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Drugs, Money, Media and Advertising - Drugs, Money, Media and Advertising Ads for pharmaceutical drugs are everywhere. They are in magazines, on television and radio, on billboards, and on the little bags that you get from the pharmacist. These days it is difficult to get away from all the drug advertising. All these ads are for products that require a doctor's prescription. The goal of advertising is to increase profits. By advertising so heavily for drugs that the majority of the population does not need, pharmaceutical companies attempt to create as large a consumer base as they can....   [tags: Drugs Argumentative Persuasive Topics Marketing]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports When involved in sports, you have to be competitive. You need to win more than anybody else. However, athletes are taking winning to the extreme. As the use of performance enhancing drugs is becoming more popular amongst athletes, many of them do not understand the risks involved in taking these drugs. Many people are looking for a quick way to build muscles, or to get stronger the fastest way possible. Using these performance aids may very well be a quick fix for many athletes, but taking the drugs is unethical and dangerous....   [tags: Steroids Drugs Sport Athletes Essays]
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Legalization of All Drugs - Legalization of All Drugs Legalize Drugs. I know what you’re thinking, are you crazy. The debate over the legalization of drugs continues to disturb the American public. Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs, beliefs that are contrary to what Americans should believe. I ask all of you to please keep an open mind and hear me out on this very controversial subject. All of us have in some way or another been affected by drug, whether it is a family member or the economic burden on society....   [tags: Legalizing Drugs Narcotics Argumentative Essays] 1827 words
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The US War on Drugs in Latin America - The US War on Drugs in Latin America Introduction The United States has a long history of intervention in the affairs of one it’s southern neighbor, Latin America. The war on drugs has been no exception. An investigation of US relations with Latin America in the period from 1820 to 1960, reveals the war on drugs to be a convenient extension of an almost 200 year-old policy. This investigation focuses on the commercial and political objectives of the US in fighting a war on drugs in Latin America....   [tags: Drug Drugs Essays]
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All Drugs Should be Legal for Personal Use - All Drugs Should be Legal for Personal Use The war on drugs is costing us over 100 billion dollars to fight each year, and we’re only fighting a monster which we are making bigger with each punch. It’s not drugs, but drug laws themselves that have created this monster. Drug use is part of human nature, but the unimaginable wealth involved leads to the corruption of the police, judges, and elected officials. There is no reason to have the government regulating what goes into an individual’s body....   [tags: Legalization Drugs] 941 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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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Performance Enhancing Drugs      When most people think of performance-enhancing drugs the first thought that comes to their minds is the illegal ones like steroids, but today there are more non-illegal drugs like creatine and androstenedione for people today. Creatine is a chemical produced by the kidney and found in meat product. It helps muscles recover after a workout, which in turn helps athletes bulk up faster (Gregorian 5). Creatine is used by many of the nations top college sports teams like Nebraska and Northwestern....   [tags: Steroids Sports Drugs Essays]
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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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Legalizing Drugs - Legalizing Drugs Drug legalization is an enduring question that presently faces our scholars. This issue embraces two positions: drugs should not be legalized and drugs should be legalized. These two positions contain an array of angles that supports each issue. This brief of the issues enables one to consider the strengths and weakness of each argument, become aware of the grounds of disagreement and agreement and ultimately form an opinion based upon the positions stated within the articles. In the article “Against the Legalization of Drugs”, by James Q....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Narcotics]
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Douglas N. Husak's A Moral Right to Use Drugs - Douglas N. Husak's A Moral Right to Use Drugs In Douglas N. Husak’s A Moral Right to Use Drugs he attempts to look at drug use from an impartial standpoint in order to determine what is the best legal status for currently illegal drugs. Husak first describes the current legal situation concerning drugs in America, citing figures that show how drug crimes now make up a large percentage of crimes in our country. Husak explains the disruption which this causes within the judicial system and it is made clear that he is not content with the current way drugs are treated....   [tags: Husak Moral Right Drugs Essays] 1269 words
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Can Economic Aid Make a Difference in Flow of Drugs? - Can Economic Aid Make a Difference in Flow of Drugs. 1. The United States government spends nearly $100 million annually, working towards the goal of greatly reducing the drug flow into this country (Abbott 160). Compared to the $100 million the U.S. spends, the $3 to $5 billion the Latin American countries bring in each year from drug trafficking is quite unbalanced. While researchers agree drug crops create a source of income for a number of Latin American people, they disagree about whether or not economic aid from the United States can make a big enough difference to slow the drug flow into the country....   [tags: Drugs Drug Economics Funding Essays] 971 words
