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Substance Abuse


You have probably heard of this drug before or have seen it on certain television shows. For me, I’ve mostly learned about meth through watching the show Breaking Bad, which takes you inside the meth industry as well as how it is made. While I’m sure not everything on this...

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Substance Abuse Prevention Programs: Are Any Truly Effective?

Substance abuse prevention efforts date back to the 1960s and have primarily targeted adolescents throughout the ensuing years. Until the 1980s most programs were mainly informational and did not allow for interactions between presenters, perhaps mainly classroom teachers, and students (Anthony, Jenson & Howard, 2015). Another approach that had gained...

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Substance and Impulse Disorders

Opioid Related Disorders refer to physical and mental health conditions associated with the use of opioids. Opioids make up the class of prescription medicines and illegal drugs that are used for pain relief. The pain relief affect is achieved through binding the opioid receptors in human nervous system, thus, lowering...

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Article Review. Substance-related Disorders

The results of research into the causes and effects of addiction are rarely transformed into clinically applied practices. While advances have been made in the development of opioid antagonists and agonists, much of the protocol used in addiction medicine is more policy-oriented than the results of experimental studies (Babor. Boca...

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The Prevalence of Co-Occurring Disorders: Mental Health and Substance Use

There were several surprising statistical pieces of information. First of all, it turns out that virtually one third (namely, 28.9%) of illicit drug users are adults diagnosed with a serious mental illness or SMI. Likewise, it turns out that almost one third of binge drinkers (namely, 28.8%) are adults diagnosed...

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Child Abuse: Different Perspectives

Arguably, legal and social addressing of child abuse may be the most problematic concern of the society, and because the issues combines the most vulnerable population with a broad range of equally disturbing offenses. On one level, some hold that abusers are victims of mental disorders themselves, and consequently not...

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Summary of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in New Zealand

Introduction This is a summary of a report called “Drug and Alcohol Abuse in New Zealand,” published online by the Inter-Agency Committee on Drugs. Many people abuse drugs all over the world, but in New Zealand, there is a high rate of drug use in addition to alcohol use especially...

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Elder Abuse and Self Neglect

Elderly abuse has become a common norm in most of the households in recent years. Elderly abuse can take a variety of forms such as physically and sexually abusing the elderly, exploiting the elderly for self-personal gain as well as verbally and psychologically abusing the elderly. According to the National...

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Signs of Subtle Abuse in The Workplace

Abuse may be presented in various forms; physical abuse and in some other circumstances subtle abuse. In the case of subtle abuse, it takes the form of a less physical approach and is directed to the emotional state of the victim. Subtle abuse is more exhibited in a workplace environment....

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Treating Childhood Abuse

The given case presupposes that Morgan is a 19-year-old male who reveals that he was molested by his cousin who was released from jail (Laureate Education, 2017). He tells that he suffers from severe depression and anxiety, but he is not sure whether it is a PTSD that is shaped...

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Depression and Substance Abuse

Depression and substance abuse impact many people and are treated using expert guidance from primary care providers. Screening tools may be useful in these settings to better assist providers with understanding the warning signs of depression and the most common symptoms that are likely among this patient population. Screening tools...

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How Does Peer Pressure Affect Academic Achievement?

Peer pressure is the most powerful social force impacting the student academic performance. Most students influenced by their peers include those at their adolescence ages. Schools overall performance is usually influenced by the kind of the children enrolled alongside other factors such as the quality of education they offer. However,...

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Power and Violence – Conflict Resolution

The question of what makes people go wrong and commit evil acts is a question that goes back to ancient times. People tend to think that the line between good and evil is fixed and immovable, but Philip Zimbardo disagrees. In his video, he states that he thinks the line...

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Preventing Child Abuse

According to the National Child Abuse Hotline, a child abuse case is reported every ten seconds in the country, creating more than 3.3 million cases every year (National Child Abuse Hotline). Child abuse causes psychological scars in the children and sometimes affects the entire development process. While it is possible...

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Abuse Reporting

Introduction Legal breakdown regarding the reporting of abuse for substance abuse counselors in Illinois Most of the people who are suffering from substance abuse also may face other forms of abuse such as child abuse. According to NCBI only 18 states allow all their citizens to report in case of...

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Child and Elder Abuse

Abuse, in any form, is an egregious act against another person. While the specific definition of abuse can vary by jurisdiction, it is most simplistically understood to be actions of omission or commission against another person (Schiamberg & Gans, 2000). Specific categories of maltreatment are numerous and range from psychological...

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Substance Abuse Prevention in the United States

Substance abuse is a universal phenomenon. Its effects on human health are both deleterious and long-lasting. In spite of this, research reveals that a majority of the global populace remains yoked to it. In America, thousands report to be victims of substance abuse (Swartz, 2012). There are numerous causes of...

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A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive

Abstract A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive, by Dave Pelzer, is a harrowing story of a young boy who is cruelly physically, emotionally, and psychologically abused by his mentally ill, alcoholic mother in the 1960’s. As a tool towards understanding the human service professions, it is useful...

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Spousal Violence

Spousal violence is among the most difficult crimes to study as the statistics are specifically related to the willingness and ability of the victim to report the abuse. The privacy of the home is considered to be a primary right of the residents and therefore, without personal accounts of this...

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Drug Use and Drug Abuse

From a legalistic perspective drug use refers to taking medications as prescribed or directed, whereas drug abuse infers that medications are not being taken as per their prescription, or they are being consumed without a prescription. However, there is more to the issue of drug use versus drug abuse which...

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