Alcohol Abuse
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...Alcohol Abuse Introduction Alcohol abuse is not always characterized with the pattern of heavy drinking; instead, it is defined in terms of the adverse consequences. Alcohol abuse is on rise in the US. Statistics reveal that 1 out of 6 people in the US faces drinking problem. Alcohol abuse leads to relationship complications. Normally, alcohol abusers think that they are punishing their own bodies and not to their families but the thinking has a flaw. The paper explores how alcohol abuse leads to relationship issues. The paper also explores whether current behavior of alcohol abuse has any relation to the past. Alcohol abuse impacts the family negatively in many areas. Some of the issues... ...
Alcohol Abuse
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...Alcohol Abuse and Family Theory Applying Family Theories in the Assessment and Treatment of Alcohol Abuse of Professor Date of Submission Introduction Adolescents and young adults in the family have the highest rate of alcohol abuse. Individuals with a history of alcoholism or alcohol abuse in the family are also more prone to encounter alcohol-related difficulties (Freeman, 2001). It has been known already that family members of an alcohol abuser are more prone to experience problems from alcohol abuse. Health profiles of familial alcohol abuse show that accumulation of alcohol dependence in the family is partly brought about by genetic variables (Freeman, 2001). There is also proof... ?Running Head:...
Alcohol Abuse
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...Alcohol Abuse Introduction In this essay, I have decided to focus on the public health issue concerning the risk of alcohol abuse in relation to a certain population group who are young adults. A situation where young adults drink alcohol is referred to as underage drinking. As youths grow old, their rate of alcohol consumption increases significantly (Powers 2007, p.353). Whenever young adults take alcohol, they fail to realize the adverse effects drinking can have on their health, lives, families and social relationships. In the United Kingdom, the popular word used by...
Alcohol Abuse
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...Alcohol Abuse Evaluator:_________________________________________________________ Criteria Ranking Low----------------------- High Content 65% Process 35% ( total is 30% of course grade) Comments are required in each section to address strengths and ways to improve. 1) Clear presentation of significance of problem (20)………... 1 2 3 4 5 Comments: The problem is clearly defined... and presented. Additionally, the significance of the problem is adequately tackled. 2) Details of recommendations including clinical, feasibility,...
Alcohol Abuse
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...alcohol consumption has been a major concern for most of the societies due to the health implications that abuse of this drug causes. Most youths do take in a lot of alcohol from very tender ages in their lives and continue doing so well into their adulthood. The results of heavy drinking of alcoholic substances have proved negative- alcohol has clearly impacted negatively on the health of the people who take excessive amounts. Deaths have been reported as consequences of excessive alcohol intake; some youths have had to quit going to school due to their addiction to alcohol and married couples living with the abuse of alcohol in their marriage will often separate... Introduction An increase in the...
Alcohol Abuse And Drugs
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...ALCOHOL ABUSE AND DRUG. Submitted Submitted by 6th June’ INTRODUCTION Alcohol and drug Abuse is undoubtedly one of the major problems that the human race is facing in the current times. It is ironic that a menace to humanity as intense as Drug and alcohol addiction has become so very common in society. This paper attempts to highlight the nature of this problem, its causes and the possible solutions. The terminologies alcohol abuse and drug abuse can literally be defined as follows: Alcohol abuse: Use of alcoholic beverages to excess, either on individual occasions ("binge drinking") or as a regular practice. For some individuals-children or pregnant women... Propose a Solution to a Social Problem” ...
Alcohol Abuse Among Teenagers
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...Alcohol Abuse Among Teenagers in Scotland. Over the years, the Social scientists have developed a number of tools in their study of various social phenomena. From the corpus of tools, which to choose for a particular study is in itself a field of scholarly inquiry. The society looks upon the social scientist to diagnose and prescribe remedies for the maladies that jeopardize social well being. Inappropriate tools will yield wrong results and if the findings are wrong, no remedy can be effective. This invests the social scientist with the responsibility to use the right tool to arrive at the right conclusions. This study proposes... Prof. A.D. PAUL Page Use of Focus Group as an Effective Tool in studying...
