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American Culture and Drug Use: 1800-1850

- Between 1800 and 1850, the global map was changing and it was no different on the North American Continent. As a young nation, only 25 years into its existence, America struggled with a multitude of issues including slavery, migration, immigration, and substance abuse to name a few. America was being tested externally by global super powers while it was being ripped by its seams from within through the on-going scourge of slavery and the social dysfunction caused by the proliferation of drugs and alcohol....   [tags: legal issues, morphine addiction, cocaine]

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Preventing Drug Use Among Adolescents

- Preventing Drug Use Among Adolescents In the world people face many challenges in many instances the youth of today are “raising” themselves. Many youths are faced with making adults decisions and they face a higher risk of making poorer choices which could lead to drug abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDs. This paper is design to look at what could help in the prevention of drug abuse among adolescents. There are many programs that are designed for detox and treatment for addiction however there is a need to break the cycle of learned behaviors and promote better coping skills before the onset of addiction....   [tags: risk, parental supervision, coping skills]

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Drug Use Among Young People

- Drug consumption is a wide spread problem throughout young people in the UK today. Drugs can affect young people’s life in many different ways however, young people are addicted with it so much that it is hard for them to withdraw from it. They do not like to withdraw the usage of drugs because it calms them or makes them energetic. There are three types of drugs with each of its own attraction for young people. More young men than young woman reported using drugs. About 48 per cent of young people aged between10-25 had been using drugs, which are very appalling results....   [tags: Drugs]

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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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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 Drugs And Its Effects On Society

- As the music festival industry rises, drug-related incidents at these festivals threaten their business. The amount of drug-related incidents per festival varies yearly and between festivals. Some festivals can have as little as no drug-related deaths whereas some festivals can show signs of twenty or more incidents (KTLA). To counter this problem, an organization named Dancesafe works specifically with drugs most commonly found at music festivals to reduce the chances of having an overdose. They operate by selling drug testing kits and spreading knowledge about these types of drugs....   [tags: Drug addiction, Recreational drug use, Festival]

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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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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 Among College Students And Implications For Collegiate Success

- Drug Use Among College Students And Implications For Collegiate Success College students today are using more drugs than ever before. According to the Clinton Foundation, “between 1993 and 2005, the proportion of college students using prescription drugs went up drastically: use of opioids such as Vicodin, OxyContin, and Percocet increased by 343 percent, and use of stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall increased by 93 percent” (Clinton Foundation). Due to the increased availability and profitability of drugs, the number of substance abusers in college has been on the rise....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Opioid, Oxycodone]

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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 War On Drug: Reasons Behind The Criminalisation of Drugs and Functions of Crime In Society

- The War On Drug: Reasons Behind The Criminalisation of Drugs and Functions of Crime In Society The history of the War on Drugs in the United States can be traced back to 1914 with the Harrison Act, the first recorded law to ban the domestic distribution of drugs, as the cornerstone of the criminalisation of drugs in America (McNamara, 2011). However the popularisation of the criminality of drug use was when President Richard Nixon coined the term ‘War on Drugs’ in 1971 (Provine, 2011, p.45). This essay focuses on the disproportionality of incarceration rates between African and Anglo Americans, and illustrates the unequal operation of law enforcement on African-Americans (Provine, 2011)....   [tags: harrison act, drug use, criminology]

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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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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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The Use Of Drugs Based On The Best Judgement Argument

- When a state is neutral between different concepts of the good life, then it should not prohibit the use of drugs based on the best judge argument. Which says that people are the best judges regarding what is in their best interest in pertaining to the good life (Caney 463). Individual should be allowed to partake in recreational drugs because a neutral state allows them the autonomy to make decisions free from coercion, which helps shape a person’s personal identity. The first argument to support the idea that governments should not prohibit the recreational use of drugs based on the best judgement argument, is that for a government to truly be neutral regarding different concepts of the go...   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug, Decision making]

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Marijuana Use For Medical Treatment

- A hot topic at this time, which is the cause of much debate, is marijuana use for both medical and recreational purposes. Most are in favor of marijuana use for medical treatment, such as relief for glaucoma, chronic pain, and inflammation. But, some even see marijuana as a harmless and pleasure giving drug which should be legalized for recreational use. In fact, the movement to push for legalization has only been increasing recently. Marijuana at this time is the most frequently used drug in the United States with 12% of users age 12 or under (Dan L....   [tags: Drug addiction, Recreational drug use, Addiction]

