Substance Abuse Research Paper 

Addiction can be defined as the increasing need for a substance or behavior

which may cause harm to the individual and/or society. Exhibiting addictive

behavior can have temporary or long- term impacts on someone’s lives and

those around them. You are tasked with conducting research on addiction and

addiction behaviors. In this research, you must choose and focus on the type of

addiction from the list below:

Opioid drugs

Central Nervous system stimulants

Marijuana

Hallucinogens

Alcohol

Social Media

Work

Gambling

Sex

Compulsive Exercising

Internet

Shopping/Buying

Internet Gaming

Requirements

Define and discuss general addiction and criteria (DSM-5)

Background and discussion of the type of addiction topic chosen from above

Physical, psychological, and social implications of specific addiction

Summary of 2 case studies on addiction and/or personal connection to addiction

3 pages in length (body of the paper, which means the page count does not include

the title page, abstract, or reference page)

Includes title page and abstract page

Include properly formatted reference page, APA style

Using at least 3 current references (the textbook may be used as a reference)

Addiction can be defined as the increasing need for a substance or behavior

which may cause harm to the individual and/or society. Exhibiting addictive

behavior can have temporary or long- term impacts on someone’s lives and

those around them. You are tasked with conducting research on addiction and

addiction behaviors. In this research, you must choose and focus on the type of

addiction from the list below:

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