Drug and Alcohol Addiction
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...Alcohol Addiction Drug and alcohol addiction has been one chief source of various ills in our society which deserves to be addressed seriously for an intensive permanent resolution. We can never deny the fact that somewhere in history, alcohol drinking and substance use have heretofore prevailed to be part of our culture and we have often found a great deal of change through them in terms of economy and socio-political affairs from societal to global scale. Like poverty and cold war between nations, drug and alcohol addiction is an appalling crisis that would not cease to torment and misshape the moral sphere of living. On this ground, I have decided to conduct further research on drug... Drug and...
Alcohol Addiction and Adolescents
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...Alcohol Addiction and Adolescents Introduction The use of alcohol is prevalent among Australian adolescents, and high-risk consumption is a severe and increasing issue. An extensive range of individual, peer, family, school, and community factors have been identified as being possible causes that enable the development of teenage alcohol use and abuse. This paper, consequently, will be exploring the misuse of alcohol among adolescents by, primarily, describing the patterns of teenage alcohol consumption, following which a critical review of current literature will be discussed. Several...
Alcohol Addiction in Japan
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...ALCOHOL ADDICTION IN JAPAN According to the Statistics Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan’s population in 2010 was 128 million (128,056,026). Since Japan is collecting census only every five years, an estimated population 127 million (127,760,000) with a decrease percentage of 0.2% because of countless deaths that was reported due to the recent massive catastrophe that hit the country. With the change of population in Japan so is the increase in the number Japanese who are indulging into alcoholism. In fact, in a recent survey, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare estimated that there are roughly 800,000 alcoholics in the country right now, nevertheless...
Influence of Age on Alcohol Addiction
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...Alcohol Addiction Age has something to do with the actual changes and circumstances occurring to an individual. In fact, age has a significant influence on an individual’s alcohol addiction. We therefore need to critically analyse this point. To have a better grasp whether alcohol addiction may be influenced by age, the work at hand supports the claim above by taking the excerpts from “Black Boy” by Richard Wright and “Drinking: A Love Story” by Caroline Knapp. Richard from the novel “Black Boy” and Caroline from the novel “Drinking: A Love Story” have different life’s circumstances, but for sure they all have one thing in common. Everything that happens... about it, covet it, want all of it...
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Treatment of Alcohol Addiction
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...alcohol addiction in clinical practice al affiliation The effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral therapy for treatment of alcohol addiction in clinical practice 1.1 Introduction Cognitive behavior therapy can be referred to as talking therapy that assists people who are experiencing mental difficulties (Beck, 2009). The basis of cognitive behavior therapy is to make people think of what can affect how they think and how they behave. When an individual is undergoing mental stress he or she undergoes very many difficulties and behaves indifferently. The CBT practitioners work together to assist these people change how they think... ? The effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral therapy for treatment of alcohol ...
Drug and Alcohol addiction in Teens
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...Addiction Drug and Addiction [Institute’s Drug and Addiction A recent research conducted by National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University has come up with some fascinating and appalling findings. According to the research, alcohol and drug use within the teenagers of the country has reached “epidemic levels” and currently, Adolescent Substance Abuse is at the top of the list of the health problems faced by the public health administration of the United States. The study reveals that around 75 percent of all high school students, most of which are teenagers, have used addictive substances and over 20 percent of these students meet the criteria... for...
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Interventions for the Treatment of Alcohol Addiction
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...Alcohol Addiction Instructor: Date: Project Outline 1. Cover page: Includes the names, title of the project, and the contact information 2. Abstract: A brief summary of the contents of the project, including the interventions taken for people with an addiction to alcoholism. The abstract shall give a summary of the expected results from such interventions. 3. Definition of key terms: this section shall include the key words used throughout the essay. 4. Chapter 1: A. Introduction/ Background information- this will be a one page summary of what the project will address. It will give readers... ? Research Paper Literature Review: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Interventions for the Treatment of...