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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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The Legalization Of Marijuana For Recreational Use

- I decided to write my essay over one of the most heavily argued issues in the United States for many years which has become increasingly debated over the past three years. My subject is over the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana. I personally would not vote for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use; nevertheless, I find this change acceptable. Let’s face it we have a democratic government in which the people vote for what they want. In this case the majority of some states populations are electing this change....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Recreational drug use, Hashish]

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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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Drug Use in the 1960s

- Drug Use in the 1960s The time: the 1960s. The place: United States of America. Who. The youth. Doing what. Using drugs. Why. Many reasons. The 1960s proved to be a very turbulent time in the history of American youth growing up. There were many different activist movements all over the country. The primary drug user was the male college student involved in politics. He used mostly marijuana, some cocaine or LSD and of course alcohol. The sixites culminated with perhaps the biggest public scene of drug use ever: Woodstock....   [tags: Essays 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 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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The Correlation between Drug Use and Crime: Prevention

- The Correlation Between Drug Use and Crime: Prevention “Drug use is associated with an outstanding 20-40 percent of criminal activity in the U.S. today” (Keene, 2005, p.3). The use of illicit drugs can almost always be considered when discussing property crime, theft, burglary, murder, rape, aggravated assault, etc. There is a significant relationship between drug abuse, of both legal and illegal substances, and the effects it has on crime. The major correlations between drugs and crime portray primarily in heroin, cocaine, pcp (Phencyclidine), and opiates....   [tags: criminal activity in the United States]

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Drug Use in Cult Films: Requiem for a Dream

- Reviewing cult movies, one will notice that many films will involve scenes using drugs such as marijuana or hallucinogens. Drugs performed in films with scenes of actors or actresses smoking pot tend to draw in a wide spread of audience; those who find marijuana to be the “sin” and fun to watch, and those of the smoking-hippie era themselves. Many cult drug films are solely based around marijuana or LSD because these are two drugs that cause someone to feel relaxed, or help stimulate the way the brain thinks....   [tags: cult movies, marijuana, hallucinogens]

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Illegal Drug Use, Illegal Prostitution, and Money Laundering

- I. Illegal Drug Use There are many illegal drugs ranging from stimulants including cocaine, drugs with mixed effects such as marijuana, or depressants that include Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate the (University of California, n. d). The particular consequences vary according to the drug. University of California (n. d) notes that most drugs have an addictive consequence after being used for only a few instances. Marijuana can become addictive, as well. Over four million U. S citizens are drug addicts. Addiction to drugs is a debilitating illness that can kill if an individual does not stop its use....   [tags: Money Laundering Essays]

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Illegal Drug Use, Illegal Prostitution, and Money Laundering

- The discussion of legalizing certain illegal drug like marijuana for personal use or prostitution to help stimulate the economy is one of the worst ideas ever. It was also said that it will eliminate money laundering problem. By keeping illegal drugs, prostitution, and money laundering illegal will prevent criminals from exploiting the poor and unfortunate people. This will also prevent the “paid” rape of all genders, it will also detour people from becoming an addict, thus eliminating the increase of money laundering....   [tags: marijuana, prostitution, crime]

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Alcohol And Drug Use And Their Impact On Fetal Development

- Alcohol and Drug Use and Their Impact on Fetal Development Trang Pham MS Guided Research Professor Wildburger 24 October 2014 Trang Pham Professor Wildburger MS Guided Research 24 October 2014 Alcohol and Drug Use and Their Impact on Fetal Development Recent decades witness the increasing consumption of alcohol and drug use, together with their related diseases, among adults, especially women. Many studies on the impact of alcohol and drug use on fetal development have been conducted....   [tags: Pregnancy, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Fetus]

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Drug Use Points Out Of The United States

- Smoking, Drug Use points out, “that countries with more liberal drug-use policies, such as the Netherlands, which allows marijuana use under certain circumstances, do not show much higher levels of marijuana use than countries with very strict policies. For instance, the United States—which has strict laws forbidding the use of marijuana—had the highest marijuana use, at 41 percent, compared with the Netherlands’ 28 percent” (Dea 1). Mr. Bjarnason’s quote really exemplifies and reiterates that the European approach with a more relaxed and open environment is truly working among teens unlike the strict approach used in the United States....   [tags: Human sexual behavior]

