PCN 527: Dealing With Alcohol Addiction

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Dealing with Alcohol Addiction PCN 527-Psychopharmacology and Addictions Instructor: Amanda Hickerson Grand Canyon University By: Yvoanda Sessions June 12, 2012 Dealing with Alcohol Addiction I choose to write about alcohol addiction because this is a widespread disease. Most people don’t even look at this as a disease but it is a drug that will and has locked a lot of people on having to have a drink; it reminds me of how people get hooked on meth. Alcohol addiction can cause family problems and in some cases can cause other legal problems. There is a lot of mental and physical abuse that takes place with the individuals involved with the addict and when this happens is when the problems arise. “Despite the belief…show more content…
According to Turner, “bridging the gap is a project that a graduate class promoted at the University of Texas Health Branch which was used to diffuse the community involvement in alcohol addiction and recovery” (Turner, 1995, p. 871). This bridging is to show the perspectives of addressing alcohol and drug addiction and taking the step to get out in the communities and stop and save society from the alcohol addiction that is taking over society. This addiction is taking a great toll and hurt on the communities, social service and law enforcement are working in larger cities overtime trying to get a handle on the alcohol and drug abuse. When bridging the gap was implemented it started to close in on the gap of addictions, but without the resources of the communities help it is impossible to diffuse the addiction problem. “Although not all of the gaps have been bridged, Bridging the Gap has made some gains. Seminars regularly attract 15 to 55 participants and conferences about 75 participants” (Turner, 1995, p. 870). To analysis the alcohol addiction and monitor the future there are four models that have been imposed in order to try and monitor the addiction of alcohol. These are the following results of the model panels according to Grossman, et.al: “1) introduction, 2) analytical framework, 3) data and empirical implementation, and 4)…show more content…
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