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Reason Why Teens Use Drugs - The reasons why teenagers use drugs. Drug use is the increasing problem among teenagers in today's High schools. Ever since the drug war of 1900, drugs have been a major problem in todays society. Use of drugs such as opium, morphine, and their derivatives were quite commonplace in nineteenth century America. While most students of contemporary high school drug education programs know about the use of coca leaves in early Coca-Cola and the opium trade with China, the matter of drug addiction at the turn of the century is much more extensive than usually acknowledged....   [tags: Drugs, Social Issues, Legal Issues] 325 words
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Losing Battle Against Drugs - Losing Battle Against Drugs The article, Losing Battle Against Drugs, is true. I agree with the article that the regulation of drugs into America is impossible to manage. You can spend millions and billions of dollars to decrease the drug trafficking but drugs are going to find another way into the country. For most people that are into drugs such as selling them I can see why they would want too. It’s obvious that it is against the law but if you can get away with it, you would have a lot of money in your pocket....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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Against drugs - Drugs should not be legalized because there would be an increase in drug abuse due to its availability. Legalized drugs would become cheaper and more appealing to people who previously had not tried drugs. Addicts who tend to stop, not by choice, would not stop because drugs would be more accessible if legalized. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is that the United States had 286 million dollars and 81,762 drug seizures due to drugs alone, but the bad news is that the number of prisoners has reached 70 percent which will cost the taxpayers 30 million dollars a year to put them in jail annually....   [tags: essays research papers] 375 words
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Drugs - Drugs Which race has uses drugs most often. African America Which race has the second highest percent for drug use. Whites What gender uses drugs most often. Males Is the percentage of people who use illicit drugs higher for married or unmarried people. Unmarried DRUG AND THE STATES What state has the worst drug problem. California Over the last three years has the drug use for kids grade 6-12 increased or decreased. Decreased In grades 6-12 what was the illegal substance used most over the past three years drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol....   [tags: essays research papers] 376 words
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drugs in sports - From the beginning of time sports have been around. It is the competition that everyone loves. The feeling of winning makes many people do anything to achieve it. Even if this means one must cheat to win. Cheating is monitored in professional sports by the use of referees or umpires. With the discovery of many “nutritional” supplements, many new forms of cheating have arisen that cannot be monitored on the field. Many players used and still use steroids to enhance their muscles so they are stronger during game play....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Psychoactive Drugs - Psychoactive Drugs What are psychoactive drugs. What are the effects of the drugs and what damage can they do to your body. There are many different drugs that are very harmful to you and some of them are marijuana, alcohol, PCP, sniffing, crack/cocaine, heroin, nicotine and methadone. Those are just a few of the hundreds of drugs that are out in the world today. Many of these drugs can kill you or even harm your body severely. To begin with, marijuana has been a common drug in many countries for thousands of years; there is still no consensus about what it does to the human body....   [tags: Papers] 416 words
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Investigating Drugs - Investigating Drugs What is a drug . A drug is any substance that can be used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom, or modify a chemical process or processes in the body. The word "drug" is etymologically derived from the Dutch/Low German word "droog", which means "dry", since in the past, most drugs were dried plant parts. Name 2 useful drugs. * Quinacrine (no evidence of its action in vivo) * Amphotericin B Five harmful drugs. * Alcohol * Nicotine * Heroin * Weed * tobacco....   [tags: Papers] 422 words
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Say No To Drugs! - Say No To Drugs. Few people deny the dangers of drug use, while many teens are curious about drugs. They should stay away from drugs because drugs affect our health, lead to academic failure, and jeopardizes safety. Drugs are used from a long period of time in many countries. The concentration of drugs has increased from late 1960’s and 1970’s. Drugs can quickly takeover our lives. Friends and acquaintance have the greatest influence of using drugs during adolescence. Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person's body or mind works....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 423 words
