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The War on Drugs - States are under a burden that seems to be growing out of control. Since “the war on drugs” the prison population has increased exponentially, and the states are trying to keep up with the burden of housing, feeding, and giving medical treatment to prisoners. The state’s financial burden in becoming great and the government is starting to look at treatment measures that could save money. Substance abuse is an overwhelming factor in crime, for example 50% of homicides involve drugs and alcohol. (Parks, G., Marlatt, A....   [tags: social reform, legal reform, social issues]
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Legalization of Drugs - The current hot-topic debate about the legalization of marijuana for medical exposes the long lasting debate about the economic viability of prohibiting certain kind of drugs considered illicit. Many social costs to society are attributable to illicit drugs, along with tobacco, alcohol, and guns. In fact, each of these vices is allegedly responsible for $200 billion annual expenditure in social costs of the USA (Donohue, 2010). Interestingly, all these commodities mentioned above have common characteristics: a sizeable proportion of consumers responsibly use each of them hence virtually zero social externality; and a trivial subset of society individuals irresponsibly use each of these comm...   [tags: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, opponents]
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Drugs in Sports - ... He was not the example that the brand wanted. If an athlete or a celebrity can do it, why can we. That is the question a lot of the brands were getting. Since the brands were getting these questions, they would drop Phelps from the brand. “The media reported that his lucrative sponsorship deals would almost certainty dry up” (Ritson 22). When Olympic athletes use any kind of drug, they are risking their lives. When an athlete uses a drug, their ability of doing certain tasks has a dramatic decrease....   [tags: doping, steroid use, blood and urine testing]
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Drugs and Bronchospasms - Drugs and Bronchospasms Bronchospasms induced by drugs can be managed beneficially through knowledge of causative agents and knowledge on treatment of the disease. Bronchospasms are "an excessive and prolonged contraction of the smooth muscle of the bronchi and bronchioles, resulting in an acute narrowing and obstruction of the respiratory airway. The contractions may be localized or general and may be caused by irritation or injury to the respiratory mucosa, infections, or allergies or drugs. A cough with generalized wheezing usually indicates the condition....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Drugs and Alcohol - Drugs are heavily used throughout the entire world. However, it is important to understand and not undermine the variability in which drugs are used. It is clear some are for distinct medical treatment and others are for recreational use. In the United States, marijuana has been and continues to be a very controversial drug. Some states have allowed marijuana consumption for medicinal purposes, while others have completely outlawed the drug. Those who are against the legalization and regulation of marijuana suggest the economical and health risk associated with consumption of the drug are too high....   [tags: American History, Alcohol] 1605 words
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Drugs and Ethics - Ethics and law do not always go hand in hand. Not every law is ethical, and even if a law is considered ethical on its surface, it may result in unethical outcomes. "Ethics refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues.” The pharmaceutical industry confronts several dilemmas every year. Most of these dilemmas revolve around money or whether or not to sacrifice now for a bigger payoff in the end concerning money and/or lives....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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The Legalization of Drugs and The Consequences on Society - The use of drugs by members of society is a problem for some individuals and a larger problem for the legal system. The use of drugs has created crime among the dealers of illegal substances in many forms, the classification of that substance determines the level of the crime, and with different charges the legal system acts accordingly. In the case of drugs and the legal systems, action against the use or distribution of those substances, many people have been incarcerated in the United States where the tax payers have to support the criminals that are housed for a period of time....   [tags: Marijuana, Crack, Economy] 1852 words
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Psychoactive Drugs and Their Effect on Consciousness - Throughout the history of the human species, we have been always wanted to know three basic questions: why we are here, where did we come from, and where do we go after this life. Whether we were created from an omnipotent being as in many religions, we happened by chance and made it to where we are through evolution, or maybe even something else. Whatever the case may be, humans have always been curious and wondered about our existence and consciousness. Along with these age old questions, also came the use of psychoactive drugs and other mind altering substances....   [tags: Neuroscience]
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The Effects of the War on Drugs - Pro-legalization of Drugs Most Americans regard illegal drugs as one of the nations’ most serious problems, but two generations after the “war on drugs” began, disagreement remains on what should be done. Today’s society is suffering rapid decay due to the never ending war against drugs. Effects of this war like murder, corruption and many other undesirable things are developing and burning through this country’s core while the powers that be debate whether or not drugs should be legalized. Legalization is an option that should be heavily considered....   [tags: Pro-Legalization]
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No More Antipsychotic Drugs for Children - Antipsychotic drugs are the new quick fix for mental illness in children, whether right or wrong. Doctors shouldn’t give children antipsychotic drugs at a young age, even though it may be the easy way out of dealing with these children. These drugs will make the victim lifeless and without character for a long time. Such drugs have caused major side effects which caused the child to have long-term issues, which they will face for the rest of their lives. In other words, antipsychotic drugs are gruesome for young children and therefore shouldn’t be used....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1310 words
