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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - The use of performance enhancing drugs in sports (doping) is done to improve athletic performance. Doping in sports has become a highly controversial and debated topic among professional sporting venues and in the media. With the increased pressure to perform, high priced contracts, increased competition, and advanced training methods today’s athletes will try to gain an edge by any means necessary. Performance enhancing drugs used by athletes today include Human Growth Hormone (HGH), anabolic steroids, peptide hormones, amphetamines, insulin and stimulants....   [tags: Drugs]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s) In all areas of sports, professional, college, and even high school, there is widespread illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs. It seems like you can’t go more than a week without hearing about somebody’s PED problems. Although there are many reasons for athletes to choose to use these drugs, the cost of such use, both to the athlete and to society can be extraordinarily high. The question that many people must answer to themselves is “is it worth the risk”....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Say No To Drugs! - Say No To Drugs. Few people deny the dangers of drug use, while many teens are curious about drugs. They should stay away from drugs because drugs affect our health, lead to academic failure, and jeopardizes safety. Drugs are used from a long period of time in many countries. The concentration of drugs has increased from late 1960’s and 1970’s. Drugs can quickly takeover our lives. Friends and acquaintance have the greatest influence of using drugs during adolescence. Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person's body or mind works....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 423 words
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Decriminalization of Drugs - For many years, a real push has been looming on the idea of legalizing now illegal drugs. This has become a hot debate throughout nations all over the world, from all walks of life. The dispute over the idea of decriminalizing illegal drugs is and will continue on as an ongoing conflict. In 2001, Drug decriminalization in all drugs, including cocaine and heroin, became a nationwide law in Portugal (Greenwald). Ethan Nadelman, essayist of “Think again: Drugs,” states his side of the story on the continuing criminalization of hard drugs, in which he stand to oppose....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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Drugs and Crime - ... It is typically used in social settings by adolescents because it is a very mild drug and because of its mildness there is an ongoing debate of whether or not it should be legalized. Aside from the actual crimes of producing selling or possessing marijuana there has never been data to support that marijuana has a link with violence, aggression, or criminal behavior (Bartol & Bartol, 486). Marijuana produces effects of relaxation and lethargy but that doesn’t mean it is ruled out that there is increased crime when people are under the influence of marijuana....   [tags: Substance Abuse, Drugs, Marijuana]
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Effects of Drugs - Controversies over drugs and the effects they have physically, mentally, and emotionally have been around for centuries. Some argue the fact that smoking marijuana has no health effects on the body. Some also say that other drugs have no long term mental consequences to suffer. Now, thanks to technology and hours of studies, answers have came to show the true long term health effects of drugs on the human body and mind. Marijuana is one of the most popular drugs in the world. It is known to many people as a way to get high and just relax....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive, addiction]
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Drugs in Sports - Drug’s in Sports In today’s professional athletic events athletes are using whatever they can find to give them an upper hand or give them the winning edge on other athletes just to keep there careers in check, but what is the price of using drugs in sports. Athletes endanger not only themselves but everyone around them when they use drugs. Athletes are aware what damages they could receive if they take these drugs but they refuse to give them up. Professional sports commissioners should enforce a drug testing policy for all athletes....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive, ped]
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The War on Drugs - Despite an estimated $1 trillion spent by the United States on the “War on Drugs”, statistics from the US Department of Justice (2010) has confirmed that the usage of drugs has not changed over the past 10 years. Approximately $350 billion is spent per year on the “war on drugs”, only $7 billion is spent on prevention programs by the federal government. The war on drugs is more heavily focused on how to fight crime, instead of how to prevent it. Crime prevention methods may not be immediate, but it is the most efficient and effective long-term....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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The War On Drugs - The “War on Drugs” is the name given to the battle of prohibition that the United States has been fighting for over forty years. And it has been America’s longest war. The “war” was officially declared by President Richard Nixon in the 1970’s due to the abuse of illegitimate drugs. Nixon claimed it as “public enemy number one” and enacted laws to fight the importation of narcotics. The United States’ War on Drugs began in response to cocaine trafficking in the late 1980’s. As the war continues to go on, winning it hardly seems feasible....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 581 words
