The support group I am interested in using for my Support Group Paper is a support group called Narcotics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit organization that assists individuals to recovery from their addiction of using drugs. This type of organization has support groups that express their experiences of using drugs, how it affects the user and those closest to them, and supports each member in the support group to keep from using drugs again, as done in its support group.
It was my pleasure to attend my first ever Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting. This particular meeting was held at 7:30pm in the lunch room at Richmond Community Hospital. Richmond Community Hospital is located within Richmond, Virginia in an area known as Church Hill. The group is called Church Hill and is open to the public for opportunities to join or observed. In addition, the meeting’s content consists of topic discussions and numerous formats.
Jamal is a 32-year-old, homosexual, African American male. Jamal started experimenting with drugs at the age of sixteen. Jamal drank alcohol each weekend and smoked marijuana on a periodic basis throughout his adolescent years. By twenty Jamal started drinking massively and exploring with Ecstasy. By twenty-three Jamal preceded toward methamphetamine. Jamal continued initially smoking it several times weekly.
The CSA of 1970 regulates the manufactured and distribution that can cause dependencies. The CSA set forth guidelines and divided them into five categories (schedules) based on there potentially addictive level of abuse. Schedule I: Highest potential for addiction and abuse. Some drug example: cocaine, heroin, LSD Schedule II: High potential for addiction and abuse.
The chemical makeup of Cocaine is (C17H21NO4). Cocaine is an addictive stimulant that affects key pleasure centers within the brain and causes heightened euphoria. The hydrochloride salt, which is a powdered form of cocaine, can be dissolved in water and injected or snorted. It is derived from the coca plant and is primarily found in Peru, Bolivia, and Columbia. Crack cocaine is the crystal form of cocaine.
The Reality of the “Hillbilly Heroin” Epidemic in Appalachia McDOWELL COUNTY, March 9—West Virginia’s Bureau of Public Health determined that the state of drug addiction and abuse in McDowell County, West Virginia is increasing in high numbers. McDowell County, known to be one of the poorest counties in America, is a community overwhelmed with the devastating effects of poverty and drug addiction. This is clearly a problem too dire to ignore. Background:
Everyone knows that Nita is on hard drugs (cocaine). She will sleep with men for money. It was told to the reporter more than once that Nita would allow grown men to have oral sex with her child for drugs. The child would be hollering, probably because she does not like it. It was unknown if this is happening to the other child.
PROJECT 4: METHADONE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS Dolophinel, also known as methadone hydrochloride, or methadone for short, was synthesized by German scientists in the 1930’s during World War II. Methadone was originally used as a painkiller because of a shortage of morphine. In 1947, methadone was introduced to the United States. Methadone maintenance essentially began with an experiment in 1963.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) role is to report, and prevent drug abuse. Amongst youth involvement in the drug court showing positive change in substance issues, involvement abuse and use of adolescent and offender of the courts, and sexual risk behaviors. (NIDA) goal is to control, make aware of the tolerated drug abuse and addiction nationwide. (NIDA) Establish research and current reports which ensuring the rapid and effective propagation and use of the results of that research to enhance prevention and treatment to update policy relating to addiction and drug
Illegal drugs and the effects of drug dealing, drug use and drug addiction on families/communities. Drugs are substances that can be inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed or dissolved under the tongue. Drugs can cause a temporary physiological change in the body and can often lead to drug addiction. Four common illegal drugs are 1. Cannabis (common names are: Weed, hash, skunk, marijuana) 2.
The meeting that I attended this week was Narcotics Anonymous (NA). NA is a fellowship that includes men and women who struggle with addiction. The members of the group are supporters or recovering addicts, and the purpose is to maintain complete abstinence (Narcotics Anonymous, 2017). Prior to attending the group, I was not informed about the group and was uncertain of what to be expected. Unfortunately, the night that I attended was not a traditional session, as they were celebrating the milestones of a few members.