Marijuana may cause panic and stress attacks in extreme cases but helps ones gain back loss of appetite, and can dull pain from radiation treatments (GetGoing, 2011). The withdrawal effects of marijuana are minimal but can reverse the features it enhances. Conversely is the use of drugs such as cocaine and heroin. According to GetGoing (2011) using heroin or cocaine, powdered or crack (rock), even one time causes such intense cravings for some individuals that they use it again and again, rapidly becoming addicted. Furthermore, crack is the most highly addictive of all the drugs available because it is smoked and therefore stimulates the brain directly (GetGoing, 2011 p. 2).
Cocaine is highly addictive and was once used in many over-the-medications until the early 1900s (Cherry, 2013). Cocaine is taken by snorting, pill form, and injecting. Methamphetamine or meth is the most used illegal amphetamine. Meth is highly addictive and destroys tissues in the brain, which can lead to brain damage (Cherry,
(Center, 2008). The numbers alone show how prevalent this drug is on a national and local level. Methamphetamine on the other hand has slight difference numbers but still is on the rise as a relative new drug compared to crack cocaine. In 2006, there were an estimated 731,000 current users of the drug methamphetamine, which is the common short name for methamphetamine. This is an astounding 0.3 percent of the national population.
Many of the drugs that are abused by our youth were manufactured and marketed to Americans by big pharmaceutical companies. These drugs are supposed to be used to lessen pain, but more times than not they are prescribed with little regard to the risks they pose. This is where the problem lies, doctors throwing prescriptions to people for small injuries which in turn into a dependency problem. ”Drugs like fentanal, codene, oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone (which is used to help treat people with opioid addictions) together are linked to 75% of prescription drug overdoses each year. These dangerous drugs are all over our streets in urban and in rural parts of the U.S.
Thirteen million people over the age of twelve have tried one of the most addicting substances known to man at least once. Out of those thirteen million 529,000 of them became regular users the United States government reported in 2008. This addictive substance is methamphetamine or meth for short. This stimulant can boost mood, increase feelings of well being, and increase energy and alertness, however it has some very dangerous side effect, which include but are not limited to high blood pressure, accelerated heart rate, and even death. Meth is considered one of the greatest drug threats to our nation with its affects costing anywhere between $16.2 and $48.3 billion dollars a year according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Crack is not a drug it is an epidemic; it has ruined millions of lives and will continue to do so until it is completely removed from out country. Cocaine, while not as highly addictive as crack, also has a steady if not rising demand in our country that will only subside if the supply is completely removed. It can be disputed whether or not morphine is more addictive than cocaine or crack but what cannot is which is more readily available in the streets. On the other hand, I see morphine use on the steady decline. Primarily, since morphine is a pharmaceutical drug, it is a much more difficult for people to come in contact with it.
Q. Is marijuana a gateway drug? * Yes. Among marijuana's most harmful consequences is its role in leading to the use of other illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine. Long-term studies of students who use drugs show that very few young people use other illegal drugs without first trying marijuana.
When a person is drunk, they can commit any kind of crime because they are not in their right mind at that particular moment but, the law doesn’t know if you are drunk or not and the law or punishment against sexual assault is high. The victims of rape or sexual assault are mostly women. “Sexual assault, including rape, occurs most commonly among women in the late adolescence and early childhood, usually within the context of a date’. In one survey, approximately 10percent of female of the high school students reported having being rape. Research suggests that alcohol use by the offender, the victims or both, increases the likelihood of sexual assault by a male acquaintance (NIAAA).
Depression is often misinterpreted in residual schizophrenic, one who no longer suffers from hallucinations, but has no will to live (Mental Health America, 2011). More risk factors and controversy of the disease also include the tendency and concept of suicide to schizophrenics. Ten percent of schizophrenics that attempt to commit suicide every year are successful, while forty percent will try to harm themselves (National Mental Health Institute, 2007). Most people will assume schizophrenia is a violently paranoid disease causing the implication that all schizophrenics are violent, this is not true. The majority of schizophrenics prefer to be left alone and not
Drug Trafficking in the United States Drug Trafficking in the United States Every day drug trafficking is becoming more of a problem, especially in the United States. This problem keeps getting bigger because of the demand for drugs in the United States. According to CBS News, “Despite tough anti-drug laws, a new survey shows the U.S. has the highest level of illegal drug use in the world. The World Health Organization's survey of legal and illegal drug use in 17 countries, including the Netherlands and other countries with less stringent drug laws, shows Americans report the highest level of cocaine and marijuana use.” (Warner, 2008). As the demand for drug rises every day, the Mexican cartels keep finding ways to smuggle drugs to the