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Drug Production and Traffic: An Inventory and Ways to Eradicate This Problem - Forum: Advisory Panel on the Question of the Indochinese Introduction Drug production and trafficking is a widespread issue that has proven to be extremely difficult for individual governments. The black market for illegal drugs has become almost omnipresent in modern society as the production and distribution of drugs has evolved into one of the most profitable industries. United Nations (UN) reports from 2003 value the illegal drug market to be approximately $320 billion and growing. Governments try to prevent the issue through legal restrictions such as prohibition which has caused the formation of the black market....   [tags: Drugs ]
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THE IMMORAL PROPOSAL FOR THE CHANGE OF DRUG LAWS - In the United States the use of illegal drugs is prohibited. If one uses or possesses any type of an illegal substance it is considered a criminal offense. One must know that 15 million Americans use drugs each month (Husak 7). There are various points of view that disagree and agree with this law. An advanced society must realize that the idea of any attempt to allow illegal drugs to be legalized, in any way in society, cannot be morally permissible; a sound minded person cannot allow more addiction in a drug infested country....   [tags: Drugs]
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Dealing With Drugs - My mother knew sports were the most important thing in my life. She tried to use my love of sports to keep me away from drugs. She told me drugs would keep me from performing at my best when I played football. But I had been reading the sports page since I was a little kid. I knew some of the best athletes in America were using drugs. Guys who could run a hundred yards in less than ten seconds were using drugs. They were doing great. Drugs weren’t hurting their performance. So I didn’t pay any attention to my mother’s warnings, and I started using drugs when I was fifteen (qtd....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Raves And Drugs - Generally people associate raves(Underground Techno parties) with designer drugs like Ecstasy(MDMA), Speed(amphetamine) and other acids like LSD. These drugs are called the Techno Drugs for that reason and most of the time have uplifting and sensatory effects. To understand more clearly the relationship between the raves and these drugs, we first have to understand the philosophy behind the Techno era, and a little about the music. “Techno, can lift the spirit and become a new world of freedom and peace"(D'Vox Magazine The first electronic music Magazine)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1340 words
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Drugs in America - Drugs in America Today in America a lot of young people experiment with illegal drugs. Some people try drugs for recreational purposes, others are addicted to drugs and can't survive without them. Usually it all starts from recreational purposes, and people who can not control their recreation become a drug addicts. There are many different types of drugs, but all drugs are similar in that they change one's understanding of the environment, feelings, senses and mood. Some drugs cause physical addiction, which means that after several tries of the particular drug, the body requires that chemical in order to function....   [tags: Papers] 755 words
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Drugs and Alcohol - Drugs and Alcohol For nearly 85 years, the government has prohibited pscychoactive drugs. American leaders attempted to do the same to alcohol with Prohibition in the 1920?s. In any society, drug use plays a part in the people?s culture. Whether it be a native taking hallucinogens for a religious ceremony, a destitute alcoholic drinking on a city street, or a group of teenagers smoking marijuana, drugs and alcohol have the same effects in any culture. The question of ?why do people use drugs. has been a dilemma which American medical experts and government leaders have fought to answer for years....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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drugs in sports - From the beginning of time sports have been around. It is the competition that everyone loves. The feeling of winning makes many people do anything to achieve it. Even if this means one must cheat to win. Cheating is monitored in professional sports by the use of referees or umpires. With the discovery of many “nutritional” supplements, many new forms of cheating have arisen that cannot be monitored on the field. Many players used and still use steroids to enhance their muscles so they are stronger during game play....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Intentional Afflictions: Why Americans Trust Pharmaceutical Companies - Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith, and Heath Ledger- all are celebrities who died as a result of misused prescription drug consumption. Whether intentional or by accident, prescription drugs are dangerous and need to be prescribed as a last resort, not routinely. The Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy revealed that “in 2004, pharmaceutical firms spent more than $57 billion on marketing in the U.S., roughly twice their expenditure on research and development” (p.462)....   [tags: Drugs]
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Drugs and Decay - Drugs and Decay Drugs and decay; Iran; Iran's losing fight against drugs. (International)(Brief Article) Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2001 Economist Newspaper Ltd. TABOO subjects, Muhammad Khatami has insisted, should be talked about. Before he was elected president in 1997, most Iranians were unaware of their high level of drug addiction. But now, thanks to press reports and unexpectedly lively debate, everyone knows that the country has about 2m opium and heroin addicts, and that the effects are tugging at the social fabric....   [tags: essays papers] 523 words