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Drugs and Music - Throughout the evolution of popular music in American culture, many factors have been instrumental in the inspiration musical artists. The wide range of sources reflects the variety and creativity of music in the modern day that musicians claim as their muses, ranging from religious beliefs to love interests. However, the primary driving force behind the creative minds in music in the United States has undeniably been the drug subculture that was the largest at the given time period. Without the use of recreational drugs by artists, popular music would have taken an entirely different and unimaginable evolutionary path, resulting in a completely different musical world....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 700 words
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Illegal Drugs in the U.S. - The trade and use of illegal drugs in the US and around the world is one of the world’s biggest and most prevalent problems. Illegal drug trade accounts for more than $300 billion a year. The legal, physical, and mental consequences of drug use easily outweigh the so called “high” that people receive from using them. Though current users wouldn’t consent to this statement, everyone else including rehabilitated users would agree. They would also agree that drug use is the easiest and quickest route to destroying your life....   [tags: illegal drugs, drugs, USA, ] 856 words
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Drugs and Addiction - ... The longer you use the drugs, the more likely it is that the effects will be longer lasting. Drug addicts are often very good at hiding the signs from the people around them in order to “protect” their loved ones. Once you notice the warning signs of a drug abuser, more signs eventually begin showing themselves as well. People who are addicted to drugs will start to put aside important commitments to make more time for drugs and finding ways to obtain them. Once addicted, addicts will do whatever it takes to get their hands on more....   [tags: Medical Field, Illegal Drugs, Drug Abuse]
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The Economics of Illicit Drugs - In this essay I will define drug abuse and show the economic impact of the sales of illicit drugs. I will introduce an argument for legalization and the impact to the economy. Next I will discuss some of the economic cost from lack of productivity, health care cost and other cost associated with Drug abuse. In order to understand the economic impact of illicit drugs we must first define what a drug is. A drug is defined as any substance other than food that affects the way your mind or body works....   [tags: Crime and Drugs]
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America's War on Drugs - Throughout history, Americans have fought many enemies that threaten the safety of our great Nation and provided aid and resources to our partnering countries in their time of despair. However, the consequences were substantial, countless brave men and women lost their lives defending the freedom of Americans and the place we call “home.” Moreover, today American’s fight a different kind of war; it is a war without a clear enemy or end in sight. Today, America fights a War on Drugs. In the early 1970s, the War on Drugs was still relatively new and drug smuggling continued, going virtually unimpeded through the U.S....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Illegal Drugs: Should they be? - There are very few people who can honestly claim that current drug policies have been a success. Aside from being ineffective the costly current drug policy of prohibition has created a set of unwanted consequences including; a high prison population of non-violent offenders, corruption, violence, and whole set of health issues. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” and despite the failures of the current policy in deterring drug use that is just what the government is choosing to do....   [tags: Legalizing Drugs]
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Prohibition of All Drugs - ... The fact that the use of most illegal drugs statistically has a greater chance of cause an overdose, or a vast possibility of other health problems, but still significantly more people die from Tobacco use every year, then all illegal drugs combined. This proves that the ban on illegal drugs are in fact preventing use, thus saving lives. A nationwide prohibition will work in minimizing and eventually ending drug use. The evidence of this is proven by statistics. It is widely known that heroin is one of the deadliest drugs; consequently, heroin users have a high rate of overdose....   [tags: Prohibition, drugs, Marijuana]
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Is the Prohibition of Drugs Useful or Not? - In the last decade of the twentieth century, people in many countries become aware of drug prohibition. In fact, every country in the world has a form of drugs prohibition. However, national drug prohibition started in 1920s in the United States as a subgroup of national alcohol prohibition. In 1930 the congress of United States separated drugs from the alcohol prohibition law and created a new federal drug prohibition agency (Levine, 2002). Prohibition may be defined as the set of policies which ban all production, distribution and sale of drugs for non-medical use....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 1731 words