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Are Drugs More Detrimental to Educational Attainment? - Introduction Is an illegal substance or a legal substance more detrimental to educational attainment. Studies have shown that early marijuana use is correlated with poor educational performance including high school drop-out rates (Verweij, Huizink, Agrawal, Martin, & Lynskey, 2013). The explanation for the rate of dropouts and poor education performance is that engaging in activities that involves smoking marijuana, strays the student from education. Nonetheless there are cases where students that do smoke marijuana or drink alcohol still excel in school as well as have a high grade point average therefore the students peers play a big role in the straying that cause them to deter from educ...   [tags: drugs, cannabis, cocaine, meth]
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The Market for Illegal Drugs and The War on Drugs - In 2009, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while on a state visit to Mexico said something no other political figure had been courageous enough to admit at that point – that the war on drug is a failure. In her own words, she said: “Clearly, what we have been doing has not worked… our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade and our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these [Cartels] criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians.” Taking a closer look at the economic forces that have been driving the supply end of this business as well as evaluating the economic costs of the war will give us a b...   [tags: economic costs of drug prohibition] 1032 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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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 War on Drugs - The war on drugs began in the United States in 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared war. President Nixon increased the number of federal drug control agencies, increased mandatory sentences for drug offenders, and utilized no-knock warrants in attempt to get the problem under control. It has been over forty years since President Nixon declared a war on drugs. Did America win the war on drugs. Is it time to legalize illicit drugs in this country. What are other countries doing in reference to drugs....   [tags: United States, Richard Nixon, war]
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The War on Drugs - For several years the United States of America has been struggling with the problem of drug addiction of its citizens. This has led the federal government to take measures to restrain the problem of addiction in the United States. However, after observing these measures, such as the ‘War on Drugs’ and its consequences, scholars now question the effectiveness of the drug policy implemented. Some scholars even argue that the War on Drugs has been more harmful to American citizens than helpful. Also, scholars claim that the drug policy has had severe consequences in the foreign countries the policy has been targeting....   [tags: United States, Colombia, drug policy]
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The War On Drugs - ... In order to reduce incarceration it would be necessary to do more than just eliminating mandatory minimums sentences and harsh criminal penalties for nonviolent drug crimes. The Cato Institute, a Libertarian think-tank, makes the following policy recommendations to the 108th Congress in its Dec. 2004 "Cato Handbook for Congress": “Drug prohibition is a classic example of throwing money at a problem. The federal government spends some $19 billion to enforce the drug laws every year—all to no avail.” The direct cost to American taxpayers of the war on drugs includes spending on police, the court personnel used to try drug users and traffickers, and the guards and other resources spent on i...   [tags: president Richard Nixon policies] 916 words
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The War on Drugs - ... The drug trade is a lucrative one- and by definition its illegality places control of it squarely in the hands of the criminal underworld. Supporters of current international policy may blame drug users or even the drugs themselves for these problems- but clearly there is no use in simply wishing that drugs didn’t exist, or that people of all cultures and societies throughout the world didn’t use them. Throughout human history, the consumption of psychoactive substances has been virtually universal to our species- whether the substance is caffeine or cocaine, alcohol or amphetamine (Nadelmann, 1990; Pryce, 2012)....   [tags: enactment, economic, addici] 1656 words
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The War on Drugs - There are some that would argue that the war on drugs was blind justice. Others would say that the war on drugs is a war against the minority males. Then again, others would say the war on drugs is a war against women. This last argument, is not as often discussed as it is prevalent in the statistics researchers discover in studies on the war on drugs. Some of what many would view as the positive outcomes of a necessary policy, others would recognize as a distraction from the disparities and the biases lying beneath the surface....   [tags: Drug Abuse]
