Across the world abusing prescription drugs causes more deaths than street drugs do combined (“International Statistics”). Prescription drugs are so easy to get ahold of and so easy to get addicted to. The misuse of prescription drugs have gotten out of hand. These drugs can cause unintentional overdoses easily. The misuse of prescription drugs can lead to addiction, affect the health of users in a dramatic way, and even cause death.
In the Elegiac Addict Angela Garcia argues that far from inducing recovery, medical and juridical understandings and approaches to addiction trap addicts into the painful past and moral dilemma, perpetuating the addiction and making relapse inevitable. Present medical definition treats addiction as a “Chronic health problem, not a moral failing or a social problem”, liberating the addicts from self-guilt and the social judgments based on morality. On the other hand, by emphasizing the chronicity, it produces the sense of hopelessness among the addicts and the belief that addiction is inevitably repetitive and endless. According to Alma, the woman author followed for part of her life, illustrates this point by pointing out that “the clinic didn’t
In “Avatars, Scarlet ‘A’s, and Adultery in the Technological Age” by an Assistant Professor of Law Sandi S. Varnado explore the new increasing twist on the age-old issue of adultery and online infidelity by using technology that causes many divorces between marriages. Nowadays people have love affairs using the Internet, specifically to communicate with others. According to Varnado, she reports that in December 2012 a survey revealed that 81% of all adults in the United States use the Internet, which has impacted our society in both positive and negative ways (372). Varnado also emphasizes that given the appearance and prevalence of online sexual satisfaction, it is not difficult to imagine that many Internet users are engaging in online. When
Drug diversion can pose fatal effects to someone’s life because in most cases the individuals breach the procedures of taking these drugs. These reasons clearly point why it is important to be familiar with cause for the alarm on opioid prescription drug misuse and addiction, before formulating ways to deal with the
Both internal and external conflict can take an emotional toll on a patient who is dealing with the psychological and physiological effects of addiction. Also, these patients lose their able to function normally, and some healthcare personnel perceive their behaviors as deliberately preformed causing an excessive amount of stigma. Addiction leaves patients having to manage the pain and suffering of not being in control of their own bodies without much guidance of healthcare personnel. However, patients would not have to persevere through addition consequences of addiction if professionals – especially pharmacists – had enhanced education of addiction which would possibly alleviate
Dependence on prescription opioids can stem from treatment of chronic pain and in recent years is the cause of the increased number of opioid overdoses. Opioids are very addictive substances, having serious life threatening consequences in case of intentional or accidental overdose. The euphoria attracts recreational use, and frequent,
I think this quote plays a key role in Lanada Boyer’s article when getting her point across in her article; that Natives are a strong group of individuals, capable of overcoming any atrocity that the white man has created. The aforementioned quotation sparked a feeling of gratitude and a sense of belonging. Boyer used captivating words that allowed myself to be put into her shoes and subsequently experience (afar) the hardships that ‘relocation and termination’ program caused. Furthermore, in the midst of a bustling city complied of foreign people and technologies, in which Indians from the reservations had never seen nor used, unity was formed between these Natives. Unity is vital in the world for survival. The ‘first people’ was able to overlook
According to the article “Opioid Abuse and Addiction,” the number of individuals abusing prescription narcotics increased from “7.8 million in 1992 to 15.1 million in 2003” (Gupta and Christo 132). Abuse is defined as the use of a prescription narcotic without having a legal prescription for that narcotic or failure to take the narcotic as directed by the prescribing physician. Most prescription narcotic addicts do not begin their addiction by buying illegal pharmaceuticals
In the journal article, Tim Gill wrote about the society and also about the safety of children playing outside affecting child’s growth. All the safety was design to prevent injuries and protect children but actually children are getting more fragile because of the overprotective adults. He even showed concrete evidence to support his statement. Playground becomes too safe that more broken limbs among children occur these days and they have more scars. In addition to restricted freedom, children change in attitude to take risk in society which means they are afraid to take any risk in what they are doing in real world.
Maquiladoras are industries run by foreign companies. They’re major contributors to the economy of Mexico. Maquiladoras were first introduced in 1965 to help increase exports and help industrialization along the U.S and Mexico border. President Donald Trump wants to build a wall alongside Mexico’s border. This wall goes against the North American Free Trade Agreement as imports and exports between Mexico and America will be affected due to the strict regulations. Maquiladoras are controversial in the U.S because people believe they take away jobs from Americans. Low wages and unsafe working environments cause controversy in Mexico.
Opioid pain medications are some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs. Between 1991 and 2010, opioid prescriptions rose from about 75.5 million to 209.5 million. Americans account for 4.6% of the world’s population but consume approximately 80% of the world’s opioid supply. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 12 million people used prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons in 2010. Opioid abuse has led to increases in emergency-department visits, hospitalizations, and admissions to substance-abuse treatment centers at a time when our healthcare system is already strained.
In support of this statement, a British study of 3,695 of adverse drug reactions from hospitalised patients concluded that a staggering 16% were attributed to opioids alone, making opioids one of the most associated drugs in adverse reactions. Indeed, the incidence of respiratory depression among post-operative patients was reported to average about 9.5% (Cravero et al. 2006). In general, some of the causes for adverse events associated with opioid use are simply due to a lack of knowledge about the potency differences among opioid analgesics. As well as that is the improper prescribing and administration of multiple opioids (i.e., oral, parenteral or transdermal patches). But more importantly, it is due to inadequate monitoring of patients on opioids (The Joint Commission,