It’s a Personal Choice Drug addiction is an ever growing problem in the United States. Opiate addiction is a big part of this drug problem. While there is no miracle cure for opiate addiction there are options to aid in its treatment. Suboxone and methadone are two of the most popular treatment methods used for opiate addiction. They are used as a step toward the recovery process.
When medications are prescribed or filled, it would be a great resource to patients to be made aware of SafeRx along with their medication instructions. The majority of emergency room visits in Sarasota’s young adults and teens are trauma and substance abuse ("The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic | PDMP Center of Excellence," 2010). Trauma may lead to unintended prescription drug abuse if medication is abused by the patient and therefore could lead to another emergency room visit, not only for overdose but also no dose at all, they may be drug seeking. Overall Sarasota has a good quality of life and many opportunities for all ages, especially young aspiring artists and performers. The reduction in quality of life could be greatly contributed to by prescription drug abuse, medications are very easily accessed in our community and due to the abundance, users may not know the full
The use can be by the original patient the drug was indented for or the non-prescriber user. The common abused prescription drugs are opioids that are used to treat pain. Taking opioids in large amounts causes a sense of euphoria to the user, continuing in taking opioid to feel the connection to euphoria the body starts to build a tolerance to the drug. The tolerances now are reduced which effects the amount of the dosage taken. Now to receive the same euphoric reaction the user must take a much larger dosage of drug.
HIV/AIDS is one of the biggest and baffling diseases our world has to deal with. IV drug users are at an especially high risk for these diseases through the act of sharing needles with other addicts who may be afflicted with the disease. Research shows that NEPs actually reduce the occurrence of HIV among drug-users. The first NEP was opened in New York City in early 1992. (Jarlais, Doc C Des, et al).
References…………………………………….………………...….16 1. Introduction The rate of substance abusers is on a drastic incline and can have a dangerous impact on individuals and their lifestyles. Long ago, substances were not a trend among society, schools, households, whereas now, alcohol, drugs, and other substances have been an increasing demand across the United States. Individuals today face the burden of a negative entry of substance
Zeljka Cvorig Professor Bernard English 255 Mar 10, 2013 Treatments for painkiller addiction Painkiller addiction is a complicating illness that is described as, an intense uncontrollable craving for these prescription drugs, along with compulsive drug seeking and use that persist even in the face of devastating consequences. In most cases, pain killer addiction starts with treatment for actual physical pain a person is experiencing. While many people who become addicted to prescription medications such as, painkillers, are provided actual prescriptions by doctors, others, receive medications through people they know. Recognition of the problem by the addicted person is primary, and the desire for change and treatment. Drug therapy
Stimulants historically were used to treat asthma and other respiratory problems. Today drugs such as Dexedrine, Adderall, Ritalin and dopamine gives a feeling of euphoria and increase blood pressure and heart rate. This drug also constricts blood vessels, increase blood glucose, and open up breathing passages. III. Years of Research have shown that addictions to any drug whether illicit or prescribed is a brain disease that can be treated effectively and only if the patient will voluntarily participate.
LEGAL LIMITATIONS While working with the client, counselors are required to follow the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics (ACA, 2005). Counselors are not properly trained to meet the required criteria for prescribing medications. They do not possess the necessary license to engage in such a practice. Counselors should avoid suggesting to their clients in any way regarding the dosage, timings, or other ideas which can hamper the effective use of medications or put the client in a dangerous situation by experiencing unwanted side effects. Such a practice can expose the counselor to lose their license and may open doors for other legal
Substance abuse occurs across all generations, cultures, and occupations, including nursing. About 1 in 10, or 10-15% of all nurses, may be impaired or in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. Although nurses aren’t at a higher increase risk than the public sector, their overall pattern of dependency is unique because they have greater access to drugs in the work environment. Impaired nurses can become dysfunctional in their ability to provide safe, appropriate patient care. Addiction is considered a disease, but the addicted nurse remains responsible for actions when working.
Since decades ago, there have been a lot of publications and special reports about how bad is alcohol for the body and how it increase the risk for many deceases, and many people still drink a lot. In addition, the license is supposed to be a strong argument to consider before drinking and driving. But reality is that it won’t prevent accidents from beginners at drinking. It only will prevent future accidents commited by the same person who already has been involved in one. It could help but it won’t prevent all accidents related to alcohol.