History of Drug Abuse

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The use of illicit or illegal drugs or the abuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs for purposes other than those for which they are indicated or in a manner or in quantities other than directed. Humans have used drugs of one sort or another for thousands ... Continue Reading

Drug Abuse

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Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country. Use of illegal drugs is harmful to the userand all those with whom the user comes in contact. There are over 40 million illegal drug users in the world today. Illegal drug abuse must be stopped as ... Continue Reading

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Drugs And Society

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Dan Baum. Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs And The Politics of Failure Bertram, Blachman, Sharpe, & Andreas. Drug War Politics: The Price of Denial Reinarman & Levine. Crack in America Zimmer and Morgan. Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts ... Continue Reading

Medicinal Maryjane Use

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Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights "Let me ask you something… if you had a choice, what would it be: Marijuana or Martinis?" This question appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, May 12th, 1998. Due to the "Marijuana Tax Act" of 1937 the only legal choice that yo ... Continue Reading

The Psychological And Physical Aspects Of Drug Abuse In Today’s Adolescence

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“The psychological and physical aspects of drug abuse in today’s adolescence” Unfortunately the abuse of illegal drugs is not uncommon in today’s adolescent communities. Many teenagers today use illicit drugs as a way to deal with everyday pressures such as school, after school jobs, spor ... Continue Reading

The Ethics Of The Drug War

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Waging the War on Drugs: An Ethical Perspective Would you question that the founding fathers of this nation were ethical men, or that the signers of the Declaration of Independence were among the great philosophers of that era? When the "drug culture" rose to prominence in the 1960s, the res ... Continue Reading

Prison System And The War On Drugs

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The highest prison population in the world can be found in the United States. This has been an on going problem in our country for quite some time. The national prison population has risen nearly 500 percent since 1972, far greater than the 28 percent rise in the national population during this ti ... Continue Reading

drug abuse

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People in this world value certain things. On the other hand, we take many things for granted. We also discourage some behavior, such as crime, disregarding others, and use of illegal drugs. Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country. The use of illegal drugs i ... Continue Reading

Crime and Drug Correlation

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The link between drug use and crime is not a new one and numerous studies show that drugs use directly relates to crime in multiple ways. First of all, and most directly, it is a crime to use, possess, manufacture, or distribute drugs classified as having a potential for abuse (such as cocaine, her ... Continue Reading

War On Drugs

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Ever since the 1850’s when Chinese immigrants came to California and introduced Opiates to the curious, uninformed area, that which started what is now an enormous illegal drug market has been influencing the entire world. The affect of the introduction of trafficking mind-al ... Continue Reading

Drug Reform Policy

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The Drug Reform Policy in the United States has been slowly progressing, throughout history, working towards the day when the use of illegal drugs in our country will finally dissipate. Although drugs are a substance that have followed man around for almost all time, it wasn†... Continue Reading

War on Drugs

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It has been over thirty-one years since the United States first waged the ”War on Drugs.” This war has cost hundreds of billions of dollars to fight and has given our country many mixed results. We have seen fluctuations in the numbers over the years, which are, can be linked ... Continue Reading

drug abuse

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Drug Abuse is generally defined as the use of a drug with such frequency that the user has physical or mental harm or it impairs social abilities. The substances that are discussed in this report are called psychoactive drugs; those drugs that influence or alter the workings of t ... Continue Reading


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Drug Abuse is generally defined as the use of a drug with such frequency that the user has physical or mental harm or it impairs social abilities. The substances that are discussed in this report are called psychoactive drugs; those drugs that influence or alter the workings of the m ... Continue Reading

Drug Rehabilitation

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Too many people do not realize what a colossal problem drug abuse is in the United States today. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy concluded that Americans spent at least 57.3 billion dollars on illicit drugs between 1988 and 1995, money that could have been used to support ... Continue Reading

Legalization of Drugs: Against

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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 ... Continue Reading

Fetal Abuse

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Does a woman have the right to say how she will take care of her baby while she is pregnant? If yes, is there a limit to the amount of abuse she would be able to inflict on an unborn fetus? According to an article published by the Mother Jones Journal titled “Fetal Abuse” these ... Continue Reading

Effects of Drug Dependence Especially When Driving

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Drug abuse is a global phenomenon. It affects almost every country, although its extent differs from place to place. Drug abuse is all over different places in the world. A greater amount of young people have started to abuse drugs over the last few decades. In the past, most drugs were made from p ... Continue Reading

Psychological Effects Of Marijuana

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Marijuana, in today’s time, is the second most widely recognized mind-altering drug, next to alcohol. Marijuana has very many street names, and it can be smoked or eaten. Addiction to marijuana has not ever been proven, although consistent long term use of it can lead to major psychological depe ... Continue Reading

Addiction and Recovery

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This paper deals with a powerful and controversial subject, addiction and recovery. Both physiological and psychological factors contribute to most forms of addiction. Addictions can be widely varied, both to chemicals, substances or behaviors. Recovery can involve a multitude of different approache ... Continue Reading

Substance Abuse

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When individuals use drugs to such an extent that they have difficulty meeting social and occupational obligations, substance abuse had occurred. Relying on a drug because it makes difficult situation less stressful is called psychological dependency. Developing withdrawal symptoms, such as cramps ... Continue Reading

Substance Abuse

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Drugs have been a serious problem in the United States. Since everybody has their own personal reasons why they do such a thing as use and abuse drugs, it makes even more difficult to prevent such a crime. Preventing the drug use has been a major issue in the area of politics, schools, or within the ... Continue Reading

Smoke What?: An Ethnography Of Smokers

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Smoking what?: an ethnography of cigarette smokers Popular belief states that North American Indians were the first people in the world to smoke varieties of Nicotiana for pleasure. Some of these Native American Indians claimed the growth and production of tobacco was delegated by holy spirits, ... Continue Reading

Substance Abuse

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In New Jersey there has been an increase in the use of the drug heroin. “ The use of the drugs cocaine and crack among seventh and eight graders has doubled in three years, from two to four percent” (Star ledger 98). A survey was taken and it showed that “forty–six percent of students said ... Continue Reading