likely wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise." According to Gale Encyclopedia of Science, addiction is defined as, "a compulsion to engage in unhealthy or detrimental behavior" ("addictquotes"...
Running head: LEARNERS GUIDE TO ALCOHOL ADDICTION
Learners Guide to Alcohol Addiction
The learner’s guide developed by the researcher is aimed to educate adolescents on the problem of alcohol addiction, root causes, and a specific treatment approach employed...
Alcohol and Drug Addiction
This paper is a reflection of addiction in the United States and the statistics that prove addiction is a major issue within the country. Discussed in the paper will be first the primary causes of addiction and risk factors that may lead...
face various addictions in the world today such as, drug, alcohol, sex, eating, or gambling addictions. One might ask the question, is one addiction more serious than another or are all addictions equally destructive? In particular, is an addiction such as gambling as serious as an addiction to drugs or...
characterized by dependence on alcohol, repeated and excessive use of alcohol.”(dictionary.com) Alcohol addiction can cause harm to a person’s body, destroy families and lives. There are many causes and effects of alcohol addiction and if a person is addicted to alcohol there can be many solutions and...
“Addictions is a brain disease expressed in the form of compulsive behavior,” quoted by Alan Leshner in his article, “Addiction is a brain Disease” Featured in the book abuse. This quote is simply stating that addictions can effect anyone. It doesn’t matter...
Addiction is a term used to describe compulsive behavior an individual person has towards a specific activity or substance regardless of the consequences. Basically, addiction is a loss of control or obsessive behavior. Usually the term addiction is associated with someone who has a drug or alcohol problem;...
p. 205) we are used to hearing, and even using, the word “addiction” to refer to behaviour that is uncontrollable, repeated or frequent, socially disapproved and possibly harmful. The social effects of addiction- whether by drugs, alcohol, or gambling- are huge in broken families, health consequences...
Webster's New World™ Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition, Addiction is a chronic relapsing condition characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and abuse and by long-lasting chemical changes in the brain. Addiction is the same irrespective of whether the drug is alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or...
just a bad habit. A disease is defined as “a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness;...
LP 4 Drug abuse and drug addiction
Drug Addiction- The definition of addiction is a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. The term has been partially replaced by the word dependence for substance abuse. Addiction has been extended, however, to include mood-altering behaviors...
- A central nervous system depressant
- Chronic drinking can lead to dependence and addiction to alcohol and to additional neurological problems
Effect of alcohol on the nervous system:
• Increased turnover of norepinephrine and dopamine
• Decreased transmission in acetylcholine...
Drugs, Addiction, Their Influences and
South Piedmont Community College
DRUGS AND ADDICTION ...
Millions of Americans suffers from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse. It can shatter lives, brake families, and to rob people of their dreams for the future. Once alcoholism or drug addiction begins, an individual's problems not only don't go away, but their mental well being...
cigarettes and cigars. Tobacco contains approximately 0.6-8% of a substance known as nicotine, which is addictive and has a range of side effects. Smoking tobacco can also cause a number of health issues, which makes the widespread use of tobacco a concern. It is estimated that 1.1 billion people use some form...
is the fact that we prohibit the use of marijuana, yet much more dangerous substances (alcohol and cigarettes) are sold throughout our communities. What is most captivating about this debate is the fact that alcohol and cigarettes hold a much more negative impact on a person’s health. Marijuana, however...
Running Head: DRUG & ALCOHOL ADDICTION
Drug & Alcohol Addiction
Even though drug and alcohol addiction is the repeated and excessive use of drugs and alcohol to achieve a certain effect, which involves two components: physical...
statistics, the three leading sources of teen deaths, outside natural causes, are road | |
|mishaps, suicides, and homicides. Not surprisingly, a common cause of these is alcohol. |Quick Links ...
Their Harmful Effects
Simply put, drugs are harmful. They are harmful to your brain, your body, your central nervous system, your heart, and many other vital organs. Many people abuse drugs to help deal with problems, or to get away from reality. They don’t think about the long term effects of the drug...
are many different causes that can lead to the addiction of drug and alcohol abuse, and one cause can be early use, or using in teenage years. “Addiction is a developmental disease – it typically begins in childhood or adolescence” (Drugs, Brains and Behavior: The Science of Addiction, 2012). The earlier...
“Proof Of Addiction”
Michael U. Jibas
Mary Van Auken
Oct 15, 2012
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction – is a Disease or Not? Alcoholism and drug addiction are two maladies that have severely afflicted scores of people across the globe. Now,...
Miami Beach Senior High
English II-Period Three
06 March 2013
Topic and Thesis Statement
Miami Beach Senior High
believes that alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine all have similar effects on behavior and that therefore all three drugs ought to be legalized. Carefully evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your classmate's position?
A classmate believes that Alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine have similar effects on behavior...
daily life. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has estimated that almost fourteen million people have alcohol problems (Dudley 17). Although many are faced with it on a regular basis, very few know of its destruction. There are many effects of alcoholism such as health problems...
commonly asked question and wildly debated in many areas. Alcohol is made of organic chemical compounds, but only one type (ethyl alcohol or ethanol) is found in different types of alcoholic beverages intended for human consumption. In Canada alcohol has taken 6,700 lives annually and 2.5 million world-wide...
Biology on Drug Abuse and Addiction
PS 231 G
November 3, 2012
This paper will discuss what drug abuse and addiction is. It also will discuss what effects that alcohol, marijuana, and heroin have on the body.
Over the past...
back to early 1950’s to present day. Because the effect of drugs alter the human body’s natural function, in some cases for health benefit and other cases for the pleasure of a euphoria-like feeling, people have a tendency of developing an addiction the whatever substance they are using and they begin...
Statistics of Drugs 114 million people over the age of 12 have used illicit drugs at least once in their lifetime. The combination of fame, drugs and alcohol can be very dangerous. The film, Walk the Line is about one of the greatest musicians of all time Johnny Cash, and his personal struggles for success...
Biology Research Booklet
Yahya Iftekhar XI-V
What are drugs?
A drug, is any substance that, when absorbed into the body of a living organism, alters normal metabolic function. They may be used for perceived beneficial effects on perception, consciousness...
114-115). The difference between using drugs and abusing drugs depends on three things, what the drug is for, how much of the drug is used, and the effect that the drug has on the person. Drug abuse typically relates to one using drugs in an excessive manner, whether the drug is legal or illegal. It is...