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  • Heavy Use Of Alcohol And Other Drugs
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    Substance abuse and addiction are major problems in society today. Every segment of society, regardless of race, gender, or age is affected. Some of the substances that are used grow naturally, where as others are manufactured illicitly or even legitimately in laboratories. They may be smoked, inhaled, ingested, or injected and used for social, religious, or self-medicating purposes. The substance that are abused include caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, steroids, stimulants, depressants, heroin, ANd...
  • End To Some Abuse
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    Abuse within the family has been going on for hundreds of years. A long time ago, abuse was not looked at like such a bad thing. Women were supposed to obey their husbands without any questions asked. Today abuse is very common still although society now knows that it is wrong and not acceptable. Women and children are abused every day. Statistically, one out of four women will be abused by a partner at least once in their lives. Men who abuse their wife are more likely to abuse their children. ...
  • Factor For Hispanic Adolescent Alcohol Abuse
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    Adolescent Alcohol Abuse: What Factors are Present? Over the years, many researchers have dedicated their time and energy to study adolescent alcohol abuse. They have found that there are many factors that contribute to adolescent alcohol abuse. These factors are psychological, environmental, social, and cultural. Not all of these factors play a part in every adolescent who abuses alcohol, but one of these factors is usually present. Psychological disorders have been found in both American, and ...
  • Use And Abuse Of Alcoholic Beverages
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    Alcohol and Teens Saturday nights are not complete without the introduction of alcohol into most activities carried out by teens. Alcohol consumption among teens is generally not well received among adults and lawmakers, but it is a fact of life which needs to be accepted and dealt with. This paper will attempt to examine some of the causes of alcohol related problems with youth and provide some insight as to what can be done and what is being done to resolve it. In The Perils of Prohibition, El...
  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption By Some Older Patients
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    Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly Population Alcohol abuse among the elderly is a widespread problem through the United States. It is hard to discover by physicians and medical providers, because many of these people have been abusing alcohol secretly for years. The population is extremely unlikely to admit that they have problems with alcohol, especially during a routine health care visit. As many as 15% of the population over 65 may be heavy drinkers, although this number is hard to pin down. El...
  • One Spouse Abuses Alcohol
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    Alcoholism in the 21st Century The dictionary describes alcoholism as continued excessive or compulsive use of alcoholic drinks. However, this disease is much more complex. Alcohol abuse is a growing problem in the United States today, causing more and more deaths each year. It affects nearly everyone in the U.S. today, either directly or indirectly. Over half of Americans have at least one close relative that has a drinking problem. About 20 million people in the United States abuse alcohol. It...
  • Problem With Alcohol Abuse
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    Alcohol And The Church It seems to be that our main questions are, Should we use alcohol and what about those that abuse it? How should the Church deal with those that do drink or should we as a society deal with it? While there is nothing in the Bible that says drinking is a sin, but drunkenness is. I believe as a society we do have a problem with alcohol abuse. But in the same respect I do not feel that the church should judge those who do drink socially, regularly, or abusively. When the time...
  • Your Patient's Alcohol Abuse
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    After reviewing the case study provided it is very evident that Matt has a substance abuse problem. He is a college student who is struggling to find a sense of belonging. He spends a great deal of time alone worrying about the financial burden he is placing on his family. His mother currently reported concern with Matt's drinking habits, because her husband is a recovering alcoholic. His friends and roommate are suspicious about his use of alcohol and possibly even other substances such as coca...
  • Children Of Non Alcoholics O Young Coas
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome... is the name given to a group of physical and mental birth defects that are the direct result of a woman's drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a series of mental and physical birth defects that can include mental retardation, growth deficiencies, central nervous system dysfunction, craniofacial abnormalities and behavioral maladjustment's. Fetal Alcohol Effect is a less severe set of the same symptoms. All communities nationwide, and especially h...
  • Use And Abuse Of Alcohol
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    When people hear the word drug, they usually think of illegal substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or any other drug that can be found on the street. Most never categorize alcohol as a drug, primarily because it is socially accepted. But, in fact, alcohol is responsible for destroying many people's lives and those around them, just like illegal drugs can. Alcoholism ranks as one of our four major health problems, and reliable national surveys show that there are over 5,000,000 alcoholi...