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War On Drugs - Have you ever heard the expression “War on drugs”?. That was first used in 1972 when Richard Nixon described a series of govern-mental programs intended to suppress the consumption of certain recreational drugs. Marijuana was one of them. However the first attack on Marijuana occurred not in 1972 but in1937 when the Marijuana TaxAct was passed. According to Legalizationofmarijuna.com Harry Anslinger (bureau of narcotics commissioner) testified in hearings on The subject that the hemp plant needed to be banned because it had a violent “effect on the degenerate races.” This referred specifically to Mexican immigrants who had entered the country, seeking jobs during The Great Depression....   [tags: essays research papers] 433 words
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A Life Ruined by Drugs - Susan is an anti-social, quiet and a kind decent girl.......she is good in her studys and came from a fine and educated family. She actually did not intend to go to the party but one of her best friend insisted.....so she bid to her request... When she reached the party, her best friend when away to find her own friends leaving Susan alone..Due to Susan's anti-social attitude, she went to a Dark corner of the house n sat quietly alone. Not long later, a group of 5 girls came to talk to Susan....Susan was quite afraid of them because of their numerous Piercing n weird dressing..But after talking to them for quite a moment, she thought that they were quite friendly n became friends with them...   [tags: Illegal Drugs Narcotics] 454 words
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The War On Drugs in the USA - The War On Drugs in the USA One of the most explosive issues in the current American political climate is illegal drug use. Drug abuse is intimately connected to problems like crime, economic discrimination, and race relations, and is a topic of great controversy for many Americans....   [tags: Papers] 458 words
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drugs report - My partner and I both currently attend courses on the sociology of drugs and youth and it was from these classes where we derived our question for this project. As these subjects were a shared interest we decided to focus our question on the drug habits of Stirling University students as we would have no access problems to a sample. Once our topic was decided apon the specific question ‘Have the drug habits of Stirling University third year students changed since coming to university’. Even though the report had to be done in pairs this did not necessarily make the task any easier....   [tags: essays research papers] 469 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs' Affects on Athletes - The topic for my stakeholder research paper is performance enhancing drugs. My research is the affects of performance enhancing drugs on athletes and how it affects society. The stakeholders for the research paper are the professional athlete, the college athlete, governing bodies and the fan. The effects of drug use on the professional athlete can cost them their career and also their lives. The college athlete wants to become the fastest or the biggest and nevertheless don’t view performance enhancing drugs as dangerous....   [tags: performance enhancing drugs, athletes, ] 487 words
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Drugs - Drugs An issue of personal, local, and national concern that I would like to focus in this essay is drugs. There are many reasons why I find drugs to be an issue of great importance to me. First, drugs is a personal issue to me. For most of my life, I have been living in places where drugs have surrounded me. For the past ten years, I have been living in the Duncan Projects in Jersey City, where the temptation of selling, buying, or even using drugs seems to be growing every day. Every day I see older people and even young kids engaging in the act of buying, selling, and using drugs....   [tags: essays papers] 503 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - ... This use has quickly increased in the last couple decades especially. Someone could look at these stats and say America was just a large group of cheaters. So, the scientific facts back the statement that steroids are bad to people of all kind and especially professional athletes. Performance-enhancing substances are normally mentioned in the same sentence as the MLB. This baseball league is where all of the high profile cases take place. As an example, Barry Bonds was put on trial for steroid use....   [tags: drugs, steroids, athletes]
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The Legalization of Drugs: Just Say No -      The idea of legalizing drugs is as bad as the drugs itself. Some drugs are though to have positive medical use, but that's a though to be untrue considering the contradicting facts. How could drugs that are so addicitve be in any way helpful, specially in a medical manner. Every part of the world that has tried it only brought corruption to their country and made addiction rates even worse.      Although rumors that some drugs can help treat certain diceases have been stated they are not true, the fact is that false beliefs don't accumulate to the real facts....   [tags: Con-Legalization of Drugs] 523 words
