Addiction Essay Examples

  • Substance Abuse In The Workplace

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    As widespread drug use is on the rise, many employers have begun to worry about the performance of their employees. Absenteeism, injuries, loss of productivity, employee morale, theft and fatalities are just some of the causes of drug use in the workplace. The idea of drug testing among workers has developed from society's concern over a perceived increase in the use of drugs and the relation between drug use and impairment, with resultant risks to the worker, fellow workers and the public. As early as 1987, 21% of employers had instituted drug-testing programs. Employers have be

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    Marijuana Harmful Effects

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    Marijuana can cause many harmful effects. There has never been a major test though. The ones they?ve used have shown very different things. I have been very surprised by what I have been reading. I cannot believe the difference in what different scientists think. One says, ?It's hard to know for sure whether regular marijuana use causes cancer. But it is known that marijuana contains some of the same and sometimes even more, of the cancer-causing chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Studies show that someone who smokes five joints per week may be taking in as many cancer-causin

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    Can there be a Relationship between Ecstasy and Memory in the Human Body? Target Article: Parrott, A.C & Lasky, J. (1998) Ecstasy (MDMA) effects upon mood and cognition: before, during and after a Saturday night dance. Psychopharmacology, 139, 261-268. Additional Article: Parrot, A.C., Lees, A., Garnham, N.J., Jones, M., & Wesnes, K. (1998). Cognitive performance in recreational users of MDMA of ?ecstasy?: evidence for memory deficits. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 12, 79-83. Rationale and Variables: The Experiment that was conducted in class determi

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    Drug Legalization

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    Just say no? This is not exactly the philosophy that the vast majority of the United States population tends to follow. Drugs have become a routine aspect of everyday life in the United States. Neither a gigantic metropolis nor a minute town have gone without feeling the everlasting effects of drugs. Drug use has always posed a major dilemma for America to overcome. The banning of illegal drugs takes many back to the days of the Prohibition problems involving the banishment of alcohol. Prohibition obviously did not work in the 1920?s, and some modern day people feel that makin

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    Drug Legalization

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    Every year 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine. I hope to show you through this paper that legalizing drugs would only bring more problems to our already corrupt world. I have several arguments against the legalization of drugs such as: the many medical myths of marijuana; crime, violence, and drug use go hand in hand; an individual?s choice to use drugs; and the increase in government due to the legalization of drugs. There are over 10,000 studies proving the harmful addictive effects of marijuana. Yet there is not even one that shows marijuana having any medical

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    Drugs In The Clubs Of Britain

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    Drugs work by changing chemicals in your brain that control your mood. Most drugs boost or imitate the behavior of chemicals (like adrenaline, dopamine and serotonin) which regulate our mood, well being and energy levels. These chemical messengers are part of what makes us feel happy. The reason people continue doing drugs or become addicted is to do with a part of the brain called the reward pathway. It?s an area deep in the brain which makes us repeat experiences that feel good, be it having sex, dancing or doing another line. Dopamine is made in the ventral tegmental area (

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    Legalize Marijuana

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    Alternative medicines are becoming more and more popular these days. I believe that holistic and herbal medicines are a great alternative for people who are allergic to traditional medicines. Along with safe use, people can better themselves with this secondary way of healing. I happen to use many herbal cures for everyday stressors, which over- the- counter drugs cannot help with. There is a great debate right now, concerning marijuana use for medical purposes. Before I came to the US, I have always believed that marijuana was something that people experimented w

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    Legalizing Marijuna

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    Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe that legalization is the only solution left for the nation while others oppose because it w

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    The Argument On Marijuana Legalization

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    A majority of Americans have been exposed to or heard of marijuana. Marijuana is a common drug among all age groups of Americans. It was once legal and still popular. The US government and citizens have now raised the question if this party drug that is know to relax the body and mind should be legalized in the United States (?What are the Pro?s and Con?s of Marijuana Use? par. 1). Marijuana is derived from the dried leaves of a hemp plant called cannabis sativa. Already legal for medicinal use in California and Arizona, many are trying to make marijuana available to al

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    Imagine you are in your room and it?s about 1:00 in the morning. It?s pitch black outside and you?ve been lost for hours. There?s nothing good on the radio. You?re dying of thirst and you?re drenched with sweat. You?re just about to turn around and open your window for some fresh air and you hear it. The bass is in sync with your heartbeat and the lights are flashing everywhere. So you follow this music and you arrive at your destination: A rave. It is the vibe that is so commonly talked about within this culture. The dictionary defines "Rave" as: to utter in ma

