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Pain Relief Medication - The only anti-inflammatory drug for over a half a century was Aspirin. Unfortunately, Aspirin causes many side effects when taken in large doses such as ulcers and bleeding in the intestines. Experts knew they had to discover another remedy to help pain sufferers. A medicine alternative called Paracetamol was discovered, but did nothing to take away pain. In 1948, Cortisone was discovered. It was considered a miracle until side effects developed from the drug. In 1980, Ibuprofen went over the counter and has become the most well-known anti-inflammatory....   [tags: Drugs] 1380 words
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Treatment or Incarceration? - There is an epidemic of almost epic proportions in this wonderful nation called the United States. However, this epidemic is not only national; it is worldwide. And because of this epidemic there are other problems in society such as an increase in crime and prison overcrowding. The epidemic is that of Substance Abuse and Addiction. The penal systems of each state house more prisoners due to drug related crimes than any other. The statistics do not lie; they only tell the truth. Treatment instead of incarceration would be beneficial to the addict himself and to society as a whole....   [tags: Drugs]
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Addicted to Methamphetamine - One day you are the average teenage boy, an aspiring student, good grades, competitive athlete, close family and friends; and then you are homeless, alone, addicted to drugs and eventually end up in jail. This is what happened to Eric. He had heard about Methamphetamine or “Meth” on the news but did not come face to face with it until watching a friend use it. What started out as what he thought was harmless, became something that he could not live one day without. All it took was one time and he was hooked, and the downward spiral began; his life as he knew it would never be the same....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Psychedelic Drugs (aka Psychedelics) - Psychedelic Drugs (aka Psychedelics) Introduction: Throughout human history people have sought experiences that somehow transcend every day life. Some sort of wisdom that might progress their knowledge of self and of the world that they live in. For some reason they believed that the tangible world just could not be all there is to life. Some believed in a greater force that controlled them, some believed of invisible beings that influenced their lives, some of an actual other world that paralleled their own....   [tags: essays research papers] 6133 words
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Drugs Destroyed a Friendship - Freshman year of high school always seems to be the tougher year. People you thought were friends end up changing their ways and become a whole new person. High school is when a person’s personality really shows. Everyone finds who they are inside, and they find others like them. Some try to move up the popularity pole, and will do anything to reach the top. Others seem to just fade away out of existence because of drugs. My friend Todd was one that just disappeared from my life. At the beginning of freshman year, I didn’t know many other people at my school....   [tags: Personal Narrative, High School] 742 words
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Drugs Have Degraded Sports - Drugs Have Degraded Sports Traditionally the diverse range of sporting events falling under the category of athletics have been associated with integrity, honour and honest effort, however the changing face of today's contemporary society and the attitudes, morals and standards existing within it has brought with it many changes to this ancient sport. From these changes the following hypothesis was formulated. "The modern day perception of athletics is one that, for me, is very detrimental to the sports high popularity, ancient rituals and traditions....   [tags: Papers] 845 words
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Anti-arrhythmic Drugs - Digoxin is originated from the foxglove plant. It is usually given to patients who suffer from arrhythmias. Arrhythmia is a condition in which the myocardium beings to either beat too fast (tachycardia) or beat too slow (bradycardia). Antiarrhythmic drugs are given to the patient to correct these non-synchronous contractions and bring the myocardium back into a normal rhythm. Pharmacodynamics Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside; its pharmacological properties are related to its ability to inhibit the sodium-potassium ATPase....   [tags: Medicine]
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Performance-enhancing Drugs and Steroids - Ever since Mark McGwire, a St. Louis Cardinals baseball player, broke the home run record of Roger Maris, a New York Yankee outfielder best known for hitting sixty-one home runs in 1961, the media has been frantic.  This frenzy is not only about McGwire's accomplishment of hitting a Herculean seventy home runs but is about another subject, performance-enhancing drugs. Mark McGwire is not only using creatine, but he is also taking androstenedione. Creatine is an amino acid that fuels muscle contraction and is produced in the liver, kidneys, and pancreas (Schrof 54).  Androstenedione is produced in the body by the gonads and adrenal glands in small amounts.  It is a sex steroid hormone that th...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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My Adventure with Drugs - My Adventure with Drugs My brother David decided one afternoon that he was going to take me on an adventure. He came to this decision after smoking pot and watching the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland. I, being a child of nine, thought it sounded fun. My parents weren't home and my brother was supposed to be watching me. Mom and Dad usually didn't like me going too far from the house when they weren't there. That's why I questioned was how long it would take. “We'll be back before they get home,” he told me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2332 words
