Addiction Papers

  • Legalizing Marijuana

    1634 words, 7 pages

    To the AIDS or cancer patient, marijuana is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees. To the environmentalist, it is the plant that could greatly slow deforestation, restore robbed nutrients by other crops, and help prevent erosion. According to Lonnelle Aikman, "Preliminary

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    Medical Marijuana

    1345 words, 6 pages

    The use of medical marijuana has been a controversial issue in the United States for a large part of the last decade. In 1994 a bill was passed through both house in California which would allow the medicinal use of marijuana in critically ill patients, however the bill was vetoed by Governor Wilson. The following year a similar bill was created which protected both the patient and the doctor whom prescribed the marijuana therapy, but again Wilson axed the bill when it landed on his desk. The supporters of medicinal marijuana changed their approach. The 1996 ballot con

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    Camel Cigarettes Good To The Last Drag

    1229 words, 5 pages

    Camel Cigarettes: Good to the Last Drag Millions of cigarettes are made and shipped out daily from factories all around the country. Each smoker has hundreds of brands too choose from. Looking at any cigarette selection at any store a smoker will see Marlboros, Newports, Benson and Hedges, Winstons, Salems, and most importantly, Camel cigarettes. A Camel cigarette is the Rolls Royce of cigarettes. They’re smoother, slower burning, and tastier than any other mass-produced cigarette. Despite steep competition with other brands, Camel is rightly on top of the cigarette market. Camel is superior

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    Lower The Legal Drinking Age

    1360 words, 6 pages

    Lower the Legal Drinking Age Since the time of prohibition in the 1920’s there has always been a great debate over whether or not alcohol should be consumed in the United States. In 1933 the government said that it was legal to manufacture and consume alcohol in the United States as long as you were over the age of twenty-one in most states. In the 1970’s this age went down to anywhere from eighteen to twenty in different states. This was done because of the lowering of many of the other laws such as voting and when you legally became an adult. The minimum legal drinking age was then rais

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    Legalize It

    1824 words, 8 pages

    Legalize it, Don’t Criticize it Hundreds of years ago marijuana was legal and was no big deal at all. Everyone was acquainted with the plant. It was considered one of the hardiest and most versatile plants around. Many of our historical icons may very well have been users of marijuana. A key product of the plants was hemp, which was very practical and has useful fibers for rope, canvas, and even soap. 10,000 acres of marijuana plants could produce the same amount of hemp paper as 40,000 acres of timber. This booming hemp industry, however, created competition with timber companies th

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    Marijuana

    1440 words, 6 pages

    Want to go smoke a doobie? Matt Presley Clay Williams English 102 Documented Argument Handling life-threatening illnesses and helping prolong life, our medical community continues to expand our ability to help these two factors. In recent years it has been discovered that the use of Marijuana alleviates several symptoms associated with cancer and AIDS treatments and disorders. Many patients that undergo life-threatening illnesses are forced to choose between breaking the law and suffering through these symptoms. The conditions of AIDS and cancer are life threatenin

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    Ravishing Of Communities By Methamphetamines

    1380 words, 6 pages

    Methamphetamines can and will become the largest problem the United States will have to deal with due to many different circumstances that need to be addressed. The general public in the United States looks at the major problems we have to be things like crime rates and terrorism, but in reality the subject that is really ravishing the communities is methamphetamines. Both the short and long term affects of methamphetamines will totally ruin a person’s life. Some people say that doing drugs or methamphetamines is a victimless crime, considering that the person is onl

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    Medicinal Marijuana A Medical Breakthrough

    1672 words, 7 pages

    "Scientific data indicate the potential therapeutic value of cannabinoid drugs, primarily THC, for pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation. ... Except for the harms associated with smoking, the adverse effects of marijuana use are within the range tolerated for other medications" (Stroup). It’s been an old controversy about the use of medical marijuana. Generally people argue against its use because of its portrayal in media and stereotypes. Others defend its medical properties mainly due to personal experiences. Both opinions have positive and negative sides a

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    Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    1720 words, 7 pages

    Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe that legalization is the only solution left for the nation while others oppose because it will increase the number of drug users and drug related crimes. Marijuana is a drug that is ille

