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The Needs of Drug Abusers
An exploration of the psychological and sociological needs of drug abusers.
# 121025 | 750 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , Sociology (General)

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This paper looks at special needs of drug abusers, both psychological and sociological. The paper makes the point that while collectively, this group requires special resources, there are also subsets within the community that require resources especially tailored for them. The paper looks at each of these subsets within the community (the poor, women, youth, the disadvantaged) in terms of their needs and resources.

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"According to the United Nation's Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), despite the fact that drug abuse cuts across age, class, ethnic and gender lines, drug abusers nonetheless constitute a special needs community due to both psychological and social characteristics that often distinguish them from normative populations around the world. These psychological characteristics include higher levels of depression, greater dependency needs, decision making deficits, addictive personalities and so forth. (Schuckit) However, even within the community of drug abusers there..."

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