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Drugs and Decay - Drugs and Decay Drugs and decay; Iran; Iran's losing fight against drugs. (International)(Brief Article) Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2001 Economist Newspaper Ltd. TABOO subjects, Muhammad Khatami has insisted, should be talked about. Before he was elected president in 1997, most Iranians were unaware of their high level of drug addiction. But now, thanks to press reports and unexpectedly lively debate, everyone knows that the country has about 2m opium and heroin addicts, and that the effects are tugging at the social fabric....   [tags: essays papers] 523 words
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Debate On Drugs - The debate over drugs continues to disturb the American public. Many Americans take at face value the assumptions that drugs cause addiction, which leads to crime, and that addiction is an illness. Yet abundant evidence exits to support the view that legalizing illegal drugs can help solve the drug problem in America. Hi, my name is Evan Dana. Today I am going to discuss why legalizing illegal drugs can help this appalling problem that we face today in U.S. society. Let's begin by accepting a fact: drugs are everywhere in America....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Drugs Should Most Definitely Not be Legalized - I, like the vast majority of people, disagree with proposition that drugs should be legalised. Accepting this act would be the same like taking money from people for killing them. We don‘t need legalisation, we need to fight against it, try to save people who are standing on the edge of a precipice, not to push them from it. Of course, there are many people who would agree with this proposition, but most of them are drug users or spreaders. Supporters of this act say that legalised drugs would reduce criminality as drug addicts are forced to do crimes to get money for drugs....   [tags: drugs, rhetoric, rhetorical] 538 words
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Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Legal in Sports? - ... If a person use anabolic steroids u will get stronger and will be able to compete harder. Some athelete even said if steriods was around during them, they could have done much better and maybe extend their career. Anabolic steroids can reduce fat, increase strength and it can also save lives. Athelete should be allowed to take performace of enhancing drugs. Steroids are not always bad for people. Some doctors even recomend steroids for people who are underweight and wants to gain muscles. In the article What you really need to know about anabolic steriods states, "anabolic steroids are anti-inflammatories and have a effect on rehabilitation of injusries." Anabolic steroids can help to r...   [tags: athelete, steroids, drugs, cheat] 542 words
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Fertility Drugs VS. Natural Fertility Secrets - 1-Sometimes fertility drugs and other treatments received in a doctor's office do not work for couples trying to become pregnant. Most people do not know that there are many natural fertility secrets that can greatly increased your chances of conceiving when used properly. One thing in particular is the foods we eat on a daily basis that are loaded with toxic substances that can damage your reproductive system. You diet should be altered to eliminate harmful foods and replace them with nutrition that is known to enhance fertility....   [tags: fertility drugs, fertility,] 548 words
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Informative Speech: Illegal Drugs - Illegal Drugs Informative Speech Introduction: Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, PCP, speed, shrooms, crystal meth, and angel dust are all types of illegal drugs. What is an illegal drug. An illegal drug is something and often a substance that causes addiction, habituation, or a marked change in consciousness. Body: I.     Illegal Drugs The use of illegal drugs in the United States is considered by some to be the biggest problem in our society. Over 40% of high school seniors use some kind of illegal drug, and in a recent 1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse showed that the three most common drugs are Marijuana used by 11,100,000 people, Cocaine used by 1,500,000 people, and inhalants...   [tags: Example Informative Speech] 549 words
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Prescription Drugs Abuse - ... 60% of those were caused by prescription drug overdose. Pain relievers, tranquilizers, and stimulants are the most abused of these substances. These drugs are fairly easy for people to get. Many people will go to multiple doctors and after hour clinics to get these drugs. A lot of them go to pill mills, which are run by cash. All you do is walk in, pay the money and the doctor will write you a prescription for the pills you want. So this leaves people that are going to multiple doctors doing this with pills not only for themselves, but enough for them to sell on the streets....   [tags: marijuana, children, overdose] 553 words
