Substance Abuse Case Studies Essay

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A Study in Substance Abuse: Violence Violence has an array of definitions and meanings, but a universal definition according to the Violence Prevention Alliance organization is as follows: "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.” Violence is an issue that is faced every day by someone in all parts of the world. Nurses must be ready to take care of these patients without conflicting emotions getting in the way.
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Trish is an eighteen year old young lady in high school and is pushing the boundaries with her
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Elliott, 2008). In an epidemiologic study of 76 cases of DFSA from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Australia, researchers reported that 77 percent of the time alcohol was ingested by the victim. Prescription drugs were voluntarily used in 49 percent of the cases, and recreational drugs were taken by 26 percent of the victims. Twenty-two cases showed drugs unknown to the victim, suggesting surreptitious methods in administering that drug to the victim. Multiple substances were found in six cases (Hurley, Parker, & Wells,…show more content…
Date rape occurs with a prevalence of one in every four victims who were either actually raped and those that are considered attempted rapes. Eighty-four percent of those women raped knew their attacker and fifty-seven of them admitted to the rape occurring while they were on their date. Almost one and twelve male students who have committed acts of rape that meet the legal definition of rape or attempted rape admitted to doing so (Anonymous, 1878-2013). Violence is something that comes with multiple complications emotionally, spiritually, nutritionally, and

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