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Drug Use Among Student Athletes

- June 1995, the Supreme Court of the United States passed a law to randomly drug test students involved in extracurricular activities or sports. A voting decision of 6 to 3 set the law into place. In today’s society, teenagers and young adults become victims of drug abuse and addiction. Young student athletes find themselves faced with low self-esteem, peer pressure, and anxiety. Student athletes fill the void in their lives with the illegal use of drugs (including steroids) and alcohol. Should school officials have the authority to randomly administer drug testing on student athletes....   [tags: Drug Use]

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Drug Use and Addiction

- Have you ever dealt with the effects of drugs firsthand. A drug is a substance which has a psychological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body. The causes of drug use can vary depending on the person. According to “Causes and types of narcotic addiction: A Psychosocial View” in the Psychiatric Quarterly it says, “The causes of drugs stem from the manner of which you were introduced to it whether it be by abnormal curiosity, chance encounters with addicts and narcotic peddlers, or prolonged illness” (Ausubel)....   [tags: Drug Use and Addiction]

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Drug Use at Music Festivals

-   Since the earliest days of human civilization music has been a key tool for communication of stories which carried emotions through them. If we think back to our youngest years of life music has surrounded us whether it was from our parents singing us lullabies or from some sort of toy that played music we can say that musical melodies have helped shape or lives one way or another. Once we start growing up and figuring out who we are our musical preferences change; some people like classical and some like punk....   [tags: Drug Use, Popular Culture]

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Drug Use Of Drugs Should Be Legal

- There are two reasons why drug use ought to be prohibited, one is that it causes harm to the user and the second is that it causes harm to people other than the user (third parties). The argument that drug use causes harm to the user is supported by the fact that illicit drugs may can worsen the user’s health and in some causes can even causes death. Secondly, drugs can damage the user relationship with the people he cares about the most. When a person is on drugs, it messes with their sense of judgement and their reactions to certain things- such as they may argue with their bosses, their parents or anyone close to them for that matter....   [tags: Drug, Recreational drug use, Drug addiction]

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Drug Use in Sports

- Drugs in sports can cost a player his or her scholarship(s) and more seriously, their lives. Everyday athletes that you may not think are doing anabolic steroids or the human growth hormone are the athletes who are the big users. 1. There are three major performance enhancing drugs that are used by the super star athletes: anabolic steroids, amphetamine, and the human growth hormone pills. 2. These performance enhancing are found in just about all fifty states and the problem is rapidly growing....   [tags: Athelets Drug Use Sports]

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Why We Should Decriminalize Drug Use By Douglas Husak

- We live in a “recreational drug culture”, with the current criminalization of illicit drugs being driven by the common but not entirely universally accepted assumption that negative externalities will instead be placed in on society. Addressing the seemingly ever-infinite "war on drugs", in "Why We Should Decriminalize Drug Use", Douglas Husak argues in favour of the decriminalization of drugs in terms of not criminalizing the use of such recreational drugs. In this paper, I will dispute that Kusak 's argument succeeds because of the lack of justification for prohibition, and the counterproductiveness and how numerically evident the ineffectiveness of these contemporary punitive policies are...   [tags: Drug, Recreational drug use, Morphine, Prohibition]

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Drug Use And Drug Addiction

- The Path to a Drug Free Nation The repeated use of drugs often causes both physical and psychological dependence, as mentioned in an article by the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (“Drug Dependence”). In order for an individual to truly be set free from their addiction, seeking treatment is necessary. Rehab centers are a great place with scientifically proven methods to cure those addicted to drugs. It is important to try to end drug use in our country, rather than allowing it to continue longer than it already has....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Substance abuse, Drug]

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Drug Use And Drug Abuse

- Everyday people are peer pressured and influenced into multiple unhealthy behaviors. Acts such smoking, alcoholism, and unprotected intercourse are frequent issues in any lifestyle. Friends, family, and especially the media have a way of twisting a person’s mindset into believing these unhealthy choices are safe. Currently, the most reoccurring phenomenon is issues with drugs. More often than not, there are reports on people misusing and abusing drugs, particularly celebrities and athletes. Typically, almost everyone in the world has taken drugs at some point in their life....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug abuse, Opioid, Addiction]

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Drug Use : The War On Drugs

- There is little doubt that drug use is rampant in the United States and shows no sign of slowing down. In a recent 2014 trend study, an estimated 10.2 percent of Americans had used some form of illicit drugs, or illegal drugs in the past 30 days. Drug use affects millions of lives, causing harm to the users, their families and other people around them. This is a clear problem so the U.S. government introduced the war on drugs. In 1971 the United States President Richard Nixon proclaimed drugs as “America’s public enemy number one” thus declaring the war on drugs....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug]

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Inappropriate Drug Use For Society

