Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction

Drug addiction an emerging issue Name: Professor: Course: Institution: Date: Drug addiction is defined as the compulsive dependence on a drug despite negative side effects. According to national institute of drug abuse (NIDA) abuse of drugs like marijuana tobacco and alcohol causes a loss of over $740 billion each year in the United States alone due to loss in work productivity crime related costs and healthcare. Although several rehabilitation clinics have been introduced to help curb the surging number of addicts we are still a far cry from being rid of drug addiction issues (Goldstein et al pg1642-1652). Factors affecting drug addiction Drug addiction is not like a common cold which is transmitted through of drug abuse among teenagers include; suicide overdosing accident homicide especially in DUI cases and contracting STDs. Work cited Goldstein R. Z. & Volkow N. D. (2002). Drug addiction and its underlying neurobiological basis: neuroimaging evidence for the involvement of the frontal cortex. American Journal of Psychiatry  159(10) 1642-1652. McLellan A. T. Lewis D. C. O’brien C. P. & Kleber H. D. (2000). Drug dependence a chronic medical illness: implications for treatment insurance and outcomes evaluation. Jama  284(13) 1689-1695. Ko C. H. Yen J. Y. Chen C. C. Chen S. H. & Yen C. F. (2005). Gender differences and related factors affecting online gaming addiction among Taiwanese adolescents. The Journal of nervous and mental disease  193(4) 273-277. []

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