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    Hazards Of Smoking

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    I am a smoker; I do realize that smoking cigarettes is bad for me. There are hundreds of different illnesses you can get by smoking. Smoking can affect you lungs first off, but also gives you cancers is many different areas. You can get cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, cervix, kidney, ureter, and bladder. Smoking weakens your immune system overall, making your body more susceptible to a cold or flu of some sort. Smoking affects your heart, which most people don’t realize. You’re more likely to suffer from a heart attack if you’re a smoker. Smoking causes 30%

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    Legalize It

    1900 words - 8 pages

    Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. A dry, shredded green/brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the plant Cannabis sativa, it usually is smoked as a cigarette (joint, nail), or in a pipe (bong). It also is smoked in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, often in combination with another drug. It might also be mixed in food or brewed as a tea. As a more concentrated, resinous form it is called hashish and, as a sticky black liquid, hash oil. Marijuana smoke has a pungent and distinctive, usually s

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    Medicinal Marijuana

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    People have used marijuana as a medical treatment for thousands of years. Such uses extend even to modern America. Marijuana was listed by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, the organization that sets quality standards for approved drugs in the United States, until the 1940s, when political pressure against marijuana's recreational use triggered its removal. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that state laws allowing medicinal use of marijuana must bow to federal law banning it, proponents still tout this controversial plant's ability to treat pain, nausea and other uncomfortable side effects of m

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    Marijuana Is It Really That Bad

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    The subject matter of this paper is to discuss the physiological effects that use of marijuana has on the body. In order to determine whether or not the use of marijuana is as detrimental as people believe it to be specific physiological aspects will be considered. These include the effects of marijuana on the brain, the lungs and the heart. Additionally, the issue of medical marijuana will be discussed and assessed to determine whether or not marijuana is really that bad. Marijuana has been used in the United States widely over the last few decades. It was reported in 1996 that 68.6 million

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    Step By Step Legalization

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    Step-by-Step Legalization Would it astonish you to know that many reputable scientific studies support the conclusion that cocaine, heroine, alcohol, and even cigarettes are all more dangerous to a user’s health than marijuana (Berkman 1)? Would it surprise you to know that marijuana is also a natural plant that grows without any manmade chemicals or additives? Or how about that it provides cures to the painful side effects of cancer? So why are citizens being thrown into jail for simple possession of less than one ounce of any form of marijuana? Marijuana is a natural herb that shou

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    The War On Drugs

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    America’s War on Drugs: a Failed Initiative? The term “War on Drugs” was first formally used by former president Richard Nixon in 1971 to describe a new plan to enforce drug prohibition. It is an initiative taken by the United States, with help from other countries, to combat the illegal trading of drugs. In 1969, Nixon stated that drug abuse is “America’s public enemy number one.” Shortly After, the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 was passed by U.S. Congress and this law is the base of the modern drug war. Soon after, mostly all narcotics became classified as illegal substances. Enforcing

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    The Decriminalization Of Marijuana

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    : The Decriminalization of Marijuana The legalization of marijuana is a subject that is widely controversial. Over the last 40 years, the legal status of marijuana has been debated vigorously. Proponents of policies that would permit individual possession of small amounts of marijuana argue that it is a safe drug and that criminal sanctions against personal use and possession represent at worst excessively harsh and at best unnecessary penalties. Echoing those sentiments, Eric Schlosser, a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and author of Reefer Madnes

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    Marijuana Laws

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    Should States Be Allowed to Construct Their Own Marijuana Laws? America's first marijuana law was enacted at Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619. It was a law "ordering" all farmers to grow Indian hempseed. However, after many years and exceeding public scrutiny, marijuana first became illegal due to the Marijuana Stamp Tax Act passed in 1937. This act prohibited the use, sale, and growing of marijuana. It was made illegal because, at the time, no-one understood why smoking marijuana made people feel the way they did, and because it was associated with having “evil” properties and linked