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Prescription And Non Prescription Drug Use Among Teens

- Prescription and non-prescription drug use among teens. Youth Substance Use is persistently rising in rural area from tobacco, alcohol and substance abuse, and is relative to the increase morbidity and mortality rates. More public health roles along with developmental specialist are needed in these affected areas to create strategic community-based organizations to prevent youth tobacco, alcohol, and drug use. This project will establish supports in preventive measures, using the models of research aligned with community participation teams to help control and alleviate future problems (Kulbok, 2012)....   [tags: Health care, Health, Medicine, Public health]

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Drug And Alcohol Rehab Facilities For The Treatment Of Addictions

- Within recent years, about 35 to be exact, there has been a proliferation of rehab centers for the treatment of addictions. While some success has been attributed to these centers, the fact remains that the ones obtaining better quality results are those specializing in holistic addition treatment protocols such as the Dream Center For Recovery. https://dreamcenterforrecovery.com/holistic-treatment-program/ Typical Holistic Treatment Protocols At all drug and alcohol rehab facilities as mentioned above, the protocol is basically a five-prong strategy that goes through the following five phases....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Recreational drug use]

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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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Drug Use in America

- Reefers Dangerous illegal drugs have plagued American citizens and their youth for as long as the country has been in existence. These harmful drugs are not only responsible for countless amounts of deaths, but the corruption of the American society in general. All too many times have these drugs been blamed for insanity, racism, rebellion, and straight up violence. Today the government is spending approximately $19.179 billion in one year to combat these evils (Gifford). Unfortunately, even with all of this effort going in to stop illegal drug use, the “War on Drugs” is yet to produce almost any positive results....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Drug Use in Sports

- Substance Use in Sports Illegal substance use in sports is something that is a very new, recent, and controversial. In the last couple years many football players of all ages and other athletes have died due to use of certain substances, mainly ephedrine. Another issue that arises from this topic is the use of steroids in the major league baseball association. Players in the MLBA may not all admit to using steroids but since the league doesn’t test for any substances many players use the drug....   [tags: Steroids Baseball Athletes]

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Drug Use in Sports

- Drugs should be banned in all sports. They have been a problem for a long time. Athletes use them to enhance their body and for simply just the edge. There is nothing wrong with using some drugs to enhance your body as long as they are legal. The problems that come with drugs in sports are how to detect them. Some professional sports, such as the NHL, do not even use drug tests. The only sports that test for everything are the NBA and NFL. The Major League Baseball only tests for illegal drugs such as marijuana and cocaine....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drug Use in Professional Sport in Australia

- Introduction Drugs in society have always been a major problem, but lately there has been a significant spike in the amount of drug cheats in sport. Over the past years doctors and scientists have been searching for the best method which they are able to test sportsmen as to whether or not they are using performance enhancing drugs. These are the three main methods they found: Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and Immuno-Assays. These three methods are able to detect whether or not sportsmen are using stimulants, steroid hormones, narcotics, peptide hormones, beta2 agonists and diuretics....   [tags: legal issues, stimulants, amphetamines]

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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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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 Rebellion Dimension of the Drug Use Situation

- The Rebellion Dimension of the Drug Use Situation The reason for my doing this paper in such a strange and esoteric manner was in part me wanting to practice on designing studies and the subject matter contained within which is of great interest to myself. The hypothesis I posit is unique and you may not agree with it but I am attempting to look at the problem in a fresh view. The ideas found within are formed very young in life, beginning in childhood and strengthening in adolescence. The link to child psychology is as followed, certain attitudes are created in youth and must be extincted or at least limited and formed to a point where they will not lead to certain problems such as...   [tags: Papers]

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The Increase in Drug Use in the United States

- The Increase in Drug Use in the United States Since the early 1960’s there have been an alarming increase in drug use in the United States in 1962, four million Americans had tried an illegal drug. By 1999, that number had risen to a staggering 88.7 million, according to the 1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. The late 20th century has been a chaotic time in the field of drugs and alcohol. In addition to the persistence of some drugs such as alcohol and tobacco it has seen the resurgence of specific drugs such as heroin and the emergence of new drugs like Special K and Ecstasy....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect of Parents' Drug Use on Children

