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Topics: Drug addiction, Addiction, Substance abuse Pages: 2 (356 words) Published: June 18, 2013
Informative Speech Outline
Title: Drug Addiction
Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience what drug addiction is and how to overcome it. 1. Statistics- Nationwide and in Sarasota County
2. Causes- Traumatic events, mental health issues, environment 3. Effects- Mind, body, and spirit
4. Resources to help overcome addiction- Rehab, therapy, detox, N.A. program

I. Introduction]
A. Paint withdrawal image for audience
B. Define substance abuse/ drug addiction
C. Credibility: I am a recovering drug addict and know numerous people who have and are addicts. I am also a psychology major whose plan is to specialize in trauma victims and substance abuse. II. Body:

1. Statistics:
a) Nationwide-
b) County
2. Causes
a) Traumatic Event:
Theft, Unexpected death, Rape, Violence of any kind, and/or Natural Disaster b) Mental Health:
Depression, Anxiety, Bi-polar
Effects on current Medication
c) Environment:
Friends/Peers
Family/ Home life
School
Community

* Internal Summary:
Now that I have discussed the shocking statistics of people dependent on drugs, and the different things that could cause a person to become a drug addict. I am going to discuss the effects drugs and alcohol has on the body. 3. Effects:

a) Brain/ Mind:
Changes how the brain performs and interrupts how different parts work b) Body:
Liver: Cirrhosis
Lungs: Asthma, swelling and damaging of lungs walls, Suffocation/ death Heart: Straining and making blood flow slower, Chronic heart disease, heart attacks. c) Spirit:
Feeling of complete failure, no sense of self, lack of self-esteem, self-worth, wanting to die, just existing 4. Overcoming addiction:
Rehabs: Inpatient, outpatient
Detox: Medical or Non-medical
Psychiatry: one on one, group settings
Narcotics Anonymous Program: Meetings, sponsorship, step work

IV. Conclusion:
* Signal Phrase: Before I end I would like to tell you a brief story of my...
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