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The War on Drugs - ... They have other benefits than just helping boost the economy. If we put in the time and effort we could find ways for it to help cure aliments and diseases. We already know that marijuana can help with pain and other things besides just recreational uses. We also run the possibility that drugs will lose their appeal once they are legal. When you tell someone that drugs are bad or that what they are doing is wrong that makes the act that much more appealing to them and they will try whatever they have to in order to do what they want....   [tags: Prohibition and current laws don't work] 2773 words
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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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The War on Drugs - There was no intention of war in the beginning. The impoverished people of Mexico started out selling drugs, specifically marijuana as well as ampoule for truly noble reasons. It was out of need that drug trafficking began in Mexico. For example "In the 1950's the crises in the mine industry in the northern states of Chihuahua and Sonora compelled some workers to cultivate..." since employment was low. Since then drug trafficking has changed in many ways. Now the drug lords and the Mexican government are at war, now the people of Mexico are divided between supporting the drug cartels or supporting government action against them....   [tags: substance abuse and commerce] 1257 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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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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Drugs and Addiction - The drugs that fascinate man most – the ones that inspire us to poetry or drive us to murder – are those that affect the brain and the spinal cord on which it rests. Some of the first drugs used were said to have been used in link to religion and superstition. Some of these drugs include alcohol caffeine, nicotine, ether, procaine, LSD, marijuana, cocaine, and heroine. The list of the amount of drugs known to man is almost endless, and there are constantly new drugs being invented or discovered in the things we see around us every day....   [tags: illegal substance abuse] 1287 words
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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 and Alcohol - ... In raising awareness of the adverse effects of drugs and alcohol, we hope to increase public understanding of what they are, the potential harm and the damage it has caused to our society. Local churches often run campaigns to promote Christianity and raise awareness of their religion. It would be viable for them to continue as is, but include flyers and other advertisements that target alcohol and drugs. Through a series of special events, such as alcohol free nights, we create incentives for those addicted to drugs and alcohol to attend and make it a habit to reduce consumption of drugs and alcohol....   [tags: major social issue, outcomes] 1697 words
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War on Drugs - ... Around the time Jimmy Carter was elected and inaugurated, a campaign platform that included marijuana decriminalization was enacted. By October 1977, the Senate voted to decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use but as marijuana became more prevalent in school and teens started using the drug, marijuana became caught up in a broader cultural backlash against the perceived permissiveness of the 1970’s (A Brief History of the Drug War, Bureau of Justice Statistics)....   [tags: harsh punishment, trafficking, penalties] 834 words
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Drugs in Sports - Athletes that use drugs while performing in the Olympic games should have some type of punishment. They should not just be able to get away with everything. Even though not every athlete uses drugs while performing, any drugs that is, the ones who do should have to pay the price. When they use drugs while they are performing, they are risking their whole career, and even their life. Athletes should be required to take a drug test if they plan on performing in the Olympics. Athletes that use drugs should be punished in some kind of way....   [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 Tipping Point in the War on Drugs - As described in novel The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference the course of any trend, movement, social behavior, and even the spread of a virus has a general trend line that in essence resemble a parabola with 3 main critical points. Any trend line first starts from zero, grows until it crosses the first tipping point, and then spreads like wildfire. Afterwards, the trend skyrockets to its carrying capacity (Galdwell, 2000). Then the trend gradually declines before it reaches the next tipping and suddenly falls out of favor and out of memory....   [tags: drug abuse, marijuana, ]
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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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Hard Drugs Should Not be Legalized - ... This can lead to a dangerous cycle of a user needing to get a higher intake of the drug just so they can experience the pleasures. This is how hard drugs are addicting and is one but not all the reasons hard drugs should not be legalized. Harvard professor Jeffery Miron believes, “addiction isn't the problem. Many people are addicted to caffeine and nobody worries about that. Many people are addicted to sports, beer or food. That doesn't bother the state either”. But in reality how can you compare addiction to caffeine to that of an addiction to cocaine....   [tags: substance abuse] 929 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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The Impacts of the War on Drugs - ... So anti-drug campaigns and organizations started to be formed. The D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program was adopted nationwide to help inform students about the consequences of drug use. Along with President Reagan's Wife, Nancy Reagan's, anti drug campaign with the slogan “Just Say No.” These campaigns also slowed syringe access to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. During Bill Clinton's early times in office he advocated treatment instead of arrests. He later switched tides and increased the amount of attention the War on Drugs was getting....   [tags: incarcerations, marijuana, costs] 1069 words
