Drug Addiction

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  • Drug Addiction

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    According to mayoclinic.org, a drug addiction is a dependence on an illegal drug or a medication. When addicted, the person may not be able to control their drug use and they may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. Drug addiction can cause an intense craving for the drug. In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication. Drug addiction is a serious problem that can affect the person's body and mind, there

  • drug addiction

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    Drug Addiction There are many people in the world today that has had or currently has a drug addiction. Most people usually know what the consequences of taking a drug is, but they usually don’t think about that at the time. When people start taking drugs they don’t think about what is going to happen or even care what could happen. All they care about is that next high. A recent statistic states that 23.9 million Americans age adolescents and up have participated in using drugs in the last month

  • Drug Addiction

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    General Observations: Some participants mentioned their personal confusion regarding drug addiction on a few occasions. The others never openly stated feeling any confusion related to drug addiction, however the whole group illustrated varying views on the causes of drug addiction, which came out during discussion. This indicated a general lack of clarity among the participants. A few papticipants stated that you cannont help those who do not want help. Incidentally this is Insite's strategy; not

  • Drugs and Addiction

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    The drugs that fascinate man most – the ones that inspire us to poetry or drive us to murder – are those that affect the brain and the spinal cord on which it rests. Some of the first drugs used were said to have been used in link to religion and superstition. Some of these drugs include alcohol caffeine, nicotine, ether, procaine, LSD, marijuana, cocaine, and heroine. The list of the amount of drugs known to man is almost endless, and there are constantly new drugs being invented or discovered in

  • Drug Addiction

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    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

  • Drug Addiction

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    According to the Medilexicon’s Medical Dictionary, Addiction is “Habitual psychological or physiologic dependence on a substance or practice that is beyond voluntary control”(Nordqvist, 2009). This corresponds to the definition given by the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) that addiction is “When an individual persists in use of alcohol or other drugs despite problems related to use of the substance, substance dependence may be diagnosed. Compulsive and repetitive

  • On Addiction and Drugs

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    Sex, drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, even hoarding and work - Can all of these things cause addiction? What is addiction, and why are some people more prone to it while others are not? It's long been accepted that people can become addicted to drugs and alcohol but what about the newer addiction theories regarding sex addiction, food addiction, and gambling addiction - are these truly addictions? As a society what is the best way to handle people with addictions whom need help or commit crimes?

  • Drugs and Addiction

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    The drugs that fascinate man most – the ones that inspire us to poetry or drive us to murder – are those that affect the brain and the spinal cord on which it rests. Some of the first drugs used were said to have been used in link to religion and superstition. Some of these drugs include alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, ether, procaine, LSD, marijuana, cocaine, and heroine. The list of the amount of drugs known to man is almost endless, and there are constantly new drugs being invented or discovered

  • Drug Addiction And Substance Addiction

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    misconceptions about drug and substance and addiction. Drug and substance addiction is defined as, “a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her” (“Understanding drug,” 2012). Drugs and substances that are commonly abused include alcohol, crack and cocaine, methamphetamine, pain medications and other prescription drugs, stimulants, etc. Oftentimes people assume that drug abusers have

  • Causes Of Addiction To Drugs And Drugs

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    There has been many theories and reasons as to why someone becomes addicted to drugs and alcohol. It can be argued that people become addicted to drugs because they have a mental disorder, are weak minded, it’s genetic, or peer pressure. Either way, all maybe true, depending on the person. Although there are many theories of how addiction began, a “person who becomes addicted to a substance is still often regarded as the sole culprit and consequently treated as a criminal in modern society” (Thombs

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