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Potent Drugs: The LSD or Acid - LSD, or ‘acid’ by street name, is one of the world’s most well-known and most potent drugs. Its major component is Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, which is found in a fungus that grows on grains, such as rye, and some wild grasses. LSD is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. It is illegally made into crystal form first and is later converted to several different liquid forms, such as tablets, microdots, absorbable paper, gelatin squares, or capsules for distribution (Hoffman, page 56). Users call an LSD experience a “trip”....   [tags: effects, trip, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide] 523 words
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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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The Failed War on Drugs - In 2010 the U.S federal government spent 15 billion dollars on the War on Drugs. This equals a rate of nearly 500 dollars per second and does not include state spending or housing costs for those jailed in this failed War. Despite all the money spent and harsh drug sentencing policies, drug use in America has been on the rise for several decades. With increased drug use comes increased drug related crime, increased HIV infections and of course the ever increasing costs involved in a war that simply cannot be won in the traditional sense....   [tags: Drug Crime, Addiction, HIV, Solutions]
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The Unbeatable War on Drugs - Society’s view of drugs has vastly changed based on the sociological imagination of the times. Sociological imagination basically means that we are able to view ourselves as a part of one large group rather than individuals. Human’s behavior and attitude have evolved based on the social forces that have adjusted around them. This changing of ideas has been clearly apparent in the Americas and is a prime example of the prohibition of alcohol from 1920 to 1933. The illegality of alcohol provided the Mafia with an opportunity to produce liquor and therefore it had considerable control over those who wanted their alcohol and service....   [tags: benefits of legalization outweigh the negatives] 1050 words
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Unintenttional Overdosing on Pharmaceutical Drugs - Drug Overdosing During the summer of 2013, I committed my time to learning the fundamentals of being a clinical pharmacist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. From the time I spent there, I knew that I wanted to practice medicine at the professional level. As an intern, I spent a lot of time shadowing different pharmacists and observing how they deal with the many staff members in the hospital. Whether it is with a physician, pharmacy technician, patient, or another pharmacist, the pharmacist would always deal with them in a professional manner....   [tags: label, medicine, toxic] 3385 words
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Future Medications and Newer Drugs - ... Prime examples of me-too drugs are • desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) • SNRI • escitalopram (Lexapro) • Pristiq is simply Effexor’s main metabolite • Viibryd is indicated for the treatment of adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The FDA approved Viibryd as a new molecular entity in January, making it the only approved selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and 5HT1A receptor partial agonist. • The Glutamate System and Depression Glutamate is abundant in the brain and is one of the most common neurotransmitters....   [tags: psychiatric disorders, anxiety, social phobia] 3145 words
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The Impact of Illegal Drugs - These days, drugs and alcohol can be found just about anywhere. Many people are tempted by the excitement or escape that drugs and alcohol seem to offer. However, the risks associated with that temptation far outweigh the benefits. Continuous use of these substances comes with short-term and even long-term effects. These effects can impact someone’s mental and physical health, personal life, relationships, and professional career in a negative way. A drug is any chemical or substance that brings about psychological or physical changes....   [tags: stimulant, addiction, crime] 594 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - ... He was pronounced cancer free in February of 1997. He had his seven Tour De France titles taken from him after he tested positive in a drug test. He was banned from competitive cycling for life. He denied using illegal drugs through his whole career. At last, in January 2013 he admitted to doping in a television interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey. Alex Rodriguez has been one of baseball’s best players for years but he will not be participating for the 2014 season. Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the season because he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs....   [tags: illegal, doping, testing] 739 words