What is the evidence for the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural therapy for treatment of alcohol addiction in clinical practice
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...alcohol addiction in clinical practice al affiliation The effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral therapy for treatment of alcohol addiction in clinical practice 1.1 Introduction Cognitive behavior therapy can be referred to as talking therapy that assists people who are experiencing mental difficulties (Beck, 2009). The basis of cognitive behavior therapy is to make people think of what can affect how they think and how they behave. When an individual is undergoing mental stress he or she undergoes very many difficulties and behaves indifferently. The CBT practitioners work together to assist these people change how they think... The effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral therapy for treatment of alcohol ...
Motivation Theories for Drug/ Alcohol Use and Addiction
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...Alcohol Use and Addiction Introduction The addicted individual uses drugs frequently and in great quantities; if drug use is interrupted it is highly possible that they will return to drug use. This occurs despite the negative health consequences, besides adverse outcomes in the social, economic and functional spheres. Although confronted with all the disadvantages caused by drug use, addicted individuals persist in taking addictive drugs. They take drugs to escape from reality or to avoid unpleasant states such as withdrawal or stress. “According to early models of drug motivation, negative reinforcement is a key motive for drug use” (Baker... ?Psychology: Human Motivation Motivation Theories for Drug/...
Biological/ Genetic model (Alcohol and Drug addiction Modality)
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...Alcohol and Drug addiction Modality Biological/ Genetic model: Alcohol and Drug addiction Modality Alcohol and drug addiction are causing major problems in families and societies in many countries. No country seems to be free from the curse of alcohol and drug addiction. Even though many reasons were cited for the increasing volume of alcohol and drug addiction, the treatment options are limited. Some people believe that genetic factors are prominent in causing alcohol or drug addiction whereas others are of the view that environmental factors are the major culprits in causing alcohol or drug addiction. The fact is that both environment and genetics can play an important... ? Biological/ Genetic model:...
Crisis of Addiction
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...Addiction Crisis of Addiction Continuous engagement in unhealthy habits or substances that cause negative impact on one’s life leads to addiction. Habits such as smoking, drug abuse, alcohol abuse and gambling may take time before the full effects of their negative consequences are experienced. A crisis of personal tragedy, emotional disturbance, or a condition that leads to an abrupt decisive change may lead to an addiction (Jellinek, 1962). Moreover, an addiction, in most cases, is a coping mechanism of dealing with emotions of anxiety and depression. A crisis is often a necessary circumstance that it takes to reveal an addiction. If the negative impacts are not considered enough... of a...
Minority kids with alcohol addicition
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...Alcohol Addiction in Kids from Minority Groups Alcohol Addiction in Kids from Minority Groups Alcohol addiction among the adolescents is increasing in the world and threatening the future of our youth and thus our society. Addiction from such an age will cause to cease their development as successful and competent human beings. Alcohol consumption has been noticed even more in the kids from minority groups. This study shall aim to study the factors that influence the consumption of alcohol from an early age and the factors which influence...
Alcohol
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...Alcohol One of the most commonly abused substances in the world, today, is alcohol. It all starts with one sip then it progresses to full blown addiction. Alcohol is easily available although the relevant authorities try to control it, people still manage to find a way around the system. Alcohol affects people differently and this is because of a few factors. They include the mental and emotional health of the drinker, the age, gender, the drinking rate and the level of tolerance towards alcohol. The individual`s history with alcohol is also an important factor in...
Addiction
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...Alcohol withdrawal Sleeplessness, lack of appetite, tremors, convulsions, hallucination, continuous sweating, and/or death caused by liver cirrhosis or heart diseases. (Drug Abuse Help, 2008; Addiction Research Foundation, 2003) Cannabis withdrawal Sleep disturbances, emotional and physical irritation, the sudden loss of appetite, nervousness, excessive sweating, anxiety, including some occasion of upset stomach, tremors, and chills (Drug Info, 2008) 292.0 Unbearable opioid withdrawal symptoms Respiratory depression which can lead to Michael’s untimely death and acute hepatic injury or failure in case he does not gradually withdraw from the intake of Subutex... Addiction Counselling Q The DSM-IV requires ...
