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Is addiction a disease? This question has been debated upon for several years yet a final conclusion was never made. In the passage "Ain't Misbehavin'", Stanley Peele argues that addiction is not a disease since it has never been proved to be it. He tries to support his point by stating general differences between addictions and diseases and defending other authors' statements. He says that if addiction is accepted as a disease then it creates a world where anything could be excusable. However, his claims are confusing and do not have enough supporting points to understand the concept better. Stanley Peele starts his argument by disagreeing to the statement that says most people in America
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Pr. Aure Veyssiere
PSY 1301 03
16 October 2015
Reflection 2 : Addiction
Last Monday, I had the chance to attend a talk on addiction, and more precisely, on drug consumption within high school students in Meknes. Dr Khalid Mouna, the holder of the talk is a native of the city of Meknes and his early experiences led him to do research on drug and try to understand why people, at some points of their lives, decide to do drugs.
As he says it himself, Dr. Khalid Mouna, during his years in high school and university, was surrounded by friends who used to smoke hash. When seeing how drugs have negatively affected the lives of his friends, he, then, wanted to explore this subject
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Internet Addiction and Depression, Anxiety and Stress
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between internet addiction and depression, anxiety, and stress. Participants were 300 university students who were enrolled in mid-size state University, in Turkey. In this study, the Online Cognition Scale and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale were used. In correlation analysis, internet addiction was found positively related to depression, anxiety, and stress. According to path analysis results, depression, anxiety, and stress were predicted positively by internet addiction. This research shows that internet addiction has a direct impact on depression, anxiety
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What Causes Addiction?
How do you know when you are addicted to something? Is it a choice or just an effect? What most people do not understand, is that no one really chooses to be an addict. Addiction is a condition where people become obsessed with a substance or activity. Substance abuse makes people become reliable on a certain substance, and they don’t realize that it is affecting their life. Addicts let their addictions affect their responsibilities that they have at home or at work. Addiction can affect people’s relationships and health. People with addiction usually don’t think that their behavior is affecting themselves and others. According to National Institutes of Health
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Effective Components in Determining Substance Use Behavior
Effective Components in Determining Substance Use Behavior
Addiction is regarded as having a multitude of causations and contributing factors. No single specific component or model can accurately predict a person’s substance use behavior (Clinton & Scalise, 2013). Substance use disorders are a reflection of the impact of person-specific biological, psychological, and social influences. Understanding an individual’s spiritual beliefs and the role spirituality plays in a person’s susceptibility to addiction is also necessary. If a spirituality component is absent in a person's life, addiction
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History of Computer Addiction
Computer addiction was noticed in 1973 in some people.The addiction is a mental illness which causes the excessive use of computers to the extent of it interfering with daily life. Its excessive use may also explain problems in social interaction, personality, mood, work ethic and relationships.
Effects of Computer Addiction to Students
Computer addiction can have a variety of negative effects on a person. The most immediate are social. The user withdraws from friends and family as he spends more and more time on the computer. Relationships begin to wither as the user stops attending social gatherings, skips meetings with friends and avoids
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AM I A FOOD ADDICT? Friday, August 18, 2011
By: Rose Aguilera
We’ve all heard about drug and alcohol addiction. So, is there such a thing as food addiction? And if there is, do you have it?
Have you ever asked yourself what is food addiction? Truth is many people who suffer from food addiction are also dealing with a long list of other health-related illnesses, both physical and emotional.
Food addiction, like any other addiction, is a loss of control. Food addicts are preoccupied with thoughts of food, body weight, and body image, and compulsively consume abnormally large amounts of food. Even though they understand the harm caused by their behaviour, they just can’t stop
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Historical Analysis Paper: Internet Addiction- A Rising Issue
The number of Internet users has intensely went up over the years due to the growing accessibility of the Internet. In 2009 the amount of time Americans spent online increased by over a hundred percent from 2004. China, Japan, the United States, Brazil and India are currently the countries containing the largest populations of Internet users world-wide. The countries most plagued with Internet Addiction Disorder include mainly the countries within the continent of Asia such as China and South Korea as well as Northern America, United States (Conrad). Internet addiction has become a serious problem that is progressively
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Cocaine Addiction Education
ENG 122: English Composition II
September 1, 2008
Drug addiction and alcoholism is wide spread among adults and teenagers in today’s society. The percentage of adults affected by these addictions has always been high; however the percentage of teenagers affected by drug and alcohol addictions is growing astronomically. Cocaine has become the drug of choice for adults and teenagers, next to alcohol and prescription drugs. It is the quickest high that can be achieved but one of the deadliest. Cocaine addition affects not only those getting high but their loved ones and friends. If there was more emphasis on cocaine addiction education for the loved ones
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What causes someone to quit their addiction?
