Acknowledgement: We would like to thank the following persons, especially the one who help us to do our research paper (Mrs. Tolentino) and also our fellow co-student who gives some information about in our topic, our parents who support us most,especially God who gives strength and knowledge for us to finish this report. Also the book of Dangerous Drugs, Act of 1972 rep.act no. 6425, the Drug Abuse Prevention Source Book, The Drug Manace and you, war against drug abuse, and Mapeh II who also give some detail about how to prevent drug addiction.And Mrs. Salvacion P. De Roma the one who explain the research paper, and she also give us some example to our research paper. Abstract:
Our Research paper is all about how to prevent drug addiction. Drug addiction is very common in our society, especially when it comes in teenager. They think that drugs can help them to forget their problems in their life. They do not know what is the real effect of taking dtrugs, Sometimes they are forced to use drugs simply because some teenagers are curious about drugs. At first they only take one drug then suddenly they enjoyed taking it,
The history of human race has also been a history of drug use. Since earliest times, herbs, roots, bark, leaves and plants have been used to relieve pain and help control disease. In and of itself, the use of drugs does not constitute an evil; drugs, properly administered, have been a medical blessing. Unfortunately, certain drugs also initially produce enticing side-effects, such as a feeling of euphoria, a sense of ”feeling good”, elation serenity and power. What began as something of a recreational activity evolved in time into a problem of dependence and abuse.
Over the past decades, the use of illegal drugs has spread at an unprecedented rate and has reached every part of the globe. No nation has been immune to the devasting problems caused by drug abuse. At the same time, a broad spectrum of the world community has demonstrated intense concern over the problem: the insidious long-term effects of chronic drug use and its import on the user, the fami, the community, and on society.
Reasons for this concern include related increases in crime, drug related automobile accidents, those which take place on the job, learning disabilities and other mental health problems, family disruption, and health problems, including interference with normal reproductive functions and long-term damge to the brain, heart and lungs.
The scope of the narcortics problem today has only began to be known. There is no longer any question as the social consequences of widespread drug abuse. The evidence is everywhere. Drug abuse is no longer considered a “victimless” crime. It is a crime that imposes a straggering burden on the people and the nations of the world. It is burden no society can afford, to carry.
The illicit production, distribution and consumption of drugs have intimidated and corrupted public servants, and hve even destabilized goverments. The erratic ebb and flow and sheer volume of “drug money” have affected the money supply and exchange markets.
A. Statement of the problem: What is drug dependce? What is drugs? Why young people turn to drugs? How to spot abuser?
B. Research question and hypothesis:
C. Significance of study :
There are many, many reasons that people study the nature of drug and alcohol addiction. Probably the main reason that people study addiction is because it has touched them somehow. Usually they have been affected by it personally or even a close family member or friend. Or other times it might just be someone that has a desire to learn about addiction. I have heard that it takes a very special person to even want to become a addiction counselor or work in the field of addiction studies. It takes someone with a lot of heart and compassion. Substance abuse is a very serious problem in the world today. Studying addiction can help people learn ways to try to better society as a whole. It can be a very interesting subject, and is usually Psychology based.