When it came to choosing just one viewpoint that I thought I agreed most with I found it to be a difficult task. I would have to say that psychodynamic and sociocultural viewpoints are the ones that I just could not choose one over the other....
Substance abuse is a growing problem that not only affects the person who is abusing alcohol or drugs but affects the lives of those who are close to the abuser. Substance abuse is the abuse of any substance. A drug is a substance that modifies one or more of the body’s functions when it is consu...
Substance related disorders
Definitions and terms
This is when a person drinks alcohol or swallows smoke, sniffs or injects a mind altering substance.
This is when a person is using alcohol or drugs for the purpose of intoxication or in the case of prescription...
Daily smoking rates for Australians aged 14 years and over have declined by 40% between 1985 and 2004.
What smoking causes
Â· Expensive (over $1500 a year for a pack a day)
Â· Bad breath
Â· Stained teeth and hands
Â· Cough/sore throat
The perspectives I agree with most in regards to the causes of substance abuse is the sociocultural view and biological view.
The biological view I agree with for the reason that genetics are interwoven into who we are, we can come into this world with a genetic pre...
The audience will be business owners, managers and/or supervisors who are concerned with and want to reduce employee drug use.
Employee drug use is a problem in the workforce and can be costly to the employer.
There are one viewpoint0 I agree with the most, the sociocultural view. This view proposes that substance abuse may develop when a person is under stressful socioeconomic conditions or because they live in conditions where substance abuse and dependence are accepted or even encouraged. A person wh...
According to UAB's health website, "Substance abuse is used to describe a pattern of substance (drug) use leading to significant problems or distress such as failure to attend work/school, substance use in dangerous situations (driving a car), substance-related legal problems, or conti...
June 10, 2009
Lessons To Be Learned From History About Youth Substance Abuse
My topic in this research paper will talk about adolescent substance abuse in America. I chose this topic because I have a personal involvement and I desire to gain mo...
Substance Abuse is a problem for social workers around the country no matter where you go. There are a number of different social problems, and social systems that a social worker will have to deal with when working in this field. I will hope to address the problem of substance abu...
Substance abuse is just one of the problems facing the United States today. Even though it seems like a big problem, it actually first started in the 1800's when the first drugs were smuggled. This only began the never ending path of illegal drugs flowing through the U.S.
Running head: RESEARCH PAPER
Harm Reduction and Substance Abuse
This paper examines how harm reduction is a theoretical model which has been proposed to address the harm which is caused by the behavior of an individual, not only to themselves, but also to the wide...
After reviewing the case study provided it is very evident that Matt has a substance abuse problem. He is a college student who is struggling to find a sense of belonging. He spends a great deal of time alone worrying about the financial burden he is placing on his family. His mother currently repor...
Substance abuse is a significant negative impact on communities. Public policy related to the issue is subject to handfuls and powerful influencing factor such as political ideology, different responsibilities for different levels of government, media scrutiny and high level of emotion. Heroin, in t...
A national sample of 4,023 adolescents aged from 12 to 17 years of age were interviewed about substance abuse, experiences with victimization, substance abuse within their family, and posttraumatic reactions to identify risk factors of substance abuse. The survey was done by speaking to adolescents...
The Effect of Parental Substance Abuse on Families
Interesting Facts about the Effects of Parental Substance Abuse on Families
➢ Here is an interesting fact from the first article I read (Barnard and McKeganey 2004).
Children born to heroin-dependent parents were assessed as having pr...
Women and substance abuse
The Abuse of Alcohol
Substance use disorders are complicated illnesses that present unique threats to women's health. Medical research is showing that women who abuse alcohol, tobacco and other drugs may develop addictions and substance-related health problems faster t...
In today's society drug and alcohol use seems to be apart of everyday life. It is common to hear a brand of liquor or a type of drug in most of today's music. The presence of drugs and alcohol is also present in many of today's most popular movies. The youth in our communities have to deal with a...