Addiction Essay Topics

Health Issues in the Philippines

Like any other third-world country, the Philippines have been struggling in some health issues and one of it is illegal drug use. A lot of Filipinos are addicted to prohibited drugs. However, the Philippine government has dealt with this issue and although there are still some recorded incidents of drug abuse, the number of drug… View Article

Review of Related Literatures and Studies

Local Studies: One of the past local studies that is relevant to our research was made way back 2009. I think it has something to help in our current issues about our researches.  On December 5, 2009, Mapua Institute of Technology finalized their research named “The effects of Computer Addiction to the Academic Performances of… View Article

Drug Is Dangerous to the Society

Drug abuse is a matter of concern because at this time many teens and youth succumbed to drugs. Once they are falling very difficult to stop from it. This is because the drug makes a person feel invoiced. When are addicted, often drug addicts will feel desperate to get back with whatever way they could…. View Article

Asi Questions

The Interview Format – Does It Have to be an Interview? This is perhaps the most often asked question regarding the ASI. In the search for faster and easier methods of collecting data many clinicians and researchers have asked for a self-administered (either by computer or paper and pencil) version of the instrument. We have… View Article

Computer Addiction

Computer addiction is a mental illness which causes the excessive use of computers to the extent that it interferes with daily life. Excessive use may explain problems in social interaction, mood, personality, work ethic, relationships, thought processes, or sleep deprivation. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders does not include a diagnosis for such… View Article

Gambling Research

Gambling refers to the play of any game where there is money, or something of value at stake. There are many different forms of gambling including horse races, lotteries, casinos, scratch cards, stock market betting, and even more recently internet gambling. Although these games are meant for recreational use, the thrill of gambling causes some… View Article

Identifying Community Resources for Mental Health

Firstly regarding my client that has agreed to substance abuse treatment for 30 days I discovered through research that the following programs would be recommended: The Orchard Recovery and Addiction Treatment Center located at 811 Grafton Road, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2 and available at Provides “Detox, Primary Care (10-, 28- and 42-day residential… View Article

Say No to Drugs

“Say No to Drugs” is now visible almost everywhere. Drug addiction is a major social evil of modern times. Major newspaper headlines and sensational television coverage scream about drug abuse and related crimes. Fascination for drugs and their easy availability have heightened the number of drug abuse cases particularly among youngsters. Drugs produce a sense… View Article

Shopping Addiction

Alison Armstrong for the Guardian Professional Network, Monday 27 June 2011 If we really are a nation of shopaholics, then maybe there’s something to be learnt from studying self-declared shopping addicts. That was the premise behind a ground-breaking RESOLVE study which followed a small group of people trying to ‘cure’ their addiction to shopping… View Article

Spiritual Assessment Article Review

The article, “Self-forgiveness: The Step-Child of Forgiveness Research”, authored by Julie H. Hall, and Frank D. Fincham, is intended to promote further research into forgiveness. The article identifies the differences (along with the similarities) between interpersonal and intrapersonal forgiveness, and submits that more research has been done in the interpersonal arena, and less research has… View Article

A Critique of the Lin Article

Lin, Mack, Enright, and Baskin (2004) state that prior to the writing of this article anger and related emotions have already been associated as triggers within the realm of substance abuse. As way of illustration the authors cite the Project Match 12-step facilitation therapy manual which states that “Anger and resentment are pivotal emotions for… View Article

The Addiction to Online Gaming

Tragedy struck on November 20, 2001, when avid online gamer Shawn Woolley was found dead in his room. Found near his body was a . 22 caliber rifle, with his favorite game, EverQuest® running in his computer. This instantly created the notion for Shawn’s mother, Elizabeth, that the reason behind her son’s act of suicide… View Article

Who Is to Blame in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”?

When things are not going according to plan there are often blames and guilty consciences for the problems going on. Take family for instance, if a family has uneducated and bad-mannered kids, there are the parents to blame. And if the parents lose their minds because of the bad children that they spawned to earth,… View Article

Biology on Drug Abuse and Addiction

Abstract This paper will discuss what drug abuse and addiction is. It also will discuss what effects that alcohol, marijuana, and heroin have on the body. Over the past couple decades drug abuse and addiction is a growing epidemic in the United States. As the years go by more and more people are leaning on… View Article

Amy: A Case Study

Amy is the mother of three children: a daughter who is seven and twins – a boy and a girl – who are five. Her husband is an attorney and works long hours. Amy is a college graduate and worked in a professional role until the twins were born. Amy is an only child, social,… View Article