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Treatments and Drugs for Cancer - ... Basal cell carcinoma is treated by electrodessication, surgery, topical chemotherapy and radiation (Triggle & Hecht, 2010). Bladder cancer therapy is determined by the tumour (Triggle & Hecht, 2010). Tumours that are superficial are usually surgically removed from the bladder (Triggle & Hecht, 2010). If the tumour is in the epithelial lining of the bladder, intravesical chemotherapy would be used (Triggle & Hecht, 2010). Chemotherapy is also used to treat breast cancer. Although the most common treatment is surgery, chemotherapy is still used as an adjuvant, to kill cancer cells that may have metastasized or as a neoadjuvant, to shrink the tumour to allow for less tissue to be removed (T...   [tags: chemotherapy, radiation, surgergy]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - ... Steroid maker and former body builder David Jacobs directed football players to use HGH during the season, and to use steroids during the offseason. Athletes can easily get away with it because they can buy time and push their random test back by using simple excuses. For instance, David Jacobs directed them to say that “they are on vacation” and can take the test the next week. In that given time they can take a supplement which drains the body of any lingering steroids which are left in their system, which obviously would result in a negative steroid test....   [tags: professional athletes] 1213 words
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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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Prohibition of Drugs in Columbia - ... good Moreover, the country has developed a punitive populism (Criminal Policy Comission, 2012), this means disproportionate legislation, which has led to a more severe punishment for “drug trafficking’ than ‘torture’ or ‘rape’ (DeJusticia, 2013). This throw that the numbers of prisons and correctional institutes at December 31, 2013 were 25.258 offenders detained for Trafficking manufacture or possession of drugs, 14,26% of the total prison population (INPEC, 2014) making clear that drug related crimes have an important influence on a human rights crisis visualized on the overcrowded jails....   [tags: punishment, human rights, narcotics] 641 words
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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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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Baseball - Performance Enhancing Drugs in Baseball Introduction Performance Enhancing Drugs are taking over sports, and I am here to make a difference. Have you seen all the stories on sports center a couple months back. About Alex Rodriguez and Lance Armstrong for doping and using PEDs. How does the use of PEDs affect society and the game of baseball. I am going to raise money to make a difference in my community to help young athletes realize that you don’t have to use steroids or “dope” to help you enhance your athletic performance....   [tags: doping in professional sports]
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The Harmful Nature of Drugs - ... The next day at school my best friend invited me to skip class and join him to do more marijuana. Completely opposed to this idea, I still ended up joining him. This time was different instead of being around a few people like the first time, it was just my best and I. In my head I had a completely different outlook on how the drug would be. Instead of being horrifying like the first time, it actually felt good and I liked it. My best friend seeing that I enjoyed the drug pushed me into trying more....   [tags: addiction, overdose, friendship] 1032 words
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Alcohol, Drugs and Child Abuse - ... A child learns by example, if the parents do not show these traits to their children then they will most likely do what they know in later life, which is what needs to be avoided as much as possible. They learn that hitting is an acceptable punishment when another child tries to take their toy. That child learns that it is admissible to talk down to their girlfriend or wife on into adulthood. This could be prevented. For children to be taught these things through the actions of a parent or caregiver is just unacceptable....   [tags: caretaker, suicide, bulimia] 1356 words
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On Raves and Club Drugs - ... We wanted to choose our way of life against from a prescribed life what our parents and the government tried to push ourselves into. We wanted to go against this emotionally empty lifestyle that the society wanted us to be part of so we found ourselves in this subculture, the rave subculture. After many years of this kind of happiness I asked myself many questions. Where did this come from. How long has it been in this social world. Is it going anywhere or is it just a dead end in our life where we cannot move forward....   [tags: personal reflections] 1069 words
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Drugs and New Orleans Teens - ... On average one out of every three African-American males, living in New Orleans, never finishes high school and what is even more shocking to learn is that the young men that can overcome the aforementioned barriers approximately, 70% of the African-American youth do earn a high school diploma or GED and strive for a better life, make conscious efforts, and fight to break the cycle of impoverishment that they grew up in. They attempt to combat the stereotyping of African- American men and boys from the closed minded general populous that are blaming the African-American males for the appalling circumstances in which many find themselves in....   [tags: substance abuse in Louisiana]
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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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Should Drugs be Legalized? - ... It's quite simple - drugs cause violent behavior. In actuality, crime will rise when drugs are legal because more people will be taking drugs. Crime is high in high-drug use areas not because people are committing a crime to get drugs, but the influence of the drugs made them more inclined to commit a crime. For instance: A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (7/6/94) reports that cocaine use is linked to high rates of homicide in New York City and that "homicide victims may have provoked violence through irritability, paranoid thinking or verbal and physical aggression which are known to be pharmacologic effects of cocaine." Data from the National Institute of Ju...   [tags: Regulation, Illness, Controversy] 996 words
