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 Increasing in Inner-City Minorities
Substance abuse is an ever increasing epidemic facing America's inner-
city minorities. There are several different drugs that are gaining popularity
amongst inner-city youths 1. Juice, that is marijuana soaked in embalming fluid
is starting to
A diagnostic summary was completed on 10/6/96; Jack Smith is a 41-year-old white male currently living in a small community in southern Ohio. Jack came into the agency involuntarily; his involvement with the agency is a requisite of probation for assault and domestic violence. He was arrested for as
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.
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
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
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
LD and Substance Abuse
Substance abuse has always been a major problem in this country. Drug use amongst children has been a growing dilemma that the government has not been able to deal with adequately. With the constant development of new drugs and medications it is difficult to suggest that 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
In response to the reality that one in four kids under the age of 18 lives in a family with a parent who abuses illicit drugs or drinks too much in the United States, what type of legislation can be created that would improve substance abuse services for children and guarant
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
What is the difference between psychoactive druggs and nonpsychoactive drugs?
A Psychoactive drug is a substance that affects brain functions, mood, and behavior and are subdivided primarily on the basis of physiological and pychological effects. Nonpsychoactive drugs are substances that in normal
This paper looks at substance abuse as it relates to African American college students. Some of the factors under consideration are the causes and ramifications of substance abuse. The growing problem of substance abuse has not gone unnoticed by respective college administrations and thi
There are many different problems present in the child welfare system these days. Each individual family has it own set of unique circumstances that effect its members individually. Problems of abuse and neglect are often what the public hears the most about. However, there are other issues that ca
Substance abuse refers to the overindulgence in and dependence on a psychoactive leading to effects that is detrimental to the individual's physical health or, mental heath, or the welfare of others, according to the encyclopedia. But I think what people should refer to substance abuse, as is, the i
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
"Coping can be defined as the cognitive and behavioral activities used to manage stressful events and the emotions generated by them,"(Ammerman, Lynch, Donovan, Martin, & Maisto, 2001). It is possible that substance abuse, drugs and alcohol, could be caused by the user's inability to cope with the
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