- Inappropriate drug use causes loss of responsibility, illnesses, marriage difficulties, shorter life spans, financial struggles, theft, accidents, lack of parenting, bad role models and more laws. Now I’m not saying all the problems are only do to drugs and if there was appropriate drug use our society would be perfect, no I’m saying drug use in our society has made an impact and in this case not for the better. The cost of inappropriate drug use to society is something that many overlook and others simply don’t care to recognize Many people associate inappropriate drug use with loss of responsibility....   [tags: Drug, Pharmacology, Drug addiction]

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Drug Use Of Drugs And Drugs

- Drug use is widespread around the world. It is estimated that approximately 3.3 per cent of the whole population between 16-54 had taken at least one illicit drug, in 2013 with an estimated 187,100 drug-related deaths in 2013 alone (, 2015, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2015). Due to the fact, that this is an incredibly amount of people who used drugs, it is important to know the reasons behind their drug use, to know what makes them try drugs in the first place. By doing this, it gives us a better understand behind their motives of doing drugs and therefore we can help them cope with the situation, or educate them, and create more rehab centres, instead of criminalising...   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Illegal drug trade, Drug]

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The Drug Use And Abuse

- Can you remember the last time you watched a movie, or a TV show that didn 't involve someone using alcohol, smoking, or using any kind of drug. More than ever society is being subjected to viewing or hearing drugs be glamorized through different types of media such as movies,TV shows, and music. Some of the most popular drugs being glamorized include cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana. The reason for these being the most popular drugs to be glamorized, or talked about isn 't because the media chooses to talk about the danger these drugs can have on not only the person taking them, but also the danger they can cause to the people around them....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug]

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Drug Use Prevention ( 2013 )

- According to UNODC, International Standards on Drug Use Prevention (2013). In many individuals, drug use is often only one of some unsafe behaviors that share numerous vulnerability aspects. For instance, many of the threat factors related to drug use are as well associated with adverse effects such as violence, dropping out of school and unpredictable sexual activities. Substance use prevention addressing these typical risk factors is therefore similarly functioning in preventing other risk conducts....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Drug abuse]

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Drug Use And Its Role

- Drug Use and Its Role in Incarceration Criminology is defined as the scientific study of crime, criminals, criminal behavior, and corrections according to your The goal of this report is to focus on how drug use begins and the resulting potential incarceration. According to the Federal Bureau of Prison statistics, the overwhelming majority of inmates are incarcerated as the result of Drug offences, a total of 46.5% . These inmates are 58.8% White and 37.7% Black. These statistics apply as of February, 2016....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Heroin, Illegal drug trade]

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The Legalization Of Drug Use

- The legalization of drug use is the most absurd thing I have ever heard. That is what a friend said to me when I asked if legalizing drug use could have some benefits. We know that the issue of drugs seems to be a problem that most people reject, by the just fact that there are many negative things associated with them such as crime, addiction, and death. Society perception rejects the legalization of drug use, but like many things, ignorance plays an important role in creating prejudgments without concrete basics....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug, Drug cartel]

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Drug Use Of Illegal Drugs

- Criminalization of improper drug use has increased around the world over the years. As a result of this there is a higher rate of disciplinary sanctions and rates of incarceration. According to this article, the United States has proved to be inefficient in managing the use of illegal drugs because it fails to see it as a health problem that requires an intensive treatment.The amount of people imprisoned keeps increasing because the primary cause of mass incarceration in the US is the use of illegal drugs....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Illegal drug trade]

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Drug Use And Recreational Drugs

- Based upon the intent of the individual drug use can be instrumental and recreational. Instrumental use occurs when a person is taking a drug, not with the intention of getting high, but with a specific socially approved goal in mind like staying alert or falling asleep. Instrumental drug use does not interfere with the duties and responsibilities. Society justifies instrumental drug use as legitimate in spite of the fact that they are available by prescription and over the counter (Levinthal, 2011) Recreational drug use occurs when a person is taking the drug for the purposes of experiencing the effect of the drug itself....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug, Morphine]

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The Drug Use And Abuse

- The History of Addiction Whether its caffeine, nicotine, or marijuana, or cocaine drugs of choice have defined our history, bringing tragic results for the most part. The problems we see today existed in other forms and with other drugs throughout our history. The reasons for using drugs have also remained constant: to ease pain, alleviate boredom, or to expand our consciousness. Patterns of American drug use and abuse thru out history outlined the cultural, social, and political movements that impacted, or were impacted by, the use of drugs....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Nicotine, Drug]

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Alcohol And Drug Use Is A Choice

- Alcohol and Drug Use is a Choice Millions of people everyday argue whether alcohol and drug use is a disease or a choice. I will be discussing in this argument, in the hopes of giving others a better understanding, to why this topic is so controversial. We all know that choices do not happen without the brain, so is it a choice to drink alcohol and to use drugs. Substance abuse is a free choice, when the choice turns into an addiction that was a freely chosen action. Many people have the choice to get treatment and to put a stop to their addictions....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Alcoholism]

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The Effects Of Drug Use By Celebrities