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DRUGS AND REHAB - When you hear the word drugs, what do you think of first. Most people think of drugs such as cocaine, weed, heroin, and ecstasy; not many people associate alcohol with drugs. Many young people are developing strong drug addictions these days. The amount of teens and young adults using drugs is going down all the time. Although many teens are beginning small, and ending up in a lot of trouble. Cigarettes and beer are just the beginning; eventually if you stay on this path you will move on to bigger things to get the same effects and end up in a rehabilitation centers....   [tags: essays research papers] 1404 words
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War on Drugs - I. Thesis and Literature Summary In our contemporary society, the media constantly bombards us with horror stories about drugs like crack-cocaine. From them, and probably from no other source, we learn that crack is immediately addictive in every case, we learn that it causes corruption, crazed violence, and almost always leads to death. The government tells us that we are busy fighting a war on drugs and so it gives us various iconic models to despise and detest : we learn to stereotype inner-city minorities as being of drug-infested wastelands and we learn to "witchhunt" drug users within our own communities under the belief that they represent moral sin and pure evil....   [tags: Papers Narcotics Drug Society Essays]
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A Pundit’s Solution to Fixing Drug Violence in Mexico - Thomas Friedman, a biweekly column contributor for the New York Times, is a pundit who throughout his career has made some bold claims about controversial issues in the news. Bestement and Gutherson argue that a pundit is merely “one who gives opinions in an authoritative manner”, and that while they may speak convincingly, their skills as pundits lie in “their ability… to learn quickly about the broad contours of a wide range of subjects, and to project confidence and authority in talking about them” (Bestement, Gutherson 2005; 2,3)....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Legalization Of Drugs - Legalization of Drugs The drug connection is one that continues to resist analysis, both because cause and effect are so difficult to distinguish and because the role of the drug- prohibition laws in causing and labeling "drug-related crime" is so often ignored. There are four possible connections between drugs and crime, at least three of which would be much diminished if the drug-prohibition laws were repealed. "First, producing, selling, buying, and consuming strictly controlled and banned substances is itself a crime that occurs billions of times each year in the United States alone" (Lindsmith Center)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1281 words
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Drugs and Medicine - As our understanding of the chemical basis for biology has grown, we have learned more about how molecules which constitute life. Many scientists are beginning to understand the connections between the physical and psychological matters and the molecules that cause them. As a result, we can now use these new understandings of medicine against any dangerous or unpleasant conditions. For example, depression can be treated with drugs that can revive the brain to its normal level. Many medicines and drugs can change someone's physical and mental conditions, which can improve the risk of sickness and/or death....   [tags: Papers] 954 words
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War On Drugs - Have you ever heard the expression “War on drugs”?. That was first used in 1972 when Richard Nixon described a series of govern-mental programs intended to suppress the consumption of certain recreational drugs. Marijuana was one of them. However the first attack on Marijuana occurred not in 1972 but in1937 when the Marijuana TaxAct was passed. According to Legalizationofmarijuna.com Harry Anslinger (bureau of narcotics commissioner) testified in hearings on The subject that the hemp plant needed to be banned because it had a violent “effect on the degenerate races.” This referred specifically to Mexican immigrants who had entered the country, seeking jobs during The Great Depression....   [tags: essays research papers] 433 words
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Drug Use Among Young People - Drug consumption is a wide spread problem throughout young people in the UK today. Drugs can affect young people’s life in many different ways however, young people are addicted with it so much that it is hard for them to withdraw from it. They do not like to withdraw the usage of drugs because it calms them or makes them energetic. There are three types of drugs with each of its own attraction for young people. More young men than young woman reported using drugs. About 48 per cent of young people aged between10-25 had been using drugs, which are very appalling results....   [tags: Drugs]
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Drugs and Alcohol - Drugs and Alcohol “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both.” Recent surveys have conveyed that drug use among teens have declined by more than twenty-three percent over the past five years. Most drug use begins in the preteen and teenage years, these years most crucial in the maturation process. During these years, adolescents are faced with different tasks of discovering their self identity, clarifying their sexual roles, asserting independence, learning to cope with authority, and searching for goals that would give their lives meaning....   [tags: Personal Narrative Drinking] 937 words
