Addiction Awareness Scholarship Campaign
To raise awareness as to the causes, consequences and treatment of addiction, Seasons in Malibu, an addiction treatment center, is seeking to reward essay applicants $1,500 in scholarships- for students entering college or already enrolled in a higher education institution.
The aim of the annual scholarship is to bring attention as to why addiction, in various forms, is becoming more prevalent in our society and how can we address the issue of an increasing number of people dealing with addiction.
The scholarship is open to any major who can shed light on this issue. It may be a personal story that you can share or a more researched essay.
QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN YOUR ESSAY / APPLICATION
- Why do you believe we as a nation are dealing with an addiction crisis?
- What are the consequences of this addiction for the individual and society?
- How can we remedy the crisis on both the individual and societal level?
by Wendy Cortez
Addiction has expanded across the nation. It creates a personal and social damage. Unfortunately, its effects bring down anyone who has been affected by it and part of society isn't as supportive as one expects. Therefore, rehabilitation programs and education about substances and addiction should be encouraged in order to help others regain themselves and find a new sense in life.
by Austin Matthews
For me, addiction in America has been a personal journey of horror, guilt, and forgiveness. While I can see it as a far off academic subject, I think of it most often for the way that it hit home for me through the life and death of my uncle, a man who I saw transformed over the course of my life as he struggled with opioid addiction.
by Mirna Matta
My essay discusses three most common addictions in the US that I have personal experience with, and the ways I think society can help prevent them.
by Jessica Alexis Villa
Drug addiction awareness is very important in our society. Here's all the information why and a personal experience as well.
by Michaella Reilly
I was born into a loving, caring family who appeared to have it all. We had a big house, vacation home, boats, pool- anything you name, we had it. However, I was born into a family where my father was a recovering alcoholic, and 16 years after I was born, began his demise and I watched him succumb to his previous first love- alcohol.
by Emmanuelle SOREZ
This essay retrace my history of being surrounded with mental health struggles and addiction in a family that wasn't supposed to show weaknesses. This personal journey, coming to terms with it and wishing to help people struggling are part of the reason I want to study Psychology and I hope to be able to fund this project.
My personal story on how my fathers addiction changed my life.
by Vanessa Escamilla
Having a conversations about the issue to shed light on it but also to invited others to seek help in safe environment.
by Suhey A Nieto
In this short essay, I discuss why people resort to an addiction and ways to implement that help improve the addiction crisis in America. The example given is my own experience with food addiction also known as binge eating. I discuss ways that have helped me with my battle against my addiction and new healthy outlets that have improved my efforts to control battle against over eating.
by Shannon Whalen
My brothers’ addiction almost destroyed my family, but we were lucky enough to survive. I share my story of the trauma that nearly loosing two of my brothers caused, which is something many ignore; how important a story can be in changing the life of an individual for the better.
by Richelle Lauren Bussell
During our current situation in the U.S. to many it may seem like there is no hope, and things will never be the same. There is light at the end of the tunnel as long as we continue to believe in the miracle of change!
by Tathiana Millien
The meaning of addiction is a topic that is discussed by many and has been studied for the last couple of decades. The use of subjective and objective information is used to outline the parameters of addiction and disorders and how they fit into the DSM V criteria handbook. This paper identifies the meaning of addiction through the use different model perspectives, symptoms, and etiology in order to connect gambling, pornography and cellphones use. Aspects of gambling addiction is explained through multiple studies and treatments. The same is done with the discussion of pornography addictions but it is reviewed through a moral model in order to explain its prevalence and how it affects the general population. The aspects of smartphone use disorder are also explained through the perspective of its effects on the abuser and how it is used as a coping-mechanism. Overall, evidence-based information is used to explain why these disorders are relevant and real to the general population, and how they are a result of unresolved trauma.
by Eduardo pena
This essay breaks down some of the major points surrounding drug addiction awareness. An insight on the bigger picture and information everyone needs to know and research.
by Elizabeth Martin
In this paper I take a dive into the reality of where addiction starts, why and how we allow it to get to where it is, I also touch on the affects it has on our communities and the individual hardships that take place when being an addict.
by Brendan Armstrong
In this essay, I explain personal experience, factual evidence, consequences and solutions to the American Addiction Crisis. Thankyou for this opportunity I am extremely thankful.
by Brent Houtchens
People with careers in high stress in environments are more likely to self medicate rather than ask for help. People with medical conditions that require painkillers have played a role in the opioid crisis we face today. People with emotional and physical trauma in their past are more at risk for substance abuse. We need to make resources available to these people and show that we care and are here to help.