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    Blow The movie Blow is based on the true story about George Jung, the man responsible for establishing the American cocaine market and is still alive today in prison. George did not want to live like his father, always short of money and constantly berated by his mother. So, he sets off for California to live on the beach, where he finds he can make a living selling marijuana. Soon, George's drug dealing business expands into shipping drugs across the country from Mexico. He then goes to Danbury prison where he meets Diego, who introduces him to the world of cocaine dealing. Needing a

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    Adolescent Drug Abuse

    2779 words - 12 pages

    Drug and alcohol abuse in the adolescent years has always been a problem that has been carried on generation after generation. With new drugs and variations of older ones being manufactured everyday, shipped all around the world, the selection for today’s youth is astonishing. Experts say this abuse can be influenced by peers, music, and/or society, but in the end it is the youths’ decision to use. The reasons why teens use drugs vary from experimentation to depression, an abusive childhood to boredom. The list is endless. The effects of the use of drugs are also endless. Addiction i

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    Drug Testing In The Workplace

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    Drug Testing in the Workplace “Since Boston police started annual drug testing in 1999, 75 officers have failed the tests, and 26 of them flunked a second test and were fired. Of the 75 officers, 61 tested positive for cocaine, 14 for marijuana, two for ecstasy, and one for heroin, according to the figures, obtained by the Globe through a public records request. Some officers had more than one drug in their system,” (Smalley 2006). Substantial controversy has arisen in the past few years over the proposals to test employees in the workplace for substance abuse. Some encourage workplace tes

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    Substance Abuse And Disability

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    There are many characteristics of the substance abuse disability. There is often a loss of control to the substance being used, where nothing matters, not even the ones that are closest in the drug addict’s life. I can’t say that from my personal experiences, and from those in the recovering community that have shared their stories, that one addict is more addicted then the next. Many are unfortunate that never find the help they need, and die from it as a result. There is also loss of control in that the user cannot predict what will happen when he uses the substance. One day he may be able

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    1379 words - 6 pages

    Methamphetamines can and will become the largest problem the United States will have to deal with due to many different circumstances that need to be addressed. The general public in the United States looks at the major problems we have to be things like crime rates and terrorism, but in reality the subject that is really ravishing the communities is methamphetamines. Both the short and long term affects of methamphetamines will totally ruin a person’s life. Some people say that doing drugs or methamphetamines is a victimless crime, considering that the person is only harming themselves, bu

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    Among The Drug Life

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    Among The Drug Life Crack cocaine is among the many banned drugs in the United States and is considered one of the most dangerous. Because of my personal exposure to a close relative, I know that crack cocaine poses a higher threat to everyone involved and associated with a user. “Pure cocaine was first used in the 1880s as a local anesthetic in eye, nose, and throat surgeries because of its ability to provide anesthesia as we as to constrict blood vessels and limit bleeding. Many of its therapeutic applications are now obsolete due to the development of safer drugs” (“Crack Overview”). Crac

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    Medicinal Marijuana A Medical Breakthrough

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    April 21, 2008 Medicinal Marijuana: A Medical Breakthrough? "Scientific data indicate the potential therapeutic value of cannabinoid drugs, primarily THC, for pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation. ... Except for the harms associated with smoking, the adverse effects of marijuana use are within the range tolerated for other medications" (Stroup). It’s been an old controversy about the use of medical marijuana. Generally people argue against its use because of its portrayal in media and stereotypes. Others defend its medical properties mainly due to personal

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    Marijuanas Effects On Human Physiology And The Brain

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    Marijuana's Effects on Human Physiology and the Brain Marijuana is a mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. There are many street names for marijuana including weed, hashish, pot, reefer, boo, ace, grass, Mary-Jane, MJ, bud, the happy plant, as well as many local slang terms. All forms of marijuana have hallucinogenic properties, which come from the leaves and stems, and more importantly, from the buds or flowers of the plant. The most potent form of marijuana, hashish, comes from the resin found on the surface of the female plant. The hallucinogeni

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    Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized

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    Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe that legalization is the only solution left for the nation while others oppose because it will increase the number of drug users and drug related crimes. Marijuana is a drug that is illegal in the United States

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    Legalizing Marijuana

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    Jordan Smith English Ms. Wiese April 2008 Let’s Legalize it! "The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of any subject is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion and studying all modes in which in can be looked at by every character of mind. No wise man ever acquired his wisdom in any mode but this.” - John Stuart Mill The topic of legalizing marijuana is a very conservational issue in American politics today. There are many good arguments both for and against legalization. But most important i

