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...
Effects of Drug Abuse on Teens
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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...
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...
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...
How Can Substance Use, Abuse and Addiction Affect Ones Health?
Drugabuse.Net describes drug abuse as “a condition in which the individual continues to use drugs despite a clear understanding of the harm it is causing them. Drug abuse is not drug addiction, which is typified by such things as developing...
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...
test rests of knowledge of drug abuse 51
Table 4.6 Identification of commonly abused drugs 52
Table 4.7 Abuse of illicit drugs only 53
Table 4.8 Chi-square calculation of peer pressure a powerful influence
in introducing Nigerian university students to drugs 54
Table 4.9 Chi-square...
factors for drug abuse. For starters, there are genetic factors, as we are the product of our mothers and fathers, and their parents. Children whose parents smoke are far more likely to become smokers. If they drink, you’re probably a drinker too. This isn’t all the time, but it’s a factor. Drug abuse causes...
Drugs have been around for thousands of years. "A drug is any chemical that produces a therapeutic or non-therapeutic effect in the body (Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse 2000.)" Most drugs were first used for medicinal purposes, such as marijuana. Active substances were not extracted into drugs until...
Victimless crime is defined as an illegal act that is felt to have no direct or identifiable victim. Drug possession and usage is considered to be a type of victimless crime. Libertarianism says the government is set up to offer protection for each of us against the initiation of...
Drugs addiction is a brain disease that may cause a person to seek and use drugs (NDI, 2011). Even though drugs may be harmful to a person they still will use it because they can’t stop or they won’t stop. Drugs will affect a person’s life tremendously and a person’s ability to be able...
Effects of Drug Abuse
Effects of Drug Abuse
February 9, 2014
Effects of Drug Abuse
Drug abuse is a growing issue all over the world, and while the concentration on drug awareness has dramatically increased over the years, the number of...
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...
Fighting Drug Abuse
Hieu D. Quach
There has been a growing rate of drug abuse in young adults over the nation in the last decade. College campuses have a constant pool of students who resort to certain types of drugs, whether it be prescribed or illegal substances...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The overall picture of drug abuse in the Unites States is constantly changing. The impact of drug abuse is a major public health problem that affects society on multiple levels. Directly or indirectly, every community is affected by drug abuse, as is every family. Drugs take a tremendous toll on our...
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Influence of drug and alcohol abuse among Kenyan teenage Education.
I declare that Influence of drug and alcohol abuse among Kenyan teenage Education is my own work and that all...
Prescription Drug Abuse
The war on drugs in the United States has been going on since 1971 and has had some effect on the illegal drugs in the United States. With the reduction of drugs imported into the United States and stricter guidelines for control of illegal drug trade has reduced the...
Introduction Substance abuse is the use of a drug or other substance for a non-medical use, with the aim of producing some type of 'mind-altering' effect in the user. This includes both the use of illegally produced substances, and the abuse of legal drugs, in a use for which the substance was not intended...
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...
The Relationship of Marijuana Accessibility & Substance Abuse
A growing concern in the medical and mental health field is the relationship between marijuana use and further illicit drug abuse. Due to the recent state laws passing in Washington and Colorado, there has...
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...
past five years, 2007 - 2011, and addresses the phenomena of adolescent substance abuse in the African American demographic. Additionally, this literature review will address documented causes of adolescent substance abuse as presented by psychologists, psychiatrists, educators, government officials, urban-policy...
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...
1. TEEN CHALLENGE JAMAICA
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...
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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the Military
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...