Drug Addiction On Human Service Profession

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Drug Addiction in Human Service Profession
The human service personal will encounter many different topics through the clients they come across. These topics can range from mental health issues, depression, self-harm, homelessness, and many more. Another topic is Drug abuse or addiction. Drug addiction effects everyone around the addict, spouse, parents, children, friends, and all that come in contact with the person. Drug abuse/addiction is a nationally wide spread epidemic in our society. Drug abuse, a nationally wide epidemic in society and anyone of any age can become an addict. Drug abuse is a major trend among adolescents starting with prescription drugs (SAMHSA). Many people start drug abuse with prescription medication. Drug addiction is a brain disease with no cure, however, like many other diseases there is treatment options and a person can live in recovery for life. What is drug abuse?
Wise and Koob state that addiction begins with positive reinforcement, habits, a person feels the “high” of the habit, however, then the tolerance sets in which conditions the brain for negative reinforcements and one increases the use to enjoy the habit (2014). According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (2012), drug addiction is a chronic brain disease. This disease is complex disease that is treatable, however it is a lifetime of treatment, sending many into relapses over and over again. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
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