- Every day we encounter stories of addicted celebrities. It seems like every other day another celebrity dies of a drug overdose. Actors and musicians check into rehabilitation centers or rave about the latest detox diet. What are the effects of drug use by celebrities. I hypothesize that depression, mental instability, overdose, and death are the main effects of drug use in celebrities. For many celebrities, addiction develops as a family pastime. Anthony Kiedis’ father was a drug dealer, and his father introduced his son to the drug scene....   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Addiction]

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The Consequences Of Teen Drug Use

- The Consequences of Teen Drug Use Unfortunately we are at a point in time where drugs are becoming too easily available for people, especially young adults. While some teenagers may get these drugs off the street, they can often be found at home, right in the medicine cabinet, or even underneath the kitchen sink. While the most popular street drug of choice seems to be marijuana and alcohol, prescription drugs and inhalants are on a steady rise for drug use. Seemingly, most people would often say that they do not think their kids would use drugs, especially prescription drugs, or using an inhalant, which would be meant for cleaning....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction]

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Drug Use And Substance Abuse

- Scope of Problem In America, 75% of American high school students have used substances known to be addictive; such as, tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine, according to The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). This is over 10 million teens in America, and of this ten million one fifth of them meet the medical criteria of addiction. This atrocious statistic is a fact of our youth that gets ignored and doesn’t get as much attention as it should. This is because many people do not believe that their kids would try drugs let alone become an addict, when in reality it is a very real situation....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Nicotine]

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The Effects Of Drug Use On Crime

- Hypothesis I-Drug Use Causes Crime, is illicit drug use historically has been associated with crime because of the racial fears surrounding the possible side effects on any ethnical group. Pharmacological violence is relative to this hypothesis because it is the study of the effects drugs have on the perpetrator under the influence of a particular psychoactive substance. The implications that the drug usage causes violence cannot be proven beyond any shadow of doubt, because no test can be conclusive due the variance in the amount of time illicit substances remain in the blood of the individual....   [tags: Crime, Drug addiction, Violent crime, Violence]

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The Problem Of Drug Use

- Drug use seems to be a much more common every day. It seems like the number of people who are using and becoming addicted to drugs just keeps increasing. Perhaps if more people had more knowledge of drugs, their history and effects it would not be as bad. However, it does not always work that way. Many do know side effects of certain things and still choose to use. The use of drugs could very well be like a form of observational learning. Many people will pick something up once they have observed other people actively doing it....   [tags: Opioid, Drug addiction, Addiction, Opiate]

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Drug Use By Pregnant Mothers

- Drug use by pregnant mothers provides varied consequences to the lives of their off- spring. Chances are increased that the newborn will be addicted to the same drugs as the mother if proper measures are not put into place prior to their birth or even before. In most cases, this requires abstinence from the drugs completely. Chances of future complications are increased the longer the period the mother is addicted to and dependent on drugs. The cost of detoxing babies born with NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome) can be upwards of $70,000 per child (Glauser)....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Fetus, Drug addiction]

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Process Analysis : Drug Use

- Process analysis Drug use is a very serious issue in the college world. Many kids fall victim to drugs in high school or in the early college years due to family problems, peer pressure, and stress. Even a short term use of drugs may lead to legal issues in which the college has the right to academically suspend the student. The road back requires countless hours of rehab, reputation redemption, and a great loss of self-value. The best way to prevent drugs is attending clubs and keeping yourself busy with activities Drugs aren’t a one-time deal once you let in they will consume the world living around you....   [tags: Drug addiction, Substance abuse, Addiction]

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Heroin Drug Use And Health

- Heroin takes its users to a world all of its own. Heroin is a drug that helps people slip into a different state of mind and allows them to live in a false image of their world. It allows them to go to a whole different reality where they can feel amazing and not give a care in the world, until they come down that is. After that warm fuzzy feeling is slowly fading away it gives the person the sudden back to reality feeling that leaves them confused and lost. To heroin users that 's the real world and this world is just a nightmare....   [tags: Heroin, Drug addiction, Addiction, Naloxone]

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Drug Use And Its Effects On Society

- There are some who argue that drug use harms those around the user in a negative sense, they believe drugs must be outlawed. Due to this sense of reasoning there have been multiple arguments about drug use and if they should be allowed to be used. The Office of National Drug Control Policy shows its two cents on the issue. The Office of National Drug Control Policy states that the use of drugs erodes the individual’s capacity to achieve the ideals of freedom and embrace their personal responsibility....   [tags: Drug addiction, Pharmacology, Drug]

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Drug Use And Its Effects On America

- Illicit drug use poses a grave and dour problem in America, and with its ever-increasing population there is a growing number of young teens using narcotics. There is no group of people more affected by this problem than young teens in high school. Illegal drug usage can inflict serious damage upon America and its citizens every year. Such drugs include: heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. These said drugs can have negative effects on every aspect of your life along with many consequences and can lead to many health problems from organ dysfunction to nervous system malfunction....   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Drug abuse, Drug]

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The Jail Cell And Illegal Drug Use