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    Legalizing Marijuana

    1411 words, 6 pages

    Jordan Smith English Ms. Wiese Let's Legalize it! "The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of any subject is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion and studying all modes in which in can be looked at by every character of mind. No wise man ever acquired his wisdom in any mode but this.” - John Stuart Mill The topic of legalizing marijuana is a very conservational issue in American politics today. There are many good arguments both for and against legalization. But most

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    Drug Abuse And Effects

    1840 words, 8 pages

    Drug abuse is one of biggest problems in United States today. A drug is a chemical substance that has an impact on the balance of the brain, which affects how we feel and act towards life. Drugs that are abused can alter feelings, thoughts, and behavior. Many drugs can cause serious physical and mental damage to the chronic user. There are many factors that are involved that lead to drug abuse. People take drugs because of peer pressure, curiosity, or wanting to feel good. Drugs allow a person to escape problems for a period of time, frustrations, depression, and feel

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    Persuasive Speech Essay Anti Smoking Campaign

    1303 words, 6 pages

    Persuasive speech essay against cigarette smoking Introduction: Attention getter: “Cigarettes kill more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined.” ( www.cancer.org) Are you killing yourself? Credibility: Cigarette smoking affects my life. Other than the dangers of inhaling second hand smoke daily, my loved ones are consumed by this addiction. My father, my boyfriend, and my best friend are all cigarette smokers. For as long as I can remember I’ve known about the dangers of smoking and so have they. But does th

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    Hypnosis

    1095 words, 5 pages

    Hypnosis is derived from the Greek word "Hypnos." The word Hypnos simply means "to sleep." The trance-like state induced from a suggestion by an individual is supposedly similar to a sleeping state of mind (The American). After the encouraged trance has begun further suggestions to the individual being hypnotized will be asserted. The end result reflects the suggestions stressed throughout the hypnotic state. The suggestions are said to generate outcomes ranging from smoking cessation to reviving suppressed childhood memories. But there is no scientific theory that supports the existence of hy

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    Smoking As A Weapon Of Mass Destruction

    1939 words, 8 pages

    Smoking As A Weapon of Mass Destruction For decades smoking has been glamorized and alluring. It has been viewed as sexy, sophisticated, and elegant. It wasn’t until the 1960s that health authorities began challenging the “wonderful idea” of lighting up. Today, cigarettes have become the new weapon of mass destruction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is responsible for 440,000 premature deaths each year and claims ten times as many lives per year than car accidents. One cigarette contains about 4,000 harmful chemicals. Some of these chemicals include ar

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    Smoking And Fitness

    1084 words, 5 pages

    Smoking and fitness Cigarette smoking is the major single cause of cancer morality in the United States. This statement is true because cigarette smoking and tobacco use are more acquired behaviors, ones that the individual chooses to do, and smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death in our society. Each year a staggering 435,000 people die in the US from tobacco use. About half of all Americans who continue to smoke will die because of the habit. Nearly 1 of every 5 deaths is related to smoking. Cigarettes kill more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, aids, hom

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    Cocaine And Morphine

    1247 words, 5 pages

    Cocaine and Morphine Cocaine and morphine are two illicit substances that have been constantly abused and evolving over the past 150 years in the United States and around the world. Cocaine was first synthesized in 1855 but was not recognized for its medicinal effects until 1880 (History of Cocaine). Cocaine got its first major endorsement from none other than Sigmund Freud who promoted it as a safe and useful tonic to help cure depression and impotence (History of Cocaine). In 1886 it was further popularized when John Pemberton marketed a new soft drink that would give you energy as well

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    Alcoholics Anonymous: A Moving Experience

    1455 words, 6 pages

    Alcoholics Anonymous is the most widely used recovery program for alcoholism. A.A Fact File (2005) defines Alcoholics Anonymous as “ a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism” (p.6). Alcoholism is a growing and widespread problem in our society. It has caused far reaching physical and psychological effects, not only for the alcoholics but for other members of the family also. History of AA A. A, also known as Alcoholics Anonymous, was founded in 1935

