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SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE
NEWS

A SHORT REPORT




ABI PRETTYMAN
- A LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY -

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INTRODUCTION

This report will look at substance abuse in the news.
HYPOTHESIS
The non-directional alternative hypothesis states: `There
will be more news coverage of substance abuse involving
men".
The null hypothesis states there will be no difference
between sexes where news coverage on substance abuse in
concerned."
Case studies and…

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Police have arrested 351 people in a London-wide
crackdown on drugs. More than 1,500 police officers are
involved and have helped to seize 500g of heroin, 19
rocks of crack (cocaine), ketamine, a revolver and have
closed 35 cannabis factories.
This was all thanks to approximately 800 police activities
carried…

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AFTER REHABILITATION


18.09.2012
A former homeless drug addict saved by art.
Lanre Olagoke, a Nigerian man, was previously a
homeless drug-addict living on the streets of London. H
claims that art was his salvation and helped him to find
faith and faith in humanity. For years he's been helping
vulnerable…

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Sigmund Freud is a renound psychologist studied
throughout the subject of psychology. He is very wel known
for his psychodynamic approach to psychology.
In February 1923, Freud was found to have a growth in his
mouth. He had initially kept this secret but soon told
Earnest Jones. He was in…

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TERMINOLOGY

When looking through the articles and sources on substance
abuse in the news, it is fair to say that the terminology used,
although specific in some instances (for example, looking at
Ecstasy/MDMA medically), is largely not field-specific or
technical terminology used by professionals in the field.
This may be…

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CONCLUSION

When looking at the non-directional hypothesis, one cannot
necessarily find a simple and straightforward answer.
The hypothesis states `There will be more news coverage of
substance abuse involving men". In some cases, this is true.
If looking at simple news articles involving police forces or
the law, it is…

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