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Substance Abuse

Drug Testing at the Workplace

Societal attitudes toward drug use have varied throughout diverse eras. Drugs once socially or medicinally acceptable at one time may be illegal and reviled during other eras. With this change in attitude has emerged a fairly consistent policy, both among certain private and government employers, to require drug testing, before...

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The Intersection of Violence, Substance Use, Depression and STDs

The article being critiqued is “The Intersection of Violence, Substance Use, Depression, and STDs: Testing of a Syndemic Pattern Among Patients Attending an Urban STD Clinic” by Senn, Carey, and Vanable (2010). This critique will address data collection and measurement; procedures; data analysis; findings; and summary assessment. The primary objective...

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Treatment in Prisons

The effect of substance use on the criminal justice system is significant. Research studies have constantly proven that illegal drugs and alcohol figure increase in criminal transgression. Over the last few decades, participation in criminal activity and growth of the prison population have contributed the use and abuse of substances....

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Opioids are one of the most lethal and tragic substances that has spread across America. Not only are they damaging American families, but they are damaging American pocketbooks as well. Since 2001, the U.S. opioid crisis has cost one trillion dollars (Allen, 2018). To put it in comparison, the Iraq...

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Drug Prevention Programs

Drug abuse is a common problem in our schools and communities that is perpetuated by drug addiction that is not easily overcome. Drug addiction is a complex disease. It is estimated that substance abuse within the United States costs approximately $600 billion each year ( There is the notion that...

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Public Service Announcement

Although the correlation between child abuse and substance abuse in adulthood has been the subject of multiple studies, there remain methodological, measurement, and conceptual issues in conducting research. By using empirically collected data and statistical analyses to analyse this data, researchers have come to agreement that even though there may...

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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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