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The Use of Performance Drugs in Sports - ... But using performance drugs — aka, doping — isn't without risks. “Take the time to learn about the potential benefits, the health risks and the many unknowns regarding so-called performance drugs such as anabolic steroids, androstenedione, human growth hormone, erythropoietin, diuretics, creating and stimulants you also may decide that the benefits aren't worth the risks.”(Mayo Clinic) Like once some people choose to use drugs to help their performance, other athletes have their freedom of choice infringed upon: if they want to succeed they have to take drugs too....   [tags: doping, athletes, zulu warriors] 1013 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 Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... More people die yearly in the UK from tobacco than from taking performance enhancing drugs. The mortality rate for steroid users is 12.9 percent compared to the mortality rate of tobacco smokers which is roughly six million per year. This shows that tobacco is more dangerous and is the cause of more deaths yet it is legalised. So, making performance enhancing drugs would make little difference as its mortality rate is so low. Athletes already endanger themselves by adjusting diets and going through intense training programmes....   [tags: anabolic steroids] 1412 words
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U.S. Fights the War on Drugs - ... High school dropout rates increased for black and Hispanic children living in poor neighborhoods and crime rate increased. Federal prisons were and are overcrowded due to increased convicted drug dealers. There were and are fewer employment opportunities when the drug dealers were released from the prisons and prisoners learned new criminal activities when in prison. The Obama administration did not like the term “War on Drugs” because they thought the term was not productive in solving the problem....   [tags: taxpayers, traffickers, cocaine] 1004 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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The Effects of Prescription Drugs on the Body - ... The reason why stimulants are able to obtain the focus of individuals who suffer from ADHA is that is increases the level of dopamine in the brain, which is linked to an individual’s pleasure, movement, and attention; however, these same drugs can be abused by non ADHA patients in order to get high, loose weight, or increase focus and attention, but it comes with a price. Stimulants can cause increase blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and decrease sleep and appetite (NIDA, 2009), which overtime, can cause serious cardiovascular problems, such as stroke or even a heart attack....   [tags: stimulant, depressants, hallucinogens, death] 1008 words
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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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The Use of Drugs as a Recreation - ... Amyl Nitrite is used as a vasodilator in the medical field meaning that it helps widen the blood vessels by the relaxation of the smooth muscle in the body and with the proper dosage can help those with heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. The use of the drug in the recreational function is due to the fact that it gives users a “rush.” In a person with normal blood pressure the use of Amyl Nitrite expands already normal functioning blood vessels making blood rush through them at an abnormal rate that the brain and heart are not used to handling, which, in turn makes the person sustain a drunken state of mind making the individual light headed, dizzy, relaxation of th...   [tags: effects, addiction, dangers] 1233 words
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The Impact of Drugs on the Body - Drugs are in existence in about every society in this world. Whether it is to get a “high” or be used as a medicinal technique, they exist just about everywhere. How societies deal and accept different types of drugs can be very different. Some societies embrace the use of drugs to where the drugs are not illegal and used for a recreational use. A good example of this would be the Netherlands legalizing Marijuana so it could be smoked out in public. Other societies, such as the US, force a negative stigma on a person if they got caught with more hardcore drugs such as heroin or cocaine....   [tags: psychological and physical problems]
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Drugs and Alcohol are Not Cool - Drugs and alcohol are perceived as “cool” among young people. The biggest problem is teens do not understand how to drink alcohol responsibly and do not understand the risks or consequences associated with drugs. They do not think about their futures, because teens live in the now. They want to be cool, fit in, and have fun, but it is not all fun and games. Laws have been made to prevent anyone under the age of 21 from obtaining alcohol. Other laws have been made so that you have to be prescribed certain legal drugs, but “despite minimum drinking age laws, underage college students engage in high levels of risky drinking and reach peak lifetime levels of alcohol dependence.” (Hosier)....   [tags: teenagers, depressant, college] 1333 words
