There may be a few reasons why prohibition of oxycontin would be bad but I feel as though the main reason is because if that occurs, it is going to cause people to resort to harder drugs, such as heroin. People compare oxycontin to heroin and say that it has similar effects; therefore, if the oxy is no longer available, naturally they will go to the next option that’s comparable; heroin. On a local drug forum, called “Topix”, username ang81 tells us, “heroin and oxys have around the same 1/2 life, well actually heroin should metabolize quicker being an accelerated form of morph, so the stoned feeling after the euphoria may last longer, but only because oxys are also a stimulant which counter acts that groggy, stoned feeling you get from morphine”. Another reason why we shouldn’t prohibit the use is because Oxycontin is much safer than many other drugs out there. Oxycontin contains a large amount of oxycodone which means oxycontin is way more pure and known simply because it is a prescribed controlled substance you get right over the counter at your nearest pharmacy (Prescription Drugs).
Another very bad drug is called Methamphetamines. Methamphetamines are stimulants. They are used by smoking, inhaling, or Injection into the vein. What Methamphetamines do to you: Methamphetamines give someone the ability to stay awake and do continues activity with no need for sleep. They pump your heart rate, breathing and blood pressure.
Although heroin is even more effective as a painkiller than morphine and codeine, it is so highly addictive that its use is illegal. Heroin can be used in a variety of ways, depending on the preference of the user and the purity of the drug. Heroin can be injected into a vein or a muscle, smoked in a water pipe or standard pipe, mixed in a marijuana joint or regular cigarette, inhaled and smoked through a straw, known as "chasing the dragon," or snorted as powder. The most feared drug by many, yet for others its powerful "high" offers the most dramatic way of escaping the realities of everyday life. It is the drug that immediately comes to mind when people talk about substance dependence.
Some researchers suggest that caffeine may even prevent diseases such as type II Diabetes and Parkinson’s, although on the other hand, studies show that caffeine worsens diabetes in those who already have the disease. The ongoing research about the drug is crucial for determining why caffeine acts the way it does. It is a proven fact that many times a person may have to use more of the drug to feel the effects due to developing a high tolerance. Physical dependence can take place in days, and some symptoms of withdrawal include drowsiness and headache. The writer states that taking too much caffeine can cause one to experience jitteriness, sleepiness, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems.
After a while, users need higher doses to get the same effect. This leads to dependence and addiction for those users of the drug. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 43 percent of ecstasy users become dependent on the drug. Users are aware of the negative consequences of ecstasy, but their dependence on it prevents them from stopping to use the drug. However, Ecstasy is used medicinally to relieve victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The addiction for “prescription” drugs is as strong as classic street drugs such as heroin or cocaine. Conditions like depression are faked so people can get their hands on the drugs. How can doctors tell the difference between the ill and the fakers? Should doctors use a stricter test for diagnosis? Should the power to prescribe these drugs even exist?
For many, OxyContin showed an increased level of activity and drastic decline of pain. Others have done poorly. OxyContin is a narcotic with effects similar to morphine. As with any narcotic, the body tends to build a tolerance leading to physical dependency (Feinburg 2-3). However, Purdue Pharma still denies OxyContin to be addictive.
This experiment on studying how family characteristics correlate with teenage heroin abuse is scientifically relevant. Some researchers say the underlying cause of teenage heroin abuse is first and foremost the family, while other researchers say that abuse is cause by psychological factors and a low educational drive. All of these theorists would disagree on which one of these factors is the main cause of teenage heroin abuse. Since there is a discrepancy, this research question was developed in order to find what the main cause of teenage heroin abuse is. When finding an answer to the research question, it will put a stop to the inconsistency of previous
Daniel Estrada April 19, 2012 The Legalization of Marijuana When people visualize drugs they usually picture a harmful drug like heroin or cocaine, which are very harmful drugs, but not all drugs are. Marijuana is actually shown to be beneficial to the economy and on the health of people and it should be legalized. Anthony York’s article "Doctor group wants pot legal; California Medical Assn. questions marijuana's medicinal value but urges it be regulated as alcohol is." from ProQuest, quotes a group of doctors “"There's good evidence that [marijuana] has medicinal value," he said.”Can you say it's 100% bulletproof?
Rebecca Jimenez Professor Sarah Thatcher English 114 19 September 2013 How Texting Affects Literacy in Teens – Brainstorming Outline: I. Introduction a. Thesis statement: In this paper, I will discuss how the frequent use of text messaging by teens today negatively affects literacy and I will offer suggestions that parents and teachers can implement and teach in order to raise reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. Since the technological phenomenon towards the end of the 20th century, text messaging has been widely used by cellphone users, specifically teenagers, in order to get their conversations across easier and quicker in a very convenient way. In the modern technology world, people have become so accustomed to the idea