Prescription Substance Abuse

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Substance abuse has always been a mental problem in the world. The thing that most people don’t realize is that it can happen to anyone and if and when it does happen, it cannot be resolved by willpower alone; it is a mental disease, meaning it’s a lot more of a struggle to treat it rather than stop it from ever starting by targeting its source. Taking all of that into consideration, thanks to scientific research, scientists have been able to link the source of substance abuse to fake prescriptions, , and .
Through countless experiments and extensive research, scientists have found that one major source of substance abuse is fraudulent prescriptions. According to Laura M. Garnier-Dykstra, students “use prescription stimulants non medically
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The first author, Jason A. Ford is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Central Florida. He has B.A. degrees in both History and Sociology from Bowling Green State University. He went on to Kent State University where he received an M.A. in Criminal Justice Studies. His Ph.D., also from Bowling Green, is in sociology with a minor area of concentration in quantitative methodology and a major area of concentration in crime and deviance. Through his research, Ford said that the “sample sizes for each class of prescription drug misuse [showed that] 3,871 respondents reported the misuse of prescription pain relievers; 774 respondents reported the misuse of prescription stimulants; and 1,534 respondents reported the misuse of prescription tranquilizers.” (Ford 821) The second author, Christina Lacerenza, is a Organizational Science PhD Candidate at Rice…show more content…
The author, Laura M. Garnier-Dykstra, is a reliable source without any biased. Garnier-Dykstra has a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. The authors of, "Source Of Drugs For Prescription Opioid Analgesic Abusers: A Role For The Internet?," they did research to see if the internet was a source of drug abuse and if they could acquire prescription drugs through it. It was proven to be false through their experiment. The lead author, Theodore J. Cicero, is the Professor of Psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and also has a Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology. The article, "Cannabis Use Among High-Risk Youth In Israel (2004-2011): An Examination Of Gender And Country Of Origin Status," is about how the gender and country of origin can affect who does what kind of drug abuse. The authors are Alexander Reznik and Richard Isralowitz. Richard Isralowitz is professor and director of the RADAR Center. His has published over 100 articles and 9 books on substance abuse and related issues. Among the honors he has received are: Distinguished International Scientist - US National Institute on Drug
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