Research Papers on Drugs & Alcohol

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  • Parenting and the Effects of Substance Abuse

    This 18 page paper is a proposal, literature review and methodology with a pilot study for a dissertation looking at the impact of substance abuse, such as drug addiction or alcohol abuse, on parenting, specifically the way in which substance abuse can impair parent - child communications directly and indirectly. The paper considers prenatal substance abuse and the way it may impact a child’s development and communisations abilities, then the abuse of substances after birth and the direct interference it may cause. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Legalizing Drugs: The Benefits

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of legalizing drugs. The argument for legalization is presented as a nine-slide Power Point presentation with speaker notes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Research Proposal on Alcohol Consumption on Campus

    A 6 page research paper that offers a study proposal that would investigate the way that undergraduates perceive alcohol consumption. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment in the United States: Does it Actually Work? A Research Proposal

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal about the use of inpatient treatment programs for substance abuse. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Research Proposal Regarding Early Adolescence and Drug Use

    This 11 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal for assessing drug use in early adolescents. This paper integrates a review of literature and a methodology for the proposal. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Health and Alcohol

    This 18 page paper is a literature review and proposal for a study to develop strategies for the health service to increase health in the local population by reducing the level of alcoholism and alcohol abuse in a low income community. The paper starts by outlining the study community that will benefit and then considers what is meant by health the physical and social impacts of alcohol and the knock on effect with the level of road accidents that occur as a result of alcohol and the cost of the harm caused by alcohol in England. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Recovery Program Support Research Proposal

    This 21 page paper examines the relationship between drugs and crime. The paper stars by looking at the background to the research conducts an in-depth literature review and defines a methodology that can be used with or without primary research taking place and suggests how primary reseach may be conducted. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Client Therapy and Alcohol Abuse of 3 Generations

    This is a 7 page study of multi-generation alcohol abuse in relation to a client case study. The client in this case study is affected by many stress agents which have been consistent throughout her 28 years of life. The single female client still lives at home with her family in a conservative religious household which has been dominated by her overbearing father who is a second generation alcoholic within his own history. The father smokes excessively with little consideration to others in the household. The client who is affected by second hand smoke nevertheless smokes marijuana herself and in a sense is the third generation of substance abuse. The family home remains cluttered and although they are aware of their daughter’s problems handling the home environment and her stress levels, they are not likely to change their situation. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Family Dynamics and Alcoholism

    A 4 page research paper that addresses various topics, such as the relationship between substance abuse and family dynamics, and then discusses a case study and its implications. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hydrocodone Abuse

    3 pages in length. The extent to which hydrocodone has fast become what the federal Drug Enforcement Administration considers the "most abused prescription drug in the country" (The Drug Addiction Treatment Center, 2003) is both grand and far-reaching; that such commonly abused drugs as cocaine, meth and other illicit substances serve to overshadow hydrocodone use and abuse speaks to the significant difference between illegal drug addiction and one that stems from a doctor's prescription. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Using Marijuana and Its Psychological Impact

    This 2 page paper provides an overview of the psychological effects of smoking pot. Medicinal uses are explored and statistics are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Argument in Favor of U.S. Legalization of Marijuana

    In 7 pages, the author discusses why marijuana should be legalized in the United States and the benefits marijuana legalization would bring to American society. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Overview of Marijuana

    5 pages in length. The issues surrounding marijuana are both varied and complex. Depending upon one's personal position, marijuana may represent the complete moral decay of contemporary society or it may denote a painkilling substance for cancer patients. Even concerns as far removed as hemp products have given new light to the ongoing debate over marijuana and its usage. Historically, marijuana has been associated with a specific type of social culture: flower children, beatniks and hippies. Only in relatively recent times has the drug been more widely accepted and utilized for various purposes. The writer discusses that inasmuch as its effect is often numbing to the senses, marijuana has demonstrated itself to offer more than a quick high. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Explaining the Increase in Marijuana Use

    This 3 page paper focuses on the rise in teen abuse but also considers medical usage. Several theories are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Adolescence, Quality of Life, and Suicide

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the issue of quality of life and the choice of suicide. The conflict between religious ideologies, moral perspectives, and questions of humanity and human rights have all come into play to support and negate claims of the right of the individual to chose euthanasia or suicide, especially when relating issues of the quality of life to certain populations, including adolescents at-risk. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Consequences of Alcoholism

    This 5 page paper examines alcoholism and the costs to society. Financial costs are discussed. Some attention is focused on the high rate of murder and suicide amongst alcohol users. Fetal alcoholism is included in the discussion. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Alcohol in Society

    This 6 page paper examines alcohol toxicity, drinking at work, drug testing, health concerns and more. Alcoholism as a family disease is also discussed. This paper includes many facts about the toxic nature of alcohol and how it is related to homicide and suicide. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Marijuana Legalization

    A 5 page paper which presents an examination of the legalization of marijuana. Unbiased information, as well as the pros and cons, are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Marijuana and Its Cognitive Effects

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the cognitive effects of marijuana. Several studies are cited. Marijuana is discussed in depth and examples are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Benefits of Marijuana Legalization

    A 13 page paper which argues why marijuana should be legalized. Tobacco and alcohol are discussed as are the health benefits and economic benefits. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Addiction and Marijuana

    A 5 page paper which examines whether marijuana is physically addictive, psychologically addictive or both. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Marijuana Legalization and Economic Benefits

    A 7 page paper which examines many of the economic benefits that would come from legalizing marijuana. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Economic and Social Benefits of Marijuana Legalization

    A 5 page paper which argues that by legalizing marijuana the country could not only make a great deal of money but also free up valuable prison space and save prison dollars. Bibliography lists sources.

