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  • The Psychological And Physical Aspects Of Drug Abuse In Today's Adolescence - 1,423 words
    "The Psychological And Physical Aspects Of Drug Abuse In Today'S Adolescence" "The psychological and physical aspects of drug abuse in today's adolescence" Unfortunately the abuse of illegal drugs is not uncommon in today's adolescent communities. Many teenagers today use illicit drugs as a way to deal with everyday pressures such as school, after school jobs, sports activities, domestic violence and peer pressure. Adolescence has been found to be a period of weakening bonds with parents and strengthening bonds with peers (Flay, 1994). Numerous states have experienced an increase in drug related deaths (http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/stats). More than 1 in 10 of today's youth aged 12-17 were curre ...
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  • Abuse - 860 words
    Abuse Many people may never experience what it is like to be abused, or to feel hatred for a parent, but in Bastard Out Of Carolina, the reader gets to relive what it is like to be abused through the eyes of a child. This engrossing and wonderfully written story will open your eyes to the reality of child abuse. The story is told through the eyes of Ruth Anne Boatwright, a child brought into the world with an unknown father and a mother who struggled to bring her up properly in a situation bound for despair. This harrowing account will leave you speechless and flabbergasted. Bastard Out Of Carolina is bound to make an everlasting impression in the mind of its readers. Ruth Anne was born into ...
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  • Abuse Can Rewire Kids Brains - 435 words
    Abuse Can Rewire Kids' Brains Abuse Can Rewire Kids Brains This article discusses the detrimental effects that abuse can have on a childs neurological activity. Children who are abused physically and psychologically show vehement neuronal excitation when observing pictures of angry faces. Children who are not victims of abuse do not experience such outrageous levels of neurological arousal when shown pictures of angry faces. Research conducted at the Child Emotion Research Laboratory suggests that the brains of abused are wired differently from those of kids who were not abused. Perhaps this is because the abused child develops a more acute set of survival skills. The brain is simply adaptin ...
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  • Abuse Of Innocent - 794 words
    Abuse Of Innocent Abuse of the Innocent Is it right to force a mouse to live it's live in a laboratory cage to test anti-cancer drug? How would you like to be squeezed in a cage with many other animals, not being able to touch the grass, run around and play, smell the flowers, or go for a walk in the warmth of the sunshine? Animal cruelty is wrong because we are hurting the Innocent. Animals experience and feel pain, fear, anxiety, stress, depression, boredom, joy and happiness. Animals are very intelligent, some ever learn our own language. Most people experience their first bond with an animal. Not only do they bring a companion and a friend into our lives, but also unconditional love and ...
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  • Alcohol Abuse - 1,350 words
    Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is liquid distilled product of fermented fruits, grains and vegetables used as solvent, antiseptic and sedative moderate potential for abuse. Possible effects are intoxication, sensory alteration, and/or anxiety reduction. Symptoms of overdose staggering, odor of alcohol on breath, loss of coordination, slurred speech, dilated pupils, fetal alcohol syndrome (in babies), and/or nerve and liver damage. Withdrawal Syndrome is first sweating, tremors, then altered perception, followed by psychosis, fear, and finally auditory hallucinations. Indications of possible mis-use are confusion, disorientation, loss of motor nerve control, convulsions, shock, shallow respiration, in ...
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  • Alcohol Abuse - 1,364 words
    ... get a BAC that high? A 160 pound man will have a BAC of about .04, 1 hour after consuming two 12-ounce beers on an empty stomach. Your BAC will depend on how much you weigh, how much you drink, amount of time since your last drink and your gender. Women metabolize alcohol differently from men, causing women to reach higher BAC's at the same doses. Recent research is showing that true substance dependence may be caused, in part, by brain chemistry deficiences. That is one reason that substance dependence is considered a disease. And, as with other diseases, there is the possibility of taking medicine to get better. There is now promising evidence that taking medicine can correct some of ...