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A New Approach to the War on Drugs - Wars are never won. Unlike a game, the cost associated with a war ensures that there is never really a winner. If you could ask the dead, I doubt they would answer that their lives were worth the price of victory. Such is the case with the so called “War on Drugs.” Movies and folklore have glamorized war as something noble. They suggest that a cause worth fighting for is worth the ultimate sacrifice. It is true that there are times throughout our history that mankind, with his back against the wall, has had to risk all for the greater good....   [tags: health, illegal substances, sociology]
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The Commercialization of Drugs in Malasya - According to the Malaysian legislation, specifically the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, drug trafficking activities include the ‘manufacturing, importing, exporting, keeping, concealing, buying, selling, giving, receiving, storing, administering, transporting, carrying, sending, delivering, procuring, supplying, or distributing’ of any prohibited drugs including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, morphine, heroin, opium among others (Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952). Drug misuse is considered a demoralizing factor in nation-building thus anti-drug law is regulated with an aim to create a society free of drugs, in terms of both supply and demand, thus enabling a morally-conscious and functioning natio...   [tags: malaysian legislation, drug trafficking]
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The Use of Drugs on Society - In a culture with such diverse commonalities, the differentials that set precedent come from social norms. These norms set the template for what acceptable behavior is. Being known as having a melting pot of a population we can expect that the norms are influenced through religion, values, ideas, and self views. Deviant behaviors occur when these social norms are disrupted and acts are seen to go against what we have always thought as wrong or weird. Deviance is a broad term that encompasses the idea that we know what is right from what our neighbor does....   [tags: Culture, Social Norms, Deviance]
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Abuse of Legal and Illegal Drugs - Drug abuse is “a maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress” (American Psychiatric Association, 2000, p.114-115). The difference between using drugs and abusing drugs depends on three things, what the drug is for, how much of the drug is used, and the effect that the drug has on the person. Drug abuse typically relates to one using drugs in an excessive manner, whether the drug is legal or illegal. For example, marijuana is illegal in some states, but in other states, it is not....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 2368 words
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The Failure of the War on Drugs - The War on Drugs in the United States has a profound influence on both the incarceration rates and activities of the criminal justice system. Many politicians and advocates of the policy claim that the War on Drugs is a necessary element to deter criminal behavior and reduce the crime rate. However, studies show that drug deterrent policies on possession and use have been inadequate and unsuccessful (Cole & Gertz, 2013). Studies also show that the War on Drugs has not attained its objectives because the policy exhibits racial discrepancy as it has led to the disproportionate incarceration of Blacks and minorities....   [tags: politics, racial disparity]
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The Spread of Drugs as a World Problem - There are many security threats facing nation states. The threat of international terrorism attract the most headlines and governments spend a lot of money to combat it. But there are so called "soft security" threats that if not dealt with lead to the strengthening of organized crime groups that wreak havoc on a society's security and economy. Three of the threats that challenge states today are the smuggling of drugs, arms trafficking, and illegal alien smuggling. In the United States, the porous border with Mexico has only made these threats more imminent....   [tags: Trafficking, Smuggling, Border] 1203 words
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The Affects of Peer Pressure and Drugs - The Affects Of Peer Pressure & Drugs Analysis Peer Pressure is undeniably avoidable in adolescent development. There are many types of peer pressure. These types include: Individual, direct, and indirect. What are these. Individual peer pressure can be explained as self pressure. In other words, it is pressure that comes from one’s own self. Being and feeling different from a group of friends or a certain clique can cause hardship, stress, and insecurity. What does this look like....   [tags: behavioral science, substance abuse]
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The War on Drugs: Plan Columbia - As we have discussed throughout the semester, the United States has made it part of their foreign policy to become deeply involved in Latin American affairs. The War on Drugs is a perfect example of United States intervention through a campaign of prohibition and foreign military aid. The War on Drugs is an extremely costly campaign that has been viewed with mixed results. “Even by conservative estimates, the War on Drugs now costs the United States $50 billion each year and has overcrowded prisons to the breaking point, all with little discernable impact on the drug trade” ....   [tags: Foreign Policy, argumentative, persuasive]
