drug campaign upon a cursory evaluation, may appear to have been an inefficient way of confronting the growing problem of national drug abuse. After all, it is hardly reasonable to believe that a potential drug user will specifically consider these words before deciding whether to get high or not. However, this slogan, and the man that stands behind it, represents a sorely needed, value-oriented stance on the issue that was lacking in the Clinton administration....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 788 words
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