Alcohol Abuse Disorders
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...Alcohol abuse disorders al Affiliation] Table of contents 3 Introduction 4 Relevance of alcohol use disordersto psychology 4-5 Psychological turmoil induced by excessive alcohol consumption 5-6 Nature of DSM-IV diagnosis 6-7 Criticism related to DSM-IV 7-8 Alcohol dependence syndrome 8-9 Elements of Alcohol dependence syndrome 9-10 Treatment of alcohol use disorders 10-11 Conclusion 11 References: 12 Abstract This paper is primarily based on contemplating the highly sensitive issue of alcohol abuse disorders and the psychological impact...
Teenage Alcohol Abuse
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...Alcohol Abuse Outline Introduction I. Problem ment Definition and impact of alcohol Current of the problem Causes of the problem Advertising Social image of "adulthood" Lack of knowledge about harmful effect of alcohol II. Preventive measure The importance of preventive measure Types of measures 1. Public health policies Solution (special programs against alcohol) 2. Strong government control Solution (strict law, prohibition of alcohol image advertising) 3. College Control Solution (intervention programs, education programs) III. Recommendation Conclusion Today, the problem of teenage alcohol abuse becomes an issue of the day. Looking at the entire range of society's current... Teenage...
Police and alcohol abuse
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...Alcohol forms a significant component of cultural, social and interpersonal associations in most societies across the world. According to Doherty and Roche (2003), alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world in spite of its well documented adverse effects on health and social order. Medically, research has demonstrated that consuming moderate amounts of the beverage is beneficial to health by reducing incidents of cardiac ailments especially among the elderly (Lindsay, 2008). However alcohol abuse is a major global concern, affecting people in various professional backgrounds. The police are one of the most affected by the problem and their work environment is a major factor... Introduction...
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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...Alcohol Abuse Introduction Epidemiology, the distribution and determinants of disease occurrence involvingalcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), plays an increasingly important role in planning and programs involving substance use, abuse, and dependence. Traditionally, the search for genetic influences in any complex disorder begins with studies of families, twins, and adoptees affected with the condition. These investigations can provide preliminary evidence on the probable importance of genetic factors and serve as the foundation for subsequent research. People over the age of 18 who have at least one biological parent with severe and repetitive life... Contribution of Nature/Nurture to Drug and...
Alcohol abuse ( medical/cultural/sport)
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...Alcohol abuse Introduction Increasing cases of alcohol abuse among young people have raised public concerns into criticism from both the government and the media. This paper seeks to discuss alcoholism among the youth. The paper will explore some of the causes of alcohol abuse among the group and possible control measures. Factors that contribute to alcohol abuse among the young people Alcohol abuse is a significantly identified social problem with diverse adverse effects. Effects of...
Alcohol abuse and alcohol disorders
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...alcohol intake who is admitted for a surgical procedure that will require a hospital stay of several days. Introduction: Alcohol abuse and alcohol related disorders are very common in clinical practice. Recent years have witnessed a blossoming of clinically relevant research regarding alcohol abuse and dependence, including information on specific genetic influences, the clinical course of these conditions, and the development of new and helpful treatments (Stevenson, 2005, 245-280). However, when the patient is cared for some other reason in the practice area, such as, surgery, the issues are slightly different, since the secondary... Design a management plan for a client with a habitual alcohol ...
The risks of alcohol abuse
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...alcohol abuse Alcohol abuse and dependence are the most prevalent and deleterious psychiatric disorders in the world and in 1992 it was estimated that 14 million adults in USA either abused alcohol or were dependent on it (Bridget) .In 2003, the prevalence of alcohol use disorders were estimated to be 1.7% globally and they accounted for 7.4% of all world disease burden. In 1999, the economic costs of alcohol abuse and dependence was $184.6 billion and this is expected to be high at the moment (F. G. Bridget).According to (Alcoholism and abuse), alcohol abuse is a disease which is characterized by the suffer having a pattern of drinking excessively despite the negative consequences... ?Topic: Risks of...
Informative Speech Paper: Alcohol Abuse
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...alcohol AbuSe Informative Speech Paper: Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is one of the most popular substances and products available in supermarkets and consumed by the majority of our society. But how much do you know about this product I am sure you heard much about the problem of teenage alcohol abuse and alcoholism, the governmental control and preventive measures against alcohol abuse. Do you know that alcohol is just a poison and a drug Do you know a member of death caused by alcohol consumption Alcohol is a poison which can damage the body. Either as a con sequence of its direct toxic effects, or because of the dietary and vitamin deficiencies which often... Running Head Informative Speech Paper:...