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Are the Drugs Worth the Risk? - In 1993, Ron and Iris had a baby boy named Jacob and until the age 3, Jacob did not show any signs of a mental disorder. Due to what the teacher referred to as problematic behavior, Jacob was kicked out of mommy and me and at the age of 4, Jacob’s pre-school teacher suggested that he be put on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly referred to as ADHD, for his lack of impulse control. After several more teachers suggested the same thing, Ron and Iris stopped resisting and took Jacob to a psychiatrist....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Fading Fads: Drugs in Schools - The lighter clicks open and the bright flame lights the end of the cigarette. Smoke rises as it is passed from person to person around the bathroom. Tommy walks in and sees the group smoking and turns to walk away. When the boy holding the cigarette asks if he wants a drag, Tommy turns and says no. The other boys tell him that if he walks away, then he is a loser. Tommy could easily turn away from the boys and tell an administrator, but he wants to be cool so he takes the cigarette and begins to smoke....   [tags: Education, Substance Abuse]
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Drugs and Medicine, Critical Difference! - Have you ever wondered what the difference between a drug and a medicine is. In most cases people think of drugs and medicines as the same, they both attempt to solve a problem in your body or your psychological state; however, that is false. Drugs and medicines are actually the complete opposite of each other (“Critical Difference”, n.d). Medicines are substances that can be liquids or pills etc. that are used to restore your body to its normal condition giving you control over your body; on the other hand, what about drugs....   [tags: addiction, physical effects, rehab]
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Club Drugs and Date Rape - Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is a club drug that is extremely popular amongst high school and college students. Because club drugs can enhance enjoyment from touch they are used to increase intimacy and, worse, in rape situations. They are also used to stimulate psychedelic effects and to energize the user for the night. These designer drugs lead to the deaths of multiple people each year. Club drugs are created to induce a stimulant and psychedelic effect; however, these sensations are definitely not worth the addictive and disabling effects they may cause....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]
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Analysis of the War on Drugs - Identification and description of the policy Marijuana is currently illegal in most of the United States (U.S.), which has been part of a continuous debate and discussion amongst Americans. On the one hand there are those that believe that marijuana is wrong, not only for health reasons but that it is also the reason behind drug trafficking and drug dealers. Contrary, there are those that believe that marijuana is not as bad because it helps individuals in a form of medication in order to cope with daily hassles and issues....   [tags: Social Welfare Policy ]
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Drugs: The Negative Effect of Crocodile - The key ingredient of Krokodil is desomorphine which resembles opiates. Krokodil is dihydrodesoxymorphine, dihydrodesoxymorhpine-D. The difference is desomorphine is semi-synthetic opioid. The believed mechanism of action is opioid receptor agonist which causes an increase in endorphin levels because the drug’s similarity to opioids. Krokodil is an agonists of mu opioid receptors, and fewer agonistic activity on kappa and delta opioid receptors. Opioids inhibit the nerve transmission because it binds mu opioid receptors postsynaptically and presynaptically to the dorsal horn of the spinal cord (Pharmacology Weekly, 2009)....   [tags: nausea, vomiting, constipation]
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Medicinal Herbs and Pharmaceutical Drugs - A herb-drug interaction is defined as any pharmacological modification caused by a herbal substance(s) to another exogenous-chemical (e.g. a prescription medication) in the diagnostic, therapeutic or other action of a drug in or on the body (Brazier and Levine, 2003). This relates to drug-drug interactions, herb-herb interaction or drug-food interaction. A herb can potentially mimic, magnify or reduce the effects of co-administered drugs and the consequences of these interactions can be beneficial, undesirable or harmful effects (Fugh and Ernst, 2001)....   [tags: Health, Medication] 822 words
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It's Time to Legalize Drugs - No one can honestly claim that current American drug policies have been a success. To the contrary, the current policy of drug prohibition, aside from being ineffective and costly, has created a set of unwanted consequences including: a high prison population of non-violent offenders, corruption within law enforcement, health issues, and an erosion of civil liberties . Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Yet despite the failures of the current policy in deterring drug use that is just what the government is choosing to do....   [tags: Drug Legalization]
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Combating the Illegal Trade of Drugs - A drug or "medication" could be a material, which can have remedial, psychoactive, performance intensifying or different effects once eaten or place into a person's body or the body of another animal and isn't thought of food or solely a food. Most substances are mostly seen to as medication instead of food, and they differ between cultures, that is, most countries see most alleged medication and food and the other way around and besides, variations regarding medication, foods and regarding sorts of medication area unit preserved in laws....   [tags: drug laws, drug abuse, medication]
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The Abuse of Prescription Drugs - One of the fastest growing problems in America today is the abuse of prescription drugs. In the past 10 years, the misuse of prescribed medications has skyrocketed, making it a National issue that many people are attempting to attack. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse: opiates, depressants, and stimulants are the three drug classifications most commonly abused by Americans (Kendall 175). The abuse of opioids will be the main focus of this paper, however depressants and stimulants will be briefly discussed as well....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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Effects of Drugs While Pregnant - What happened to Regina Mcknight. unfortunate, this does not happens often and the frequency affects far too many lives, but in no case is it the fault of mother. No law that man conceives can ever change the sad fact that women are the victim of addiction. Any mother will knowingly sacrifice themselves for their children, this fact is instinctive and hereditary. Therefore, no law or course of disciplinary action has the ability to overdrive a woman's instinctive nature to protect their infant, the issue is the drug itself....   [tags: crack baby, drug abuse, malnutrition]