  • Argument Against Legalization of Marijuana

    A 2 1/2 page paper which presents both sides to the issue of legalizing marijuana and argues it should remain illegal. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Medical Legalization of Marijuana

    A 4 page paper which examines the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Use of Cocaine and Marijuana Among Adolescents

    An 8 page discussion of the problems of drug abuse among the world’s youth. Concentrating on the impacts of marijuana and cocaine, this paper illuminates the causes and potential solutions for one of the most concerning problems of our time. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Issues Involved in Marijuana Legalization

    A 4 page paper which examines the pro and con sides of the issue, including functionalist/conflict sanctioning, the effects of decriminalization, and how to bring about decriminalization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Economic Benefits of Marijuana Legalization

    A 3 page paper which argues how legalizing marijuana could help the economy and bring in new resources. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Argument in Favor of Marijuana

    A 7 page paper which argues why marijuana should be legalized. The paper offers pros and cons as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    This 4 page paper looks at both sides of the issue but favors the legalization of marijuana. The larger issue of drug legalization is also discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Marijuana and its Effects

    A 3 page paper discussing the biochemical, physiological and psychological effects of marijuana. Motivational and cognitive effects change slowly and are so subtle that they can escape detection by all but the most attentive friends and family. Marijuana can destroy enthusiasm for anything but itself, literally robbing even the casual smoker of many of life’s joys. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Canada and Marijuana Legalization

    A 6 page paper which examines legalizing marijuana in Canada. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • An Argumentative Essay on Using Marijuana

    A 5 page argumentative essay that first presents the arguments in favor of marijuana legalization and then argues against them, relying primarily on the proven facts regarding marijuana's detrimental effects on the body and its tendency to be a gateway drug for the young. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Should The United States Legalize Medical Marijuana Use?

    5 pages in length. The double-edged argument over the benefits and drawbacks of medical marijuana is one that continues to rage between those who support the idea of legalizing physician-prescribed cannabis and those who contend such a decision would open the floodgates for abuse and allow for the legalization of other, more dangerous drugs. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Medical Use of Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    This 9 page paper argues that the use of marijuana should be legalized for use in treating certain medical conditions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Arguments in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Use

    This 9 page paper argues that the use of marijuana should be used for treatment in certain conditions. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Reefer Madness: Marijuana Use in the 1950s

    A 5 page overview of the impact illegal marijuana use had in the U.S. in the 1950s. This paper details the government's crusade against the drug and weighs out the many misperceptions that were perpetuated. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • All About Marijuana

    This 5 page paper discusses a number of facts about marijuana. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pharmacology and Psychology of Marijuana

    This 6 page paper discusses the psychological and pharmacological reactions to marijuana use. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Legalizing Marijuana

    An 8 page paper which argues for the legalization of marijuana. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The History of Marijuana; Legal Status and Usage

    This 5 page paper looks at the history and use of marijuana, also known as cannabis. The paper starts with the ancient world an its’ use for ritual purposes as well as food and cloth and traces the its position to the modern day and the laws which prohibit it allow its use. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Hypothetical Marijuana Study

    A 5 page research paper that offers a guide for conducting a hypothetical research study on the relationship of marijuana use to developing Paranoid Personality Disorder. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Marijuana Should be Legal in Medical Applications

    This 3 page paper argues that marijuana should be legal in medical applications, and considers such things as advantages, disadvantages, costs and who could benefit from it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Medicinal Marijuana

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of medical marijuana and its use. The debate is touched on. The substance is evaluated for its use as a medicine. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Legalizing Marijuana

    A 5 page paper which examines the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana in the state of California. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Support for Making Marijuana Legal

    In five pages this paper argues in favor of making marijuana legal in the United States. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Marijuana

    A 3 page paper which argues in favor of legalizing marijuana. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Marijuana and its Psychological Effects on the Brain, Sleep, and Stress

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of marijuana with an emphasis on its health benefits. It includes an analysis of how marijuana acts upon neurotransmitters, and offers a counterpoint to some of the more exaggerated claims. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Marijuana Decriminalization

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of arguments for the decriminalization of marijuana. Health, financial, and social benefits are cited, and an outline is included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Marijuana Propaganda verses Fact

    This 9 page paper explores the history and legality of marijuana as it exists in the twenty-first century. Admittedly, the anti marijuana stance that has existed for most of our history is attributable to considerably misunderstanding and a propaganda campaign by the US government yet the relative plusses and minuses of marijuana are still being weighed out. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Relative Merits of Medical Marijuana

    This 5 page paper argues that there is more known about the negatives of marijuana use than there is any positives. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Decriminalizing Marijuana - Speaking Notes

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of speaking notes for the decriminalization of marijuana. A number of arguments are put forth, and evidence provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Recreational Drugs and Their Negative Impact

    This 3 page paper examines the effects of marijuana, cocaine and alcohol. Examples are used to show that sometimes marijuana might impair judgment and lead to crime. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 3 Substance Types and Their Effects

    3 pages in length. As the top three most abused drugs, cocaine, marijuana and heroin also share some of the same physiological effects. Marijuana is considered to be much more user controllable than cocaine or heroin, both of which are highly addictive substances; because brain impact occurs quite rapidly when cocaine is smoked in its crack form, it becomes that much more addictive. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Illegal Drugs and Their Impact

    This 6 page paper looks at the effects of illegal drugs on the brain and whether or not they are addictive. Various drugs are discussed such as marijuana, Ecstasy and Heroin. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Criminal Justice VI

    A 9 page paper in two parts. The first part, 3 pages, discusses the differences between juvenile and adult courts, and reviews some of the more effective means of waging the war on drugs. The second part of the paper is a brief presenting arguments both for and against legalization or decriminalization of marijuana. Part 2 makes no conclusion, but rather presents arguments used by those on both sides of the issue. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Fact and Fiction of Drug Legislation

    This 4 paper examines myths or fictions, regarding drug legislation and also displays many hard facts about the same topic. Various topics are discussed inclusive of but not limited to medical marijuana and needle exchange programs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Brief Overview of 3 Drugs

    A 6 page research paper that offers a brief overview of three drugs: anabolic steroids, marijuana and ecstasy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Performance Enhancement Drugs and the 'Payoff' in Sudden Death

