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the negative consequences, the drug being favored to other activities and increased tolerance, obligations, and more often a physical withdrawal state (Lowinson, Joyce H. 51). These substances results to public many health problems and that’s why many people view them as undesirable.
PORT Human Services is an institution in my community that helps in addressing this problem. It is a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency that is licensed by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. It is a private, nonprofit and it offers services and assists the residents of its community who seek help with Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disability issues. Their services are offered by an inter-disciplinary team of professionals who are qualified and they adhere to the highest levels of care and value. The facility offers services to both adults and children. The facility has a number of programs but the once that are in line with substance abuse are:
Stepping Stone Manor – It is a State License, recovery program of six months for men who are over 18 years and dealing with substance use disorders. They stay for 72 hours without using the addictive substance.
The Kelly House Program – This is a therapeutic home for women who have substance abuse difficulties and they must be pregnant or have an infant of up to six months old. It is a safe with an environmental that is home structured where the walk to recovery begins. The residents participate in treatments that are designed to meeting the unique needs and concerns of a pregnant woman or mother in recovery. Individualized treatment includes group and individual counseling, education on substance education, involvement in 12 step recovery programs, parenting skills and other individual needs.
Substance abuse is a nationwide problem and not on only isolated in my community. NIDA provided a number of sources that informs us about the prevalence and trends
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In the United States, the trend is the same: over 60 percent of stocks are controlled by this type of investor (Burton and Brown, pp.223). The OECD also reported that in its member economies, institutional investors are growing on average of 9 percent per year since the 1990s (OECD, 2000, pp.195).
Later on, the pricing of the shares or units issued by the investment trusts are discussed especially focusing on the concept of Net Asset Value (NAV). After that, the major emphasis of this article would be on finding out the causes that drive those investment trust shares to trade at a discount.
The author states that under white supremacy, people belonging to the white race are considered as superior, they are able to secure higher positions and positions with much authority as compared to the positions offered to non-whites. Due to their access to authoritative positions, they have more access to favorable resources such as education and wealth.
Racism serves to both discriminate against ethnic minorities and to maintain advantages and benefits for majorities. Some examples of racism are obvious, such as graffiti, ethnic "jokes", or physical violence. Unfortunately, problems of racism are often ignored because people do not know how to deal with them.
The term 'Institutional Racism' was introduced by Carmichael and Hamilton in 1968 and they saw it as 'an analytical tool to examine how institutions can operate along racist lines without acknowledging or even recognising this.'
Institutional Racism is connected with organisations and institutions and is unconnected with individualistic views or behaviour.
These institutions are responsible for the Federal Reserve Board System and Securities and Exchange Commission, which are mostly independent of the Congress and president. This means that an enormous amount of power is concentrated in their
Institutional discrimination is the unjust or unfair treatment of an individual by an institution such as a college, a company, corporation or even a government based on such factors as one’s gender, race, political aspirations among others. This treatment is unfair and indirect and aims at suppressing the victim’s progress in a certain function.