Addiction And Awareness

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    Drug Addiction

    Drug Addiction Leah Richards PSY326: Research Methods Maleka Hillsman August 27, 2012 The topic that caught my attention when I was reading my choices was “Drug Addiction”. Drug addiction is something that should not be taken lightly by anyone who has a family member or friend with this issue. We often wonder how and what make people turn into being a drug addict. “Drug addiction is rooted in long-term adaptations within the brain that promotes escalating drug use, difficulty

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    Addiction

    Weston Lampe Theory of Addiction Monday October 1, 2012 Disease Model The oldest and possibly most talked about theory of addiction in the disease model. The disease model basically states that substance addiction is similar to any other disease in that it is genetic, progressive, and often times fatal. The symptoms of substance abuse such as alcoholism are similar for everyone who suffers, and they are easily recognizable. One problem with the disease model is that it is not backed

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    Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    Drug and Alcohol addiction According to Dictionary.com addiction is defined as, “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.” In 2010 the NSDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) estimated that 22.6 million Americans aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users. Illicit drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or

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    Addiction and Awareness

    Addiction and Awareness Chris Darnell NUR/440 June 6, 2011 Nita Magee-Cornelius Addiction and Awareness Addiction is a problem that touches many families in today’s society. In Madison County Alabama the use of alcohol and drugs is a growing problem in all age groups, especially in the younger generation. Working in a large emergency department nurses and doctors are seeing more drug abuse victims and dealing with patients who are addicted is a huge challenge for most health care professionals

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    Addiction

    Joseph Barrios English 102 10-31-12 Addicted to Technology What does addiction mean? Well, if you look up on internet you will find many definitions to it as "The condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or involved in something" or "A compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance". When you say the word addiction the first thing that come in people's mind is drugs, but you can be addict to many things besides drugs you don't even know. Many

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    Reasons of Addiction

    persuade the reader to agree with his argument, which is that addiction is not bred from the drug itself, but from the feeling of abandonment or neglect. Mate also uses personal anecdotes from people he has met that have issues with drug abuse. The mixture of the scientific statistics, and personal anecdotes validate his argument, and make the reader agree with what he is saying. In “Embraced by the Needle” Mate discusses the ways in which addiction is bred and how it can eventually take over someones life

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    Addiction a Disease

    Drug Addiction Crime or Disease? Interim and Final Reports of the Joint Committee of the American Bar Association and the American Medical Association on Narcotic Drugs. INTERIM REPORT For the last half-century public authorities in the United States have been wrestling with the problem of controlling addiction to narcotic drugs. Since the twenties, legislation and enforcement policies have aimed at total repression, with criminal sanctions of notable severity attaching to every transaction

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    Addiction

    The nation’s problem with addiction cannot be ignored as it affects almost every American. Alcohol abuse costs the country 185 billion dollars, along with forty billion dollars spent every year on drug war. Addiction is certainly an epidemic that is plaguing our society today, and the issue must be directly addressed rather than ignored. Addicts are people who are among every one of us, living in a society or as a nation to deal with social problems such as addiction. However, each one of us as individuals

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    Addiction

    Addiction, a severe craving that is pulses through our bones; it pulses and throbs until we find a way to calm it. When people watch others struggle with an addiction they often say why don’t you just stop? Some do not comprehend what it is like to have an addiction. To help prevent people from doing anything that can lead into an addiction, schools teach students about addictions; they advise them what to stay away from, so that the students do not become an addict. When a person tries something

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    Addiction

    Addiction Addiction is a term that is used loosely by society, but in the health care system it is viewed as a serious disease. Addiction is psychological or physiological dependence on a substance or practice that is beyond voluntary control. There are many types of addictions, which can range from food to drugs and even gambling and sports. What does addiction mean to you? Is it a dependence on a substance that is beyond your control or is addiction something that you could give up if you wanted