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Against drugs - Drugs should not be legalized because there would be an increase in drug abuse due to its availability. Legalized drugs would become cheaper and more appealing to people who previously had not tried drugs. Addicts who tend to stop, not by choice, would not stop because drugs would be more accessible if legalized. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is that the United States had 286 million dollars and 81,762 drug seizures due to drugs alone, but the bad news is that the number of prisoners has reached 70 percent which will cost the taxpayers 30 million dollars a year to put them in jail annually....   [tags: essays research papers] 375 words
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Legalizing Drugs - "Drugs- something and often an illegal substance that causes addiction, habituation, or a marked change in consciousness." - Merriam-Webster Dictionary Just close your eyes for a minute and picture what the world would be like if drugs were legal. Would you be for it or against it. Just think, you could get drugs anywhere you wanted. You would not have to worry about getting in trouble with the law. You could get as many as you wanted and have a supply and variety of whatever you wished for....   [tags: Drug Legalization] 1384 words
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Legalize Drugs - The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very controversial and important issue. Drugs affect so many areas of society. "The U.S. population has an extremely high rate of alcohol and drug abuse" (Grolier). Several groups have formed and spoken out regarding their position. "Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization is the first step in helping to deliver the credible, consistent message about the risks and costs of the legalization of drugs to people in terms that make sense to them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1240 words
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decriminalize drugs - One the many controversies in our country today, regards the prohibition of illegal narcotics. Deemed unhealthy, hazardous, and even fatal by the authorities that be; the U.S. government has declared to wage a “war on drugs.” It has been roughly fifteen years since this initiative has begun, and each year the government shuffles more money into the unjust cause of drug prohibition. Even after all of this, the problem of drugs that the government sees still exists. The prohibition of drugs is a constitutional anomaly....   [tags: essays research papers] 1183 words
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Illegal Drugs - Illegal Drugs The product is illegal drugs. The people who deal these drugs are criminals. That's what makes the drug business different then any other. *Alcohol is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use alcohol products. *Nicotine is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use many different forms of tobacco products, all which have tobacco in them. *The drug Caffeine can be found in many everyday items, like soda candy bars. Think of how many cops we would need if caffeine products were illegal....   [tags: essays research papers] 807 words
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Drugs Project - Drugs Project SOLVENTS Solvents are fluids which can dissolve things. Some solvents give off vapours which can be harmful if inhaled. Different solvents have different health effects, which will depend on how exposure happens, how much and for how long. Various glues contain solvents that are harmful, if inhaled. When a solvent is sniffed, it produces a 'high' similar to that produced by alcohol. If glue is sniffed on only a few occasions, it is unlikely to cause much harm....   [tags: Papers] 1054 words
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Club Drugs - It’s 6 o’clock on a Saturday morning and while some teenagers are enjoying the extra hours of sleep, many are still bouncing around to the sounds of techno music. Thousands of teenagers and even some adults gather into clubs decorated with black lights, disco balls, and tons of smoke machines. Their hearts are pounding and their pulse is racing at the speed of light, all compliments of designer drugs known as club drugs (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Changing the molecular structure of an existing drug or drugs to create a new substance creates designer drugs (Kusinitz 151)....   [tags: essays research papers] 987 words
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Legalize drugs - Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs; beliefs that are contrary to what America should "believe". However, such a debate has been apparent in the American marketplace of ideas before with the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920's. With the illegality of alcohol the mafia could produce liquor and therefore had considerable control over those who wanted their substance and service. The role that the mafia played in the 1920's has transformed into the corner drug dealers and drug cartel of the 1990's....   [tags: essays research papers] 2776 words
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Investigating Drugs - Investigating Drugs What is a drug . A drug is any substance that can be used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom, or modify a chemical process or processes in the body. The word "drug" is etymologically derived from the Dutch/Low German word "droog", which means "dry", since in the past, most drugs were dried plant parts. Name 2 useful drugs. * Quinacrine (no evidence of its action in vivo) * Amphotericin B Five harmful drugs. * Alcohol * Nicotine * Heroin * Weed * tobacco....   [tags: Papers] 422 words
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Psychoactive Drugs - Psychoactive Drugs What are psychoactive drugs. What are the effects of the drugs and what damage can they do to your body. There are many different drugs that are very harmful to you and some of them are marijuana, alcohol, PCP, sniffing, crack/cocaine, heroin, nicotine and methadone. Those are just a few of the hundreds of drugs that are out in the world today. Many of these drugs can kill you or even harm your body severely. To begin with, marijuana has been a common drug in many countries for thousands of years; there is still no consensus about what it does to the human body....   [tags: Papers] 416 words