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    LSD Lysergic Acid Diethylamide 25

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    Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-25 Lysergic acid diethylamide-25, or LSD, commonly street named as "acid" or "sugar" is a member of the hallucinogenic drug class. Other members of the hallucinogenic drug class are psilocybin, and mescaline. A mild hallucinogen is marijuana. Hallucinogens alter the way time is perceived, making time itself to seem at a standstill. Most Hallucinogens produce Hallucinations, which are shape and color shifts that differ from the outside world as well as the imagination of different beings and landscapes. Hallucinogens can also lead to bizarre thoughts as well as disor

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    Drug Abuse And Effects

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    Drug abuse is one of biggest problems in United States today. A drug is a chemical substance that has an impact on the balance of the brain, which affects how we feel and act towards life. Drugs that are abused can alter feelings, thoughts, and behavior. Many drugs can cause serious physical and mental damage to the chronic user. There are many factors that are involved that lead to drug abuse. People take drugs because of peer pressure, curiosity, or wanting to feel good. Drugs allow a person to escape problems for a period of time, frustrations, depression, and feeling of alienation. A per

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    Persuasive Speech Essay Anti Smoking Campaign

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    Persuasive speech essay against cigarette smoking Introduction: Attention getter: “Cigarettes kill more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined.” ( Are you killing yourself? Credibility: Cigarette smoking affects my life. Other than the dangers of inhaling second hand smoke daily, my loved ones are consumed by this addiction. My father, my boyfriend, and my best friend are all cigarette smokers. For as long as I can remember I’ve known about the dangers of smoking and so have they. But does this stop them? Of course

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    Hypnosis Hypnosis is derived from the Greek word “Hypnos.” The word Hypnos simply means “to sleep.” The trance-like state induced from a suggestion by an individual is supposedly similar to a sleeping state of mind (The American). After the encouraged trance has begun further suggestions to the individual being hypnotized will be asserted. The end result reflects the suggestions stressed throughout the hypnotic state. The suggestions are said to generate outcomes ranging from smoking cessation to reviving suppressed childhood memories. But there is no scientific theory that supports the exist

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    How To Write An Essay

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    It’s time to learn about how to make an essay. A Lifetime technique!!! Section 1: If you have to write your own thesis. (a thesis is an argument.) 1.1 Think of a topic. E.g. Love, war, death, smoking, dieting, growing up, transformation of personality…Etc. 1.2 State your opinion about the topic. (This is your statement) e.g. War can only end in destruction. Smoking is deadly. 1.3 What are 3 things that support your statement? (Let’s use, “smoking is deadly” as an example) e.g. 1) it physically harms everyone around the smoker  kind of a str

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    Alcoholics Anonymous

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    Alcoholics Anonymous: A Moving Experience Introduction Alcoholics Anonymous is the most widely used recovery program for alcoholism. A.A Fact File (2005) defines Alcoholics Anonymous as “ a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism” (p.6). Alcoholism is a growing and widespread problem in our society. It has caused far reaching physical and psychological effects, not only for the alcoholics but for other members of the family also. History of AA A. A

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    Drug Abuse

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    Drug Abuse Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country. Use of illegal drugs is harmful to the user and all those with whom the user comes in contact. There are over 40 million illegal drug users in the world today and America is the biggest market for drugs. There are more drug dealers in this country, than there are dentists. Illegal drug abuse must be stopped; it hurts our society, hurts us, and, most of all, hurts the user. Drug users are parasites, feeding off society's money, taxes and insurance. Every type of insurance goes up because of drug abuse, including aut

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    Smoking is a disease causing, habit forming; influential thinking that is affecting people all over the world. Diseases that smoking forms are fatal and effect more then just the smoker. Smoking kills 1 in 5 people every year. 80% of adult smokers started smoking as teenagers. So why do teenagers smoke? To fit in? Peer pressure? Teenagers are exposed to so much smoking at such an influential time in there life it is hard to say no. Smoking is everywhere. It is in magazine advertisements; on movies in T.V. Smoking is a deathly and hard to avoid habit. Worldwide (100), between 80,000 and 100

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    Legalization Of Marijauna