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Legalization of Drugs and Crime Reduction. - ... in 1937, because so many people were abusing it. So as an outcome of weed not being legal its lead to the illegal trade for money. Marijuana is a mind-altering drug depending on the level of the THC determines your side effects. It is a mix of dried flowers, leaves and stems cut off from the plant. It can range in color from green to brown, it has a very wide range of textures and smells. It also has a variety of colored hairs. The main and active ingredient in marijuana is THC. It can range in color from green to brown....   [tags: marijuana, abuse, meth]
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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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Drugs and the Young Generation of Papua - ... 3 Billion more. " The amount of the allocation of these funds are relatively small and have not been able to reach out to districts even if the parent is given for each BNN districts / cities in Papua, " he explained. While the district BNN already established and operational at the time of the new BNN Jayapura district with funds from center only around Rp. 2 Billion for the year 2014. Kadarmanta also said that it had taken steps to address drug trafficking in Papua. First take precautions to citizens who have not been touched by drug abuse in order to have knowledge about the dangers of drugs and behave reject drugs....   [tags: addiction, rehabilitation, dealers] 1233 words
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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 Belarusian Version of the War on Drugs - ... The confiscated amounts are going to increase faster in 2014, since Belarusian drug warriors have acquired a new “weapon”- The Presidential Decree no.1 “On a number of questions concerning the government regulation of poppy seeds” (ratified on 20 January 2013). The Decree stipulates a set of drastic measures, targeted at preventing the uncontrolled flow of poppy seeds into Belarus (e.g. ban on retail sail in small shops and/or confiscation of the vehicle, if the owner violates seeds’ transportation standards).The MIA believes the Decree will be conducive to a drastic decrease in the rates of drug abuse in Belarus....   [tags: government, HIV, cannibis] 1636 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 Overselling and Overuse of ADHD Drugs - Psychiatrists and pharmaceutical relationship has come under scrutiny in recent years over the selling of ADHD drugs. Psychiatrists, and medical schools primary focus while researching and treating patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) should be the care of the patient. However, when interactions exist between physicians and pharmaceuticals, a conflict of interest is present and must be recognized and managed to avoid any harm to patient care. The rise in ADHD diagnosis and its treatment with psychotropic shows that there are conflicts of interest between physicians' commitment to patient care and the desire of pharmaceutical companies to sell their product...   [tags: conflicts of interest in healthcare]
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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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Controvesy of Performance Enhancing Drugs - Performance enhancing drugs have become a controversial topic in today’s sport society. Numerous elite athletes from a wide range of sports such as swimming, soccer, rugby league have issues with the use of performance enhancing drugs. Current times suggest that athletes have managed to push the boundaries of greatness in performance and physical fitness. Athletes in the modern world use performance enhancing drugs because it increases the testosterone production in the body. Elite athletes use these types of drugs because of physical enhancement, bigger body mass, improves strength, endurance, and performance....   [tags: athletes, response, ability] 1051 words
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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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Substance Abuse with Drugs and Alcohol - ... These types of involuntary functions are things like gag reflex and breathing. If you do not treat alcohol poisoning you suffer by choking on tour own vomit, having a low body temperature, your can become very dehidrated, or heart beat becomes irregular or even stops. If you become dehydrated it can lead to more serious issues. There are many ways to tell when an alcoholic is drunk. Alcoholics will often show a compulsion to drink, they most likely have a tolerance to alcohol, and they do not have the ability to control their drinking....   [tags: additive, depressant, danger] 1023 words
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Drugs and Substance Abuse in America - ... While reading the short story “Clean” by Amy Reed I came to a better understanding on substance abuse, and what causes it to start. In her novel Reed portrays ordinary teenagers, then demonstrates how drugs and/or alcohol becomes such a factor in an average teenager’s life. In the beginning of the story we are given five completely different teenagers, which had their life’s laid out for them, but still ended up at a drug rehabilitation center before they could even turn 18. According to the histogram below most percentage of users are between the ages of 16 and 20, which then informs us that substance abuse isn’t something that people start on their on, but there are several determining...   [tags: nicotine, marijuana, alcohol]
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Professional Athletes and Enhacer Drugs - ... The drugs can also affect the way you play because you are more likely to miss a game winning goal or shot for your team because you're on so much drugs just to win a game. If you are a professional athlete and you take drugs you are showing your kids that it is right to take drugs when they get into competitive sports. When you take a drug you better be careful because you never know who is watching you. You can get in huge trouble even for just taking a couple of enhancer drugs to get that one big hit over the fence or that one great play up the middle....   [tags: anabolic steroids, football players] 1345 words
