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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 for Religious Purposes

- Drug Use for Religious Purposes Jamie GipsonSome of my ancestors are Native American so choose the book:The Peyote CultLa Barre, Weston. (1969).New York: Schocken Books. This book is a study of the background of the Mexican and American Indian rituals based on the plant that produces profound, but temporary sensory and psychic derangements. Peyote is a spineless cactus (Lophophora williamsii), ingested by people in Mexico and the United States to produce visions. The plant is a light blue-green and bears small pink flower....   [tags: Papers]

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student drug use in scottish university

- Results Once all our interviews had concluded we re-wrote all the questions that we had asked our four respondents comparing them by using a table. From this it was easier to compare and contrast answers, assisting us in our search for re-occurring themes or major differences. For the purpose of anonymity the sample will be referred to as W, X, Y and Z. Themes and Patterns There were a vast amount of themes and patterns that emerged during our analysis of the four interviews. Firstly, the living arrangements of our sample were similar....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Does Curiosity Cause Drug Use?

- Good or bad, curiosity is woven into our DNA like tonsils or the opposable thumb. It's the fire under the feet of the human experience. Weil argues that people take drugs because they are means of satisfying an inner need for experiencing other forms of consciousness. He believes that the desire to alter consciousness periodically is an innate, normal drive equivalent to hunger or sexual drive. Are people born with a desire to change their levels of consciousness. No. Rather, they are born with a basic curiosity about the world around them....   [tags: Sociology]

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NCAA Drug use

- May 13-15, 2005 Vegas weekend. We have booked two suites at the Atrium Suites in Las Vegas for the nights of Friday May 13th and Saturday May 14th. Each Suite has 2 beds and a pull out couch, so we are planning on 5 people to a room. They run $109.00 ($21.80 per person) per night. The hotel is next door to the Hard Rock Cafe and 2 blocks from the strip, but it has a free one way shuttle. Loos tells us that this is a great place to stay and obviously a really good deal. May 4, 2005- Tux deadline If at all possible Tux sizes need to be in either to me or in the Men's Warehouse database by May 4th....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Informative Speech: Why Drug Use has Fallen

- Informative Speech: Why Drug Use has Fallen After listening to my speech today, you will understand and gain knowledge why drug use has fallen among our nation's children. I. Intro II. A. The annual study on drug use among young Americans complied by Pride Survey, a non-profit, by-partisan group that surveys over 100,000 students from 6th to 12th grade has shown that drug use has fallen to the lowest level in 8 years. B. After researching the study, it attributes the drop to be associated to three main reasons: 1....   [tags: Papers]

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Societal Drug Use in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

- “There is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon, returning whence they find themselves on the other side of the crevice, safe on the solid ground of daily labour and distraction, scampering from feely to feely, from girl to pneumatic girl, from Electromagnetic Golf course to …" In a perfect society, humans do not need to resort to drugs to keep society in balance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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Drug Use

- Drug Use Drug use is part of life in the United States. Some people use drugs for medical purposes and some use them to escape from reality or as a way to cope with problems. There are two main types of drugs, medicines and psychoactive drugs. Medicines are used to help the body fight injury and psychoactive drugs are used to cause a change in the users brain activity. Psychoactive drugs are very dangerous. They produce very powerful changes in the body. What a drug does is called its action and unwanted effects are called side effects....   [tags: Drugs Narcotics Research Papers]

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Drug Use

- Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends in society. Although drugs have always been around in one form or another, their early influences on society trace back to just before the 1930’s. Marijuana was a popular drug among Mexican laborers, jazz musicians, and so-called beatniks. Then after major social changes that took place in 1930, "The government cracked down on marijuana use." "In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act…made the use and sale of marijuana without a tax stamp federal offenses....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Should Drug Use Be Decriminalized?