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The Impact of Illegal Drug Use - The future of the world rests upon teenagers who are coincidently using illegal narcotics, which contain harmful psychological and physical side effects. Young adults do not deal with their problems in a healthy way; instead they turn to drugs as an easy outlet. Drug addictions result in negative surroundings, hurting their loved ones and the people who care the most about them. Narcotics can majorly affect the brain and dull the senses, decreasing mobility, and the psychological well-being. Drug users are an everyday epidemic; people are no longer affected by the repetitive reports of death by overdose (Leinwand)....   [tags: Drugs ]
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One Battle Ground at a Time - “The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this”. (Albert Einstein quotes on Hemp). The United States of American is the largest customer of illicit drugs in the entire world. With this comes a problem or war per say on illegal activities that are generated by providing this country and its growing market with the supply that it demands....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Drug Problem in the UK - Drug consumption is a wide spread problem throughout young people in UK today. Drugs can affect their life in many different ways however, young people are addicted with it so much that it is hard for them to leave it. They do not like to leave drugs because it calms them or can make them energetic. There are three types of drugs which each has an attraction for young people. More young men than young woman reported using drugs. Drug is a substances which can absorbed into body and alter normal bodily function....   [tags: Drugs] 792 words
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Drugs and Sports - Drugs have been a problem in our society for many years. They have been used and abused by many groups, including professional athletes. It is certainly quite common to hear about or read about athletes and drug use. Although drugs have a lengthy history of use by athletes, they have varied effects on the body and different preventions. Much of the world's supply of cocaine is produced in South America. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Incas of Peru chewed coca leaves because they made it possible for them to work in the high mountains of the land for longer periods of time....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes] 3854 words
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The Harmful Effects of Drug Use - Additional drugs are now even more obtainable to our adolescents, with amplified encouragement by their peers, and additional behaviors to encourage the sensation of being high into one’s way of thinking. Abusing drugs might be more widespread than people believe. It does not show favoritism, and drug abuse can possibly cause physical and mental imbalances in people even after they have given up this lifestyle. It could pave the way to a stroke, heart attacks, or a person may possibly even fall victim to diseases or STDs....   [tags: Drugs]
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Addiction and the Human Brain - Addiction Man has battled with addiction to drugs as early as 5000 B.C. when the people of Asia Minor were know to use a “joy plant” derived from the poppy seed (Hansen, Venturelli, & Fleckenstein, 2010). It is estimated that the illicit use of drugs and addictions between “medical, economic, criminal, and social impact” costs Americans nearly half a trillion dollars a year. In addition, 100,000 people lose their lives every year due to the illicit use of drugs (Volkow, 2010). Chronic, relapsing, compulsive, urge, and impulse are just a few of the words used to describe the “brain disease” commonly known as addiction (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2011)....   [tags: Drugs ]
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The Habits That Hold You - You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.” This quote by David Ryan shows the level of addiction in some addicts (Ryan 1) Addiction is a serious disease that is incurable in most people, and the numbers of people who are addicts is growing worldwide. An addiction is being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, addictions range from a wide variety of things such as drugs, alcohol, and food addictions....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Drug Use Among Athletes - What do you know about drugs. Are they bad. If so, why. There is a legal age of using drugs but at some point, there are rules when drugs are not allowed to be used at all. For example, sports, should the athletes use drugs to compete and make themselves stronger. This event has happened to a lot of the professional athletes as well, but most of them have not admitted it. In this article, one baseball player Alex Rodriguez admitted that he was using drugs in the past. He was supposed to be nominated to the next hall of fame but with him and the drugs, does he deserve the hall of fame spot when he cheated himself and everyone....   [tags: Drugs] 689 words
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The Nation's Drug Problem - Nation's Drug Problem (United States) Over the last couple of years, there has been increased concern over the effects of drugs on the health of Americans. This is mainly due to the increased use of drugs by most citizens, which has caused the government to spend a lot of money to curb this problem. One of the most abused drugs is alcohol, and American citizens are increasingly becoming addicted to it. It is also the most undesirable drug, as it costs the government over $200 billion in terms of productivity, health and crime-related costs (Office of National Drug Control Policy 2)....   [tags: Drugs ]
