60 Free Essays on Uses And Abuses Of Drugs

  1. Drugs

    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Statistics Alcohol is the oldest drug around. It is also the most widely-used and almost 50 percent of people aged 12 and over have consumed alcohol in the United States. Most people are able to consume alcohol responsibly. However, for one reason or another, some people abuse alcohol...

  2. Why People Smoke

    Effects of Drug Abuse on Teens Posted on Sunday, December 13th, 2009 at 4:30 pm. Written by Casa Palmera Staff Teenagers often experiment with a variety of activities and substances. Unfortunately, this experimentation can lead to substance abuse and addiction. Statistics show that drug abuse is a growing...

  3. Drug Abuse

    DRUG ABUSE Drug abuse affects many people all through the world. Drug use among Americans has risen to very high levels since the 1970's. Drugs can be very dangerous if used in the wrong way. Prescription drugs may be helpful to ill people, but may become highly addictive and sometimes even lead...

  4. Current and Past Drug Abuse Trends

    Introduction Drug abuse is a serious problem which has affected many individuals in American society for decades. When we take a look into American history, it is apparent the magnificent availabilities of science and technology available today have not always been around. With the lack of scientific...

  5. Drug Abuse

    Prescription drug abuse and dependence In the United States, easy access to prescription drugs such as sedatives and pain medications is posing a major threat, especially drug abuse and dependence. The nonmedical use of prescription-type drugs (NMUPD), which is the same as using drugs without a prescription...

  6. Teen Drug Addiction: a Chronic Ilness

    Teen Drug Addiction; a Chronic Disease Teen Drug Addiction: a Chronic Illness Drug addiction is a chronic disease, associated with mental illnesses, and similar to other chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. No one chooses to be a drug addict...

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    1.0 Topic and Chosen aspect Drug abuse among teenagers is the chosen aspect for this report. Drug abuse is defined as the excessive use of drugs without medicine justification. It is reported that 50% of teenagers have abused a drug of some kind (Teendrugrehabs n.d.). 1.1 Critical evaluation of...

  8. Drug Abuse

    addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive drug abuse. They mistakenly view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and may characterize those who take drugs as morally weak. One very common belief is that drug abusers should be able to just stop taking drugs if they...

  9. Drug Abuse

    Drugs have been around for many years. Drug abuse is the use of any drug or medication for a reason other than the one it was intended to serve or in quantities other than directed. The abuse of drugs doesn’t just affect one person, it affects everyone. The drugs that are being abused aren’t just illegal...

  10. Drugs

    Christianity point of view. b) Law of the land. DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE. INTRODUCTION. DEFINITION. Drug. 1) A drug is any chemical you take that affects the way your body works. Example: alcohol, caffeine, aspirin, nicotine etc. 2) A drug is a substance which may have medicinal, intoxicating...

  11. Kids in the Butt

    Substance Use and Abuse Among Children and Teenagers Michael D. Newcomb University of Southern California Peter M. Bentler University of California, Los Angeles ABSTRACT During the past several years, there has been a renewed national concern about drug abuse, culminating in the current "war...

  12. Drug Addiction

    Introduction to the Problem Drug addiction has been growing globally since World War II. Drugs was first take for the purpose of treating wounds and aches. But later on they find that consumimg a large amount of drugs more than the priscription makes them more ralaxed and make...

  13. Drug Addiction Cases

    Drug abuse is becoming prevalence in Nigerian societies. This justifies the intensive media campaign against the menace. The commonly abused drugs are aspirin, cannabis, heroine, amphetamine, cocaine, indian-hemp, alcohol, tobacco etc.  Social studies as a dynamic and problem solving discipline has...

  14. Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse Melanie Hippard Soc 402 Adriene Nawrocki October 19, 2010 Substance Abuse in the Workplace The vast majority of drug users are employed, and when they arrive for work, they don’t leave their problems at the door. Research indicates that between ten and twenty percent of the nation’s...

  15. When the Cureisthe Disease

    widely prescribed to treat painful conditions along with other less potent drugs (such as Tylenol, or Aspirin). Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment for which a narcotic is sometimes prescribed. People who use narcotics to seek a feeling of well being apart from the narcotic’s pain...

