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  • Drug Use And Abuse
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    The term drug abuse most often refers to the use of a drug with such frequency that it causes physical or mental harm to the user or impairs social functioning. Although the term seems to imply that users abuse the drugs they take, in fact, it is themselves or others they abuse by using drugs. Traditionally, the term drug abuse referred to the use of any drug prohibited by law, regardless of whether it was actually harmful or not. This meant that any use of marijuana, for example, even if it occ...
  • Crime And Use Rate Of Drugs
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    Anti-legalization of Drugs Drugs have been around for many centuries and proceeds to be a major issue for the last few decades. Marijuana was first federally prohibited in 1937. Today, nearly 70 million Americans admit to having tried it (Inciardi 19). Whether people stop using drugs, there will always be more and more people reaching out to use drugs. For the past few decades, many people have tried to legalize drug use as well as stopping the use of drugs. Society, in my opinion, would not kno...
  • Increased Use Of Drugs
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    The war on drugs is not a war that can be fought on the beaches of Normandy or in the jungles of Vietnam. It is a war fought in the backyards of all Americans, every day. This is a war that cannot be won with the aid of nuclear weapons or the help of any other forms of artillery. The number of casualties, however, will be determined by whether or not the legalization of drugs occurs. Many will suffer the same outcome as a soldier killed in battle if drugs become legal. If marijuana and other dru...
  • Use Drugs
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    Addiction is compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol). Someone who is addicted or hooked psychologically believes that they cannot function without this substance in their bodies. Drug and alcohol addiction and tear families apart, they change individuals who once were the best people to be around with. Most addictions start at an individuals adolescence age where they just learning who they are and how to fit it. Drug addiction can and most of t...
  • Days On Speed The Drug
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    'Speed': MethylamphetamineAndy Dietrich English 102 Since I have started school at U.N. R, I have been expose to a more variety of drugs than high school. Speed (Methylamphtamine) is a drug that I totally despise. I was in shock because I did not realize how many students were addicts to this drug. I have always known what this drug does to people because I know someone that is addict to speed. The drug is one of the most addicting drugs out there and I hope the information I have researched on ...
  • Drug Legalization
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    The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very controversial and important issue. Drugs affect so many areas of society. 'The U.S. population has an extremely high rate of alcohol and drug abuse' (Grolier). Several groups have formed and spoken out regarding their position. 'Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization is the first step in helping to deliver the credible, consistent message about the risks and costs of the legalization of drugs to people in terms that make sense to them. T...
  • Disease Concept Of Substance Abuse And Addiction
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    Addiction: A Disease Or A Choice? Several people argue whether drug addiction is a disease or a choice. Today, I will be discussing this argument in hopes to have a better understanding as to why this topic is so controversial. Throughout my research, I easily found information on this topic and I am still not sure I have found any answers. The biggest argument is that addiction is a choice not a disease. For those on the other side of the argument they claim just the opposite. According to a so...
  • Increase Of Drug Abuse
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    Based on the experience and knowledge I have toward drugs, drug use, and the effects of, I have concluded that legalizing non-medicinal drugs would be be wrong. The capability these days to aquire drugs are very high. It's now possible to mail order drugs, get them in parties, cities, rural areas, malls, street sidewalks, anywhere, really. Therefore why should you need them to become legal. For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs...
  • Hard Drugs
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    Believe If the state and federal government legalized hard drugs it would save a lot of money spend on the war on drugs. The government would tax it, like they do alcohol and tobacco. The money they would save could be put into creating better rehab programs. I feel that those addicted would then have no reason to avoid treatment. We could offer real help to addicts rather than prison. If hard drugs were legal they would be controlled and pure, and have to pass FDA standards. Selling drugs is a ...
  • Treatment Of Drug Use As A Disease
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    The use and abuse of non-prescription drugs has been a problem in America since colonial times. Historically, the reaction to this problem has been the enforcement of prohibition laws and providing total abstinence education. This has resulted in big business in America; according to the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy, the federal government spent $19.2 billion dollars in 2003 on the war on drugs (1). Unfortunately, the abstinence based education and prohibition laws that a...