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    Drug Abuse In America

    1011 words, 5 pages

    Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country. Use of illegal drugs is harmful to the user and all those with whom the user comes in contact. There are over 40 million illegal drug users in the world today and America is the biggest market for drugs. There are more drug dealers in this country, than there are dentists. Illegal drug abuse must be stopped; it hurts our society, hurts us, and, most of all, hurts the user. Drug users are parasites, feeding off society's money, taxes and insurance. Every type of insurance goes up because of drug abuse, including auto, health an

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    Smoking Is As Deathly And Hard To Avoid Habit

    1538 words, 7 pages

    Smoking is a disease causing, habit forming; influential thinking that is affecting people all over the world. Diseases that smoking forms are fatal and effect more then just the smoker. Smoking kills 1 in 5 people every year. 80% of adult smokers started smoking as teenagers. So why do teenagers smoke? To fit in? Peer pressure? Teenagers are exposed to so much smoking at such an influential time in there life it is hard to say no. Smoking is everywhere. It is in magazine advertisements; on movies in T.V. Smoking is as deathly and hard to avoid habit. Worldwide (100

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    Legalization Of Marijauna

    1663 words, 7 pages

    An issue that affects America today is the legalization of marijuana. I think marijuana should be legal. If marijuana was legal crime rate, homicides, and cancer rate would fall. Marijuana was used for medicine and make ropes for thousands of years. Marijuana reduces nausea, used as treatment for asthma and helps cancer patients gain appetite. If marijuana was legal it would end marijuana dug trafficking and stop conflicts done with dealing drugs. There is little tar in marijuana and it nearly one pound of marijuana that is equivalent to one pack of cigarettes. It is pr

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    Alcohol Abuse Among Young People

    1704 words, 7 pages

    What are drinking problems? How serious is alcohol abuse among young people? What is the trend in drunk driving? What help is available for alcoholism? What Is Alcohol Abuse To some college students, heavy drinking that leads to vomiting is not alcohol abuse but simply having a good time and being "one of the gang." To many whose religion requires abstinence, simply tasting an alcohol beverage is not only alcohol abuse but a sin. To many activists, a married couple quietly enjoying a drink with their dinner is guilty of abusing alcohol if they happen to be twenty years of age. To

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    Marijuana Legalization

    1302 words, 6 pages

    Since AD 1155, Cannabis (or hemp) has been discovered, used and abused. It was first used as an intoxicant. It was not until the second half of the 18th century did cannabis start to appear in dispensatories, textbooks used by pharmacists and physicians. Nowadays, Cannabis (also called marijuana) is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States. Marijuana (also referred to as pot or weed) should remain illegal for many reasons; such as: marijuana is a gateway drug and can lead to other more dangerous drugs, police must make thousands of arrests each year due to possession of the drug,

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    Hypnosis

    4635 words, 19 pages

    Index Introduction  Applications of hypnosis.  Common myths surrounding hypnosis. The theory of mind The hypothesis Conclusion Introduction History (pls ad a little bit of it also. Cut and edit.) The roots of medicine by therapy lie in ancient societies even earlier than the Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Indians. Religious rituals were characterized by dancing, music, and masked peoples assuming new identities.In the nineteenth century, healers like Abbe Faria and practitioners like Franz Anton Mesmer, Scottish neurosurgeon James Braid, James Esdaile, Jo

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    A Breath Of Fresh Air

    1265 words, 6 pages

    As a young teenage girl entering a world of peer-pressure and stress, it is difficult to discover what is right and wrong. I remember multiple times riding home after school and seeing some of my fellow classmates walking down the sidewalk. A strange thing about these students is, instead of carrying honors Algebra books and perfect A+ homework, they are holding small cylinders with ends composed of burning ashes and smoke. As I stared at these educated teenagers, I questioned, what makes a cigarette so alluring? From my many past health classes, I have learned c

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    Marijuana For Medical Use

    1638 words, 7 pages

    Marijuana For Medical Use United States government has prohibited some drugs, such as marijuana, from being sold in the marketplace. Yet, even with prohibition, marijuana use has only decreased minimally. Because of its illegality, only the bad aspects of marijuana use have been made known. However, there are many positive aspects of marijuana legalization, including its application concerning medical cures. As of today, in most of the states, marijuana is classified as an illegal drug. However, due to its proven medicinal purposes, the drug should be made available for sick people to u