Addiction Behavior
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...Addiction Behavior s Addiction Behavior Introduction Drug addiction is not aregional or national problem; rather it is a global problem. A successful treatment program for drug addiction needs to revolve around cultural realties. In the drug addiction society, the twelve-step fellowships need to be adopted. These steps include Narcotic Anonymous (NA), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Cocaine Anonymous (CA). These programs are primarily used to ensure long-term sobriety and abstinence via addiction recovery. According to various researches conducted, it has been suggested...
DISEASE FOCUS: DRUG ADDICTION
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...alcohol addiction management. The drug acts as a neurotransmitter with incomplete glutamate and GABA agonist activity. Nevertheless, the exact mechanism of action in reducing alcohol addiction is not well explained. Research on animal models have shown that it reduces cravings for alcohol. The normal dose administered is 666 mg three times a day. Its administration... Disease Focus: Drug Addictions Affiliation Disease Focus: Drug Addictions In the former years, substance dependence was utilized in place of drug addiction. However, drug addiction has now become the commonly used term. According to Koob, Arends, and le Moal (2014), drug addiction is a chronically deteriorating condition that is manifested...
Alcohol Abuse
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...alcohol abusers have another mental problem, and a large fraction of this comorbidity is attributed to substance abuse (Freeman, 2001, 62). Individuals with mental health disorders, like bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety are also classified as high risk, since alcohol may be exploited as a way to self-medicate (Stelle & Scott, 2007). Lastly, alcohol addiction includes all the signs of alcohol abuse, yet it also includes another component: physical addiction to alcohol (Stelle & Scott, 2007). If an individual depends on alcohol to live or sense a physical urge to consume alcohol, s/he is considered an alcoholic... ?Running Head: Alcohol Abuse and Family Theory Applying Family Theories in the...
Relevant Diversity, Legal and Ethical Issues Associated with Alcohol Abuse Using Psychodynamic Therapy
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...Alcohol abuse is a psychiatric diagnosis explaining the recurring use of alcohol despite the harmful magnitudes. Alcohol addicts can be placed into two categories: Pleasure-searching, and the anti-social tendencies, and those alcoholics that are anxiety-ridden-individuals who can survive without drinking for a longer time but will always be unable to behave themselves once they go back to it. Alcoholism can be treated or prevented through... ? Relevant Diversity, Legal and Ethical Issues Associated with 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...
Drug and Alcohol Use
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...Alcohol Use I. Introduction Of all the topic that has been discussed in the book, this paper will tackle the mostrelevant issue among students which is drug and alcohol addiction today and its prevalence of use among college students. This is very relevant because there is a growing number of drug and alcohol addiction among college students that discussing the issue from the various ethical point of view might help for the issue to be seen in a proper perspective. The ethical perspective that will be compared and contrasted to will be the disease model and the autonomy model. These two perspectives were selected to hightlight the two because they are diametrically opposed to each other... Drug and...
Should the businesses punish alcohol addicts employees and treating them?
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...alcohol addict employees and treating them? Alcoholism is not very uncommon in the society. Alcohol has a major impact on the lifestyle of its consumers. Alcohol affects health as well as mood. Alcohol addicts experience different sorts of sociological, psychological, and physical issues because of alcohol. Their tendency to be productive in the workplace is sapped by the consumption of alcohol. Bad mood, bad behavior, and their vulnerability to losing control makes them unsuitable for work or the organization’s reputation, profitability, and status is compromised. Employers need to take actions to deter alcohol consumption by employees ethically. Businesses should... ?Should the businesses punish...
Addiction Paper - Betty Ford
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...addiction, abortion and women rights because of which she was known as a very outspoken lady. Candor was one of the most important characteristic of Ford’s with which she not only struggled with her addiction but proved to be a role model for many, according to Associated Press (2011). The Press states that Betty Ford “revealed a longtime addiction to painkillers and alcohol 15 months after leaving the White House, and regularly welcomed new groups of patients to rehab with a speech that started, "Hello, my names Betty Ford, and Im an alcoholic and drug addict." ” The Fighting First Lady, as named by the Time Magazine, Ford has been known as a very influential and brave... Addiction Paper - Betty Ford...
