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The Effects Of Marijuana On The Developing Brain

- In this article, Kristen Weir reviews the effects marijuana has on the developing brain. As more states are now legalizing marijuana for not only medical but recreational use, many medical doctors and psychologist fear the long-term effects. Many of marijuana’s long-term effects are still unknown even though it is one of the most widely used illegal substance in the United States. Recreational use in states that marijuana is legalized in only pertains to citizens 21 or older. Even with the age restrictions, some doctors still fear the legalization of marijuana recreational will allow the drug to become more accessible to younger adults or adolescences....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Criteria for Substance Abuse

- According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), substance abuse is characterized as, “a pattern of substance use leading to significant impairment or distress” (American Psychological Association [APA], 2013, para. 1). Table one of the DSM on Criteria for Substance Abuse and Dependency notes impairment or distress manifest in one or more of the following ways, in a 12 month period: “Failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, and home, frequent use of substances in situations in which it is physically hazardous, frequent legal problems, and continued use despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems.”(APA, 2013, para....   [tags: substance abuse, drug use, dsm]

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Preventing Adolescents From Using Illegal Drugs

- In today’s society, everybody is encountered with drugs at least once. The reason for this is due to family, friends, or references in the media. Teenagers are often influenced by their peers to do drugs, and they need to be tested at their schools to prevent adolescents from partaking in this activity because the number of their peers will diminish. However, there are people who believe that testing students is against their constitutional rights. On the other hand, there are those who believe that it needs to be done to protect adolescents from using illegal drugs....   [tags: Drug, Recreational drug use, Illegal drug trade]

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Effects Of Smoking Cannabis On The Body

- ElSohly, Mahmoud A. Marijuana and the Cannabinoids. Pages 237-252. Totowa, NJ: Humana, 2007. Web. 20 May 2016. This source comes from a book on cannabis. In this relevant chapter, it describes the effects of smoking cannabis on the body, such as increased heart rate and blood pressure for a short period of time. With chronic use, adverse effects on the lungs, reproductive organs, adverse effects on offspring (if used during pregnancy), or memory have been documented. Heavy use can also cause dependency, and possibly similar cancers as found in regular smokers (although too few studies have been conducted to draw conclusive results in this regard)....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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The Legalization Of Marijuana Truly Beneficial Or Detrimental For Society?

- Is the Legalization of Marijuana Truly Beneficial or Detrimental for Society. Marijuana is a drug that has had legalization remain a question in the United States for several years. In countries such as Bangladesh, North Korea, and Uruguay, marijuana is completely legal for recreational use. In America, the states Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska have also legalized the recreational use of marijuana. While there are many disadvantages of the use of it, there are also some useful advantages....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Hashish]

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Effects Of Marijuana On The United States

- In classrooms across America children learn about the first colonies and settlers growing crops like tobacco to ship back overseas to England. However, school systems do not teach about the hemp plants grown and sold in the new world as well (Abel). Cannabis sativa, also known as marijuana, captivated many people with its intriguing side effects for hundreds of years. From hunter gathers to teenagers today, the consumption of marijuana continuously appeals to large audiences. Before President Nixon passed the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 outlawing marijuana in the United States, the government only regulated pot through taxes (Houser and Rosacker)....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Recreational drug use]

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The Debate Over The Legal Prohibition Of Drugs

- Intro Drug laws are a highly controversial issue in several countries because there are many arguments for and against the legal prohibition of drugs. The main question that I will be focusing on is: Is the recreational use of illegal drugs, for pleasure or change, morally wrong or morally permissible. In order to analyze the debate over the morality drug use, it is required to take into consideration the various arguments that are established. Mainly arguments about the morality of humans using drugs for recreational use, along with utilitarian arguments over whether legalization or drug prohibition would be an improvement on the drug-related harm in our society....   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug, Prohibition, Morality]

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Should Drugs Be Legal Or Illegal?

- The 2015 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimated that a total of 246 million people used an illicit drug in 2013. The question of the legality of drugs is multi-layered. It is a question of health risks, economical gain, crime reduction, and morality. Each point is a separate argument within itself, but they all orbit the same question. Should drugs be legal or illegal. This question is one of the most asked and debated of all time. This article is focused on one point, and that is, the morality of drug legalization....   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug, Prohibition, Cannabis]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned

- Firstly, let me introduce what is performance enhancing drugs. In short called (PEDs), PEDs are those substances which help the people to enhance their performance. It is believed some of the greatest sports achievements were possible due to use of performance-enhancing substances. From the past to present use of performance enhancing drugs has become mainstream in the sports. Not only athletics, but non-athletic are also using this drug. “In the United States, an estimated 1 to 3 million people have used anabolic steroids....   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug, United States]

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The Issue Of Legalizing Marijuana