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    Marijuana Illegal Drug Or Gods Gift

    1034 words, 5 pages

    I come from a Christian family, and marijuana is a very touchy subject. The United States government’s insistence on making marijuana look like a horrible drug, and lots of Americans think that there is something wrong about people who choose to use it. Researching this topic at school was very hard because all websites with marijuana information were blocked. That is why I think it is so important to talk about this issue. People are not being told the whole truth about marijuana. In this essay, I will talk about the history of marijuana’s status in America, and I will discuss the good and ba

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    Crime And Drugs

    3169 words, 13 pages

    The link between drug use and crime is not a new one. For more than twenty years, both the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Justice have funded many studies to try to better understand the connection. One such study was done in Baltimore on heroin users. This study found high rates of criminality among users during periods of active drug use, and much lower rates during periods of nonuse (Ball et al. 1983, pp.119-142). A large number of people who abuse drugs come into contact with the criminal justice system when they are sent to jail or to other correctional fac

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    Future Research On Dysfunctional Frontal Lobes In Former Smokers

    2115 words, 9 pages

    Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal. Tobacco smoking continues to be the most substance dependence causing public health problems. Tobacco is so addicting because of the amount of nicotine in tobacco. Nicotine initially acts as an agonist at presynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) facilitating the synaptic release of a wide range of neurotransmitters (Neuhaus et

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    Underage Drinking

    1625 words, 7 pages

    The teen years: the years of our lives where our heads are filled with mixed emotions, our bodies our going through drastic changes, and we are constantly trying to fit in and be accepted. And with all these attributes of adolescence comes the consumption of alcohol. It’s not that the consumption of alcohol is an imperative factor for induction to the world of adulthood, but rather alcohol is used by millions of teens worldwide for various reasons such as peer pressure by his or her social environment, his or her emotional state of mind, his or her family lifestyle, an

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    Legalizing Marijuana

    1957 words, 8 pages

    Legalizing marijuana is a topic every American should consider. The reason being is it would benefit Americans in many ways and it can affect Americans in many ways. Some ways for it are, there would be less crowding in jails, it would create more tax income, it would cut down the amount of crime in the country, and it could diminish or even delete the nation’s debt. The reasons against it are that, it often disables the user’s short-term memory and may cause trouble with challenging tasks, persons timing and coordination are normally delayed, and the effect marijuana can have on the brain and

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    Dual Diagnosis Problems In Modern Acute Setting

    2370 words, 10 pages

    Substance use by mental health service users is a source of major concern. It can seriously affect the ability of services to assess, treat and care for patients safely and effectively. The use of non prescribed drugs and alcohol can make symptoms worse and trigger acute illness relapse. Research suggests that between 22 and 44% of adult psychiatric inpatients have problematic drug and alcohol use and up to half being dependent (Department of Health 2006). Professor Louis Appleby, in his 2004 report to the Secretary of Health on the implementation of the ‘National Service Framework’ for mental

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    Stop Smoking

    1840 words, 8 pages

    Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to stop anybody they know from smoking to prevent damage to their health. Organizational Pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence. I. Attention step: You may wonder what our future generation may look like because of the effects of smoking. (show slide)According to a study of teen smokers, young men who smoke may be both compromising their fertility and increasing their risk of fathering a child with genetic abnormalities due to sperm mutations in smokers. (http://quitsmoking.about.com/library/weekly/aa111698.htm). Males who smoke have a cough refle

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    Marijuana

    1500 words, 6 pages

    Everyone has this question of what marijuana actually is. Usually one would think that everybody knows. But the actual truth, is not many people know what marijuana is. Marijuana is a mixture of leaves, stems, and flowering top's of the Indian plant Cannabis sativia (usually smoked or eaten for its hallucinogenic and pleasure-giving effects). Its chemical ingredients include the "psychoactive THC- known as tetrahydrocannabinol", which is concentrated in the flowering tops, hashish a drug that is prepared from the plant resin which contains eight times more THC than marijuana. Marijuana grows o