Addiction births almost all societal and psychological problems. It is an intricate problem that spreads from an individual, to his or her family and eventually to the society as a whole. A query whether it is possible to wake up and give up an addiction is one clouded with uncertainty. So what is addiction? What are the various types and symptoms associated with each? And what causes an individual to quit an addiction? Addiction refers to the physiological and or psychological dependence on a practice or substance beyond one’s voluntary control. It means that the addict cannot be able to keep off the particular psychological and physiological
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According to Webster's New World™ Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition, Addiction is a chronic relapsing condition characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and abuse and by long-lasting chemical changes in the brain. Addiction is the same irrespective of whether the drug is alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or nicotine. Every addictive substance induces pleasant states or relieves distress. Continue use of addictive substances induces adaptive changes in the brain that lead to tolerance, physical dependence, uncontrollable craving and, all too often, relapse. Dependence is at such a point that stopping is very difficult and causes severe physical and mental damage from
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, information and communication is among five motivation factors that influenced towards the Facebook site and relationship with the addiction to it.
The study to determine the relationships between female student’s motives for Facebook use and Facebook addiction was conducted. It adopts a survey questionnaire method that was distributed to UKM and UNITEN female students, randomly. A set of questionnaire in 3 different parts consist of 51 questions. The data collected were analyzed and determined using SPSS software, the Pearson’s collection and ANOVA.
Based on the research results, it shows that 36.6% of them in the range age of 19-21 years old, whereas 51.1% of them are Malay students
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The word “addiction” may conjure up an image of a sluggish heroin junkie or an erratic crack head. It could also bring to mind a chain smoker or a staggering drunk. Once reserved to describe the state of clinical dependence on a substance as a result of extended abuse, the concept of addiction is widening and includes activities that seem less obviously harmful at the surface. Addiction may not always be as visible as track marks or as noticeably threatening as a drunk-driving accident.
The concept of addiction isn’t just abstract to the layperson. It’s been controversial within the mental health community as well. The most widely-used reference in the
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An addict is one that abandons oneself to something compulsively or obsessively. We've all heard of the drug addict as the one who flushes their life down the toilet but there are more things than just drugs in this world that you can get addicted to. “Evercrack” is a slang term for the popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) Everquest. Evercrack refers to the addictive nature of the game by comparing it to an addiction to crack. The emotional, physical and mental lives of many have been affected by an addiction to video games. Addiction to MMORPG's is not a well known problem but one that seriously affects the individuals that get hooked. Humans have literally
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December 14, 2015
In the movie “The Fighter,” the addiction of drug abuse was addressed. The movie was based on a true story where two brothers named Dicky and Micky Ward were professional boxers. Dickey was the oldest and had his chance at the World Title to be the best boxer of all times. Unfortunately, Dickey got addicted to crack cocaine. Although the characters in the story never fully address his addiction because they pretend that it is not there. Their mother acts oblivious and surprised when she finds out close to the end of the movie. While Micky, was not really surprised.
Micky is an up and coming boxer who is trying to fight
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Exercise has become a trend! People are now exercising more than ever before, whether it’s on a sports team or activities such as running, badminton, and biking. Not only is exercise fun, but it has many benefits including, weight control, increase endurance and improved moods. Furthermore, exercise also reduces the risk of serious diseases. Although exercise itself isn’t difficult, the commitment to do it continuously can be, and this consistency is the only way to see the true benefits of exercise. Exercise programs are often started with good intentions, but quickly fail because of overtraining. People often misunderstand what moderate exercise is, and they think
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The twenty-first century has brought us rapid improvements in technology, however, with the improvements comes a higher risk of Internet addiction among people of all ages. In a nutshell, Internet addiction is commonly found in teens, and is referred to as IVD (Internet Use Disorder). Many Psychiatrists debate over whether Internet Addiction is a mental disorder or not. Internet addiction is divided into three categories: excessive gaming, sexual preoccupation, and e-mail/text messaging addiction (Medindia, 4). No matter the type of addiction a person falls into, every addict can trace their addiction to a core problem with their lives. The Internet provides solace to people, as it lets
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availability. Drugs addiction among adolescents in turn lead to depression and suicide.