- The issue of legalizing marijuana has been around for decades and there are many people on either side of the issue. Millions of people support the legalization of marijuana and those people have reasons as to why they think marijuana should be legalized throughout the United States. People for the legalization of the drug argue it will boost the already weak economy and bring in large sums of money for the national and state governments. Another claim they have made is that it will help prevent the war on drugs in Mexico and the public concern for the war has given momentum to the cause of legalizing marijuana....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Cannabis]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- A large part of the reason that marijuana is such a pandemic today, is that it is sold illegally across the United States. If marijuana were to be sold as a domestic product in the United States, the government would have to truly crack down on the sale of illegal cannabis. This would mean the United States would have to shut down illegal pot farms and go to war with extremely well-funded and dangerous drug cartels. The difficulty behind shutting down the illegal cannabis in the United States is that it is a billion dollar a year enterprise....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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Drug and Alcohol Use by Student Athletes

- Drug and Alcohol Use by Student Athletes The topic that I have chosen is student athletes' use of drugs and alcohol. I'm interested to see if the old theory that student athletes tend to stay away from these things still holds true today. From my own personal experience as a former high school and college football player, I doubt that this is true. I'd also like to find some studies that may compare student athletes to the general student body to see if there is a correlation of usage between these two groups....   [tags: Papers]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- ... After taking a very small amount of the marijuana in a half-muffin, JJ took a dramatic turn in his academics, his social life, and his attitude completely turned around for the better. It was a miracle. It was a very strong and emotional article that should change the minds of a few non-believers in medical marijuana, not recreational marijuana. If a child is in this sort of predicament and suffers from such an extreme combination of disorders and medical marijuana is the only thing that will have any positive effect on them, then who are we to keep that from that poor child....   [tags: drug use, cannabis]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- How would the legalization of marijuana change the world. The debate whether marijuana should be legalized has been around for ages. Within the article “Legalize Marijuana. Not So Fast” the authors known as the “Christian Science Monitor” tries to convince its readers about the danger marijuana may bring if legalized. Currently a majority of the Nation is for the legalization of marijuana, I am not of that majority. It’s been stated within the article, although marijuana can’t kill its user directly, it may play in a key factor in one’s sudden illness or death....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Recreational drug use]

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Should Marijuana Be Banned?

- Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is a flowering plant that is generally used in hemp fiber, but is popular as a psychoactive active drug when in a dried state. It usually grows about 8 to 12 feet high. It contains THC which is what induces what is a feeling of relaxation. THC is known as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol which reacts with certain molecules in the brain to induce a high feeling. THC levels in marijuana vary. It has become a popular topic in in politics on its legality in many countries exclusively the United States....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Medicine]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- In the most recent nationwide vote, twenty-three states (Bosworth) ruled in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. With many people worried about the issues associated with recreational marijuana, they may not realize some of the health benefits that come along with this drug. Now that nearly half of the American states have legalized use of medical marijuana, the federal government should make its use legal in all fifty states. One major benefit of marijuana for medical use is its ability to combat pain and nausea....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Law]

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Co-occurring Disorders in Adolescents

- Co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders are quite prevalent in today’s society. Treatment and prevention of co-occurring disorders are both critical topics. However, professionals across the board cannot seem to agree on what is the best way to approach these topics. Perhaps the most ‘at-risk’ demographic for substance use are adolescents, ages 12 – 17. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2011) Thankfully, more and more research has been conducted in the areas of adolescents and co-occurring disorders over the past few decades....   [tags: Teen Drug Use, Mental Health]

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Medical Marijuana Is Favorable Treatment

- Marijuana is generally referred to with a negative connotation identified as a recreational street drug, but that is not always the case. Medical marijuana is favorable treatment because it acts as an: anti-nauseate, appetite stimulant, anti-spasmodic, anti-convulsant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, immune system modulator, anxiolytic, anti-depressant, and a harm reducer. Marijuana is not a drug that should be messed with unless authorized by a doctor. A speaker, paralyzed from the waist down was intoxicated when waterskiing at the age of 23 and spoke to an audience of 6th and 7th graders about the dangers of marijuana....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Psychoactive drug]

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The Alcohols/Drug Scale Identifies Use in Youth

- The alcohol/drug use scale has 8 questions identify significant drug/alcohol use in youth; and the angry-irritable scale has 9 items that identify feelings of anger, frustration, irritability, etc., and a high score indicates at risk for impulsive behavior (Roe-Sepowitz and Krysik, 2008). The depressed-anxious scale has 9 items and focus on depression and anxiety symptoms; and somatic complaints scale contains 6 items about bodily aches and pains and physical manifestations of anxiety which might indicate a disorder or physical illness injury (Roe-Sepowitz and Krysik, 2008)....   [tags: offenders, abuse, victims]

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Marijuana, Weed, And Marijuana

- Cannabis, weed and marijuana, this herb is known by many names, the main chemical sought out by recreational users that enables them to achieve the psychoactive “high” feeling is known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol also known as THC. THC allows the release of dopamine into your brain which is the chemical that results in happiness. Another major chemical found in marijuana is Cannabidiol (CBD) that aides many medical uses. Marijuana is made from the dried shredded leaves of the cannabis sativa and comes in a variety of different forms such as being pressed down into oil and vaporized, cooked into food as edibles, or just in the ground in its herbal form and smoked....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Drug addiction]

