The number of ER visits due to oxycodone pills, including Percocet, increased by over one fifty percent between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that about ten percent of the patients who are currently prescribed with Percocet for pain relief will continue to stick on to the drug leading to its addiction and abuse. Another unsettling fact about the Percocet abuse is that the adolescents use Percocet for recreational purposes and end up getting addicted to the drug over time. Even if they try to quit they will experience obsessive and compulsive thoughts about the drug. Considering the amount of awareness that the kids are exposed to, such miserable behavior is unacceptable and heart wrenching.
It has been argued that until the foetus is sentient, it has no moral status and has no psychological connection with their potential future; therefore they are owed very little in the way of moral protection. This is highlighted by the Supreme Court’s decision of Roe v. Wade. This case separated personhood from humanity as the judge agreed that a foetus was a member of the Homo sapiens but not a person in a moral sense. It could therefore be argued that a foetus is not a human in a full moral status and hence has no moral status. Indeed, this allows the permissibility of
After snorting the crushed oxycodone, the next step the users in the study took was injecting the crushed pills into their bodies. As a result, the people’s desires were not fulfilled as their tolerance level increased. Heroin was the final step in many of the user’s addiction, either ending in death or overdose (Dertadian, George C., and Lisa Maher 102-04). Sharing unclean needles, heroin, which began as an addiction for oxycodone, has been one of the leading causes for the spread of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Over 45,256 heroin users have contracted AIDS by sharing needles (Sullivan).
In a 1998 study by the National Sleep Foundation reported that 12% of Americans sleeps less than six hours per night. The essay also shows that the percent of diagnoses in sleep orders by 266% and prescription medications prescribed to patients also increased by 293%. All these statics do a great job of support the claim that Americans rely on caffeine and alarm clocks rather than cat naps but the question still remains. What solutions does the author give to help the people included in these
The authors examined the therapeutic responses of psychopathic sex offenders (≥25 Psychopathy Checklist—Revised; PCL–R) in terms of treatment dropout and therapeutic change, as well as sexual and violent recidivism over a 10-year follow-up among 156 federally incarcerated sex offenders treated in a high-intensity inpatient sex offender program. Psychopathy and sex offender risk/treatment change were assessed using the PCL–R and the Violence Risk Scale—Sexual Offender version (VRS–SO), respectively. Although psychopathic participants were more likely than their nonpsychopathic counterparts (<25 PCL–R) to drop out, almost 75% of the former completed treatment. Psychopathic offenders who failed to complete sex offender treatment were more likely
The idea behind these program was to help treat the offenders for their substance abuse disorders while still holding them accountable for the crime that they had committed (Lutze & Wormer, 2013). Many studies have been conducted in order to assess the effectiveness of drug court programs across the country. In a qualitative study done by Gallagher 100 participants of the drug court program were examined. This study found that of the drug court participants, seventy-nine percent were not rearrested in the follow-up period. Twenty-one percent of those participants were rearrested (Gallagher, 2014).
The group of 262 pedophiles were categorized into heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual groups that was related to the sex of the victims. The preference of same sex was tested and they were higher than heterosexual pedophiles. The information in this book will be used in my paper. Ellis H. (1897–1928) Studies in the Psychology of Sex, vols I–VII Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis. Psychodynamic Approach The seventh volume book discusses and coins the biological and psychology of sexual functioning in women and men.
Patients were followed for 7 to 10 days. RESULTS: In the study there were 46 males [24 in Group 1 and 22 in Group 2] and 14 Females [6 in Group 1 and 8 in Group 2]. The mean age of Group 1 was 43.20 ± 13.8 and mean age of group 2 was 40.27 ± 17.7. There was no significant difference in the sex and mean age between two groups. In the study during the follow up 32 subjects expelled the calculi within 4-5 days, of which 26 were in Tamsulosin group and 6 were in Non Tamsulosin group.
The amount of physical activity recommended to get mental health benefits is the same of that of obtaining academic benefits, which is 30-60 minutes per day. Another study at the U.S. National Institute of Health had participants do yoga every day for eight weeks, and take brain scans before and after. These scans showed that a part of the brain called the amygdala, which controls fear, anxiety and stress, had shrunk after the 8 weeks of yoga practice. Physical activity/exercise helps increase the chemical norepinephine which helps relieve stress. Exercise also helps increase endorphins in the brain which makes people feel happier and less
Orgasm is characterized in both sexes by an acme of sexual pleasure variously associated with rhythmic contractions of perineal and reproductive structures, cardiovascular and respiratory changes and release of sexual tension.  SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION Sexual dysfunctions are characterized by disturbances in sexual desire and in the psychophysiological changes associated with the sexual response cycle in men and women.  SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN GENERAL POPULATION It appears that sexual dysfunctions are highly prevalent in both sexes, ranging from 10% to 52% of men and 25% to 63% of women. [6-8] Data from the massachusetts male aging study  (mmas) showed that 34.8% of men aged 40 to 70 years had moderate to complete erectile dysfunction, which was strongly related to age, health status, and emotional