Contemporary Social Problem Research Paper
HS5318 Scope of Human Services
106 March Street
Belzoni, MS 39038
Instructor: Dr. Bill Brehm
Opioid is a misused prescription drug that is causes problems in today’s society by interfering with everyday life living among children and adults. As I begin to think about prescription opioids and how it is abused, I wanted to know more about how it is being abused among and in society in today’s usage. I did not know what opioid means until I went on the internet and looked for the definition to the word opioid. On the website: www.webmd.com, the WebMD stated, “Opioids are a type of narcotic pain medication. They can have serious side effects if you don't use them correctly. Opioid drugs work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body. They reduce the sending of pain messages to the brain and reduce feelings of pain. Opioids are used to treat moderate to severe pain that may not respond well to other pain medications” (www.webmd.com).
Table of Content
Prescription Opioid Abuse and Diversion in an Urban Community: The Results of an Ultra rapid Assessment. A. Definition of opioid.
Opioid (Narcotic) Pain Medications
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
A. People who are involved in the use of drugs and alcohol feels like they not are normal without using drugs or alcohol. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376871607004103 III.
Typologies of Prescription Opioid Use in a Large Sample of Adults Assessed for Substance Abuse Treatment A. The large samples of Adults who had abused drugs are classified into four different classes. B. The four classes are prescribed class, prescribed misusers class, medically healthy abusers class, and illicit users. Black, R. Budman, S. H. Butler, S. F. Green, T. C. & Serrano, J. M.G. (2011). Typologies of Prescription Opioid Use in a Large Sample of Adults Assessed for Substance Abuse Treatment. Current Research in the Journal of PLOS One, 6(11). IV.
The Changing Face of Opioid Addiction: Prescription Pain Pill Dependence And Treatment
A. Opioid drugs users gain an addiction while being for pain. V.
Prescription Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pain: A Review of Opioid Abuse Predictors and Strategies to Curb Opioid Abuse A. Opioid users abuse prescription drugs due to chronic pain, co-occurring substance use disorders, and mental health disorders. VI.
Prescription Opioids, Overdose Deaths, and Physician Responsibility A. Finding out information on how using prescription opioids can cause death when over used by taking a lot of pills. VII.
Prescription drug abuse: Problem, policies, and implications A. Finding out how fast the abuse uses of prescription drug are affecting society. VIII.
Medically-induced opioid addition reaching alarming levels A. The increase of opioid addition has changed for the worse that is causing a bad habit in which people are breaking the law.
In my research paper, I will be quoting throughout my paper different information stated by different people who actually have studied about opioid drugs and have it affects society a whole. I have do not know much about the substance of opioid, so that is why I quoted some materials that knew exactly how to prove the correct information about opioid drugs abuse. Beard, Cicero, Inciardi, & Surratt mentioned, “In the opinion of police, prosecutors, and regulatory personnel, the major prescription drug subject to diversion and abuse was hydrocodone, and the biggest diverters were doctor shoppers, followed by students bringing drugs in from out of state. These agency individuals were unable to provide any additional information, given the focused nature of their investigations. This estimation of who the diverters are might be contrasted with the contentions of...
References: Beard, R. A., Cicero, T. J., Inciardi, J. A., & Surratt, H. L. (2009). Prescription Opioid
Abuse and Diversion in an Urban Community: The Results of an Ultra rapid Assessment
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