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Why People Abuse Drugs - Many do not understand why people become addicted to drugs and don’t understand how drugs change the brain. Many addicts are viewed as weak people without morals. A very common belief is that drug abusers and addicts should simply be able to stop taking drugs if they are willing to change their behavior. What many people underestimate and do not fully grasp is how complex a drug addiction can be. A drug addiction is a disease that affects the brain, and therefore an addict cannot break his addiction just by using his or her willpower....   [tags: addicts, brain, chemicals] 565 words
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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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Sports and Performance Drugs - ... Women may get: deeper voice, cessation of breast development, growth of hair on face, stomach, and upper back, and abnormal menstrual cycles. Have you wondered why athletes are better now than in the past. Some say it’s because performance enhancement drugs. In the last few years a lot of athletes have been caught using performance enhancing drugs. Usually they have been famous people who have a lot of expectations on them and they need it so they can play better. They think that if they play better they’ll be the best there ever was....   [tags: cheating, unfair advantage] 780 words
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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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Legalizing Performance Enhancing Drugs - It is common knowledge that chemistry plays a vital role in the world of sports. Sports drinks, pain medication, and dietary supplements are just a few of the myriad forms chemicals are involved in athletes’ everyday training. Even so, the controversial use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) has evoked serious ethical debate. I believe PEDs are merely another chapter in the book of human improvement, and by legalizing them we can help men reach their fullest potential. Exactly what are performance-enhancing drugs....   [tags: chemistry in the world of sports]
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Media's Influence on Drugs - ... Some of the studies explained that some shows can portray an imagine of drinking or doing drugs to be associated with the "in" crowd. The individuals who are considered to be cool and popular in a school setting also are the ones being invited to all the parties and getting involved with different drugs. This imagine sends the message that it is okay to try drugs and even makes you "cool". According to the studies Nunez-Smith et al. researched, shows that have an image like this cause for adolescents to have a higher risk of exposure to drugs....   [tags: adolescent population, exposure, music]
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What are Psychoactive Drugs? - ... According to Psychology in Action the desired effects of depressants are, “Exhilaration, euphoria, high physical and mental energy, reduced appetite, perceptions of power, sociability” (Huffman). The undesired effects include, “Irritability, anxiety, sleeplessness, paranoia, hallucinations, psychosis, elevated blood pressure and body temperature, convulsions, [or even] death” (Huffman). Caffeine is another stimulate. It helps to increase alertness, but it can also have these negative effects, “Insomnia, restlessness, increased pulse rate, mild delirium, ringing in the ears, [and] rapid heartbeat” (Huffman)....   [tags: Hallucinagens, Prescriptions, Depressants]
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Athletes Using Enhancement Drugs - ... Uniform anti-doping efforts are an important part of the WADA. According to Dimitrios D. Nikolopoulos, from the department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at the University of Athens, Chara Spiliopoulou, from the Medical School in Athens, and Stamatios E. Theocharis from the Asklipieion Boulas General Hospital in Athens, the WADA publishes a list of prohibited substances and methods annually. The list contains drugs that improve athletic performance and doping methods, which are ways to enhance sports performance that do not involve drugs (536)....   [tags: performance, substances, sports, doped] 2610 words
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Drugs, Gangs and Juveniles - ... The other drug that John tested positive for was marijuana. Marijuana has been known to be the most popular drug of choice among juveniles. It has been known to interfere with learning development,short term memory, social skills and more. Not only is addiction a possible problem with this juvenile but many other problems may arise from this substance abuse. There are many affects that can occur when a juvenile is associated with drugs. Things that will mainly be affected are: academics, mental health, physical health, behavior and more....   [tags: personal narrative] 1074 words