- The Effect of Parents' Drug Use on Children Imagine if the two people you admire the most, the two people who set the example of how life should be, just stopped taking care of you and neglected your individual needs. What could be the reason your parents have chosen to withdraw from your life. If you could examine this picture more closely, you would see that these "types" of parents are the ones who are addicted to drugs and stray away from the needs of their own children. These parents do not realize the neglect they are showing for their children; they are not in the right state of mind to even consider what the child needs....   [tags: Papers]

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Consequences: the Cause and Effect of Drug Use

- The use of drugs has become a very controversial topic in society today. As the problem of using drugs continues to grow daily, the understanding of the user must be made aware of. 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. Three common examples are marijuana, speed, and cocaine....   [tags: Health Drugs Narcotics ]

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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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Victimization, Use, Violence, And Drug Use At School Among Male Adolescents

- DuRant, R. H., Krowchuk, D.P., & Sinal, S.H. (1998). Victimization, use of violence, and drug use at school among male adolescents who engage in same sexual behavior. The Journal of Pediatrics,133, 113-118. The authors of this article make the connection of the more sexual partners a homosexual male has is associated to how often he is victimized in school. This victimization is typically through violence and is also connected to the frequency the student skipped school out of fear, usage of drugs in school, and engaging in fights along with the possession of weapons in and out of school....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, High school]

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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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The Importance of Drug Use During the Vietnam War

- Throughout the Vietnam era drugs were popular among the hippie counter culture as well as young soldiers. Many veterans and hippies became addicted to the substances they were using, whether it be heroin, or methamphetamine. One can see that drugs had an impact on both social groups through the analysis of the hippie counter culture and the Vietnam soldiers. During the sixties thousands of people moved to the san Francisco bay area, settling in the north beach district, Berkeley, or the Haight-Ashbury....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Is A Substance That Can Make You Feel Like?

- It is interesting to think that, not only is a substance that can make you feel like there are bugs cawing all over you so that you scratch your own skin off in trying to get rid of them, but that there is a large percentage of the population that actually prefers that over reality. Do you ever sit there and question what is the point of life. Do you fantasize about life being different. Well of course you do, along with the rest of us mortals. Of course there are things that people do in order to bring about those dreams of a different life....   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug, Prohibition]

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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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Safe Injection Sites (SIS) in Canada

- Harm reduction strategies in Canada, such as safe injection sites (SIS) have been proven to be an effective strategy to control the effects of injection drug use (Small et al., 2011). The proven effectiveness of these strategies renders the governments’ “war on drugs” and criminalization strategies ideological. The Toronto Board of Health meeting that took place on July 10, 2013 where public health officials, community organizations, previous injection drug users (IDUs) and their families spoke in favour of opening a SIS....   [tags: injection drug use]

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The Legalization Of Marijuana Should Be Abolished

- Over the past few years a heated debate has broken out over whether or not the prohibition of marijuana should be disbanded. The marijuana contest is necessary, because the decision will play a major role in shaping our nation for years to come. Both sides have compelling evidence; the supporters point to that fact that the drug is taxable, and can be a source of revenue for states and even federal government. The supporters also have shown that legalizing marijuana will decrease the population of America 's, already overcrowded, prisons....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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The Legalization Of Marijuan Is It Good Or Bad?

- Some think it’s good. Some think it’s bad. Some just give an “eh” expression. People make some judgements just by what they hear, or maybe what they see somewhere, and they might make the judgements by putting little-to-absolutely no thought at all into them. There happens to be a category that, in my opinion, is “underrated” in regards to people making judgements about whether it is good or bad, more specifically how bad it is. This category is the legalization of marijuana. Based on meetings with teens that have been exposed to marijuana in some way or another, Marijuana Anonymous composed an article strictly dedicated to stories about these teens’ experiences....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse

- Adolescence is typically one of the more trying stages in a person’s life. It is full of physical and psychological changes and can be crucial to the groundwork and then launch into young adulthood. It is not uncommon for developing teens to have low self-esteem. The need to fit in socially has often lead to the abuse of illicit drugs. Introduction The most popular illicit drug in the United States is marijuana (DSHS, 2012). It comes from the plant, Cannabis sativa, which originally came from Asia....   [tags: illegal drug use]

