has drug education as one of the emerging areas of study. Drug education intends to expose the learners to uses, abuse and contraindication of drugs. Social studies being an integrated discipline which derives its curriculum contents from many educational curricula encourages teaching and learning...
illicit drugs and $235 billion for alcohol. In 2009 alone, over 2.1 million visits to the emergency department were related to drug abuse, as follows:
* Non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs (27 percent)
* Illicit drug use (21 percent)
* Combination of alcohol with drugs (14 percent...
, Propoxyphene, adderall and Codeine. The age group of children that uses and abuses these drugs are between the ages of 12-17. Teens use these drugs to get high, take away the pain to make them feel better or, to do better in school. In reality, the drugs are really killing them at a young age, because...
and nicotine. The use of psychoactive substances by youths and adolescents has become an issue of public concern worldwide due to its potential to contribute to deliberate and unplanned injury (Daane, 2003). Oyakhilome (1990), stated that drug abuse extends across socio-economic, religious, cultural...
, whether it be low self-esteem, anxiety, loneliness, or an unhappy family life. Furthermore, prolonged drug use eventually brings its own host of problems, including major disruptions to normal, daily functioning. Unfortunately, the psychological, physical, and social consequences of drug abuse and...
Thomas Edison State College
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...
Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction
What is Prescription drug abuse? Prescription drug abuse is the use of a medication without a
prescription, in a way other than as prescribed, or for the experience or feelings elicited.
According to several national surveys, prescription medications, such...
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...
What is drug addiction?
Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences to the individual that is addicted and to those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of drugs...
Substance Abuse in Adolescents
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Psychology 242, Section 01
January 24, 20
The purpose of this investigation was to find out how individuals felt about substance abuse and how it affects their everyday life...
acceptable drugs such as alcohol and nicotine, and the misuse of prescription or non prescription drugs (Drug Use and Abuse p.56). Every day, there are hundreds of reports of people overdosing on prescription drugs (Prescription p.1). Drug abuse can be a major health threat, but drugs are an important part...
substance abuse in today's environment is not an easy task. Throughout history substance abuse has found its way into every segment of society from the protected environments of the Victorian age to the technological world of the twenty first century. Probably the most prevalent substance abuse problems...
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...
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...
Juvenile drug use
Prevention and treatment strategies
This paper examines the potency of substance abuse treatment for the purpose of reduction in...
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...
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...
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...
because they are potentially addictive or can cause severe negative health effects; therefore, any use of illegal substances is dangerous and abusive.
Others argue that casual, recreational use of some drugs is not harmful and is merely use, not abuse. The most vocal of the proponents of...
illegal drugs, but prescription drugs as well. The abuse of drugs is related to many social factors, including poverty and hopelessness.
Functionalists say that guidelines are provided by society on drug use. We set up certain attitudes about drugs to keep people safe. It’s okay to take Aspirin for...
process that progresses through patterns of repetitive behavior through rewarding feelings that come with substance use. Often unintentional, users see drug experience as a recreational crutch. Although the consequences of drug abuse may be overlooked, addiction can lead to physical and mental...
Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2010) Among the concerns of illicit drug use, Americans also face numerous problems in relation to the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, also referred to as medication. The prescription drugs by the names Vicodin and Qxycontin have...
close to 20 tablets containing a common cold remedy.” (Taylor 45). There are many more cases like this happening every day. Why is drug abuse increasing amongst American teens? Teens use drugs because of curiosity, family influence, and painful emotions.
One reason for teen drug use is curiosity...
craving, seeking, and use that persist even in the face of extremely negative consequences.
What Is Drug Abuse?
I am an independent freelance writer and editor with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. I have worked professionally as an analyst in the government, higher education...
increases and it can lead to depression. For families that have people who abuse drugs, they always have legal problems. These problems are as a result of violence that is normally caused by the drug addicts. People who use drugs normally have drastic changes in behavior which can lead to suicide. Drugs...
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...
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...
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...
Substance Use and Abuse Among Children and Teenagers
Michael D. Newcomb
University of Southern California
Peter M. Bentler
University of California, Los Angeles
During the past several years, there has been a renewed national concern about drug abuse, culminating in the current...
in future unless more effective measures are implemented to arrest the current situation.
Drug abuse is defined as "... excessive or inappropriate use of a [psycho-active] substance by a person ; such use being considered or judged to be illegal (immoral) by the culture and resulting...