One of the most important reasons of teenage drug usage is peer pressure. Peer pressure represents social influences that effect adolescents, it can have a positive or a negative effect, depending on person's social group and one can follow one path of the other. We are greatly influenced by the people around us. In today's schools drugs are very common, peer pressure usually is the reason for their usage. If the people in your social group use drugs there will be pressure a direct or indirect pressure from them. A person may be offered to try drugs, which is direct pressure. Indirect pressure is when someone
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Behavioural (learning) models of addiction
Classical and operant conditioning in addiction
Do we develop addictions simply by being rewarded for doing them?
Classical conditioning and the initiation of addictive behaviour
Stimuli that occur just before, or at the same time, as a learned stimulus (e.g. a drug) may become secondary reinforcers by association. An example of this is learning that the sights and sounds of a pub are associated with alcohol – the sights and sounds then produce the same physiological effects as alcohol.
Operant conditioning and the initiation of addictive behaviour
If a behaviour is rewarded (positive reinforcement) it is likely to be repeated. Positive
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Drug addiction is a serious physical and psychological problem that has many factors including environment, hereditary, mental and physical addictions, and withdrawal. Substance abuse is one of the problems that the United States have. In the 1950s there was a therapeutic drug that was called Phencyclidine (PCP), which later down the line it was given the nickname angle dust. The doctors found out the drug caused hallucinogenic side effects. It was pulled. It reappeared in the sixties and seventies. The drug was eventually illegal to have. Another drug that appeared on the streets is crack, which is smokeable cocaine. There’s people that sells it for a low price on the streets and it caused
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The world of video games have been around for years and are always evolving especially with the modern day technology. With the making of new systems and new games on different video game engines everyone wants the new generation of gaming. Even personal computers are one of the most used systems for gaming. Medical officials have slowly been investigating how big video games are becoming and how individuals playing these games are starting to show signs of serious addiction problems. The modern day video games can become very addicting that it can cause individuals to neglect their families, their health, and lose their jobs.
In 2011 on a divorce online survey showed that 15 percent of
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Addiction: The Disease
HS 101: Addiction Pharmacology & Physiology
Instructor: Wanda Urban
November 23, 2013
I have often wondered why I turned out the way I did, an addict. I wonder if circumstances in my life influenced or contributed to that first time I decided to alter my state with a drug. Honestly, I don’t think it did. I had a normal childhood, in a loving family. We did not have a lot of money, but we had enough. We ate dinner together every night, we went camping in the summer, and took frequent family vacations. Even though there were no traumatic events to blame, I became an addict. But, I am not alone.
A quick Google search will tell you that in 2002 there were an
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An article published both in the Sunday Times and the Wall Street Journal in May of 2006 entitled, “Don’t blame me, I’m just the junkie”, written by Theodore Dalrymple, purposes that criminality is more likely to cause heroin addiction than heroin addiction is to cause criminality.
The author of this article, in my opinion, clearly has an unrealistic view of addiction and has obviously never experienced withdrawal. Mr. Dalrymple begins this article in a disturbing tone when he states that most addicts in prison say “I would give up the heroin if only I got the help”. He goes on to interpret this statement to mean that the addict is of course implying that there is a technical means by
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Trauma-Sensitive Addiction Treatment
Dr. Jamie Marich, Linda Curran and Ginny O'Keeffe
Trauma-Sensitive Addiction Treatment
Recovery Matters is a forum for discussing the issues of addiction and how to introduce solutions for addiction recovery. There were some commercial breaks where listeners can ask questions related to addiction and recovery which can then be submitted and answered by professionals. The host of the show, Dr. Jamie Marich, is a professional clinical counselor with a private practice in Youngstown, Ohio (Marich, 2011). She had two guests including psychotherapist Linda Curran (Curan, 2013) and Ginny O’Keeffee, who is one of the founder’s and acting CEO of Amethyst
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Adolescent Abuse and Addiction
Psalms 121:1-2 tells us to look for help in the Lord, not in the flesh. Unfortunately an astounding number of adolescents have not quite grasped this concept. The reasons for this are many. The relationship between abuse and addiction in adolescence is like a tangled web of physical, emotional and spiritual issues. A developing adolescent brain is affected by abuse and addiction as well. Spiritual practice can decrease the likelihood of drug and alcohol problems during the teen years. While abuse and addiction can lead to many problems in adolescence, a strong spiritual foundation can remedy this unhealthy pattern.