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Legalization Of Marijuan Economic And Societal Effects

- Legalization of Marijuana: The Economic and Societal Effects The legalization of marijuana and other controlled substances is a highly discussed and controversial topic. Opponents have generally repeated arguments formed from long lasting government propaganda in the past, and proponents have been working tirelessly to break down those preconceptions. There are many arguments for and against the legalization of marijuana, and in many ways it is the same discussion that led to the end of prohibition....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Recreational drug use]

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It 's A Metallic Gold Coin, A Little Bit Bigger Than A Dollar Coin

- It’s a metallic gold coin, a little bit bigger than a dollar coin and smaller than fifty cent piece. On one side a dream catcher is inscribed and on the other a native American prayer that goes,” Great Spirit, Whose voice I hear in the wind, Whose breath gives life to the world, Hear me, I Come to you as one of your many children, I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom, May I walk in beauty.” It was given to me by my counselor Randy, who of which I met the beginning of this year and will be forever grateful for his guidance....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Recreational drug use]

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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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High Price, By Dr. Hart

- Coming from a different country, it is my very first time to study about drugs. One of reasons to choose this course was that course it was related to my major. Similarly, I chose the choice project for the book group discussion and read “High Price” for this course. I made this discussion after watching the youtube video by Dr. Hart. The video by Dr. Hart appealed as a trailer to me and seemed very fascinating and unique rather than something general. As a psychology major with an interest to learn more about neuroscience, this book seemed to be a perfect fit both for learning about drugs and neuroscience....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Recreational drug use]

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Doing Drugs Before One Can Vote

- Doing Drugs Before One Can Vote The danger that teens face with the temptation of drugs is all too real. The means to obtain drugs is already abundant. All kids need is some bad parenting and emotional trauma and they’re right on their way to becoming a statistic that Americans read about in text books. If the millennial generation was more informed on the dangers that are posed then maybe teenagers have a chance. Informing teenagers about the dangers of drugs isn’t enough because the only thing that can truly give someone the knowledge and wisdom about a certain subject matter is experience, which is problematic because that is exactly the thing that is trying to be avoided....   [tags: Drug addiction, Recreational drug use, Prohibition]

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Effects Of Substance Abuse And Addiction

- Something what is interesting to note in the days we are living, is about the effect what drugs are causing in many people, whether they are obtained legally through medical prescriptions or those that are illegally obtained, due to the fact of the effect that they can cause in the individuals as irreversible and many times fatal. I believe that there are many factors in the development of substance abuse and addiction can occur in a person. Most however, something to consider is what it said in the text that: “Theories of the roots of addiction emphasize a combination of genetic factors, environmental influences, and excessive use of psychoactive drugs or compulsive behaviors.” (William E....   [tags: Drug addiction, Recreational drug use, Addiction]

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Persuasive Essay : Medical Marijuana

- Persuasive Essay Medical Marijuana Opioids, narcotics, stimulants, and central nervous system depressants are commonly prescribed drugs to treat a variety of disorders and diseases. However because of their mind-altering or psychoactive effects, they are often abused and can be detrimental to your health. Marijuana when used for medical reasons can be very effective in treatment for controlling symptoms and diseases. There are many reasons that the federal government should consider legalizing marijuana for medical use....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Recreational drug use]

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The Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

- The legalization of recreational use of Marijuana is the beginning of the demoralization of the American Way. Marijuana has been characterized as the gateway drug, or the drug that leads to the use of harder more potent drugs. The fact that people use medicinal Marijuana to aid in things such as pain or relief of nausea from cancer treatment does not mean that it should be used for recreational purposes. Opioids such as Oxycontin is legal in all states, and prescribed for pain, however once it is sold on the streets or not used by the patient it is prescribed for becomes illegal....   [tags: Drug addiction, Recreational drug use, Cannabis]

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The Legalization Of Recreational Drugs

- Recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin have been discussed about being legalized almost as long as they have been around. In attempt to solve this issue you must look at the pros and cons if this were to happen. We must analyze and understand how this would affect our government, as well as society and each individual person, which is just as important, maybe even more. When looking at The situation through the Branford runner and the value analysis screen perspective, The evidence support why they should not the legalize recreational drugs....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Recreational drug use]

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Marijuana Laws And Regulations On The Possession And Sale Of Marijuana

- Each country has their own laws and regulations on the possession and sale of marijuana. This all started in 1937 because of the cannabis prohibition. For centuries people have been unable to decide if marijuana is bad or good. Throughout history, when things go wrong, people need to have something to blame and at the time that thing was marijuana. People and the government became scared of it, so they started making regulations and laws against it. It was considered to be a dangerous drug for at least one-hundred years, and has not been allowed in the US for quite some time; at least until the last fifteen years or so....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Let the Farmers Grow When someone asks me about what I remember being taught about marijuana, growing up I instantly remember the infomercials showing a frying pan with an egg frying saying “This is your brain on drugs”. I always heard marijuana kills brain cells. Then I remember being taught marijuana is the gateway drug. I also remember hearing that all stoners are lazy and just sit around smoking pot and live with their parents. These are all myths that I want to help clear up now. Although many people view marijuana as a gateway drug or even view it as dangerous, marijuana should be legalized in the United States, because of the generation of revenue, creation of jobs, medication of pat...   [tags: Cannabis, Drug addiction, Recreational drug use]

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Should Marijuana Be Legal For Medical Purposes?