- Should Drug Use Be Decriminalized. To begin examining this statement, one should first examine what drugs purposes are and if they have a worthy enough purpose to be excepted into society. Drugs such as Marijuana have been legalized for strictly medical purposes only. Marijuana has been found to treat the nausea suffered by cancer patients and also treat the wasting of AIDS patients. Both fatal diseases with no cures. But what effects overall does Marijuana and other elicit drugs have and are these effects mild enough and worth subjecting to those who are non-terminally ill....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Reasons Kids Do Drugs

- Dating Tips for the Druggie When you here the word ‘drugs,’ what’s the first thing that comes to mind. Is it ‘those are illegal!’ Or is it more along the lines of ‘Yes, please.’ It’s no secret that as the years go on, teenagers of every generation have been getting involved with drugs, to their frantic parent’s dismay. And according to Students Against Destructive Decisions, 50% of teens have reported using an illicit drug by the time they graduate high school. So why have teenagers still been doing drugs when they’ve been proven to be more harmful then helpful....   [tags: drug use, teen drug use ]

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The Influence of Mass Media in Relation to Adolescent Smoking and Drinking Behaviours

- This investigation applied the concept of influence – specifically the influence of mass media – to the topic of adolescent drug use. Influence as a topic has met with considerable interest among social scientists, particularly psychologists, who generally perceive influence as being the ability to drive the behaviour of another individual to a particular outcome. Inextricably intertwined with the concept of power, influence often involves intangibly affecting the behaviour, character, opinions or beliefs of an individual, without directly commanding or exerting force in order for this change to happen (*)....   [tags: drug use, peer pressure]

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Short Fiction Stories: Sonny's Blues

- This is my first time to read “Sonny’s Blues”. I think the reason for this short fiction wrote successful is great in portray the character and story details. The author James Baldwin use great literary elements to depict the story’s develop. I want to analysis the title, plot and flashback use in this short fiction. The first thing we will do to read an article usually read the title. Also, the title may become the reason for us to start read an article. Like me, sometimes I watch a news title which is interested me then I will choose to read it....   [tags: analysis, music, drug use]

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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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Consequences: The Cause and Effect of Drug Use

- The use of drugs is a controversial topic in society today. In general, addicts show a direct link between taking drugs and suffering from their effects. People abuse drugs for a wide variety of reasons. In most cases, the use of drugs will serve a type of purpose or will give some kind of reward. These reasons for use will differ with different kinds of drugs. Various reasons for using the substance can be pain relief, depression, anxiety and weariness, acceptance into a peer group, religion, and much more....   [tags: Personal Essays Illegal Drug Abuse]

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Correlation Between Drug Use and Suicide

- Correlation Between Drug Use and Suicide      America's on-going drug abuse epidemic continues into this millenium, and there are many social problems linked to drug use, including suicide. The disparity of daily life in suburbs or the inner cities are why many people have fallen into their reliance on drugs, including alcohol. Patros and Shamoo (1989) describe the abuse of drugs and alcohol as a 'slow form of suicide.' But many drug abusers choose to end their life before drugs have time to claim it by way of an overdose....   [tags: Drugs Drug Suicide Essays Alcohol Weed]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Professional Athletes and Drug Use

- Professional Athletes and Drug Use This research paper is about athletes and their use of drugs. The drug that is most frequently used by athletes is alcohol. Most athletes who use drugs do not get the punishment that they deserve instead they receive punishment that is too lenient. The penalties for professional athletes who use drugs are too lenient, they should be more severe. Examples of drugs that are used by most athletes are the following: Anabolic Steroids, Dietary supplements, Blood Doping, Stimulants, Narcotics and Corticosteroids, and Alcohol....   [tags: Papers]

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Athletes And Drug Use

- Athletes And Drug Use Many people believe that drug use in professional athletics is not a serious problem, however it is more widespread and serious than people think. In professional athletics the use of drugs is looked upon as somewhat of a serious problem, but is also very discrete and low key. Every once in a while one might see a prominent figure in a certain sport being reprimanded for the use of some outlawed drug, however this is just one of the many who happened to get caught. Athletes today seem to find no moral problem with using performance-enhancing drugs, or in other words cheating....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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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Juvenile Drug Use