    A 6 page paper that explores the problems resulting from the use of performance and endurance enhancing drugs in athletic training programs as well as the use of drugs such as cocaine and marijuana to build mental confidence before athletic events and to ease the competitive edge following these events. Discussion includes the dangers of anabolic steroid use along with a brief history of its introduction to the athletic arena. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Children and Drug Addiction

    7 pages in length. Defined as "compulsively seeking to use a substance, regardless of the potentially negative social, psychological and physical consequences" (Dorsey et al, 2005), drug addiction crosses the line between recreational use and dependency. When one analyzes the prevalence of drug addiction within the general population, the last consideration one makes is the presence of children in this equation; however, of the 25.5 million people who, for example, smoked marijuana on a daily basis in 2004 – which represents the most regularly used drug in any population - kids between the ages of twelve and seventeen made up 342,000 of that group (Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2006). Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Crystal Meth: Effects On Teens And Adults

    6 pages in length. Crystal methamphetamine has had a long and illustrious presence throughout the last half of the twentieth century; for a drug typically prescribed for addressing attention deficit disorders and obesity, crystal meth has been used illegally on the streets to a much greater degree for the artificial high it provides. Known under an abundance of slang terms - not the least of which includes speed, meth, ice, crystal, chalk, crank, tweak, uppers, black beauties, glass, bikers coffee, methlies quick, poor man's cocaine, chicken feed, shabu, stove top, trash, go-fast, yaba, and yellow bam - crystal meth has served to perpetuate the nation's addiction problem along with cocaine and according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is ranked the second most commonly used drug behind alcohol and marijuana. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Florida's Laws on Mental Illness Counseling and Substance Abuse

    6 pages in length. Creating a system where counseling approaches work for all concerned is a long-standing challenge facing most communities. By utilizing the Marchman and Baker Acts, states like Florida are better equipped to address the extent to which substance abuse (Marchman) and mental illness (Baker) treatment is made available to its citizens. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Drug Law Philosoophy

    A 4 page discussion of the efficiency and benefits of drug laws. This paper explores the contemporary argument that drug laws are not only effective but deleterious in terms of their overall impact to society. The work of Plato, Socrates, and Machiavelli are looked to to support this contention. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • History and Societal Effects of Opium

    8 pages in length. Opium was the drug of choice during eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America. Popularized for its mood-altering capability, opium was first consumed in crude form and then later transformed into various recreational and medicinal strains. From the juice of the opium plant's poppy came laudanum and paragoric, two alcoholic extracts; black drop or Quaker's opium; and a preparation for smoking, of which the Chinese immigrants were particularly fond. However, crude opium was the most popularized form centuries ago, inasmuch as approximately ten percent of its composition is that of alkaloid morphine, its most powerful mood-altering ingredient. The writer discusses the history of opium usage, as well as contemporary efforts to curb opiate popularity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Drug Abuse Historical Overview

    A 5 page research paper that, first of all, gives a brief historical examination of the history of drug abuse, and then addresses the questions of whether or not there is a universal need to have altered states of consciousness. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The History and Operations of Alcoholic Anonymous

    A 15 page paper. Alcoholic Anonymous is a fellowship that operates differently than another kind of organization. It is truly democratic with only the steps, traditions and concepts to guide it. There are no laws, by-laws or governing persons. This paper offers a brief overview of the beginnings of this fellowship, reports the traditions that guide it, the dedication to service and corporate poverty and how it functions. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Treatment Delivery Systems and Addiction Treatment History

    This 4 page paper looks at the history of substance abuse treatment. The problem is looked at from the nineteenth century on, but a significant change in the 1980s is highlighted. Government involvement in the treatment of addiction and other problems are discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • LSD's History

    This 6 page paper gives an overview of LSD(acid) including the use and abuse of the drug over the years. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Cocaine and its History

    A 6 page discussion of the early history of cocaine. The author traces cocaine from the coca plant utilized by the traditional peoples of the Andes through the late nineteenth century and the invention of Coca Cola and various other products that commonly contained the drug. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Star Technologies Drug Testing and Management

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the management issues at Star Technologies, including the problem of drug use and drug testing. This paper integrates an overview of the management systems in place for to address the problem of drug testing and drug use in the company. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Effects of Pre-Natal Drug Use and Addiction

    This 5-page paper focuses on a literature review of maternal drug addiction and its impact on the fetus. Literature was written after 1995. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Literature Review of Overdose Effects of Safe Injection Houses for Street Drug Users

    This 12-page paper examines the literature pertaining to the impact of safe injection houses for street drug users on the possibility of overdosing on drugs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Addiction Transfer Disorder & Gastric Bypass Surgery

    A 10 page research paper that examines the literature on the phenomenon known as “addiction transfer” among bariatric patients. This literature review looks at what has been discovered, neurologically and in regards to psychological motives, thus far and the implications of this information in regards to directions for future research. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Programs

    A 10 page research paper that addresses this topic. This literature review summarizes the findings of a variety of recent studies that address the topic of the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment programs and the conclusions reached by these research teams. The point of this investigation is to try to discern patterns in the literature that indicate common factors that have been associated with effectiveness in regards to these treatment programs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Attitudes of Social Workers and Nurses About Working with Alcoholic Clients

    This 20 page paper provides a review of the current literature regarding the issue of alcoholism and the attitudes of nurses and social workers who are employed in positions working with alcoholic clients and their families. This literature review promotes an understanding of the problem of alcoholism and the issues that stem from developing nursing and social service practices for indivudals with this condition. Bibliographhy lists 20 sources.

