Project Director

Cooley, Morgan E.

Department Examiner

Doolittle, Amy L.; Scott, Cathy B.

Department

Dept. of Social Work

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The purpose of this research study was to examine whether there are differences in drug dependency based on demographic characteristics. The four most commonly used or abused drugs were included in this analysis (i.e., nicotine, alcohol, pain relievers, and marijuana). The secondary purpose is to explore whether there were demographic differences in mental health and drug treatment among those with a substance use disorder. Substance dependence is a state in which someone can only function normally with the presence of a drug. Past research has examined this topic to some degree; however, trends often change over time. This study found some significant results in nicotine, alcohol, pain reliever, and marijuana dependence, as well as in treatment. Implications for research, practice, and policy will be discussed.

IRB Number

IRB #16-104

Degree

B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.

Date

5-2017

Subject

Substance abuse; Drug abuse; Substance abuse -- Treatment

Keyword

Drugs; Mental health; Substance abuse; Treatment; Dependence; Abuse

Discipline

Social Work

Document Type

Theses

Extent

ix, 52 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Included in

Social Work Commons

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