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    Addiction

    drug related crime, including millions of young people. (NCADD, 2013). Generation after generation have suffer from some form of psychological and physical distress dealing with a love one are a close friend whom may have had an alcohol or drug addiction. Ranging from lied to for no reason, stole from or spending our money to bail them out of jail as well as providing transportation to and from different places. Everyone seem to overlook the matter of the physiology and psychology distress that

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    Addiction

    SOURCE 1 ADDICTION SEARCH addictionsearch.com I believe that this source is written by different people. It is an actual website for addicts to find recovery. After touring the website, it seems that the creator(s) has correct and accurate information. It seems that the website pulls information from different people. Yes, the information on the website matches other sources. No, the website does not make any claims without evidence to support them. With the information looking accurate, I

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    Addictions

    ADDICTIONS Many people get addicted to drugs and alcohol ext- They become dependent on it the important thing is to get help before it ruins your life. There are so many different types of addictions such as meth, crack, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and alcohol. These addictions are just an example of the extreme life changing substances. There are less serious addictions such as cigarettes, and chew, then there are not so big of a deal but, big enough that you should seek help. These are just

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    Security Awareness

    Information Security - Security Awareness Abstract: 3 Security Awareness 4 Regulatory Requirements for Awareness and Training 7 References 13 Abstract: Information security means protecting information and information systems (IS) from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction. A policy can be described as a set of principles intended to manage actions. An Information Security Policy (ISP) is a defined

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    Drug Addiction

    Keira Martin June 30th 2013 Drug Addiction Com/156 Thesis Statement Drug addiction is becoming an epidemic in the United States about 570,000 people die annually due to drug use. Prescription drugs have been the leading cause of addiction; this is a disease that needs to be addressed Drug Addiction People believe drugs will help them feel better and others are just experimenting and figure one try won't get

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    Financial Awareness

    relationship between the levels of financial awareness among Islamic Banking students UiTMKotaBharu. Therefore, the needs of awareness on financial planning is vital due to the fact that it will determine on whether the students will have a burden in terms of debt in the future. 1.2 Problem statement Although the Islamic Banking students UiTM Kota Bharu learn the subject regarding the financial but the students still have a low awareness regarding financial planning. On top of

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    Phobias and Addictions

    Phobias and Addiction Rachael Thomas PSY/300 January 26, 2014 Professor Chung Phobias and Addiction Webster Dictionary defines phobia as “a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to compelling desire to avoid it” ("PHOBIA," n.d) Whereas Addiction is defined as “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or something that is psychologically or physical habit-forming, as narcotics, to such extent its cessation causes severe trauma” ("addiciton

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    Drug Addiction

    or drug addictions. Drug addiction is inability of oneself to control the usage of a certain drug. Moreover, drug addiction or drug abuse can be chronic and also may lead to physical, mental and emotional problem. People who were addicted don’t know that they were in the state of addiction; they see it as a habit. They are mentally unaware that being addicted to drugs can cause a long-term illness or death. But, why people suffer from drug addiction? What are some causes of their addiction? Furthermore

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    Addictions

    Introduction What is addiction, you ask, the dictionary describes addictions as a “compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance or the condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or involved with something”. (Houghton Mifflin, 2005) Do you think you might have any addictions? For the most part addictions are very serious, even if you don’t think you have one you probably do and just don’t realize it yet. Think about something you can not leave the

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    Addiction

    Addiction By William Butler Growing up like any other kid I had dreams, goals and a future, I could have been anything in life I wanted to be. All those dreams got shattered when I got introduce to alcohol and drugs. Welcome to addiction a disease that will destroy dreams, hope, family, careers and oneself. After twenty years of trials and tribulation it took a letter from my daughter to open my eyes and to lead me to recovery. My room

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    Gambling Addiction the Good and Bad of the Addiction

    Gambling Addiction The Good and Bad Of The Addiction DeVry University HOSP 440 15897 - Casino Management Dr. Warren Jahn - Professor Submitted by: Michael Phillip Bunker Date: 12/30/2012 Table of Contents Introduction 3 Foundation, Facts and Statistics, and the Psychological Rationale of Gambling Addiction 4 Foundations of Gambling Addiction 4 Facts and Statistics 4 Psychological Rationale of a Gambling Addiction 6 Causes and Effects as well as Consequences