  • An Article on Psychotrophic Medications Reviewed

    This is a 6 page review of the current literature available on psychotropic medications. Five articles are discussed. The review of the literature available about the concerns, usage and effects of psychotropic medication is fairly extensive. Researchers have examined use in children, adolescents and adults as well as in pregnant women. Many of the articles provide good details on the different medications available as well as their contraindications and side effects. Although the physiological mechanisms are not completely analyzed yet in the field of medicine psychotropic drugs are used widely across the country. In fact, many critics have concluded that children have been overly prescribed medications as in the case of Ritalin, the most common psychotropic medication prescribed for children which has increased in usage by over 700 percent in the last ten years. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Crime and Substance Abuse

    A 4 page discussion of the root causes of substance abuse and the unfortunate correlation of crime. The author discusses major theories from the literature. Bibliography lists sources.

  • Soccer, Drugs, and Violence

    This 7 page paper discusses the problem of violence which is associated with the sport of soccer, namely in terms of the fans. Furthermore, this violence is often associated with abuse of drugs and/or alcohol. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Athletic Competitions and Allowing Anabolic Steroids

    This 7 page paper argues that while steroids may not be completely safe, they should be allowed in sports competitions. Ethical, medical and social considerations are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Do Drugs, Get Banned Forever

    This 5 page paper examines steroid use in sports, and argues that athletes who use them should be banned for life. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Athletes, Congress, and Steroid Use

    A 5 page paper outlining the problems inherent in steroid use and the steps that have been taken to address them at Congressional and other societal levels. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Sports and Drugs

    This comprehensive 8 page paper considers the problem of dope testing in sports. The cheats are always ahead of testers and the fight is an ongoing one. This paper considers the fight, the role of the regulators such as the IAAF, the problems of strict liability, ethical consideration and problems with harmonisation of drug testing. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Sports and Steroids

    A 5 page paper which examines the way the media portrays athletes and policies of steroid abusers in professional sports, providing specific examples of athletes (Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, and Rafael Palmeiro) and the policies of the NFL, MLB, NBA, and the NHL. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Athletes and Drug Use

    10 pages in length. If one were to ascertain the reasons why many athletes use drugs, there are likely to be several answers that are equally as applicable, including the factor of winning at any costs, enhancing otherwise inadequate physical performance and the overwhelming pressure to succeed. With the understanding that such reasons inevitably fall under the headings of cheating and poor sportsmanship, it is still not enough of a deterrent for many athletes to overcome the temptation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ephedrine Use Pros and Cons

    5 pages. The popular and well-known psychoactive drug Ephedrine is used in everything from sports medicine to diet pills. Many people also use it as a form of 'herbal Ecstasy' so that they can get high. The FDA warns of the dangers of the use of this drug, also known by its herbal name of Ma Huang. This paper will give both sides of the story on this interesting and controversial drug, Ephedrine. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Derived Theory of Smoking Relapse Analyzed

    This 7 page paper evaluates the derived theory of smoking relapse in respect to nursing. A model found in Chinn & Kramer's Theory of Nursing is utilized for analysis. Various elements of the theory are discussed inclusive of its importance and accessibility. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Health and Alcohol as Perceived by a GP Nurse

    This 22 page paper looks at the problem of alcohol and how this may be seen from the perspective of the GP nurse when designing a programme to help reduce the problems caused by alcohol abuse. The paper starts by looking at models of health and the definition of public health, then considers health needs such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Bradshaw’s Taxonomy of Needs. The paper then considers the issues of alcohol abuse, the role of the GP nurse and some potential models for developing improvement programs. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Drug Abuse and the Influences of Psychology and Sociology

    3 pages in length. The writer discusses how drugs have affixed themselves to the very foundation of urban blight's contemporary framework, a reality that has been a thorn in society's side for decades upon decades. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Psychological Dependence and Drug Abuse

    This 3 page paper provides information on the subject of drug dependence in the context of psychology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Brook and Tseng's Research on the Correlation Between Negativity and Anger in Toddlers and Drug Use by Parents

    A 3 page overview of this 1996 study published in “Genetic, Social & General Psychology Monographs”. This paper reviews the researchers’ hypotheses, methods and conclusion. The researchers find that the mediational model hypothesis that one parental factor is capable of mediating the impact of another parental factor in terms of child behavior is supported.

  • Drug Abuse Sociological and Psychological Causative Factors

    A 4 page examination of the question of whether an individual's inclination to abuse drugs is affected more by social factors or psychological factors. The author contends that while psychology can play a role even it is affected by social circumstance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Alcohol on the College Campus

    A 10 page paper discussing the psychology, motivation, and results of alcohol abuse in college students. Reasons such as anxiety, peer pressure, and family history of alcohol abuse figure most prominently in the factors motivating college-age drinking. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Addiction and Kohlberg and Adler

    A 5 page paper that discusses the major concepts of Adler's Individual Psychology and what Adler attributes addiction to in terms of his theories. The paper also outlines Kohlberg's stages of moral development and discusses what Kohlberg would say about addiction. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sexual Dysfunction and Alcoholism

    7 pages in length. The 45-year-old female respondent of this interview is part of a relationship where both partners drink on a regular basis; while her 37-year-old husband finds considerable success in utilizing pornography to stimulate his sexual reaction, the respondent is hesitant to participate in what she deems as a threatening, demoralizing men's fantasyland. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Effects of Music and Alcohol on Female Behavior in Nightclubs

    A 10 page investigation into nightclub behavior. Focusing on fourteen women this researcher finds a definite correlation between live music, alcohol consumption, and increased/more focused eye contact with a partner. Numerous questions present themselves in these findings, however, when the ultimate outcome is compared to the women's stated intent in visiting a nightclub. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sexual Hallucinations Induced by Drugs

    This 4 page paper examines the phenomenon where certain medications, particularly when prompted by anesthesia, evoke a hallucinogenic reaction. Specific medications are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • U.S. Dealing, Selling, and Trafficking of Illegal Drugs

    6 pages in length. The lure of easy money is often far too difficult to ignore for those caught up in drug dealing, selling and trafficking; with the seemingly uncontrollable element of illegal activity occurring in the United States, one might surmise that the lucrative world of hustling is a social ill that is here to stay. Drug dealers, sellers and traffickers have created a seemingly perfect solution for what they perceive to be a social injustice; by utilizing and playing the system for all it is worth, these individuals are often able to make far more than many legitimate forms of employment. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Legalization of Illegal Drugs

    A 6 page paper which examines whether or not drugs which are now illegal should be made legal. The paper argues that drugs should be legal. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Illegal Drugs and Their Impact

    This 6 page paper looks at the effects of illegal drugs on the brain and whether or not they are addictive. Various drugs are discussed such as marijuana, Ecstasy and Heroin. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 2 Contemporary Issues Confronting Our Country

    5 pages. There are two main issues plaguing our country today and those are the use of illicit drugs and the less than adequate education received by the general population. The government has failed to solve both problems in the past and it can be assumed it will be making no headway in the future in solving either problem. This paper discusses the main limitations the government has in solving either of these problems.