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Mental Health Drugs - As the second decade of the 21st century progresses, the population approaches seven billion. With so many people, how are people supposed to stand out in job applications, or catch the administrators’ eye as he or she reads applications to highly prestigious colleges and universities. More and more people are asking this question, and more and more people are finding help in a small pill. Originally diagnosed for Alzheimer’s disease and ADHD, these drugs are increasingly used off label in universities and workplaces....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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Langauge Play With Drugs - The Language play I will thoroughly analyze is the modern day street slang for drugs. It’s interesting how we “address” a drug based on various side effects it causes rather than its pharmaceutical name. For example, the drug Cocaine is called “Base Crazies”. “Base Crazies” refers to the way it easily gets you hooked leaving you wanting more and making you search on your hands and knees for cocaine. (ONDCP, 2005) Using the Internet, books, and pamphlets based on drugs will help me in my research of finding different abstract terms for the common street drug....   [tags: Illicit Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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Pro-Legalization of Drugs - Today’s society is suffering rapid decay due to the never-ending war against drugs. Politicians make dramatic speeches advocating tougher drug laws to when there to when seats. But what has this war really accomplished. In fact would legalization benefit society. Yes. Legalization is an option that should be heavily considered. I will illustrate in detail how the economy will be positively impacted building a foundation toward ending the So call war on drugs with a win for America as a whole....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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Effects of Drugs on Consciousness - ... Multiple types of sedatives exist, but Heroin serves as a superior example of the danger associated with this drug category. Heroin offers the user extreme feelings of pleasure followed by a drowsiness sensation. Like stimulants and many other drug categories, those who shoot heroin regularly create an addiction that requires more and more of the pleasure source. Heroin addicts, however, form a bond with the drug much stronger than the bond found between users and most other narcotics. Because this drug alters the components of the brain’s chemical structure, users go from wanting heroin to reach a high to physically needing it live....   [tags: Conciousness, drugs, addiction]
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Illegal Drugs and Its Impacts - According to the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse in 2001, 12% of Americans ages 12 and older reported illegal drug use in the past year (Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse, 2003). Some of the most popular drugs include marijuana, cocaine, and heroine. With such widespread use worldwide, illegal drugs have serious social and political impacts. Socially, drug use spreads quickly and is closely related to crimes. Politically, drug use sparks the debate between prohibition and legalization....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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Drugs in High School - The line between public safety and the continuation of a high standard of privacy for all is a razor thin line; the United States government itself straddles it every day. Such is one very serious complication that the administrators and security forces of Coppell High School face: it is in the best interest of the administrators to prevent drug usage in the school as to stop the spread of any conflict (namely any characteristically delinquent behaviors such as interpersonal violence and school dropout) that they could potentially cause....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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Legalizing Drugs For Recreational Use - Recreational drug use can be traced back to the earliest known humans. The practice is pervasive, problematic and rife with moral and religious opposition. In this country, we need only to look back less than 100 years to see the earliest incantation of this debate. Prohibition: “The Noble Experiment” was instituted from 1920 to 1933. A moral high road, which was believed at the time, would cure all of society’s ills. Economically, it was believed that the taxpayers would benefit by less incarcerations, better mental and physical health and a more productive workforce....   [tags: Illegal Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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Legal Drugs? The Problems of Alcohol - Heroin, Cocaine, and Marijuana are all recognizable variations of drugs. “A drug is a chemical substance that affects the central nervous system, causing changes in behavior and often addition” (“American” 431). The affects a drug can have on the central nervous system as well as other parts of the body can be very devastating, but bodily damage is just one result of drug use. When a person abuses a drug it can cause them to act in a way that hurts themselves or others often resulting in problems at work, marital issues, child abuse, or even murder....   [tags: Drugs, Cocaine, Marijuana]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Among Athletes - Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, performance enhancing drugs have become a religious practice in “the lives of some sport figures.” The use of these supplements have given athletes an edge to perform at maximum capability. Most major athletes all agree on the fact that the competitive drive is intensely fierce. Despite all, most athletes have high hopes of attaining prestigious awards, a full ride college scholarship or the once in a lifetime opportunity to play for a professional team....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs, drugs, Athletes,]
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Drugs and Abuse - Drugs and Abuse Abuse of drugs can have effects on the user even after the use of drugs has stopped. Different drugs produce different effects, depending on the user, type of drug, and severity of abuse. New research is done every day in the area of drug abuse that makes finding accurate results on the broad topic of drug abuse very difficult. From the most recent studies only can one find data that is presently accepted as correct. These numerous studies provide enough data to explain the effects of both legal and illegal drugs....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Substances Essays]