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    Addiction

    Addiction, what is it? Is it something that we feel or is it really a choice? For years in my personal life I have seen addiction take over my whole family through drugs and alcohol. It has destroyed many of people and it has helped many of people at the same time. When the word “addiction” is said it is manly used in a negative way, but it can also be positive as well. So is it or is it not a choice? In the beginning of any addiction it always starts off as choice or “something you want to do”

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    Drug Addiction

    recommends police and customs control, family support, friends’ supports, prohibition of drug use, compulsory treatment of drug addicts as primary solution to reduce the rate of drug addiction.The study also recommends among others the need to organize awareness programmes in our campus to educate students that drugs can alter brain circuitry, which will affect their learning; and the university authorities to put in place severe disciplinary measures to stem the tide of drug abuse. Content: Chapter-1

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    Computer Addiction: Addiction or Pathology

    research on the problem, according to Hilarie Cash, co-founder of Internet/Computer Addiction Services in Redmond, Wash. "Earlier research had shown about six percent of the population struggling with this," she told TechNewsWorld. The researchers also discovered that 8.7 percent of Web users in the survey attempted to conceal non-essential Internet use from family, friends and employees. "One sign of addiction is secrecy, hiding, lying about it," Cash observed. Disorder or Symptom? Now

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    Drug Addiction

    Drug Addiction Drug abuse is rife in many countries. Billions of dollars are spent internationally preventing drug use, treating addicts, and fighting drug-related crime. Although drugs threaten many societies, their effects can also be combated successfully. This essay looks at some of the effects of drug use on society, and suggests some solutions to the problem. Drug abuse causes multiple problems for countries and communities. The medical and psychological effects are very obvious

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    Self-Awareness

    assessments to have the best decision. Self-awareness or selecting the most or least important values is truly helpful because it provides a clear perception of my personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation and emotions. It allows me to understand other people, how they perceive me, my attitude and my responses to them. By doing self-awareness, I can easily make a right decision between many alternatives. Moreover, self-awareness is one of the attributes of emotional intelligence

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    Addiction

    person has an already predisposed personality to becoming addicted to something, then that addiction can consume the person’s actions and every thought. An addictive personality is referred to as a particular set of personality traits that can make an individual predisposed to addictions. Two types of addictions are substance-abuse addictions and behavioral-based addictions. In substance abuse addictions, dopamine is released in the brain due to the usage of the drug. This causes a range of sensations

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    Addiction

    learn to be an addict? * How might explanations of addiction differ for different addictions? What you need to know MODELS OF ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOUR | EXPLANATIONS OF ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOUR | * Biological, behavioural (learning), and cognitive models of addictive behaviour  | * Biological, behavioural (learning), and cognitive explanations for initiation, maintenance, and relapse * Specific explanations of particular addictions including smoking and gambling | MODELS OF ADDICTIVE

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    Computer Addiction

    wireless revolution of appliances; whereby mobile internet use has developed and grossly contributed towards the mass global access and usage of the internet. The convenience and portability of such technology means that there is also an increased awareness into the associated pathologies that one may encounter- whereby negative compared to positive consequences resulting from excessive computer use have been highlighted on opposite sides of the spectrum. This expansion, which is exponential and has

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    Addictions

    Dustin Cochran Malone English 101 February 26, 2015 Addictions                 It seems like just yesterday I was the line leader at Chapel Brook Elementary school. Now the only lines I get involved with are the lines I snort off my glass coffee-table in my worn down apartment with my speed freak roommate: Johnny. I chuckle at the thought that I was voted most likely to succeed in middle school. If succeeding is having your parents disown you, getting kicked out of high school, aiming a loaded

