Discuss the historical trends and current conceptions of the cause and treatment of substance abuse.

Discuss the historical trends and current conceptions of the cause and treatment of substance abuse.
The Influence of Drugs/alcohol

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Substance abuse as a community health problem.

Violence and nursing response.

Read chapters 26 and 27 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentations. Once done answer the following questions.

Discuss the historical trends and current conceptions of the cause and treatment of substance abuse.
Identify and discuss the issues related to substance abuse in various populations encountered in community health nursing practice.
Describe and discuss the concepts of interpersonal and community violence.
Describe and discuss the role of the nurse in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of violence.
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Chapter 26

Substance Abuse

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More deaths, illnesses, and disabilities are attributed to substance abuse than to any other preventable health conditions in the United States.

– Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Services Administration (SAMSHA)

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2Social Consequences of Substance Abuse
Crimes while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both

Need for money to buy substances

Specific theft of drugs

Almost 75% of inmates report prior drug use

All aggregates in society are potentially affected by substance abuse problems regardless of age or economic level

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3Etiology of Substance Abuse
Numerous theories try to explain it

Combination of many factors

Genetics within families

Individual (impulsivity and ease of disinhibition)

Environmental factors

Medical models

Biopsychosocial models

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4Historical Overview of Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use
Alcohol use has gained more social acceptance than other drug use.

Public attitudes and governmental policies have also influenced the history of illicit drug use.

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Historical Overview of Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use (Cont.)

Consumption and laws affected by:

Alcohol-related deaths after lowered drinking age

Less tolerant national attitudes toward drinking

Increased societal and legal pressures and actions against drinking and driving

Increased health concerns among Americans

Knowledge of addictive properties

Counterculture acceptance of hallucinogens, cannabis, and heroin

The “War on Drugs”

Renewed interest in prevention/treatment efforts

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6 Laws Impacting Substance Abuse
Anti–Drug Abuse Acts of 1986 and

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