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  • Drugs And Drugs: The Consequences Of Drug Addiction

    Drug abuse dates as far back as the Biblical era, so it is not a new phenomenon. “The emotional and social damage and the devastation linked to drugs and their use is immeasurable.” The ripple of subversive and detrimental consequences from alcoholism, drug addictions, and addictive behavior is appalling. Among the long list of effects is lost productivity, anxiety, depression, increased crime rate, probable incarceration, frequent illness, and premature death. The limitless consequences include the destruction to personal development, relationships, and families (Henderson 1-2). “Understandably, Americans consider drug abuse to be one of the most serious problems” in the fabric of society. And although “addiction is the result of voluntary drug use, addiction is no longer voluntary behavior, it’s uncontrollable behavior,” says Alan Leshner, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (Torr 12-13). Addiction is a progressive, chronic, and ultimately a fatal disease. It is progressive in the sense that if it is left untreated it will get worse. Chronic means long term. Once one becomes dependent, it is like diabetes, in that diabetes is an incurable disease that can only be controlled. Long-term addictions have the high potential to lead to death through overdose, AIDs, suicide, or an accident (Aronson 17). The cycle of addiction tends to follow a pattern. People first take drugs for many different reasons. Early on, drug experimentation can stem from…

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  • Drug Addiction: The Dangers Of Drugs And Drugs

    decision can ruin the rest of someone 's life. People that take drugs instantly make a different future for themselves. When people take drugs for the first time, the possibility that they will become addicted and feel a physical need for the drug increases significantly. Drugs can make a person go crazy. Their body starts to crave it and, powered by an intense addiction and their altered mind, they will do anything to get it. If a drug addict gets in trouble for having drugs on them, instead of…

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  • Drug Use And Drug Abuse

    Austin Harrouff from FSU joined a long list of young people who had committed crimes such as cannibalism recently using a drug called “Flakka” or known as synthetic drugs. Also the CDC reported in August 2016 that state death was increased by 426 percent from 2013 to 2014. Why do people use drugs such as Flakka? This paper is used to explore why people do drug use. What is a drug you may ask? Well a drug is “any chemical substance other than food or water that affects the mind or body (A.…

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  • Drug Abuse And Drug Addiction

    Drug abuse and drug addiction are hard terms to define. Drugs are substances that change or alter the body and mind’s natural responses. Drug abuse is referring to a habit an individual has with continual use of addictive drugs or substances. As defined by World Health Organization (WHO), “addiction can be defined as a state of periodic or chronic intoxication detrimental to the individual and society, which is characterized by an over-whelming desire to continue taking drug to obtain it by any…

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  • Lack Of Drugs And Drugs

    to alcohol and drugs (Alcohol, Drugs and Youth). Drugs are even more harmful to youth because they are in stages of their development. Drugs have destructive impacts on the human body. It is believed that because drugs are expensive, drug users in poor countries will not be able to afford addictive drugs. Nevertheless, the young generation is addicted to both legal and illegal drugs in the countries of poverty, because young people are the intended market of drug trafficking and succumb to…

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  • Prescription Drugs And Drug Use

    underlying motivations for the establishment of governmental regulation and the control of drugs and drug use, differentiating between regulating drug use and taking a laissez-faire approach. According to Hart & Ksir (2011, pp.25-26), a laissez-faire approach to the use and sale of drugs was that of no governmental intervention. Our society 's underlying motivations for the establishment of governmental regulation and the control of drugs and drug use are due to three main concerns, toxicity,…

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  • Drugs And Alcohol Abuse And Drugs

    Ever since I was little, I have always been around drug and alcohol abuse. My great-uncle was always doing some type of drug, and I was always told to stay away from him. Just here recently, he overdosed and I finally got to hear his full story. When he was a teenager, he started hanging out with the “wrong crowd” and got caught smoking marijuana. My grandma (his sister) said he was always babied and didn’t get much discipline, so therefor he never stopped smoking. Marijuana turned into heroin…

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  • Drugs And Drugs Essay

    Drugs and Alcohol Through Society’s Eyes ` Sometimes society is wrong. Drugs and alcohol possess a certain stigma that can skew an observer’s perception of someone associated with either substance. The society which lives within the Great Depression of the 1930s and today are guilty of biases and standards that don’t always coincide with the truth. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird, the characters Mrs. Dubose and Dolphus Raymond, both connected with drugs or alcohol, are used to make…

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  • The Importance Of Drugs And Drugs

    nine at Brentwood, bright eyed and bushy tailed, I viewed my seniors in the highest of regard, for they could do no wrong. For all that I knew, they didn’t party, do drugs or get into any means of trouble. I remember the shock of finding out that my snowball date, an exceptional rugby player, polite young man, and not to mention a handsome one at that, was an avid cocaine user. How could someone like that, who went to a school such as Brentwood, do that? It was then that my veil of innocence was…

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  • The Effects Of Drug Prices On Drugs

    A drug named Daraprim price was raised by 5000%, from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Many cases similar to Daraprim have happened, and a pattern of massive price increase of many life saving drugs by pharmaceutical companies becomes apparent. Expensive drugs had forced patients to make difficult choices, either to cut down basic needs to save money to buy the needed drugs, or to cut down the use of the drugs itself. Americans start blaming drug companies of price gouging and call for drug prices…

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