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Addiction

 The Cause of Addiction COM/156 Each year, there are more deaths and disabilities in the U.S. from substance abuse than from any other cause. In the United States alone, it is reported that roughly 18 million Americans have alcohol problems; 5 to 6 million have drug problems, and more than 9 million children live with a parent addicted to alcohol or illicit drugs. Drug addiction continues to be a growing concern, prompting medical and scientific research on a global scale...

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Genetic explanations for the Initiation of addictions Heritability of addictions such as alcoholism and gambling can be studied through family and twin studies. The presumptions of twin and family studies are that if family members share similar behaviours, then the degree to which the behaviours are caused by genetic factors can be examined. There are two types of twins, identical and non-identical. Identical twins are monozygotic (MZ) as they came from the same egg, and therefore share an identical...

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The awareness of addictions is growing at an alarming rate in the United States. Many health care professionals are working overtime in treating people with disabling addictions. But within the mental health care profession, many are divided as to the arising issue and cause of addiction. Deaths caused by drug overdoses have risen drastically over the pass decade. Many health care and drug treatment professionals are working overtime in treating people with disabling addictions. Within the mental...

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Addiction

Addiction The Tabers medical dictionary defines drug addiction as a compulsive and maladaptive dependence on a drug that produces adverse psychological, physical, economic, social, or legal ramifications(5). In the U.S., the abuse or misuse of prescription drugs has been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a growing problem. In 2007, for example, the CDC reported that more than 27,500 Americans died of drug overdose, an increase of more than 100% in the preceding...

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these understandings on addiction to social care practice. The word “addict” originates from Roman law where an individual is compelled to his or her creditor place of payment of debt (Ross et al, 2010). As Dunnington states that addiction is defined a number of different ways. Addiction is defined as a “brain disease” personifies by “compulsive use of drugs” this definition comes from the Institute of Medicine (2011).  The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines addiction as a “chronic, relapsing...

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attention deficit disorder. This may lead an adolescent to use drugs, have unwanted pregnancies, and drop out of school. Identification of drug abuse is a difficult first step on the road to recovery because of the methods many abuses use to hide their addiction, the inability of family members to recognize or accept the problem, and the relatives' enabling behavior. Oral health care professionals, have an ethical responsibility to inform patients of how drug abuse can damage their health. With increased...

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Addiction and Addictions Internet Addictions

damaging today's society. Addictions are a fast growing concern, it has branched off and caused many problems whether it be related to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, Internet, or eating. Addictions are something society faces everyday. Although there are many reasons behind why addiction are growing, and where they stemmed from, today's society has focused primarily on how someone with an addictions problem can seek help. Also the many Gaps and Barriers around addictions are enabling people who wish...

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Internet Addiction

Ali Alsarraf 1600-101 RWG 23 January 2015 Melissa Vile The psychological cause of internet addiction The Internet is very peculiar it’s an object making information more accessible to the world. In this era the internet has become an integral part of many peoples work and personal life. It has helped in so many different aspects from being able to create connection of communication with family and friends all the way across the world,...

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DOTA Addiction

 ACTION RESEARCH : “DOTA ADDICTION” Submitted by: Maverick V. Francisco Submitted to: Prof. Peñaranda Chapter I : Introduction Playing games is a natural part of growing. It’s one way that kids learn to socialize, compete, to fulfil their craving ego, to entertain, to have fun and sometimes to escape from depression. Computer and online games, in most instances, are no more dangerous than other games, which kids play outdoors. But sometimes, computer and online games...

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Shopping Addiction

SHOPPING ADDICTION Name: Course details: Date: Shopping addiction is a behavioral addiction often referred to as `shopoholism` and also known as oniomania or compulsive shopping. This condition was identified in the nineteenth century and marked a psychiatric disorder in the twentieth century. [1]It normally begins in the early adulthood and is experienced by teenagers in their late teens .it mostly affects females as compared to males. Like any other...

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