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Fertility Drugs - Fertility Drugs Most men and women are raised thinking that eventually they will marry and have children. What happens when a couple gets married and wants to have a child and finds out that after several times of having unprotected sex there is no pregnancy. The finger is usually pointed at the woman but in some cases it can be due to the man. In a woman's case, the problem is usually that she is not ovulating normally and in a man's case he might have low sperm count. These are the problems that are most heard of but there are other factors that can cause infertility....   [tags: Research Papers Pregnancy Conception Papers]
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Psychodelic Drugs - Psychodelic Drugs Alcohol Alcohol is one of the most widely used drugs in this society. It is accepted as a part of social life. Its use is widely promoted via sponsorship of sporting events. Advertising infers that drinking is the path to happiness, success, romance, etc. There are references to alcohol and its effects from earliest known writings. Alcohol is consumed in the beverage form and sold legally in this state to persons over 21. Alcohol is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the stomach and small intestine....   [tags: essays research papers] 3302 words
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drugs report - My partner and I both currently attend courses on the sociology of drugs and youth and it was from these classes where we derived our question for this project. As these subjects were a shared interest we decided to focus our question on the drug habits of Stirling University students as we would have no access problems to a sample. Once our topic was decided apon the specific question ‘Have the drug habits of Stirling University third year students changed since coming to university’. Even though the report had to be done in pairs this did not necessarily make the task any easier....   [tags: essays research papers] 469 words
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Anti-legalization of Drugs - Anti-legalization of Drugs Drugs have been around for many centuries and proceeds to be a major issue for the last few decades. Marijuana was first federally prohibited in 1937. Today, nearly 70 million Americans admit to having tried it ( Inciardi 19 ). Whether people stop using drugs, there will always be more and more people reaching out to use drugs. For the past few decades, many people have tried to legalize drug use as well as stopping the use of drugs. Society, in my opinion, would not know how to react if drugs were to be legalized....   [tags: Papers] 1059 words
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"12 Monkeys" and Society's Perception of Drugs - Illegal Drugs vs. Psych Ward Drugs The definition of drugs ranges from supposedly positive to automatically classified as negative. But who is to say which drug is bad and which drug is considered good. In the movie entitled "12 Angry Men" the director Terry Gilliam used this film to bring about an idea that I had to rethink. This movie was released on the 27 of December in 1995, this movie's genre is often questionable but for the most part it is an Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi. The two characters that the drugs affected the most were the main character James Cole played by Bruce Willis and another important character Jeffrey played by Brad Pit....   [tags: Personal Essays] 668 words
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Analysis of Leaflets: The Score and Drugs the Facts - Analysis of Leaflets: The Score and Drugs the Facts The leaflets 'The Score' and 'Drugs the Facts' both use the same genre as a teen magazine would, although they have subverted all the generic conventions so that they are in some way associated with drugs. Many effects are designed to achieve a subconscious response. As the reader registers them subliminally this is very effective. The overt purpose of both leaflets is to try and give accurate information about drug use and try to prevent it....   [tags: Papers] 1257 words
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Drugs - Does America Have a Future? - Does America Have a Future. Can you picture this. Children and teenagers suffer from irreversible brain damage. Children go to school high, if they even to go school at all. Crime rates soar to outrageous proportions. Businesses fail because of decreased productivity and increased absenteeism. Families break up because a parent is in prison. Courtrooms and prisons are overcrowded with criminals convicted of drug-related crimes. These scenes could reflect America in the future if drugs such as cocaine and marijuana are legalized....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1147 words
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Comparative Harms Of Legal And Illegal Drugs - There is much harm that comes about due to the use of drugs, legal or illegal. For starters there are many health risks that one takes if he or she abuses the power of drugs. Someone that is addicted to drugs, either legal or illegal, puts an awful strain on their bodies. They also put an awful strain onto their family and friends. Attempts will be made in this paper to compare the harms that occur from the abuse of legal and illegal drugs. Throughout U.S. history there have been many attempts to control drug use....   [tags: essays research papers] 3463 words
