MPs, bereaved parents, health professionals and junkies themselves say radical measure are needed to stamp out the city’s problem – the worst in Europe. Drugs deaths have risen sharply in recent years. In 1992, 43 young Glaswegians died; last year, the figure was 97 out of total of around 140 north of the border. In a city of 650,000 people the rate is worryingly high. Compared to the rest of Britain, it is shocking.
Donziger’s studies show that crime rates since the 1970’s are remarkably stable, and violent crimes such as those displayed in the media have dropped by sixteen percent (489). Simultaneously, private prisons, like CCA, have replaced the majority of publicly operated penitentiaries. Barry Yeoman describes this new system as “dungeon for dollars” in his “Steel Town Lockdown” article (507). His article addresses why government favors private prisons and how this directly relates to the expanding definition of crime in order to raise incarceration rates. Yeoman explains, “cost cutting jeopardizes the safety of prisoners, guards, and communities” (508).
Tobacco is highly addictive a. Nicotine is the most addictive drug available (Donatelle, 2010) b. Genetics play a role in the speed of addiction. (American Cancer Society, 2012) 2. Tobacco use has many harmful effects for the user. a. Most addictive drug b.
After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia’s heroin problem continued to grow. So much so, that in 2011 the country has become the worlds largest customer of heroin, with an unofficial estimate of two million users. With a southern border of more than 4000 miles long, the patrol area stretches greater than the distance from New York to London. It is no surprise the drug trade is out of control. Worst of all there is a new moonshine drug on the rise called krokodil that has some terrifying consequences.
Cocaine at that time affected 300 000 to 400 000 newborns in the united states alone in the 1990s (Schoenwolf et al, 2009). The problem still persists however. In some major cities in the united states, as many as 20% of babies are born to mothers who abuse cocaine (Preece and Edward, 2011). There are many ways in which abuse of cocaine can negatively impact an embryo and fetus during its development. One difficulty with researching this specific population is the ability to isolate cocaine as the sole teratogen.
Cocaine's immediate effects wear off in 30 minutes to two hours. Smoking or injecting cocaine results in a faster and shorter high, compared to snorting coke. Cocaine is responsible for more U.S. emergency room visits than any other illegal drug. Cocaine harms the brain, heart, blood vessels, and lungs and can even cause sudden death (Holstege, 2011). REFERENCE PAGE
Vondessa Peters-Marcano Student number100177622 Critical Thinking to Scholarly Writing NURS 1072 January 31st ,2012 Drugs, whether prescribed or illegal have been a vital part in the lives of many people. As many people would acknowledge, stimulants have been the most widely used and abused in the history of medicine. One type of drugs that has generated controversy in recent times is the so-called “smart drugs”. These drugs are known to lower fatigue and increase the concentration and alertness in individuals. An article appearing in The Economist on smart drugs seems to insinuate that it is high time that the free use of these drugs is encouraged.
South University Legalizing Marijuana Computer and Literacy ITS 1000 Michael L Smith October 18, 2013 Michael L. Smith Computer and Literacy: ITS 1000 Instructor: Carmen Flores October 18, 2013 Legalizing Marijauna In regards to illicit drugs, an epidemic that has a stronghold on our country caused a movement. That movement was and still is today, “the war on drugs”. Illegal drugs enters this country at an unexplainable alarming rate. In the United States alone the drug market is one of the most profitable in the world. (Agency, 2004) My intent is not to focus on the profitability of illegal drugs but the debate of legalization in particularly marijuana.
Illegal drug crimes would drop, allowing the police to turn their attention to more serious problems. There is a marijuana smoker arrested every 45 seconds in the United States. Normally, they receive large fines and small jail time but repeat offenders can get up to five years. Sadly, rapists and murderers are able to get only one year. Do you really think smoking a joint is worse that raping and killing someone??
The real question posed is if marijuana really is as bad as society and the government portrays it to be? Marijuana has been around since the beginning of time and has quickly made its spot in the U.S, ranking as the country's number one cash crop, surpassing corn, soybeans and wheat, making it's total income at about $35.8 billion. Marijuana has traces that date to the Chinese in 3000 B.C.E. Though marijuana was not used as a recreational purpose to obtain “ psychoactive effects” then, it was widely exploited for medical purposes to cure major illnesses and to promote vital energy in places such as India. However, marijuana has had a relatively recent appearance in America beginning in the 1900's.