Illicit drug use in Australia

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    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 of blood borne viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C, and involvement in drug-related crime’ (NSW Police 2015).The New South Wales Police (2015)…

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    Hospital where she later died. Approximately 70 people were charged with drug offences and another woman ended up in a coma. An approximate amount of 2 million pills are being smuggled into Australia everyday and one in three students at universities such as Monash saying that they have tried the drug. Dr. David Caldidott has joined the thousands pushing for pill testing stations at music festivals such as Stereosonic. The chemical compound, 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, or as it is…

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    Marijuana Consequences

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    classification of marijuana has made rigorous clinical studies on the treatment efficacy of this substance to be difficult. Without careful scientific study and medical trials, there can be no reliable guidelines for marijuana’s administration, or indications of potential side effects from long time use. This is one of the biggest reasons that medical associations are trying to re-classify marijuana and remove it from “Schedule 1”, in order to permit further study, instead of…

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    hydrastinine that would be similarly effective to the naturally occurring hydrastinine that had become rare and expensive. This early form of MDMA was included in patents filed by Merck in 1912, however, no purpose or medical use was indicated and research was stopped for economic reasons in 1927 (Bernschneider-Reif et al., 2006). Other than brief mentions in the 1950s and early 1960s, the substance would not make a mainstream…

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    witnessing, despite their daily compulsive use of certain substances, participants dismissed any conceptions of having a drug addiction. When asked to explain, I received similar responses, “I can stop whenever I want to” and “I can survive without drugs, thus I’m not addicted.” I further examined participants by adjuring them to reflect back on their lives since they began abusing drugs and specify any drastic alterations in their personality and overall behavior, and this time around…

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    There are many health concerns related to drug use in college that can last years or even a lifetime. “Alcohol-related automobile accidents are the number one cause of death among people ages 15 through 24” (Hartwick College). Repeated use of drugs and alcohol in college can ultimately lead to physical and psychological dependence in the future. There have been many reports showing that marijuana use has affected the brain in a negative way in ways that it affects their memory, learning, and…

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    Essay On Drug Depressants

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    distraught. Over the past couple of decades there has been an astronomical rise in the number of individuals that have succumb to drug use, while some individuals claiming that this is due to their social status and environments, while others argue that it’s because of their addictive personalities. Regardless of one’s point of view, it is very clear that drug usage in today’s society is occurring and shows no signs of slowing down. In today’s time and age there are many different types of…

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    Essay On Drug Liberalization

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    informed decisions. Sadly this has not been the case for recreational drugs. The laws currently in place restrict the use of recreational drugs. In this paper, there will be a discussion about what drug liberalization is, what liberalization would look like in Canada, the pros, and cons of this change, and what policies are currently in place that affects recreational drug use. For the sake of understanding,…

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    District of Columbia have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana and four states for recreational use. Though marijuana, which is also called cannabis would boost the economy, it has also its negative effects to people, especially to those who treat it as a recreational use. Even though marijuana is legal as recreational use, the Federal Government still considers marijuana as the number one illegal drug. Marijuana should not be legalized for these reasons: it can link to crime, gateway to…

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    DRUG ABUSE OF ILLEGAL AND PRESCRIBED DRUGS HSCI - 1180 – 001 100254659 LOVEDEEP Misuse of any drug can be defined as when an individual take amount of drug more than as described in the prescription . On the other hand , misuse of illegal drugs can also take place by taking drug which is not recommended by either doctor or any other health care professional . both…

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