Essays Tagged: "Substance dependence"


the individual in his or her social context."Common signs of addiction include preoccupation with a substance, relationship or behaviour. A loss of control over the use of the substance or a pattern o ... essed by others about the loss of control and the effects as well as continued, persistent use of a substance or involvement behaviour in spite of negative consequences.There is no general model for a ...

(4 pages) 204 1 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Addiction project. Cocaine. Interview with ex cocaine addict included!!!

n something to which a lot of time is devotedIf you cannot "live" without any kind of mind altering substances , for an absolute minimum of one year, then you are a mind altering substance addict! No ... d because of the driving under the influence.D.M - How old were you when you did your first illegal substance?Subject 1 - First time I tried anything was at the age of 15, I smoked my first jointD.M- ...

(6 pages) 123 1 3.9 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Requiem For a Dream

The government and higher authorities, being so concerned with the elimination of drug addictions, substance abuse, and substance dependence, should simply require the youth of America to watch Requi ... ctions run rampant throughout the film. There are two major classifications found under addictions; substance dependence and substance abuse. Substance dependence is both physiological and psychologic ...

(6 pages) 50 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Is Addiction a Spiritual Disease

book "The Disease Concept of Alcoholism" that proposed that alcoholics produced a highly addictive substance called THIQ during the metabolism of alcohol.THIQ is normally produced when the body metab ...

(5 pages) 80 0 2.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Addiction - chemical dependence or habit?

try of chronic drug use is being more clearly understood. Key pathways in the brain are involved in substance use and dependence. It is clear that different drugs have different actions on the brain; ... ts have been found to play a part in dependence on many of the most commonly used licit and illicit substances, suggesting that some people are more vulnerable than others to developing drug use probl ...

(7 pages) 235 1 4.8 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Abuse, Dependence and Addiction

Abuse, dependence and addiction are all stages of the addiction process. Abuse is the beginning, when the p ... elop a tolerance to that drug- they need to take more to get high. Once a tolerance is established, dependence is the next step of the addiction process. Many drugs can make a person become dependent. ... addiction process. Many drugs can make a person become dependent. There are two different kinds of dependence physical dependence and psychological dependence-Psychological dependence happens when so ...

(1 pages) 44 3 3.8 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Addiction and Special Populations with APA sources

ues and are not able to meet the needs as a mother because they deal also with addiction to various substances. My experience with single moms is limited. A personal change that has occurred is the wa ... hat has occurred is the want to help these women. There is hope even in the midst of struggles with substances or abuse.Black and white, cut and dry, cookie-cutter treatment is not effective. So many ...

(9 pages) 199 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Addictions-Recovery and the steps to get there

to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or even food, can cause physiological or psychological dependence on a substance or activity, and can be connected to illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease ... customed to a drug or drugs and needs these chemicals just to function, making the body crave these substances. Physiological dependence is determined when a person experiences tolerance, or when the ...

(8 pages) 114 0 3.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Alcholism A Disease Or Not A Disease?

o with any other kind of disease. Almost anyone is vulnerable to being reliant on a wide variety of substances. Many people see others get addicted to things like coke or weed and its never heard to c ...

(4 pages) 79 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


n the person will continuously think about drinking or using drugs, and cannot wait to abuse either substance again. Generally there are two components that stem from drug addiction: physical and psyc ...

(5 pages) 147 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues


rn that is affecting the majority of the Canadian population. Whether it be addictions ranging from substance abuse to chronic internet use, it's posed as a serious concern to the community. Statistic ... e, it's posed as a serious concern to the community. Statistics Canada shows that the total cost of substance abuse was $40 Billion, based on the 2002 census.There are currently seven major addictions ...

(3 pages) 83 0 1.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


(3 pages) 76 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Difference between Drug Use and Drug Abuse

derations as a result they experience no ill-effects.The problem with drug use for many is when the substance used escalates into what is known as substance abuse. This is when the moderation and ill- ... buse, this could then lead to a more serious level of drug use. The person may then start using the substance compulsively. This is when it’s a level of substance dependence, --which is also know ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Addicted Families

Substance Abuse Treatment for Addicted FamiliesSubstance abuse is one of the most widespread disorde ... n for those treating addictions to possess the research is lacking in the area of multigenerational substance abuse. More and more we are seeing families as a whole that are addicted to drugs and alco ... tunda et al). Many kids who grow up in this type of environment blame themselves for their parent's substance abuse. Some children try to control the drinking or drug use by getting all A's, or keepin ...

(6 pages) 87 0 2.3 Dec/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


(12 pages) 40 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


t a problem and you ignore them. For you this might not be a problem but for many others abuse of a substance is very serious. Some of the most common abused substances are marijuana, cigarettes and a ... ave to drinking or not. Drinking is at allot of high school parties and the peer pressure is there. Substances that are used by peers are the most significantly influenced the participant level of use ...

(9 pages) 20 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Science Essays


and people. However, I was able to come up with one. Addiction can be defined as an obsession about substance, behavior or action that can be potentially harmful for a person or person's family.There ... n's family.There are different kinds of addictions. We can differentiate the three main categories: substance addiction, behavior addiction and action addictions. Alcohol and drugs are the most know a ...

(7 pages) 15 0 0.0 Oct/2011

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Teen Drug Abuse

s don't realize the harsh reality of drugs; they believe the drug doesn't do any true harm to them. Substance overdose has nearly doubled over the past five years. Illegal substances change chemical r ... g aware of the actuality of drugs could help save the lives of hundreds of teens each year. Illegal substances are dangerous and can be life threatening or brain damaging, it's important to know the f ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Nov/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs