There are many factors that are damaging today’s society. Addictions are a fast growing concern, it has branched off and caused many problems whether it be related to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, Internet, or eating. Addictions are something society faces everyday. Although there are many reasons behind why addiction are growing, and where they stemmed from, today’s society has focused primarily on how someone with an addictions problem can seek help. Also the many Gaps and Barriers around addictions are enabling people who wish to seek help from receiving it. The increasing amounts of people with drug or alcohol addictions has increased vastly over the years especially among young teens who are still yet to be of age to buy alcohol. With addictions being a commonly known problem in society, there should be more awareness put out to people on how to help those with an addiction or more services that are equally accessible for those who wish to seek help on their addictions.
Smoking And Its Harmful Effects On Our Society
Smoking is destroying our society, the earth, and is killing people. Cigarettes are sold all around the world and people are paying to kill themselves. Smoking is dangerous. People smoke because of peer pressure, media, and the environment that they are raised in Peer pressure causes people to smoke sometimes. Some people view themselves as “uncool” because they don’t smoke. Also sometimes when they see they’re peers smoking, they think that it will connect them or bond them. There are…...
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The Reasons It’s So Hard to Quit Smoking
If we look at the life cycle of a cigarette we will see that it contains no 'magical' or 'enchanting' elements in it which can make a person addicted for life. For many smokers, quitting smoking is like an impossible task, and unfortunately, this may be by design. According to FDA’s exploring 'How a Cigarette is Engineered', researchers highlight some of the reasons why quitting smoking can be difficult. It's not just because cigarettes contain the addictive chemical nicotine, but…...
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Drugs are Continuing Problem in US
The main purpose about this research paper is how drugs lead to death. What do you know about drugs. Drugs are chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being. Drugs are a huge problem in the United States of America. Once people start taking drugs such as heroin, marijuana, cocaine, oxycontin, and others. They get addicted to them. Drugs addiction can lead to crimes, diseases, and death.…...
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Juuling and Teenagers: Why Vaping is a Dangerous Trend
Are you a teen that thinks the juul is cuul? Well, I’m here to tell you...it’s not. Have you ever been peacefully walking across the Home Depot parking lot, and overhear a teenage boy saying, “Hey girl, let me hit yo juul?” If you have in fact experienced this, then you too should know that juuling has become a very big problem. As a teen myself, I have come to believe that a big factor in this juuling epidemic is…...
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Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered
Can you honestly say that you never had an alcoholic drink when you were under the legal drinking age? In the United States, the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) is considered to be 21 which included the purchasing and consuming of any alcoholic beverages. The minimum age for purchasing alcohol has changed many times over the years and at one-point states were able to set their own age for purchasing. The MLDA was signed on July 17, 1984, by President…...
Keeping Drinking Age of 21
Unarguably, the improvement in people’s living standard owes much to the scientific breakthroughs of technical advances as well as social aspects. So significant is keeping the drinking age of 21, which has been supporting effectively on young people. There is ongoing debate on whether keeping the drinking age of 21 has the positive or negative impacts. As far as I am concerned, lowering the drinking will lead to damage brain development, increase car accidents, give high school students greater access…...
Lung Cancer Victimizing Nonsmokers
1 out of 6 individuals kicking the bucket of lung malignant growth and it is beginning to turned out to be one of the main sources of passings in the United Kingdom, misleading smokers and non-smokers alike. In an investigation included in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, specialists found a detectable increment in the quantity of non-smoking individuals determined to have the illness. Around 6,000 non-smokers in United Kingdom lose their lives every year because of complexities…...
The Role of Family in Addiction Recovery
Family is one of the most important things to have. If you don’t have family, who’s going to support you when you’re down, or when you’re doing great? When people don’t have a family to lean on, things go wrong quickly and it usually ends up with the children misbehaving and later on in their lives, they’re more prone to drug abuse and getting in trouble with the law. The feeling of fear is present in everyone; we all crave…...
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Understanding Alcohol: Effects on Body
Alcohol is all well and good in moderation, but the effects of drinking can seriously impact your body and mental health. Understanding what alcohol does to the body and how to safely consume it as part of your lifestyle will improve your health and wellbeing. What is Alcohol? Alcohol has been around for centuries. Often associated with social situations and celebrations, it is created using a chemical called ethanol. Alcohol is created through a fermentation process where the ethanol is…...
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Alcohol: Influence and Effects on Human
Introduction Alcohol is an organic substance composed of hydroxyl group is replaced for a hydrogen atom in a hydrocarbon, Alcohol is considered as the organic derivatives of water as one Hydrogen atom is replaced by the alkyl group. Type of alcohol converted in alcoholic beverages, ethanol, extract from fermenting sugar with the yeast. The best know alcohols are ethanol and methanol, ethanol is used in pharmaceuticals, toiletries and fuels, and mainly used in hospital to sterilize instruments, moreover alcohol in…...
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Proposal: Advantages of Outpatient Treatment for Addicted People
Introduction Substance Abuse is one of our Country's most inescapable and wrecking medical issues. Those battling with addictions make up a populace confronting numerous mental and emotional issues that negatively affect individuals lives, where there are unfavorable consequences of victim’s wellbeing. The focal point of this proposal is to clarify the advantages of Outpatient treatment, and how You Are Health Outpatient treatment is a leading organization in battling Substances Abuse via Outpatient treatment. The proposal looks to quantify the degree…...
History, Reasons and Issues of Smoking
History The history of smoking days back to as initial as 5000 BC in the Americas in shamanistic rituals. With the influx of the Europeans in the 16th century, the ingesting, farming, and interchange of tobacco rapidly banquet. The transformation of undeveloped gear and engineering increased the obtainability of cigarettes next the reconstruction age in the United States. Mass manufacture quickly prolonged the possibility of feasting, which cultivated until the technical disagreements of the 1960s, and censure in the 1980s…...
Argumentive Essay: Smoking Tobacco Should Be Illegal
How many times a day do you walk through a cloud of cigarette smoke? According to the CDC, 14 out of every 100 American citizens smoke tobacco products every day. Even though these adults know what it is doing to their bodies, they still continue to smoke. That is why I believe smoking tobacco should be illegal. 1 Corinthians 6:19 says, “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which…...
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Difference Between Vaping and Smoking
These days, A lot of people had stopped smoking and started vaping. There are plenty of risk factors when it comes to vaping compared to smoking cigarettes. How many people really know the difference between vaping and smoking regular cigarettes? During this paper, it will explain several things when each was invented, the chemicals that’s in them, lawsuits, deaths, and the different prices between the two. Cigarettes have been around from years it was started back in 500 BC. Vaping,…...
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Review of Book “Waging the War on Secondhand Smoke”
I have always taken smoke-free aircraft and smoke-free indoor spaces for granted. However, reading James L. Repace’s Enemy No. 1: Waging the War on Secondhand Smoke made me realise that there has been fights for the right to clean indoor air, which I had previously been unaware of. In fact, only until very recently, indoor smoking was unregulated, i.e., non-smokers had to put up with the smoke, even if they had allergies or medical conditions that were aggravated by it.…...
The Effects of Smoking Tobacco on the Tissues of Eyes
Introduction Smoking harms the bodily tissues of our body, in this essay I will be exploring the effects of smoking tobacco on the tissues of our eyes. Smoking has been associated with various eye conditions and vision defects including the development of age-related macular degeneration as smoking doubles the possibility of developing it. There are also links between smoking and the development of cataracts and the onset of diabetes-related sight problems. (RNIB, 2019) It is useful to know what a…...
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Can E-Cigarettes Address the Issue of Secondhand Smoke
Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) remains a key threat to public health. Secondhand smoke contains more than 50 known chemicals, the majority of which are toxic, carcinogenic, and are potential irritants to the eyes and lungs. The health effects of SHS is far-reaching and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the country. The emergence of e-cigarettes has the potential to reduce SHS and tobacco particulate matter in the environment. The purpose of this paper was to evaluate…...
Harmful Impact of the Internet
Internet is a worldwide computer network providing information and communication provisions made up of interconnected web using systematized communication arrangement. It has become a significant aspect of daily life and modern day tool for finding information, being in contact with family and friends, purchasing items, studying, and being aware of the world. The term ‘addiction’ has generally been used to describe a dependency on a particular substance, now used by researchers to describe compulsive behavioural disorders. As of now, Internet…...
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The Impact of Overusing Cellphones on Children
People of all ages are addicted to mobile phones, everyone loves to see the whole world in a single screen. Perhaps, it is like a drug that goes into the veins of all humans. In this recent period of technology, an abundance of the generation is overusing the cellphones which lead to mental as well as physical illness especially, on eyesight. Moreover, it creates distance between the relations by spending precious time in playing games and using social media. Mobile…...
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Negative Effects of Computer Addiction
Nowadays, society is becoming too dependent on computers and technology, for functioning in everyday life to perform different tasks. The computer has been one of man’s most influential inventions. They have become so necessary in one’s life that it is difficult to believe that they are a relatively recent invention. The internet, computers, and other devices are used almost everywhere like schools, offices, transportation. Likewise, the more we depend on technology, the more we lose our thinking ability. People obsess…...
Social Media Addiction: The Productivity Killer
Therefore, this essay shall evaluate in the distractions and ways in which it proves time-wasting yet on the other end it’s productive and also rewarding. Social media has caused distracting to the tertiary level students by taking away their attention. Nowadays it’s very difficult for a student handling multi-task that combined and make it harder to buckle down and pay attention because of the high addictive of social media in their life it reveals to be a real effect. In…...
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Reasons to Challenge the Drinking Age
The United States’ National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 set out to ensure that all states raised the minimum public possession and purchase age to 21. This was linked to the fact that there were many vehicle accidents occurring among the young adult and teenage population in connection with drinking and driving, (Most, 2013). This essay will explore the minimum drinking age in the U.S., and decide whether it should be lowered to people who are 18 years old.…...
Should Underage Drinking Laws be Enforced?
Specific Speech Purpose: To convince my audience of the necessity of enforcing the underage drinking laws, in order to save lives. Thesis: Something many of you probably do not know is that alcohol is the most consumed and abused substance in America by its’ youth. (Andrea Nakaya, Underage Drinking). Each and every day scores of teenagers are having their first taste of alcohol. This computes to approximately twenty-nine percent or (about ten point eight million Americans from the ages of…...
Why Is Binge Drinking So Common Among Young People
Why is underage and binge drinking such a big problem in the United States? Is it the mentality of the people? Education? In Europe, kids are taught from a very young age, around 12, how to drink responsibly (Fulton). All European Union states have their minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) set at 18; except Germany which has it at 16. Europe however has fewer accidents relating to alcohol and their young adults are much more responsible. The US has gone…...
Should Underage Drinking be 21 in All States?
Underage Drinking The Drinking age ProCon.org from the source ProCon.org is a positive and negative effect on the drinking age that disputes to reduce the age for consumption of alcohol to be escalated to youth people to consume a big amount of alcohol in a short period of time that jeopardizes youth people department. However, reducing the MLDA claims that the age of teens is not reliable when it comes to responsibility when they have control over the consumption of…...
The Drinking Age in the United States Should Say at 21
Even though underage drinking is illegal, 11% of the population aged 12 to 20 drink alcohol in the United States. On average, 4,300 deaths occurred because of underage drinking. It is seen as a national concern that leads to tragic deaths. Congress had raised the drinking age to 21 despite states wanting to keep it at 18. Our government should keep the drinking age at 21 because it saves more lives. The Government Should keep the drinking age at 21…...
Cell Phone Addiction: Is It Really a Thing
Although cell phones allow people to access unlimited information on the internet and connect with others, there are many consequences to using a phone constantly. Now, why are people addicted to such a small electronic device? Could it be social media, Games, Online content, or texting? The reasons are endless! Most modern-day teens are addicted because of social media and/or games, and it's not their fault! Cell phone addiction can kill many people due to distracted driving. The one thing…...
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How Gadget Addiction Is Causing Serious Health Damages
“According to KPCB’s report, the average adult user spent 5.9 hours with digital media. It has increased from 0.3 hours per day in 2008 to 3.3 hours per day in 2017.” (Rob Marvin, 2018). The gadget is one of the results of modern technology. People nowadays seem to desire a device that has easy access to everything on their hands. With the help of advanced technology, Gadgets such as mobile phone, gaming console, laptop, etc. have become essential in today’s…...
Internet Addiction and Subjective Wellbeing
The study on various behavioral addictions has shown that such addictions have impacts on the social wellbeing of individual. However, the addictions are developed as a result of the unstable social wellbeing such as lowliness, depression and low self-esteem. According to Ayas and Horzum (2013), they explained that internet addiction among adolescent or teenagers has emerged because of the rapid and excessive internet misuse and explosion. In their study to determine the relationship between depression, loneliness, self-esteem, and internet addiction,…...
Social Media Addiction: Meaning, Symptoms, Causes, Effects
Social media addiction is a term that is regularly used to refer to someone who spends too much time on social media like Facebook and Twitter or other types of social media. As a result, it affects the person’s each day existence. Although there may be no respectable scientific recognition on social media addiction as a sickness, the negative addiction of excessive use of social media has grown to be a subject of tons of dialogue and studies. Addiction really…...
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The Negatives of Digital Life
Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, it seems like every day there is a new social media platform that gets created. When going out in public, it is hard to find someone that is not on a phone. It is the age of technology and it is hard to escape it. Social media is such a popular platform for teenagers, it is almost an addiction. Posting the perfect picture, getting enough likes, and gaining followers are the daily worries of teens on social…...
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Relationship Between Internet Addiction and Emotional Maturity
Abstract Social networks provide an environment for virtual communication and play a key role in the quality of mental health. A Pew Research revealed that adolescents aged 10 to 18 years spent an average of 11 hours a day using electronic media. The effect of all this screen time on the emotional maturity of the adolescents is currently a topic of intense research. The present study focused on determining the degree of internet addiction of high school adolescents and examining…...
Two Ways to Reduce the Quantity of Smoking Demanded
Public policymakers often want to reduce the amount that people smoke. There are two ways that policy can attempt to achieve this goal. One way to reduce smoking is to shift the demand curve for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Public service announcements, mandatory health warnings on cigarette packages, and the prohibition of cigarette advertising on television are all policies aimed at reducing the quantity of cigarettes demanded at any given price. If successful, these policies shift the demand curve…...
Have you ever heard the saying “I can always quit”? Maybe you have from someone who is addicted but never really fulfilled that thought. With an estimated 443,000 deaths each year, including 3400 in Queensland, it is a piercing truth that this is definitely not the case with the use of tobacco. Smokers need help (Gandhi, 2011) (Queensland Governement, 2010). Hi, I’m _________; you may remember me from such speeches as the dangers of cannabis and the effects of cyber…...
Should smoking be prohibited in public places?
Have you ever noticed that whenever you are in a circle of friends and there is a smoker among them, they all go and sit down in the smoking area for the sake of the smoker? And have you ever noticed that whenever somebody smokes, the surrounding area within a radius of at least three metres has the pleasure to enjoy the smoke? The discussion on the prohibition of smoking in public places has been going on since years, and…...
Smoking – Creative Writing
Musty, stifling. The two things I vividly remember as I stepped into that gloomy, old corner shop. I wandered round looking at the bright, multi-coloured packets that surrounded me. I heard my D.T. teacher telling me that this was a form of advertising and would draw my attention to the product and, before I knew what was happening I would be buying it. Normally I would head straight for the sweets and would spend what seemed like hours deliberating over…...
Positve and negative effects of life events
Jane experiences an expected life event; she leaves her parents and home, due to start University quite far away. This causes her to become homesick and miss her family and home, however positively she will have gained freedom to do new things without the observance of her parents, giving her the chance to increase her independence and handle situations alone, the excitement of meeting new people and new opportunities. However, negatively she may have to adapt to a new life,…...
Online Games and Addiction
With advances in entertainment technology, online computer games are becoming increasingly popular. They can either be seen as a source of entertainment to those who can control their play-time, a source of wasted time, or even a dangerous medium through which enthralled players begin to find increasingly difficult to quit. This topic is both interesting to me and worthy of study. This is because the issue of extensive use of online games affects almost every age class and culture. It…...
My Experience at Al-Anon
|Field Experiment | |Understanding Diversity Fall 2011 | | | |My experience at Al-Anon | | | |Mitch Bell | |11/16/2011 | | | My Experience at Al-Anon I have never had the opportunity to sit in on a meeting of Al-Anon and I have always been curious as to what a meeting would be like. Therefore, I knew this assignment would give me the perfect opportunity to attend a meeting. I have been to several meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous…...
Mill’s Harm Principle
He responds to this by noting that if a person's actions are "self regarding" (i. e. drinking excessive alcohol,) then they affect only oneself. However if this conduct disables them from performing their public duty or societal role than it can no longer be considered self-regarding action, and as a result, society ca legitimately intervene; "No person ought to be punished simply for being drunk; but a soldier or a policeman should be punished for being drunk on duty. Whenever,…...
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Types of Addictions
Drugs and Alcohol
Even though drugs and alcohol is widely known as bad in society, people continue to abuse it. Once on has chosen to abuse drugs or alcohol continuously they lose the ability to say “no” to another drink or ” no” to another puff of weed. Soon 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 psychological dependencies. Physical dependency occurs when a drug has been used habitually and the body has become immune to its effects. Where as psychological dependency occurs where a drug as been used immensely and the mind has become dependant and the mind begins to become emotionally reliant on the effects. Either to feel pleasure or to relieve pain, then the mind does not feel capable of functioning without the drug.