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Drugs: Mind Alternating Substance - ... Alcohol is another depressant and also has the affects of barbiturates like slowing cognitive responses and impairing judgment. Alcohol causes people to avoid making choices that are helpful, and instead following choices that are less helpful and sometimes harmful. It affects humans inhibitions and make the body respond in ways that it wouldn’t normally react. Drinking alcohol can cause you to lose self-control, and self-awareness, cause problems when forming memories, and it affects cognitive processing....   [tags: addiction, abuse, dependence, tolerance] 1283 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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Performance-enhancing Drugs and Athletes - ... Sports is a competitive game in which athletes feel obliged to win and strive to become better than others. Although the improvement of sports has increased greatly, there are rules and regulations that must be followed. Sports include the protection of the health and safety of the athletes. It also includes the respect for medical and sport ethics. With unfair advantages due to medical conditions, it does not ensure an equal chance for everyone during a competitive game. Steroids involved in sports causes natural athletes that have beaten incredible and unbelievable records previously to be masked by athletes of today that have exceeded records with the help of performance-enhancing dru...   [tags: sports, steroids, lance armstrong] 658 words
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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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Overpricing on Generic Drugs - ... It is no surprise that this issue is impacting both the patient and individual pharmacies. According to the National Community Pharmacist Association, patients who are covered by Medicare and Medicaid “are declining medications due to increased co-pays” (Alexandria, NCPA). Patients who now have to pay additional money out of their pocket on premiums all the sudden are directly holding insurance companies at fault instead of the pharmaceutical companies. As a certified pharmacy technician, I have also experienced similar first hand conflicts with concerning patients who are switching dosages or declining the medicine because they simply cannot afford its cost....   [tags: pharmacy, medication, insurance] 831 words
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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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Pediatric Drugs and Labeling - Historically, pediatric drugs have been used without the adequate research done for pediatric formulation and dosage information for children usage. There have been difficulties and lack of pediatric trials done on drugs and children received unapproved therapeutic uses based on adult formulation, which have caused harmful results in children. There is a profound need for pharmaceutical tests to be approved for safety and effective for use by children. Only few drugs have adequate labeling information and approved indication for dosage, frequency, and route of administration....   [tags: Doses, Health, Children] 683 words
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Children and Psychiatric Drugs - ... (p. 2). The medications that are being used include anti-consultants, stimulants, anti-depressants, and mood stabilizers. These medications can overused or misused due to finding what works for each child. Here lies a huge ethical dilemma that is very personal to me. According to Parens & Johnston (2011), About one in five adolescents has symptoms of a psychological disorder...both the number of children diagnosed with a psychological disorder and the number receiving medications have risen dramatically in recent years….The ethical concerns are numerous and varied, whether these drugs are being overused or misused in children to long-term safety, the accuracy of diagnosis....   [tags: misdiagnosis, ove-diagnosis, under-diagnosis] 685 words
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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 Abuse - ... 60% of those were caused by prescription drug overdose. Pain relievers, tranquilizers, and stimulants are the most abused of these substances. These drugs are fairly easy for people to get. Many people will go to multiple doctors and after hour clinics to get these drugs. A lot of them go to pill mills, which are run by cash. All you do is walk in, pay the money and the doctor will write you a prescription for the pills you want. So this leaves people that are going to multiple doctors doing this with pills not only for themselves, but enough for them to sell on the streets....   [tags: marijuana, children, overdose] 553 words
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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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Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... World famous baseball player “Alex Rodriguez” was using PED. “PED are not natural,” “It’s cheating”.” It represents an unfair advantage to the other athletes. PED is cheating because it violates constitutive rules of the activity. If people uses them and we seem them we should expect them to disqualified. Athletes shouldn’t use drugs because fans can tell that their favorite Idol has been improved by a lot. We hear all these facts from a man named Mr. Costas and any other baseball purists that shout the roof....   [tags: doping, sports industry]
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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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Performance Enhancing Drugs is a Global Issue - ... Even though an athlete is from country he can still have an impact globally. Even though Cristiano Ronaldo is from Portugal the talent that he has, has an enormous impact on everyone in the world that watches soccer. He has raised the standard to another level and he is an idol for many players trying to become professional soccer players. If he was to be caught drugs the level of play would fall and he would no longer be the mentor that he is for the world. Lance Armstrong gained complete success until June 2012, when he disgraced himself and everything he stood for....   [tags: sports, athletes] 960 words