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Cardiovascular Effects of Diabetes Drugs - Recently I reviewed a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine by Steven Nissen which raised concerns about diabetes drugs and the resulting cardiovascular events which I think you might find interesting. I cannot say I totally agree with the method used; however, it does provide sufficient supportive information to merit significant attention which, in effect, caused the FDA to respond. The study involved the drug rosiglitazone focusing on adverse cardiovascular events. Even though Nissen’s choice of Meta-analysis may not have been the appropriate study design the emerging findings raised an important question on the regulatory pathways for development of diabetic drugs....   [tags: Health]
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Drugs and Friendships in Songs - For as long as humanity has existed, the bonds of friendship have been well acknowledged and respected. Despite their strength, a growing number of these bonds have either been strengthened, or more commonly weakened and shattered, by drugs. Whether it is one as controversial as marijuana, or something as harmful as LSD, dangerous addictions like these have always been known to destroy relationships with time. With so much trauma, music is a great tool to be used as a method of telling people's' stories of their friends and their addictions....   [tags: Music Essays]
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Youth Gangs, Drugs, & Violence - Gang involvement and its associated violent crime have become a rapidly growing problem for the United States. Generally, gangs consist of young people of the same ethnic, racial, and economic background. Usually of a low socio-economic status, these gangs engage in illegal money making activities and intimidate their neighborhoods and rival gangs with violent crimes and victimization. Gang members exemplify a high value for group loyalty and sacrifice. Gangs often target youth when recruiting new members, with the average age of initiation being 13 years old (Omizo, Omizo, and Honda)....   [tags: Youth Gangs and Violent Crime ]
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Just How "Cool" Are Drugs? - Teenagers live their lives with a huge target on their back. This target draws the attention of every advertising firm, every magazine company, every actor on a television or movie screen. Everyone wants to get their attention, desperate to get them to buy something, read something, watch something. However, it’s not just the teenagers these corporations want; it’s also their parents. According to The Impact of Advertising on Teenagers, 78% of children have the power to influence what their parents buy....   [tags: Social Issues, argumentative, persuasive]
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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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Should Drugs Be Decriminalized? - Should Drugs Be Decriminalized. Recreational drug use has been controversial for years. Government has deemed the use of certain drugs to be dangerous, addictive, costly, and fatal. Governmental agencies have passed laws to make drugs illegal and then have focused a great deal of attention and money trying to prohibit the use of these drugs, and many people support these sanctions because they view the illegality of drugs to be the main protection against the destruction of our society (Trebach, n.d.)....   [tags: drug policy, government, taxes]
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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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Drugs and its Offenders - The United States has the world's highest incarceration rate. With five percent of the world's population, our country houses nearly twenty-five percent of the world's reported prisoners. Currently there are approximately two million people in American prisons or jails. Since 1984 the prison population for drug offenders has risen from ten percent to now over thirty percent of the total prison population. Federal prisons were estimated to hold 179,204 sentenced inmates in 2007; 95,446 for drug offenses....   [tags: narcotics law, legal reform, argumentative]
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Drugs: Tolerance and Withdrawal - Drugs cause an indescribable high, causing the imprisoned individual to be set free from their reality; however, that’s not only what drugs cause. About 200 million people around the world are drug users causing 250,000 deaths each year. Dependency on a drug then leads to a tolerance to the drug, and before the user knows it, they are addicted. Drugs are like a black hole that vacuums the user into a state of addiction which makes it even more difficult to escape and quit. However, addiction can also take place with any civilized human being....   [tags: drug addiction, anxiety, restlessness]
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Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports - When people think of sports, people might wonder if the greatest people in sports used performance-enhancing drugs. Steroids build mass and strength and increase tissue to boost endurance (Szumski 11). Athletes use drugs in sports to build mass and strengthen a person’s bones, increase oxygen intake, work tissues, help pain, stimulate a persons body, reduce a person weight, and to hide the fact that a person is using other drugs (Szumski 12). Things that are considered steroids or an illegal body building drugs are, Anabolic Steroids, Beta-2 agonists, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) , luteinizing hormone (LH), Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Insulin-like growth factors, and insulin (Szumski...   [tags: steroids, endurance, anti-doping agency]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs: Steroids - Steroids: No Pain No Gain. The problems with performance enhancing drugs are that they give the user unfair advantages over other athletes and come with many health risks such as baldness. Steroid use can result in very substantial legal consequences and can ruin the user’s reputation. There are many alternatives to steroids but not all of them are safe. Different organizations have different rules on steroids, but in most cases, the user can get suspended, fined, or even both. Various types of steroids can have various short-term or long-term side effects....   [tags: athletes, sports, unfair advantage]
