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101: Drug Abuse
... It ruins families and destroys relationships. Teens especially are prone to drug abuse due to immense peer pressure, everyday stress, and depression. Marijuana use is on the rise everywhere, and with marijuana comes the harder drugs, making drug abuse an important and critical issue in the world today. There are many issues on different drugs but one sticks in our mind, marijuana. The push for legalization of marijuana has increased over the years and now even being used for medical purposes. This leads one to think that legalization is merely ... away. Justice John McCart agreed that the drug was relatively harmless but, he added, that it was not up to the courts but the government to change the laws on pot. Governments wage wars on drugs and seem to fail, who can stop all the drugs in the world from getting into your son or daughters hands, not many people. Drug cartels sometimes run like invisible needles, pumping drugs into ...
102: Drug And Alcohol Abuse
If I were an advisor to the Governor of Missouri, the issue I would encourage him to address is the manufacture of drugs and the use of drugs and alcohol throughout our state. The advice I would give him is to impose stiffer penalties for those who manufacture drugs and focus on prevention, and, most importantly, rehabilitation, of those who abuse alcohol or drugs. According to the Missouri Department of Mental Health, alcohol and drug abuse affects more than 259,000 Missourians and ...
103: Alcoholism And Drug Abuse
A drug is a chemical that interacts with other substances to alter or change something. In the United States, drugs are a major part of everyday life. Whenever you have a cup of coffee, drink tea, or flavor something with condiments such as sugar or salt, you are using drugs. In some instances they may be used for positive effects ( aspirin or prescription pain killers in moderation to cure a headache or other sickness). However, sometimes people abuse drugs (alcohol or painkillers) or make use of illegal ones (marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, mushrooms, heroin, etc). This negative use of drugs poses a great threat in American society. If you have ever thought over ...
104: New Research Indicates That Drug Therapy Is More
... Advokat et al., 1999; Robinson et al., 1999). Moreover, a reduction in negative symptoms has also been noted to occur as individuals are treated with amisulpride and (Danion et al., 1999). The use of newer drugs to treat schizophrenia has produced fewer side effects in most patients. However, it has been found that although the use of risperidone to treat patients is very effective in treating the symptoms, there may be negative side effects for women using the drugs (Caracci,1999). As well, haloperidol has been one of the most widely used drugs for treating schizophrenia and is very effective, but if it is over-prescribed it could result in severe side effects for the patient (Yasui et al., 1999). Despite the possible side effects for some ...
105: The Question Of Legalizing Dru
By: johnkluesner E-mail: johnkluesner@hotmail.com The Question of Legalizing Drugs? Drug legalization is an enduring question that presently faces our scholars. This issue embraces two positions: drugs should not be legalized and drugs should be legalized. These two positions contain an array of angles that supports each issue. This brief of the issues enables one to consider the strengths and weakness of each argument, become aware of ...
106: If Marijuana Were To Be Legal
If Marijuana Were To Be Legal Drugs are a major influential force in our country today. The problem has gotten so out of hand that many options are being considered to control it or even solve it. Ending the drug war seems to be a bit impossible. The war on drugs seems to be accomplishing a lot but this is not true. Different options need to be considered. Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten a chance but should be given one. Although many people ... our economy's revenue. During Prohibition alcohol use was still sold and used, but people were doing it illegally. The 21st amendment repealed prohibition and alcohol taxes were increased. The same thing should happen with drugs. Marijuana should be taxed heavily to increase our revenue. Marijuana and other drugs would be made by the same people who make aspirin so the quality would be assured, containing no poisons or adulterants. ...
107: Effects Of Drugs On Pregnet Women
... hazardous side effect that happens to the fetus because of alcohol is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. This is a very serious side effect that has lasting and sometimes devastating effects on the child. Women that take drugs during their pregnancy can severely harm and endanger the fetus within them. These harmful drugs include cannabis, cocaine, heroine, and speed. Drugs can cause a variety of adverse affects on the fetus. These effects include lower birth weights, inadequate fetal growth, depression of the central nervous system, and possible impairment of fetal brain development. Lots of ...
108: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
... new tools and techniques for studying the brain have been developed scientists have been able to test more theories about what causes ADHD. Research shows that a mother’s use of cigarettes, alcohol, or other drugs during pregnancy may have damaging effects on the unborn child. These substances may be dangerous to the fetus’s developing brain. It appears that alcohol and the nicotine in cigarettes may alter developing nerve cells ... at least one close relative who also has ADHD. The majority of identical twins share the trait. For decades, medications have been used to treat the symptoms of ADHD. Three medications in the class of drugs known as stimulants seem to be the most effective in both children and adults. These are methylphenidate (Ritalin), dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine or Destrostat), and pemoline (Cylert). For many people, these medicines dramatically reduce their hyperactivity and ... impulsive, destructive behaviors. Unfortunately, when people see such immediate improvement, they often think medication is all that’s needed. But “these medicines don’t cure the disorder; they only temporarily control the symptoms. Although the drugs help people pay better attention to complete their work, they can’t increase knowledge or improve academic skills. The drugs alone can’t help people feel better about themselves or cope with problems. These ...
109: How Can Drug Trafficking Be Co
... trafficking problem coming from countries south of the U.S. Also many other law enforcement agencies. The southern hemisphere has given the U.S. a really hard time with the international drug trade. Where do drugs come from? Most of the marijuana Smuggling routes that come into the United States comes from the south. Columbia is one of the main contributors to the problems of the drug war. Not only does ... world. In Columbia cocaine production is the leading export and moneymaker of the economy. It even passes the production and export of coffee.(Melville, pg. 10) A major reason for this production and selling of drugs in Columbia is the Columbian Drug Cartel. The cartel is a world-wide organization that makes and sells drugs to make a profit. The reason they are so powerful in Columbia, besides the fact that it brings so much money into the economy, is that the cartel "buys out" the government. The cartel ...
110: Be Healthy and Drug Free
Be Healthy and Drug Free To be healthy and drug free means much more than it sounds. It means turning down peer pressure, not using drugs, and not feeling the need to use drugs. Many people have died from drug overdose; including Roger Clinton, Bill Clinton's brother. There are many different types of drugs. Some drugs are good for you and some could kill people. Some good drugs are anesthetics, hormones, vaccines, and antibiotics. Some bad drugs are narcotics. These are sleep inducers. Examples of this are codeine, ...

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