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Addiction

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Opioids

History/Background Opioids have been used for thousands of years for pain treatment. Papyrus records from the ancient Egyptians report the use of opium, within the opioid family for pain relief. The opium poppy was grown as early as 3400 BC in Mesopotamia. “Opium” refers to a combination of alkaloids from...

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Use of Narcan on Repeat Heroin Users

Narcan, commonly known as naloxone, is a medical prescription administered to revive opioids overdose (Kleber et al., 2012). According to studies by the Centers for Disease Control, Narcan has been used to revive more than ten thousand overdoses between 1996 and 2010 (Stranf et al., 2008). However, while the medics...

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Smoking Cessation Methods

For decades, since the dangers of tobacco use have become widely accepted, people who have been addicted to smoking tobacco have tried an assortment of methods to quit. Like any addiction, giving up nicotine, especially after using it for long periods of time, can be extremely challenging and often requires...

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Is Addiction a Brain Disease?

There has been a long-term debate regarding the association of addiction as a brain disease. Most scientists acknowledge that addiction is a brain disease; however, there are many studies still taking place to disprove this belief. There is no arguing that addictive drugs directly changes the brain, but it can...

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Effects of Gambling Addiction

Gambling, normally classified as a leisure activity, is not as innocuous as the term “leisure” suggests: when gambling shifts from the status of a hobby to the status of an addiction, this bears clear effects on the addicted individual’s existence and quality of life. Addiction is always a destructive habit,...

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Sex Addiction

The term sex addiction, also known as hypersexual disorder, is not listed in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). However, many people still consider it to be a very real disorder . According to the Psychology Today website, “Sexual addiction is best described...

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That Drug Addicts Are Responsible for Their Addiction

Addicts give many reasons for their drug use – an addict might employ any number of justifications, excuses, and pleas (Franklin, 2013). These reasons seem to put the responsibility on events or other people.However, some people argue that no one really makes the addict take the drugs – no one...

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Television Addiction

Introduction In “Television Addiction,” author Marie Winn unequivocally identifies TV watching as a literally addictive habit, and one with many of the harmful effects of physical addictions to drugs and alcohol. Her intent is so serious, she takes the time to first carefully define and list the characteristics of genuine...

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Moyers on Addiction

I was hungry and not really mentally prepared to watch a film about addiction. Sitting in my chair watching and listening to the first moments I was trying to convince myself to make something to eat. But then I heard “You don’t know that you’re falling in love with it”,...

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Non-Substance Addictions

The characterization of excessive or compulsive behaviors as non-substance addictions is a current controversy in psychological research. During the development of the DSM-5, workgroups were assigned to determine if any behavioral “addictions” could be listed with comparable criteria to substance addictions. Only one, gambling disorder, was considered to have sufficient...

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Null Hypothesis/Research Hypothesis on Food Addiction

The foundation of science and experiments are questions. We wonder about how something is created or changes when we do something to it and the questioning process begins. In science these types of questions can transform into what is known as a hypothesis. This paper describes what are hypotheses and...

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Treatments for Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is very difficult to treat successfully or permanently (Park & Friedmann, 1997). The use of opioid replacement therapy or partial opioid treatment to prevent relapse in persons in treatment for opioid addiction or opioid withdrawal has proven successful in many cases (Vo, Robbins, Westwood, Lezama, & Fishman, 2016)....

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Models of Addiction Assignment

The disease model of addiction can be defined as viewing addiction as a primary, non-accompanying ailment that is not caused by the conditions from another disease. Meaning that addicts may become deeply addicted to a drug or substance due to overlying emotional and social circumstances, but the addiction is not...

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Addiction: A Brain Disease

Among hypertension, asthma, and cardiovascular disease, is another very serious problem: drug addiction. Addiction to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, etc. does not harm any one particular age group but rather is harmful to all the age groups. The scary part is that any person, at any age can get addicted...

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The Celebrity Addiction Case Study Analysis

Often, celebrities involve themselves in drug and substance abuse for various reasons known to them. In the past years, high numbers of celebrities have been plagued with substance abuse challenges, with terrible outcomes (Lathan, 2017). Many have lost their lives while a few have survived after realizing the impact the drugs...

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Charlie Sheen Addiction Case Study

In 2008, Charlie Sheen was the highest paid actor on television (People Magazine, 2016). His career in movies was already strong having starred in major motion pictures such as Platoon, Wall Street, and Major League. At the time, he was the star of the hit comedy Two and a Half...

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Addiction Essay

Addiction is a vicious reality for a large portion of the world's population. For those that have succumbed to addiction, it can wring the life from their eyes and force them into being people they never dreamed they'd become. For their loved ones, it can be a painful cycle of...

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Is Addiction A Disease Or Not?

Addiction is not a disease, but rather it is a Choice. The compelling, multidimensional argument that conceptualizes drug addiction as a disease is misleading as well as erroneous. Best survey data existing reflects that many drug addicts can quit their addiction, factual information that is inconsistent with a disease model...

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Substance vs. Process Addictions

Addictions are an acute problem in the 21st century. According to the Centers for Disease Control of the U.S., 8.9% of individuals surveyed in 2010 indicated they had engaged in illicit drug abuse during the previous month. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 15.5 - 38.6 million people worldwide had...

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The Criminalization of Addiction

Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan are just a few of the artists and actors who have suffered from drug addiction problems. However, hundreds of thousands of others also suffer from these problems. Sadly, our society has chosen to criminalize their problems, rather than treat them as...

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