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Why Drugs Should be Made Legal - Why Drugs Should be Made Legal During the 1920's, laws prohibiting alcohol sales and consumption did very little to stop people form getting their hands on a bottle of rum. Instead, the streets became the battlegrounds for organized criminals. Innocent people were being killed and public officials corrupted. Prohibition was a mistake and hopefully we are wise enough as a society not to try to repeat the same mistake. However, we are making the same mistake by trying to fight the war on drugs....   [tags: Papers] 707 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Performance Enhancing Drugs For many years sports have played huge roles in human’s everyday lives. From entertainment, political, financial and to actually competing in them. The task for the sportsmen or women, especially in the top rank, is to beat the other competitors and get a good result from it. Here there is a high amount of pressure on many athletes coming from the media, coaches, themselves etc. They have the wanting to do well and achieve their goals and aims so much that some of the athletes turn to performance enhancing drugs....   [tags: Athletics Sports Essays] 1025 words
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Functionalist and Interactionalist Perspective on Illegal Drugs - Functionalist and Interactionalist Perspective on Illegal Drugs The war on drugs in our culture is a continuous action that is swiftly lessening our society. This has been going on for roughly 10-15 years and has yet to slow down in any way. Drugs continue to be a problem for the obvious reason that certain people abuse them in a way that can lead to ultimate harm on such a person. These drugs do not just consist of street drugs (marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy), but prescription medications as well....   [tags: Illegal Narcotics] 1019 words
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Date Rape Drugs - Date Rape Drugs The date rape drug rohypnol, otherwise known as “roofies” is a major issue today on college campuses everywhere. This drug is an illegal drug, which is an accomplice to many rapes occurring everywhere around the country. Assailants dissolve a few tablets of roofies in a drink and give it to an unaware victim. The victim drinks the contents and, within twenty to thirty minutes, begins to feel the effects of the drug. Among other effects, roofies is a sedative and muscle relaxant, and causes amnesia....   [tags: Papers] 621 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Imagine someone close to you winning a gold medal in the Summer Olympic Games. Now, picture them getting the reward stripped out of their hands by the Olympic committee because that someone you know tested positive for steroids. The use of performance enhancing drugs, or doping, is more of a shortcut athletes take in their training regimen. In most sports, athletes need to build strength in a short period of time to perform at the highest level; however, these athletes do not think of the possible negative repercussions drugs have on their health....   [tags: Steroids Sports] 1460 words
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Education is the Best Weapon in the War on Drugs - Education is the Best Weapon in the War on Drugs It seems that in the ongoing debate over whether to legalize drugs in the United States, quite a few people feel that legalization would diminish the crime rate. Their argument points out that the permissible use of marijuana would eliminate the necessity for people to go into hard drug territories to purchase such a drug and maybe even deter them from trying narcotics like crack-cocaine and heroin....   [tags: Papers] 1864 words
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Consequences of Using Performance Enhancing Drugs - There are many ways that using performance enhancing drugs in sports that can affect your life and everyone else's around you. Have you ever considered what your fans would think if they ever found out you were using enhancement drugs. What about your parents, wife, children and team. Have you ever thought about the physical, emotional or overall mental health risks that using performance enhancing drugs can cause. In life there are many factors to consider when faced with the option of using drugs to enhance your athletic capabilities....   [tags: Sports Atheltics Steroids] 1436 words
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War on Drugs Should Focus on Traffickers - WAR ON DRUGS SHOULD FOCUS ON TRAFFICKERS The War on Drugs is a never-ending struggle that appears to have no end. The problem with fighting the supply and demand sides of the war is that the suppliers often do not appear to play by the same rules of engagement. In order for the United States to successfully battle the War on Drugs, the focus should be centered on activities within American borders. When the United States declared the War on Drugs, there was an assumption that other nations wanted to fight the war along side....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on the Olympics -    The use of performance enhancing drugs is undermining the integrity of the Olympic games.  It is impossible to accurately determine the number of athletes who use them, but it is believed that a substantial percentage do.  According to an anonymous Soviet coach, "Perhaps 90% of sportsmen, including our own, use drugs" (CASA 40).  One reason it is difficult to determine how many athletes "dope" is that in international events like the Olympics, the methods used to detect the use of these drugs simply are not effective.  So, although only a few athletes are caught, many benefit from their use of performance enhancing drugs.  It is unfortunate and unacceptable that such high level competitio...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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America's War on Drugs: Policy and Problems - America's War on Drugs: Policy and Problems In this paper I will evaluate America's War on Drugs. More specifically, I will outline our nation's general drug history and look critically at how Congress has influenced our current ineffective drug policy. Through this analysis I hope to show that drug prohibition policies in the United States, for the most part, have failed. Additionally, I will highlight and evaluate the influences acting on individual legislators' decisions to continue support for these ineffective policies as a more general demonstration of Congress' role in the formation of our nation's drug policy strategy....   [tags: America Drug War Politics Narcotics Essays]
