Addicts Essays

  • Internet Addicts in Danger

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    Internet Addicts in Danger Internet chat rooms have become a devastating disadvantage to the social interaction and growth of people in the world. More and more of the world’s youth are becoming addicted to Internet chat rooms. Not only are Internet chat room relationships leading to impersonal contact of people hiding flaws behind anonymity, they are leading to the abduction of many underage individuals. In an article published in The Age, a magazine in Melbourne, Australia, Doctor Mubarak

  • Sex Addicts Find Each Other Online

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    Sex Addicts Find Each Other Online To her friends and family, Mary Smith* is a young, hard-working psychology student who never seems to have time for fun. What they don't know is that Mary is a sex addict. Recently, her boyfriend of three months discovered her secret. After they broke up, Mary took her addiction one step further and started experimenting with strangers and bondage, spanking and rape fantasies using the Internet. Mary uses the Internet as her tool to find sex partners. Mary spends

  • Addiction is a Neurological Disorder

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    are not primarily mental or free will issues. Addictions are not about will power. The problems facing addicts, alcoholics, and their families are miserable, disgusting, and infuriating. They are often hopelessly discouraging. But to imagine that an addict "could change if he wanted to" is a serious misunderstanding of the long term dynamic of addictive disorder. The fact is precisely that an addict cannot change in the long run even if he wants to! That is the definition of addiction: "the loss of

  • Gun Control Laws - Should They Be Altered?

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    believe gun control laws should not be changed. After the many shootings in schools over the past two years, many people believe guns should be made illegal for civillians to posses or purchase guns. While this may make it difficult for minors, drug addicts, and people with mental deficiencies to get hold on a gun, The Constitution allows all citizens to possess arms to defend themselves, their families', and their property. However if guns were made illegal, there would still be people who would smuggel

  • Economics of Legalized Marijuana in Amsterdam

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    use of soft drugs, trafficking in cannabis products is still forbidden. Which has a great rise in the demand of better foreign plants that people desire hence raising the cost of the desired plant. Besides the possession of hash, the possession by addicts of hard drugs (an amount less than ½ gram of heroin, cocaine, or morphine) has been permitted. So even though there is legalized coffee shops there is still a need for hard drug dealers to sell those drugs. Legalized coffee shops does not diminish

  • Sexual Addiction and Treatment

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    sex addicts. An example would be a man who sits at his computer and engages in Internet pornography, regardless of the fact that he is married and his marriage is suffering because of his activities. Another example would be a woman that engages in extra-marital affairs, knowing this could end her marriage and possibly result in her being infected with a sexually transmitted disease. These are just two examples of possible compulsive sexual behaviors. To complicate things, sex addicts frequently

  • Goals And Accomplishing Your Dreams

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    Goals and Accomplishing Your Dreams For many years jobs such as doctors, accountants, and corporate executives were considered high profile . In the last decade, careers in the field of law have become more important due to the increasing number of lawsuits. One of my many long term goals is to become a tax lawyer. This is a goal I have held near to my heart form several years. I can see myself walking into a packed court room with my Italian suit and penny loafers on. The court room grows silent

  • Drugs Should NOT be Legal

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    the drug problem calls for decisive action. On September 5, 1989, President Bush called upon the United States to join in an all-out fight against drugs. The United States Congress reports an estimated 25 to 30 million addicts of illegal drugs worldwide. Not all users are addicts, but some of the 26 million regular users of illegal drugs in the United States are addicted. Reports of child abuse to New York social services tripled between 1986 and 1988 and most of the cases involved drug abuse

  • Legalization Of Drugs

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    illicit drugs. "Unlike the millions of alcoholics who can support their habits for relatively modest amounts, many cocaine and heroin addicts spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars a week" (Lindsmith Center). If the drugs to which they are addicted were much cheaper- which would be the case if they were legalized-the number of crimes committed by drug addicts to pay for their habits would, in all likelihood, decline. Even if a legal-drug policy included the a demand of relatively high taxes

  • Treatment is More Effective Than Jail for Drug Offenders

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    comes those who offend and have run-ins with the law. Our country deals with these drug-addicted offenders by placing them in jails for a year or longer, only to have them come back out to society when their sentence is over. They are still drug-addicts and so they return to the street only to commit yet another crime. From here the cycle of crime, arrest, jail, and return to society continues, solving absolutely nothing. Therefore, placing drug-addicted offenders in jails fails to confront the major