  • Illegal Use of Drugs by Teens

    This paper examines the impact of illegal drugs on teenagers and explains why youth continue taking drugs even though dangerous. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Drugs and the Risks They Represent

    This is a 3 page paper which examines and discusses the risks of abusing prescription drugs and using illegal street drugs. The bibliography has no sources.

  • Crime, Drugs, and California Legislation

    3 pages in length. California – the indisputable leader when it comes to unprecedented resolution for myriad social and political problems – took a significant step toward combating the drug/crime relationship when it imposed its "three strikes" legislation, allowing the West Coast state to demonstrate its firm stance on the issue of illegal drugs. However, such unique legislation is not without its drawbacks. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    5 pages in length. Beginning with an anecdotal introduction, paper discusses addiction as it specifically applies to drug and alcohol addiction. The addictive properties of specific drugs are outlined. Bibliography not available.

  • California Drug Statistics

    4 pages in length. California's statistics for drug arrests during the twentieth century's final decade is indicative of the wide margin of gender, racial and age variables. The years between 1990 and 1999 provide data on arrests for specific drugs (felony or misdemeanor) and whether the crime was committed by a juvenile or adult. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Drug Rehabilitation v Prison

    A 3 page contention that drug rehabilitation is preferable to imposing prison sentences for drug related crimes. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • When To Test Employees for Drugs

    A 2.5 page paper which examines two specific conditions in which a company should be allowed to test its employees for drugs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Public Schools and Drug Testing

    This paper examines the policy of drug testing students involved in extra curricular activities at school. Based on the recent case of Earl versus Tecumseh, the essay examines why drug tests are in place, legal ramifications and what needs to be considered before implementing drug tests in schools. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Star Technologies Drug Testing and Management

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the management issues at Star Technologies, including the problem of drug use and drug testing. This paper integrates an overview of the management systems in place for to address the problem of drug testing and drug use in the company. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • A Theory Explaining Illicit Drug Use

    A 4 page proposal of a theory to explain why some individuals use illicit drugs. This paper suggests the multifactor disease model of illicit drug use. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Fact and Fiction of Drug Legislation

    This 4 paper examines myths or fictions, regarding drug legislation and also displays many hard facts about the same topic. Various topics are discussed inclusive of but not limited to medical marijuana and needle exchange programs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Legalizing Drugs

    A 4 page paper which examines whether or not drugs should be legalized. The paper argues that drugs should be legalized. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Hydrocodone: An Overview

    This 3 page paper reviews the benefits and concerns surrounding this Schedule II opioid. The author observes that while the drug has valid pharmaceutical uses, it is one of the most commonly abused drugs on the market. Bibliography list 4 sources.

  • Ecstasy Use As A Party Drug: Cause And Effect

    3 pages in length. The need for artificial stimulation has long been associated with the social circuit, inasmuch as various drugs provide an assortment of synthetically inspired sensations that take people to another mental or physical plane. Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), more commonly known as ecstasy, is one of the more popular party drugs because of the favorable feelings it induces, the result of a change of the brain's neurotransmitter serotonin that controls mood. Ecstasy produces a false sense of peacefulness that compels users to interact with one another in a markedly tolerant and accepting fashion known as empathogenesis; the longing to convey love and be in the company of beauty - technically termed entactogenesis - has served to label ecstasy as the 'hug drug.' Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Effect of Religion on Adolescents Addicted to Illegal Substances

    This 3 page paper explores the effect of religion on adolescents who are addicted to, or who try, illegal substances. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Drug Ionization, Absorption, Excretion

    A 4 page overview of the relation of drug ionization, specifically of whether the drug is a weak acid or a weak base, to its absorption into the body and consequent excretion from the body. Notes a differential absorption and excretion, according to physiological pH, as to where the drug is absorbed and when it is excreted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Use of Meth by Homosexual Popuations

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of some of the methods for evaluating statistics and populations for a study on meth use in gay populations. There are specific references to source materials. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Children and the Impact of Substance Abuse

    A 6 page research paper that examines the effects of parental substance abuse on their children and argues that such abuse greatly increases the chances that their children will, likewise, develop substance abuse problems. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Substance Abuse And Dual Diagnosis

    A 5 page paper that begins with a brief definition of 'substance abuse' and 'dual diagnosis.' The incidence of dual diagnosis is reported as are the challenges this type of diagnosis presents to the clinician and the patient. The writer reports a study with bipolar disorder using a new type of group intervention that was successful with substance abuse but not with the disorder. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Cocaine's Chemistry and its Impact

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the history, chemistry and effects of cocaine and its usage in Western society. Originating in 1860 in Western society, cocaine has been used extensively as a recreational drug. Synthetic cocaine is now produced because of the increased effort in the restrictions of obtaining drug from its natural source. Recently researchers have found that the dopamine hypothesis can account for the psychological effects of the drug while the physiological effects include tachycardia, hypertension and renal failure. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Program/Aiding Adult Female Victims of Childhood Sex Abuse

    An 8 page research paper that outlines an intervention program designed to aid women who are substance abusers that were sexually abused as children. Research has shown that women who were sexually abused as children and young adolescents are at-risk for substance abuse disorders to a much higher degree than the general population. It appears as substance abuse develops as a coping method that is a desperate attempt by the adult survivor of child abuse to deal with trauma. The following is a proposal for a treatment program that would be specifically designed to address the needs of these women. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Dangers of Teenage Drinking

    A 3 page paper which examines the dangers of teenage drinking. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Brook and Tseng's Research on the Correlation Between Negativity and Anger in Toddlers and Drug Use by Parents

    A 3 page overview of this 1996 study published in “Genetic, Social & General Psychology Monographs”. This paper reviews the researchers’ hypotheses, methods and conclusion. The researchers find that the mediational model hypothesis that one parental factor is capable of mediating the impact of another parental factor in terms of child behavior is supported.