Alcohol abuse in Victoria, South Australia
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...Alcohol abuse in Victoria/South Australia Introduction: The addressing of health issues in a community is paramount to the overall stability and wellbeing of that community. In the recent years, alcoholism and alcohol abuse have also been termed as medical cases, since they result in complicated health issues and medical emergencies. This paper purports to analyze the prevalence of alcohol abuse in the Victorian community and the community of the South Australia in an effort to highlight the issues related to the management of the problem of alcohol abuse in the area so that measures could be taken to improve the condition. Risk Factors and Statistics... ?Harris Kamran Nursing Case Study 23 August...
Drug and Alcohol abuse among teens
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...Alcohol Abuse among Teens Drug and Alcohol Abuse among Teens Introduction Drug abuse refers to misuse of or destructive pattern in the use of substances that attributes to significant social-economic constraints. Alcohol abuse follow suit; it refers to a condition in which people deliberately or otherwise use alcohol against recommended levels and standards (Castillo, 2008). Globally, drug and alcohol use among teens is on a tremendous increase. There exists a general trend in abuse of both legal and illegal drugs. Teens get involved in prescription drug abuse such as narcotics specially prescribed to relieve severe pains and stimulant medications. The trend is already a global menace... Drug and...
Drug and Alcohol Abuse amongst Teenagers
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...Alcohol Abuse among Teenagers There are three identified major perspectives in sociology that aim to evaluate diverse social phenomena: “the symbolic interactionist perspective, the functionalist perspective, and the conflict perspective. These perspectives offer sociologists theoretical paradigms for explaining how society influences people, and vice versa” (Cliffs Notes, par. 3). The aim of the current essay is to apply two of the three sociological perspectives, particularly the functionalist and the conflict theories in the topic, drug and alcohol abuse among teenagers. The discourse would initially provide appropriate definitions of the theories prior to applying them on the subject... ?Drug and...
Alcohol abuse and psychotherapeutic treatments for couples
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...Alcohol Abuse and Psychotherapeutic Treatments for Couples College: Alcohol problems have all-encompassing effects on the functioning of a family with negative effects on the marriage relationship and children. Familial functioning is so necessary that a clinical diagnosis of alcohol abuse can be premeditated to an individual who consumes as much as necessary alcohol to interrupt major role commitments in the home. Couples are more likely to be inclined to alcohol abuse at the same levels as individuals may tend to select partners who exhibit the same...
Alcohol Abuse in Men and Women
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...Alcohol Abuse in Men and Women Introduction: Alcohol is an important and well-known substance of abuse, and an understanding of the effects of alcohol and the clinical importance of alcohol-related disorders is essential for the practice of psychiatric or general nursing. There are many health effects that can occur with both acute and long-term or chronic use of alcohol in both males and females due to pathologic changes it can induce in several organ systems that can be permanent and irreversible. Moreover, long-term, escalating levels of alcohol intake on a habitual basis can predispose to tolerance as well as an intense adaptation of the body to a conditioned state induced by alcohol... ...
Alcohol Abuse in Adolescents and Personality
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...Alcohol Abuse in Adolescents and Personality Introduction Adolescence is a time during which teenagers naturally desire to experience new things; it is a time of exploration, of curiosity; and it is also a time during which many adolescents begin experimenting with alcohol. Some teenagers will try drinking and then stop, or use alcohol occasionally, without any apparent problems. Others, however, will continue to drink, and develop a dependency, often causing significant harm to both themselves and others. Although it is difficult to know which teenagers are at risk of abusing alcohol, many different reasons and/or causes have been researched, which include factors such as gender... The Link between...
Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers
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...Alcohol abuse in Teenagers Introduction Undeniably, drugs and alcohol use in teenagers is major problem among American youths today. Many students continue to loose their lives, discontinue their education, and become social misfits in our society. The government continue to spend millions of dollars to offer health services to victims of alcohol and drug abuse not to mention the many who die form road carnage from drunk drivers. It is evident that drug usage and alcohol consumption is now acceptable in our institutions and homes. What is the parents role in this? It is evident that parents have failed in their role of protecting and giving proper guidance to teenagers, leaving them... Drug and Alcohol...
