Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Essays

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  • Theories Of Reinforcement Theory

    Cocaine as with many of illicit drugs, can be backed a theory regarding why users experiment leading to use, abuse, and may become addicted. My theory behind drug usage, in this case, cocaine, is backed behind the classical theory biological instinct – that being a psychological theory of reinforcement. It is important to understand what is meant by reinforcement theory – which can be split into two categories. The first, being positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement “occurs when the individual receives a pleasurable sensation and, because of this, is motivated to repeat what caused it” (147, Theories of Drug use). This is often, the type of image and desire that is portrayed in the media regarding cocaine use. Take for example,…

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  • Social Media Influence On Drugs

    Many people in society are ignorant to the effects of drugs and how they can affect the community. The media attempts to shows its views and the negative side of drugs but, unintentionally display unbiased side of drugs and drug abuse. This side may show that it’s not a big deal as people set it to be, almost something normal in life. However, that is incorrect. America 's youth is still getting mixed messages about illegal substances from the media as a whole. The media will never help society…

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  • Cannabis Debate Essay

    cannabis has been cited as the highest in the developed world (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, 2016b). According to United Nations Children’s Fund Office of Research, in 2013 twenty-eight percent of Canadian Children aged 11 to 15 admitted to using cannabis at least once in the past year. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) (2016b) reported as much as 7% of adolescents smoke marijuana every single day; making Canadian youth top cannabis consumers. Article 33 of the UNCRC states…

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  • Referral Into Treatment Program

    work with is illicit drug users. An illicit drug user is an individual who partakes in taking ‘chemical agents that alter the biochemical or physiological processes ‘(United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 2015). As according to the New South Wales Police (2015) despite there only being a small propitiation of illicit drug users within communities, they can cause enormous amounts of harm that include ‘family and social difficulties, mental health issues, overdose related deaths, transmission…

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  • Challenges Of Preventing Drug Addiction

    Preventing Drug Addiction Preventing drug addiction is a complicated task. The root cause to the problem is usually connected to issues arising in the addict’s home, school and community during their childhood and adolescent years. In order to win this war on drug addiction, we must develop or adopt a comprehensive plan of attack focusing on these challenges. Any successful plan will begin by recruiting the soldiers needed fight the battle and using existing research to plan the attack.…

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  • Summary: The Influence Of Social Media On Teens

    In the book, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, some of the characters participate in taking soma. Soma is a drug that makes the characters feel a different way; they feel happy and distracted from the society. Mustapha describes soma as “Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant” (Huxley 53). The characters in the story are pressured into taking soma by the authorities because it distracts them from the fact that there is something wrong with the citizens. The citizens lack freedom, they were…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Prescription Drug Overdoses

    Also according to the CDC in that same year there were 22,767 deaths due to prescription drug overdoses. Of these overdoses 16,235 were from opioid painkillers and 6,973 were benzodiazepines also known as sedative/muscle relaxants (cdc). Why is it that drunk driving fatalities seem to garner more attention nation wide that prescription drug overdoses do? You would think that the one with the higher death toll would attract more attention, would you not? Yet each year it seems that this tragic…

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  • American Kidnapping Case Study

    Drug abuse can come in many forms such as, prescription drug abuse, illegal substance abuse, alcoholism, and inhaling things that you probably shouldn’t be such as sharpies and spray paints. In the United States along there are roughly 23 million people a year that are using and abusing drugs. In the U.S alone it costs about $197 billion dollars a year to use drugs and to fight the growing drug problems. Some of the biggest drugs being used are heroine or other opiates, marijuana, and others…

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  • Pharmaceutical Pros And Cons

    There are various sorts of pharmaceuticals, and they have different results for the body. Solutions can execute those abuse them in 3 one of a kind courses: by overdose, through responses or shocking reactions, and as a technique for presenting suicide. A couple of medicines may achieve both savage and ruinous toward oneself behavior. Pot, cocaine, heroin, PCP, speed, shrooms, valuable stone meth, and favored ambassador dust are an extensive variety of unlawful prescriptions. What is an illegal…

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  • Substance Abuse Counselor: A Case Study

    Introduction A substance abuse counselor is in place to encourage and support clients who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. When alcohol and drug abuse client come to an agency to receive treatment, as a counselor it’s important that to encourage the client to receive the help to that the client can be rehabilitated. There are four core function of a counselor that will be discussed in this paper is client education, case management, crisis intervention, and referral. Each of these functions…

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