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    Substance abuse is over indulging or abusing a harmful substance that could be addictive. From experience I have watched several family members and friends deal with addiction. I have seen them at their lowest and I have watched them overcome some heavy obstacles. They are the main reason why I chose to take this class. My understanding of substance abuse is very minimum. I do not fully understand their mindset and their reasoning for abusing alcohol or drugs. I am also under the impression that

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    Substance Abuse among Inmates Substance abuse can be a big problem in our criminal justice system when dealing with the number of inmates who go back to their illegal activity after being released from custody. In specific, inmates who are drug users/ abusers are to be expected to go back to drugs once they get out. Without treatment they do not have the tools, knowledge, or resources to stay clean on the outside when released. The biggest hazard for an ex-inmate in the community is getting back

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    or abuse presents itself as a bi-directional relationship. Meaning the onset of one of these factors (depression or already present substance use) creates an equal opportunity for the consequence of another factor to appear. Both depression and substance use and dependency have the potential to co-habitat each other in a comorbid state. Symptoms occurring with depression, especially if they are left untreated, are shown to have increased rates of drug use potential while consistent substance use

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    misadventures of the active substance abuser. Unfortunately, many people in this situation may feel alone and lost when it comes to the pathway to recovery. Not only for the addict or alcoholic, but a course of action that can give back some semblance of control and peace to the spouse. Sadly, the odds are never in favor for either of the two parties involved; however, people determined to salvage their connection with a loved one may yet be able to do so. Substance abuse of a loved one can be a near

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    Substance Abuse Trauma

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    THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CHILD ABUSE AND DRUG ADDICTION Child abuse is often a linking factor in history of substance abusers, Drug, Alcohol or other risky behaviours would fall into the category of substance abuse. In this essay I will discuss how I think child abuse aids is a direct cause of substance abuse in adults later in life, in addition to evidence supporting my thesis which is the fact child abuse is a linking factor to substance abuse. “Two thirds of adults in drug treatment were either

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    Substance use disorder is defined as being a pattern of maladaptive behaviors and reactions brought about by repeated use of a substance, sometimes also including tolerance for the substance and withdrawal reactions. (pg. 294). The individual I will be talking about for the project is someone that came to crave a particular substance and rely on it every day. Their choice to devote so much of their time to their substance caused issues between their family and friends. Both family and friends started

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    The Effect of Substance Abuse in JuvenilesJuvenile substance abuse has a tremendous and far reaching impact on society. Diagnosing and treating juvenile substance abuse can be inhibited by the juveniles’ recantation of events that impact abuse; cultural disparities and peer support network are also relevant and affect the juveniles’ disclosure of substance abuse. Therefore, in-depth research is imperative to obtain proper assessment tools in order to properly treat this population; human service

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    deal with its fair share of ugly drug and alcohol abuse problems. Read below to learn more about Colorado’s substance abuse and mental health issues: Colorado Substance Abuse Facts: In November of 2012, Colorado voted to legalize marijuana usage in small amounts for adults 21 years of age and older. Since this momentous decision, experts feel the drug problems within the state have only gotten worse. Prescription Opiate Painkiller Abuse: The abuse of prescription

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    use various assessment tools to determine potential disorders that may be the root to a problem. Though at times a client may seek counseling with a known substance abuse issue there are more cases where a client is oblivious to the potential contribution that substance abuse has on the problem that help is sought for. Understood that substance dependency is nondiscriminatory to age, gender, race or creed, a therapist approaches the matter with the client knowing that a problem is recognized and there

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    Being an adolescent myself and having a first hand perspective on adolescent substance abuse, I feel that I have a certain perspective on the substance abuse and misconduct issues that others may not. An old friend of mine went through these issues, with continuous and serious substance abuse along with conduct problems. Personally, I believe that there is a serious lack of justification to begin abusing substances, however, I understand that there are many factors that are involved when developing

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