  • Effectiveness of Drug Abstinence Programs

    A 7 page research paper evluatively assessing whether or not drug abstinence programs can work for addicted people. Psychological factors determining how effective such programs will be are discussed throughout. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Relationship among Race, Ethnicity and Binge Drinking

    A 10 page paper which first defines binge drinking as the drinking of excessive amounts of alcohol in one episode and then identifies it as a phenomena is of serious concern in that it is not only life threatening but is increasing on a world wide basis. Asserts that while alcohol consumption man be decreasing among adults in many countries, the propensity for youth to engage in binge drinking appears to be increasing. Contends that an individual’s propensity for binge drinking is believed to be directly related to their ethnicity and/or race. Summarizes several studies which would appear to support that contention. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Alcohol Advertisements and College Student Binge Drinking

    14 pages in length. Examining binge drinking in college students and how alcohol advertisements in the ten most popular men's and women's magazines might influence that behavior in the average college student between the ages of 17 and 23, one must consider the psychological aspects of the advertising industry. The writer further discusses the aspects of binge drinking on today's college campuses. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Cigarette Smoking in Adolescence (Article Review)

    This 3 page paper examines an article by Larson, Story, Perry, Neumark-Strainer & Hannan (2007) that takes a look at adolescent lifestyle factors and behavior. The focus is on cigarette smoking and other health related behaviors. No additional sources cited.

  • Hydrocodone Abuse

    3 pages in length. The extent to which hydrocodone has fast become what the federal Drug Enforcement Administration considers the "most abused prescription drug in the country" (The Drug Addiction Treatment Center, 2003) is both grand and far-reaching; that such commonly abused drugs as cocaine, meth and other illicit substances serve to overshadow hydrocodone use and abuse speaks to the significant difference between illegal drug addiction and one that stems from a doctor's prescription. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Case Study on Workplace Drug Abuse

    This 8 page paper addresses several human resource issues by focusing on a hypothetical case study where an employee is found to have a substance abuse problem. The twist is that the individual works in a substance abuse clinic. Several issues are addressed. What course a supervisor should take is discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Drugs, Zero Tolerance and City Ice and Cold Storage

    10 pages in length. There exists little tolerance for drug use and abuse at City Ice and Cold Storage. Not only does substance abuse disrupt the flow of day-to-day production because of excessive absenteeism, incessant tardiness and poor job performance, but it also costs the company untold numbers of dollars each year in lost revenue. The writer discusses how drugs – including alcohol – have no place in the work environment, yet there is a significant percentage of workers here at City Ice and Cold Storage who cannot separate their personal lives from their professional lives, creating a potentially volatile situation by haphazardly combining the two. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Zip Code 11572 and Abuse of Alcohol and Drugs

    A 5 page research paper that, first of all, looks at drug and alcohol addiction in the 11572 zip code, which refers to Oceanside, New York, in Nassau County, Hempstead Township. Then, the writer offers a more general view of the damage caused by addiction, and closes with an overview of prevention steps taken by New York State. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Should New Drugs Be Labelled As ‘New’ To Indicate A Higher Risk Than Established Dugs?

    This 4 page paper considers the issue of new drugs and whether or not they should be labelled as an issue of public safety. The FDA focuses on drug approval, leaving a gap when it comes to assessing drugs that have already been approved. There ahs been a call for all new drugs to be marked as new. The paper assesses this from the perspective of the drug companies, the health policy makers and the patients. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Recreational Drugs and Their Negative Impact

    This 3 page paper examines the effects of marijuana, cocaine and alcohol. Examples are used to show that sometimes marijuana might impair judgment and lead to crime. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Alcohol and Drug Use/Juvenile Crime

    An 8 page research paper that includes a brief abstract, which investigates literature on alcohol and drug consumption in order to discern the relationship between these factors and juvenile involvement in criminal behavior. First of all, the writer summarizes four relevant research studies; then, findings are summarized and discussed and conclusions are drawn, which argue that, rather than a causal effect of criminal behavior, alcohol and drug consumption is a symptom of the social and mental health issues with which juvenile offenders have to cope. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Issues Pertaining to Addiction

    A 5 page research paper that offers several definitions of "addiction" and relates these definitions to illustrative case studies, while also addressing other issues. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Effects of Pre-Natal Drug Use and Addiction

    This 5-page paper focuses on a literature review of maternal drug addiction and its impact on the fetus. Literature was written after 1995. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Prevention And Treatment Programs For Alcohol Abuse

    3 pages in length. Alcohol abuse occurs at all stages of life and can be triggered by a number of variables, not the least of which includes genetic predisposition, psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety) and peer pressure, the latter being particularly associated with college-aged binge drinking. Prevention is the key to avoiding detrimental physical and psychological consequences of alcohol, however, treatment options exist for those who slip into the cyclical trap of abuse. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Alcohol Use of Polices Among the Indigenous Population in Australia

    This 14 page paper looks at the indigenous population in Australia and the issue of alcoholism and alcohol abuse in the aboriginal people. The paper starts with a community profile of the indigenous population living and then looks at the way alcohol is perceived and the problem, as well as the policies and strategies to reduce the harm it causes and the shortfall in the policies between what is provided and what is needed. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Alcohol Abuse and Public Health

