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  • Assaulting His Wife During An Alcoholic Blackout
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    Counselor Name: dh biggs Clients Name: Jack Smith A. SUBSTANCE ABUSE HISTORY A diagnostic summary was completed on 10/6/96; Jack Smith is a 41-year-old white male currently living in a small community in southern Ohio. Jack came into the agency involuntarily; his involvement with the agency is a requisite of probation for assault and domestic violence. He was arrested for assaulting his wife during an alcoholic blackout; he was placed on probation for one year on the condition he participates in...
  • Measure Of Marijuana As Our Dependent Variable
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    Drinking has become an increasing problem in our society. Many people now see drinking as a norm. Lisa McIntyre, author of The Practical Skeptic states that, "For one thing, we know that norms vary across societies" (152). So we also know that what is considered to be deviant varies across societies". How could members of our society see drinking as anything but a norm when everywhere one turns alcohol is being advertised Whether it be on billboards, busses, in magazine ads, or television commer...
  • Legality Of Marijuana
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    The Legality of Marijuana Marijuana, also spelled marihuana is the dried leaves of the cannabis plant. These dried leaves are usually smoked in a pipe or rolled into a cigar or cigarette. Some street names for this individual drug are pot, grass, herb, and ganja. Marijuana can also be taken orally in the form of food or drink to receive the same effect (Britannica). Marijuana is classified as a hallucinogen but not rightfully so because it is not as severe as some of the other drugs in this cate...
  • Hard Facts About The Drug Marijuana
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    John B. Pattison Cynthia Quam English II 11/6/99 Decriminalization of Marijuana Think for a minute about alcohol. It's something we are well accustomed to in our every day lives. We associate it with celebrations, parties, relaxation, and many other things that involve leisure. What else do we associate alcohol with How about drunk driving and the deaths that occur as well. The thought of alcoholism and the destruction of the body as well families might spring in to mind. Now think about marijua...
  • Legal Marijuana
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    We all hear about freedom of choice right! Freedom of choice applies to all decisions made by that person! Which includes the choice to smoke marijuana. I believe that the government should have No say in what you choose to do with your body! Marijuana is now illegal but I believe that it should be made Legal! And under No circumstances should the government tell you how to treat your body. They can give you their opinions on how the human body should be treated but I think that the government c...
  • Short Term Effects Of Alcohol Consumption
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    Don't Panic. It's Organic. There is no doubt that alcohol is America's most popular and prominent drug. The sale and distribution has been legal since its early development. However, along with the social gratification of alcohol comes many dangerous effects and consequences. In contrast, marijuana, which has less severe and damaging effects and many medicinally beneficial qualities, has been outlawed by the American government. Although the utilization of both substances may lead to very detrim...
  • Alcohol Vs Marijuana Alcohol And Marijuana
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    Alcohol vs. Marijuana Alcohol and marijuana are two drugs commonly used and abused in the United States. Alcohol is the number one abused drug, while marijuana is number one among illegal drugs. While alcohol remains legal, and marijuana illegal, this does not necessarily mean that the alcohol is better for you. There have been many arguments where people suggest that marijuana should be legal because alcohol is more deadly. On the other hand, there are alcoholics who would tell a pothead that s...
  • Use Marijuana
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    Of all the illegal substances people are putting into their bodies these days marijuana is the most frequently used. It has been and will continue to be used experimentally, spiritually, and even for pure enjoyment. Marijuana is used in some fashion in almost all countries across the globe. In countries in Africa, South America and Central America, it has been the central tool for spiritual events. In America and other up-scale countries such as Italy and France, marijuana is being used for medi...
  • Legals Marijuana
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    Legalization Legalization of marijuana has been a controversial issue in the U.S. forthe past several years. The people vs. the federal government is just one ofthe main debates over legalization. In the past marijuana was required to be grown on most plantations inthe southern region. It could be purchased in one ounce packages for only twenty five cents. Further down the time line we find that marijuana is increasingly being used in the inner cities and suburban areas. Marijuana was considers ...
  • Use Of Marijuana
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    Crime or Past Time According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Presently, law enforcement arrests a marijuana smoker every 45 seconds in America at a tremendous cost to society. The marijuana issue often times goes in many directions such as legalization, decriminalization, and prohibition. There are good arguments to all three directions. The key to which direction to choose is not that easy. One must way the positives and the negatives of each direction befo...
  • Marijuana Unlike Alcohol
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    Is Prohibition an Appropriate Standard Richard Dennis, the author of Chemical Dependence: Opposing Viewpoints, says that "The appropriate standard in deciding if a drug should be mad; e legal for adults ought to be whether it is more likely than alcohol to cause harm to an innocent party. If not, banning it cannot be justified while alcohol remains legal". By applying Dennis's standard to the prohibition of marijuana in the United States, the logical decision would be that it is unjustified to b...
  • Use Of Alcohol And Tobacco Drugs
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  • Effects Of Marijuana
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    Our group will explain with great detail why marijuana should or should not be legalized. We will do this by discussing the negative effects marijuana has on the brain and body, the positive effects marijuana has on cancer chemotherapy & glaucoma patients the overall history of marijuana and current facts on how society views marijuana today. We also will state the effects of marijuana as compared to other legal and illegal drugs (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, anti-depressants, cocaine, etc.) I will br...

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