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Analysis of Leaflets: Drugs the Facts and The Score - Analysis of Leaflets: Drugs the Facts and The Score 'Drugs the facts' and 'The Score' are both produced by the Health Education authority for a specific purpose, to inform young people of the dangers of drugs. 'The Score' may also have been produced to offer help to drug users as the National Drugs helpline is displayed clearly on the front cover. Both of the leaflets are specifically designed to appeal to a young audience, 'drugs the facts' is aimed at young teenagers between the ages 11-14 years old, whereas, 'The Score's target audience consists of more mature teenagers, between the ages 14-16 years old....   [tags: Papers] 1953 words
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The War on Drugs and U.S. Foreign Policy - Introduction The War on Drugs has been a common phrase in the United States for many decades. What exactly does this mean and how does it shape U.S. foreign policy. The War on Drugs can be defined as the systematic and aggressive policy that is determined to undermine and stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. This policy is backed by several U.S. institutions including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S....   [tags: American Drug Policy]
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Legalization is Not a Realistic Alternative to the War on Drugs - Legalization is Not a Realistic Alternative to the War on Drugs For years, the issue of legalization has been an increasingly controversial subject. Millions of dollars are spent annually in the War on Drugs causing many to wonder if this fight is cost-effective or if an alternative such as legalization would be more realistic than current efforts in drug prevention. Opponents state that with legalization would come an increase not only in availability, but also with everything associated with that availability....   [tags: Papers Weed Marijuana Essays ]
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date rape drugs - "Date Rape Drugs" Alcohol has been the "date rape drug" of choice for years. Now there are some "new" drugs on the market, which are being used for date rape. These drugs are Rohypnol, and GHB, or gamma hydroxybutyrate. They're used to "spike" unsuspecting victim's drinks. This can be easily done because these drugs have no odor, color or taste when put into a drink. These drugs are being increasingly used by youth – in many cases as a date rape drug because of its ability to affect willpower....   [tags: essays research papers] 886 words
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The Mind of Someone Who Uses Drugs - The Mind of Someone Who Uses Drugs In the mind of someone who does drugs there is always a reason to take that hit of acid, that pill of ecstasy, that line of coke or that bump of crystal. Justification is a powerful tool of persuasion, it’s a manipulation tool that others can use on you but more commonly you use on yourself. You don’t have to go to work for ten hours and the acid trip will only last about seven hours so as long as you don’t go to sleep you’ll be fine. You’ll not sleep for twenty-four hours and you’ll be cracked out as all hell at work but hell, it’s worth it....   [tags: essays papers] 1217 words
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Gateway Drugs and Common Drug Abuse - Gateway Drugs and Common Drug Abuse The oldest known written record of drug use is a clay tablet from the ancient Sumerian civilization of the Middle East. This tablet, made in the 2000’s B.C., lists about a dozen drug prescriptions. An Egyptian scroll from bout 1550 B.C. names more than 800 prescriptions containing about 700 drugs. The ancient Chinese, Greek and Romans also used many drugs. The Greeks and Romans used opium to relieve pain. The Egyptians used castor oil as a laxative. The Chinese ate liver to cure anemia....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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The Most Deadly Drugs are Already Legal - This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Fried egg is probably the most influential commercial of our generation. We feared it, we laughed at it, some of us stopped eating eggs, and we made a lot of t-shirts about it. And who was scaring us. Who was so concerned about our health. Our loving friends: The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA). We used to watch those commercials and get all warm and fuzzy inside, someone out there cared enough about us to spend a lot of money on those frightening ads....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1141 words
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Teens' Top Reasons for Taking Drugs - The relationship between teens and drugs has been around for decades; however, this is not what you would call positive. Substance abusing (which is using drugs or alcohol in ways than can cause physical harm) is often associated with crime. But why do youths take drugs. Youth take drugs for the following reasons: social disorganization, peer pressure, family factors, emotional, or rational choice. Social disorganization deals with drug abuse to poverty and disorganized urban environment. Drug use by youth minority group members has been tied to factors such as racial prejudice, low-esteem, social status, and stress produced from environment....   [tags: Law Case Studies] 608 words
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The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Is the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports dangerous. To what degree do these drugs really enhance strength, size, training ability, and muscular performance. Not only are the answers to these questions still unclear, they are the subjects of deep controversy. In order to understand why we are confronted with the problem of performance-enhancing drug use in athletics today, we must look at the history of the development of anabolic steroids: a group of powerful synthetic chemical compounds that resemble the natural male sex hormones (Schwarzenneger 722)....   [tags: Papers Steroids Athletics Essays]
