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646 wordsSubstance abuse is the improper use of chemicals that can alter the way ones mind and body functions (TCC). In most cases, these chemicals would be referred to as a drug. Substance abuse can and may lead to chemical dependency or addiction. Dependence is the development of tolerance to chemicals which leads to symptoms of withdrawal. Substance abuse is a process that reflects a complicated interaction between the individual, the abused substance, and society (wikipedia. org). The leading cause o...
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Long Day Journey Into Night
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Difficulties In Diagnosing And Treating Comorbidity
805 wordsDifficulties in Diagnosing and Treating Comorbidity By: Joseph L. Lagos In order to understand the difficulties involved in treating dually diagnosed individuals, it is fundamentally important to recognize what this disease is, and how it has been approached by society. The term dual diagnosis, (also known as co-occurring disorders or comorbidity), commonly refers to patients with both mental illness and substance abuse disorders. It has been estimated by the U. S. Substance Abuse and Mental Hea...
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Information Symptoms And Treatment Of Schizophrenia
1,557 wordsSchizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating mental illness. The disease can cause you to withdraw from the people and activities in the world around you and retreat into a world of delusions and fantasies. Schizophrenia is the most common and destructive kind of psychosis, which is an impairment of thinking in which your interpretation of reality can be severely abnormal. Psychosis is a symptom of a disordered brain. Researchers haven't identified the cause or causes of schizophrenia, although t...
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Economic Self Sufficiency Alcohol And Drug Abuse
1,268 wordsEfforts have increased on the primary prevention of child abuse. This must be started on many different levels before it can be successful. Prevention plans on a social level include increasing the economic self-sufficiency of families, discouraging corporal punishment and other forms of violence, making health care more accessible and affordable, expanding and improving coordination of social services, improving the identification and treatment of psychological problems, and alcohol and drug ab...
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Substance Abuse Neuro Transmission
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Antisocial Personality Disorder American Psychiatric Association
2,566 wordsAntisocial Personality Disorder Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) is perhaps the most frightening of all personality disorders, as well as one of the most difficult to diagnose. Personality disorders in general are defined as inflexible, maladaptive, personality traits that cause personal distress or an inability to get along with others. APD specifically is characterized by deceitfulness, lack of regret or remorse over actions, impulsiveness, aggression towards others or animals, irresponsi...
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Substance Abuse Psychological Disorders
2,956 wordsResearch Proposal Paper # 3 Revised January 28, 2004 Methods of Research & Discipline Inquiry Course # 1005 Aliya Fonseca, MA 10631 Caminito Brandon San Diego, CA 92131 (858) 536 - 8370 Denise Scatena, Ph. D Saybrook Graduate School & Research 450 Pacific St. 3 rd Fl San Francisco, CA 94133 ABSTRACT The proposal is to identify adolescents with mental health and alcohol and drug issues. The study will build on growing research, which suggests adolescents whom abuse or are dependent on alcohol or ...
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Prevent Child Abuse Child Abuse Prevention
3,376 wordsChild Abuse The physical or emotional abuse of a child by a parent, guardian, or other person Child abuse makes for one of the most controversial subject matters in the United States today. Being that there are so many different forms of child abuse, many people seems to draw their own conclusions from what reports they hear through the media. Reports of child abuse, those including sexual abuse, beating, and murder, have climbed in the United States and the majority of authorities believe that ...
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Alcohol And Drug Substance Abuse
873 wordsDeaf Culture and Alcoholism Abstract Why is it so hard for the deaf to deal with admitting they are alcoholics or drug addicts which is an impediment for recovery? Why is it so hard for them to stay sober once they have achieved it for a few weeks or months? What do you think the main reasons are? Having worked with the deaf for over 30 years I will try to answer these questions and research other aspects of the deaf culture, their mode of communication and alcoholism. Although it may seem that ...
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Substance Abuse Treatment Alcohol And Drug
1,479 wordsJAIL BASED SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM Substance abuse and addiction have changed the nature of Americas prison population. Alcohol, drug abusers, addicts, and those who sell illegal drugs dominate state, federal prisons and local jails. Crime and alcohol and drug abuse go hand in hand. Much of the growth in Americas inmate population is due to incarceration of drug law violators. With appropriate treatment for substance abuse and addiction, rehabilitation is possible for many of todays pr...
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Low Self Esteem Low Birth Weight
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7,991 wordsDrug Abuse Among American Teenagers Drug abuse in America is a major problem. Especially among teenagers. Drugs have hurt the lives of nearly 40 percent of all teenagers in America. Either with health problems, Dwi's, highway crashes, arrests, impaired school and job performance. These drugs that teenagers use range from Alcohol, LSD, Marijuana, and even Cigarettes. Most of the teenagers that are involved in drug abuse have either, broken families, parents that are drug abusers, a unstable envir...
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Driving While Intoxicated Alcohol And Drug Abuse
1,793 wordsThe Effect of Employee Assistance Programs At the Workplace Throughout the business world, one of the largest problems individual businesses face is the use of illegal drugs and alcohol. These substances greatly affect the business and workplace environments for many individuals. Employee assistance programs were created to help deal with augmenting substance abuse problems. Employee assistance programs enable a companies and its workers to detect if a co-worker is having problems and aids in he...
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Substance Abuse Psychiatric Disorders
1,625 wordsThere are many theories of alcoholism, and some approaches explain and treat certain alcoholics better than others. One of the common themes throughout the readings is that addicts display a range of personal and situational problems. There is no typical addicted personality or emotional problem (Allen, 1996). Because of these facts, it comes as no surprise that there are also no typical assessment or treatment for these individuals. For instance, a medical / disease model of alcoholism may be m...
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Invasion Of Privacy Drug Testing
1,333 wordsAs widespread drug use is on the rise, many employers have begun to worry about the performance of their employees. Absenteeism, injuries, loss of productivity, employee morale, theft and fatalities are just some of the causes of drug use in the workplace. The idea of drug testing among workers has developed from society's concern over a perceived increase in the use of drugs and the relation between drug use and impairment, with resultant risks to the worker, fellow workers and the public. As e...
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Journey Into Night End Of The Play
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Auditory Hallucinations
1,704 wordsMENTAL DISORDERS The DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) systems which was published in 1994, represents the official classification system used in the United States for diagnosing psychological disorders. It gives specific criteria that are used in diagnosis, along with other information regarding other features that are sometimes seen in people with specific disorders and issues that are considered differential diagnosis (distinguishing between a primary disorder and...
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U S Department Alcohol And Tobacco
2,805 wordsINTRODUCTION Directly Substance Abuse Substance Abuse INTRODUCTION Directly or indirectly everyone at some point in time has been or will be affected by substance abuse. Substance abuse is the abuse of any substance. This includes everything from Tylenol to heroin, even coffee. The two main substances being abused in our nation are nicotine and alcohol. Substance abuse is our nation s number one health problem, responsible for half a million preventable deaths each year. These two things create ...
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Health Care Costs Substance Abuse
801 wordsSubstance Abuse In the Workplace Substance abuse can lead to serious long-term consequences at every workplace. No single solution will work for every place of business; each workplace must identify which combination of policies, practices, benefits and support systems can best meet its needs. Understanding which solutions work for each employer will result in more precise, responsible decisions for their businesses, and more importantly, their employees. Substance abuse is taken the wrong way b...
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