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America's Unjust Drug War - The argument over drug reform and the current prohibition has been going on for years. It seems to be an argument between a wise parent and a young teenager, but as generations change more and more of the parents seem to switch sides. While prohibitionists say the mainstream drugs like cocaine, heroin, LSD, and marijuana are harmful and immoral, legalizers argue the opposite (Rachels 223). While they are both valid and interesting arguments the drugs named above still remain illegal. Many organizations and respected citizens have come to America’s attention in their support for drug reform or complete legalization of certain drugs....   [tags: Drugs]
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Amphetamines: Recreational or Instrumental - Everyone has his or her own opinion about drugs. Recreational drug use is using an illegal drug to get high. Instrumental use can be described when a person uses the same drug to achieve an effect to complete a task. Society has had many different views about drugs, and has changed its view many times throughout history. Today, we are facing a war on drugs, drug cartels, drug abuse, prison overcrowding and many others. All these have roots with drugs. There are always two sides to every story, and I will show that the use of amphetamines is both recreational and instrumental, and using it prescribed, recreationally or instrumental can have less desired effects according to research....   [tags: Drugs ]
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The Anabolic Steroid Story - Although most people recognize the term “performance enhancing drugs” as a reference to anabolic steroids, the term actually refers to a wide variety of different drugs used to increase strength, commonly found in athletics. Although these drugs appear to work great at first, they damage your body in multiple ways with their many harmful side effects. Not to mention, they are also illegal to use in the United States without a prescription from a doctor. If somebody is found to have used performance enhancing drugs while playing a sport either collegiate or professionally they will be punished accordingly, usually in the form of fines, suspensions, or even expulsion from the league....   [tags: Drugs]
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Gateway Effect of Marijuana - Marijuana has been used by people over many centuries for medical uses. It is a natural pain killer used today as a recreational drug by people all over the world. According to Noel Merino in, “Introduction to Gateway Drugs: Opposing Viewpoints”, “a drug is something other than food intended to affect the structure or function of the body”. Marijuana is a very controversial drug and has been outlawed in many countries for its affect on the function of the body. “Effects may involve hallucinations, impaired judgment, and mood swings.” Describes the effects of marijuana in “Marijuana” Current Issues Macmillian social science library....   [tags: Drugs]
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Prohibition is Destroying America - The war on drugs began with good intentions, but it is becoming clear that this battle is a failure. Not only do drug laws violate American’s freedoms, but they further complicate the lives of drug users. These laws have inadvertently been responsible for the deaths of thousands through bad drug deals and dirty drugs, which leads one to ask the question, “Is this a war on drugs or a war on drug users?” Body bags and HIV are becoming the most widely known side effects of drug prohibition. Contrary to what many may think, drug use will never be eliminated....   [tags: Drugs]
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The Right To Choose - Marijuana has been used for recreational and spiritual uses since around 3000 B.C. It has held ties as a crop for industrial use through hemp fabric, one of the most efficient and cheapest fabrics available today. It has been the focal point of many religions, and it may have even been seen as a religious sacrament to early Jews and Christians (Delorde). In today's society it is still used by religions as a focal point, one of which being the christian based religion of Rasta. It has had as colorful of a history for use as a fiber as it has for recreational use....   [tags: Drugs ]
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The Effects of Hallucinogenic Drugs on The Brain - The Effects of Hallucinogenic Drugs on The Brain Hallucinnogenic Drugs alter a person's perceptions of reality and may cause hallucinations and other alterations of the senses. Drugs classified as hallucinogens include: LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), 2,5-dimethoxy-4-methylamphetime(DOM), N,N-dimethyltrptamine(DMT), psilocin, and mescaline. There are two aspects of these drugs that classify then as hallucinogens. They all have common side effects, including distortion of sensory perception, and other psychic and somatic effects....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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War on Drugs = War on Terrorism??? - War on Drugs = War on Terrorism??. The United States’ new claim in today’s world of propaganda and mind-warping media is that The War on Terrorism = The War on Drugs. Recently simple anti-drug slogans have been manipulated into aggressively and often erroneously exaggerated media assaults. (planetpapers.com) The United States claims that each person can help fight terrorism by choosing not to buy or use illicit drugs, and the government itself can help fight terrorism by implementing a more effective War on Drugs throughout the country....