- There I was sitting in the jail cell thinking about what just had happen. The cops are trying to charge me for prostitution, drug trade, and illegal drug use. This is my side of the story. I have been in this jail cell for 5 years now. The Florida State prison. I get beat up. They bully me. They take my food. If feel like a lesser woman every day. The beds are hard and we don’t have pillows. I can’t even find one person I can truly trust and call friend. March 12, 2008 was the day my whole life changed....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug addiction, Drug, Prison]

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Project Rationale Of Illicit Drug Use

- Project rationale Illicit drug use is a major concern in our public health system and society, especially the use among adolescents. In this stage of the lifespan, people are often attracted to thrill seeking and risky behaviour. Since 2010, there is an overall increase in the use of illicit drugs in Australia (Roxburgh, Ritter, Slade & Burns, 2013). It is startling to think about students who are in school age, use drug though they know it is illegal. It is even more shocking that many of them involve in trading illicit drugs without hesitance....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Illegal drug trade]

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The National Survey On Drug Use And Health

- Scope of the Problem The National Survey on Drug Use and Health discloses that 23.9 million Americans aged 12 and over have used an illegal drug within the last 30 days, representing 9.2% of the total population in that age group (2012, p. 1). Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish (illegal under Federal law but a state may pass a law to decriminalize cannabis for recreational or medical use within certain parameters), cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants or the overuse of prescription drugs or prescription drugs used without a prescription....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Drug abuse]

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The Harmful Effects Of Illegal Drug Use

- RITTMAN DISTRICT — Rittman police officer Howard McComas has witnessed firsthand the harmful effects of illegal drug use. On several occasions he has administered a drug to counteract heroin overdoses. McComas probably saved lives when he gave naloxone to people who overdosed, but he is also hoping to save the lives of the city’s youngsters through his efforts as the DARE instructor in an effort to keep them from taking illegal drugs and other destructive behaviors. More than a decade ago, the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program was criticized for not being an effective way to deal with rising illegal drug use among teens, but changes made to the program a number of years ago broa...   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Illegal drug trade]

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Addiction And The Stigma Of Drug Use / Addiction

- In Society we are introduced to all different types of people, people who look different from us act different from us, and we even get to meet people from different cultures. Throughout these interactions with one another we learn how to interact, we learn what is morally and socially acceptable. It seems as though, through most interactions between different kinds of people, we all come to the conclusion that drugs are bad for you and they will “destroy your life.” It is not uncommon that one has an addict in his or her family or that one is familiar with somebody with an addiction....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Dopamine, Alcoholism]

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The Issue Of Asian American Drug Use

- The topic of Asian American drug use is one that is rarely seen in the media. Thinking about this topic produced the question, do Asian Americans use substances. Their use of substances is a focus that is under researched. To gain a better understanding of the topic I will research the scope of the problem, use patterns, barriers to treatment, and methods to keep abusers in treatment. The majority of national studies on drug use often lump Asian Americans into the category of “other” and focus mainly on African Americans, White, and Hispanics....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Asian American]

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Risk Taking, Alcohol and Drug Use

- “Risk Taking, Alcohol and Drug Use” As if adolescence isn't already a difficult time in many peoples life, the movement into adulthood is also a difficult and confusing time. The onset of stress amongst people can sometimes drive them into experimenting with ways that help reduce the stress; drug use, high alcohol consumption and risk taking being a prime example. In Janet Belsky’s “Experiencing the Lifespan,” after doing some research, she ended up finding out that many young people in High School are indeed risk takers....   [tags: Adolescnece, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Consumption]

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National Survey On Drug Use And Health

- Written Report-Rough Draft National Survey on Drug use and Health (NSDUH) in 2010, reported that there was estimated 24 million Americans used prescription drugs, non-medically for the first time within the past year, which on an average it is around 6,600 people introduced per day. Over half were females and around a third of them were age 12 to 17. However, prescription drug abuse affects a lot Americans, particular population, such as youth, older adults, and women maybe at certain risk (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2014)....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Heroin, Substance abuse]

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Drug Testing At Home?

- 27 Drug Testing at Home. A reader on my blog, who wishes to remain anonymous, asked me how they can drug test their teenage son without starting World War 3 in the home. Here is the thing, you really can’t. I will answer this question, at the end of this chapter, with a way to drug test your teen without them knowing. However, I strongly suggest that you read this whole chapter and decide for yourself the best path to take with your teen. I don’t know when “My way or the highway” became a real option in parenting, but it’s simply unacceptable....   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug]

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Drug Use And Substance Abuse Disorders

- The strategy focuses on both the public health and public safety aspects of drug use and substance abuse disorders. This policy focuses on addiction disease and on the importance of preventing drug use, as well as providing treatment to those who need it, including those who are involved in the criminal justice system (ONDCP, 2014). This policy also emphasizes support for millions of individuals who are in recovery from substance abuse use disorders involving drugs (ONDCP, 2014). The importance of the policy is to control the drugs in the United States, and ways to prevent drug abuse of the citizens....   [tags: Drug addiction, Substance abuse, Health care]

