In reference to drugs, that would mean we as US citizens would have a legal right to buy, use, sell, and outright possess a certain amount of an illicit drug without penalty. Being that cocaine is addictive and destructive in large and repeated doses, I am against legalizing cocaine. The increased levels of ruthless behavior, overdoses, drug wars, and overall decline in the neighborhood across the country would be devastating. The inner cities would suffer an even greater decline in despair and hopelessness due to the streets being overly infested with open drug dealing. Although illegal activities occur on a daily basis, I think if cocaine was legal, people would be dying in the streets.
Crack Cocaine: A Devastating Substance Abuse Disorder Alisha Nalezinek Northwestern State UniversityAbstract Crack cocaine is a drug that hurts the lives of many people including the substance abuser. People need to find a safer way to escape from their problems. In the 1980’s, crack cocaine spread across the United States and became very popular. Crack cocaine is a form of cocaine that it typically smoked, and it will be on the American drug scene for years to come. People that use crack may become violent, but it is a cheap drug to buy.
In the book there is a very interesting drug called soma it has many perks that drugs in our present society don’t have. Nowadays when you take drugs or drink alcohol there are side effects. These side effects can be very deadly to your body. Heroin is an example of a drug having terrible side effects to your body and also your brain. Heroin makes your heart beat extremely fast and leaves bruises from the site of injection.
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”).
One of the most apparent drug threats Nevada is exposed at is heroin. Highly addictive, black tar is the kind of heroin that is commonly found in the state. In fact, there has been an increase in the use of this drug. However, low quality heroin is also readily available to those who can only afford that much. Since the number of heroin addicts is increasing, the call for a drug and alcohol rehab center in the area is a must.
Smoking marijuana has been known to affect the way a person think, feels, and act. Many users’ lose interest in life and become very lazy. People who use marijuana often find it very difficult to concentrate on anything more challenging than television. Marijuana causes a decreased attention span and feelings of isolation. High school and college students who are regular users of marijuana find themselves to be struggling with inner turmoil; feeling depressed, scared, and often suffers from very low self-esteem.
Chapter 30: Three Fatal Flaws in the War on Drugs Eva Bertram, Morris Blachman, Kenneth Sharpe, and Peter Andreas Since the drug problem has increased in an abysmal way in the past decades, the information about the dismal record of the war of drugs, but there is not much information about the failure of all government trying to combat drug’s war. There are three main fatal errors that are constructed into the drug strategy itself, errors that we can see it dooms the strategy at every burn and consequently undermine the efforts made to eliminate the production, distribution and consumption of all of the illegal drugs that can be found in the market. The inability or unwillingness to see that the poor back record of the drug war is because of the essential errors on the plan of action is one of the many reasons that people in the U.S. government answer failure with escalation, continuing to pour good money after it was seen in the war on drugs. The Four Questions: 1. It is difficult to identify the problem discussed here: Is it drugs or the war on drugs itself?
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
Drugs are bad in two ways. First, drugs are very bad, and that’s what people don’t get. Second, the moment you take a drug, you become addicted and can’t stop. That’s where the business come in and you keep buying drugs cause apparently “so good” until the point where your seller ups the price or you
What we are talking about the United States or other countries, drug addiction is a serious threat to keeping the general public in full. Illegal Drugs such as cocaine and heroin is responsible for countless premature deaths in the United States and the fear is that although aware of the negative health effects of drug abuse, they continue to experiment with dangerous remedy. Dangerous product to create a lot of damage to important parts of the human body. People addicted to work because the disease was fatal dependence. Long and healthy life can never be achieved if you take alcohol and drugs.