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Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports -   Abstract:  Since the beginning of sports competition, athletes have always looked for some kind of an edge over their competitors.  They will do whatever it takes to be one of the elite and that includes injecting supplements into their bodies to make them bigger, stronger, and faster.  Steroid use is probably one of the most common drug misuses in sports competition.  Athletes found that with anabolic steroids one could become a better athlete twice as fast.  Not until 1975 was the drug first banned from Olympic competition because of the health risks it produced.  Shortly thereafter, the rest of the sports world did not allow anabolic steroids as well.  With the use of steroids...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Oceans - A Storehouse of Undiscovered Drugs and Medicines - The Oceans - A Storehouse of Undiscovered Drugs and Medicines The health of human populations requires a wide variety of chemical and physical supports from both local ecosystems and from the global ecosystem. The subject of this paper is the indirect relationship between biodiversity and human health, particularly with regard to coral reef ecosystems. Coral reefs are the most diverse ecosystems in the sea. “High diversity density gives rise to intense species competition and the subsequent organism capability to construct exotic defensive and offensive chemicals, many with pharmacological value” (Adey 2000)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Drugs, Cheating, and the Purity of America's Pastime - Missing Works Cited Drugs, Cheating, and the Purity of America’s Pastime      Most children who have grown up in an American household have at one point in their lives looked up to sports figures as heroes. Whether it was your grandfather telling his stories of watching Babe Ruth become a legend, your father’s stories of Mickey Mantle and the legendary Yankee teams of the 1950’s and 1960’s, or your own memory of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chasing the home run record, the feeling of wholesomeness that baseball provides has always found its way into many people’s hearts....   [tags: Baseball Sports Steroids essays research papers] 2872 words
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I Support the Decriminalization of All Drugs - When societies finally become comfortable with reality, they begin to abandon the murderous laws that impede their growth. Currently, the social stigma and legislated morality regarding the use of illicit drugs yield perhaps the most destructive effects on American society. Drug laws have led to a removal of non-violent citizens from society- either directly by incarceration or indirectly by death - that is genocidal in quantity and essence. I base my support of the decriminalization of all drugs on a principle of human rights, but the horror and frustration with which I voice this support is based on practicality....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1134 words
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The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on Sports - The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on Sports One of the major issues in the news recently has been the use of performance enhancing substances in sports. This topic has been the subject of many front-page headlines in many publications, from sports magazines to newspapers. A recent scandal involving a San Francisco Bay Area laboratory, BALCO Laboratories, has brought this issue to the forefront, and it's really gotten a lot of attention because this case has led to a 42 count federal indictment by the U.S....   [tags: Steroids Athletes Major League]
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Drugs Abuse: Trading Health for Euphoria -       Ecstasy is chemically known as MDMA or Methyline Dioxymethamphetamine (WWW1). Similar to other amphetamine derivatives, Ecstasy is a stimulant to the central nervous system. Ecstasy was first synthesized in 1914 in Germany and was distributed as an alternative to the appetite suppressant, MDA (WWW2). As people became more knowledgeable about the euphoric effects of this drug, the demand for it became larger and larger. In the 1960's, Ecstasy was characterized as the "love drug". It was also used by psychologists and therapists to reduce hostility in marriage counseling sessions....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]
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Drug Programs - Drug Programs The United States has one of the biggest drug epidemics on our hands. More than almost any other country. Studies show that over half of all high school seniors will have tried at least one illicit drug before they graduate (Hanson). One problem with this is that growing children are not educated properly about these drugs. And without a proper education on these drugs, they become curious and want to try them. The earlier these children get hooked on drugs, the more likely it will lead to more illegal activity (Head)....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Cabinet Crook - Shauna was only 13 years old when she began partying with her 14-year-old sister, Summer. In late January of 2000, Shauna’s sister took her to a party at Rufus’ house, her 18-year-old friend. The girls were looking to party and experiment with drugs that night, and Rufus offered them a drug called OxyContin. He told the girls that it was “a muscle relaxer, then he said it was a different kind of Ecstasy” (Addicted). After taking the drug and passing out, Summer awoke to Rufus’ screams of her sister being dead....   [tags: Drugs]
