Drug Abuse Essays

Drug Abuse Within University Students in Ottawa

The term drug abuse refers to any use of any drug for something else a part from its planned medical or psychiatric purpose. The use of such drugs may involve using prescription drugs for wrong purposes or using illicit drugs. For instance, research has shown that in Ottawa many university students take drugs not for the intended medical use but mainly to get high. Most students from Ottawa who abuse the drugs in most cases obtain the drugs illegally from…

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Illegal and Prescription Drug Abuse; How do We Prevent It_

Drug abuse is a psychological or physical dependency with a mind altering substance1. There is continued drug use even though a person knows that the drug causes harm. Physical dependency is the result of the body building up a tolerance to the drug and needing to increase its dosage to have the effect desired and to prevent symptoms of withdrawal. Psychological dependence has something to do with the mental and emotional make up of the person; some people may also…

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Substance Abuse Clinical Assessment & Treatment Plan

Name of Client: David J General Information: 18yo male, currently seeking therapy @ community mental health center following a traumatic accident that ended any possibility for a football career Medical / Physical Health Status: family Dr. stated David possibly has depression as a result of the accident; still recovering from injury Employment/Work History and Financial problems and Support Status: HS drop out; parent’s divorces, lives with mother, received support from siblings up to 2 months after accident Drug/Alcohol Use and…

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Drug Abuse in Africa

Apart from cannabis abuse in northern and southern Africa and khat chewing in north-eastern Africa, the history of drug abuse in Africa is relatively short. The abuse of drugs in Africa is nevertheless escalating rapidly from cannabis abuse to the more dangerous drugs and from limited groups of drug users to a wider range of people abusing drugs. The most common and available drug of abuse is still cannabis, which is known to be a contributing factor to the occurrence…

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Oxycontin

1. Article Summary: OxyContin and Prescription Drug Abuse The article “OxyContin and Prescription Drug Abuse” by Inciardi and Goode provides detailed overview of drug problem in the United States. In particular, the authors discuss OxyContin, its prescriptions, diversification and problems which may appear after its using. The authors argue that the patterns of drug abuse has been changed – drugs are emerging and disappearing from drug scene, and it is more difficult for scientists to analyze which drug may cause…

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