    This 3 page paper discusses alcohol abuse and why it can be considered a public health issue. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Alcohol Abuse Among College Students and Risk Factors

    This 10 page paper reviews four peer reviewed studies on College students and alcohol abuse. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Health and Alcohol as Perceived by a GP Nurse

    This 22 page paper looks at the problem of alcohol and how this may be seen from the perspective of the GP nurse when designing a programme to help reduce the problems caused by alcohol abuse. The paper starts by looking at models of health and the definition of public health, then considers health needs such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Bradshaw’s Taxonomy of Needs. The paper then considers the issues of alcohol abuse, the role of the GP nurse and some potential models for developing improvement programs. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • The Long Term Effects of Alcohol on Personality

    This 4 page paper examines alcohol and the effects on the personality over the long haul. Addiction is touched on, but the substance of alcohol is examined specifically. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • California and Alcoholism

    A 4 page paper which examines alcoholism and California. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Consequences of Alcoholism

    This 5 page paper examines alcoholism and the costs to society. Financial costs are discussed. Some attention is focused on the high rate of murder and suicide amongst alcohol users. Fetal alcoholism is included in the discussion. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Family Alcoholism and its Impact on Teenage Girls' Development

    10 pages in length. The writer provides a literature review pertaining to how alcoholism impacts teenage development in girls. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Alcoholism in the Workplace

    A 4 page overview of the impacts of alcoholism in the workplace. This paper focuses on the Canadian workplace and emphasizes the value of treatment programs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Alcoholism, A Family Disease

    This 18 page paper examines alcoholism as a disease and the many ways it affects family life. How it affects children and spouses are highlighted. Different theories are explored along with different methods of treatment. Controversies are noted. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Drinking, Driving, Moral and Legal Obligations

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the moral and legal responsibility and the campaigns against drinking and driving. As drinking and driving continues to take many lives on an annual basis, two different formats are being used to control drinking and driving in Canada and the United States. From a legal perspective, stricter laws are being advocated to try and deter and punish people from drinking and driving. Perhaps more effective campaigns however, are those which have targeted the moral responsibility of drinking. Harm reduction programs, moderation management and public awareness are now becoming more prominent in regards to a person’s moral and social responsibility to use self-control and moderation when drinking in order for the protection of the individuals and others in society. Provincial alcohol boards and some alcohol distributors are now promoting the moral obligations and choices people must make when they drink. In addition, many believe that the laws reflect the moral and values of the population even though they may conflict with images of irresponsibility which are often promoted as well. In the case of hard core drinkers who seemed unaffected by moral responsibility campaigns, stricter laws are being suggested focusing on the hard core drinker. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Should Anabolic Steroids Be Used in the Military?

    While this 14 page paper concludes that steroids should not be used, a history of use of steroids in the military is explored along with a look at its usage in society in general. The detrimental effects of anabolic steroids are relayed. This paper includes an Annotated Bibliography with 10 sources.

  • More Negative Than Positive Effects of Anabolic Steroids

    A 4 page overview of the numerous adverse impacts which have been associated with the unsupervised use of anabolic steroids. These impacts include both physiological changes and personality changes as well as increased potential for certain diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Athletic Competitions and Allowing Anabolic Steroids

    This 7 page paper argues that while steroids may not be completely safe, they should be allowed in sports competitions. Ethical, medical and social considerations are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Legalizing Marijuana

    An 8 page paper which argues for the legalization of marijuana. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Arguing Against the Legalization of Drugs

    A two page paper presenting a short, succinct argument against legalizing drugs. The paper argues that we simply do not know enough about the long-term physical effects of drug use, but we already have a great deal of negative evidence about their social effects. Bibliography lists three sources.

  • Legalization of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

    A 5 page research paper on legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Should The United States Legalize Medical Marijuana Use?

    5 pages in length. The double-edged argument over the benefits and drawbacks of medical marijuana is one that continues to rage between those who support the idea of legalizing physician-prescribed cannabis and those who contend such a decision would open the floodgates for abuse and allow for the legalization of other, more dangerous drugs. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Medical Use of Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    This 9 page paper argues that the use of marijuana should be legalized for use in treating certain medical conditions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • All About Marijuana

    This 5 page paper discusses a number of facts about marijuana. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Marijuana and its Psychological Effects on the Brain, Sleep, and Stress

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of marijuana with an emphasis on its health benefits. It includes an analysis of how marijuana acts upon neurotransmitters, and offers a counterpoint to some of the more exaggerated claims. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • How to Serve a Client with Multiple Physical and Mental Health Issues

    This is a 5 page paper giving a critique of a client who was assessed with multiple substance abuse, physical and mental health problems. A client was presented to the counseling team who was assessed to have multiple substance abuse, physical and mental health problems. The female client is 25 years of age, of Hispanic origin, homeless and currently unemployed. Assessment of the client found that she is HIV positive, bipolar, has a sexual addiction and also abuses cocaine and alcohol. The client was uncooperative during initial assessment with the counselor. In a critique of the client, it must be determined the possible causes of her afflictions and to what end the counseling team can offer assistance through an education of her symptoms. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Negative Effects of Alcohol

    A 3 page paper which examines the negative effects of alcohol. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Pharmaceutical Industry, Globalization, and New Product Development

    This 12 page report discusses the various issues associated with the ways in which the pharmaceutical industry has faced the challenges and rewards of globalization. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Health Benefits Of Red Wine

    A 6 page paper. Does red wine really reduce risk for coronary heart disease? It was in the early 20th century that evidence showed moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages reduced the risk of heart disease. The writer reports these studies and the studies demonstrating the health benefits of a daily glass of red wine. The writer explains what is in red wine that has a beneficial effect on one's health, the types of red wine found to be most effective, and the health benefits attributed to red wine. The writer also explains how alcohol is metabolized in the body. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Cultural Analysis in Bourgois' "In Search of Respect"

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of Philippe Bourgois's "In Search of Respect". The prevalence of crack dealing in El Barrio is examined for cultural contributors and causal factors. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Why Smoking in Public Should be Banned