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The Increasing Use of Drugs Worldwide - The Increasing Use of Drugs Worldwide Drugs, they kill innocent people, pollute air and increase crime rate. If drugs had never existed the world would be a healthier place for everyone. The Drugs that are made illegally in the world are astounding; it goes for stupid money and the people that get addicted to it have to steal from their families to satisfy their addiction, it is the only way they think that they can get on in life. Drugs have become such a big part in our world; four million pounds each year goes to refurbishing houses where drugs have been grown in, raiding and cleaning up laboratories....   [tags: Drugs, Cause Effect, argumentative, persuasive] 558 words
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On Addiction and Drugs - Sex, drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, even hoarding and work - Can all of these things cause addiction. What is addiction, and why are some people more prone to it while others are not. It's long been accepted that people can become addicted to drugs and alcohol but what about the newer addiction theories regarding sex addiction, food addiction, and gambling addiction - are these truly addictions. As a society what is the best way to handle people with addictions whom need help or commit crimes. In this paper I will answer these questions and address other interesting aspects of addiction....   [tags: Psychoactive, Chemicals] 564 words
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Why People Abuse Drugs - Many do not understand why people become addicted to drugs and don’t understand how drugs change the brain. Many addicts are viewed as weak people without morals. A very common belief is that drug abusers and addicts should simply be able to stop taking drugs if they are willing to change their behavior. What many people underestimate and do not fully grasp is how complex a drug addiction can be. A drug addiction is a disease that affects the brain, and therefore an addict cannot break his addiction just by using his or her willpower....   [tags: addicts, brain, chemicals] 565 words
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The War On Drugs - The “War on Drugs” is the name given to the battle of prohibition that the United States has been fighting for over forty years. And it has been America’s longest war. The “war” was officially declared by President Richard Nixon in the 1970’s due to the abuse of illegitimate drugs. Nixon claimed it as “public enemy number one” and enacted laws to fight the importation of narcotics. The United States’ War on Drugs began in response to cocaine trafficking in the late 1980’s. As the war continues to go on, winning it hardly seems feasible....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 581 words
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Teens Use of Drugs - Many people have distorted views in this day and age. One of which, I believe, is the way people look at drugs, as well as, drug users. Being that it is now the year 2000, drugs have been around quite a long time. We should all know whats going on, and I think most do. However, I think most are too ignorant to admit the obvious. Like, why teenagers use drugs. Most try to come up with excuses such as, “they’re depressed” or “peer pressure.” This is wrong, a distorted view.Teenagers get bored very easily....   [tags: essays research papers] 593 words
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Drugs and Nightclubs - Drugs and nightclubs Drugs are illegal in most countries and the extermination of drugs has always been one of our most important worldwide issues. Ending the existence of drugs is one of the toughest and most complicated goal we face. With all the effort we put into the issue, why is there little success. Lack of effort is not a major reason the attempts are failing. It is the lack of understanding that leads to the misdirection and failure of the attempts. As long as a strong desire to use drugs exists, drugs won?ft exterminate....   [tags: essays research papers] 612 words
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The Increasing Number of Drugs and Crime - Drugs are a included in many of the criminal justice cases in the US so the need to have well trained analysts is important as well as having correct equipment and tests to analysis the drugs properly. There are Scientific Working Groups for many of the different disciplines of forensic science, including drugs. The NAS Report has recently come out taking about what changes should be made in the forensic science arena. There is an every multiplying amount of drugs in the world because new ones are constantly being created so there is a long future for this section of forensic science....   [tags: drugs, analysis, forensic, tests]