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  • Alcohol Abuse Among College Students And Possible Solutions - 1,040 words
    Alcohol Abuse Among College Students And Possible Solutions Running head: ALCOHOL ABUSE AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS Alcohol Abuse Among College Students and Possible Solutions Terry McDaniel Georgia Southern University Abstract Binge or excessive drinking is the most serious problem affecting social life, health, and education on college campuses today including the campus of Georgia Southern University. Binge or excessive drinking by college students has become a social phenomena in which college students do not acknowledge the health risks that are involved with their excessive drinking habits. Furthermore college students do not know enough about alcohol in general and what exactly it does to ...
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  • Alcohol Abuse Among College Students And Possible Solutions - 1,076 words
    ... accidents is probably the biggest cause of deaths among the 300,000 college students that will eventually die because "drinking and driving has been reported by 60% of college men and 50% of college women who are binge drinkers" (The College Experience, 2001). Also "75% of male students and 55% of female students involved in acquaintance rape had been drinking at the time" (Drinking: A Students Guide, 2001). "Between 75% and 90% of all violence on campuses is alcohol related" (Marcus, 2000, p. 53). "Alcohol is a factor in 66% of student suicides and 60% of all sexually-transmitted diseases" (Marcus, 2000, p. 53). Besides just misfortunes and deaths among college students who abuse alcoho ...
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  • Alcohol Abuse In American Youth - 1,635 words
    Alcohol Abuse In American Youth It has been stated in each research source that hazing and particularly binge drinking is the most serious problem affecting social life, academic life, and health on college campuses today. The journal article pertaining to this issue, How Harvards College Alcohol Study Can Help Your Campus Design a Campaign Against Student Alcohol Abuse (CAS: Campus Alcohol Study for short), focuses more heavily on binge drinking and prevention than it does on the Greek system itself. The authors, Wechsler, Nelson, and Weitzman, contend that binge drinking is a nationally recognized problem but has not been studied efficiently enough to warrant effective prevention plans. Th ...
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  • Alcohol And Drug Abuse Among College Students - 906 words
    Alcohol And Drug Abuse Among College Students Jon Rigell English 101-07 Cause and Effect Essay Dangerous Acts Alcohol and drug abuse has been an active habit among college students sense the 1960s. The immediate cause of this behavior was the youth's need to rebel against the overly conservative American society. This rebellion led to a since of freedom for the young adults, which caused them to continue acting in these unintelligent manners. After a short period of time, late teens just did not belong if they were not participating in the mischievous acts. Substance abuse quickly became a way of life for many young adults. As a result, this inapt behavior still continues today. To first-tim ...
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  • Child Abuse - 550 words
    Child Abuse Child Abuse Child Abuse is behavior by and adult that harms a childs physical, mental, or emotional health and development. Some types of child abuse are neglect, and physical abuse. An example of neglect would be medical neglect. This is where the child does not get the proper medical attention needed. Some examples of physical abuse would be sexual and physiological. The American Humane Society estimates that nearly 34 out of every 1,000 American children are abused in some way. Most children are too afraid to admit they have been abused; in fact, less than 20 percent of the cases reported were reported by the child being abused. The number one cause of child abuse is stress. T ...
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  • Child Abuse - 592 words
    Child Abuse Child Abuse Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not. In all thy ways know thou Him, And He doth make straight thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5,6, YLTHB) The statistics on physical child abuse are alarming. Of the estimated hundreds of thousands of children battered each year by a parent or close relative, thousands die. For those who survive, the emotional trauma remains long after the external bruises have healed. Communities and the courts recognize that these emotional hidden bruises can be treated. Children who have been abused may display a poor self-image, Inability to depend on, trust or love others, Aggressive and disruptivesometimes illeg ...
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  • Child Abuse - 765 words
    Child Abuse Parenting is not instinctive. If it were, everyone who had a child would be a good parent. Consequently, child abuse is a rising phenomenon in our society. Though no single factor has been identified as the cause of child maltreatment, it appears to be influenced by parents' histories, psychological resources, and economic status. Parenting must be learned. While this is often done through experience, education courses for individuals prior to their becoming parents, and close evaluation of questionable homes could enhance parents' knowledge and the childrens' well being. A large number of abusive parents have histories of physical and emotional abuse inflicted upon them during t ...