- The public 's opinions on the legalization of marijuana has changed dramatically over the years. Of the public, 84% were against the legalization in 1969, while only 12% were in favor of its legalization. In recent surveys it has been found that around 53% of Americans are in favor of the legalization of marijuana whereas 44% oppose it. There has been twenty states, in total, that have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes only. Throughout the United States, there have been laws passed involving the use of marijuana, recently Nevada, California, and Massachusetts have passed these laws allowing for both medical and recreational use of marijuana....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Law, Recreational drug use]

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Should Marijuana Be Legal? Marijuana?

- The Marijuana Debate Cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, is a highly controversial substance in regards to its’ use for medicinal or recreational purposes. The term marijuana refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant which are most commonly smoked for their psychoactive properties. The current research on marijuana as a medicine and recreational drug is inconclusive, but as research continues and legislation is relaxed marijuana can be utilized to its full potential and may be a good replacement for tobacco, alcohol, and some prescription drugs....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Drug addiction]

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Comparing Anxiety and Drug Use in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Sign of the Four

- Anxiety and Drug Use in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Sign of the Four The life experiences and writings of the Victorians are peppered with anxiety.  External influences such as sweeping change or fear of change can produce unease, as seen in the their anxious attitude toward Darwinism and colonialization, which greatly influenced the political, spiritual, and psychological landscape of nineteenth century England.  However, for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Drug Legalization: Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational Use

- Two years ago, voters of Colorado and Washington State made the decision to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Since then other states have started to rethink the drug. The uprising in turn has affected how some people think about the drug. It has been said to help stop seizures and other medical issues. Even though it does work for these issues, regular drug users that do not need the drug continue to abuse it. Now, some people believe legalizing other drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine would leave a positive impact....   [tags: colorado and washington state, unsafe environment]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Marijuana is a dried mixture of leaves that come in a variety of green/gray colors. They are derived from the hemp plant. They can be smoked (bong, pipe, cigarette, resin) or ingested (edibles, cooking). The effects from the plant come from the main chemical present called THC, and other similar cannabinoid compounds present in marijuana (NIH, 2016). Marijuana acts on brain cell receptors and makes them overact, this causes the “high” that users feel. Some rapid effects of euphoria, increased heart rate, and decreased pain....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Drug addiction]

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Should Marijuana Be Legal?

- Marijuana is sensitive drug that many people have different opinions about. Marijuana, also commonly known as cannabis, pot, and weed, has been a topic of conversation for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for around forty years. Marijuana is a helpful drug that sends tax money to the government and in its plant form can be used for resources such as paper. On the other hand ingesting marijuana can lead to addiction and cause driving under the influence. Through understanding, compromise, and further research marijuana can be seen as a drug that can have a positive impact on society....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Recreational drug use, Cannabis]

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Effects of Legalizing Marijuana

- It has come to my attention a very specific topic I would like to discuss. Many states have appealed to the use of medicinal marijuana, but I think it is time to broaden the spectrum nationally. With states like California with medicinal marijuana legal, many of the patients who need it and benefiting greatly. We can even further it to legalizing recreational and industrial use nationally. The amount of taxes being collected will far surpass your expectations. Some background information, I am from the Northwestern part of Ohio....   [tags: medical marijuana, weed, pot, drug use]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Puff, puff pass is what the youth say today when smoking marijuana. There are countless people who believe that marijuana is a gateway drug to other recreational drugs utilized today. However, marijuana has been around for decades being utilized for medicinal purposes. Consequently, marijuana can help treat certain diseases such as cancer and glaucoma. The poor reputation of marijuana is due to the illegal use of it, sale and crime on the street. Ensuring the use of marijuana medically can bring more to the community legally and give positive results for those who utilize it for that purpose....   [tags: Medical cannabis, Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Mary Jane in Cali Marijuana has been illegal in the United States since The Marijuana Tax act in 1937. During that time, illegalizing the drug was agreed upon, but starting in the early 1960’s marijuana became more popular, and now more and more people want to legalize it. This new state of mind about marijuana has got some states already legalizing the drug and some considering it. On November 8th California and eight other states will have a proposition on the presidential election ballot that allows voters to decide whether recreational marijuana is legal in the states....   [tags: Law, United States, Recreational drug use]

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Should Marijuana Be Legal?