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History and Function of Drug Courts

- Drug courts were first established in Miami in 1989 and have continued to grow today. Over the past twenty-four years, drug courts have provided a treatment-orientated approach to help defendants with drug-related crimes. The constant interaction of the drug court provides the needed structure for participants to maintain their involvement in the program. Understanding the overall goals of the drug court and the outcomes of participants in the drug court program are the key factors in measuring the success of the drug courts....   [tags: Drug Treatment, Drug Use]

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Marijuana Use And Medical Use

- Just last year, more than twenty-five million United States citizens have used it. Everyday about six thousand more Americans try it for the first time. It has become a growing aspect of everyday life for many individuals, and its use is continually debated. Marijuana, both for recreational use and medical use, is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States, and there are many different opinions that revolve around this drug. It remains a highly controversial topic for much of the United States because of its origin and how it has changed over time....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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Drug Use And Drug Parks Or Zones

- Amiee McNicholas M/W/F U/C WORDS 1,673 LEGALIZATION PAPER LEGALIZAED DRUG USE AND DRUG PARKS OR ZONES There are a lot of pros and cons of legalizing drugs here in America and around the world....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country]

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Drug Use And Abuse During The War On Drugs

- There are many people in today’s society that have succumb to the pressures of using illegal substances which has ultimately lead them down a terrible path. Over the past couple of decades there have been a number of individuals who have had to deal with the issues caused by illegal drug usage, while some people saying that it’s their own fault and others showing sympathy and offering help in order to better their lives. Regardless of one’s point of view, it is very clear that there is a drug problem in our generation and there are methods available that could be implemented in an attempt to fight this war on drugs....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug addiction, Heroin, Drug]

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Illegal Drug Use Is A Serious Social Issue

- Illegal Drug Use Every time I walk along the Market Street in San Francisco, I maintain keen vigilance since there is a lot of people on the street who are using drugs. They wear dirty clothes and trousers, lie on the street, and carry needles in their hands. I am afraid that they will run at me suddenly because of their drug-induced mental trance. This is not only the experience of an isolated few, but the common feelings of people who have been influenced by the increasing drug users in public....   [tags: Drug, Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade, Heroin]

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Teen Drug Use By School Aged Adolescents

- Teen Drug Use In 2014, 11% of the dispositions for the Licking County Juvenile Court were drug related (Licking County Probate - Juvenile Court, 2015). Illicit drug use by school-aged adolescents continues to be a concern for a number of groups, including parents, educators, health professionals, and teens themselves. There is good reason for the concern. Research shows that the earlier the age of onset of drug use, the greater the likelihood of later abuse and/or dependence. (Falck, 2012, pg. 1) High school age bodies and brains are still in developmental stages which can make them especially vulnerable to the effects of drug use....   [tags: Drug test, Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade]

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Skins: The Evolving Portrayl of Teenage Drug Use on Television

- As a young person, seeing the media portray the the youth “party culture” and experiencing this culture is quite different. Media portrayal of drugs is often glamorous, and though teens are educated on the dangers of drug use, they are still impressionable and as a result susceptible to mimicking such behaviors. The opportunity to see these cultures first hand in two different countries is very fascinating. At sixteen years old, I spent a summer abroad in Europe, and saw firsthand youth immersed in these situations....   [tags: Drug Abuse]

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Drug Use And Its Effects On The United States

- One hit, one sniff, one injection and suddenly your life is forever changed. The way your body feels the moment of that rush; the cravings you acquire create the need to feel that rush once again and the trouble you will go through in order to feel it again. Drugs have inhabited the earth for centuries. People have been resorting to drugs for various reasons such as; medical use, recreational use or research purposes. One of the most common drugs used is cocaine. Cocaine is a drug derived from coca leafs and prepared synthetically; it is used as an illegal stimulant and sometimes as an anesthetic for animals....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Addiction, Heroin]

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The Effects Of Drug Use On Children

- School: a place parents once sent their children, knowing that they would be well taken care of and safe, is no longer a safe haven for all students. With the increase of criminal activity in our society, sadly it has penetrated our schools and becomes an increasing struggle and concern for school systems, parents, students, and their surrounding communities. It isn’t enough to have metal detectors and police in our schools, students and adults continue to penetrate our schools with drugs and weapons on, what feels like, a daily basis....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, High school]

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Drug Use And Supply Of Ecstasy

- Introduction In late modern Western societies, clubbing is a central activity for young people’s life. It appeals to large groups of young people, which is seen as a way of maintaining one’s group of friends or celebrating the end of the working week (Parker and Willams, cited in Raven, 2012). Through the data of the Home Office publication Safe Clubbing, an approximated four million young people each week goes clubbing in the UK (Webster et al., cited in Sanders, 2005). Clubbing has frequently been associated with drug-taking....   [tags: Research, Scientific method, Security guard]

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Effects on Drug Use for Teenagers