Survey on Teenage Alcohol Abuse in Ausrtalia
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...ALCOHOL ABUSE IN AUSTRALIA BY College: Presented Synopsis Teenage alcohol intake has been on the rise in recent few years. This has created a society inclined to numerous social evils, if the trend is not checked accordingly. Incidentally, alcohol intake among teenagers starts as early as twelve years, though the legal age to take alcohol is 18 years. Alcohol intake among teenagers in Australia has been in worrying trends, with both females and male students being involved in risky alcohol intake or high cases of intoxication. Parents in some cases introduce their children as early as twelve years or below to alcohol taking by either stocking alcohol in areas where they can access... ? SURVEY ON TEENAGE...
Drug and Alcohol abuse in Teenagers
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...Alcohol abuse in Teenagers Introduction Undeniably, drugs and alcohol use in teenagers is major problem among American youths today. Many students continue to loose their lives, discontinue their education, and become social misfits in our society. The government continue to spend millions of dollars to offer health services to victims of alcohol and drug abuse not to mention the many who die form road carnage from drunk drivers. It is evident that drug usage and alcohol consumption is now acceptable in our institutions and homes. What is the parents role in this? It is evident that parents have failed in their role of protecting and giving proper guidance to teenagers, leaving them... Drug and Alcohol...
Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers
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...alcohol and drug abuse in teenagers in Australia Introduction Cutting behaviour is self-mutilating, and this is a type of self-harm behaviour. This is known to occur among a subgroup of individuals with eating disorders. From a clinical perspective, SHB among those with eating disorders has been associated with early histories of abuse, dissociation, multi-impulsivity, personality disorder, and borderline personality disorders (Sansone & Levitt, 2002). In the eating disorder literature, there are several available studies examining the prevalence of self-harm behaviour among those with eating disorders. In contrast... associated with extreme dieting with 62% of extreme dieters reporting high...
Alcohol abuse in the gay community
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...alcohol is the fact that it is a depressant. Naturally, this does not mean that alcohol actually causes a form of depression; although it has been linked to increasing depression an individual who over uses and/or abuses the substance over time. Rather, the fact that alcohol is a depressant references the fact that it calls the central nervous system and helps to promote sleep (Ziebold & Mongeon, 2012). Tangentially, alcohol also diminishes brain activity and increases a sense of drowsiness or calm to prove a the individual. Another secondary impact that alcohol has is the fact that it increases a sense of inclusion... ?Although it is true that there are various forms of addiction which exist within...
The Consequences of Alcohol Abuse in Seminole County Florida
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...Alcohol Abuse in Seminole County Florida Overview Created in the year 1913, Seminole County is an integral part of Florida. TheSeminole County’s population was 422,718 in 2010 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). The Seminole County Along with the entire state of Florida is facing a common issue i.e. alcohol abuse, which is affecting the society intensely and its people. It is affecting the entire nation as well along with its economy. The major objective of the paper is to highlight the etiology and the various effects of the alcohol abuse on the nation and the people and the paper would also underline the programs undertaken by the national communities to solve the issue of alcohol... ? The Consequences of...
Sociological Perspectives of Alcohol Abuse in the Elderly
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...Alcohol Abuse in the Elderly Introduction Alcohol abuse is a hidden national epidemic among the elderly in many countries around the world in general and the US in particular, where at least 17 per cent of the adult population over 65 years of age has problems of alcohol abuse (OASAS, n.d.). There are generally two types of elderly alcohol abusers: the first are the “hardly survivors” who are at least 65 years of age and have been caught in the habit of alcohol abuse for a long time, while the second group is the “late onset”, which includes elderly people that started abusing alcohol at a mature age. “Some studies have found that about two thirds of elderly alcoholics... ?Sociological Perspectives of...
Alcohol abuse is a serious problem among many young people
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...Alcohol Abuse Alcohol abuse among the youth is a serious problem in the world we live in today. The alcohol problem is part of the family environment. One person’s drinking habits affects everyone to an equal extent. It disrupts the family environment and creates problems for not only those who are engaged in the activity themselves but also those around them. Over the years, the level of alcohol abuse started getting increasingly common among youth. The problem starts from the age of about thirteen where the child experiments with it. Statistics show that almost 64% of...