- Marijuana is any form of the cannabis plant intended for use as a drug or for medical purposes. Currently, marijuana is federally illegal for both medical and recreational use. Marijuana has many effects that make it an effective medical treatment for chronic illnesses and its anxiety-relieving and euphoric side effects make it a recreational drug that poses little adverse side effects. Because of Marijuana’s possible medical effectiveness, personal benefit, finical gain and constitutional right, marijuana should be legal....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Immune system]

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The Use of Melittin As An Anti-cancer Drug

- Over the centuries, the venom of animals has had its range of uses, from cosmetics to the treatment of various illnesses. Quite some years ago, there was a mortality study conducted on beekeepers, which showed that there was a slightly lower mortality incidence of cancer in beekeepers than in normal people [1]. This sparked and interest into the venom of honeybees (Apis meliffera) [2] and its effects on cancerous cells. Bee venom is used to treat a variety of conditions. One condition that seems to be most popular in all the research is cancer....   [tags: bee venom, cancer, melittin]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Marijuana has always been viewed as the “safe” drug, and most don’t consider it really to be a drug. Many claim that it’s just an herb that has been put on the planet for us to benefit from. It is said to be the gateway drug leading to other drug usage. There have always been questions about safety of marijuana consumption. Is it good for you. Is it nothing but an herb form of medicine that has been labeled as bad. Over the years these questions have been debated and whether we should legalize pot nationwide....   [tags: Law, Drug addiction, Recreational drug use]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Marijuana legalization has been in the air for a while now and is a heavily debated subject on both the national and local government agenda. While many are concerned marijuana in our society is unnecessary and will be the start of a downward spiral, DuPont and Barthwell, authors of the op-ed article “Op-ed: Don’t legalize marijuana. It’s addictive” in The Seattle Times, seem quite certain that marijuana, as a legal drug, will cause a rise in addiction. While the authors make a valid argument that marijuana, like any other recreational substance, can be addictive, it would be best to legalize the drug because of future revenue through taxation, a decrease in crime rate due to less drug traff...   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Recreational drug use]

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Legalizing Marijuana On The Federal Level

- Legalizing marijuana on a federal level can prove to be very beneficial to America in various ways, especially if it is taxed and regulated the same as alcohol or tobacco products. Of course opposes of marijuana legalization proclaim that there are no benefits and that legalization would only add to drug abuse in America especially with adolescents. However, tobacco and alcohol are used far more among teens; marijuana use among teenagers has decreased to 7.2% in 2007 as opposed to 8.2% in 2002, yet all three are illegal for teens (Johnson)....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Recreational drug use, Law]

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Research Study on Metformin, a Drug and Its use for Antipsychotic Treatment

- Background Weight-gain, which is associated with antipsychotic treatments, is one of the most important concerns in a psychiatric management. Not only it creates self-esteem issues, but it also leads to serious health problems such as cardiovascular diseases or early death.1 As a matter of fact, there are no effective pharmacological treatments to facilitate weight-loss in psychiatric patients. However, there are some current studies showing Metformin can reduce metabolic rate. As a result, it is considered as a drug of choice in this specific population....   [tags: Weight Gain, Metabolism]

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Mike Miginnis’ Navigators

- “When all else fails, there is always delusion” (Conan Obrian). People can only have so much tragedy in their lives before they need an escape, but an escape only lasts so long and they have to face reality sooner or later. Life goes on with or without you and you can’t escape it. You can’t hide from reality. This theme is seen in Mike Miginnis “Navigators” and other literary works such as Arthur Miller’s “The Death of a Salesman”. It can also be seen in everyday life when people play video games or use drugs to forget their problems....   [tags: literary works, drug use, gaming]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Carl Sagan, a world-renowned astronomer had once said that “The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” Carl Sagan as he is a man that recognizes the full potential of marijuana. Carl realizes that instead of discriminating the drug, it should be embraced as its usages exceed the dangers one might believe marijuana can cause to one’s body or society....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Cannabis, Crime]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Gabe Miller Amber Wolak 5/11/15 It is the year 2015 meaning election season is right around the corner. In California one of the major political debates and initiatives will be to legalize and fully decriminalize the use of recreational marijuana. California has always been the jewel of America since the manifest destiny and the discovery of gold. Whether it be from its great people of all backgrounds with our progressive minds, the great scenery if go down Highway 1, or in the entertainment world....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Recreational drug use, Cannabis]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- I believe that marijuana should be legalized. Currently marijuana is legal, for both medicinal and recreational use in 24 states and The District of Columbia; with that, I don’t see why it can’t be legalized in all 50. Marijuana has more than 50 different uses, the main one being for medicinal purposes. I weed were to become legal, it would clear out a lot of space in our prisons. Which would help us to rebuild our economy. Also, it would fuel economic growth by creating a new income for the United States....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, United States]

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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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Living With No Purpose

