Drug abuse Essay Topics


1. Article Summary: OxyContin and Prescription Drug Abuse The article “OxyContin and Prescription Drug Abuse” by Inciardi and Goode provides detailed overview of drug problem in the United States. In particular, the authors discuss OxyContin, its prescriptions, diversification and problems which may appear after its using. The authors argue that the patterns of drug abuse… View Article

Drug Abuse in Africa

Apart from cannabis abuse in northern and southern Africa and khat chewing in north-eastern Africa, the history of drug abuse in Africa is relatively short. The abuse of drugs in Africa is nevertheless escalating rapidly from cannabis abuse to the more dangerous drugs and from limited groups of drug users to a wider range of… View Article

Illegal and Prescription Drug Abuse; How Do We Prevent It?

Drug abuse is a psychological or physical dependency with a mind altering substance1. There is continued drug use even though a person knows that the drug causes harm. Physical dependency is the result of the body building up a tolerance to the drug and needing to increase its dosage to have the effect desired and… View Article

Drug Abuse within University Students in Ottawa

The term drug abuse refers to any use of any drug for something else a part from its planned medical or psychiatric purpose. The use of such drugs may involve using prescription drugs for wrong purposes or using illicit drugs. For instance, research has shown that in Ottawa many university students take drugs not for… View Article

HSM/270 Week 3 Assignment

Week 3 Assignment The PEACE Domestic Violence Agency is a nonprofit organization based in the metropolitan city of Portland, Oregon. The objectives of this organization are to reduce, empower and promote a better community from the domestic violence that is seen. The way to reduce the incidences of violence in people’s lives is of great… View Article

Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction The topic that caught my attention when I was reading my choices was “Drug Addiction”. Drug addiction is something that should not be taken lightly by anyone who has a family member or friend with this issue. We often wonder how and what make people turn into being a drug addict. “Drug addiction… View Article

Prescription Addiction

Addiction by Prescription In this essay, I’m going to explore the abuse of prescription drugs, provide information on the most commonly abused substances, and on the current treatment options available for users. Because of the rise of prescription pill addiction, it is important that people are made aware of the very dangerous effects that these… View Article

Drugs -Tolerance, Dependence, Addiction and Treatment

There can be a great deal of confusion surrounding the words addiction, physical dependence, and tolerance. People will use these words as if they are referring to the exact thing, but there is a significant difference between them . Misunderstandings about these terms can not only be confusing for the general public but also many… View Article

Beautiful Boy and Tweak

Reading two different accounts of the story of a drug addict allows much room for comparison between the two. In the case of David and Nic Sheff’s books, I was surprised at how much similarity there was between the two; they agreed on most points and there was no striking discontinuity in their stories. There… View Article

Substance Abuse Clinical Assessment & Treatment Plan

Name of Client: David J General Information: 18yo male, currently seeking therapy @ community mental health center following a traumatic accident that ended any possibility for a football career Medical / Physical Health Status: family Dr. stated David possibly has depression as a result of the accident; still recovering from injury Employment/Work History and Financial… View Article