Addiction Paper - Betty Ford
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...addiction, abortion and women rights because of which she was known as a very outspoken lady. Candor was one of the most important characteristic of Ford’s with which she not only struggled with her addiction but proved to be a role model for many, according to Associated Press (2011). The Press states that Betty Ford “revealed a longtime addiction to painkillers and alcohol 15 months after leaving the White House, and regularly welcomed new groups of patients to rehab with a speech that started, "Hello, my name's Betty Ford, and I'm an alcoholic and drug addict." ” The Fighting First Lady, as named by the Time Magazine, Ford has been known as a very influential and brave... ?Addiction Paper - Betty Ford ...
Effects of domestic violence on children
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...alcohol addiction, and subservient behavior. In this essay we will focus on the perilous effects of domestic violence on children. Drug Abuse Children are immature when it comes to their understanding of the world around them. They have no idea about the dynamics of marital life therefore they do not understand the physical or verbal abuse they witness in their homes. The worst moment is when a child is attempting to understand why his or her parents are fighting. While connecting the dots in order to find the reason behind the chaos in home, the child ends up either believing that he or she is causing the problem or becomes frustrated... Inserts His/her Inserts Inserts Grade (01, 10, Effects of...
Alcohol Drinking
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...alcohol is evil does not work any longer. Of course, he can take solace in the fact that those who consume alcohol uncontrollably ruin their lives and families. That is all he can do to prevail against the barbs of the moderate drinker when he laughs at the plight of the teetotaler. Sources: Alcohol: Our Favourite Drug, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/mentalhealthproblems/alcoholanddrugs/alcoholourfavouritedrug.aspx Alcohol is no drink, http://www.psychforums.com/alcohol-addiction/topic38742.html Anand, Drink Alcohol with Breathalyzer, http://www.espacepaulricard.com/2009/10/drink-alcohol-with-breathalyzer.html Helen M Macdonald... Why Should We...
Alcohol Caused Disorders
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...Addiction can be based on various factors. One of the factors is the biological basis. Scientists have established that the misuse of substances like alcohol creates biological alteration of brain’s reward task, as well as altering its typical functionality. Reinforcers are considered to enhance the consequence of dopamine at receptors in mesolimbic arrangement, which begins in the A10 ventral tegmental region, spread in the nucleus accumbens, and transmit efferent signs to the hippocampus and cortex (The Biological Basis of Addiction). Alcoholism is a disorder of behavior. The symptoms coupled with depression... ? Term Paper Guidelines Term Paper Guidelines Alcohol is one of the drug categories. Alcohol ...
Addiction From Historical Perspective
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...Alcohol Addiction Begins to be Seen More Often Although alcoholism goes back to biblical days, it has always depended on social trends. Usually, alcohol was a part of every ceremony and every... ?Addiction From Historical Perspective Addiction has been with us for many hundreds of years. Dating back to the opium dens in China and seeing the move from China to the new world, drugs have been with generally every culture and addiction has always played a part in that culture. The story of drug addiction actually begins with the opium wars in China and the fight between the Chinese and the English. The English actually brought opium to China as a way to trade something to them that China did not have and to...
Addiction of Children
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...addictive family's more likely to become addict? Addiction of alcohol and other drug addiction have a propensity to run in family units. Offspring’s of parents who are addicted are more at threat for alcohol addiction and other abuse of drugs than... ? Addiction on Children al Affiliation) In family units where addiction is there are mostly agonizing to live in, which is why those who subsist with addiction are mostly disturbed to unstable levels by the incident. Wide swings, from one end of the expressive, psychosomatic and behavioral field to the other, all excessively frequently distinguish the system of the addicted family. Existing with addiction can place family members under atypical pressure....
Alcohol abuse in the gay community
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...addiction which exist within society, one of the most common forms of addiction exists throughout the world is with regards to alcohol addiction. The overall prevalence of alcohol addiction can mainly be attributed to the fact that unlike many types of stimulants, narcotics, or drugs in general, alcohol is widely available and ultimately quite cheap for the average consumer. Studies regarding the effect of alcoholism have generally been concentric upon the degree and extent to which it is damaging to the overall health of the individual who suffers from it. Although this is a relevant question to engage, this does not in and of itself allow... ?Although it is true that there are various forms of...
Family violence because Alcohol
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...alcohol drinking. In many countries, there have been changes in policies that regulate alcohol drinking, perhaps, with the aim of reducing its consumption. The strategy has been implemented through hiking the taxes that are imposed on alcoholic products. It then trickles down to the consumer who has to pay high amounts of money so they may get their beloved drinks. Since addicted alcoholics have to take their sips every day, they are forced to either forgo their responsibilities of providing for their families or finding new ways (which could be illegitimate) to enable them obtain alcohol. This has undoubtedly resulted in violence within the squares... Alcohol and Family Violence Alcohol and Family...
The Effects of Alcohol on the Body
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...Alcohol on the Body" Alcohol consumption is the most prevalent substance abuse in the present epoch affecting millions of people across the globe. Addiction to alcohol results in serious health implications, affects individual's personal as well as social life and also results in the family predicaments. Although occasional drinking may not turn out to be injurious, but if it happens on a regular basis to relieve stress, it becomes detrimental. Dealing with the alcohol addiction cases is complicated. Individuals involved in alcohol addiction may deliberately or innocently bring numerous situations of quandary for themselves and also for those who are associated with them. The present... ? "Effects of...
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” ...
Addiction as a Disease
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...Addiction as a Disease Addiction is difficult to understand had it has always been a controversial topic. The reason for the controversy, in this author’s opinion, is that people are so upset by the fact that a family member is addicted to something that they think there must be a way for the individual to stop. Thinking about the addiction as a disease, puts it into a context where the individual cannot stop on their own. Because of the way that alcohol and chemical abuse has been portrayed by the media as well as by movies, most people think that a “habit” is just that – a habit, something that can be broken with a little will power or determination. Whether the addiction is to a substance...
Treating a Dual Diagnosis Client: Personality Disorder and Addiction
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...alcohol addiction is assessed in accordance with the ethical standards and values of mental health care. The diagnosis process is described within the paper within the application of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV) model and David’s symptoms to come up with a conclusive diagnosis. A treatment plan is designed within this paper which includes detoxification and application of dual treatment approach in a rehabilitative phase in which individual and group therapy sessions are employed in the treatment of David’s co... Treating a Dual Diagnosis Client This paper presents as case of Dual-Diagnosis client. David who is diagnosed with depression and...
1) When is too much not enough? Attitudes towards and expectancies associated with alcohol use in students. 2) Love, attraction or sex? Attitudes towards romantic relationships in men and women. 3) Is 'fear or crime' and 'age-old' prob
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...addiction which exist within society, one of the most common forms of addiction exists throughout the world is with regards to alcohol addiction. The overall prevalence of alcohol addiction can mainly be attributed to the fact that unlike many types of stimulants, narcotics, or drugs in general, alcohol is widely available and ultimately quite cheap for the average consumer. Studies regarding the effect of alcoholism have generally been concentric upon the degree and extent to which is damaging to the overall health of the individual who suffers from it. Although this is a relevant question to engage, this does... Section/# When Too Much Is Not Enough Although it is true that there are various forms of...
Drug Abuse / Drug Addiction
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...alcohol, while drug addiction takes place in a broad variety of substances and activities. Addiction can be termed as the compulsive need for usage of substance forming habits, such as alcohol, nicotine and heroin, of which is eventually characterized by obviously physiological signs upon withdrawal, as well as tolerance, widely: insistent compulsive use of known substances that are harmful to the user. Drug addiction is usually not a substance forming habit; it also includes things such as gambling, sex, video gaming, and even internet. All the same, the primary focus of society is still to do with drugs, tobacco and alcohol. Several characteristics... Drug Abuse Drug Addiction Introduction The world,...
Why should we drink alcohol?