Relationship between Abuse and Addiction
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Drug Addiction Today
May 21, 2012
Drug Addiction Today
Drug addiction does not discriminate, it does not care if you are rich or poor, young or old, and once it has a hold on a person, it destroys not only the addict but all the ones that care and love the addict get brought down in the aftermath. There is someone in everyone’s lives that is somehow touched by addiction, is that person strong enough to beat this disease? Or will they be another statistic?
Injection drug users seem to have very little concern regarding the possibilities of contracting diseases from needle sharing, and unsafe sexual practices (Eriksson, 2011
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This is a very sad addiction brings with it some very traumatic consequences. This addiction happens to those that are never satisfied with the way they look and keep going back for surgery after surgery. Taking into account that many of these procedures can go wrong, some people end up totally disfigured. It is called Body Dysmorphic Disorder. The cause of this disorder is not known but is thought to be a complex combination of biological, psychological and environmental factors.
lastic surgery is starting to become very popular nowadays. It used to be only celebrities and stars that were getting plastic surgery but now almost anyone can get plastic surgery done if they wish to
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The last decade witnessed an explosion of social networks such as Myspace and Facebook, which added a new social dimension to the web.
While such networks have made people, communities and groups with shared interests stay more “connected,” Internet addiction and social network addiction in particular also started being recognized as psychological disorders all over the world. While several 90′s studies focused on Internet addiction, the next decade saw the growth of a new addiction related to all manner of social networking sites, especially the current king of the jungle: Facebook.
In a recent study from the University of Athens, Greek psychiatrists argued that a woman who had gone as
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When turning on your local news channels in the morning what are some of the common topics being discussed that you have noticed? Probably the presidential election, acts of crime or the addiction problem on the rise. Over the past couple of years the addiction rate has skyrocketed and it seems that it’s almost an everyday occurrence that you hear about someone overdosing or something happening that affects society in a negative way. When thinking about addiction not many people think about the families who are involved, but in reality they are affected in a big way too. Families suffer in many ways, more than what
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Addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values. It puts the person’s health at risk and alters his behaviour dramatically. One of the most underestimated addiction in today’s society is online gaming. Online gaming addiction is the excessive use of computer and video games that interferes with so called normal life (Chan, 2006). Although taking risks and experimenting with a variety of activities is considered normal, those who are at high risk of being dependent of this addiction are more prone to engage in sensation-seeking behaviours (Mehroof and Griffiths, 2010). The transtheoretical model of behaviour change outlines the person’s precontemplation and contemplation
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ï»¿Opiate addiction: Suboxone, Methadone, in home therapy, and genetic testing as ways to treat an epidemic.
Angel Blackburn was only 15 years old when her life began to journey down a dangerous empty road. She was at that age where a social life was everything. Growing up in a small town known to have a substantial drug abusing population, did not make it easy to stay on a positive path. Angel started hanging around a new group of friends who were experimenting with the use of opiates as something to pass the time and have fun with. She started using heroin just sporadically with friends.
After a short time, it became an increasing need for the feeling of that high, a way to escape life
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realize that you are addicted to caffeine, you are strongly encouraged to start taking steps to cope or get rid of this addiction.
Caffeine gives students an adrenaline rush that helps them to focus better and stay energized. Due to factors such as poor time management, they often stay up late to complete their work. As the night passes, they start to wear out hence they use caffeine to keep them up. The lack of sleep from the previous night leads to exhaustion the next day resulting in students reaching out for caffeine in the day as well. Thus, this becomes a vicious cycle, often leading to caffeine dependency. They start off by taking caffeine only when needed, slowly their body will
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Addiction in Adolescence
Dr. Jimmy Myers
23 April 2014
Addiction in Adolescence
It is a curious thing that people continue to pursue habits that cause them certain or a definite harm, this harm maybe caused to their individual self or those around them, and yet they continue to pursue it. The answer to why may not be given clearly even by these people themselves. Most of the smokers, substance abusers and alcoholics, as well as drug addicts are well aware of the negative effects that they may be dragging themselves towards but are not able to change their habits, for their addiction is too great and their self-control too
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Heroin Addiction and Treatment
This paper offers a brief explanation of the history of heroin. Describing the origins of heroin, who discovered it and describe the detrimental effects heroin has on an individual. There are several treatment options available for heroin addicts and this paper will look at a few of the ones that have shown the most success.
