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Sociocultural Perspective Of Substance Abuse

 Substance Abuse Crystal Imbornone PSY/270 June 23, 2015 Deborah Eastwood Substance Abuse I think that many people who are stricken with substance abuse have undergone a traumatic event that has changed their life. These events can be such things as: divorce, death of someone close, rough childhood, and predisposed disposition.This idea gives them the feeling of doing things that they would normally not do. Divorce is another one of those things that people go through that causes them...

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Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse 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 abuse, and the different techniques used in order to cure a client suffering from substance abuse. Substance abuse social workers assess and treat individuals with substance abuse problems, which include...

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Substance Abuse

 1. Discussion on the topic of substance use and abuse in adolescence 2. Development of plan to address the issues of substance use and abuse in adolescence WHY DO SOME ADOLESCENTS USE DRUGS? As children move from adolescence to young adulthood, they encounter dramatic physical, emotional, and lifestyle changes. Developmental transitions, such as puberty and increasing independence, have been associated with alcohol use. Binge drinking is a type of drinking defined for men as consuming five...

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Substance Abuse

Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods neither approved nor supervised by medical professionals. Substance abuse/drug abuse is not limited to mood-altering or psycho-active drugs. If an activity is performed using the objects against the rules and policies of the matter (as in steroids for performance enhancement in sports), it is also called substance abuse. Therefore, mood-altering...

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Substance Abuse and the Effects of Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse And The Effects Of Substance Abuse Substance abuse is seen as maladaptive and not considered dependant but can lead to dependency with certain drugs. There is a huge range of drugs such as alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, benzodiazepines and opiates. Some of these drugs are illegal in some countries and regions and can lead to criminal prosecution if caught in possession or under the influence of them. Public health practitioners have undertaken many studies into drug abuse from...

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Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse among Juveniles Unit 9 Final Project Substance abuse by juveniles is a major problem in our communities. Substance abuse among juveniles 12 and older is on rise (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2010). For some juveniles, drinking or using drugs is the only way they feel they can cope with problems in their lives. The rise of substance abuse by juveniles is contributing to a number of problems such as increased crime and school dropout rates. The...

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Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Kyra Prall HCA/250 3/3/2013 Marie Smith Substance Abuse Using drugs started in the early centuries. Smoking tobacco became popular after Christopher Columbus discovered the positive affects of smoking tobacco leaves. Alcohol was seen as a gift from God, and other drugs stemmed from thrill seekers trying different chemicals and natural substances for pleasure. When using drugs frequently a psychological and physical dependence occurs due to the pleasure and relief assoaciated...

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Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse KHP 230: Human Health and Wellness 1-27-2015 BY: Katelyn McGraw Everyday there are more and more young people using drugs and drinking alcohol. These numbers have increased dramatically. This could cause things to be more dangerous for other people. I know that there are many reasons why are youth are want to try these things. They do it because they might be bored. Others think it makes them seem older. Some are just silly enough to think that their reputation is at...

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Substance Abuse

Effects of substance abuse Substance abuse can simply be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. Medline's medical encyclopedia defines drug abuse as "the use of illicit drugs or the abuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs for purposes other than those for which they are indicated or in a manner or in quantities other than directed." Generally, when most people talk about substance abuse, they are referring to the use of illegal drugs. Most...

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Substance Abuse

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 consumed. Everything from over-the-counter pain medication, to opiates, prescription drugs such as Oxycontin, alcohol, cocaine, heroin and even coffee can be abused in one way or another. The two main substances...

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