Facebook Addiction Disorder

Nowadays, the new thing in is Facebook. The big Facebook has changed the life of millions. But is that a good or a bad thing? Well some would think it’s good, but in many cases it isn’t. A new type of addiction was formed, Facebook addiction disorder. This addiction leads, mostly teenagers, to become very… View Article

Decision Making in an Addicted Brain

Decision making is a mental process of selecting a course of action. We exercise this right to free will on a very regular basis. We often think this right comes easily to us, however in individuals with neurological addictions decision making can be a difficult process. With individuals who are addicted to a substance or… View Article

Exploring the Mind of Internet Addicts

Addiction is a commonly used word that is mostly associated with a substance(drug or alcohol) and sometimes thought of as an illness. We often hear the word addiction thrown around in conversations. I’ve often used the word addiction when referring to my love of chocolate, but in this case it’s just an expression of speech…. View Article

Narcotics – Research Paper

Narcotics Thesis Statement: Narcotics have valuable medical uses, however, illegal and excessive use of narcotics can endanger people’s lives because of its damaging effects on the mind and body. I.Narcotics Education A.Narcotics B.Kinds of Narcotics C.Characteristics and Medical Uses II.Narcotics Abuse A.Causes of Abuse B.Tolerance and Withdrawal III.Effects of Narcotics Abuse A.Effects on the Person… View Article

Oniomania: Psychology and Higher Income Levels

This condition generally interferes with the functioning of an individual where an individual is faced with an overwhelming urge to shop. Signs include; someone being overly preoccupied with shopping (shop till you drop), excessive shopping of especially items that are not used, which eventually leads to debts, marital problems with the spouse, or even other… View Article

What Are Some Risk Factors to Prevent Illness

* What are some risk factors that may be controlled to prevent serious illness? Do any of these controllable risk factors apply to you? What can you do to eliminate these risk factors in your life? We can prevent serious diseases if we have strong immune systems, so we have to strengthen them, we can… View Article

Online Game Addiction

Online game addiction is no longer just a worry of an American-chubby-child’s mother, but the worry of many parents in Cambodia and other less affluent countries. Recently, more teenage Cambodians were addicted to online games, in order to satisfy their fantasy of being heroes or warriors. Cambodian teens would rather eat less or even skip… View Article

Mercury Drug Macro Environment

Demographics Mercury Drugstore’s Primary Target Market Demographics : Ages ranging from 18 to 65 years old who may be male or female that belong to any social class – B, C, D, and E Marital status – no specific status. The available market size using research data show that 6 out of 10 Filipinos are… View Article

Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drug abuse and addiction are a major burden to society. Many people do not understand why individuals become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive drug abuse. They mistakenly view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and may characterize those who take drugs as morally weak. One… View Article

Where Are the Commas?

Author Robert J. Samuelson, wrote an article named “Why don’t We Use Commas Anymore?” that was published on Newsweek on July 23, 2007 explaining on how commas are being missed used or not used at all. He uses many similes to show that commas need to be more used as often. The reason why Samuelson… View Article

12 Steps to Recovery

Addiction of any substance is an extremely difficult thing to accept. When we finally realize that We have a problem it is up us to admit it. Once we have accepted that we are addicted we have made the first and most important step to recovery. We learn that once recovery is what we want… View Article

Anne: Reaction Paper on Basketball Diaries Movie

On this story, upon reading the title, I thought it will focus on basketball game and competitions but I think I am wrong because it was really about a young man who had bad experiences and struggled to survive. Early in the film, it shows a good friendship of Jim and his friends and where… View Article

Crime in Our Society

This is a painful fact we don’t want to face. There is no effective form to change character. All those qualities in life that makes us what we are also help us become criminals. Heredity and environment, interaction of the individual in society, the totality of human nature and experience. Crime reflects more than just… View Article

Drug Addiction

-Drug addiction is a complex brain disease. It is characterized by compulsive, at times uncontrollable, drug craving, seeking, and use that persist even in the face of extremely negative consequences. -Drug seeking becomes compulsive, in large part as a result of the effects of prolonged drug use on brain functioning and, thus, on behavior. For… View Article

Is Addiction a Brain Disease?

Addiction, it is all around us, affecting people from all walks of life, it is not limited to certain social classes or lifestyles. It is found in every ethnic group, regardless of gender or age. It affects our neighbors, our friends, and our family either directly or indirectly. Although substances such as alcohol and illegal… View Article