• Illegal Drugs Informative Speech Outline
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    Introduction: Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, PCP, speed, sh rooms, crystal meth, and angel dust are all types of illegal drugs. What is an illegal drug? An illegal drug is something and often a substance that causes addiction, habituation, or a marked change in consciousness. Body: I. Illegal Drugs The use of illegal drugs in the United States is considered by some to be the biggest problem in our society. Over 40% of high school seniors use some kind of illegal drug, and in a recent 1999 National ...
  • Nicotine Smokers Identify Tobacco
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    In the world today, Nicotine is one of the most frequently used addictive drugs. The impact it has on society is like no other. It is one of more than 4, 000 chemicals found in the smoke of tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. This addictive drug is the primary component in tobacco that acts on the brain. Tobacco can be found two ways, it can be dried brown leaves of various sizes or it can be a grown form of tobacco. When extracted from the leaves, nicotine is colorless, but...
  • Make Tobacco Illegal And Legalize Marijuana
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    There have been lots of views and opinions surrounding the arguments whether marijuana should be legalized and if tobacco should be made illegal. The reasons for marijuana not being legalized are similar to the reasons people want tobacco to become illegal. Only the danger that tobacco provides is more intense than the danger marijuana. Marijuana short-term effects include temporary problem with memory and problems with learning. It also causes temporary distorted perception (sounds, time, touch...
  • Marijuana Short And Long Term Effects On The Brain
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    MARIJUANA'S SHORT AND LONG TERM EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN Millions are abusing marijuana every day. In fact, 1 out of 7 high school students smoke marijuana more than once a day. Marijuana is taken very lightly and is the most highly used illegal drug. For this reason, society should know its short and long term effects on the brain. Marijuana can effect these two areas emotionally or physically. Also in some cases physical damages causes the emotional response. Although most public information on d...
  • Drugs And Rehab Term Effects
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    When you hear the word drugs, what do you think of first? Most people think of drugs such as cocaine, weed, heroin, and ecstasy; not many people associate alcohol with drugs. Many young people are developing strong drug addictions these days. The amount of teens and young adults using drugs is going down all the time. Although many teens are beginning small, and ending up in a lot of trouble. Cigarettes and beer are just the beginning; eventually if you stay on this path you will move on to bigg...
  • Marijuana Legalized For Good
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    People have been using Marijuana as a medicine for thousands of years, beginning in China, India, and the Middle East. The plant's therapeutic potential became known in Western countries during the nineteenth century. From 1840 to 1900, more than a hundred articles on cannabis appeared in European and American medical journals, recommending it as an appetite stimulant, muscle relaxant, painkiller, sedative, and anti-convulsions. The use of Marijuana should be legalized in Canada for the benefits...
  • Drugs How Dangerous Is It
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    Drugs: How Dangerous Is It? Drugs have infiltrated our cities, our towns and our lives. Though a small percentage of people use drugs, they do attempt to spread their plague among others. But, how dangerous are these mind suppressors? Do they kill like the statistics show, or is it a coverup to stop people from having a good time? Even in Franklin County, there are drugs. How bad is the problem? It is worse then most people think, but what can we do about it? Can we do anything about it? Marijua...
  • Term Effects Ecstasy Users Drug
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    Ecstasy is one of the street names for MDMA (the chemical name is N-Methyl-3, 4-). MDMA is an amphetamine like drug with hallucinogenic properties. People taking the drug get a sense of increased energy, euphoria and a curious feeling of empathy. While we know something about the short-term effects of ecstasy use, we do not have a very good understanding of the long-term effects. The short-term effects of the drug are related to the amount taken. If the dose used is relatively high, there is a ...
  • Domestic Violence Effects Victim Term
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    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Surprisingly enough, domestic violence affects more than just the immediate victim. Domestic violence is a growing, widespread social problem in America. In the majority of all cases, the victim is spousal or intimate. Children that live in a household where domestic violence is prevalent are also affected. Domestic violence not only has short-term effects on the victim, it also has long-term effects. The long-term effect of this violent abuse is usually physical, psychological...
  • Term Effects Life Drugs Commercials
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    Would I say no to drugs and alcohol if I were asked to try it? That is a question that I have been asked many times. What else can I say but absolutely! Why would I say yes to something that very slowly destroys your body? Frankly, I don't know why anybody would actually want to try it if they know the consequences that they will end up with later in life. Everybody knows, you and I know it, that if they continue smoking for the rest of their life, it is just a matter of time until something rea...