Heroin Addiction and Treatment
Introduction: A Brief History of Heroin
Heroin comes from the opium poppy. This plant has been used by a number of various
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Drug Addiction Crime or Disease?
Interim and Final Reports of the Joint Committee of the American Bar Association and the American Medical Association on Narcotic Drugs.
For the last half-century public authorities in the United States have been wrestling with the problem of controlling addiction to narcotic drugs. Since the twenties, legislation and enforcement policies have aimed at total repression, with criminal sanctions of notable severity attaching to every transaction connected with the non-medical use of drugs. Drug-law enforcement has become a major police activity of federal, state and local governments; the threat of long imprisonment, even of death penalties
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Addiction and Awareness
June 6, 2011
Addiction and Awareness
Addiction is a problem that touches many families in today’s society. In Madison County Alabama the use of alcohol and drugs is a growing problem in all age groups, especially in the younger generation. Working in a large emergency department nurses and doctors are seeing more drug abuse victims and dealing with patients who are addicted is a huge challenge for most health care professionals.
In the emergency department at Huntsville Hospital where 250 to 400 patients are seen daily, many of the patients seen are addicted to some type of mind altering substance. “According
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Intro to Counseling
25 February 2016
Response Paper #1
I struggled with addiction for many years. My goal is to help people who are still suffering from addiction. I have received many different types of therapy; some of which I liked and some I didn’t. I have selected a few therapies that are of most value to me: cognitive behavior therapy, person centered therapy, and family therapy. These are all treatments that I have received myself and that have assisted me in my recovery.
The first type of therapy that I will be talking about is cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy operates on the theory that what people believe impacts how
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Addiction is a bad habit which leads to considerable negative side effects that are social, psychological and physical nature which causes the user to be dependent on the drugs rather than depending on themselves and their mental faculties. It involves the users having cravings and compulsive behaviours which indicates that they do not just want or need the commodity but crave it and the deprivation of this commodity causes a significant amount of withdrawal symptoms which affects the user physically, psychologically and socially.
The rational addiction theory developed by Becker and Murphy states that the addict is in fact a rational economic man who is able to make choices that maximize
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20 April 2013
Addiction To Horror
If people are inherently good, how would you explain people’s enjoyment in movies that are filled with murder and gore? A lot of times people do it for the thrill or adrenaline rush. People like thrills, and being scared during a horror movie provides that thrill while ensuring they are completely safe. Being thrilled is actually good for your body and mental health. It relieves stress and tension, and is a very underrated treatment for mild depression.
If something scares us our body immediately releases dopamine, endorphins, norepinephrine. Cocaine, which has long been considered the
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school stuffs and obliviously overspending their allowance in paying a gaming computer unit and a bet. Lessen, determine and prevent computer addiction, are in the mind of the researchers in conducting this study.
The primary aim of this study is to obtain relevant information in the involvement of the students towards computer games. Specifically, it sought to answer the following questions:
1. What is the profile of the respondents in terms of the following factors:
1.1 Amenability of hanging with computer
1.2 Interest in computer gaming
1.3 Awareness in the possible effects of too much exposure in computer games
2. What are the most common factors which make
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Computer games are the most popular enter tainments in modern societies and they target a variety of people in different ages. The addiction to the rivalry and excitements of the games make them the most common recreational programs for today's teenagers, so that they do anything to reach a higher level of the game, they immerse in the game so much that they completely separate from their surroundings. Challenging with the obstacles and reaching a higher level in the game, make the players excited and losing the game make them anxious.1 Computer games started in 1972 with Pang, a computer tennis game, and
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2. Literature Review
2.1 Alcohol Addiction
2.1.1 Historical Perspective
Alcohol is the oldest known drug in human history. The production of alcohol beverages dates back to as early as 8000 BC and it can still be obtained legally today (Feldman et al. 1997et). Although it provides metabolic energy, alcohol beverages are mainly consumed for their psychoactive, sedative effects. Light to moderate alcohol consumption may have a benedictory effect on heart disease (Puddey and Croft 1999); however, many drinkers lose control over their drinking and develop a series of behavioral responses, which ay include tolerance, sensitization and addiction to alcohol.
