Research Paper On Drugs And Alcohol Abuse

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  • Substance Use and Abuse

    The Healthy People 2020 project reported that substance abuse in the United States has decreased but there are still more than 20 million Americans using drugs, alcohol, or both. The estimated cost of substance abuse exceeds $600 billion annually. This essay discusses psychoactive drugs and their effects. Specific topics include definitions of drug use, abuse, and addiction and withdrawal symptoms. Drug classifications are reported as are the characteristics of use, abuse, and dependence. The essay ends with the pros and cons of harm reduction, substance abuse prevention, and other treatments. There are twelve sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • 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.

  • Drugs and Alcohol as 'Gateway Drugs'

    The way in which using alcohol and drugs like marijuana serve as a gateway to harder drug use and abuse is the focus of this 5 page paper. 6 bibliographic sources are cited.

  • 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 and Drug Use/Juvenile Crime

    This research paper examines literature in order to identify the relationship between the involvement of juveniles in crime with their use of alcohol and/or drugs. The writer concludes that alcohol and drug use and the adolescents' criminal involvement are primarily symptoms of dysfunctional social factors. There is also a short abstract. Eight pages long, five sources are cited.

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