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...alcohol is evil does not work any longer. Of course, he can take solace in the fact that those who consume alcohol uncontrollably ruin their lives and families. That is all he can do to prevail against the barbs of the moderate drinker when he laughs at the plight of the teetotaler. Sources: Alcohol: Our Favourite Drug, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/mentalhealthproblems/alcoholanddrugs/alcoholourfavouritedrug.aspx Alcohol is no drink, http://www.psychforums.com/alcohol-addiction/topic38742.html Anand, Drink Alcohol with Breathalyzer, http://www.espacepaulricard.com/2009/10/drink-alcohol-with-breathalyzer.html Helen M Macdonald, Alcohol... Why Should...
EFFECTS OF FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
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...alcohol exposure is the leading known cause of many mental problems in the western world. It is difficult for the westerners to avoid liquor completely from their daily routine food habits because of the climatic conditions and the cultural peculiarities. Drug/alcohol addiction is one of the curses for the western countries. “Its estimated that each year in the United States, 1 in every 750 infants is born with a pattern of physical, developmental, and functional problems referred to as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), while another 40,000 are born with fetal alcohol effects (FAE)” (Fetal alcohol syndrome) There is no scientific support for the type of widespread... Effects of fetal alcohol syndrome...
Alcohol abuse and alcohol disorders
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...alcohol dependence. Magnesium sulfate, which enhances the body's response to thiamine and reduces seizures, is given prophylactically for patients with histories of withdrawal seizures. The usual dose is 1.0 g intramuscularly, four times daily for 2 days (Schuckit, 2005, 1168). The Nursing Process: Data collection is the necessary first step in addressing the quality of the health of the client. The data collection process must be continual, systematic, accurate, and comprehensive to enable the addictions nurse and other members of the treatment team to reach sound conclusions, plan and implement interventions, and evaluate care. During the assessment...
Addiction and the Aging
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...Addiction and Aging Introduction Addiction and aging are two health conditions which are fast becoming more prevalent in our society. These are health issues which can give rise to other health problems and such health problems may sometimes prove to be incapacitating for many people, especially the elderly. Different types of addiction have been increasing among the elderly with alcoholism and drug addiction being some of the main forms of addiction registering with the older population. This paper shall now discuss the different types of addiction among the elderly. It shall present the prevalence of these addictions in the elderly population as well as the different effects and impact...
Addiction
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...addiction, drug addiction can be seen as a progressive disease which is irreversible and unique in nature. The supporters of this model can be seem to be of the view that addiction and alcoholism is some thing that cannot be cured. However, they do argue that a limit can be placed onto such activities by making the addict stay away from the drug or substance that he is addicted to. The psychological model of addiction on the other hand argues that being dependent on drugs and other substances comes from having abnormalities or certain negative characteristics in the nature of the addict himself. Supporters... Addiction [Your Institute] There are many addiction related models. It is important to figure...
Motivation theories for drug use and addiction
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...Alcohol Use and Addiction Introduction The addicted individual uses drugs frequently and in great quantities; if drug use is interrupted it is highly possible that they will return to drug use. This occurs despite the negative health consequences, besides adverse outcomes in the social, economic and functional spheres. Although confronted with all the disadvantages caused by drug use, addicted individuals persist in taking addictive drugs. They take drugs to escape from reality or to avoid unpleasant states such as withdrawal or stress. “According to early models of drug motivation, negative reinforcement is a key motive for drug use” (Baker... ?Psychology: Human Motivation Motivation Theories for Drug/...
Addiction
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...Addiction In a world where people are highly experiential about different types of experiences and their consequences, the chances of addiction is on the rise. Addiction, which refers to physical and psychological reliance on psychoactive substances such as drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, has easy chances in the modern world and it can easily get into a person unless he/she tries to keep away from the opportunities of addiction. For example, I have a cousin who is interested in knowing and trying drugs in order to understand what addiction means. He is a teacher who takes his students to know...
Social Facilitation, Social Inhibition, and Social Loafing. Impact Group Behavior.
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...Addiction to alcohol is a phenomenon among several communities in almost all parts of the world. United States has the highest rates of young adults who abuse alcohol. The youth are mostly prone to alcohol addiction, which they adopt mostly from their peers (Stoehr, 2006). Many young adults go through a lot of stress because they face a lot of challenges and hard times in life; they tend to take too much alcohol with the belief that alcohol creates a stress free environment. Once the alcohol content in their bodies subside, the reality they were... ? Week 5 Psychology Paper Social Psychology Assignment Social Facilitation, Social Inhibition, and Social Loafing Social facilitation refers to a situation in ...