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Steroids Use Among Athletes

-   Abstract:  With the increase of competition has also come the need to become bigger and stronger than the opponent.  The use of steroids among athletes has caused the focus of the game to change.  No longer does an athlete want to win by doing their best, but they want to become bigger and have an advantage over the opponent.  Ultimately, all athletes feel that they need to use performance-enhancing drugs to compete at the same level. Despite all of the warnings and information on performance-enhancing drugs, athletes continue to use them and overlook the potential health risks associated with steroids....   [tags: Drug Use in Professional Sports]

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Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized

- ... From a periodic survey conducted, there were many psychopharmacologic properties learned about marijuana. Scientists have shown that the emotional stress caused by withdrawal from marijuana is linked to corticotrophin-releasing factor, the same brain chemical that has been linked to anxiety and stress during opiate, alcohol, and cocaine withdrawal (Joffe & Yancy, 2004, p. e632). This could create a dependence on such harder drugs. Neal Donner, a member of the Libertarian Party of California, bickered in favor of legalization (Kahler, 1988)....   [tags: increase of drug use and drug addicts]

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Causes for Violent Crimes in America

- Violent crime can be defined as a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim. Violent crime in the United States is still prevalent, although it is has been decreasing over the years. Examples of violent crime include robbery, assault, murder, or rape. Although violent crime is decreasing in the nation, the amount varies from city to city. This is a major social issue that needs to be brought to attention because it has negative effects to society. If the awareness of violent crime increases, less violent crime will occur....   [tags: urbanization, warming, drug use]

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Keeping Prostitution Illegal Leads to Crime

- “Selling is legal, and sex is legal, so why isn’t selling sex legal?” Prostitution is a world wide controversial matter that has been around for many years. The idea that prostitution entails the selling of one's body in exchange for money has had a negative impact in our society since it was first introduced into our presence. It is somewhat odd to think that prostitution, which is considered to be the world’s oldest profession, would be unlawful and destructive to society. Originally, prostitution was widely legal in the United States....   [tags: sex, drug use]

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How Does Heroin Cause Addiction?

- How Does Heroin Cause Addiction. Introduction: Heroin is an illegal class A drug that mostly comes as a powder processed form of opium. It is made using the resin of poppy plants. Opium is taken from the pod and than refined into morphine (the synthetic form of heroin) and than heroin. It is estimated that 9.2 million people around the world use heroin. Heroin is extremely addictive. Addiction is when somebody consumes a substance or undertakes an activity that is enjoyable however, after extended use, normal life becomes disrupted and possibly dangerous....   [tags: drug use, addiction, illegal]

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The Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

- In today’s society we have been having a major conflict on a centuries old substance becoming a legal medicine. Do we legalize marijuana or do continue the current laws and keep it an illegal drug. Marijuana is a drug comprised of cannabinoids and THC. These two components have varying effects on its user, cannabinoids are responsible for the calming effect and many of the medical uses for this drug while on the other hand THC is the psychoactive ingredient causing the typical “high” of marijuana....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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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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The Facts Behind Recreational Marijuana

- The Facts Behind Recreational Marijuana The subject of legal marijuana has been a subject of debate for decades. Throughout the decades of this controversial subject there has been a lot of misinformation on both sides of the debate. Now with a total of four states with legal marijuana for recreational use, it once again raises questions about what could be the benefits of recreational marijuana and of course what could be the possible hazards. First we will look at the possible benefits of legal cannabis, and the biggest one would probably be the economic effect that follows legalization....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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Deterring Youth Drug Use For Children 's Success Within The D.a.r.e Program

- 1. There are multiple reasons that this website may be successful at deterring youth drug use. One example would be the recognition of other adolescents’ success within the D.A.R.E Program. According to the textbook, middle school students typically feel pressure to conform to the social activities of other youth (626). By using other youth as examples, the children who are at risk for drug use will feel as if using drugs is not the “popular” thing to do, which will make them not feel as pressured to get involved if their peers were to try and influence them....   [tags: High school, Adolescence, Middle school, Youth]

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Drug Use And Its Effects On Alcoholism And Heroic Addiction ( Goode 5 )

- drink Goode 5). In addition, the drug naltrexone reduces cravings and treats alcoholism and heroic addiction (Goode 5). Nevertheless, the fundamental way that drug abuse is currently being treated is through counseling and therapeutic communities. The crucial element of these treatments consist of “treating already existing emotional or mental problem[s], providing family and community support of various kinds, counseling, individual or group therapy, and self-help groups;” in addition the addict must be educated with coping skills in order to recognize triggers and avoid the situations and stimuli that can set up a yearning for the toxic substance or activity (Kalant 3)....   [tags: Abnormal psychology, Mental disorder]

