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81: Teen Drug Use in the United States
... States Drug abuse among teens has become a major issue in recent years. Drug use in the United States alone is much higher then any other industrialized place in the world. There are so many drugs available to anyone who wants them. More and more are being developed all the time. Certain drugs have tremendous effects on the people who use them. Many teens experimental drug usage leads to addiction. Many types of drugs effect the user in so many ways. Depending on social and family standings in an individual's life, the chance of becoming addicted to the many drugs available on the streets of our nation ...
82: Drug Legalization
Just say no? This is not exactly the philosophy that the vast majority of the United States population tends to follow. Drugs have become a routine aspect of everyday life in the United States. Neither a gigantic metropolis nor a minute town have gone without feeling the everlasting effects of drugs. Drug use has always posed a major dilemma for America to overcome. The banning of illegal drugs takes many back to the days of the Prohibition problems involving the banishment of alcohol. Prohibition obviously did not work in the 1920’s, and some modern day people feel that making drugs legal ...
83: The Grasp Drugs Have On Colomb
The Grasp Drugs Have on Colombia The paper is going to examine the effect and extent to which drugs have a grip on the country of Colombia. This subject runs deep into the Colombian culture, and effects a huge range of people. People all the way from the President clear down to the farmer/peasant. Drugs and drug trafficking are part of the every day society, the economy, and severely tangled in the political structure. The first, and largest, problem is that of Politics. The Colombian government is wrought with ...
84: Go Ask Alice
... addiction problem. "SUGAR & SPICE & EVERYTHING NICE; ACID & SMACK & NO WAY BACK" (page 1). That was a very moving quote for me. I am not sure exactly why but I guess because it shows how dangerous drugs can be. This book is based on a true diary of a young girl who got mixed up in the drug world. Alice bought a diary because she had a big secret that she could ... soda that she was drinking. Wwwwwoooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was weird! Now I feel I have reached what is gonna lead into being the conflict; drug addiction. She has heard all of the terrifying stories about using drugs but she still wants to experiment and try pot. Now she thinks that drugs are not bad and that all the books written about drugs were written by uninformed, ignorant people like her parents who have never tried it. That is here whole damn problem. She thinks that ...
85: Druigs And Sports
When athletes use drugs In many schools athletes are required to sign a contract in order to play sports. The contracts include of many rules and regulations that prohibit activities that will jeopardize the athlete's performance. The use of drugs and alcohol are strictly forbidden. Vandalism and other actions that would result in any type of illegal happenings is also banned. The main problem with the contracts is that the students don't always obey them. Many athletes will still go out and party and drink and smoke and get into other activities that will harm their minds and bodies. "Stimulants" are drugs that stimulate the central nervous system and produce an increase in alertness and activity. They include caffeine, cocaine, and the amphetamines. The amphetamines are composed of three closely related drugs that stimulate the central ...
86: Date Rape Drugs
By: Tasneem E-mail: tasneemrani@hotmail.com Health Promotion : Date Rape Drugs The issue of substances used to facilitate date rape is one that deserves a great deal of attention. Over the years, there has been a dramatic increase in reports of drug misuse leading to sexual ... a program which follows the Comprehensive Health Education Model and which is grounded in the Social Cognitive Theory. It is based on extensive research that I have summarized below on the topic of date rape drugs and their effects. Sedating substances are used to enhance the effects of alcohol and/or other drugs and to diminish inhibitions. Although there are many sedating substances linked with date rape, my research will focus on the two main drugs associated with this topic, GHB and Rohypnol. In recent years, GHB ( ...
87: Drugs and Steroids in Sports
Drugs and Steroids in Sports Drugs have been used in sports almost as long as sports themselves have been around. The ancient Incas discovered that the ashes from burned leaves of the Coca tree gave the people great stores of energy ... of cocaine and heroine, called the "speedball," and died from it. Little were the doctors aware the epidemic that would follow in the next century. Anabolic steroids, developed in the 1930's in Europe, are drugs that help to build new body tissue quickly, but with drastic side effects. Anabolic means the ability to promote body growth and repair body tissue. It comes from the Greek word anabolikos meaning "constructive." ...
88: Compare And Contrast Depression And Schizophrenia
... lead to psychopathology. The role of other environmental factors, such as emotional conflict, in mental illness also continues to be the focus of such research. The introduction in the 1950's of a class of drugs known as the neuroleptic marked a watershed in the treatment of mental disorders. These drugs are effective in reducing the psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia and some affective disorders. Significant progress has also been made in the development of antidepressant medications, and lithium has proven to be very effective in ... century, there is currently no "cure" for any of the psychopathologies. The neuroleptic, antidepressants, and lithium have all served to significantly improve the quality of life and prognosis for mental illness, yet none of these drugs completely restores the individual to mental health. Also, unfortunately, many very ill patients do not respond to medication. Depression is an uncomfortable mental state that may be characterized by such adjectives as blue, dejected, ...
89: Drugs and Legalization
Drugs and Legalization Since early on man has been interested in the consumption of substances that altered the mind or ones feeling. The consumption of substances can be broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question is, who are we to label certain substances illegal and prohibit others from using them by creating penalties for their use? If the importation, sale and use of drugs were legal, the open competition would eliminate the profitability of drug dealing. Without the economic incentive to commit violent crimes, the violence of drug dealing would be dramatically reduced. In addition to the elimination of ... to buying a product of unknown dosage and quality from a corner dealer. Without the advantage of large profits, the drug dealing profession would lose its luster. A major problem is that teenagers see selling drugs as the only way to make money. Minimum wage salaries can not compare to the huge profits associated with dealing. In a drug community, the drug dealers are seen as the center of the ...
90: Peer Pressure
Whose Fault Is It? Adolescents abuse illegal drugs for several reasons. If a teen is abusing drugs, your family is no different from many other families today. The question some may ask themselves is, “Why does a child do drugs?” This research paper will explain some of the reasons adolescents abuse drugs. Parents cannot blame themselves for all of a teen’s actions. Two major reasons for adolescents abusing illegal drugs are peer pressure ...

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