- This piece is nothing but the contents of my brain. It is the regurgitation of the thoughts and philosophies that have gathered dust in my mind through the months I’ve been idle. This whole thought process was ignited by a “déjà vu” that occurred Saturday the 9th. Years ago I would attend parties and, instead of gargling down mass amounts of alcohol or dabbling in illegal substances, I observed and analyzed the people around me. Doing this gave me a deeper understanding of myself and I was a better person for it....   [tags: drug and alcohol use]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- This debate has been very prevalent in society and in politics. Experts, politicians, and people alike have been debating among themselves whether or not marijuana should be legalized in America. Marijuana is a drug that can be smoked or eaten. It is grown from the ground and gives the user a sense of a hallucinogenic high. It goes by many names such as Mary Jane, kush, grass, weed, pot, green, cannabis, hemp, or chronic. Some say that marijuana is not as bad as alcohol. Some say that marijuana is safe....   [tags: medical use, gateway drug, cannabis, treatment]

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Prescription Drug Overdose

- Almost 40,000 people die every year from overdosing on prescription medicine. Solutions to this overdose issue include alternate treatments, the disposal of leftover medicine and unused prescriptions, and providing Narcan to those using prescription medicine, which is a medicine to reverse an overdose. 58% of overdoses are caused by medicine. For 1 death: 10 people are admitted for treatment of drug abuse, 32 ER visits for drug abuse, 130 abuse prescription drugs, and 825 are nonmedical prescription drug users....   [tags: substance use and abuse]

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Why Drug Trafficking Continues to Rise Despite the Risks Involved

- Drug use around the world is very common. According to Drug Trafficking, “The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that 208 million people worldwide use drugs annually on at least one occasion.” Illegal drug trafficking is an increasing issue around the world that many people are not aware of. This issue causes problems to people everywhere, whether they are involved with drugs or not. Cocaine use has many harmful effects for people. For example, it can cause problems in a child if a mother uses it during pregnancy....   [tags: cocaine smuggling and use]

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The Use Of Illicit Drugs

- The use of illicit drug in America The word drug, according to the textbook “Drug, Society, and Human Behavior” defines drug as any substance, natural or artificial, other than food, that by its chemical nature alters the structure or function in the living organism.”(pg 5). From the definition, we can denote that drug in itself is not destructive, but when it is used outside of its purpose with the sore aim of recreational purpose, than it is considered hazard....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Heroin, Drug addiction, Drug]

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Drugs And Substance Use Disorders

- Using substances in excess can lead to substance use disorders. Substances that are abused include prescription medications used to treat anxiety, insomnia, or pain; legal substances such as alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and household chemicals; and ille-gal substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin. Chronic exposure to a substance often results in physiological dependence.Each of these substances can create physical; social; psychological; and, some-times, legal problems. Addiction involves compulsive drug-seeking behavior and a loss of control over drug use....   [tags: Heroin, Morphine, Drug, Drug addiction]

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The Drug Of Drug Addiction

- Drug addiction is a chronic which always the brain disease is relapsed that leads to the seeking of compulsive drugs (NIH 2012). Nowadays, drug abuse still is a serious issue for a long time although the government tries to control the drugs by rigorous imprisonment and better education program. Some people cannot understand that why and how people can be a drug addicted person. And the drug users are regarded as the lack of moral principles or willpower (National Institute on Drug Abuse 2012). People think there is no way to reduce the number of the people who take drugs, so drugs should be legalized....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Drug, Heroin]

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The Making and Use of Methamphetamine

- The making and use of Methamphetamine is a serious danger to the health and safety of people and to our society. Meth is a highly addictive drug that has a high potential for abuse. Such popularity on this drug is based on the easy access to the ingredients used to make it. The drug is synthetic, and can be made anywhere from a kitchen to a camper trailer converted into labs. A high number of these meth labs end up being raided by the police or exploding from improper mixing. There’s little to no positive outcomes from using the drug, however; there is still a worldwide epidemic of addiction....   [tags: drug, addiction, meth, abuse]

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Treatment Of Substance Use Disorders

- The route to drug addiction originates with taking drugs and over a period of time, an individual’s capability to choose not to do so becomes compromised, and as a result trying to find and consuming the drug becomes uncontrollable. This behavior results mainly from the effects of continued drug exposure on brain functioning. Alcohol, cocaine, and cannabis are just a few things that thousands of Americans can get treatment for. Many of the goals of treatment include abstinence, no alcohol or drug use at all, or controlled use, the idea that substance abusers may be able to use substance under control....   [tags: drug addictions, brain functions]

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Heroin Use, Drugs, And Drugs

- Heroin Use in Tucson AZ. Over the years a terrible drug called Heroin has increase its demand in Tucson Arizona, the main problem is the "prescriptions of opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin and Vicodin can have effects similar to heroin when taken in doses or in ways other than prescribed, and they are currently among the most commonly abused drugs in Arizona and in the whole United States". (NIH), other very common factor why many people of Tucson are using Heroin is because it is a very cheap drug that you can get in the street value between only 15 to 20 US dollars and is very easy to find Heroin in the streets as many people say, you could almost find a dealer in every corner...   [tags: Heroin, Drug addiction, Arizona]

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Effects Of Alcohol Use On Children