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  • Child Abuse - 729 words
    Child Abuse The recent investigations of child abuse in America have become a recent epidemic that have had surprising discoveries. A survey taken in 1999 regarding child abuse revealed that 22 percent of abused children were done so physically, 8 percent sexually, 54 percent through neglect, and 16 percent by emotional abuse. Psychological abuse can include a number of different factors including neglect and verbal abuse. The majority of abuse that takes place is done so psychologically rather than physically. Many children are simply ignored by their parents and have little or no involvement with them because of this. Children are also verbally abused and therefore get "beaten down" psycho ...
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  • Child Abuse Ii - 1,109 words
    Child Abuse II Imagine for one moment that you are not yourself any longer. Visualize instead that you are a young girl; old enough to know right from wrong yet still young enough to be terrified by the dark shadows in your room. It is a cool autumn night and your parents have opted to attend a party which you are not allowed at. It will be fine,? they say. Although you already know what is to come. Your uncle comes over to watch you for the evening, and your parents are so pleased by the fact that they do not have to find a sitter. As soon as he arrives, your mother kisses you on the cheek and scurries out the door to join your father already waiting in the car outside. The nightmare begins ...
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  • Child Abuse Ii - 1,039 words
    ... s termed sexual abuse when it involves the display or touching of genitalia or anything which is not a comfortable part of a normal person to person contact. This brings us to our next form of Child abuse, that of Sexual or exploitive abuse. Sexual abuse is described as those activities by an older person for his or her sexual gratification without consideration for the childs psycho-social sexual development. Also, as contacts or interactions between a child and an individual of higher power when the child is being used for the sexual stimulation of that adult or another. (Ruth p.4) There are many categories of sexual abuse, these include; incest, pedophilia, exhibitionism, molestation, ...
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  • Child Abuse Laws - 1,226 words
    Child Abuse Laws Child abuse is a social problem that affects millions of children each year. Not only does child abuse have multiple societal repercussions, but also individual repercussions that produce lifelong scars. There are many forms of child abuse; sexual, physical, verbal, and emotional. Some of the facts presented in this paper will be painful to absorb. That does not change the fact that these problems must be addressed. It has been reported that one out of three girls, and one out of seven boys are sexually abused by the time they reach the age of 18. The most prevalent form of child sexual abuse is now recognized to be, incest. A study that showed approximately 27% of the women ...
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  • Child Abuse Laws - 1,198 words
    ... sonable care in hiring also applies to the selection of volunteers, since the purpose of this rule is to assign responsibility for injuries to third persons. A notable case out of Virginia deals directly with the issue of liability for the negligence of a volunteer. In "Infant C. v. Boy Scouts of America, Inc." (391 S.E. 2d 322(Va.1990)), a child and his parents sued both the national and local Boy scouts office for negligently selecting and retaining a volunteer scoutmaster with a criminal record for sexually assaulting scouts in another state, who allegedly molested the child plaintiff. The courts inquiry turned on the selection process itself and found that the evidence supported the ...
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  • Cocaine Abuse - 909 words
    Cocaine Abuse It is used in offices, parties, on street corners, in homes, and even in schools. With so much widespread abuse, cocaine is in extreme demand. Cocaine abuse has risen 118% since 1990, and continues to rise. Cocaine addiction is easy to understand-- it [cocaine] produces a good feeling, so naturally people would tend to want more of it. The question now though, is how does it produce these feelings, and why is the addiction so strong. By taking a look at cocaine from its entrance into the body, to the end of it's high, and the side effects it produces, the answers to these questions will become clear. When a user takes cocaine the user experiences pleasure beyond what a person u ...
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  • Cult Leaders And Their Abuse Of Power - 530 words
    Cult Leaders And Their Abuse Of Power Although power should be used with virtue by those with those with good intentions, many of the world's most powerful people use power in ways that purposefully harm other people, the most famous example of this case being Adolf Hitler during World War II. More generally, this includes some past (and present) members of the Royal families, some political leaders as well as a few religious leaders who have used their power to manipulate those lower than them in social status. An example of a power-abusing religious leader is Reverend Jim Jones who initiated a ritual suicide to protest racism and fascism. Although in his own mind he had food intentions, to ...
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