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War on Drugs is a Domestic Problem - WAR ON DRUGS IS A DOMESTIC PROBLEM The new policy that the government has unfolded on the War on Drugs, has pointed the finger of responsibility toward stopping terrorism by stopping the individual drug users. Terrorism affects the entire world, and the United States has assumed a position at the spearhead to confront it. There is no way to actually stop terrorism, but one way to financially divert the problem is to stop the money from flowing to the organizations. The War on Drugs has been taken to a new level since the attack on the United States in September....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Treating Diseases with Drugs: My Career as a Pharmacist - My strong desire to pursue a career as a pharmacist originates from my interest in how drugs are involved in the treatment of diseases. My fascination with medicine has motivated me to further increase my knowledge and understanding of how drugs may be safely delivered into the human body through various methods. In particular I am most interested in the uses of nano technology in the health care industry and how nanotechnology is used in medical industry for prevention, treatment and diagnosis, hence my pursuit of a career in pharmacy....   [tags: Diseases, mediccal, Drugs, Career, Pharmacist,] 628 words
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The Influence of Drugs - Over the years, there has been controversy to if drugs are either good or bad. There are many drugs found which had impacted the world and mostly music in the 1960’s. The drugs included were mostly marijuana, amphetamine, and psychedelics, and a new generation embraced the drugs (Illegal Drugs in America: A Modern History). Which impacted maybe some of your favorite artist such as Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, and even Jimi Hendrix to make the beloved songs that you enjoy listening. Some songs included Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 (Bob Dylan), White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane), and even Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)....   [tags: heroin, marijuana, amphetamine]
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The Criterion for Keeping Drugs Illegal - Everyone has tried drugs at least once in their life, but not everyone gets addicted to that. In fact most people just use it occasionally. The most important issue is what can be categorized as drug, in terms of being harmful to human body. Alcohol and cigarettes can be considered drug because both are addictive and have negative effects on the body system. So, we are talking about legal and illegal drugs. The first question that comes to the mind is what criterion of a drug makes it illegal....   [tags: war on drugs, drug commerce and market] 637 words
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Drugs and Rock and Roll - Drugs and Rock and Roll Beginning with the late 1960’s counterculture in San Francisco, music and drugs will forever be inter-linked. Hippie bands such as the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, and Phish are associated with marijuana, mushrooms, and LSD. Modern electronic “rave” , or club music is associated with MDMA or Ecstasy. When one thinks of rock and roll, sex and drugs immediately come to mind. While the use of drugs is not essential for the creation or performance of all new music, it was certainly in important factor for the counterculture music of the late 1960’s....   [tags: Papers] 643 words
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It's Time to Make Drugs Legal for Personal Use - It's Time to Make Drugs Legal for Personal Use Drugs are such a controversy and people have such strong opinions about whether they should be legal or illegal. I don’t have a strong opinion on this topic; I’m easily swayed. For the most part though, I think that they should be legalized because people do it anyways and if they were legal the government could regulate their use and sale more, the government should be receiving the profits of the drug business rather than dealers, marijuana has most of the same effects as cigarettes, and it’s been proven over and over how prohibition doesn’t seem to work....   [tags: Legalization Drugs] 659 words
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The Effect of Drugs - This thing that we call “life” is honestly a mystery. You can wake up one day feeling as if you are completely unstoppable and wake up the next feeling like all the shit that you had worked so hard far was abruptly taken from you. How do we handle the curveballs that life throws us. How is it that we are able to stand back on our feet time after time again. Truth is it all depends on your drive and self-motivation to recover. Some people are able to get up repeatedly after being knocked down over and over again and feel as if nothing has happen and learn from the situation to make them stronger....   [tags: drive, self-motivation, family, cousins] 661 words
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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 ] 685 words
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Criminalization of Certain Drugs Perpetuates Crime Instead of Deterring It - “[The war on drugs] has created a multibillion-dollar black market, enriched organized crime groups and promoted the corruption of government officials throughout the world,” noted Eric Schlosser in his essay, “A People’s Democratic Platform”, in which he presents a case for decriminalizing controlled substances. Schlosser identifies a few of the crippling side-effects of the current drug policy put in place by the Richard Nixon administration in the 1970s to prohibit drug use and the violence and destruction that ensue from it....   [tags: war on drugs, multibillion dollar business] 697 words