Internet addictions not only include an over excessive amount of chat room participation, but it does not help their social or financial well being. Dysfunctional use of the Internet by children as well as adults can result in diminished participation in the family. Over thirty percent of Canada’s population has reported that they use the Internet to escape from everyday life or problems. Either by finding someone else on chat rooms with the same problems or just playing games or “surfing” the web.
Gambling has many traumatic effects in a person’s life if it is abused the wrong way. It can cause people to loose their family; can put a person into bankruptcy, fraud, domestic abuse, theft or even homelessness. Pathological gamblers tend to be under the age of thirty. Six percent of gamblers in Canada commit suicide. The government profit from gambling in Canada is thirteen billion nationally. In Canada 340,000 people have a modern or severe case of a gambling addiction.
Food addictions affect mostly a person’s health. Food addictions lead mostly to eating disorders, such as: obesity, diabetes, bulimia and food allergies. An eating addiction is signaled the same way in our brains as an alcohol addiction. Recent studies on rats have proven that eating triggers a pleasure receptor in our brain. Ten percent of people with anorexia or bulimia are male. Eight percent of children in Canada are obese, and twenty three percent are adults.
Gaps in Services
The majority of agencies have no costs, no referrals, are wheelchair accessible and have age limited restrictions. The new internet addiction has left a gap in services, simply because it went so long before it was ” discovered“, agencies are just now figuring out ways to support this addiction. This makes it hard for someone with an Internet addiction to seek help due to the lack of support out there for the general public to use.
Barriers in Services
The majority of services are available from ages thirteen plus. Which limits “teens” under the age of thirteen with addiction problems help. With today’s society having an increasing amount of children drinking, this set’s a bit of a barrier. Since there are no programs offered for children of a young age who have already begun drinking to seek help it allows the problem to grow instead of getting to it when it is still fresh and not yet a full-blown addiction. Although many services do not offer help to those who are disabled. Addiction services are generally offered only in English, which poses a problem for those who have immigrated to Canada or simply have grown up speaking a different language. The hours for addiction centers is limited, unless it is a housing service, most programs run on the nine to five clock, enabling those who seek help after hours from getting the service that is required by them.
Personal Development Programs:
Men’s Withdrawal Management Center
This shelter is for men going through withdrawals from drugs or alcohol. They offer a short-term residence. Also give information and education sessions for men in a safe environment. Also provide one on one counseling for individuals in purpose of defining specific needs and how to treat them. They take in men who are inebriated, who are going through withdrawals or that are at high risk of falling into old patterns. Service for this center in 7 days a week 24 hours a day, there is no fee; admission is immediate accordingly to bed availability.
Advocacy and Referral Programs
Mental Health and Addictions Services in Grey Bruce
This program also known as DART (drug and alcohol registry of treatment) is helpful for people with addictions or mental health problems locate treatment options. It also links local communities with assessment and referral programs for themselves or people that they know.
CAMH Center For Addictions and Mental Health The largest organization for addictions and mental health in Canada. Its provides research, broad-based education offerings, clinical services and health promotion activities. They provide information on the best services around, their facilities allow you to locate research resource materials, and contribute to addictions and mental health system planning. They are open Monday to Friday 8:30- 4:30, they are only partially accessible, and only provide services in English.
Rehab and Therapy Centers
This facilities helps youth with drug or alcohol based addictions. They work with clients one on one with any problems they are having. This is a private organization, and the program is only offered through referral. The program allows you to come and go as pleased, unless you are an involuntary client. The councilors help take you through the steps that got you to where you are and also the choices that you made to get you there. Located on downtown Hamilton. The hours are 8:00am to 6:00 pm. Appointments are to be made no walk inn’s are allowed.
Throughout this report, there have been examples of all types of addictions. Showing how increasingly they are on the rise, and that day-to-day a new addiction is born. Without services being available to the new born addictions they continuously grow and there is no way to receive help for them. The amount of young teens becoming addicted to things such as drugs or alcohol has grown increasingly and services are yet to be prepared for that situation. Many of the gaps and barriers within these programs or services are what prevent people from seeking the help they need and deserve.
It has been proven that not only are addictions physical they are majority psychological and require a great deal of acknowledgement from family, friends, support groups, and government funded programs, so that people can acquire the amount of treatment necessary. With language and hours of availability being a barrier many people with problems are not getting the help they deserve, Canada needs to broaden its’ options when it comes to addiction programs, allowing twenty-four hour services for people with serious or mild conditions. If the programs continue to enable people from receiving help the amount of people with addictions will continue to increase. Being aware of the problem is the first step to solving one.