SOS 304 Drugs & Society Q3.1 The major causes for concern regarding cocaine use stems from the dependency that occurs as well as the damaging effect it can have on human health. Although cocaine was initially used for medicinal purposes, with its leaves being cultivated to produce paste, teas, and wines, those uses have long disappeared. Individuals who use cocaine on a regular basis are at risk for respiratory or cardiac issues, and mixing the drug with other drugs and alcohol can damage health and lead to fatalities. Drug users often have healthcare issues and require treatment for more than one ailment, even though they can be less than forthcoming when it comes to medical treatment and advice. Amphetamines are used to treat a variety of medical issues but like cocaine, illicit drug use in the 60s caused the federal government to become concerned about dependency and illegal activities.
I don’t necessarily know what the laws should state, but its something that needs looked into badly. Prescription drugs are becoming more of a street drug than thought about. This paper contains information and facts on why I know prescription drugs are being abused and why I think stricter procedures should be taken with usage of prescription drugs. There is also an argument about prescription drugs being too hard to get, which you will read about later in the paper. Prescription drugs that are most commonly abused, classified as Opioids, are OxyContin, Vicodin, and Demerol, which are used to treat pain or relieve coughs or diarrhea.
The use of plea bargain has many aspects to it most of them are good but also some of them are bad. Some of the positive outcomes of a plea bargain are less money spent, less time in courts, a considerably low sentence for the defendant and a much faster and productive criminal system. In trials, attorneys make a lot of money and that is good for them but not for their clients. A person can save a lot of money if they reach a plea bargain because lawyer fees range from the hundreds to thousands of dollars and going to trial can get very expensive. The advantage for the defense is that less work is required on their part and they typically receive the same amount of money in return.
To begin with, raising the tax will bring in more money to the government from since demand is inelastic for cigarettes and people will keep on buying them. The extra amount of income could be used to help the well being of the country and to provide more public goods. Also, cigarettes are a demerit good, a good which is considered unhealthy or damaging in some and can be physically harmful to the consumer and other surrounding, so when price increases, demand will fall. Even if it is a small fall in demand, it is most likely to be for the young smokers to demand since they have less income than adults. If more young smokers quit, the healthier the next generations will be since smoking is a main reason behind a lot of health issues including lung
Addiction has severe negative consequences affecting the addict’s mental and physical well being. Addiction also has numerous allegations for the health of the public, because of substance abuse, addiction is now a major donor to many serious diseases and it can also result in violent behaviors. This article supports my stand point that addiction is a mental illness rather than a bad behavior and creates a solid argument on how addiction takes over the addict’s brain and is the main source of inappropriate behaviors. I can use these examples as reasons why I believe addiction is a chronic brain disease instead of a bad behavior in my research
Society in our world is used to seeing people take legal drugs (like cigarettes or alcohol) because they are allowed to be taken in public places. Illegal drugs, on the other hand, make you an outsider of society (except to drug junkies, who will see you as their best friend).The people in the New World get soma for free because it is, as already mentioned, all ordered and offered by the government. In comparison to that you have to pay for drugs in our world, and most of them have expensive prices that are only affordable to people with enough money. Legal drugs, however, aren’t as expensive as the illegal ones. This has the consequence that many people have to commit crimes and go into prostitution to buy the drugs they depend on.
Morphine is derived from Opium. Many people were suffering from alcohol addiction and Morphine was used as the “cure” for the alcohol addiction. Morphine is far worse than alcohol and doctors were well aware. Doctors preferred to have people addicted to Morphine because it was socially and domestically safer. Alcoholics were more likely to beat their wives and children and cause havoc upon the city (“The Problem of Pain Relief”).
Many consequences when abusing drugs, whether one uses street drugs or medications he or she is bound to have troubles with people around him and the law. When evaluating types of drugs and effects on one’s life, many turn to drugs for various reasons and society deals with society deals with them all differently. Marijuana is a gateway drug whereas prescription pills are commonly used. Crack cocaine and heroine can
Illegal drugs, communities and public policy Project briefing Drug users are one of the most vulnerable and stigmatised groups in the country. But current drug services are not helping enough people to move far enough or fast enough towards recovery. This project aims to find and test new solutions to aspects of these problems. The work builds on recommendations made by the RSA Drugs Commission, exploring whether drug users can be included in the government's current drive towards providing more personalised public services. What is the problem?
Indeed, the criminalization of individuals who—often—are otherwise law-abiding citizens, can affect their relationships with family and friends, as well as their standings with employers and loaners (Ezard, 2001). This sense of alienation could, in turn, lead to elevated drug use as a means of escape, and even to premature death. Ezard (2001) contends that stigmatization creates a dangerous situation whereby individuals may decide not to contact emergency services should something happen, such as an overdose. Overdoses are almost entirely preventable, and are most often caused by using a drug of a much higher purity than accustomed to, or anticipated (Cox et al., as cited in Boyd, 2008). The fact that criminalization often forces sellers and users underground also means that there is little that can be done to inform consumers what doses are