Nature's Poison

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Nature’s Poison Introduction: The United States is suffering from an intense never-ending drug war in the urban community. Although there are many types of narcotics sold and brought but the ones most commonly founded on the neighborhood corners are cocaine and marijuana. Cocaine and marijuana has many difference and similarities which make it easy to consume and hard to stop the usage. Despite the dangers of each drug there is still the physical affects that will cause bodily harm over a period of time and the increasing popular image that is displayed in music and the mass media are making it socially acceptable. In order to decrease the consumption of these narcotics society must start to project the real facts. Subject: Cocaine is the most powerful stimulant drug which has been transformed into many forms. Crack rock is a crystalized form that is smoked and delivered into the bloodstream however; the hydrochloride is the salt (powder) form. In the United States 2012 national survey 9.5% of youths aged 12 and older were reported using illicit drugs. No matter the consumption or frequency of this drug, cocaine increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, seizure or respiratory failure, which in some cases can result in sudden death. It reacts quite rapidly on the brain and causes a short-lived intense high which brings a feeling of increased energy, a feeling of supremacy. As tolerance of the drug increases, it becomes necessary to take greater quantities to get the same high as the first feeling and feel “normal”. Subject 2: Hashish/Marijuana, which is rich in Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol better known as THC is collected, dried and compressed to smoke. Although there are over 400 chemicals found in marijuana, THC is consider... ... middle of paper ... ...esults of drug abuse are far worse. In today’s society no drug is healthy for any human to consume unsafe amounts of. For some it has become extreme and degrading but; at the time we don’t realize to what degree it destroys all of us. Works Cited "Difference Between Cocaine and Marijuana." Difference Between Similar Terms and Things. N.p., 2014. Web. 11 Apr. 2014. . Goldberg, Joseph. "Cocaine Use and It's Effects." WebMD. WebMD, 23 June 2013. Web. 09 Apr. 2014. . Hartney, Elizabeth. "Is Marijuana A Gateway Drug." N.p., 3 May 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014. . "Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration." The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. .