The Effects of Alcohol Abuse on a Diagnostic Imaging Department
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...Alcohol Abuse on a Diagnostic Imaging Department NUMBER: [insert number here] ASSIGNMENT The Effects of Alcohol Abuse on a Diagnostic Imaging Department UNIT NUMBER: [AHP 3-504] UNIT TITLE: [Finding the Evidence - Research Activity] UNIT CO-ORDINATOR: [ ] An assignment submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography DATE OF SUBMISSION: [insert date of submission] WORD COUNT: [insert maximum allocated word count] Department of Allied Health Professions Faculty of Health and Social Care London Southbank University Abstract Alcohol abuse leads to significant health problems and can have both direct and indirect effects on the functioning... ?The Effects of...
Drug and Alcohol Abuse on the Police Force
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...alcohol abuse can affect individuals of every background and history. In the US, one of the greatest rates of drug abuse and alcoholism is found among police officers as compared to other industries and professions. Unfortunately, although drug and alcohol abuse has become a serious and prevalent problem among the police force, it is very hard to find statistics on among this group because many police officers are who suffering from addictions do so in silence (More, 5). Research indicates that approximately 90% of police officers use alcohol and other drugs to some extent, the greatest reason being on-the-job stress – they consume them as a way of helping them deal... troops prepared to...
Social Work Program For Prevention Of Alcohol Abuse By Teenagers.
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...alcohol abuse by teenagers Problem ment Every year, more than 120,000 Americans lose their lives due to alcohol and drugs. The government is forced to allocate more than $294 billion every year in its budget for preventable health care, law enforcement, road accidents, various crimes and loss of output in the economy. According to an estimate, around 9% of Americans are included in the list of abusers of substances. 15 million people are estimated to be addicted to alcohol and another 3 million to both drugs and alcohol. Men are more in numbers as compared to the women who are addicted to alcohol. The youth is an ever increasing consumer of alcohol... of alcoholism as teenage...
Alcohol Abuse among College Students and Programs to prevent it
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...Alcohol Abuse among College and Programs to prevent it 2 1 Introduction 2 2.0Alcohol Abuseamong College Students 2 2.1 The Role of Parents in the Care of Their Children 3 2.2 The Scope of the Problem 4 2.3 Programs for Preventing Alcohol Consumption among College Students 5 3.0 Conclusion 7 1.0 Alcohol Abuse among College Students and Programs to prevent it 1.1 Introduction Alcohol abuse is a big problem in the United States of America. Alcohol and tobacco remain to be the most abused drugs in US. Although alcohol consumption has dropped since the 1980s, it still costs the government lots of money in maintaining alcohol related illnesses. Majority of US citizens start drinking... Contents Contents 1.0...
Alcohol abuse in the college age population in Massachusetts
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...Alcohol abuse in the college age population in Massachusetts has been a major problem in the society. The uncertainty mainly lies not in the drinking itself, but the blackballs that fall from excessive consumption of alcohol. This has raised an alarm to all the stake holders to take an affirmative action to salvage the situation. Studies have shown that people engage in drinking to relax, celebrate and have a social life. The power in alcohol cannot be under estimated. The struggle to understand its effects on our bodies have been there since time immemorial, (Journal of American College Health, Promoting psychosocial adjustment and stress management in first-year college... College Introduction Alcohol...
Methods available for the assessment of alcohol abuse.
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...alcohol abuse Ethanol is a flammable, volatile colorless liquid which is also known popularly as as ethyl alcohol, alcohol, and drinking alcohol (National Institute of Standards and Technology 2008). Ethanol has many uses in industry, but it is also historically consumed by humans as antiseptic and disinfectant (McDonnell and Russell 1999), ethanol-based fuels (Pimentel 2003), and alcoholic drinks. The intake of alcohol, affects almost every system in the body, but most damage can be observed in the brain, digestive system, the liver and the lungs. In the brain, major neurotransmitters like the opioid systems, dopamine, serotonin... Clinical Biochemistry A) discuss the methods in the assessment of...
Propose a Solution to a Social Problem - Alcohol Abuse and Drug
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...ALCOHOL ABUSE AND DRUG. Submitted Submitted by 6th June’ INTRODUCTION Alcohol and drug Abuse is undoubtedly one of the major problems that the human race is facing in the current times. It is ironic that a menace to humanity as intense as Drug and alcohol addiction has become so very common in society. This paper attempts to highlight the nature of this problem, its causes and the possible solutions. The terminologies alcohol abuse and drug abuse can literally be defined as follows: Alcohol abuse: Use of alcoholic beverages to excess, either on individual occasions ("binge drinking") or as a regular practice. For some individuals-children or pregnant women... ? “Propose a Solution to a Social Problem” ...