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Drugs and Music - Throughout the evolution of popular music in American culture, many factors have been instrumental in the inspiration musical artists. The wide range of sources reflects the variety and creativity of music in the modern day that musicians claim as their muses, ranging from religious beliefs to love interests. However, the primary driving force behind the creative minds in music in the United States has undeniably been the drug subculture that was the largest at the given time period. Without the use of recreational drugs by artists, popular music would have taken an entirely different and unimaginable evolutionary path, resulting in a completely different musical world....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 700 words
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Why Drugs Should Be Legal - America is wasting it’s money and resources. It’s trying restrict something on which restrictions don’t have any effects: drugs. People who don’t use recreational drugs don’t do so because of the health risks; people who do use drugs would whether or not they are legal. The fact that they are illegal makes little difference. Nevertheless, $15,000,000,000 goes directly into drug prohibition every year, and has very little effect. Very much money is spent to pay police narcotics officers, fund the D.E.A., and house drug-offenders in prison....   [tags: essays research papers] 753 words
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Drugs in America - Drugs in America Today in America a lot of young people experiment with illegal drugs. Some people try drugs for recreational purposes, others are addicted to drugs and can't survive without them. Usually it all starts from recreational purposes, and people who can not control their recreation become a drug addicts. There are many different types of drugs, but all drugs are similar in that they change one's understanding of the environment, feelings, senses and mood. Some drugs cause physical addiction, which means that after several tries of the particular drug, the body requires that chemical in order to function....   [tags: Papers] 755 words
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Legalizing Drugs to Help Society - In 1982, Ronald Reagan declared the “War on Drugs”, with a ------ dollar budget to enforce these new laws. Forty years later, that budget is at ----- billion dollars, and the addiction rate remains the same. In order to regain control over the criminal acts and money problems associated with drug prohibition, the government needs to legalize all drugs in order to control the manufacture, distribution, and recipients of all drugs. Drugs are never going to go away. The economic demand for drugs is inelastic, meaning that its consumers do not care about the price as long as they get their fix....   [tags: addiction, money, distribution, manufacture] 759 words
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The Misusing of Prescription Drugs - ... Not only are drugs used as a performance enhancer, but prescription drugs are misused because of peer pressure. Teenagers are often pressured into doing things from their peers. One out every five students has been offered to take prescription painkillers to obtain some kind of high. Young people take many different things as pressure, some “know the medications from advertisements and often see parents or friends taking them” (Klein 3). Seeing the people closes to them taking prescription medicine makes dome youth believe that it’s ok to take it because it will help them fit in, when in reality it’s just another person misusing a drug....   [tags: teen, performance, addiction]
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Recreational Drugs and Their Usage - ... (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2010) The example of this drugs are heroin, morphine, and codeine. These drugs are also known as narcotics. (Health for Boomers and Beyond, 2013) The use of opioids can give side effects such as sedation, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, physical dependence, tolerance, and respiratory depression. When people that already dependent on the use of this drugs they may experience withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes, and involuntary leg movements....   [tags: stimulants, depressants, user]
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Sports and Performance Drugs - ... Women may get: deeper voice, cessation of breast development, growth of hair on face, stomach, and upper back, and abnormal menstrual cycles. Have you wondered why athletes are better now than in the past. Some say it’s because performance enhancement drugs. In the last few years a lot of athletes have been caught using performance enhancing drugs. Usually they have been famous people who have a lot of expectations on them and they need it so they can play better. They think that if they play better they’ll be the best there ever was....   [tags: cheating, unfair advantage] 780 words