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Drug Dependency - What is dependency. The dictionary definition of dependency is “The state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.” Meaning that drug dependency is when a person relies on a drug to function normally. The same may happen with alcohol. Recent research has shown that drug and alcohol dependency has been steadily increasing. Most theorize that it is the result of stress and peer pressure. However, there have been many ideas concocted to help those addicted handle their situation....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Drug Patents - Why do consumers purchase specific drugs for various ailments, sicknesses or diseases they might have. Why do physicians prescribe certain drugs over competitive drugs that may be available to the public. Why is it that most of us can easily name specific drugs that fit the many ailments of today’s society. On the surface the answer might be as simple as good TV advertising or radio commercials or even internet adds. The truth of matter is the major pharmaceutical manufacturers own the patents on these drugs and this gives them all of the marketing budget and muscle they need to promote the drug and control the pricing....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Drug Development - Drug development This entire section on drug development highlights concerns which are very particular to the industry. They therefore lead to the implementation of CSR activities which are also very industry specific, although aspects such as animal testing and ethics in research can be shared by other industries such as the cosmetics industry, or the medical device sector for instance. Need for R&D and innovation Today, the need for R&D and innovation is great, maybe greater than ever. In the developed world, access to medicines is becoming a society’s demand and an ever increasing expectation from patients....   [tags: Drugs ]
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D.A.R.E Program - In my mind, I can clearly remember being a part of D.A.R.E program in 5th grade. I remember that we did myriad of various activities and short performances that would help us say no to drugs, tobacco, and alcohol later on in the future. Then when it was graduation time, we presented little plays to our parents. So, when it becomes to be that time in the future when being pressured I will be able to apply that information I learned your side. So why not take some time to help students of TMS now....   [tags: Drugs] 915 words
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Drug Control - Do you think we should legalize drugs. Do you agree that we are spending too much money in drug control. Would our children be safe if there were no drug control anymore. Drug control has been a social pathology problem that overwhelms the safety of all Americans. Debates about drug legalization, which started with the issue of medical use of substances, have been taken place, creating a strong controversy. According to a poll conducted by ABC news in May 1997, 69% of Americans support of drug legalization (Review Of The National Drug Control Strategy, 1996)....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Marijuana Legalization - Marijuana is the familiar name for a raw drug made from the plant cannabis sativa. One of the active chemical in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinal (THC); a stimulant it give users the pleasure effect of relaxation, known as a “high” or hallucinating when consumed too much either through oral or smoking. It is the mainstream drug and a blistering topic to our nation in this day and age. Legalizing marijuana is an ever-growing political and social battle making its way to the top of American controversial issues list....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Drug Discovery - Drug is a chemical which alters the processes in the organism, which is used in the medicine for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the diseases (Farlex, 2011). Drug discovery is a long term process that needs money investment. The process of drug investigation takes approximately from 9 to 15 years during which the number of chemicals that can become drug is reduced from 10,000 to 1-2 (Saparov, 2011). Even after manufacturing the drug is studied by scientists for modifying its structure, delivery and effects on the organism....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Drug Crimes - “Drug offenses include the possession, sale, or manufacture of illicit drugs. Many drug offenses are felonies and are punishable by at least one year in prison. Some drug offenses—particularly the possession of small amounts of marijuana—are misdemeanors. People convicted of misdemeanor drug crimes may receive a fine and/or a sentence of less than one year in a local jail. Some jurisdictions treat the possession of very small amounts of marijuana (e.g., less than 1 ounce [28 g]) as an infraction, rather than as a misdemeanor....   [tags: Drugs]
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LSD History/Effects - LSD History/Effects Lysergic acid diethylamide– LSD– comes from lysergic acid which comes from ergot, a fungus found on grains such as rye. This drug was revealed in 1938. LSD causes hallucinations resulting in peoples’ minds functioning differently. People usually tend to “hear” colors and “see” sounds. Some experiences might be enjoyable, but then other “trips” have the potential to be bad. Those on a bad trip may experience strong feelings of confusion, discomfort, and fear. Flashbacks can occur anytime even after just one dose of LSD....   [tags: Drugs]
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Medical Marijuana - Medical Marijuana From chronic pain to anorexia there may be a type of wonder medicine that can be of assistance. This medicine, however, is looked upon in many different ways in the United States. The drug, only have been studied a few times, lacks an extensive amount of research. Marijuana, a debatable prescriptive but most importantly illicit drug, may have the potential to become a widespread legal and acceptable medicine in the near future. History and THC Marijuana has been around for a long time....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Marijuana Legalization - This debate is becoming more and more relevant since the economy collapsed. The argument over whether marijuana should be legalized has been going on since the 70’s when the war on drugs began, and probably will be going on for many years to come. It is an argument where both sides have done multiple studies, and research over whether it should, or should not be legalized. In this paper I will be discussing both views on if it should, or shouldn’t be legalized, also if marijuana does posses medical value, and if our nation would benefit for legalization....   [tags: Drugs] 1696 words
