Programs that Reduce Substance Abuse
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This paper discusses the problem of substance abuse within our society and how in recent years it has been recognized as a disease. Today it is understood that dealing with substance abuse includes physiological, psychological, environmental, and social components. The paper goes on to evaluate the effectiveness of substance abuse programs and provides many explains of research. The paper concludes that addressing this complex issue will only be through the implementation of multi-pronged approaches that account for all of the ways that substance abuse affects an individual and the community in which the individual resides.
From the Paper:''The problem of substance abuse within our society is difficult if not impossible to adequately or accurately gauge in terms of cost both on a societal and individual level. The expense and loss experienced as a result of substance abuse is as wide and varied as the types of substances that are available to be abused. Prevention and treatment of substance abuse are worthwhile goals for both the health and well being of the individuals, the community, and society at large.
''Our understanding in recent decades of substance abuse as a disease and our new comprehension of the altering of the brain's chemistry due to substance abuse has led to new ways of conceptualizing both the addiction and the treatment. Once viewed as a problem relegated to those with low morals or poor self control we now embrace an understanding of substance abuse that includes physiological, psychological, environmental, and social components.''
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