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Abuse of Prescription Drugs - The definition of abuse of prescription drugs is using a medication in a manner other than prescribed, by a person who it was not prescribed for, to obtain a particular experience. Many people, but especially teenagers and young adults, have turned to abusing prescription medication. Some people have an increased genetic risk of getting addicted to medications but environmental factors such as economic level, lack of employment and pressure from peers also have a significant impact. Abuse of these drugs has harmful side effects to the person abusing them but can also affect the people around them....   [tags: Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction]
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Mexico’s War on Drugs - Every day the U.S. border patrol has to constantly keep an eye out for the smuggling of drugs by Mexican Cartels. There has been much violence due to this drug problem that has left many people near the border killed and is allowing more criminals to obtain these weapons. A lot of this attention goes to the U.S. because many of the weapons utilized in the “drug war” are U.S. made and is interfering with trading relations amongst both the U.S. and Mexico. With this current violent situation in Mexico this has transformed the flow of weapons to an even larger scale....   [tags: US Border Patrol, Mexico]
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History of Medical Drugs - By the twentieth century, numerous vaccines for deadly diseases have been discovered and used periodically. Antiseptic procedures are one of them, but those vaccines were only meant to prevent diseases, not to actually cure it. Virtually, doctors wouldn't be able to do anything if someone is afflicted with a disease. In a conclusion, deadly diseases are incurable. However, history reached a point where humans can actually cure the lethal diseases and one of the cure are antibiotics that are constantly used today....   [tags: Medical Science] 1567 words
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17th Poets and drugs - The 17th century is known for some of the most infamous and most influential literary movements to this day. It brought about a plethora famous poets and writers that broke many social and literary boundaries. But with these famous poets came famous addictions. One particular weakness many Western poets of this time suffered was substance abuse. Particularly the over indulgence of opium and alcohol; especially during the Romantic era. Poets such as Thomas de Quincey, Percy Shelley, Samuel Coleridge, Charles Baudelaire, and John Keats were the most recognized for falling under substance abuse....   [tags: Opium Addiction, Literary Movements]
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Drugs and Drug Abuse - Some of the most debatable topics among the world today include drugs and drug abuse. Marijuana specifically has created uproar within the government and personal beliefs and opinions. Although controversial among society, Marijuana can be used to benefit people in many ways. For both medicinal and recreational use, Marijuana can revolutionize the world in a positive manner. The risks of the use of Marijuana are slim to none when compared to the possible developing role it could have on society....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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The War On Drugs - In recent years the so-called “war on drugs” has taken over the streets and back alleys of suburban America. It has caused a problem that mirrors the prohibition days of the 1920’s and early 30’s. Politicians trying to play “tough guy,” are only contributing to more violence. Their laws have created an underground drug-trade, in which modern drug-dealers have taken the place of the bootleggers of old. The real question is whether or not this “war” is working. Most people would like to believe that it is, and there are a few statistics that show it has....   [tags: Informative Essays]
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The Pleasure of Drugs - The Pleasure of Drugs The Oxford Dictionary defines pleasure. It is a feeling of satisfaction or joy. It is enjoyment. It is a source of pleasure or gratification. It is formally a persons will or desire. Finally they define it as sensual gratification. Now if we put these all together in one sentence, pleasure is something that brings an overall feeling of satisfaction and gratification while fulfilling desires. If that doesn’t sound good, what does. We have already determined that people naturally are drawn to altered states of consciousness....   [tags: Pleasure Drug Abuse Essays] 1532 words
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The Chemistry of Drugs - The Chemistry of Drugs Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol is the primary psychoactive constituent of Cannibis sativa, and is bound to two cannabinoid receptors: CB1 receptors, located primarily in the brain, and CB2 receptors, located primarily in the periphery (Wiley & Martin 2002). A cannabinoid is defined as a substance that has pharmacological properties that resemble those of delta 9 THC i.e. " a drug that binds to CB1 and /or CB2 receptors in vitro and produces a profile of in vivo effects in the tetrad model" (Wiley 2002)....   [tags: Addictions Marijuana Health Science Essays]
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The War on Drugs - The War on Drugs To fully understand the significance and the seriousness of a War one must first fully understand the reasons that caused it in the first place. In this specific case the solution begins with several important yet seemingly simple questions…What is marijuana. How is it used. And why is it so coveted and widely distributed in Jamaica as well as the rest of the world?… All these questions help clarify the reasoning behind the war on drugs and further investigation shows how Jamaica ends up being an important country in this puzzle as well....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The War on Drugs - WAR ON DRUGS Abstract Because of the war on drugs, prison overcrowding is vastly becoming a problem of astronomical proportion, putting a strain not only on the system of law enforcement, but on citizens as well. With studies in DNA and other forensic sciences that can pin point with exact precision the perpetrator of a crime; more and more criminal offenders are being caught, tried, and imprisoned for the crimes they have committed. Many of these crimes are initiated by the use of drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ice, crystal meth, angel dust, PCP, etc....   [tags: essays research papers] 1354 words