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The Legalization Drugs - The Legalization Drugs The dawn of the twenty first century has ushered in a new age of optimism and wonder. Despite the proclamations of television, all is not in well in our part of the world. Our societies have succumbed to the modern holy war on drugs. Being fought against our own citizens and citizens abroad, an international effort to eradicate drug production and use has undoubtedly failed leaving in its wake social unrest and political chaos. Assault, property crime, racial and economic marginalization, murder, corruption and many other undesirable things are burning through society fueled by the drug war's cold and inhuman policies....   [tags: Drugs Legalization Health Essays]
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Legalizing Drugs - Legalizing Drugs Drug legalization is an enduring question that presently faces our scholars. This issue embraces two positions: drugs should not be legalized and drugs should be legalized. These two positions contain an array of angles that supports each issue. This brief of the issues enables one to consider the strengths and weakness of each argument, become aware of the grounds of disagreement and agreement and ultimately form an opinion based upon the positions stated within the articles. In the article “Against the Legalization of Drugs”, by James Q....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Narcotics]
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The War on Drugs - Throughout U.S governmental history, policies have been known to affect the way of life and every aspect. The topic it choose to research is about “The War on Drugs”, the impact policies have on society and if it does help the public or tend to extent social inequality. This topic is very important to me in the sense that, I look at the community I live and see how drugs have affected people lifes, broken up families and also destroyed the community itself. I wanted to know if the “war on drugs” stop our neighborhood from being flooded with drugs or it just over shadow the real problems that needs to be tackled....   [tags: War on Drugs Essays]
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The Increasing Use of Drugs Worldwide - The Increasing Use of Drugs Worldwide Drugs, they kill innocent people, pollute air and increase crime rate. If drugs had never existed the world would be a healthier place for everyone. The Drugs that are made illegally in the world are astounding; it goes for stupid money and the people that get addicted to it have to steal from their families to satisfy their addiction, it is the only way they think that they can get on in life. Drugs have become such a big part in our world; four million pounds each year goes to refurbishing houses where drugs have been grown in, raiding and cleaning up laboratories....   [tags: Drugs, Cause Effect, argumentative, persuasive] 558 words
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Date Rape Drugs - ... This date rape drug is very dangerous than Rohypnol owing to its fatal results. Ketamine is a drug that was initially manufactured for veterinary use. It is always known as Special K, Vitamin K and Cat Valium on the streets. This drug causes high blood pressure, hallucinations, loss of consciousness, nausea, convulsions and loss of coordination. delirium and potential fatal respiratory issues. These drugs have debilitating and fatal effects on the victims as its effects may persist for more than twelve hours....   [tags: GHB, sexual assault, predator drugs]
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Decriminalizing Hards Drugs Would Put Individuals at Risk - Drugs can cause an individual to lose control of them and become addicted, “Pied Piper of Hamelin, whose music stole all the children of the town away from their parents and into a mountain, never to return” (“Drugs and the Law”). His music being the drug controlled the children and they could not do anything. Many people mostly teenage boys and girls are starting to use them and they are becoming addicted to them and endangering themselves. Hard drugs should be treated more as a criminal problem rather than a medical problem....   [tags: hard drugs, drugs, decriminalization,] 1353 words
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Drugs and the Mafia - Drugs and the Mafia Works Cited Missing The Accuracy of Drugs as portrayed in the Godfather by Mario Puzo, as opposed to reality Throughout history Writers have been writing fictional novels based on real historical events. The Godfather by Mario Puzo is such a book in which Puzo portrays Mafia life and business starting at the late 40’s. The Corleone crime Family in this novel is shown having troubles with the other organized crime syndicates concerning drugs. Many of the other families are pushing the idea of joining the narcotics market, however the Corleones do not want to intervene in such a disagreeable business....   [tags: Godfather Puzo Drugs Mafia Essays] 1555 words
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Drugs - ... Using the example of the sleeping pill, when a person starts sleeping using sleeping pills, his body gets altered due to the effect of the drug, and it could be his neurotransmitters that are altered, and cause the body to no longer know how to sleep normally. The body will start carving for the sleeping pill and live on the fake low quality sleeps and this is the main reason drugs are harmful. A drug makes you its slave. When enslaved by a drug you cannot live without it and if you try to rehab from drug usage or simply cut off the drug you are faced by a challenge which is drug withdrawal which is the main reason rehab is very difficult and requires time to achieve....   [tags: addiction, physical effects, rehab]