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    Individualism

    1045 words, 5 pages

    “In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits”. (376) this is how the author John Updike opens his story “A & P”. These three free spirited girls, who obviously do not care what other people think, catch Sammy’s eye. Who is bored out of his mind being that “the store’s pretty empty”, (378) on a “Thursday afternoon”. (378) Sammy wishes he had that kind of individualism that the girls have and that is what leads Sammy to quit his job at the “A & P” market. Sammy feels that his life is going nowhere if he stays at the “A & P”. Unlike Stokie who has no choice but to stay there, eve

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    Alcohol: Most Used And Abused Drug

    2102 words, 9 pages

    Alcohol is the most used and abused drug in the world, for this reason there is no wonder why we have alcohol problems. The most common problem is alcoholism. Alcoholism is a chronic usually progressive disease that includes both a psychological and a physical addiction to alcohol. Alcoholics know what will happen to them when they drink but they are so addicted they can't stop drinking. Alcohol becomes the most important part of the person's life. It totally consumes them, all their thoughts and actions have to do are somehow associated with alcohol. Alcoholism like other illnes

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    Substance Abuse In Family

    1031 words, 5 pages

    Substance abuse is the excessive dependence on drug or other chemical. Use of drugs leads a person towards destruction of physical and mental health, as well as the family. A drug is a chemical substance which hampers the usual balance of the brain; affects our feelings, thoughts, behavior, and act towards life. Drug abuse is an increasing problem in our society and carries great social and economic costs through its impacts on crime and health. Abusing drug and alcohol in the adolescent years has always been a problem that has been carried on generation after generati

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    Why Weed Should Be Legalized

    1729 words, 7 pages

    Essay on Whether or Not Marijuana Should be Legalized Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe that legalization is the only solution left for the nation while others oppose because it will increase the number of drug users and

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    Legalization Of Cannabis

    1565 words, 7 pages

    Stacy Beaton English 101 The Legalization of Cannabis (Marijuana) is one of the most controversial issues we face today as a society. Should The United States of America legalize Cannabis? Well, for one to answer that question they must know the facts about this plant. Not listen to the myths or propaganda used against it on movies, television commercials, in schools, etc. Humans have used and consumed cannabis since prehistory, by making Hemp products that are made from the plant selected to produce an abundance of fibers and minimal levels of THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Thi

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    Smoking Should Be Banned In Public Places

    1645 words, 7 pages

    ISSUE OF FACT & VALUE CLASH RESOLVED: THAT SMOKING SHOULD BE BANNED IN PUBLIC PLACES. INTRODUCTION: Today, when we talk about smoking cigarettes the first thing that comes to mind is the hazardous risks we take in health care. It causes lung cancer and other diseases. From kindergarten to Twelfth Grade, we were taught to stay healthy and stay away from these kinds of drugs. For this reason, our community has developed anti-smoking organizations to ban smoking in public for years but had never been successful. I know smoking in public causes harm to others, but sometimes a cigarette can

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    Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    1233 words, 5 pages

    Marijuana is a natural herb that people have been consuming since prehistory. Over the centuries marijuana was used for food, incense, cloth, rope, and much more. It was not until the 20th century that there was a rise in its recreational, religious, and medicinal use. Around this time laws were also passed unfairly outlawing marijuana. Marijuana should not be illegal for the following reasons: it is not a gateway drug, it is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco, and many studies that support the criminalization of marijuana are in fact myths. Marijuana prohibitionists have had trouble main

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    Drug Abuse

    1857 words, 8 pages

    Drugs are an integral part of everyday life for many people, and drug use among adolescents remains high (see Problems in Adolescents: Drug and Substance Use and Abuse). The legality and social acceptance of a particular drug often depend on what it is used for, what its effects are, and who is using it. For example, use of marijuana for pleasure is illegal and considered socially unacceptable by many people, but use of marijuana to relieve nausea in a person with advanced cancer has been legalized by some governments and is viewed as acceptable by some people. The legality and social acceptan

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    Crimes And Drugs

    3022 words, 13 pages

    The link between drug use and crime is not a new one. For more than twenty years, both the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Justice have funded many studies to try to better understand the connection. One such study was done in Baltimore on heroin users. This study found high rates of criminality among users during periods of active drug use, and much lower rates during periods of nonuse (Ball et al. 1983, pp.119-142). A large number of people who abuse drugs come into contact with the criminal justice system when they are sent to jail or to other correctional fac

