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Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

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Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

Died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol

Cory Monteith
Whitney Houston
Battled with drug addiction for years. Cocaine "yayo" use has contributed to her death.
Drank herself to death. Three empty vodka bottles were found near her body in her bedroom.

Types of Drugs
Drug addiction is defined as an uncontrollable craving for a substance that a person feels they must have in order to live.
Alcoholism causes a person to think that they cannot live without the “buzz” that alcohol gives them.
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

6.7 million drug abusers according to figures from 2004- this is a dramatic increase from 1972 when there was only believed to have been around 20,000 drug users in the Philippines


AGE
: Mean age of 29 years
SEX
: Ratio of male to female 10:1
CIVIL STATUS
: Single 52.11%
STATUS OF EMPLOYMEN
T : Unemployed 38.67%
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
: College Level 32.22%
ECONOMIC STATUS
: Average Monthly Family Income Php 15,789
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
: Urban (Specifically NCR 47.70%)
DURATION OF DRUG
- TAKING : More than six (6) years
NATURE OF DRUG
- TAKING : Poly drug use**
DRUGS/SUBSTANCES OF ABUSE :
Methamphetamine Hydrochloride (Shabu)
Cannabis (Marijuana)
Inhalants (Contact Cement Adhesive)
* Residential and Out-Patient Facilities
** Poly drug users - abuse of more than one (1) drug

(Dangerous Drugs Board, 2012)

Amy Winehouse
Depressants
Hallucinogens

Marijuana

Narcotics

Stimulants
Alcohol
Alcohol consumption is the world’s third largest risk factor for disease and disability
Approximately 76.3 million people all over the world who are actively into alcohol abuse.
93 countries in the world have declared that their inhabitants have been infected with the AIDS virus because of the unsafe drug injecting syringes.
93 countries in the world have declared that their inhabitants have been infected with the AIDS virus because of the unsafe drug injecting syringes.
Approximately 76.3 million people all over the world who are actively into alcohol abuse
15.3 million people all over the world who are actively into drug abuse
136 countries around the world maintain that there are people living in them who are injecting lethal drugs into their bodies for recreation
Global Scenario
93 countries in the world have declared that their inhabitants have been infected with the AIDS virus because of the unsafe drug injecting syringes
What is Drug Abuse and Alcoholism?

How does Drug Abuse and Alcoholism affects the society?

How does the Theoretical Perspectives explain Drug abuse and Alcoholism?

What are the Laws implemented in order to address the problems?

Key Questions:
Structural-Functionalism
Broad focus on structures that shape
society as whole
The Social-Conflict Paradigm
Social-conflict theories view society as an arena of inequality and conflict
Symbolic interactionism Perpective
Focuses on the interaction of individuals and on how they interpret their interaction
Philippine Scenario
Philippines ranked as the 153rd in terms of drug use-related mortalities
(World Health Organization, 2011)
PROFILE OF DRUG ABUSERS
MOST COMMONLY USED/ABUSED DRUGS/SUBSTANCES
(Facility Based)*
DDB, CY 2012
60% of young Filipino will have at least tried alcohol before 18 years old
Laws and Legal Actions
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9165

AN ACT INSTITUTING THE COMPREHENSIVE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 2002, REPEALING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6425, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 1972, AS AMENDED, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3710 (BFAD)

AN ACT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND PURITY OF FOODS, DRUGS, AND COSMETICS BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC BY CREATING THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WHICH SHALL ADMINISTER AND ENFORCE THE LAWS PERTAINING THERETO.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10586

AN ACT PENALIZING PERSONS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DANGEROUS DRUGS, AND SIMILAR SUBSTANCES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Alcohol and Drug
Rehabilitation Centers
Rebirth Philippines Therapeutic Community Foundation, Inc.
Nanay Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center
National Scenario
using the Theories


Drugs and alcohols related crimes give job to the criminal justice system, rehabilitation centers and social organizations of the Philippines
(Functionalism view)


Some influential people protects big time drug syndicates to distribute illegal drugs while leaving small time drug pushers exposed.
(Conflict Theory)
Filipinos engage in drug and alcohol use as it is part of the people’s lives, also the peer’s influence has been emphasize
(Symbolic Interactionism)
Penuel Home A Rehab Center in Manila
Seagulls Flight Foundation, Inc.
Roads and Bridges to Recovery Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center
HRMC Medical and Rehabilitation Foundation Center, Inc.
Carlos "Dindo" Ayuyao
Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment in the Philippines
Government Organizations
and Agencies
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
Dangerous Drug Board
DRUGS

Drug and Alcohol Related Deaths
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