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The Different Types of Contraceptive Drugs - Contraceptive drugs are used to prevent pregnancy. They work either by changing the hormonal environment of the female reproductive tract so that an ovum is not produced, killing the spermatozoa, or keeping the fertilized ovum from implanting to the endometrium. There are many drugs that can do this. Some include oral contraceptives, transdermal patches, and even implants. Pregnancy occurs when an ovum is fertilized by a spermatozoon from the male. In females, the anterior pituitary gland produces follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which stimulates the follicle in the ovary to form a mature ovum and also to secrete estradiol which thickens the endometrium....   [tags: medication to prevent pregnancy]
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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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Abuse of Prescription Drugs and Heroin - In recent years criminologists have seen an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin. These drugs are nonetheless dangerous, widespread, and potent, however; they do not reign king in the context of epidemic or rampant proportions. In popular opinion the most ruthless drug is Methamphetamine, also known as meth, ice, crystal, crank, or speed. In earlier times meth was popular among rural more poverty stricken areas, now it invades urban areas as well. This is a problem, which is hard to contain and control....   [tags: criminologists, amphetamines] 1551 words
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What Drugs Mean to a Musician - ... These artists talk about how they get high and how they escape from the world, to deal with the pain and boredom associated with everyday life. Although they don’t present the prettiest part of what it means to be human they are able to express the raw need of all people to get away from what is around them. Whether its drugs or a hobby most people have something that they use to escape from the troubles of daily life. Brandy Clark is a somewhat well-known country singer and song writer. She has written for many other well-known artists and is able to express deep issues through her lyrics....   [tags: Get High by Randy Clark, Cocaine by JJ Cale] 775 words
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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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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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Therapy and Rehabilitation for Drugs and Alcohol - Treatment There are both Drug and Alcohol therapy and rehabilitation. Inpatient and Outpatient treatment is available depending on the need of individuals who suffer from SUD’s. These therapies are applied most commonly by a counselor through appropriate set-up of counseling sessions. For this purpose, there are many treatment centers that offer different rehabilitation programs for persons in need (Doweiko, 2012).These programs mainly include weekly individual counseling sessions, group session, and activities, utilize existing support services (12 step groups) and treatment planning goals designed in such a way, to program the patient and help him/her gain self-confidence to stand on their...   [tags: ;patient, treatment, symptoms] 654 words
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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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The Abuse of Prescription Drugs - When people hear of prescription drug abuse they think of people that do not have a prescription using the drug for other reasons but this is not always the case. People that get a prescription, may abuse it by misuse of selling them, or by over use. Many different types of prescription drugs are very addictive and used out of control. They can have some serious effects on a person. Why does so many people abuse prescription drugs. Some will say it is safer than street drugs since it is FDA approved....   [tags: addictive, doctors, illegal] 990 words
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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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Prohibition and the War on Drugs - Throughout history, campaigns against certain parts of life are frequently argued upon. Wars are in a state of flux, but a constant in America's policies is the Drug War. The government attempts to prevent the consumption of illicit and harmful substances, even shown in modern domestic policies. Yet with much effort, positive results was not usually yielded. Apart from the outcomes, prohibition has made a large impact on daily life. In the United States, prohibition of alcohol and opium was a visible and controversial debate....   [tags: substance criminalization] 893 words
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Against Psychotropic Drugs for Children - Some facts about psychiatric drugs for children are that the drugs are prescribed with a false diagnosis. The children that are prescribed are not seriously impaired by their symptoms, they are merely becoming older and showing signs of adolescents; however, pediatricians see a small frustration in a child’s life and convince the parents or legal guardians that they need unnecessary medications to make the children docile and untroublesome. Little do the parents know, the drug given to the children means more money for the pharmaceutical companies and psychiatric research teams and may not even help the children at all....   [tags: drug, medication, symptoms]
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