    This 4 page paper supports the idea that smoking in public should be banned. Many arguments are waged. While the paper claims that there is no definitive proof that second hand smoke is harmful, many arguments are waged in respect to why smoking should not be permitted in public. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Athletes, Congress, and Steroid Use

    A 5 page paper outlining the problems inherent in steroid use and the steps that have been taken to address them at Congressional and other societal levels. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Sports and Steroids

    A 5 page paper which examines the way the media portrays athletes and policies of steroid abusers in professional sports, providing specific examples of athletes (Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, and Rafael Palmeiro) and the policies of the NFL, MLB, NBA, and the NHL. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Subconscious Mind and Hallucinogenic Drugs

    A 6 page discussion of the question of whether or not hallucinogenic drugs are useful in revealing the subconscious mind and allowing one to integrate the “two selves” which according to Jung is a prerequisite of wholeness. This paper presents the contention that while the use of hallucinogens might have value to the so-called “primitive” cultures in this application, that value occurs only within the structure of cultural dictates which made the results considerably different that what we observe in casual use. The author uses the teachings of Jung himself to emphasize the importance of culturally specific value. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Programs

    A 10 page research paper that addresses this topic. This literature review summarizes the findings of a variety of recent studies that address the topic of the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment programs and the conclusions reached by these research teams. The point of this investigation is to try to discern patterns in the literature that indicate common factors that have been associated with effectiveness in regards to these treatment programs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • REBT/Treatment for Alcoholism

    A 6 page research paper that describes rational emotive behavior therapy and its application to substance abuse treatment, with a particular focus on alcoholism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Teenagers and Depression

    A 6 page discussion of the causes and impacts of depression among teenagers. The author of this paper discusses both the environmental and biological causes of depression, noting that each cause can manifest itself differently according to the individual and the circumstances. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Homeless Youth in Vancouver, B.C.

    This 5 page paper discusses some of the issues surrounding the homeless young people in Vancouver, B.C. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Health Risks Associated with Tobacco Smoking

    7 pages in length. Cigarettes, once considered glamorous and chic, have emerged as the single most external threat to the health of the general public. The conflict over smoking has become perhaps the greatest morality play of late 20th-Century America. Whether or not one smokes makes no difference as to the potential for contracting any one of the vile diseases associated with smoking: emphysema, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and a multitude of cancers, including lung, throat and tongue. To bring the point home, half million a year people die each year from cigarette-related causes, with 37,000 to 40,000 of those dying as a result of secondhand smoke. A staggering $50 billion dollars is estimated to be the amount of associated health care costs. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • The Problem of Addiction

    A 9 page research paper discussing the problem of addiction, its causes, process & development, treatment etc; Bibliography contains 6 sources.

  • Alcoholism Causes and Effects

    5 pages in length. Out of control drinking is not simply a matter of health. The problem drinker soon finds that alcoholism affects the relationships with friends, family and co-workers as well. This explanatory research paper details the effects of alcoholism in the problem drinker and some of the causes associated with it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • America's Drug Trends Since 1980

    This 10 page report discusses the illegal drug trends that have taken place in the United States over the past two decades. Drugs have made a tremendous impact on American society over the past thirty to forty years, yet many Americans are often ambivalent regarding their opinions relating to drugs in terms of decriminalization, availability, impact on society, and mental and physical health impacts. In 1979, some 25 million Americans had tried drugs sometime in the preceding month. Today that figure is 11 million. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • How to Community Drug Abuse Before It Starts

    A 15 page presentation & proposal designed to fulfill an unmet need in an inner-city community. The writer discusses how a social services center can be used to gather support from parents & teachers in proactively taking kids off the streets and helping them to avoid drug use before ever starting. Relevant social theories, constituents involved, and a plan for presenting the idea to the local government are presented. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Diagnosis and Treatment for Prenatal Exposure to Drugs

    An 8 page research essay on individualized and multilevel approaches to diagnosis and treatment of children with prenatal drug exposure. The writer reviews research literature to point out the complexity of the problem and offers a case study approach to treatment program determination. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Overview of the Drug LSD

    7 pages in length. In this well-organized essay, the writer describes the nature of LSD, its history, use, properties, and banning. Particular emphasis is placed upon the 'LSD controversy' and some of the known side effects of drug usage. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Costs of Driving While Impaired

    A 10-page research paper dealing with the problem of driving while impaired. Discusses the effects of various impairing substances on driving ability, the costs to society of the impaired-driving problem, and how it has affected society from a health and safety standpoint. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Drug Testing Issues and Problems

    This 6 page paper looks at both practical and philosophical issues when testing employees, or job applicants, for drugs. False positive results, and the conditions which can cause these, are discussed in detail. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Brewing Beer at Home

    This 5 page report discusses the processes and advantages of home beer brewing. The popularity of people learning to brew their own beer, including a desire to get back to a sense of self-sufficiency, the popularity of micro-brews, as well as the developing American palate for fine beer. It has proven to be a hobby that satisfies a number of creative desires while keeping a ready supply of beer available! Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Adult Children of Alcoholics

    (5pp)Janet Geringer Woititz's (1990) Adult Children of Alcoholics synthesizes the signs that may enable any substance abuse counselor to recognize a client who is an ACoA, as many individuals, unfortunately, particularly students caught up in the roles or behaviors, are not forthcoming with this information, and a counselor unfamiliar with characteristics of ACoAs may misdiagnosis what is going on with his/her client if s/he is not aware that the client comes from this type of background. Bibliography lists one source.

  • A Model for Pharmaceutical Care

    This 18 page paper presents a model of pharmaceutical delivery and then goes on to support the assumption that it is indeed one of excellence. The paradigm is presented only after extensive research in the field is presented. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Addiction, Recovery, and Biology

    This 5 page paper explores addiction and recovery from a biological standpoint. Psychological aspects are touched on and popular methods of treating physical addictions are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

 

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