Drugs in Our Culture

Drugs in Our Culture

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Impact of drugs on family, workplace and elderly.

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  • Drug use in the workplace is problematic because it influences job performance. The majority of drug users in the workplace are men. This has lead to the institution of drug testing, although there is a question of legality with the right to privacy, it has helped eliminate a lot of drug problems at work. Many companies also have employee assistant programs to help the workers, especially if they are coping with addiction or dependency.
  • Mom, I know you probably realized this, but the impact of drugs is crazy! It impacts obviously impacts the family, and the workplace, but it also affects the elderly.
  • Finally, picture this.
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  • For the most part, elderly that use drugs are not criminals, but the average aging person. Substance abuse in the elderly is problematic due to and underestimation, under-identification, under-diagnosis, and under treatment of the problem by healthcare professionals and the symptomatic similarities to other medical and behavioral disorders common in this population.
  • Picture this.
  • It's amazing how common these issues all are. It's easy to relate to all of the categories you mentioned. Drug use in the family setting, your goddaughters parents. Drug use in the workplace, you must pass a drug test to even get a job. Drug use in the elderly, your cousin's grandfather has been way overprescribed many different prescription drugs to "treat" his depressive symptoms that it could be unsafe!
  • Well thanks for chatting with me mom. And for the coffee. And for raising me right. I love you!
  • Anytime. Thanks for being such a great daughter. I love you too!
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