Cause and effect: mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy
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...Alcohol During Pregnancy The consumption of alcoholic beverages by women is a socially accepted norm that is not seen as having a negative effect on those around them. Social drinking is actually encouraged as a form of increased socialization among peers. However, there are times when drinking alcohol gets out of hand and leads towards alcoholism (alcohol addiction). Those are one of the few times when uncontrolled alcohol consumption actually affects the people around the women already. Although the people in their lives can just shake off the negative effects that alcoholism had on the woman, there is no way that a pregnant woman who drank heavily can ever... ?Cause and Effect of Mother's Drinking...
Food addiction / chemicals making food addictive / potato chips
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...addiction is where a person’s body constantly desires a dosage of nicotine. This is partly an emotional reaction that seems to build over time. Someone who is addicted to nicotine will have a compulsion to the use of cigarettes or products that contain it. These compilations are known to come from both emotional and physiological processes. The addiction of cigarettes will act as a prerequisite of the addition of other drugs such as alcohol and marijuana. Cigarettes are usually known to be addictive as they have an effect on the chemicals that are in the brain. When a person consumes nicotine, this compound causes their body to release various chemical such as dopamine. Dopamine... normal...
How alcohol affects society
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...Alcohol and Society In todays reality, liquor is promptly and heavily accessible to practically any individual who might want to have a couple of beverages. Whether it may be a glass of wine with dinner, beer with friends after work or vodka at a party, alcohol has become a way of life for almost everyone. In view of simple access to liquor, it ought not to amaze anybody that liquor addiction is as large an issue as it seems to be (Denzin 43). Liquor not just has numerous negative consequences for the human figure and brain, yet it is additionally making expanding amounts of hurtful social impacts. Liquor addiction and interminable utilization of liquor are connected with various medicinal...
The risks of alcohol abuse
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...alcohol on the individual’s health , work, legal, education or social life and it attacks 20% of men and 10% of women in USA, most of which begin at teenage. On the other hand, alcoholism refers to alcohol addiction or alcohol dependence. The risk factors for developing drinking problem includes; anxiety, depression, low esteem and also having parents who have alcoholism, antisocial behaviors. Sexual or physical abuse in women can also lead to alcoholism .Alcohol abuse and dependence is due to interaction of complex group of genetics, psychological and...
The Clinical Practice Council
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...alcohol addiction. The group is a worldwide fellowship of men and women which is structured with around 25 members. The main purpose of this group is to motivate the clients to stop drinking through communicating their individual experiences and consequences due to being addicted to alcohol. Role of the Leaders in Each Group The role of the leader... ? Observation Paper Sur Educational Observation Paper Introduction According to the observation of both groups, it has been identified that each of the groups are involved and associated with certain number of members in order to acquire an effective study of providing healthcare services. The Clinical Practice Council is one of those groups involved; it...
Addiction Counseling Methods
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...Addiction Counseling Methods An Analysis Paper Introduction Treatment for addiction has become popular for several reasons. First, there is an emergent idea that treatment is effective; second, it is believed that treatment aids in curbing crime rates as there is a widespread assumption that drug and alcohol addiction causes criminal behavior (Weegman & Leighton, 2004). Burdened by the growth in substance addiction and the evident negative behavior it brought about, the response of the government has been to look for alternative treatment programs. A substance abuser whose dependence is uncontrollable perhaps requires intensive and lengthened treatment. High-risk... ?Running Head: Psychology A Review of...
Psychology/social work
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...Addiction s 24 April 2009 The world has changed drastically; people have found new ways to enjoy for instance partying, consumption of alcohol, smoking etc all these things have to be done in a limit when a person crosses all the limits then it leads to devastating circumstances. For instance a Cocaine overdose or for that matter an overdose of any strong drug is very capable of taking the life of the person consuming it away. This paper will throw light upon Addiction; it will not focus upon a particular addiction for instance drug addiction or alcohol addiction but it...
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