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Legalizing Drugs to Win the War on Drugs - The validation of medicine has been an issue in politics for a long time. Many people think that the validation of drugs will give the government more control and there will be less crime on the streets. Another issue is that the government will be able to profit money off the drugs and be able to control prices and what age you will have to be to be able to buy the drug. On the issue of less crime on the streets I think that with the government controlling drugs there will be no drug dealers on the streets and no underage people using the drugs....   [tags: essays research papers] 783 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... World famous baseball player “Alex Rodriguez” was using PED. “PED are not natural,” “It’s cheating”.” It represents an unfair advantage to the other athletes. PED is cheating because it violates constitutive rules of the activity. If people uses them and we seem them we should expect them to disqualified. Athletes shouldn’t use drugs because fans can tell that their favorite Idol has been improved by a lot. We hear all these facts from a man named Mr. Costas and any other baseball purists that shout the roof....   [tags: doping, sports industry]
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Illegal Drugs - Illegal Drugs The product is illegal drugs. The people who deal these drugs are criminals. That's what makes the drug business different then any other. *Alcohol is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use alcohol products. *Nicotine is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use many different forms of tobacco products, all which have tobacco in them. *The drug Caffeine can be found in many everyday items, like soda candy bars. Think of how many cops we would need if caffeine products were illegal....   [tags: essays research papers] 807 words
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Illicit Drugs and Bikers in Australia - ... The economic cost to the Government for counselling and rehabilitation falls on either state or federal governments while the social impact falls upon social workers (3). A breakdown of the economic cost was study by the Australian Instituted of Criminology and there results are as followed: Death that is due to illicit drug dependences was estimated to cost about $510 million; this cost fell to the lost productivity. Hospitalisation including emergence department and the mental health unit was estimated at $26 million (5)....   [tags: substance abuse, Australian policy and regulations] 810 words
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Dealing With Drugs - My mother knew sports were the most important thing in my life. She tried to use my love of sports to keep me away from drugs. She told me drugs would keep me from performing at my best when I played football. But I had been reading the sports page since I was a little kid. I knew some of the best athletes in America were using drugs. Guys who could run a hundred yards in less than ten seconds were using drugs. They were doing great. Drugs weren’t hurting their performance. So I didn’t pay any attention to my mother’s warnings, and I started using drugs when I was fifteen (qtd....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Drugs and Musicians in “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin - When first reading “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin, it may initially seem that the relationship between musicians and drugs is synonymous. Public opinion suggests that musicians and drugs go hand and hand. The possibility lies that Sonny’s passion for jazz music is the underlying reason for his drug use, or even the world of jazz music itself brought drugs into Sonny’s life. The last statement is what the narrator believes to be true. However, by delving deeper and examining the theme of music in the story, it is nothing but beneficial for Sonny and the other figures involved....   [tags: Sonny’s Blues, James Baldwin, drugs, music,] 826 words
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To Addicted to Drugs - ... They had liked the high so much that they had kept going back to their dealer for more Oxycontin. So as Shanainae and Kevin are looking through their phones texting and calling everyone they can think of, everyone they talk to has nothing. Then Shanainae remembers the man she had met today while sweeping the hair up at the barber shop she works at. She had thought he was really handsome and very sweet. The man offered Shanainae his number, he also said if she needs any kind of drugs that he got it and for her to just give him a call....   [tags: mom, relationship, jealous, pills, dealer] 897 words
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How Successful Is The War On Drugs? - The war on drugs has maintained an accumulation of prohibitions on illegal drugs and mandatory minimum sentencing strategies for drug offenders. Incarceration rates have also increased due to the increase of laws against illegal drugs. In Eugene Jarecki’s film, The House I Live In, Jarecki states that the penalties for crack users were harsher than penalties for regular cocaine users. This suggests that penalties are more of a double standard theory. The “War on Drugs” is more of a failure that places restrictions and prohibitions on drug offenders and has not necessarily shown a sense of equal stability; thus, leading to faulty sentences, misinterpretations of the real purpose of this initi...   [tags: Illegal Drugs, War on Drugs]
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