  • Side Effect Steroids Effects User
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    Steroids are known as synthetic versions of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone. Although some people think that there are only positive effects from the use of steroids, there are far more negative effects than there are positive ones. Steroids may make you look bigger and feel stronger, but eventually they will become very detrimental to your body. There are physical and mental side effects to the use of steroids, and the continued use of steroids will be fatal. To the scienc...
  • Mercury And Its Effects On Humans
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    Mercury and its Effects on Humans Today when people think of heavy metal, they think of numerous rock bands such as Guns n' Roses, AC/DC, or Led Zepplin. However the more health conscious person should think of heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury. The most common metal to come in contact with humans, with possibly the most serious effects, is mercury. Mercury is a natural substance that can be found in the environment. It is the only common metal that is a liquid at room temperature,...
  • Marijuana 6 Term Effects
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    Medical Marijuana Marijuana, a drug that has been studied for many decades, provides for a very heated argument. No longer is it seen solely as a hallucinogen, but some claim that it is miracle drug for chemotherapy and glaucoma patients. However, no legitiment medical organizations, see marijuana as a safe and effective medicine. Society is also aware of the harmful and long-term effects of the drug, and therefore are strongly opposed to it s legalization. Marijuana should not be considered for...
  • Alcohol On Academics College Student
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    Alcohol, when consumed in reason, can be fine. But when it is taken in great quantities it can be very detrimental to a student. Heather Wilson and Jeremy Foster wrote a perspective on drugs and alcohol in a book aimed to warn people about the dangers of alcohol and drugs. Here is there account. 'During parents weekend, she, her roommate, and their parents went to her best friend's room and found her soaked in blood and tears on the dorm-room floor. Heather's friend had a history of depression, ...
  • Marijuana January 2000
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    An effective solution for marijuana abuse by teens must be found! "Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in America today (Nation 5)."Marijuana refers to the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is usually smoked on form of loosely rolled cigarettes called joints or hollowed out commercial cigars called blunts (Nation 5)." Marijuana is put into these forms because they look like ordinary cigarettes or cigars. It's like a disguise. The street names for marijuana a...
  • Medical Issues Of Marijuana
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    What are the medical uses of marijuana Doctors have found a number of medical uses of marijuana. It has been used to stop convulsions, relax muscles, and treat glaucoma. Marijuana even has been used to stop nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Is Marijuana physcally addictive Marijuana is not phsically addictive. What are the symptoms of withdrawal from marijuana Because marijuana is not physically addictive, there are no sicknesses that occur. The only withdrawal is t...
  • Steroids 4 Side Effect
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    Steroids are known as synthetic versions of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone. Although some people think that there are only positive effects from the use of steroids, there are far more negative effects than there are positive ones. Steroids may make you look bigger and feel stronger, but eventually they will become very detrimental to your body. There are physical and mental side effects to the use of steroids, and the continued use of steroids will be fatal. To the scien...
  • Causes And Effects Of Cocaine
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    My essay is going to be on the causes and effects of cocaine, the most highly used drug in America. Cocaine is a drug derived from the coca plant, Erythroxylon coca, mostly grown in South America. Cocaine is a central nervous system stimulant, the most powerful found in nature. It is most often found in the form of a white crystalline powder. These are some nicknames of cocaine: Coke, snow (zas in Apache slang), C, flake, blow, and lady. "These are some facts of cocaine: 1-tenth of the populati...
  • Short Term Effects Alcohol Cocaine
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    Drugs Assignment Research and report on the following drugs; Alcohol 1) Alcohol, specifically ethyl alcohol (ethanol), is produced by fermenting the starch or sugar in various fruits and grains. Alcoholic beverages produced by fermentation and distillation include beer (usually about 5% alcohol), wine (usually 12 to 15% alcohol), and hard liquor (which is about 45% alcohol). 2) Immediate Effects - The effects of alcohol may appear within 10 minutes after consumption and peak at approximately 40 ...
  • Civil War Russia Bolsheviks Russian
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    By early 1918 in Russia, the Bolsheviks controlled only the north-western area of the Russian Empire (Petrograd and Moscow) together with the areas between and around them. Various opposition groups were formed against the Bolsheviks, under the new Provisional Government. The provisional government had proposed elections for a new assembly in late 1917; Lenin had seen that the Bolsheviks must act before this democratically elected government convened, but once in power, he allowed the elections ...