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111: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
... per 1,000 births. FAS may be considerably underdiagnosed because of the difficulty in making the diagnosis and the unwillingness of clinicians to apply a stigmatizing label to affected children. Lets look at another drug marijuana. It was used in the United States and peaked in the late 1970's but now has been decreasing. Marijuana use was reported by 10 percent of household making it the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States (NIDA1991). In a month 4 percent reported marijuana use and 8 percent reported using marijuana in the past year. This is a report from the NIDA 1991 which was that twenty-eight percent of all women who had used marijuana in their ...
112: Alcoholism And Drug Abuse
... 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 the question of why people use drugs, you would realize that ... is wrong. These people are subconsciously in denial of their addiction and their abuse of the substance will steadily escalate unless they are helped. Two commonly used drugs in the United States are alcohol and marijuana (cannabis). Alcohol, although not commonly seen as a drug because of its religious and social purposes, has provoked serious problems in modern society. Statistics show that one in twenty drinkers in the US have an ... not more dangerous, then using. It is important for alcoholics to know though, that there are support groups such as Alateen or Al-Anon, which are willing to help them through their time of troubles. Marijuana, also known as the "gateway drug", is the most frequently used illicit drug in the United States today. This tobacco like substance comes from the flowering top of the cannabis plant; it may look ...
113: Make Drugs Legal
... accomplishing a lot but this is not true. Different options need to be considered. Legalization is an option that hasn't recieved a chance but should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing marijuana would increase the amount of use, marijuana should be legalized because it will reduce the great amounts of money spent on enforcement and it will increase our country’s revenue. There are also many benefits that can be uncovered to help people if legalization of marijuana is given a chance. Alcohol was once 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 Canabis Sativa. ...
114: Weed
Weed Wether you call it Hemp, Mary Jane, Pot, Weed; it doesn't matter. It is still Cannabis Sativa, or cannabis for short. And it is still illegal. The use of marijuana as an intoxicant in the United States became a problem of public concern in the 1930s. Regulatory laws were passed in 1937, and criminal penalties were instituted for possession and sale of the drug. "Marijuana" refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, which contains the non-narcotic chemical THC at various potencies. It is smoked or eaten to produce the feeling of being "high." The different strains of this herb produce different sensual effects, ranging from a sedative to a stimulant. The term "marijuana" is a word with indistinct origins. Some believe it is derived from the Mexican words for "Mary Jane"; others hold that the name comes from the Portuguese word marigu-ano, which means "intoxicant". The ...
115: Marajuana: Effects and After Effects
Marajuana: Effects and After Effects One of the most common illegal drug in the United States is marijuana. There are mixed views about this drug, some people want it legalized, other people don't. In this essay, I hope to display the facts about this illegal narcotic, and explain many vie Marijuana has many different names such as "kif" in Morocco, "doggo" in South Africa and "gangi" in India. There are many slang terms for this type of drug such as "grass," "pot," "weed," "reefer," "mj," "boo," "broccoli," "ace'', "joint," "Colombian" Tetrahydrocnnabinal(THC) was not found until the mid 1960's. Marijuana can be used medically or for an intoxicant. Doctors prescribe it to relieve pain for people in chemotherapy, or with other diseases. During the 1960's and 1970's mainly teenagers used marijuana. In ...
116: Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana I, for one, believe that Marijuana should be legalized. I have several reasons for this, the main one is that it would almost completely eliminate the crime and other problems associated with the drug. We would need fewer police officers looking for pot, we could concentrate drug education in schools on the more grievously damaging drugs (heroin, cocaine, LSD). The only long term effects marijuana has on a person are the same as with cigarettes. No one would dare prohibit the sale and possession of those, and pot isn't treated with an array of chemicals. It's just ...
117: Effects of Drugs on the Body
... illegal drugs. Other people include the harmful use of illegal drugs, even ones prescribed by a doctor. Cultural attitudes about a drug help determine whether its use is considered harmful. For example, both alcohol and marijuana can produce a similar form of intoxication. However, most people consider the moderate use of alcohol as acceptable, but many regard the use of marijuana as dangerous. Cultural attitudes also make it difficult to distinguish between the accepted use of certain drugs and the abuse of those drugs. Alcoholic beverages have been used by people in many societies for thousands ... of the most serious health problems. For example, alcoholism or heroin addiction can destroy or seriously damage and individuals health and personal life. The immediate effects of many abused drugs also involve serious risks. Alcohol, marijuana, and tranquilizers decrease mental alertness and muscle coordination. Every year, thousands of traffic deaths and injuries are caused by people who drive under the influence of these drugs, especially alcohol. An overdose of alcohol, ...
118: Marijuana
Marijuana The statistic I chose to analyze was something I pulled from the Washington Post about a month ago. The article stated that "68% of high school seniors admitted to trying marijuana at least once during their high school career." The article was about the resurfacing drug problem among the teenage age group. It was aimed at an audience of parents and others who could be affected ... put ads on stations that play Yanni that have a white narrator to appeal to the white community. The final question I felt was very important to ask was whether or not those surveyed used marijuana on a regular basis or if it was something they had tried once and let be. This is important because if the majority of the 68% had only tried marijuana once or twice then ...
119: Drug Abuse
... ARMZ Drug Abuse Drug abuse affects all of us in our daily lives. 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 a decade or two away. Justice ...
120: Marijuana (simple Essay Without Concution)
Marijuana also called cannabis is a leafy plant, which grows wild in many of the tropic areas of the world. The most commonly used form of cannabis are the leaves and flowering tops called buds which ... spread from China and the Middle East to the population of Europe and America. Since that time cannabis became illegal and very popular drug known in all countries. In some way the affects of the marijuana may be serious. When smoked, the effects of cannabis begin immediately. When eaten the effects can take 1 to 2 hours to begin, depending on how much food is in the stomach. The effect after ... for 1-2 hours and when eaten, the effects may sometimes last longer than 4 hours. One of the primary effects of smoking cannabis is relaxation, and changes of mood. By taking low amount of marijuana, affects are just talkativeness, laughing at any nonsense, and closed-eye visuals. By taking greater amount of this drug, vision and memory may be lost for a certain time. Marijuana leaves also affects quite ...

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