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Causes of Drug Use Among Young People" by Jill Nicholson

- People think they know all the effects and reasons of why teenagers do drugs, but do they really. The very first day drugs were introduced was the day Columbus first stepped onto the U.S., when the Native Americans first offered tobacco to the newcomers. Drugs came again in the 1850’s, when the Chinese first came to work in the mines and on the railroads, they brought opium smoking with them and later started addicting the people of America. Once the extremely debilitating power of addicting drugs was recognized, many American cities and states, starting with San Francisco, began passing anti-drug laws in 1875....   [tags: teen drugs, methamphetamine]

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Effects of Different Drug Use: Short Term and Long Term

- Amphetamines are typically used to provide the same effect that pure adrenaline does. The drug is specified for people with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity as well as narcolepsy, although if you decide to abuse the drug and use it for recreational purposes you may start to feel paranoia and nervousness. Using amphetamines can also put a strain on the circulatory system by causing the user's blood pressure to increase suddenly. (Amphetamine) Long term psychological effects of the drug can cause something called amphetamine psychosis which is much like paranoid schizophrenia....   [tags: Drugs]

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Movement Toward Feminism, Sexual Liberation, Psychedelic Drug Use, And Communal Living

- Movements toward feminism, sexual liberation, psychedelic drug use, and communal living marked the 1960s youth counter culture. In an attempt to descend from mainstream societal values and to achieve higher levels of political consciousness, youth rebellion gave way to a counter culture. Authors Thomas Frank and Theodore Roszak placed very different meanings on what the counter culture meant in relation to 1960s society in their books The The Conquest of Cool (1997) and The Making of a Counter Culture (1969)....   [tags: Sociology, Capitalism, Western culture]

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Is Methamphetamine Addiction Treatable

- Often, when people think of methamphetamine usage and abuse, they consider it a recent problem, something born from the disco era of the 70s. Powerful, fast, and addictive many think that once you are hooked, you’re hooked for life. Some argue that this is the case, that meth is one of the hardest substances to recover from; others could argue that this is the case with any addiction. While it is true that methamphetamine is more of a problem in recent decades, “meth” itself is not a new drug at all....   [tags: Drug Use, Drug Abuse, Methamphetamine]

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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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Marijuana must Be Legalized

- When you think of prohibition, one typically thinks of the roaring twenties. This was when the government prohibited the sale of alcohol. Looking back through history, we see trends from then happening today with the prohibition of marijuana and other drugs. Many people have many opinions if marijuana should be legalized or not. It’s not as easy as just looking at the pros and cons. Our government needs to determine if the prohibition of drugs is actually promoting greater health, safety, and productivity, as well as lowering violence and criminal justice costs....   [tags: drug use, prohibition]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Marijuana or Not, is the Question Marijuana has been the subject of controversy for decades. The plant is classified as a drug, and considered an illegal drug, however, there are many medical uses for the marijuana. The drug become illegal in the United States in the early 20th century, but before that many doctors used marijuana to treat different symptoms. Marijuana has been a part of American history in many ways. In the early 1600’s, hemp was used as legal tender, and famers were orders by the government to grow marijuana....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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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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Healthcare Systems Module: Case Study

- 1. What kind of additional information would you need to gather to confirm the nurse was diverting narcotics. To determine if the nurse was diverting narcotics, I would first want to discuss with the staff that stated that she suspected a fellow coworker of diverting and get the whole story from that nurse. I would document everything that the staff nurse told me, all subjective and objective data. Then, I would document what I saw that made me suspected the nurse as well. I would have all information about the first and second incident ready to present to either human resources or my supervisor....   [tags: drug diversion, drug use, nursing]

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Drug and Alcohol Use on College Campuses

- Drug abuse has always been a problem in college and it is increasing more each year. Drugs are being used by students to alleviate stress and to get a break from the high demand put on them by classes, and also to focus on their studies in order to learn the material that they are being taught. Substance abuse is the biggest drug problem on college campuses. Alcohol is a drug and is included when drugs are mentioned. Drugs are so prevalent and widely-used on college campuses around the country for various reasons, but it is important that we reduce the amount of drug abuse by students....   [tags: Drugs, Education]

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Heroin, The Heap, And The Sleep Of The Dead

