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. 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...

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    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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Victimless Crime

    Victimless Crime 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

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    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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

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    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...

  13. 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...

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    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...

  15. 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...

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    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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. Role of Social Media in Creating Drug Abuse Awareness Among Youths.

    The study seeks to establish the general trend of the drug problem and critically analyse strategies used to address the problem; attempts to identify the role that twitter can play in creating awareness of the danger that drug abuse can bring to the society in general and within Nigerian campuses...

  20. DRUG ABUSE Assignment 1

    DRUG ABUSE Trisha Roopchand -- 300602934 Khushnuma Patel -- 300683692 Bernadett Porkolab -- 300662466 Clifford Borland – 300561807 GNED 500 – 074 CARA NAIMAN MARCH 27, 2013 Introduction Definition of drug abuse: the use of a drug for a nontherapeutic effect. Some of the most commonly abused drugs...

  21. 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...

  22. Literature Review on African American Substance Abuse

    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...

  23. AED 204 Week 8 CheckPoint Identifying Signs Of Abuse, Drug Use, And Suicidal

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  24. Effects of Drug Abuse

    Effects of Drug Abuse Effects of Drug Abuse COM/156 February 9, 2014 Amanda Yates 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...

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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...

  26. AED 204 Week 8 CheckPoint Identifying Signs of Abuse, Drug Use, and Suicidal

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  27. Past and current trends paper

    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...

  28. Literary Review

    specifically medical drugs, there have been many reports of such drugs being abused and misused. The reported abuse on medical drugs are not the only reported incidents, but also the abuse of nonmedical illegal drugs, which has dated back to early 1950’s to present day. Because the effect of drugs alter the human...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...