  • Naked Lunch and A Modest Proposal

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    debate on the morality of his proposal. Two hundred and thirty years later in 1959, William S. Burroughs published a novel entitled Naked Lunch, which dealt with the desperate struggle of drug addiction and the governments role in rehabilitating addicts. Inspired by Swifts Modest Proposal, Burroughs satirical portrait of drug addiction was also controversial. Both Swift and Burroughs addressed serious issues of their respective times, with both drug addiction and homeless still being relevant issues

  • The Perfect Drug

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    more, the addiction just enough to create a dependency that is both strong and invisible. We are so captivated by the false happiness of wealth that we fail to recognize the shallow truth of it all: that we are slaves to our money. Just like addicts to heroin, we cannot live without money, and we always crave more. However, just because we have more money doesn’t mean that we’ll have more to spend. We almost immediately will take any gained wealth and put it towards an increase in living

  • Opiates And The Law

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    phenomena, from catching individual users to deciding what to do with those who are convicted (DEA). Complicating the issue further is the ever-expanding list of substances available for abuse. Some are concocted in basements or bathtubs by drug addicts themselves, some in the labs of multinational pharmaceutical companies, and still others are just old compounds waiting for society to discover them. Almost overnight one such venerable substance (or class of substances) has been catapulted into

  • Investigative Report of Internet Addiction

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    what these people are failing to see is the connection between the very rapid growth of the Internet and the addiction problem. It is really simple logic the bigger the Internet get the more users will be which will lead to a bigger number of addicts that can have their lives as well as others corrupted by this behavior. The main objective of this paper is to make sure that all reader know and understand what Internet addiction is and how it can be solved or avoided. I can not offer a professional

  • coffee, tea, or opium

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    rapidly into China, but other countries found that highly addictive substances made great profits in exportation. The traders were not the only men making a quick dollar, but the middlemen, and the farmers as well. The people that fell short we the addicts themselves and the importing countries, due to the fact that the opium ran up uncontrollable trade deficits. England and other countries profited by exporting opium into China because these countries were receiving goods like tea and silk while China

  • Alcoholism: Recovery Experiences Between Men And Women

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    Alcoholism has been a fixture in our society since the first introduction of alcohol. Despite it being an equal opportunity disease, a large majority of not only the treatment, but also the research, has been about men. This lack of consideration of the different needs for men and women has led to many women going through recovery systems that do not address their experiences, and therefore do not allow them to take full advantage of that recovery system. This paper will attempt to look at the different

  • Homelessness in america

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    addiction problem, but they could be in a hard point financially, and could be driven to the streets because of money issues. The hard part for them is getting off the streets once they're on them. Since so much of their money goes to drugs, most drug addicts can't overcome being homeless once they have been for more than 6 months.(1) Mental illness is also a big issue causing homelessness. Approximately 22% of single white male homeless people are suffering from a severe mental illness.(1) The main reason

  • Rehabilitated Drug Addicts

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    Rehabilitated Drug Addicts Can Return To Normal Social Life Rehabilitation is a process and a journey required by a drug addict to transform into a normal individual who is able to lead an ordinary life. It is a life-long progression for an addict and entails a tremendous level of emotional support, love, understanding and patience. Converting to a new individual after long periods of substance abuse is not a small feat. Gorski and Miller expressed that ‘the recovery phase is usually a painful

  • Heroin Addicts In Trainspotting

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    Trainspotting follows a group of people who live in Leith who are heroin addicts as well as friends of said heroin addicts who take part in destructive behaviour. The addicts have little morals when it comes to deceiving their friends but the story is about their relationships with one and other and how they maintain the bond they share. It is set in the late 1980’s and the Sunday Times called it “the voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent.” The book gives a very bleak look into

  • The Addicts Next Door Summary

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    addiction crisis have been escalating dramatic in the past couple of years. The opioid crisis is affecting and destroying the addict's life, and the families that care for them. Reasons why addicts use drugs. In Margaret Talbot "The Addicts Next Door Talbot has a publisher explain how addicts feel. In Talbots "The Addicts next door" Michael Chalmers is a publisher of an Eastern Panhandle newspapers and observer feels that "people don’t feel like they have a purpose. There was a shame element in a smalltown