- The hardest part for many parents who are recovering may be facing up to the effects of their drug or alcohol use on their children. Children of all ages suffer when a parent abuses alcohol or drugs. Even if you were always home physically, your children experienced a psychological or emotional absence when parents abuse drugs or alcohol. They may have neglected or abused their children, or allow them to be neglected or abused by someone else. Typically, children of all ages experience confusion, fear, worry, sadness, and anger—but children show and express their feelings differently....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Substance abuse]

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Drug Trafficking And Drug Abuse

- For years the force has been dealing with drug problems within our communities trying to end it, but it seems like the problem will never end. There are many forces working against drugs but being that teens are the main users there is only so much that can be done to prevent the situation from growing. Many communities have their own drug prevention program problem is, many don’t have the funding or support they need to make a change. The problem isn’t just drug usage it’s also drug dependency and drug sales which is growing and finding its ways into our schools and children’s lives....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Benzodiazepine]

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Drug Legalization

- This paper will prove that America’s drug laws are ineffective and cause more harm than good. The notion that a state of freedom exists in America is completely voided by narcotic laws. Narcotic laws cause a black market, which raises the prices of drugs to astronomical levels. These high prices cause drug addicts to turn to crime in order to support their habit. There exists substantial evidence that marijuana is less harmful than legal product like alcohol or nicotine. The war on drugs is comparable to the Vietnam War in its harm on the current generation of minorities....   [tags: Drugs Argumentative Use Essays]

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The Destruction of Baseball: Steroid Use

- Major League Baseball has major problems and chief among them is the alarming increase in steroid use by professional baseball players. Many authors and journalists discuss this topic by citing statistics and studies, but illustrator Adam Zyglis provides an astounding, compelling argument using nothing but a pen and paper to support his point. His remarkable caricature is a depiction of a baseball with the New York Yankees insignia stamped in the center with the number thirteen beneath the symbol....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Drug Testing]

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Psychoactive Substance Use And Substance Abuse

- Throughout societies, individuals from time to time are constantly faced with inevitable life circumstances and crises in varying areas of their lives where they are forced to employ coping strategies as a way of dealing with their situations. Such skills can either be healthy or unhealthy where effectiveness varies and is based on subjective reports derived from individuals. Likewise, within the field of mental health, individuals encounter struggles in different areas including emotional, social, cognitive and psychological where their ability to engage in effective reasoning and problem solving becomes impaired thus allowing them to become incapable of making appropriate decisions....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Substance abuse, Drug]

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It's Time for Mandatory Drug Testing in Major League Baseball

- Imagine a drug that would turn anyone from a slim, slender, frail being to a masculine, bodybuilding physique, increasing strength and endurance to help boost performance level in any sport. Without knowing the side effects would you take this drug. This drug known as an anabolic androgenic steroid has been used by many professional athletes to help improve their performance level. Anabolic androgenic steroids are a synthetic derivative of the male hormone testosterone used to build muscle mass....   [tags: Use of Anabolic Steroids]

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Drug Addiction : A Drug Addict

- Placing a drug addict in prison will not cure their addiction. Addicts need rehabilitation and proper treatment, something they are not receiving in prison. Drug addicts need a drug-free place to cure their addiction, and that is not what they receive. With billions of tax dollars being set aside to fund prisons, only the smallest fraction is spent providing substance abuse treatment to those who really need it. More attention needs to be brought to individuals with drug addictions in prison. If improved substance abuse treatment was provided, addicts would not be getting arrested and coming back to prison, or living off government subsidies and using millions of government tax dollars....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin, Prison]

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Substance Use And Substance Abuse

- When you hear the word addiction, the first thoughts that come to mind are those regarding alcoholics and users of illicit drugs. In reality, as recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and referred to as substance-use disorders, it encompass’ ten classes of drugs: alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, inhalants, pain-killers, anti-anxiety medications, sedatives, stimulants, tobacco and unknown substances. These substance-use disorders are commonly referred to as substance abuse or substance addictions, but the term ‘dependance’ is more appropriate and accurately depicts the type individual’s that suffer from these disorders....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Withdrawal, Heroin]

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Effective Substance Use And Abuse

- The name of my program is “Better Days Ahead.” Better Days Ahead (BDA) is a program that targets and helps adolescence reduce the urge and need for substance use / abuse. Mission Statement Better Days Ahead programs’ mission is to present adolescence with educational, economical, and comprehensive substance abuse services at our facility and through our community based connection. We also strive to render our services to adolescence and others who may need them within our communities. By doing so, Better Days Ahead program fosters the ability to assist adolescence towards helping themselves diminish the urge for substance use and abuse....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Heroin, Buprenorphine]

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Substance Abuse And Substance Use Disorder

- When talking about excessive drug and/or alcohol use you hear many different terms: substance abuse, substance dependence, and addiction. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) uses the term substance use disorder combining previous substance abuse and substance dependence categories into a single category during an update of the DSM in 2013 (“The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction: The Basics”, n.d.). Impaired control, social impairment, risky use, tolerance, and withdrawal are all symptoms the DSM has associated with substance use disorders (“The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction: The Basics”, n.d.)....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Dopamine]

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The Drug Problem Of Drug Addiction