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Drugs Should Most Definitely Not be Legalized - I, like the vast majority of people, disagree with proposition that drugs should be legalised. Accepting this act would be the same like taking money from people for killing them. We don‘t need legalisation, we need to fight against it, try to save people who are standing on the edge of a precipice, not to push them from it. Of course, there are many people who would agree with this proposition, but most of them are drug users or spreaders. Supporters of this act say that legalised drugs would reduce criminality as drug addicts are forced to do crimes to get money for drugs....   [tags: drugs, rhetoric, rhetorical] 538 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs' Affects on Athletes - The topic for my stakeholder research paper is performance enhancing drugs. My research is the affects of performance enhancing drugs on athletes and how it affects society. The stakeholders for the research paper are the professional athlete, the college athlete, governing bodies and the fan. The effects of drug use on the professional athlete can cost them their career and also their lives. The college athlete wants to become the fastest or the biggest and nevertheless don’t view performance enhancing drugs as dangerous....   [tags: performance enhancing drugs, athletes, ] 487 words
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War on Drugs - War on Drugs Missing Works Cited      Throughout history drugs have been nothing but a social problem, a burden per say. From Edgar Allen Poe smoking opium in an attempt to make his poetry more creative, to Vietnam soldiers coming back from the war addicted to heroin. Narcotics was not a serious issue at the time, only a small hand full of people were actually doing the drugs, and they were just simply looked down upon. It was not until the late nineteen sixties when recreational drug use became fashionable among young, white, middle class American citizens, that the United States Government “put it’s foot down”....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Narcotics essays research papers] 2346 words
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Off-Label Drugs: Harmful or Harmless? - Although the pharmaceutical industry says that prescription medicines are as safe as they can possibly be, prescribed drugs have a high increase of risking a patient’s health. According to the law, drug makers seek Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for specific uses of their products and conduct trials to test their drugs safety and effectiveness in patients with specific conditions. The FDA demands that drug companies conduct rigorous clinical trials to prove a drugs safety and effectiveness in treating a particular disease....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport - ... They all got caught near the end of their careers. Even though Mlb has had a superior policy then the other sports they still have not given appropriate suspension. This justifies the issue of big time athletes getting big time money when they are cheating themselves and the game. Furthermore there needs to be off seaon drug testing and anonymous test are being taken. This is a significant issue in sports, lot of athletes take Peds in the offseason so they can recover from injury and when they train because they know they do....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs]
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Mexican/Latin American “War” on Drugs and Trafficking - The international drug trade from Latin American states is having an impact on a global scale. The trafficking of drugs along with corruptness and murder is an international conflict that is being fought daily. There are many aspects of the drug war from Mexico and other Latin American states which have effects on United States policy as well as policies from other countries that participate in the global suppression of illegal drugs. It can be hard to differentiate between conflict and issue in regards to Latin America’s drug war and International Relations....   [tags: Drugs, Politics] 1125 words
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Drugs Should be Legalized - The Federal Government, while trying to protect us from our human nature, developed harsh anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating drugs. At the time, these policies seemed simple enough: we will impose penalties on those who use substances illegally, we will intercept drugs coming from other countries while ending all drug cultivation in the States, and we will even try to prevent foreign governments from growing these substances. The idea of the Drug Prohibition surely made sense: lower demand of drugs by law enforcement, and reduce supply through domestic and international means....   [tags: Legalization of Drugs]
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Why All Drugs Should Be Legalized - ... The War on Drugs forces addicts who would normally be law abiding citizens buy drugs from these dangerous people. Also now that they are already criminals it makes it easier for them to comment other crimes and can lead them down a road to more violent crimes. The criminal justice system isn’t doing its job, when a law sends thousands of harmless addicts to prison and helps dangerous drug kings make millions of dollars. If drugs were legalized, then these drug lords would have no way of making money, and essentially will go out of business....   [tags: legalization, prohibition, law, war on drugs]
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Drugs in Our Society - Drugs in Our Society With the use of drugs being such a controversial issue in today’s society we felt as a group it was important to further explore this issue. As we possess a high interest in how drugs affect a number of social groups. These groups of course range from young teens to high-class older individuals who will have different reasons and different acceptable standards of behaviour.            The question that is being explored in our presentation asks what drugs are doing to our society....   [tags: Drug Drugs Narcotics Essays] 1265 words
