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    Drugs In American Culture

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    Drug use in American culture has a profound presence. It can be found in TV shows, music, and some drugs even have advertisements. Alcabes’ article Medication Nation even acknowledges advertisements as being a part of the problem of over medication. I believe that excessive drug usage is a now a popular thing and has been caused by the American culture. Watching television shows is a popular thing to do in American culture but some of the shows that we are watching in our down time are depicting the usage of drugs and even glorifying it. For instance, one of the most popular shows on television is the show called Breaking Bad. This television show follows and glorifies the life of the meth cook, Walter White. Walter White is a real person who is now in prison for the meth ring that he ran. United States of Tara is another popular show, except that this show is not about illegal drugs this show is about a young woman names Tara which refuses to take medication for her personality disorder. Meanwhile, many people around her want her to take the medication so she isn’t so “crazy”. I believe that these type of television…

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    Drugs In Popular Culture

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    focus on drugs in America has been a topic that several social scientists have dedicated their time in researching. More importantly, the topic of drug use amongst teenagers seems to remain a hot subject. According to Robbins, Stagman, & Smith (2012), at risks for youth consists of living in a household without English speakers, living in a large family, having parents who both lack a high school degree, families who have changed residences on or more times in the last 12 months, coming from…

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    One of the most interesting aspects of the involvement of youth gangs in drug trafficking relates to the role of culture in reshaping narco-trafficking as a socially tolerable activity. In Mexico, for example, as noted by Bailey, the drug-trafficking organizations recruit young men and women in part through their influence on music, popular entertainment, and other aspects of culture that appeals to youth. Youth are particularly vulnerable to the influence of popular entertainment and music,…

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    alcohol, and LSD are just a few of the drugs advertised by hip-hop, rock`n`roll, gangsta rap and a variety of other genres. The progression of popular music throughout America is affected by countless influences that have been instrumental in the inspiration for musical artists. The primary motivation of the artists in the United States has definitely been drug culture that was the largest at a specific time period. Popular music would have taken a completely different and unthinkable route if…

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    Drug Culture In Colombia

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    BACKGROUND PAPER ON COLOMBIA 1. Colombia is a country with a broad scope of cultural domains. Some of these are Aesthetics and recreational activities, as well as language and communication skills. Along with these domains; their relations with the United States (US) date back nearly two centuries and much of Colombia’s present and past are deeply affected by the drug trade. 2. Drug culture has driven the ideal image of women in that the aesthetics of the culture are referred to as…

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    level, and structural or policy changes to learn what has been most successful in populations and locations similar to Aboriginal injection drug users (IDUs) in Saskatchewan. These studies are completed in a range of locations and with target populations that are comparable to Aboriginal IDUs in Saskatchewan. To target individuals, one must focus on individual knowledge, beliefs, attitudes and skills. Strathdee et al. conducted a study to greater understand needle sharing in Vancouver (1997).…

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    While researching the several legal drugs that are available to worldwide, I will be focusing on alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine. Within this paper I will be addressing why it is legal to be use these drugs recreationally. As well as, how addictive each drug can be, the benefits that may accompany each drug along with the damages that can occur, and how much money is each industry worth along with the national amount of money spent on medical care and treatment following the effects of the drugs.…

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    I will give a brief explanation of the film and then discuss the use of psychedelic drugs in religion. I will then compare and contrast the use of psychedelic drugs in the Shaman’s religion with the recreational use of psychedelic drugs today. The “Shamans of the Amazon” is…

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    Alcohol is known world-wide to be a mind-altering substance deeply inscribed with culture and historical presence. For this reason, it is not classified as an illegal drug, though it can have quite a few negative effects just like any other drug. With its many uses—both recreationally and medically—it is no wonder why alcohol is the most commonly used “drug” in the world, despite its repercussions when abused. Alcohol does not fall under the list of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) because…

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    tribes were forced to give up their culture or have been effected by globalization. These ideals have been extremely detrimental in terms of the loss in language and tradition among the indigenous people. The way cultural was stripped away from them has put forth the state of hopelessness. An effect of hopelessness is having a void…

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