- Determining If Your Adult Loved One Has a Drug Problem If someone you love has an addiction to drugs, you are undoubtedly wondering how best to help them. For some people, they must hit rock bottom, and then the question becomes how to let an addict hit rock bottom. However, with early intervention, there may be no reason to watch your love one hit rock bottom. Early intervention is the key to success. Drug addiction is becoming common, especially with opioids. Evidence of this is with the recent CARA Bill and opiod addiction legislature at the federal level....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Opioid, Substance abuse]

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Substance Use Evidence Based Practices

- Substance Use Evidence Based Practices Evidence based practices are required for SSW’s to assist adolescents with valuable substance use prevention and intervention services. Interventions used to address the issue of substance use should be researched and outcome based, and specific to clients’ needs (NASW, 2013). SSW’s also understand that interconnected systems impact individuals such as, family, school, and community systems, (Bronfenbrenner, 1979). Thus, a combination of interventions at various systems can assist in the goal of reducing substance use....   [tags: Drug addiction, Problem solving]

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The Problem Of Teenage Substance Use

- Addiction can be defined as the use of a drug or stimulus that has unreasonably taken control of a person’s behaviour. (Scollo & Winstanley 2012). It is a serious and complex issue hence the social determinants of health need to be addressed to the community and be used to guide nurses with knowledge to use in the nursing practice. Addiction to drug use has contributed to thousands of deaths, social and family disruption, violence, crime and workplace issues. In 2013, over 40% of Australians consumed alcohol, smoked tobacco or used illicit drugs at risky levels making them more likely to become addicted....   [tags: Public health, Health, Addiction, Drug addiction]

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Mental Illness And Substance Use

- Mental Illness and Substance Use Arthur J. Lurigio, Harry K. Wexler, and Roger H. Peters. "Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Criminal Justice System: A New Frontier of Clinical Practice and Research." Editorial. American Psychological Association. 2015. Web. 29 Feb. 2016. In this article, Artur Lurigio, Harry Wexler, and Roger Peters discuss the relationship that drugs and mental illness has with criminals/prisoners. This article mainly analyzes how prevalent substance-use disorders are within prisons, the reasons why, and the correlation between crime, substance use, and mental illness....   [tags: Mental illness, Mental disorder, Drug addiction]

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The Effects Of Drug Abuse On The Drug Addiction

- When asking my client “What were three major events that had an impact on her life that may have influenced her addiction” they were: when she received her driver’s license, her job at the time and, her toxic boyfriend. Since my client started her addiction at a young age receiving her driver’s license had a major influence on her addiction because she now had more access to the drugs that she was doing. Her job at the time also had an impact because not only did she receive a paycheck to buy the drugs but, she also meet some negative people in her life that encouraged her addiction....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Substance abuse, Drug]

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The Use Of Marijuana, Prescribed Or Non Prescribed?

- The use of marijuana, prescribed or non-prescribed, is an incorrect decision because of the effects it has on its user, including addiction, behavioral changes, mental effects, inner body effects, and many physical effects. Marijuana is being used, medically and recreationally, more and more around the world every day. Many people believe marijuana is okay to be used medically. People that promote the use of medical marijuana believe that it can cure many illnesses and see it as the perfect medicine....   [tags: Cannabis, Drug addiction, Addiction, Chemotherapy]

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Drug Companies And The Drug Supply Chain

- The average price of insulin, increased 300 percent between 2002 and 2013. Isoproterenol, a drug that treats heart problems, was 2,500 percent higher in 2013 than in 2002. Digoxin, used for blood pressure, went up 637 percent in the same period. Many payers are left wondering why, drug companies feel the need to continue to increase list prices of these vital medications, and what other options they have other than paying these extremely high prices. Drug companies have given many excuses as to why they raise prices, but the only way, consumers will be able to afford medications, are if generic drugs are allowed on to the market., and brand name drugs are lowered....   [tags: Generic drug, Pharmacology]

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Howard Stevenson 's Use Of Marijuana

- Howard Stevenson is a 36 year old man who is used to almost a daily use of Marijuana. Howard lives with his girlfriend of six months in an apartment in the city. His use of Marijuana affects his life greatly leading to many troubles. The biggest problem he has is keeping a steady job, due to his excessive use of Marijuana he tends to have trouble focusing on his task at work, he even has a hard time keeping the smallest job. Howard’s use of the drug makes his life harder and affects him in a physical, emotional and mental way and it also affects his actions towards others around him, including his family....   [tags: Mother, Want, Drug addiction, WANT]

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Adverse Childhood Experience And The Connection Of Substance Use

- My research paper is on Adverse Childhood Experience and the connection to substance use. It relates to my project because it is on drug awareness.Why do people use drugs and how we can stop their use or addiction. I chose this topic because of my own personal experience with alcohol. I feel the need to inform others about the use and consequences. I want to save people from the use of drugs. Before it becomes an addiction or even nightmare. It is very important that I educate people about this to persuade them, to help them prevent and to stop their use as well as to help build community, school and individual understanding, resilience....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug, Substance abuse]

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