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Dysfunctional Families and Drugs - Dysfunctional Families and Drugs Why do teens use drugs. Many reasons contribute to adolescent drug use. It may be stress, peer pressure, or even the difficulty coping with the ills of school life. Teens use drugs because they have no true guidance. The absence, of certain vital components such as, someone to talk to, morals, values, or even responsibility forces teens to use drugs. One major contributing cause of adolescent drug use and abuse is a dysfunctional family, a family that does not provide all of the above....   [tags: Drugs Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The War on Drugs is Failing - The War on Drugs is Failing “Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance… for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and make a crime out of things that are not a crime. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principle upon which our government was founded” Abraham Lincoln On January 16, 1920 the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified by thirty-six states and became part of the Constitution. The intention of this new amendment was to lower alcohol consumption by Americans....   [tags: George Bush's War on Drugs] 1223 words
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The Legalization of Drugs: Just Say No -      The idea of legalizing drugs is as bad as the drugs itself. Some drugs are though to have positive medical use, but that's a though to be untrue considering the contradicting facts. How could drugs that are so addicitve be in any way helpful, specially in a medical manner. Every part of the world that has tried it only brought corruption to their country and made addiction rates even worse.      Although rumors that some drugs can help treat certain diceases have been stated they are not true, the fact is that false beliefs don't accumulate to the real facts....   [tags: Con-Legalization of Drugs] 523 words
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Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports - Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports In all areas of sports, professional, college, and even high school, there is widespread illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs. Although there are many reasons for athletes to choose to use these drugs, the cost of such use, both to the athlete and to society can be extraordinarily high. It is important to understand why performance-enhancing drugs are used and what are the consequences of their use to the athlete and society. One of the reason athletes choose to use performance-enhancing drugs is to bulk up....   [tags: Sports Steroids Drugs Essays]
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Drugs in United States - Drugs in United States Drugs are a complex problem with widespread political, economic and social implications for producing, transit, and consumer nations. In the area of foreign policy, political and economic instability in drug producing areas around the world-and particularly in Latin America is an epidemic that cannot be ignored. The objective of this paper is to asses the past issues, current status, and future prospects of the US war on drugs in Latin America - specifically Panama. It begins with a brief overview of the basic problems of drug use in America, and examines how the United States has handled the specific situation of General Noriega and the Panamanians....   [tags: Drug Trafficking Drugs Essays]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Performance Enhancing Drugs      When most people think of performance-enhancing drugs the first thought that comes to their minds is the illegal ones like steroids, but today there are more non-illegal drugs like creatine and androstenedione for people today. Creatine is a chemical produced by the kidney and found in meat product. It helps muscles recover after a workout, which in turn helps athletes bulk up faster (Gregorian 5). Creatine is used by many of the nations top college sports teams like Nebraska and Northwestern....   [tags: Steroids Sports Drugs Essays]
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Drugs In The Urban Community - The real America is filled with abandoned houses, prostitution, and citizens that have no hope on life. How can this lifestyle become a normal living condition. Some say there is no chance on restoring the communities that were destroyed from drugs. Is our government aware of the hardship and poverty while they send troops to war. The infestation of drugs overtaking communities results in corruption in neighborhoods, destroying families, weakening the school system and increasing the crime and violence rate....   [tags: Descriptive Drugs Gangs] 1987 words
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Drugs - Drugs Drugs have always been a big part of our society. Many issues arise with whether or not some of them should be legalized for medication purposes or if they all should just be kept as illegal. Drugs are a very interesting topic to learn about and discuss. There is so many things that people don’t know and maybe they should. Not everyone is aware of all the risks or what can happen to you if you get caught with them. If you’re ready to hear about five illegal drugs, then I’m ready to share what I have found out about them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1548 words
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All Drugs Should be Legal for Personal Use - All Drugs Should be Legal for Personal Use The war on drugs is costing us over 100 billion dollars to fight each year, and we’re only fighting a monster which we are making bigger with each punch. It’s not drugs, but drug laws themselves that have created this monster. Drug use is part of human nature, but the unimaginable wealth involved leads to the corruption of the police, judges, and elected officials. There is no reason to have the government regulating what goes into an individual’s body....   [tags: Legalization Drugs] 941 words
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