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    Addiction

    Abstract Addictions covers a range of maladaptive traits to include substance use, alcohol or behavior leading to significant impairments. There are various causes of addiction, but some theoretical frameworks indicates that addictions may have a genetic component that leads to a predisposition to develop addiction, a disease model of addiction or as the result of self-medicating of a primary disorder. This paper will take a theoretical view of the causes of addiction as well as developing a working

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    Addiction

    Addiction in Adolescents Amar Khan Liberty University Abstract There are numerous reasons for addiction in adolescences. Numerous adolescents that battle to meet their own levels and society's measures as they attempt to shut out the difficulties of their high school years (Feldman, 2014, p. 349). These difficulties stretch out a long ways past dealing with an overflowing calendar. With bodies that are obviously changing, allurements of sex, alcohol, different medications, intellectual advances

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    Addiction

    Addiction (Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor) Sci/163 Jihanne Pompee 8/17/2015 The movie Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor has been out since 2013. I have watched this Movie one time the year it came out, and never wanted to watch it again because it was a sad movie that I couldn't watch it again. This is the second time I will be watching this movie because I felt like this was the best movie to write about, addiction it a hard thing to deal with because you don't

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    Addictions

    Addiction Movie Analysis Ashley Mcfarland SCI/163 Monday August 23, 2015 DENNY MELINE Addictions of a Pilot (Flight) Imagine this being your first time on a plane. You’re already nervous and uncomfortable. You hear babies crying, people having small arguments, and the last thing you need to know is the Pilot is drunk and high off of cocaine. Imagine not knowing that the pilot of the plane could seriously put your life in danger due to his selfishness. Would you believe that

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    Addiction

    Addictive Studies 4 Essentials of Chemical Dependency Counseling Perspective Jacy Patt Basic Chemical dependency counseling skills are understanding addiction, treatment knowledge, application to practice, professional readiness, and clinical evaluation. Others include screening, assessment, treatment planning, referral, case management/service coordination, implementing the treatment plan, consulting assessment and treatment planning. Possible assessments evaluation instruments are: substance

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    Addiction

    respect, well I would tend to disagree. I have been with my fiancé for almost six years now and have learned more from him than I did my mother. I know that is harsh, but its true. I had to actually relearn these skills due to the past addiction that I had. Addiction does mean things to people and any morals or values they may have. Being sober has taught me a lot of new things. My fiancé has been a saint in my life and has dealt with a lot. Learning from him has brought new meaning to my life.

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    Addiction

    Mahdi Rais Pr. Aure Veyssiere PSY 1301 03 16 October 2015 Reflection 2 : Addiction Last Monday, I had the chance to attend a talk on addiction, and more precisely, on drug consumption within high school students in Meknes. Dr Khalid Mouna, the holder of the talk is a native of the city of Meknes and his early experiences led him to do research on drug and try to understand why people, at some points of their lives, decide to do drugs. As he says it himself, Dr. Khalid Mouna, during his years

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    Addiction - Behavioural

    Behavioural (learning) models of addiction Classical and operant conditioning in addiction Do we develop addictions simply by being rewarded for doing them? Classical conditioning and the initiation of addictive behaviour Stimuli that occur just before, or at the same time, as a learned stimulus (e.g. a drug) may become secondary reinforcers by association. An example of this is learning that the sights and sounds of a pub are associated with alcohol – the sights and sounds then produce the

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    Addiction

    Addiction in Adolescence When it comes to abuse and addiction in adolescents the relationship between the two goes hand in hand. “Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences” (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2014, p.1). Addiction can be several things, two well-known addictions are drinking and doing drug. When addiction starts to change the brain it leads to long terms affects which is usually

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    Addiction

    9/9/15 What is Addiction? To me, addiction is a drug that a person consistently relies on. Their day is consumed by the overwhelming thought of getting their fixation and in my opinion it is a disease. One of the bigger factors for why people become addicted is definitely stress. People will bury their anxiety and stress after a long day with some abusive drug just so they can feel better. After a certain amount of time it becomes a habit and you depend on it and eventually addiction sets in. Disease