by Kyra Glassey
When people think of drug abuse they often do not think about alcohol, but 14.1 millions Americans suffer from an alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism is a major problem in America and yet it is rarely talked about. In the fight against drugs one drug cannot be favored over the other. All drugs are damaging and should be treated as such. In order to solve America's drug crisis we must come together as a nation to support and help individuals who are struggling.
by ARPITA GAHLOTH
Addiction is a worldwide concern which is not only seen in youngsters but also in children of age 10. It may not be addiction to toxic substances but other activities too like electronics, cosmetics, etc. But they are not as deadly as drug abuse. An individual is when obsessed with something, does not care about any other thing else in life. Number of addicted are increasing day by day and no one cares as they are busy in their own life. Nation need to be looked after for this mishap, but the casual behavior towards this crucial matter is one of the big reasons that we as a nation are dealing with such crisis. Being selfish and not to think for the ones who are suffering is not going to work if we want to stop this escalation of the victims to addiction. Addiction is something that cannot be left even when we wish to, once stuck we cannot get over it forever until and unless there is help from the family, friends, society and community. We are all busy with our own and contribute the least in the betterment of our society. The most witnessed addiction would definitely be drug abuse. This misuse continues as one of the most expensive and hostile issues on the country's plan.
by Brooke Scheeter
Discussed the issue of social media and substance abuse. Anxiety in 2020 and how it leads to people seeking an escape. What would help? How can we adjust our judicial system to better help addicts.
by Asaph Paz
The essay is about how marijuana can effect our brown and black youth and young adults in where we often get punished for something that they as in the majority can get away with but the minority will get punished for it and how we as society can get better.
by Chelsie Hockersmith
My essay is a depiction of my personal story married to, divorcing and attempting to parent the child of an addict.
by Benjamin Price
An essay that describes a small snapshot of the issues with addiction.
by Lauren Daniels
The essay touches upon my personal story and beliefs on how we can improve the addiction crisis. The main addiction that is focused on in this essay is alcohol.
by Marko Prinsloo
This essay talk about the addiction problems in the US, along with its consequences to the individual and the communities around them. Through personal testament and research this essay comes to a consensus on possible solutions for a better future when it comes to addicts and the way we as a society are treating them.
by Tabitha Bland
This essay touches on the rising issue of drug abuse and addiction in our world, and how it is beginning at younger ages as time progresses. This paper not only explains the problem at hand, but focuses more so on a solution for this issue. It is an essay on a proposal to fix the problem, and potentially save many lives from addiction.
by Hannah I Toth
This is short analysis on the truths of addiction and how America can change it's strategy to combat this both in the social and criminal justice spheres.
by NIJIMBERE Alice
My Essay consists of the picture of the burden of addiction at worldwide,country and community level. It shows also the consequences of addiction to the individual stage and societal one as it has been experienced by my family. This essays details also the ways, the addiction can be managed with different institutions at different levels .
by George Key
In the Place We Are, Do the Best We Can When standing upon the precipice of relapse some assemblage of hope might very well bring to mind which door opens to the path of a new direction. With all the uncertainties of recent times and a divisive leadership, it is easy to feel as if one is standing upon the fragile precipice of relapse. Standing there naked with toes curled, peering over the great void, we are oft visited, while contemplating our position poised upon the pink cloud, by our plastic friends. Making the hopeless leap seams secure with the well-fitted parachute of unvalidated assurance. As the demonic turmoil stirs with the chants to "jump, make the plunge, go ahead, just a little, what will it hurt" and so on, we make note that they all wish to trade us up to their gold clad, lead-lined parachutes for our love of family designed parachute of hope. The resetting of our mindset remains essential to long term success for a healthy sustainable life in sobriety. Rebuilding those previously burned bridges reconnect us with the emotional support network of family that strengthens our ability to choose correctly the door to success. No matter the demons that possess us, in any DSM5 addiction we find that hopelessness is the common catalysts leading us to failure. As educated, as well as “been there, done that", clinicians, we are blessed with the ability to convey knowledge and share wisdom with understanding kindness. We will not be able to fix anyone, moreover we will act as the spirits janitors in that we might simply wipe the windows a little bit so they may be able to see out for themselves. With cleaner windows, the rays of hope will shine through. Those rays of hope will bind together the pieces of our lives left behind in our personal wake of self-destructive behavior.