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Propaganda, Stereotypes, and the War on Drugs - Propaganda, Stereotypes, and the War on Drugs The West has constantly been fighting the use of illegal drugs for decades by Propaganda. Propaganda ‘is a form of manipulative communication designed to elicit some predetermined response’ (Inge, 1981, 322). Governments have been using many propagandistic methods to reduce the consumption of illegal drugs such as marginalization or creating stereotypes. By creating a certain stereotype for the drug users and dealers, governments believe that people would try to avoid drugs so they won’t fit the stereotype....   [tags: Media Stereotypes Stereotyping]
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War on Drugs is a Domestic Problem - WAR ON DRUGS IS A DOMESTIC PROBLEM The new policy that the government has unfolded on the War on Drugs, has pointed the finger of responsibility toward stopping terrorism by stopping the individual drug users. Terrorism affects the entire world, and the United States has assumed a position at the spearhead to confront it. There is no way to actually stop terrorism, but one way to financially divert the problem is to stop the money from flowing to the organizations. The War on Drugs has been taken to a new level since the attack on the United States in September....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The War On Drugs in the USA - The War On Drugs in the USA One of the most explosive issues in the current American political climate is illegal drug use. Drug abuse is intimately connected to problems like crime, economic discrimination, and race relations, and is a topic of great controversy for many Americans....   [tags: Papers] 458 words
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The Rise in the Price of Prescription Drugs - The Rise in the Price of Prescription Drugs In the business of drug production over the years, there have been astronomical gains in the technology of pharmaceutical drugs. More and more drugs are being made for diseases and viruses each day, and there are many more drugs still undergoing research and testing. These "miracle" drugs are expensive, however, and many Americans cannot afford these prices. Prescription drug prices rose three times faster than inflation in the decade between 1981 and 1991, making the pharmaceutical industry the nation's most profitable business....   [tags: Papers] 1345 words
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The Failure of the War on Drugs - In the early 1980s, policymakers and law enforcement officials stepped up efforts to combat the trafficking and use of illicit drugs. This was the popular “war on drugs,” hailed by conservatives and liberals alike as a means to restore order and hope to communities and families plagued by anti-social or self-destructive pathologies. By reducing illicit drug use, many claimed, the drug war would significantly reduce the rate of serious nondrug crimes - robbery, assault, rape, homicide and the like....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays] 1021 words
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Against the War On Drugs in America - The Case Against America’s War on Drugs The legal prohibition on most psychoactive drugs has been in place in this country for the better part of a century. This policy of prohibition, however, has never been based on reason or careful consideration, but on the paranoia of a small segment of society and the indifferent willingness of the majority to accept this vocal minority’s claims without question. Outlawing any use of a particular drug is a violation of the basic freedom of individuals to act as they please in their private lives....   [tags: Legalize Narcotics Drug] 3560 words
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Weapons and Drugs in Our Schools - Weapons and Drugs in Our Schools Problem: The problem of weapons and drugs in schools has become a serious problem in schools throughout the United States. Almost 20% of all students in high school report that they have carried a weapon at least once, and in the past two years there have been over 80 homicides committed on school grounds. Also, teenage drug use in America is the highest of any industrialized nation and it is only getting worse. After a decade of declining drug use, the use of all illegal drugs by teenagers has increased significantly....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Types of Drugs in the World - The Types of Drugs in the World Introduction There are many types of drugs in the World today. Some are Legal and others are Illegal. A drug is a substance which can affect the way your mind and body works. There are a lot of illegal drugs which are highly addictive e.g. cannabis, cocaine, speeds, LSD and heroin. These types of drugs are very dangerous and can kill. Legal drugs can be prescribed by your doctor if necessary. These drugs can be can be used to cure illnesses. Most of the drugs which are legal are mild and might give you some drowsiness....   [tags: Papers] 2855 words
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The Relationship of Terrorism and Drugs - The Relationship of Terrorism and Drugs Terrorism has many and varied links to the drug trade. Terrorists may use drugs for funding of their cause; may include drugs as part of their cause, as in Peru; or terrorism may be the result of the drug trade, as it is in Columbia's Extraditables and Italy's mafia. With the many linkages between the two crimes it seems that to crackdown on one you must crackdown on the other. The ties between the two are such that enforcement of one will hurt the other, to stop terrorism it would be useful to stop it's funding, purpose, and cause....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essays Terror ]