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Common drugs - 1. What is cannabis. Cannabis or marijuana is a flowering plant that includes three main types; Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. All of those three types differ from each other by different characteristics, such as size, aroma, flower appearance, THC/CBD ratio, effect etc. Cannabis Sativa is the most common form of cannabis worldwide. Sativa provides an energetic, cerebral and inspiring “high”, usually followed by a craving for high caloric food. Almost all hemp grown for industrial purposes is Cannabis Sativa, and it is also used by people undergoing chemotherapy, AIDS treatments etc....   [tags: cannabis, marijuana, drug legallization]
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Date Rape Drugs - The newest and frightening form of drug induced rapes often involves date rape drugs. Date rape drugs makes the victims pass out and this makes them unable to resist what is happening to them and they cannot recall what happened to them during an assault. Date rape drugs also known as predator drugs are any drugs that are used in assisting in the execution of drug facilitated sexual assault. A drug facilitated sexual assault is date rape or acquaintance rape that a person does not agree to. Date rape drugs are used to assist sexual assault which includes sexual intercourse, rape, and attempted rape, touching inappropriately and putting something in the vagina since the victims do not under...   [tags: Date Rape Essays]
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Drugs Should Never be Legalized: Drugs are Responsilbe for Many Problems in Society - Everyone agrees that something must be done about the tremendous physical and emotional health problems that drug abuse causes. Concern about the abuse of drugs is so widespread that recent polls indicate it to be one of the most serious problems in today's world, threatening the security and freedom of whole nations. Politicians, health experts and much of the general public feel that no issue is more important than drug abuse. America's other pressing social problems- disease, poverty, child abuse and neglect, and corruption- often have a common element, that is drug abuse....   [tags: drug abuse, rhetorical essays, rhetoric] 1798 words
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Prescription Drugs: The Dangers of Getting Hooked - According to Phillips (2013) there are many deaths in United States each day for prescription drug overdose; “approximately 100 people die every day” (p.79). This is a crucial amount of people and significantly high compared to other drug overdoses. Prescription drug abuse has been extremely detrimental to the United States citizens and has not only affected the lives of the abusers but their friends and families too. The abuse continues to grow every year despite the efforts taken by many individuals, organizations, and state officials....   [tags: Prescription Drug Overdose, Deaths]
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Britain's illegal drugs - It has been said that illegal drug use should be used for a public health issue rather than a criminal justice issue. Criminalising drug user’s is wrong when they are having medical issues and they need the drug for their health. Also criminalising the drug causes more harm than good. At the same time, researchers say that it is to hard and dangerous to change the law, especially when there is a big difference in the government between legalization and reclassification. While many believe it is okay to treat illegal drugs as a medical problem, others feel that illegal drug use is automatically connected with criminal behavior....   [tags: Public Health Issue, Dependency]
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War on Drugs: Germany compared to the Netherlands - The War on Drugs One of the key aspects to consider when evaluating domestic political actors preferences towards policies pertaining to illegal drug use in both the Netherlands and Germany is to evaluate their ideological differences. The Netherlands attitude towards drug policy revolves around limiting the negative impacts illegal drug use has on society by implementing laws catered towards decriminalization. On the other hand, Germany considers drugs a detriment to society and promotes legislation that proactively restricts the flow of supply and demand of illegal drugs within the country....   [tags: Drug Enforcement, Sociology]
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Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - The use of performance enhancing drugs in sports (doping) is done to improve athletic performance. Doping in sports has become a highly controversial topic among professional sporting venues and in the media. With the increased pressure to perform, high priced contracts, increased competition, and advanced training methods today’s athletes will try to gain an edge by any means necessary. Performance enhancing drugs used by athletes today include Human Growth Hormone (HGH), anabolic steroids, peptide hormones, amphetamines, insulin and stimulants....   [tags: Doping in Sports]
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Classifying Drugs: Dependency - There are many types of drugs and they all have similar yet very different ways to harm you. They also fall into two types of dependency categories, psychological and physical. First there are the narcotic drugs. These relieve pain by depressing the central nervous system. The main source of these types of drugs is opium. The drug of choice in this category is heroin. Because heroin has a high solubility in water it causes the street preparation for intravenous administration to be simple yet instantaneous....   [tags: Hallucinogens, Depressants, Toxicology]