- Drug use has been a major problem for many years. Many of the users are teenagers, experimenting with this temptation. Teenagers may often be tempted by friends, or being tempted by seeing other people using drugs. Drugs may feel, or be fun to use, but drugs might also have a major impact on someone’s life. Drugs can affect someone’s life by damaging their health. Using a drug can be very addictive, and that can lead to an overdose, or suicide. Someone may also get in trouble by the police, if they catch anyone with drugs....   [tags: class, relationsjop, impact, addictive, trouble]

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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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Sports and Illegal Drug Use

- Illegal drug use has a harmful effect on our nation’s economy and overall health, but in the sports arena, the question is raised about who is responsible for regulating drug use, and whether professional leagues have a responsibility to help in regulating drug use among participating athletes. Because drug use has harmful side effects, because using drugs to enhance performance is unfair, and because professional athletes have the potential to influence young people's decisions professional sport leagues should better regulate drug use among the athletes that represent their league....   [tags: anbolic, side effects]

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The Elevation of Drug Use

- It’s been nearly 20 years since my high school graduation. Just as time has passed, technology has advanced, and so has the elevation of drug use. As I reflect back in regards to the drug taking behavior I can recall that there was a stereotype of those who were labeled drug users. Several factors contributed to using drugs, but the one factor that was and still prevalent was peer pressure. This is a time in the adolescent’s life when peer approval is an essential component for the direction of his or her behavior....   [tags: peers, marijuana, recreation]

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Combating Drug Use in America

- The use of illegal drugs has plagued society for thousands of years. Illicit drugs use can be found all around the world. The War on Drugs is a term applied to a campaign on the prohibition of drugs of drug use, with the effort to reduced illegal drug trades. The current War on Drugs has affected our society physically and emotionally, and should end for the better of our society immediately. When the War on Drugs began, it was “The expectation that drug trafficking in the United States could be greatly reduced in a short amount of time through federal policing and yet the war on drugs continues to this day.” (Becker1) The war on drugs is an unwinnable war....   [tags: richard nixon, illegal drugs, war on drugs]

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Drug Use Of Cigarette Smoking

- Drug Use Cigarette smoking in general is responsible for millions of death around the world and millions more impaired or suffering from serious diseases due to decreased immunity cause by long term smoking. When it came to placing blame on who is most liable, three parties fall in this bracket the tobacco companies, the government and the individual smokers. However, the most responsible of the three is the Tobacco Companies followed by the government and the individual smoker who is almost blameless but due to numerous study that has pointed to the effect of smoking including numerous warnings on the packs itself, they should be more mindful of their health....   [tags: Tobacco, Nicotine, Smoking, Cigarette]

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Drug Use And Its Effects On Society Today

- Drug Use in Society Today Drug use is a serious problem in the United States today and there have been many debates on whether the drug marijuana should be legalized. Drug use is classified as a mala prohibita crime because society has decided it should be illegal to use drugs. There are many different types of mala prohibita crimes that some people claim to be the most damaging to society, however, in this paper drug use will discuss how it compares to others, why it causes the most damage, and why it should be punished more severely....   [tags: Drug addiction, Crime, Criminology]

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Effects of Welfare Reform on Illicit Drug Use

- ... Further, by relying on group data for analysis, researchers had to safeguard against the ecological fallacies that generalize individuals based upon the analysis of the whole. Still, Corman et al (2013) were confident their research yielded quality measurable data that would support their finding and stated “…we expect that welfare reform has reduced adult women’s use of illicit drugs.” Overall, the method of data collection chosen by Corman et al proved to be the most successful in acquiring large sums of readily available data, as well as, categorized facts to support their claim....   [tags: sanctions, mandatory drug testing]

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Drug Education: The D.A.R.E Program Analysis

- Dare To Replace D.A.R.E. With An Effective Program Throughout human history, drugs have always been present in society. ¬¬¬¬¬Some societies have accepted them and incorporated them into their cores, while others have shown a fervent opposition to their very existence. Our own society can be placed into the latter group. Our government has a vendetta against drugs which includes a War on Drugs that spans decades as well as a strong push to educate our nation’s youth on the dangers of drugs through in-school programs....   [tags: Schools, Ineffective, Drug Use]

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The Heroin Drug Market

- These two drugs bleed the world more than any other for very different reasons.It is a slow painful death robbing individuals of choice and diverting billions of dollars to drug suppliers. There are plenty of drugs available in every neighborhood. They are all around us, ranging in addictiveness, deadliness, and availability. The two most damaging to society and the individual are readily available despite decades of the best efforts by the U.S. and every other nation around the world. A 16 year old can get heroin or crack easier than alcohol or cigarettes because dealers don’t I.D and often deliver (Drug Crazy, Mike Grey ) Heroin and most opiates derive from the poppy plant Papaver somnife...   [tags: illlegal drug use and trafficking]

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Drug Use And Its Effects On The Central Nervous System