Relevant Diversity, Legal and Ethical Issues Associated with Alcohol Abuse Using Psychodynamic Therapy
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...Alcohol Abuse Using Psychodynamic Therapy name and number: Date submitted Abstract Human psychology has taken a vital step theoretically and practically in comprehending an individual as a unity in the comportment of therapy. Therapy means the interventions into emotional and cognitive structure of the patient, amelioration of emotional malfunctions. Most of the time, it takes the form of psychotherapy with or without unambiguous consideration of the body. Empirical evidence supports the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy in treating alcohol abuse (Enoch, and Goldman, 2002). Psychodynamic effects are as prodigious as those of other... ? Relevant Diversity, Legal and Ethical Issues Associated with...
The Effects of Alcohol Abuse on your Physical Mental and Emotional
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...Alcohol Abuse on Your Physical and Emotional Introduction How does alcohol abuse affect your physical and emotional wellbeing? Socialdrinking is the term often used to refer to the drinking habits of individuals who do not drink regularly, but only do so if dining out and attending other social occasions. However, drinking alcohol is usually intertwined with various social etiquettes and calls, which are often answered by many. These are normally the starting point when people who drink do not realize that they may have crossed the boundaries of moderate drinking and have graduated into becoming alcoholic and alcohol abusers (Smith et al., 2011a). Alcoholism is regarded as a disease... ?The Effects of...
Alcohol Abuse -and explain physical part what it does to people.
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...Alcohol Abuse: Physical Part “More than 100,000 U.S. deaths are caused by excessive alcohol consumption each year” (Alcohol). Moreover alcohol is the most widely misused substance in the world. Even though moderate use of alcohol may not cause many problems, excessive use of alcohol may make a person addicted to alcohol. Some people consider alcoholism as a disease whereas others believe it as a behavioral problem. In any case, it is a fact that alcoholism is increasing day by day both in advanced societies and also in...
In reference to abnormal psychology, what causes substance-related disorders, particularly those dealing with alcohol abuse.
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...alcoholism Causes of substance-related disorders, especially alcoholism Biological factors Familial and genetic influences: Studies with humans, twin, family and adoption cases have revealed that certain people may be genetically vulnerable to substance abuse (Barlow & Durand, 2004). Most of these studies were on alcohol abuse. The studies also revealed that while use of illegal drugs is primarily influenced by environment, abuse and dependence is influenced by various genetic factors. However no particular gene has been attributed to this. When compared to non-alcoholics, the sons of alcoholics may be more sensitive to alcohol when it is first ingested and then become... Substance-related disorders-...
An Investigation into the Effects of Alcohol Abuse in Youth Leading to Anti-Social Behaviour.
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...alcohol abuse in youth leading to anti-social behavior. Effects of alcohol abuse in youth leading to anti-social behavior Juvenile delinquency and antisocial behavior among children and teenagers have been linked to a number of causes. Most of these causes are related to the family lives that children experience at home. Some of the causes include physical and emotional abuse by their parents, relatives or guardians, lack of proper parental guidance, alcohol and drug abuse by any member within the family, financial constraints leading to lack of necessities for the children, inappropriate conducts of parents, physical disability and absence of one... ?Running head: An investigation into the effects of...
Suggest how an economist would approach the problem of alcohol abuse.
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...Alcohol abuse has been one of the greatest problems facing the United States of America (USA). The loose laws addressing the vice have not made the matter any easier. The effects have been both health-wise and economically not only to the individual but also to the country as a whole. Since the sale and purchase of alcohol is the root of the problem only an economic approach would remedy the situation. Using the economic approach the focus is on price since the most fundamental laws of economics link the price of a product to the demand of that product. Numerous examinations on this subject have been conducted by economist to determine the impact of the price... of alcoholic...
