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Transcript of Addiction
Different types of addiction are on a rise in today's society
According to the Canadian Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (2012), people are at risk for obtaining an addiction because addictive behaviours divert attention from stress or overwhelming life or situations
Options to have an addiction are more readily available
Addiction is a challenge in the 21st century because it creates a demand on the health care system
I.e. Costing health care organizations money on treatment for people who are addictions
Addiction After an Injury
Prescriptions for opiates has increased, therefore increasing the number of painkiller addictions over time
becoming more available, contributing to the non-medical use
Become physically and psychologically dependent
In the 21st Century, healthcare system must adapt to this increase
has allowed for new developments, ex: medication that rids euphoria of pain medication and reduces cravings (Siddharth & Surrendra, 2012)
cannot stop production of pain medication all together
can be reduced, needs to be alternatives to pain medication in the future (Oz, 2013)
Addiction to Drugs (Adult)
Marijuana, Heroin, cocaine and pills are the most commonly used drug
Marijuana is the most used illicit drug (16% of adults 18-25 in the U.S. admit to using)
All drugs are easily accessible
Substance abuse and cocaine abuse are becoming more prevalent in older adults
40-60% of addiction is connected to genetics (Bartlett, p. 349)
Resources are becoming limited
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Addiction within the Homeless
Addiction to Gambling
Gambling is also known as a "hidden illness"
The younger generation has become more prone to the gambling addiction life
Risks lead to unhealthy behavior
dropping out of school/grades dropping
Health groups and rehab centers are increasing due to the increase of people's addiction habits in the 21st century
Addiction in Adolescents
Various types of addictions are increasing in today's society for many different reasons.
Different types of addictions: Addiction within the homeless, gambling addiction, addiction after an injury, addiction within adults and adolescents.
Creates changes and challenges within the 21st century.
People who are homeless due to having an addiction
More people are becoming homeless who are dependent on a substance in today's society.
Positive effects within the 21st century:
More awareness within the media
Have housing programs for the homeless that are struggling with a substance dependence. I.e. First housing programs. (Palepu, A. 2013).
Challenges within the 21st century:
Drugs are more readily available. I.e marijuana in the U.S is legal in most states, prescription drugs, etc...
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Different Variations of Addictions:
Different types of addictions:
Addiction within the homeless
Addiction to gambling
Addiction after an injury
Addiction within adults
Addiction within teenagers/children
Most youth hear everything about alcohol and drugs from their friends. Their environment, peers, and family influence young people to try alcohol and drugs
More than 23 million people over the age of 12 are addicted to alcohol or other drugs (NCADD, n.d.)
Prescription drug misuse has become a significant factor over the past decade in youth (Kelly, 2006).
As rates increase individuals will be using expensive forms of acute care (Clark, 2010)
Healthcare system will have to adapt and expand better treatment options
Need to proved new alternatives to prevent adolescence from experimenting with drugs