- One time is all it takes. Just trying one sip, one puff, or one pill can lead to addiction. Addiction is when a person becomes “hooked” on a drug. Addiction lowers one’s ability to make independent choices. It consumes one’s thoughts and actions. Drug use is when one ingests a substance into their system. The substance does not necessarily have to be an illicit drug; for instance, it can be psychoactive drug or an over-the-counter drug. Psychoactive drugs have an impact on the central nervous system and can change consciousness, mood, perception, and thought....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Morphine, Heroin]

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Drug Use and Abuse by Teens

- Drug addiction is becoming a major problem amongst teenagers. Nine out of every ten adults say that teachers should inform students about drug use." USA Today Many people don’t even realize that they use drugs. Alcohol is a drug. It is the most popular drug in America. People also don’t realize that alcohol is addictive until it’s too late. Alcohol is also very dangerous. On September 13, 2000, I witnessed a crash by my house. A guy skidded across the road and ended up on my neighbor’s lawn. The windshield was cracked on the driver’s side....   [tags: Teenage Drug Users]

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Alcohol And Drug Use And Its Impact On Society

- During the early twentieth century, a popular topic of debate was alcohol and drug use and its impact on society. Alcohol and various drugs have been used for thousands of years. The properties that went along with this use, and the addiction factor were always present, but they were not seen in the same light as we are used to today. It is quite standard, and frankly, just accepted that addiction is not a positive factor to society, and that something needs to be done to help addicts, or at least stop them....   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Addiction, Cocaine]

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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]

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The Legalization Of Marijuana For Medical And Recreational Use

- The legalization of marijuana, for both medical and recreational use, was prominent in the November 8, 2016 national election. Four states out of the five that had it on the ballot legalized the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Three states voted to legalize medicinal marijuana, and one state (Montana) voted to reduce restrictions previously associated with their medical marijuana laws. In total, thirty states now have laws legalizing the use of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes.1¬¬¬¬ In Oklahoma, a state with a long standing tradition of very traditional and conservative voting, voters passed a bill decriminalizing2 simple drug possession as well as some property cr...   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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The Drug Enforcement Administration Has Declared Marijuana

- The Drug Enforcement Administration has declared marijuana to be a Schedule 1 drug, which a preposterous indictment for a substance proved to relieve anxiety, alleviate the symptoms of depression, aid in pain management and act as a catalyst for ending addictions to other drugs such as heroin and alcohol. The DEA has defined a schedule 1 drug to “have a high potential for abuse and the potential to create severe psychological and/or physical dependence (” . Weighing the pros and cons of marijuana and it’s legalization clearly indicates that there are more benefits than negatives to making marijuana a drug that should be available to the general public for medicinal and recreational...   [tags: Drug addiction, Recreational drug use]

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Drug Testing Student Athletes

- About 90 percent of NCAA colleges do random drug testing on their student-athletes. Through the years, more and more colleges are giving random drug tests to their student-athletes. The student-athletes are having very mixed feelings towards the random testing. I am in favor of the testing just because some of the athletes need to be showed playing sports in college is a privilege. I know that there are several student-athletes that do not act like it is a privilege and that bothers me with how many kids can not go play college sports that are very disserving of the opportunity....   [tags: Colleges, Drug Use]

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Does Substance Use Increase Violence in Adolescents?

- With different types of violence happening in all aspects of human life, and our perpetrators seemingly getting younger it brings to bear the question what role substance use has in crime. Crime comes in many forms, for example Cyber Bulling, Assaults, Intimate Partner Violence to name a few. Adolescent Suicide Cyber Bullying and Physical Assaults Suicide is the third leading cause of death (Murphy et al. 2012) If it is a crime or not is debatable. Suicide has historically been treated as a criminal matter in many parts of the world....   [tags: illicit drug use, alcohol use]

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Psychedelic Drug Use

- Psychedelic Drug Use Psychedelic drug use has been associated with the “hippie” culture for decades, but can these substances alter society positively today. Though commonly viewed as an abominable subject in society, hallucinogens are a door to a positive revolution, as studied for suppressants against depression and anxiety, links to a more powerful and spiritual connection, and propose an opportunity for a more open-minded-profitable community. Tobacco destroys the lungs and teeth, alcohol kills the liver, but use of hallucinogens lacks proof of health degeneration....   [tags: hallucinogens, PCP, LSD]

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Teenage Drug Use

- Drug Report The problem of teenagers’ drug use, depression and suicide are evident in our society. Family problems can lead to arguments causing depression and isolation which drags a person towards drugs. Drugs can also lead to death as the drug abuse is increasing among teens in the UK. Teenagers do not realise the consequences they will have to face during their lives. The teenager might get into many conflicts with their family and friends which will create more problems and depression since the person will have no support....   [tags: Drugs]

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Legalizing Drug Use

- The arguments that I have just laid out are not perfect and they have some apparent flaws that some philosophers would strongly disagree with, while there are other arguments that some of the great philosophers would agree with. I will critique the arguments that I have just laid out using the perspective of three different philosophers who all have their own ideas of how the state should function and the role of the citizen. The three philosophers that I will use in this critique will be Karl Marx, John Stewart Mill, and John Locke....   [tags: Philosophy, Marx, Mill, Locke]