College alcohol abuse and college academics
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...Alcohol College GPA” My study on the question of how alcohol affects college students GPA will be guided by the theory of Rational Action, which will be used to predict the level of effect of alcohol on the GPA. The Rational Action Theory also known as the Rational Choice Theory argues that people choose their actions freely but are driven by evasion of pain and quest for pleasure. This means that people prefer those activities that are rewarding in terms of pleasure and happiness and avoid activities that may cause pain or displeasure (Barron and Meier 70-75). This theory assumes that alcohol consumption is a personal... The Theory of Rational Action and How It Relates To the Question of “How Does...
Alcohol abuse in teenagers
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...Victim Reparation Models Insert Victim Reparation Models Victim reparation is simply compensation for a wrong done to a victimin kind or other forms such as money (Pablo, 2006). To make them look legitimate, reparations are done alongside other forms of punishment like imprisonment. Various countries have their different models for reparation, but this paper explores only two of them. Namely, civil restitution and criminal restitution. Civil restitution involves the return of property lost through extortion, oppression or undue advantage taken on a victim (plaintiff). The characteristics of civil restitution include, There was a contract between the plaintiff and defendant at the time... Reparation...
Paper will be a critical analysis of a topic of deviance of your choice. write on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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...ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE Contemporary societies employ substantial social stratification in categorizing persons within a given community. Such categorization may be based on terms of social basis, economic status or political inclination. In this context, social stratification entails grouping persons based on definite social differences like sexual orientation, behavioral patterns and belief systems. This explains why persons engaged in unconventional sexual practices are definitely labeled as socially deviant in certain societies. Therefore, social stratifications define boundaries between cultural conformation and social deviance. In this essay, we will evaluate essential concepts... ? DEVIANCE OF...
Domestic Violence, alcohol and substance abuse
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...Alcohol and Substance Abuse of Domestic Violence, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Thesis ment Alcohol and substance abuse are the main causes of domestic violence in homes. Expository Paragraphs Domestic violence is defined as the use of psychosomatic, deliberate physical, sexual, or emotional power by a member of the family or by one sexual partner in order to control another. Such acts include oral, emotional, and bullying; killing or injuring pets; intimidation; forced sex; and punching, slapping, choking, kicking, wounding, burning, murdering, and shooting victims (Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, n.d.). The main target of this domestic violence includes spouses, children, elderly relatives... Domestic Violence,...
Alcohol/drug abuse among college students
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...Alcohol Drug Abuse among College Introduction Alcohol abuse could lead to more than100,000 incidence of mortality in the United States each year. (WebMD, 2007) Substance such as drugs and/or alcohol abuse leads to a poor physical appearance, health, social, and mental deterioration. As part of the study, the researcher will discuss about the influence of alcohol/drug abuse and binge drinking on biosocial, psychosocial, cognitive development; its impact on developmental course of relationship; as well as its influence on health, strength, physical...
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
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...Alcohol and drug abuse Introduction: Alcohol and other drug abuse is one of the most critical public health issues faced by the nation, particularlythe youth, in recent times (CDC, 2012a). Alcohol and drug abuse, among both - the adult as well as underage population significantly hampers the development and well-being of individual health as well as that of the nation. It hampers the ability of individuals to participate actively in their academic and professional activities effectively and leads to increased incidences of crime, economic costs and health-care costs and loss of...
Can parents who abuse drugs and alcohol be good enough parents?
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...Abuse Drugs and Alcohol be Good Enough Parents? Introduction Being a parent, for most people, can be the most fulfilling and the most important responsibility they can take on. It is a responsibility which is often wrought with various challenges which can daunt any person. And yet, most parents are known to try to be the best parent they can be. For parents who abuse drugs and alcohol, the challenge is an even bigger one. Their substance abuse problems can often affect their behaviour as parents and their parenting skills in general. In instances when they are ‘high’ or drunk, they may manifest behaviour which would indicate that they are not good enough parents at all. In 2006... Can Parents Who...
Etiological Factors That Lead to Alcohol/Substance Abuse
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...abuse (Lormand et al., 2013). In terms of a personal perspective with regard to the use of alcohol and recreational drugs, it is the opinion of this particular author that once an individual has reached an age at which society determines they are able to make decisions for themselves, they should be allowed to engage in potentially self-destructive habits; regardless of whether or not the morals of certain individuals might be offended. In essence, it is proven that alcohol... Section/# Ecological Factors of Substance Abuse The article reviewed for this assignment is en d “Violence Among Urban, Minority, Middle School Youth and Associated Substance Use Risk”. In such a manner, the article clearly...
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