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    Pablo

    1570 words, 7 pages

    There are a lot of deaths due to cigarettes, not only by smoking but by second hand smoke also. The tobacco companies should pay for the health insurance, not only for their benefit but also for the sake of humanity. If our smoking population keeps increasing, the fatality age rate will be lower. Tobacco is highly addictive. About 20 million people who try to quit smoking annually, only about 3% have been able to quit. It is not acceptable under anything to review, not even commission research on minors. It has never been acceptable to target underage smokers. The tobacco company sells a lega

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    Dead Man Walking

    3189 words, 13 pages

    Throughout the country methamphetamine has been destroying homes and families like a wildfire. The alarming rate that methamphetamine is spreading is unjustly being ignored. In John Tierney’s article for the New York Times on August 9, 2005, “Debunking the Drug War,” he attempts to convince the reader that methamphetamine is not a serious problem. He claims that meth is not highly addictive, that it is not spreading at a rate to be considered an epidemic, that it has positive uses, and that the policies used to control meth are not working. John Tierney is incorrect in his assumptions that met

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    Alcoholims Affect Us

    1007 words, 5 pages

    Alcoholism Affect Us? When people hear the word drug they usually think of an illegal substance such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or any other drug that can be found on the street. Most people never consider the fact that consuming alcohol can be just as harmful as illegal drugs, not only on the body, but on the mind and spirit as well. If constantly abused, alcohol can be even worse for one than taking illegal drugs. Irresponsible drinking can destroy a person’s life as well as the lives of those around them. When people become both physically and psychologically addicted to alcohol, the

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    Decriminalization Of Marijuana In Massachusetts

    1437 words, 6 pages

    T.J. Murtagh Prof. Shaw College Writing I 11/10/08 Decriminalization of Marijuana In Massachusetts The campaign slogan for both Presidential contenders is change. However in Massachusetts a another issue of change has been under the microscope the past few months. That issue concerns the decriminalization of marijuana, which will allow those carrying less than an ounce of marijuana to pay a fine instead of face possible jail time or probation. While many have different views on the matter, mine support both. I believe this decriminalization should be passed ho

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    Legalization Of Marijuana

    1056 words, 5 pages

    The legalization of marijuana has recently been a hot issue. even though there should be no issue at all. Marijuana should be legalized. Prohibition once tried to ban alcohol and it was demonstrated that it does not work in any approach and it should be the same with marijuana. Reasons why marijuana should be legal because there are many medical benefits, and also it creates a dangerous underground society, and prohibition costs boatload of money. There is a lot of evidence that proves the legalization of marijuana would have more of a positive impact on culture than a negative one. One main

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    History Repeats Itself

    1551 words, 7 pages

    The prohibition of marijuana by the U.S. government has failed, and it’s time for our society to make a change. Our current situation can be compared to the alcohol prohibition in the early part of the 20th century. During this period, the influence of violence and criminal organizations was widespread. Although alcohol was illegal, alcoholic beverages were still widely available through bootleggers and underground drinking establishments. Crime rates soared as large amounts of alcohol were smuggled into the country from Canada and the French islands. It had been estimated that six millio

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    Drug Addiction

    2381 words, 10 pages

    Drug Addiction Drug Addiction Prevalence Drug addiction generally occurs in a person over a period of time to chemicals that have a habit forming component to them such as narcotics. The process of addiction leads a person to become mentally and physically addicted to the chemical and results in withdrawals if not taken. Addictive drugs come in many forms and include illegal narcotics, such as heroin and some prescription drugs like morphine and other pain killers. The World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations defined addiction as “a state of periodic or chronic intoxication detr

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    Legalization Of Marijuana

    1007 words, 5 pages

    Legalization of Marijuana Imagine this: it’s your 50th birthday and your closest friends and family is there. You’re sitting on the front porch, the local kids are out in the street playing catch, you’re reminiscing the past with some friends, and Uncle Leo reaches into his pocket and pulls out a pipe and starts smoking, and no one thinks twice about it. The way current trends of marijuana use are from 30 years ago, it could happen. According to the Monitoring the Future survey in 2007 48.9% of 12th graders in the US have used marijuana at least once in their lifetime. I did a survey at

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