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Relationship Between Electronic Dance Music And Drug Use Among Youth

- The connection or the relationship between Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and drug use among youth and examining the ways drug culture is influenced by EDM and vice versa. Introduction In all parts of the world, clubs and festivals have been used as safe haven for the abuse and trafficking of illegal drugs. Drug traffickers find entertainment joint to be the safest places the conduct their illegal trades. In addition, most events take place during the night; therefore, provides a darkness cover for the illegal trade to continue without the interruption of the authorities....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug addiction, Rave, Drug]

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Pros and Cons of Recreational Drug Use

- ... Studies have shown that those with pre-existing mental illness or mild disturbances are more likely to suffer from what is known as a “bad trip”, especially when consuming the drug in an unfamiliar or unsafe setting (Buckman, 2007). Buckman uses the example of one who is deemed as psychotic as only having their psychotic implications heightened when under the influence of LSD (2007, p.341). It is such beliefs that is the basis of controversy surrounding LSD, which has been known to induce psychosis after consumption....   [tags: hallucinogenic drugs, LSD, psychedelics]

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Drug Prohibition Of The United States

- Drug prohibition embodies the classic example of throwing money at a problem. The federal government spends roughly $16 billion to enforce drug laws every year, with little to no benefit. Miron has examined the association between violence and crime in the U.S. (as measured by the homicide rate) and the level enforcement during the prohibition of both drugs and alcohol (as measured by expenditures by the federal agencies in control of enforcing prohibition) (Figures 2 and 4), for the whole time period in which homicide rates are accessible on a national level....   [tags: Drug, Recreational drug use, Prohibition, Crime]

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Drug Use by People in New Zealand

- Drug use by people in New Zealand In New Zealand, drug use by young people is a major health issue. A drug is defined as any substance that affects your body and changes the way you feel. Alcohol is a drug that is frequently used in New Zealand by many people. The focus of this report is the use and effects of alcohol on people, and going into detail with people between the ages of 18 and 24 years old. In the 2004 survey, “New Zealand Health Behaviours Survey – Alcohol Use”, 6.8 percent of young people aged 12 to 17 and 29.6 percent aged 18 to 24 reported drinking at least six standard drinks (men) or four standard drinks (women) one or more times a week....   [tags: behaviors, social exclusion, alcohol consumption]

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High Costs Related to Drug Use

- ... Until now the strategy has not shown real long term remarkable results in reducing crime and consumption. At most, it has only created a “balloon effect” displacing ollas a few blocks temporarily; time after the intervention, when police and public employees are gone, dealers and consumers come back. Furthermore, intervening big ollas could have split some of them geographically into smaller ones, making the situation even worse (FIP, 2013). The operation captured 1.843 people participating in drug trafficking, including 42 important drug lords....   [tags: incarceration, crime, trafficking]

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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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Global Ethical Guidelines and Drug Use

- The limitations produced by ethical judgments are substantially high in the advancement of knowledge in both art and natural sciences. There are various groups or organizations that have produced formal principles to limit and guide activities and research. The principles that are brought upon the human race are typically born to prevent harm because it violates ones right and is seen upon many people as an evil. But these principles have also caused the human race from reaching a conclusion in things such as cures for illnesses, advancement in technology, and discovering the future of the human race....   [tags: Thalidomide, Judgement, Bull-fighting]

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Drug Use And Current Substance Abuse

- With the current growth in newly infected older HIV patients, new programs need to be executed with the aim of preventing HIV from spreading among this vulnerable older population. For the aging population of HIV-positive individuals who are living with this now chronic disease, the focus of future research needs to be on obtaining more knowledge on the complications associated with living with HIV for many years, including more causative knowledge concerning comorbidities and how medication can be specifically tailored to this population....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, HIV]

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Drug Use of Black Adolescent Girls

- The increase consumption of alcohol and drugs by adolescences is not just a problem for the United States it is a multicultural national problem. Separating by race, Native American teens had the highest level of drug use, with nearly 48 percent reporting having used substances in the last year. That group is followed by 39 percent of white teens, almost 37 percent of Hispanics, 36 percent of multi-racial adolescents, 32 percent of blacks and nearly 24 percent of Asians. "There is certainly still a myth out there that black kids are more likely to have problems with drugs than white kids, and this documents as clearly as any study we're aware of that the rate of substance-related disorders...   [tags: alcohol and substance abuse]

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Prevalence Of Drug Use During Pregnancy

- Introduction: In Australia, there is a considerable prevalence of drug use during pregnancy, which largely accounts for adverse perinatal and hospital outcomes in infants born to these mothers. A substantial number of these infants are in need of diagnosis and treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).1 NAS is a multifaceted and incompletely understood spectrum of signs of neonatal behavioral dysregulation.2,3 NAS reflects dysfunction in four domains: state control and attention, motor and tone control, sensory integration, and autonomic functioning....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Infant, Cohort study]

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