- Case Study: Lewis, M 2011, ‘Heroin, the Heap, and the sleep of the dead’, in Memoirs of an Addicted Brain, Scribe Publications Pty Ltd, Victoria, Australia. Processes surrounding the production and consumption of drugs are largely shaped by the influence of their legal status. The prohibition of drugs force users into segregated groups, in which drug use is equated with social bonding. In examining Lewis’ (2011) case study, ‘Heroin, the Heap, and the sleep of the dead’, it is shown that individuals with personal grievances find satisfaction not only in the neuropharmacological effects of drug use, but also the social bonds that arise alongside it....   [tags: Drug addiction, Recreational drug use, Drug]

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The Debate Over The Legalization Of Marijuana

- The topic of the legalization of marijuana is a highly debated topic now and days in America because it is such a controversial topic to deal with. This topic is very important because this is a major issue in today’s society. My standpoint of this argument is that this drug should not be legalized but only allowed in hospitals. This drug is one of the most highly abused drugs. This is due to the fact that the drug is so common now and days and many people who use this illegal drug never get caught....   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug, Drug addiction]

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Young Males, Modern Society, and Drug Use

- Young Males, Modern Society, and Drug Use To understand the use of drugs by young men and to review the literature in a coherent framework it is necessary to begin with an understanding of the term 'gender'. Gender is said to mean more than just male or female. Rather it is a description of the traits and attributes which society ascribes to each sex. Gender is distinguished from sex in that sex refers to biology, whereas gender refers to the cultural meanings and social constructs that are superimposed on the biological differences between the sexes....   [tags: Essays 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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The Argument Against Decriminalization Of Drugs

- 1. Explain the arguments for and against the decriminalization of drugs in the U.S. The points of interest for decriminalization of medications in the U.S is that it would lessen assets the administration cost by disposing of consumptions on forbiddance authorization, for example, anxieties, arraignment, and detainment. The cash can rather be supported towards treatment for all clients, drug counteractive action, and wrongdoing control in different ranges. Correctional facility and jail would be cleared of the individuals who have been captured and charged for ownership and utilization of medications this would likewise chop down the stresses and exchanging of AIDS, in return for drugs....   [tags: Drug addiction, Recreational drug use, Drug]

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Substance Abuse Among College Students

- My friend who was smarter than anyone I knew let his life go from the use of an illicit drug. It all started from the simple but effective way of peer pressure which lead to his decline in life. He was an A and B student in college but after he started to get more addicted to marijuana he derailed from the path he was set on. The physical addiction caused him to not care and if he had marijuana everything was fine, which lead him to drop out of college. All because he was addicted to marijuana.” Substance abuse among college students requires specific attention because of the unique circumstances and characteristics of drug-taking behavior in this population....   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug, Drug addiction]

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The Prometheus Radio Project Website

- The Prometheus Radio Project website (http://hzi.mytravel.com/m2l) defined recreational drug use as the use of psychoactive drugs to change one 's mental state such that it modifies emotions, perceptions, and feelings for recreational purposes. It is believed that people use recreational drugs to induce feelings of relaxation, calmness and a to also create a state of alertness and increase energy boost. Recreational drugs ranges from alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and caffeine taken for their effects on altering bodily consciousness but have not been ‘prescribed for medical reasons’ (Wolf, 2007)....   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug, Psychoactive drug]

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Psychoactive Substances And Its Effects On The Central Nervous System

- A drug is considered psychoactive if it has an effect on the central nervous system which alters a person’s thought and behavior (Cole & Cole, 1963). Humans have had a long-running affair with psychoactive substances and have responded to the demand for them with both altruism and opportunism. While much of pharmaceutical industry genuinely seeks and works for the betterment of mankind, it is also driven and influenced by capitalism and power struggles. This has been the case since man first discovered that substances can be refined, combined and consumed to provide physical and mental relief from suffering....   [tags: Drug, Recreational drug use, Pharmaceutical drug]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- For decades now the government has been deciding on whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, keep it as a schedule one drug, or to legalize it for medical use. Both sides of the argument have some valid points that I agree with and some that I don’t. When you start to look at actual facts of marijuana it really doesn’t make much sense to have it as a schedule one drug. A schedule one drug is classified as having a high potential for abuse and the potential to create severe psychological and physical dependence....   [tags: Drug addiction, Recreational drug use]

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