Over the past fifty years
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Phobias and Addiction
May 22, 2012
* This paper explore how phobias can be developed through classical conditioning this can be thought of as a reaction that is learned through the pairing of stimuli. How addictions can be developed through operant conditioning. Operant conditioning, also called instrumental conditioning, is a method for modifying behavior an operant which utilizes contingencies between a discriminative stimulus, an operant response, a reinforce to change the probability of a response occurring again in that situation. This paper also Distinguishes between classical and operant conditioning. One of the major differences
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The technological phenomenon has become concretely prominent these last five years in such a way it has developed a new behavioral attitude that supported the enhancement of psychological syndromes that humans had once succeeded in controlling. Technology has become an integral part of lives. From the moment we get up we check our email, read our Facebook newsfeed and reply to unread text messages, all in a matter of seconds. For some people technology has over taken their lives. Addiction to technology is a serious problem, the advancement and use of technological devices has become an obsession and brought forth unhealthy changes in health and interpersonal relationships.
We live in the
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The Disease of Drug Addiction
Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive seeking and use of addictive substances despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her.
Dramatic advances in science over the past 20 years have shown that drug addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that results from the prolonged effects of drugs on the brain. (Leshner, 1997) It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain structure and how the brain works. (Volkow and Schelbert, 2007) As with many other brain diseases, addiction has embedded behavioral and social-context
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Drug Addiction and Recovery
Professor Paul Neuhausen
Many people do not understand why or how other people become so consumed in drug addiction. Often drug addicts are mistaken as weak individuals with no will power and assume they can stop using drugs at any time. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease and being able to quit drugs takes more than good intentions and strong will. Drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, so quitting is very difficult even for those who say they are ready to quit. Through scientific advances we know more about how drugs work in the brain and we
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The Truth about Marijuana Addiction
Pamela D. McKoy
Liberty University Online
The commonness of abuse and addiction of marijuana has progressively grown among adults and youth worldwide. The use of marijuana is so mainstream that it has taken on a legit aura to the point that it is condoned and in many areas even legal. There have been numerous legal and social clashes over the legalization and medical use of marijuana. This paper will exam the prevalence, problems, and treatment of marijuana abuse and addiction. Also this paper will give the physical, mental and social effects that are endured from the use of marijuana.
Keywords: marijuana, addiction, prevalence, treatment
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Running head: REVIEW OF “ETHICAL ISSUES IN ADDICTION COUNSELING”
A Review of “Ethical Issues in Addiction Counseling”
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Scott (2000) describes six unique ethical challenges that addiction counselors face in their counseling that other counselors do not typically have to address. The author states that counselors must not only uphold the ethical standards of their profession, but also be cognizant of any federal statutes that may supersede their state regulations and act in accordance with them.
A Review of “Ethical Issues in Addiction Counseling”
Although all counselors face ethical challenges, Scott (2000
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Sex Addiction Description and TreatmentsThe effects of sex addiction are readily dismissed because they are not "chemical" when in actuality; naturally occurring drugs are involved in the form of chemicals or peptides such as endorphins. These peptides are analogous in molecular structure of opiates like morphine yet they are many times more powerful. This paper will define sex addiction, provide examples of sex addiction, and describe the levels of severity of sex addiction disorders, treatment approaches, and treatment outcome expectations.Robert Weis, LCSW, defines sex addiction as: "A man or woman who engages in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behaviors acted out despite
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2 November 2012
Twitter has come to be probably the most commonly used social networking site, nearly half of twitter users view their profiles every day. Some of the users spend an unreasonable amount of their time on twitter, whiling the hours away unnoticed, while chores to go unfinished, and even going to the extent of ignoring family and friends in the real world. Although a majority of the hundreds of millions of people use twitter as a special networking device, it has several of negative impacts such as social isolation, communication problems, and health problems which profoundly impact the