  16. Drug Abuse in Teenagers

    Drug Abuse in Teenagers Teenage drug abuse exists in the United States and worldwide. Drug abuse is costly to our society as a whole but is especially to our youth. One of the best ways to combat the drug use among teenagers is to begin prevention efforts before young teen start using drugs. In addition...

  17. Revise Reform Drug Policy & Reduce the Supply & Demand

    getting their hands on drugs and most of the time it goes unseen. People get away with using drugs every day. Even when someone sees one doing drugs, they do not try to do anything to stop them because they do not want to get involved. I have been around people who have abused drugs all my life, whether...

  18. Drug Addiction

    DRUG ADDICTION AND DRUG ABUSE A Research Paper presented to the faculty of Cabalum Western College Iloilo City In partial fulfillment In English II by: What is drug addiction? Drug addiction is a complex brain disease. It is characterized by compulsive, at times uncontrollable, drug craving...

  19. Influence of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Amoung Kenyan Teenage Education

    OF COMPUTER SCIENCE RESEARCH PROPOSAL. Influence of drug and alcohol abuse among Kenyan teenage Education. BY BRIAN MUNGA (J15-3021-11) TAKEN BY: Catherine Mavyala DECLARATION I declare that Influence of drug and alcohol abuse among Kenyan teenage Education is my own work and that all...

  20. Drug Abuse

    2011 Drugs & Drug Abuse Drug abuse is “a maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress” (American Psychiatric Association, 2000, p.114-115). The difference between using drugs and abusing drugs depends on three things, what the drug is for, how...

  21. Cause and Effects of Teen Drug Abuse

    Teen Drug Abuse in America In today’s society drugs are taking away our children’s lives and it is making headlines every day. “In Vancouver, Washington, a 13-year old boy was found dead after allegedly swallowing twenty-four cold-medicine pills to get high” (Taylor 45). “Nine Florida middle-school...

  22. Illicit Drugs

    Thomas Edison State College Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the Military By Adam D. Max Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the Military Alcoholism and drug abuse in the military has become of great concern to it’s leaders. The military holds it’s members to the highest standards of discipline and...

  23. Recommendations for Teenage Drug Addiction Problem

    Teenage Drug Addiction problem Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences to the individual who is addicted and to those around them. Many people do not understand why individuals become addicted to drugs or how drugs...

  24. substance abuse in adolescents

    Substance Abuse in Adolescents North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Submitted: Psychology 242, Section 01 January 24, 20   Abstra The purpose of this investigation was to find out how individuals felt about substance abuse and how it affects their everyday life...

  25. Substance Abuse Among Nurses

    Substance abuse Substance abuse among nurses The prevalence of substance abuse among nurses is rising and continues to rise. The American Nurses' Association estimates that six to eight...

  26. Counseling and Addiction: Individual vs Group or Family Therapy

    size: AAA Kicking the prescription drug abuse habit -- or any other addiction -- is a major accomplishment. But for most people with opioid addiction, detox is only the beginning of a long-term battle against craving and relapse. Counseling is an essential part of drug abuse treatment for many people. Cognitive...

  27. Abuse of over the Counter Drugs

    Over-The-Counter Drug Abuse When most people think of drug abuse they associate it with illegal activities. They believe drug abuse only includes illegal substances and prescription medication. People feel since they are legal and easy to get, over the counter medications (OTC’s) are safe. When used...

  28. Substance Abuse and the Workplace

    Substance Abuse and the Workplace “Mark, the cocaine addict, grew up in a small southern town. After two years of college, he found a good-paying job in a large city. For a while, his life seemed to be on a fast, upward track: But I lost it all because I got hooked on crack. I wanted to hang out...

  29. causes and effect

    1. TEEN CHALLENGE JAMAICA Drug Awareness Does Jamaica have a Drug Problem???   Figures from 2000 estimate the annual drug trade in Jamaica is valued at US$560 Million. 30-40% of Colombian drugs come through Jamaica. Drugs are left behind for local consumption from trafficking activities...

  30. Prevention of Drug Abuse

    Drug abuse Compulsive, excessive, and self-damaging use of habit forming drugs or substances, leading to addiction ordependence, serious physiological injury (such as damageto kidneys, liver, heart) and/or psychological harm (such asdysfunctional behavior patterns, hallucinations, memoryloss), or death...