  • Alcohol And Other Drugs
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    Alcohol and other drugs have been associated with over one-third of all arrests in the United States. According to the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI), over 1.1 million annual arrests are due to drug violations, 1.4 million arrests are due to DWI's, 480,000 arrests are for liquor law violations, and 704,000 arrests are for drunkenness. That is about 4.3 million arrests for alcohol and drug crimes. There are many different types of drugs such as cocaine, pot, PCP, ...
  • Alcohol And Other Drug Use Problems
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    There 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...
  • Alcohol And Drug Use And Abuse Rates
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    One hotly contested aspect of the recent welfare debate is the unsubstantiated characterization of welfare recipients as having alcohol and drug problems, according to authors of a study published in the American Journal of Public Health. In their study, the authors present the most recent national estimates of alcohol and drug use, abuse and dependence among recipients in five social service programs. The primary objective was to identify high-risk groups within the welfare population in need o...
  • Every Part Of An Alcoholic's Life
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    Alcoholism is perhaps the most common form of drug abuse in America today. Alcohol is a liquid distilled product of fermented fruits, grains and vegetables used as a solvent, antiseptic and sedative for potential abuse. Alcoholism is a primary chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. Alcohol affects every part of an alcoholic's life, heir body, their mind, and their family lif...
  • Relationships Of Family History Of Alcohol Dependency
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    Running header: YOUTH ALCOHOLISM INHERITED TRAITS Youth Alcoholism Inherited Traits: Diagnostic and Treatment Clarissa Kay Barnes Montana State University-Billings Abstract Alcoholic fathers have a direct effect on their children. Sons and daughters of alcoholics are at a higher risk of being alcoholics and / or being drug dependent. This cycle creates a wide variety of problems associated with alcoholism, such as, addiction, abuse, crime, and antisocial behavior. Communities are then affected b...
  • Higher Risk Of Alcohol Abuse
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    During college years it is very common, if not habitual for students to consume alcohol on the weekends and sometimes during the week. Because alcohol is so readily available and usually present at every college party, drinking becomes "the thing to do". Social drinking on the weekends is one thing, but many take it much farther than that. Some students look to get wasted or belligerently intoxicated. When students get into the habit of abusing alcohol to get drunk on a consistent basis this bec...
  • Alcohol Incidents
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    Alcohol is a drug that affects the functions of the mind as well as the body. It distorts the reasoning and judgement of even the most intelligent people and remains a central theme in a majority of legal incidents throughout the Navy. Responsible use of alcohol is completely acceptable and many Sailors choose to drink with no impact on their lives or the mission of the Navy. Tragically, there are those who do abuse alcohol. The result is degraded operational readiness, an adverse impact on safe...
  • Serious Consequence To Alcohol Abuse
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    I vaguely remember standing in the hospital waiting room holding on to my mother's leg as an impatient little four-year-old. The year was nineteen-ninety and as I look back I can picture the doctor coming into the room as all of our eyes turned to his frowning face and I studied the deep lines in his forehead as he started to unravel the fait that was about to consume my favorite uncle, Jesse's life, to my parents and grandparents as they stood they " re in total shock and horror. I was so young...
  • Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism Lower In Countries
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    With the alcohol abuse and alcoholism lower in countries that don't have a drinking age; it is a mystery to me why this country does not try the same approach. The drinking age in the United States is unrealistic for today's society. The magical age of 21 does just not seem appropriate and some people still are not ready to handle alcohol on their own and the people that have been drinking Moderately were ready long before 21. Turning 21. Is your body really that much different at 21 then it was...
  • Due To Alcohol's Abuses
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    Alcohol: Good vs. Evil Alcohol is a dangerous drug that both directly and indirectly kills millions of lives each year because of its frequent abuses. However, it is one of the most widely used and accepted drugs, and when used wisely, alcohol presents few problems. Yet, alcohol stirs major controversy every day as to its real and lasting effects on society. There are major organizations, such as MADD and SADD, all across the United States that lobby desperately for its banishment. Yet, Alcohol ...

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