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    Addiction

    Many people have a misrepresentation of drug addiction. If you were to ask someone their definition of a drug addict, that person would already have a preconceived “imagine” of what a drug addict looks like and how they act. People tend to focus more on the physical attributes rather than the foundation of the internal struggle. See, we were taught at a very young age to “say no to drugs” “hugs not drugs” but in hindsight the severity of addiction was never taught. Currently, I am working in a

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    Disease Model of Addiction

    model of addiction describes an addiction as a lifelong disease that involves both biological and environmental sources of origin. The disease model originates from the traditional medical model of disease which states that an individual suffering from a disease has an illness or sickness that causes interruption, cessation, or disorder of bodily functions, systems or organs and must have identifiable signs and symptoms (Gorski, 2001). The contemporary medical model attributes addiction to changes

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    Addiction

    Addiction: Stemming from Drug and Substance Abuse I. Introduction Addiction is a monster; it lives, and feeds off of you, takes from you, controls you and destroys you. It is a beast that tears you apart, rips out your soul, and laughs at your weakness. It is a stonewall that stands to keep you in and the rest out. It is a shadow that always lurks behind you, waiting to strike. Addiction lives in everyone’s mind, sitting, waiting (A prisoner in his own body, n.d.). Addiction is defined as the state

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    Addiction

    Reference Database: “Addiction” by Nancy A. Piotrowski, Ph.D Addiction is when the human body becomes dependent on a substance. Prolonged use of any psychoactive drug will determine a persons dependency. The addiction can affect a person psychologically and physiologically; this will show in an addicts tolerance and withdrawal symptoms from a drug. Tolerance will involve the biological system such as the human body, changes in the body after a drug is present, and environmental or behavioral

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    Addiction

    Introduction Addiction is one of the global problems leading to huge loss of life and causing untold suffering in families and society. This paper will focus on various models that are used to explain the etiology of addiction. Models for addictions refer to the tools used to deliver message concerning the biological basis of addiction as well as the broader social and psychological aspect of addiction. Models The following are the known models that explain the concept of all forms of addiction.

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    Addiction and Grace

    Marian Gayed PPSY 511 Addiction Assessment and Interventions 2-18-16 Addiction and Grace Paper \ Addiction and Grace Paper Addiction and Grace by Dr. Gerald May, was an extremely insightful and helpful resource in understanding those who struggle with addiction, the nature of addiction itself and the healing process. I realized through my reading that addiction is a broader issue that involves a range of behaviors far beyond alcohol and drugs to include work, sex, performance

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    Phobias and Addictions

    Phobias and Addictions Lisa Draxler PSY/300-GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY July 12, 2010 Carlton Bowden Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explore how phobias can be developed through classical conditioning, explore how addictions can be developed through operant conditioning, to distinguish between classical and operant conditioning, and to explain what extinction means and how it is achieved in both classical and operant conditioning. * .

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    Cocaine Addiction

    Cocaine Addiction Education ENG 122: English Composition II September 1, 2008 Drug addiction and alcoholism is wide spread among adults and teenagers in today’s society. The percentage of adults affected by these addictions has always been high; however the percentage of teenagers affected by drug and alcohol addictions is growing astronomically. Cocaine has become the drug of choice for adults and teenagers, next to alcohol and prescription drugs. It is the quickest high that can be achieved

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    Addiction

    Addiction is the compulsion to do something. There are two major types of addiction mental/psychological and physical/chemical. I) Physical dependency ~ Is when a person has a chemical addiction to something normally to induce pleasure. Often the substance has withdrawal effects. After some time the substance is used to relieve the anxiety caused by the absence of the chemical. People explain that coming off the “high” makes them feel so low that they want more just to feel normal. A) Alcohol

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    Addiction

    Communications 4/12/12 The Breakdown We all know that addiction causes so much chaos and pain in the lives of the addict. Addiction is defined as the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. My question is what happens to the family when addiction becomes a part of it? The problem with addiction is that it is a family disease it does not just affect

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