Drugs, Society And Human Behavior By Ray And Ksir Essay example

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The purpose of this paper is to answer the following questions concerning the case study found in Drugs, Society and Human Behavior by Ray and Ksir (1996). Do we try to reduce the overall amount of drugs in society or to reduce the harm that drug use may inflict? What do you think the goal of drug policy should be? Is drug policy a moral issue: Is it simply wrong to allow the spread of drug use? Therefore, answering the essential questions, but also including other information to support my answers.

CASE STUDY FINAL RAY AND KSIR (1996) After reviewing the information provided by the case study by Ray and Ksir (1996), I found the information to pose some valid analogies, and prompt reason to continue to be concerned. Currently, heroin and other opioids are rising in outrages numbers throughout the United Stated. According to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and the article, Increases in Drug and Opioid Overdose Deaths — The United States, 2000–2014 by Rose A. Rudd, MSPH1; Noah Aleshire, JD1; Jon E. Zibbell, PhD1; R. Matthew Gladden, Ph.D. “The United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose (poisoning) deaths. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids (opioid pain relievers and heroin). CDC analyzed recent multiple cause-of-death mortality data to examine current trends and characteristics of drug overdose deaths, including the types of opioids…

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