To enforce this law the police have the special powers to stop, detain and search people on 'reasonable suspicion' that they are in possession of a controlled drug. The laws controlling drug use are complicated. The Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) regulates what are termed controlled drugs. It divides drugs into three classes as follows: 1.2 The new ten-year drug strategy (2008-2018) aims to restrict the supply of illegal drugs and reduce the demand for them. It focuses on protecting families and strengthening
3 Support individuals when they have used substances: 3.1 Explain relevant policies and procedures for the support of individuals who have used substances: Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 Explain the risks to individuals from the substances taken and the methods used, offer individuals guidance, support and advice on ways in which methods of substance use and activities can be affected . 3.2 Support individuals in a manner appropiate to the substances used, the effect which the substance has had and the condition of the individual: Alcohol : Alcohol misuse is a level of drinking alcohol which affects an individual’s work or behaviour, try and find out why they drink? talk to the individual and try to tell them of the health hazards. *Smoking
Stephen Barlas reports in Psychiatric Times that antidepressants are found to cause “possible suicidal ideation and suicide attempts as side effects” (2006). With these possible side effects, parents are looking at other treatment options to help their children, including the combination of antidepressants with cognitive behavioral therapy. When researching about various antidepressants, fluoxetine, also known as Prozac, offered the most relevant and conclusive data concerning its effects on adolescents, and it was the most noted antidepressant combined with cognitive behavioral therapy. This paper will examine the symptoms of adolescent depression, how using the antidepressant fluoxetine affects depression in adolescents, and the results of studies using the combination of fluoxetine and cognitive behavioral therapy to treat major depression in
You will have to examine the effects of three different discriminatory practices in care settings. You may like to follow on from the examples you have given in P3 and see what effects discrimination has had on the victims, the person or the organisation causing the discrimination. You should consider the effects of discriminatory practice in detail, identifying those that are most important. natory practice on those who use the service In your report for health and social care workers, explain the different types of communication and interpersonal interaction. Give examples of when these types of communication and interpersonal interaction may be used within the Health & Social Care sector.
Outline and evaluate the Theory of Planned Behaviour as a model for the prevention of addictive behaviour (4+6 marks) The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) is a cognitive theory which states that behavioural attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control, influence the intentions to engage in a particular behaviour and these intentions directly predicts behavioural outcomes. By understanding the process that leads to addiction, the theory of planned behaviour helps develop a basis to addiction prevention programmes. As the model states, behavioural attitudes are formed from the beliefs about possible outcomes of the behaviour and evaluating whether overall, the consequences will be bad or good. The US government launched a campaign to lower teenage marijuana use and they based their tactics on changing behavioural attitudes. To advocate messages that teenagers can directly relate to and perceive as a more realistic outcome, the campaign’s focus changed from risks of marijuana abuse to the fact that marijuana usage impacts on achieving aspirations.
Methamphetamine; A Meaningful Epidemic Donna Algeo WESTERN GOVERNER'S UNIVERSITY Issues of Behavioral Science GLT1 February 5, 2014 Methamphetamine; A Meaningful Epidemic Abstract Methamphetamine use is becoming a National epidemic. The sociological impact is enormous as well as the causative factors that are catalysts to a multitude of family, educational, community, and global effects of drug use in America today. The Sociological outlooks on drug use in the United States can be explained via Conflict theory, Functionalism or via an Interactionism Perspective. This paper will attempt to describe a socially meaningful Interactionism Perspective, covering the symbolic interaction in the subgroups in attempt to describe meaning
(Popik and Glick 2006). The basic effects of the Ibogaine treatment in addiction is separated into three distinctive categories; long term, intermediate and acute. The intermediate and the acute stages are sometimes also referred to as the after effects (Lotsof 1995). It has also been suggested that the drug may have considerable potential in the field of psychotherapy, particularly as a treatment for the effects of trauma (Maciulaitis
Unit 40: Increase Awareness about Drugs, Alcohol or Other Substances with Individuals and Groups 1 Understand legislation and policy relevant to substance use 1.1 Identify the legislation which relates to substance use and describe the difference between legal and illegal drugs 1.2 Describe government policy in relation to substance use services eg prevention, treatment and rehabilitation 1.3 Identify key organisations that are designed to deliver the government’s strategy on drugs and alcohol 1.4 Describe the legislation, policy and procedures regarding equality and confidentiality of information 2 Understand substance use, its effects and treatments 2.1 Describe the different substances which are available and the effects they have on the body eg stimulants, sedatives and hallucinogenics 2.2 Identify the street names for substances, and how these change over time and in different locations 2.3 Describe the dangers of substance use eg related to quantity, frequency, purity and polydrug use 2.4 Describe the methods of substance use and the risks associated with the different methods 2.5 Explain the inter-relationship between the background of individuals and the effect of substances on them: eg experience and expectations, mental and psychological state, physical health etc 2.6 Identify reasons why individuals use substances and the influence on substance use of individuals’ age, gender, economic disadvantage and/or emotional deprivation 2.7 Describe the relationship between substance use, crime and anti-social behaviour. 3 Identify individuals' knowledge and values about substance misuse. Enable to talk about and what they know and understand about substance use. Support individuals to explore their feelings and values about substance use. Interact with individuals in a manner
My questions are can one social issue directly correlate to another? Does the issue of alcoholism lead to issues within families, education and one’s overall well being? How can treatment for alcohol addiction go beyond the normal physical rehabilitation? Drug abuse can be defined in a sociological context as the use of unacceptable drugs and or the excessive or inappropriate use of acceptable drugs in ways that can lead to physical, psychological or social harm. The term drug has a very broad definition but for the purpose of understanding the social problems drugs evoke it will be referred to as any substance that can affect a person physically, or psychologically, has the potential to be misused and can be harmful to the user or society.
There are a number of behavioral problems which can occur in an adolescent. These include substance use, alcohol abuse, smoking, juvenile delinquency and antisocial behavior, depression and suicide, sexual risk taking, and eating disorders. The key to treating existing problems and protecting against the occurrence of such problems is to identify the risk factors (Santrock, 2012, p. 426). The ecological theory, which was developed by Urie Bronfenbrenner, approaches risk causation and the development of protective mechanisms with respect to these behaviors by examining the influence of five environmental systems on adolescent development: microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, macrosystem and chronosystem (Santrock, 2012, p. 21-23). This model places the adolescent in a circle surrounded by concentric circles each representing a system of changing and interrelated contexts which interact with the environment through multilevel and mutually influential circles located on the inside and outside.