Addiction is a Family Problem …..and More Wino, alco, drunk, lush, crack-head, dipso, junkie. These are just a few of the common every day street words often used to describe and label people with a disease called addiction. General perceptions of addicted persons are usually formed by society as a result of reports in the media of the behaviour (misbehaviour) of the person, and it is these behaviours that are used to form a totally negative opinion of addicts. People forget that an addict was not born this way and did not choose to be taken over and controlled by a chemical substance. In other words, there is a human being behind the addiction, one who entered this world just like everyone else, but for some reason, or many reasons, got caught up and trapped in the world of addiction along the way.
These advertisements encouraged that drinking alcohol relieves all the pain and many people do it so we should do it too. However not all the advertisement encourages conformity to social norms. Some of them have no effect on the American people and regardless of what the advertisement is mentioning. They choose not to follow the advertisement or decide to ignore it thinking everyone is ignoring it. For example, there are advertisements which mention “stop smoking or else it will kill you.” The advertisement shows how the person looks like before smoking and after he smokes many cigarettes.
It could help but it won’t prevent all accidents related to alcohol. Probably not even a large percentage of them. So the importance of the propossed license related to this point it’s only partial. Finally, this license will allow people to drink only if they had succesfully pass the exam. It’s expectable that most intelligent people would pass the exam without problems, but it’s a fact that precisely these people are the ones who have the less number of incidents related to alcohol consuming.
The Overview of the video “The Meth Epidemic” was about the history of meth use around America throughout the early 90’s and 2000’s, the pharmaceutical companies and their involvement, the crimes and effects the drug had on people lives. Implications for community health on the issue of the meth epidemic can be good. People within our field of work can try and help individuals who are having problems with the drug by trying to help them get off by hosting preventions classes especially in the west coast region where it’s most used out there. The class can talk about why the drug is bad backing it up with statistics and recent reports, physical and mental symptoms of the drug and how it affects people and their live to try and raise awareness. My personal impressions on this video were that it did a good job on presenting the viewers with statistics and critical information about meth and its findings nationwide.
Alcohol dependence and drug abuse The abuse of alcohol and drug abuse can effect a person’s economic, psychologically and physically. Drug and alcohol addiction is said to be the worst kind of addiction that one can have its common and costly. It can cause or worsen many medical problems and destroy families. With most street drugs outlawed in the United States the question still remains: Why is alcohol legal when it has been proven to be a leading cause of death? With that being said alcohol and drug addiction also takes a toll on wallets and families.
People find it bizarre that the tobacco age is 18, but the drinking age is 21? People care more about alcohol than they do tobacco products, but tobacco is one of the leading killers in the U.S. today. Allowing 18 year olds to start ingesting tobacco products, such as cigarettes or chewing tobacco, at the age of only 18 will give them an earlier start to becoming addicted, and in the long run, shorten their life span. Some think it is absurd letting people smoke, but they cannot go out with friends and drink. Smoking and drinking are both addictive and can have negative effects if used improperly, but smoking one cigarette is more harmful than drinking one beer.
Although alcohol is legal, it does not mean that it is better for you. There are arguments going both ways where people suggest that marijuana should be legal because alcohol is more deadly, while there are alcoholics that would say smoking weed is bad for you. Both substances are bad for your health and should not be used heavily by anyone. Marijuana has an immediate effect on the user, which last for about two hours after smoking. A person drinking alcohol may start to feel the effects after just one drink, and recover depending on how much the person drank, body weight, and how much they may have had to eat before drinking.
Usually meaning you will want to join the “bandwagon” to keep up with the crowd. You trust people you shouldn’t. Many young people who thought sexting was a harmless game ended up having their lives destroyed. The consequences of sexting can be severe, ranging from embarrassment to ¬imprisonment or worse. Explicit photos or videos forwarded from person to person can cause embarrassment for the original sender.
Employee Drug Testing Every drug has a very different effect on the body and brain. Some drugs make your heart race and time slow, some drugs make you drowsy, some drugs affect your motor skills, some drugs delay reactions. There are drugs that create a feeling of euphoria, yet others make the abusers have vivid hallucinations. All in all, the popular consensus would show that a person under the influence of drugs does not have their normal ability to function. When you mix the use of drugs in a situation where people could die from a mistake, it is a very lethal combination.
In bigger cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland the “party drug” ecstasy is used a lot, but in rural areas like Redmond, Bend, and Lapine it’s not common to come across it. When kids are sad and not happy they try to find things to fix their problems, some people do food, reading, sports, video games, and drugs. Kids who try to use drugs to take their problems away, they most likely end up having more problems. Kids probably think that doing drugs will fix their problems because of the “awesome” feeling they get when they get high. In today's society if you do stupid stuff like drugs, swear, steal, and be disrespectful that your cool.