- A drug is a substance that alters the mind, body or both. Drug use is an increasing problem among teenagers in colleges today. Most drug use begins in the preteen and teenage years, the years most crucial in the maturation process (Shiromoto 5). During these years adolescents are faced with difficult tasks of discovering their self identity, clarifying their sexual roles, assenting independence, learning to cope with authority and searching for goals that would give their lives meaning. Drugs are readily available, adolescents are curious and venerable, and there is peer pressure to experiment, and there is a temptation to escape from conflicts....   [tags: Preteen Teen Teenager College Narcotics Abuse]

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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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War On The Wrong Drug

- War on the Wrong Drug “War on drugs” they say, but what are we really fighting against the right drug. Well that will stand along with facts and statistics. Marijuana is a cannabis hemp plant that adverts specifically to flowers and plants. Alternative names like, dope, pot, weed, and mary jane all refers to that specific plant. Popularly known for years as a recreational drug, marijuana before was used as painkillers for previous centuries (Volkman, 2015). This drug is illegal in most foreign countries, however the punishment for small amount in possession are lenient....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Drug, Hemp]

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Drug Use within Traveller Communities and the Negative Effects on Their Lives

- The main focus in this article is to explore the patterns and framework of drug use within the traveller communities and how the use of drugs negatively effects the lives, the heritage and futures of Travellers. They also wanted to achieve an inside view of the Traveller community and learn about their every day lifestyles. Over the years the use of drugs has incresed significantly in Travellers culture and is becoming more of a problem in the way they are precieved . Travellers lifestyles have alot of characterised labels such as poverty,marginalisation,ethnic discrimmination, compromised health, unemployment and lack of education....   [tags: drug, culture, poverty, health]

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Proper Dosage in Drug Use

- Many people do not know that taking too much of a medicine for headaches or migraines is actually bad for you. The medications to which are being described are not only the prescribed ones by physicians, drugs such as Tylenol and Motrin are dangerous as well. Just because they are not as complex as some of the others does not mean they aren’t just as harmful. A lot of these medications can actually cause headache recurrence, and even worsen the original headache. This headache that reoccurs is called drug rebound headache, which means that the headache returns after each dose of the medicine wears off and then this causes the patient to take another dosage....   [tags: Migraine, Headache, Medicine]

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The Effects Of Drug And Alcohol Use On College Campuses

- The four years of college (or more depending on the major) are considered the pinnacle of any young adult’s life; from 18-years-old until college graduation, students go through changes day in and day out, learning about themselves in the process. While some of these changes can be looked at as a good thing (maturing the student into an adult) it may also be conceived as a negative change. In college, where parties are the norm, drinking is encouraged and drugs float around there is no doubt that students at one point or another in their college career will experiment with drugs and alcohol....   [tags: Alcoholism, Drinking culture, Drug addiction]

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Teens, Drug, and Alcohol Use

- Teens, Drug, and Alcohol Use There is no simple answer to why a teen might begin using drugs or alcohol. Many times, it is a combination of several things. They may turn to drugs to escape stress or loneliness or to overcome shyness in social situations. They may want to be seen as grown up, or they may simply be curious. Teens often want to be like their role models as well; so, if their favorite music group or a "cool" friend at school uses drugs or alcohol, they may also use drugs or alcohol to be like them....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Drug Use And Abuse Be A Common Situation With Today 's Citizens

- Drug use and abuse has become a common situation with today’s citizens. Drugs are more easily accessible today than they ever were in the past. The drug trend is frightening to say the least. From the legal substances, such as alcohol and tobacco, to the illegal substances, such as marijuana and cocaine, there has been an increase in their use amongst all ages of people. It seems that the ages of the users are getting younger as time goes by. Because of this trend there are more people addicted to substances and who need treatment....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin, Substance abuse]

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Prescription Drug Abuse And Use

- All across the world people have varying viewpoints on almost every aspect of life. These perspectives could be founded in personal, social, and research-based evidence. Many people value evidence in differing ways. To me, the most essential evidence that can be influential is scientific facts. Scientific does not mean a new website blogging about an issue but rather a collection of peer reviewed articles that support or refute a given argument. In this paper, prescription drug abuse and use will be discussed in primarily scientific terms....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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