In facilities, there are generally administrative staffs taking care of daily running. It also includes counselor, defined as a staff member who had direct clinical contact with clients, including counselors, social workers, case managers, clinical supervisors, and therapists. These can be full-time, part-time, and contractual
Intoxication is the state of being administered drugs involuntarily or voluntarily. People who are drunk usually commit a major amount of criminal offences. The human being’s mood, awareness or mindfulness can be changed by alcohol which is a drug, or any other drugs or elements, resulting in the slackening of
SUBSTANCE ABUSE Researchers state that almost half of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia in the United States also self-medicate with alcohol and other drugs (Elements Behavioral Health, 2014). This is suggested due to individuals attempting to lessen the symptoms of their disorder. As discussed previously symptoms can include hearing and seeing things that others don’t hear or see, problems falling asleep or staying asleep and problems with concentration and memory. In an effort to lessen these symptoms alcohol and other drugs are used to induce sleep (NIMH, 2014). Research suggests that approximately fifty percent of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. The most common used are alcohol, marijuana and tobacco (Green, Drake, Brunette & Noordsy, 2007) (Dube, 2012).
The Impact and Consequences of Substance Abuse Substance abuse, or the overuse (or misuse) of medications, alcohol, and illegal drugs, can have a serious impact on a person. However, it is not just the person who is addicted or abusing substances who struggles. Families, communities, and societies are all impacted by the substance abuse that has become so rampant today. In order to understand the concepts behind this, and what counselors do in an effort to help substance abusers and their families and communities, it is important to understand addiction and what it really means for the person who is addicted.
Good Morning Miss Hurst and Class. A drug is any substance other than food which changes the way the body or mind functions. A Legal drug is a substance that is available to the use of everyone without breaking the law. There are many types of legal drugs but today I will be talking about Tobacco. Tobacco is a stimulant drug. Meaning, a drug that speeds up the brain and nervous system. (Michelle, Rowan,2016) Tobacco comes from a green, leafy agricultural plant, that is grown all around the world and is made by drying, fermenting the leaves and then is grounded up to be used in many ways. Tobacco can be found in cigarettes and pipes which are smoked. There is also smokeless tobacco, which is chewed, there is dip and snuff which is where you sniff tobacco through your nose. (Jenny Novac, 2017)
Imagine a world where all drugs were legal? Some countries have already done away with prohibition of illicit drugs and the aftermath is shocking. For decades there has been an ongoing battle between drug dealers, drug abusers, cartels, and police officers. Legalizing drugs has always been very controversial and a topic of interest
“According to the Legalization supporters the economy takes more damage if drugs are illegal, they state that it will make the public funds wasted on the enforcement of drug laws an example of that are workers such as DEA and the police which searches for drugs users or people who
I was only four years old at the time but little did I know it was my first time seeing a drug related problem involved in my family. A cousin of mine had a drug and alcohol addiction, his name was Jason. He came by my house around once or
I have never been a man of promises because I don’t believe in saying something if it isn’t true, but even with that I can almost guarantee that everyone either personally has or knows someone who has had an addiction. Going even further, based on my personal interactions, I can
In America, drug addiction is everywhere. In fact, according to CBS News, more than one in three Americans used opioid painkillers in 2015 alone (Thompson, “1 in 3 Americans Prescribed Opioids”). This number is startlingly high, especially considering the fact that America is in the midst of a heroin epidemic.
Every year, thousands of students graduate and enter full time jobs in the workforce excited to begin their careers. However these young adults do not realize some of the immense pressures that await them, this can arise from tight deadlines and high expectations that they may not feel they can
When addressing drug addiction, it is important that people choose their words wisely, as many can easily be offended. Is drug addiction a choice or something a person cannot choose? In Seattle, safe-injection sites are legal. A safe-injection is a place where people who are addicted to drugs can safely inject those drugs under the watch of nurses, who are there in case of an overdose, so they can provide the drug Naloxone which is used against opiates. According to Alice Park and Paul Moakley (2017), “From 2002 to 2015, deaths from heroin overdose increased more than sixfold, and in 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported more than 30,000 seizures of fentanyl, a dramatic spike from the 5,000 documented in 2014”. By having a place where nurses are available in case of an overdose could help bring the number of deaths down caused by an overdose. Safe-injection sites could help in a way to lessen the spread of diseases through shared needles, but it does not help the fact the people are still doing those drugs. By giving addicts a safe place to do drugs, like Heroin for example, it is making them think that doing drugs is an okay thing to do, when in reality it is illegal to be distributed and harms the body and brain. However, by giving addicts a safe place to inject could possibly make them realize that they need to get help. Instead of pushing addicts to quit and get help, if they see that they have an actual problem, then the help that they would get could
I have always been told that alcoholism is a disease, and because I trusted the sources I readily accepted this as truth. Tobacco, caffeine, and even our smart phones are now been considered something people are addicted to; but when did addictions become diseases? Have you ever wondered about the idea that being a drug addict is a choice, and not a disease? Until I started researching this topic, I thought I was alone in my thoughts about this, but I have found this to be a controversial topic. Researchers on both sides stand firmly on their beliefs, whether it is a disease, or a choice. Having survived through the trauma of an addict’s life during my marriage, and after my research, I believe that drug addiction is a choice.
Drugs and alcohol have been evident in each and every generation, throughout the history of the United States. For this reason, substances have overtaken the lives of many consumers. Substance Abuse, commonly known as drug abuse, is the consistent use of a drug in which users, consume substances in amounts, that can be harmful to the individual and his/her surroundings. These substances can be items such as alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, heroin, or even prescription drugs.( Wulffson 1) Substance Abuse is a major problem that impacts society on many levels. Regardless of whether you struggle with substance abuse, the emotional and financial impacts of this disorder stems and shoots out through communities, cities, and states rapidly. In the United States, Substance Abuse alone costs our nation more than $484 billion per year. The cost of Substance Abuse is spiraled from traffic accidents, healthcare costs, job loss, and even crime. (NIDA 1) “According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 21.8 million Americans age twelve years and older (8.7 percent of the population) used illicit drugs within one month of the survey.” (Wulffson 1) Many substances that have addictive properties, therefore the user becomes dependent upon the substance and eventually, extremely addicted to it. Almost : substance that is abused yields negative effects on the users and their community. Abusing substances can lead to various health problems. For example, tobacco is a
To begin with, the high-risk situation consists of three adolescent males two Caucasian and one African-American, however all All-star high school basketball players. Next, the two Caucasians cohorts persuaded the African-American male to rob another male who happens to be Caucasian and known as the school's drug dealer. Of course,