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Prescription Meth - The days of running to the local department store or pharmacy to pick up a package of Sudafed or Claritin-D may be numbered. Legislatives are considering a law that would require a prescription for all allergy medications containing pseudoephedrine. That means if you have a runny nose or seasonal allergies, you have to pay a doctor’s visit in addition to medication cost. The purpose behind this move is to combat the use and production of meth in Oklahoma by limiting access to the ingredients. Although based on logic and reasoning, the opposition quickly points out the impractical side of imposing such a law on all public citizens, while attempting to control the Oklahoman’s that abuse the sy...   [tags: Drugs ]
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Marijuana Legalization - The legalization of marijuana in the United States is a long and historically debated subject. Pro-legalization advocates provide many reasons for the decriminalization of marijuana; some of the reasons include, zero recorded deaths from direct use, wasting tax-payer money prosecuting non-violent offenders, and prohibition promotes organized crime. Anti-legalization organizers condemn legalization due to marijuana being considered a gateway drug, moral and religious opposition, legalization could lead to harder drugs being legalized, and the fear that legalization would enable the drug to be more accessible to children....   [tags: Drugs] 1979 words
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Marijuana Legalization - When one approaches the issue of marijuana legalization, it is natural to wonder why the plant was made illegal in the first place. A short consultation of the internet can take one to the legislation that originally made its possession illegal, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. This act is historically regarded as the fruition of suspect business motives of William Randolph Hearst, Andrew Mellon, and the Du Pont family (Marihuana, 2010). Such legislation of the 1930’s, a time when the dangers of cigarette smoking were not known, hardly seems a fit role model for our health and drug policies today....   [tags: Drugs]
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Marijuana Reform - The decriminalization of marijuana is an incredibly controversial topic in the United States. Conservative views deem the drug dangerous and debilitating, while reformers suggest that legalizing the plant would have an enormous positive impact on the economy. While others, the terminally ill, wish for the plant to be legal so it can be offered as a less toxic and sometimes more effective alternative to harsh prescription drugs. an overwhelming wealth of facts that state the benefits marijuana can have medically. It’s not hard to believe that marijuana is the 3rd most popular recreational drug in America and Government polls say some 25 million Americans have smoked the plant in the past year...   [tags: Drugs] 1594 words
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Drug Q&A - (a) (i) An agonist is a drug that mimics a natural messenger and activates the associated receptor for that messenger. Nicotine is an agonist for the acetylcholine receptor. (ii) A competitive antagonist is an antagonist whose degree of antagonism is directly linked to the relative concentrations of the agonist and the antagonist. This indicates that both agonist and antagonist bind to the same site on the receptor or that the antagonist directly interferes with the binding of the agonist. This is a dose response curve illustrates the response to a competitive antagonist alone This is dose response curve of a competitive antagonist in the presence of an agonist (iii)A non-competitive a...   [tags: Drugs]
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Morphine - Morphine is a highly addictive opiate psychoactive painkiller. It is often used before or after surgery to alleviate severe pain. Morphine acts by attaching to specific proteins called opioid receptors, which are found in the brain, spinal cord, and gastrointestinal tract. The drug was originally derived from the poppy seed plant before it was chemically enhanced and manufactured. Starting off, the drug was used to cure alcoholism and certain types of addictions. This didn’t last very long considering morphine was found to be much more addictive than alcohol....   [tags: Drugs] 976 words
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Methamphetamine - All, got This research venture will be focusing on the abuse his intention law enforcement and Pope provision of the drug methamphetamine. It will also be talking about the use of other stimulants and its effects on the body and the brain. Also because of its effects how addictive that the drugs can be and what “high risk” someone who is addicted to do it may partake in and how those activities are looked upon in society. The united states of America stimulants of this is very high in “2003 20.8 million Americans twelve years old and above had used prescription type stimulants for nonmedical use at least once in their lifetime.”(The NSDUH report, 2005) this survey also shows that there are...   [tags: Drugs]
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Oxytocin - Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone,” has been associated with several types of social behaviors. It acts as both a hormone and a neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain, and it is thought to have co-evolved with another similar peptide, vasopressin. In women, oxytocin is released in large amounts during labor (facilitating birth) and stimulation of the nipples (facilitating breastfeeding). However, this hormone has been implicated in various behaviors in both genders. Numerous studies have linked oxytocin with bonding between males and females and between mothers and their offspring (maternal behavior)....   [tags: Drugs] 882 words
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