  • Drug Addiction
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    Drug abuse "Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. 'The...
  • Use Of Illegal Drugs
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    Legalization of Drugs: Against Everyone agrees that something must be done about the tremendous physical and emotional health problems that drug abuse causes. Concern about the abuse of drugs is so widespread that recent polls indicate it to be one of the most serious problems in today's world, threatening the security and freedom of whole nations. Politicians, health experts and much of the general public feel that no issue is more important than drug abuse. America's other pressing social prob...
  • Use And Reasons Of Drugs By Teenagers
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    The reasons why teenagers use drugs. Drug use is the increasing problem among teenagers in today's High schools. Ever since the drug war of 1900, drugs have been a major problem in today's society. Use of drugs such as opium, morphine, and their derivatives were quite commonplace in nineteenth century America. While most students of contemporary high school drug education programs know about the use of coca leaves in early Coca-Cola and the opium trade with China, the matter of drug addiction at...
  • Problem Of Drug Use
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    Drug use has risen sharply in the United States in the past 40 years, with an estimated 23.6 million teenagers using illegal drugs within the past year. Preventing drug use has been a major issue in the area of politics, schools, or within families. Drug abuse occurs whenever the use of a drug causes physical or mental harm to the user. So far, society has been abusing drugs since the later nineteenth century, a time when the sale, purchase, possession, and use of drugs was not regulated. Danger...
  • Drug In Oregon
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    There are many problems facing "Our" United States today. Some of them are over seas and there are even more at home. One of these problems is Methamphetamine. A powerful life altering drug that is more heavily used drug in the west part of the country, on the coast states, particularly in Oregon and California. Meth is so addicting that you are hooked after one or two times of using it. It is almost impossible to come out of the addiction. Users often give up on life, ignoring their family, job...
  • People Through Drug Addiction
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    The debate over drugs continues to disturb the American public. Many Americans take at face value the assumptions that drugs cause addiction, which leads to crime, and that addiction is an illness. Yet abundant evidence exits to support the view that legalizing illegal drugs can help solve the drug problem in America. Hi, my name is Evan Dana. Today I am going to discuss why legalizing illegal drugs can help this appalling problem that we face today in U.S. society. Let's begin by accepting a fa...
  • Doses Of Drugs To Addicts
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    2-9-98 The Case For Not Medicalizing Americas War on Drugs was initiated by President Nixon in 1968, a time of extreme political and social unrest. The mission of the war was to enforce the countrys drug laws and educate citizens on the dangers of drug use. Needless to say, there has been no victory in the War on Drugs; illegal drug activities are just as popular as twenty or thirty years ago despite the millions of dollars and the efforts of our citizens, police, and educators. While drug deale...
  • Legalization Of Drugs
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    Drugs Should Be Legalized Our societies are decaying due to an incessant war against drugs. Effects of this war like assault, property crime, racial and economic decriminalization, murder, corruption, and many other undesirable things are developing and burning through societies fueled by the lack of determination between whether or not drugs should be legalized. This polemic is allowing war's effects to keep growing to the point where societies' harmony, peace, and stability are being lost. The...
  • Legalization Of Drugs
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    Argument / thesis : "Drugs: Should Their Sale and Use Be Legalized" is an interesting article as William J. Bennett, a proponent of legalization, advances several theories as to how legalization will decrease crime in the United States by reducing the cost of drugs to the user. Bennett is clear that he is not advocating the use of harmful drugs; but, he logically suggests that legalization will contribute to the alleviation the drug problem, while helping the American economy. In contrast to Ben...
  • Stand For The Legalization Of Drugs
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    A Grave Decision I come to you today not as a politician looking to say the right things or as an ex drug users looking to lecture you on the disastrous effects of drug use. But I do come to you today as a terribly concerned citizen of this great nation. As you are probably are aware of our government is pondering the idea and is leaning toward legalizing such illicit drugs as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. There are those in this nation on both sides of the spectrum in this great debate. Some ...

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