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Are Performance Enhancing Drugs the Answer? - Are Performance Enhancing Drugs the Answer. "The overwhelming majority of athletes I know would do anything, and take anything, short of killing themselves to improve athletic performance" (Donohoe, Johnson 1). This statement is made by a once Olympic hammer-throw champion in 1973. It hardly portrays the importance that substance abuse has with regard to athletes and sports. If you are one of the many athletes in the United States, you have no doubt in your mind that this is an ongoing problem in the wide world of sports....   [tags: Papers] 1212 words
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The Use of Illegal Drugs in Sports - The Use of Illegal Drugs in Sports “He’s at the 40, the 30, the 20, the 10, the 5, TOUCHDOWN!!” Can you imagine the joy of having 100,000 people chanting your name and cheering as loud as they could just for you. Now try imagine having all of that, then having it taken away because you tested positive for illegal drugs. This is the harsh reality for several professional athletes. They get a small taste of greatness but instead of working harder they take a drug and immediately notice improvement....   [tags: Papers] 1562 words
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Drugs - Drugs An issue of personal, local, and national concern that I would like to focus in this essay is drugs. There are many reasons why I find drugs to be an issue of great importance to me. First, drugs is a personal issue to me. For most of my life, I have been living in places where drugs have surrounded me. For the past ten years, I have been living in the Duncan Projects in Jersey City, where the temptation of selling, buying, or even using drugs seems to be growing every day. Every day I see older people and even young kids engaging in the act of buying, selling, and using drugs....   [tags: essays papers] 503 words
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Testing for Drugs In The Olympics -     Have you ever watched the Olympics and wondered how the athletes can be that strong and fast?  The International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) certainly has.  Each year the athletes come up with new ways to enhance their performance, and make it harder for the Olympic drug testers to detect banned substances.  With performance enhancing drugs becoming harder to police, the burden of trying to keep the Olympics as clean as possible falls on the I.O.C.'s shoulders.             Drug use in the Olympics is not a new idea.  Dating back to the runners and javelin throwers of ancient Greece and Rome, athletes have been looking for supposedly magic potions (Corelli, par....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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Should Drugs Be Allowed In Sports? - Drugs have been around for thousands of years but their reasons for being used has changed. Drugs were originally intended for medical uses. In ancient Egypt, physicians prescribed tannic acid to treat burns. The early Chinese and Greek pharmacies included opium used as a pain- killer, while Hindus used cannabis and henbane plants as an esthetic. With the advances in technology drugs have become more helpful yet more deadly. Since drugs have become easier to get they have also become more popular with young people and competitors in sports....   [tags: essays research papers] 549 words
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War on Drugs is a Dismal Failure -      With a bipartisan vote of 263-146, the House recently approved a bill that included $1.7 billion to combat the drug cartels of Columbia with additional military aid.  In doing so, they perpetuated what could be one of the United States' most misguided policies of recent history. At least some Republicans can give themselves a pat on the back for attempting to remove the Columbian aid from the $13 billion foreign aid bill.  Unfortunately, today's drug war is largely a Reagan-era Republican creation, so intoxicating that even the vast majority of liberals mindlessly defend it.  Regardless, both parties now overwhelmingly champion the war on drugs, leaving its opponents a mix of unlikely...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Drugs and Alcohol in the Adolescent Years - Drugs and Alcohol in the Adolescent Years The years of adolescence are a very important time for both young girls and boys to make decisions that will essentially have the power to shape their lives. In life there are conflicts to be overcome from both the “evil” social world and also a young girl’s vulnerability can cause problems. Both have a huge impact on decisions she will make. Drugs and alcohol are both issues that almost any young person in today’s society is going to come into contact with....   [tags: Influence Teenagers Peers Narcotics Essays]
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drugs - Throughout history, America has been fighting against drug and alcohol abuse in teens and adults. Many ways companies and anti drug groups try to prevent drug and alcohol abuse is through education in school systems and out of school systems. They teach young students about drugs and alcohol before they risk being around them, and they teach older students about drugs while they are around in their daily lives. Are these education programs really necessary. That’s the question many people ask, and also the question I’m going to attempt to answer....   [tags: essays research papers] 1093 words
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