Sample Social Work and Human Services Paper on New Drugs Affecting the Youth

Thesis Outline

TOPIC: Substance Abuse

NARROWED TOPIC: Synthetic drugs used by the youths

THESIS: The increasing use of new drugs among the youths is a significant public health concern due to the adverse effects of the drugs despite the rising number of emergency room (ER) visits.

TITLE: The New Drugs Affecting the Youth

  1. Examples of the new (synthetic) drugs used by youths and the implications of each drug.
  2. Gamma hydroxybutryic acid (GHB)
  3. Ketamine
  4. Methamphetamine
  5. Lysergic acid diethylamid (LSD) commonly known as “Acid”
  6. Synthetic cathinones such as “Molly” or MDMA (Ecstasy)
  7. History on the trend of (ER) visits due to synthetic drug-related abuse.
  8. Focusing on the four leading states
  9. Focusing on the four leading races
  • Factors that contribute to drug abuse among the youths.
  1. Ease of access to synthetic drugs due to unregulated practices
  2. Availability of drugs that can be tweaked
  3. At home in medicine cabinets
  4. Over-the-counter (OTC) purchases
  • In learning institutions when undertaking scientific experiments
  1. Technological advancement
  2. Peer pressure
  3. Family problems
  4. Lack of money to buy the original drugs
  5. Ignorance of the effects of new drugs
  6. Existing measures set by the government to control drug abuse among the youths
  7. Creation of awareness campaigns on substance abuse (and further elaborate on the strengths and the current challenges of the initiative)
  8. Training of emergency stand by teams at health facilities to help during substance abuse crises
  9. Specific regulations set in the pharmaceutical industry
  10. Licensing procedures for drug manufacturing companies
  11. Permits required by drug distributors
  • Procedures to be followed by health facilities in providing alternative treatments to opioid-based pain relievers
  1. Recommendations to complement existing measures in the fight to save youths from using the new drugs
  2. Conclusion