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Universal Molecular Drugs - In this essay, a new biochemical technique to fight against viral diseases is going to be introduced. Before introducing this technique, it is necessary to know the origin of diseases first. Most diseases are caused by bacteria or virus. A long time ago, antibiotics were discovered and they have the power to kill bacteria. However, there are no such powerful methods to treat viral infection. This essay begins with an explanation of the principles of how penicillin and the HIV protease inhibitor work, followed by a proposed application to heal viral diseases based on learning enzymatic mechanism....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Prescription Obesity Drugs - 1. Has FDA provided ‘sufficient guidance’ to guide development and registration of prescription diet medications. If you agree, provide examples of what you consider ‘sufficient advice’ (including date of publication). I believe the FDA does provide sufficient guidance on the development and registration of prescription diet medications. In 2007, FDA issued draft guidance that clearly defines their expectations to judge effectiveness (weight reduction and maintenance of weight loss after 1 year’s treatment)....   [tags: Pharmaceuticals]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... As stated before, “Lance Armstrong then got caught using EPO supplements as many thought it was unfair to use” (MacKinnon). He might have been fine and could have gotten away with it if he only used the EPO supplements and not the other illegal steroids. In reality, EPO just gives an athlete a little more assistance by helping maintain endurance for a longer period of time. In fact, “EPO is the most effective ergogenic substance available today for endurance events” (Peterson). Since it is the most popular and effective ergogenic substance available today, EPO-BOOST has been created to help with the stimulation....   [tags: athlete, EPO, risks] 2923 words
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The Trade and Use of Drugs in Latin America - Films often depict the trade and use of drugs in Latin America as an extremely violent situation. Countries like Columbia or Mexico are usually where the drugs come from while the United States are the destination. More times than not, Latin America plays the role of an antagonist while the United States plays the protagonist. A film about Latin America, when pertaining to the United States, can fall into one of three categories: fully Latin American, a joint effort between Latin American countries and the United States, or a film by the United States....   [tags: colombia, mexico, drug cartels]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Are Not Worth The Risk - (Steroids). Sterility in both sexes has been documented (Kowalski 13). Acne has also been noted (“Anabolic Steroids”). While these negative side effects can be horrid and temporary, the use of performance enhancing drugs can also result in long term harm. Long-term side effects are very serious in when it comes to performance enhancing drugs. Although the long-term effects of these drugs have not been researched in great lengths, there is some evidence that they can be substantial (Reinberg). A condition called steroid rage, while rare, can occur....   [tags: steroids, side effects, harm]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Professional Sports - It is NFL Sunday and you are ready to see some of your favorite athletes to go head to head on the grid iron. However, you notice something a little different your favorite athlete seems to be more aggressive and his body has changed substantially. That famous athlete that you know and adore was caught for taking performance enhancing drugs that was the reasoning for your unanswered questions about his odd transformations. Bigger, better, stronger each professional athlete tries to achieve that when they are preparing to compete in their sport, but there are some that get a little help to be better, bigger, and stronger....   [tags: athletes, nfl, illegal substance]
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The War on Drugs: Drug Sentencing Reform - Drug Sentencing Reform The Judiciary Branch of the United States government is responsible for interpreting the law. Those involved with this branch determine the meaning of the laws and decide what to do with those who break them. Because of a drug movement that took place through the 1980s, the courts have severely punished those who break laws associated to drugs; Congress is now trying to step in to change the way the Judiciary Branch is forced to punish such criminals. Congress has been busy the past couple of years evaluating the proper sentencing of those convicted of drug crimes....   [tags: nixon, sentencing, warrant]
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Deadly Trend: Over The Counter Drugs - Back then, cough medicine or painkillers were used to treat the common cold. Now in days they are being used particularly different which contradicts its initial use. More and more teens are abusing over the counter medicine, otherwise known as OTC drugs to try to achieve that “high” effect. “Many of these products are widely available and can be purchased at supermarkets, drugstores, and convenience stores. Many OTC drugs that are intended to treat headaches, sinus pressure, or cold/flu symptoms contain the active ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM) and are the ones that teens are using to get high” (“Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse”)....   [tags: Cardio Depressants, Public Awareness]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Among Athletes - Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, performance enhancing drugs have become a religious practice in “the lives of some sport figures.” The use of these supplements have given the user an edge, an edge to perform at maximum capability. Most major athletes all agree on the fact that the competitive determination to win is intense. Despite all, most athletes have high hopes of either winning a medal, a full ride college scholarship or the once in a lifetime opportunity to play for a professional team....   [tags: Sports, argumentative, persuasive]
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Illicit Drugs: Albert Hofmann and LSD - Most people do not think about all the things in this world that an individual can use that could potentially cause self harm. According to an article published by CNN, there are more than 22 million illicit drug users in the United States alone. Starting from the age of 12, individuals try marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants and prescription drugs. A large number of these drugs are misused daily but their original means for creation was to aid health issues. However, because there are addictive qualities associated with the drugs; they tend to change their users completely....   [tags: hallucinogenic drug, psychedelic era]