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The Benefits of Regulating Now-Illegal Drugs - ... Sales of herbal medicines now exceed $4 billion a year. Meanwhile the war on other drugs has escalated. Since 1970 the federal anti-drug budget has gone up 3,700 percent and now reaps $17 billion. More than one and half million people are charged with drug charges each year, and 400,000 are now prison. A large portion of it is spent to pay police, fund the D.E.A., and house drug-offenders in prison. The prisons are filled to capacity with drug-related criminals, and violent offenders often go free earlier because of this as prisons and jails are already crowded to the brim....   [tags: organized crime, taxes] 898 words
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Is the War on Drugs Being at All Effective - Having spent over $400 billion over the course of the American drug prohibition, it’s sensible to ask the question, “Are we making any progress?” Shockingly, the answer from experts on both sides of the issue seems to be the same; a resounding “no”. It is clear at this point that the War on Drugs has ultimately failed, however the consequences of pursuing the issue have left North America in a disastrous state, with many economic as well as social issues. With people spending approximately three times as much money buying drugs as the government spends fighting against them, how can this war possibly be won when the government has to spend so much money combating in opposition to it....   [tags: American drug prohbition] 647 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... It is not fair for students to be taught to be independent and make their own decisions but once the decisions gets tough the adults around have to make it for you. Performance enhancing drugs should never be aloud no matter what age you are because it gives you and unfair advantage yet a drug like marijuana is not lethal. The person should have the right to choose if they want to put it in their body no matter what age they are or at least be given the option to do the right thing” (Opinion L.A.)....   [tags: sports, athletes, drug addiction]
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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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Harmful Effects of Drugs on the Human Body - ... Furthermore, in Mill’s argument, the fundamental right is to NOT BE HARMED. In this case, we know that drugs such as cocaine or heroin will cause changes in behaviors and attitudes of the drug users (addicted), and this will cause the user to hurt the people in the surroundings. Hence, again I strongly agreed with my own perspectives and also Wilson’s point of view on this kind of drugs (cocaine or heroin) should be prohibited and not allowed to be used by the society since it is harmful and dangerous....   [tags: methamphetamine, mental changes] 1137 words
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The Solution to the Immoral, Unwinnable War on Drugs - ... Medical marijuana is common in the USA and Canada for conditions such as crohn's disease, whereas in the UK the continued blanket ban on forms of cannabis that aren't GW Pharmaceuticals' Sativex means that costs are too high for it to be used to help sufferers (Erhorn, 2010). Decriminalization would be a solution to all these problems, and more. Decriminalization: Why this is the route our nation must take. Economically intelligent: There is no doubt that decriminalising drugs would be an economically smart move for the United Kingdom to take....   [tags: incarceration, decriminalization, economics] 1680 words
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The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - ... This is a valid argument, but the risks that come with the use of performance enhancing drugs are unnecessary and avoidable, whereas the risks in playing sports cannot be evaded but can surely be minimized, for example wearing protective and specialized gear while practicing a certain sport.1 Some would argue that the use of performance enhancing drugs should be legalized but has to be regulated and used properly and safely under medical supervision, this indeed would minimize the risks involved in the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports and it would potentially increase the performance level of an athlete or a sportsperson, but this however does apply pressure to those athlete...   [tags: athtletes, caffeine, steroids] 1105 words
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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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Drugs in Sports Gives an Unfair Advantage - My topic is drugs in sports. My opinion on Drug in Sports is that is wrong and it gives an unfair advantage to the users. Doping ( taking banned drugs to improve one’s performance ) in professional sports is illegal. Many people dope because it makes them better at their sports. For some athletes, along with doping comes the ability of sporting, personal and financial reward. To many people, the difference between failure and victory may appear to be as small as a pill in the palm of someone’s hand....   [tags: doping, blood, cheating]
