This literature reviews focuses on the ongoing problem of adolescent substance abuse in the United States, and the need for prevention programs. Following this introduction will be an overview of the body of evidence supporting the need for prevention intervention, and then a summary and conclusion section. The literature reviewed was conducted via search using the Liberty University Library searchable database and the internet. Only recent articles within the last eight years from peer reviewed journals and information published on government sponsored websites were included. Additionally, the material needed to demonstrate the problem of adolescent substance abuse and support the need for intervention in this primary population. Substance abuse SU and substance abuse disorder SUD exerts a heavy toll on individuals, families, communities, and health care systems 1.
Literature Review on African American Substance Abuse
Drug abuse in Nigeria: a review of epidemiological studies
Metrics details. Smartphone applications apps designed to assist users to reduce hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption show potential as an inexpensive alternative to traditional brief intervention in primary care. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the literature on alcohol reduction apps and the availability of evidenced-based apps on top commercial app stores. Articles were included if the primary intervention was a smartphone app and the study measured participant changes in frequency or volume of alcohol consumption. Of the 19 unique apps, seven were designed for use among youth and 12 in adult populations.
This paper reviews the available literature on the epidemiology of drug abuse in Nigeria. Depending on the definition used, substances which are abused include antibiotics, antidiarrhoeals, laxatives, pain-relieving drugs, sedatives, amphetamines and cannabis. This review is, however, limited to studies on substances which alter behaviour or mood. These drugs include cannabis, sedative-hypnotics, amphetamines and alcohol.
The current article summarizes the results of a comprehensive review of the international research published between and Over hundred-thirty relevant studies were identified investigating these issues. The main results are as follows: 1 Risky alcohol consumption associated with hazardous, binge, and heavy drinking is more prevalent among the unemployed. They are also more likely to be smokers, to use illicit and prescription drugs, and to have alcohol and drug disorders abuse, dependence. However, the current research provides only limited information about which individuals are more likely to be affected.