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Drugs: The Blood Diamonds of the Pharmaceutical Industry - Enter any drug store in the United States, and you are instantly surrounded by thousands of drugs. They vary in size, color, strength and price. Some are easily obtained off the counter, while pharmacists hold others under lock and key. Despite the vast assortment available, they all have one process in common. Clinical trials. Before we can take them for our headaches, hypertension and hypoglycemia they all undergo the rigorous process of clinical trials. However, these trials have often resulted in the exploitation of vulnerable populations all over the world....   [tags: Medical Ethics ] 1661 words
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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Treatment and Drugs - With a disease that doesn’t discriminate towards any group, HIV/AIDS is a disease that is impacting the world at an alarming rate. It doesn’t matter your age, sex, race, sexual orientation, this disease impacts every demographic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013), “Worldwide, there were about 2.5 million new cases of HIV in 2011. About 34.2 million people are living with HIV around the world.” There are many myths and confusion about this disease, and in this paper I’m going to discuss what HIV and AIDS are, as well as its impact it’s making around the world....   [tags: symptoms, Condom]
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Off-Label Use of Prescription Drugs - Although the pharmaceutical industry says that prescription medicines are as safe as they can possibly be, prescribed drugs have a high increase of risking a patient’s health. According to the law, drug makers seek Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for specific uses of their products and conduct trials to test their drugs safety and effectiveness in patients with specific conditions. The FDA demands that drug companies conduct rigorous clinical trials to prove a drugs safety and effectiveness in treating a particular disease....   [tags: Academic Essays]
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Talk Therapy vs Psychoactive Drugs - In today’s society, a lot of emphasis is placed on administering drugs and medicating people with psychological issues; however, most of these ailments and issues have the ability be treated through the use of talk therapy rather than medication. Americans are particularly guilty of over medicating when it comes to our more common mental health diagnosis such as, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. We as a society expect things to be done at the snap of a finger; in our advancement of science, we have been able to discover ways of offering the results we want quickly, inexpensively, and with little effort....   [tags: psychotherapy]
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Drugs: Never-ending Circles in the Dust. - I talked to my sister again, she sounded good. It's been a while since we last had a conversation that was coherent and logical but then the last time we did it only lasted a couple months before she disappeared again. Court was last month after four DUI's, Three Driving while suspended a number of possessions of an illegal substance and a couple of drug related B&Es the system felt that the best they could do is tell her to stay clean and send her back out on to the same streets where her druggie friends and angry drug dealers are waiting to consume her....   [tags: drug addiction essay]
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How Drugs Destroy Athletic Ability - The human body can do a magnitude of activities, from running to climbing to lifting extremely heavy objects that can all go away in the blink of an eye by using drugs. One of the key things to a healthy and athletic human is cardiovascular ability, or the strength of the heart and how efficient it is pumping blood throughout the body. Just by preforming around thirty minutes of exercise a day, can improve the body’s cardiovascular health drastically. Just by preforming that little bit of exercise a day the body can reduce in fatty weight....   [tags: legal issues, the human body, ]
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war on drugs - The war on drugs is not a war that can be fought on the beaches of Normandy or in the jungles of Vietnam. It is a war fought in the backyards of all Americans, every day. This is a war that cannot be won with the aid of nuclear weapons or the help of any other forms of artillery. The number of casualties, however, will be determined by whether or not the legalization of drugs occurs. Many will suffer the same outcome as a soldier killed in battle if drugs become legal. If marijuana and other drugs are legalized, obtaining drugs will be easier for people of all ages....   [tags: essays research papers] 1561 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 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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Drug Production and Traffic: An Inventory and Ways to Eradicate This Problem - Forum: Advisory Panel on the Question of the Indochinese Introduction Drug production and trafficking is a widespread issue that has proven to be extremely difficult for individual governments. The black market for illegal drugs has become almost omnipresent in modern society as the production and distribution of drugs has evolved into one of the most profitable industries. United Nations (UN) reports from 2003 value the illegal drug market to be approximately $320 billion and growing. Governments try to prevent the issue through legal restrictions such as prohibition which has caused the formation of the black market....   [tags: Drugs ]
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THE IMMORAL PROPOSAL FOR THE CHANGE OF DRUG LAWS - In the United States the use of illegal drugs is prohibited. If one uses or possesses any type of an illegal substance it is considered a criminal offense. One must know that 15 million Americans use drugs each month (Husak 7). There are various points of view that disagree and agree with this law. An advanced society must realize that the idea of any attempt to allow illegal drugs to be legalized, in any way in society, cannot be morally permissible; a sound minded person cannot allow more addiction in a drug infested country....   [tags: Drugs]
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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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