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Psychedelic Drugs and Their Influence on Creativity and Spirituality - ... He wanted others to be able to express their individuality through religion. Psychedelic drug use is know to alter the users perception of religion, and Timothy Leary was a perfect example of this. After several amounts of experiments and surveys it is apparent that psychedelic drug use has the ability to alter the users sense of creativity, and spirituality. However, their is room for further research on the long-term effects of psychedelic drug use. Most of the studies only record the short-term effects, leaving the long-term effects unknown....   [tags: altered states of consciousness]
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Drug Patents and Generic Drugs in Chile - Patent rights, usually lasting up to 20 years before expiration, allow the pharmaceutical company which produced the drug, the right and ability to sell it. These patents create a temporary monopoly which allowing firms who paid for production to make a profit for their investment. Generally after the patent has expired, the drug is then mass produced under generic labeling, and is often much cheaper and accessible than was the patented version. But throughout the duration of the patent, availability of the drug has become a large problem....   [tags: fta, temporary monopoly, firms] 586 words
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Elite Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... The rule is clear; athletes should not take performance-enhancing drugs without proper supervision. Jost (2004) stressed that performance-enhancing drugs (steroids) create masculine characteristics similar to those from naturally occurring testosterone. The ensuing growth in muscle mass may be a bonus for athletes; however, steroids may also create detrimental side effects. Such as acne and increased in body hair as well as tumors and cancer in the liver. He pointed out that women who use steroids can also acquire a deeper voice and an enlarge clitoris....   [tags: Sports, Controversy, Dangerous] 1831 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Performance enhancing drugs or PEDs have become all too prevalent in sports today. It seems like every time Sport’s Center or any sports program airs there is all something mentioned about PEDs. Some people say that they make the game more exciting and some say that it is cheating. Performance enhancing drugs have always tainted modern sports due to the types of steroids, athletes that use them, and widespread use. Performance enhancing drugs are drugs that do exactly what they sound like. They enhance people’s performances....   [tags: drug abuse, dna, sports] 1560 words
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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Is Combating Drugs, Terrorism, and Criminal Activity - ... The second is the promotion of treaties and legislation among member nations to develop programs to counter drug activity, crime, and terrorism. The last pillar is cooperation among member states through field-based projects. The work program also seeks to obtain a number of outcomes. Interventions to achieve these outcomes include the use of international treaties by governments of the member nations to improve judicial cooperation; the use of measures taken to thwart drug production, drug trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering, corruption, terrorism, and other forms of organized crime; the use of empirical evidence-based research to influence policy and decision making; and t...   [tags: intervention, policy, abuse] 527 words
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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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The Negative Impact of OTC and Pescription Drugs - Advil, Aleve, Tylenol, Benadryl, Sudafed, Claritin, Nyquil. The list seems to never end and they all achieve the same purpose. Forget wanting to feel better, America craves a binge drug to provide hope in the oh-so relentless cold that has been affecting them for longer than desired. Of the millions upon millions of people who daily rely on OTC and prescription drugs to suppress their cold, headache, heart burn etc, many do not understand the impact of drug consumerism on a broad scale. What is at stake....   [tags: health, abuse, intoxiation] 1271 words
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Drugs and Alcohol Violations on College Campuses - ... More and more college administrators has adopted alcohol and drug abuse education and prevention programs but despite the efforts, the alcohol-related problems has not decreased much (Turrisi, Mallett & Mastroleo, 2006). The Greatest risk for heavy drinking are Greek Organizations and athletes. Greeks and non-Greeks participated in skills training and self-monitoring intervention, and studies showed that there was a slight decrease. The Greek organizations still continued to drink more than non-Greeks after intervention; 15-20 drinks per week (Turrisi, Mallett & Mastroleo)....   [tags: violations, organizations, athletes]
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The United States Failing War on Drugs - ... When looking at facts; however it could change someone’s opinion. Jeffrey A. Miron from MIT estimated that the state Massachusetts would reduce its criminal justice spending by $120.5 million per year. Most of which are court fees ($68.5 million), followed by police ($40.3 million) and corrections ($13.6 million). The United States jail more of its citizens than any other country (cato). Most of which are non violent criminals. This could be from the failed war on drugs and mandatory minimum jail sentences....   [tags: marijuana, economy, medical] 790 words
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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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