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    An issue that affects America today is the legalization of marijuana. I think marijuana should be legal. If marijuana was legal crime rate, homicides, and cancer rate would fall. Marijuana was used for medicine and make ropes for thousands of years. Marijuana reduces nausea, used as treatment for asthma and helps cancer patients gain appetite. If marijuana was legal it would end marijuana dug trafficking and stop conflicts done with dealing drugs. There is little tar in marijuana and it nearly one pound of marijuana that is equivalent to one pack of cigarettes. It is proven that marijuana is n

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    Alcohol Abuse

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    Alcohol Abuse What are drinking problems? How serious is alcohol abuse among young people? What is the trend in drunk driving? What help is available for alcoholism? What Is Alcohol Abuse To some college students, heavy drinking that leads to vomiting is not alcohol abuse but simply having a good time and being "one of the gang." To many whose religion requires abstinence, simply tasting an alcohol beverage is not only alcohol abuse but a sin. To many activists, a married couple quietly enjoying a drink with their dinner is guilty of abusing alcohol if they happen to be twenty years

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    War On Drugs

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    Introduction Twelve years ago, President Ronald Reagan launched an all-out effort to rid the country of illegal substances, chiefly cocaine, heroin and marijuana. The campaign focused on stopping drug production in countries from Colombia to Burma, disrupting the flow of drugs into the United States and destroying the open-air street markets in inner cities. President George Bush continued the drug war, focusing on interdicting drug supplies before they entered the United States and on stricter local law enforcement, including the arrest and imprisonment of drug offenders. With the arrival

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    Marijuana Legalization

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    Marijuana Legalization Since AD 1155, Cannabis (or hemp) has been discovered, used and abused. It was first used as an intoxicant. It was not until the second half of the 18th century did cannabis start to appear in dispensatories, textbooks used by pharmacists and physicians. Nowadays, Cannabis (also called marijuana) is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States. Marijuana (also referred to as pot or weed) should remain illegal for many reasons; such as: marijuana is a gateway drug and can lead to other more dangerous drugs, police must make thousands of arrests each year

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    Teenage Drinking

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    We live in a society that drinks heavily, and this influences teens. Most Americans use alcohol to celebrate wedding anniversaries, to welcome the New Year, and to enjoy many other special events. Alcohol is a legal drug for people over the age of twenty-one. By the time most teens reach senior high school, nearly all will have faced a choice about whether or not to take a drink. Although this drug is illegal for teenage use a large percentage of teens use alcohol. Many teens die in automobile accidents, which could have prevented if they had chosen to say no. How does the conflict perspective

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    Index Introduction  Applications of hypnosis.  Common myths surrounding hypnosis. The theory of mind The hypothesis Conclusion Introduction History (pls ad a little bit of it also. Cut and edit.) The roots of medicine by therapy lie in ancient societies even earlier than the Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Indians. Religious rituals were characterized by dancing, music, and masked peoples assuming new identities.In the nineteenth century, healers like Abbe Faria and practitioners like Franz Anton Mesmer, Scottish neurosurgeon James Braid, J

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    Hypnosis Term Paper

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    One may be think that the idea of hypnosis is outlandish, impractical, and overall nonsense. This is probably what anyone has been taught. However, many athletes use a form of self-hypnosis in their training every day. It is also used as a form of psychological therapy, and, to some degree, physical therapy as well. You might even use it, unknowingly, when you fall asleep at night! What in the world did you think counting sheep was? What is Hypnosis? Hypnosis. Hypnosis, hypnosis, hypnosis. Get used to the word now, because it'll be used a lot in this paper. But what is hypnosis? Le

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    A Breath Of Fresh Air

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    As a young teenage girl entering a world of peer-pressure and stress, it is difficult to discover what is right and wrong. I remember multiple times riding home after school and seeing some of my fellow classmates walking down the sidewalk. A strange thing about these students is, instead of carrying honors Algebra books and perfect A+ homework, they are holding small cylinders with ends composed of burning ashes and smoke. As I stared at these educated teenagers, I questioned, what makes a cigarette so alluring? From my many past health classes, I have learned cigarettes are composed of

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    Marijuana Illegal Drug Or Gods Gift

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    Marijuana? Illegal Drug or Gods Gift I come from a Christian family, and marijuana is a very touchy subject. The United States government’s insistence on making marijuana look like a horrible drug, and lots of Americans think that there is something wrong about people who choose to use it. Researching this topic at school was very hard because all websites with marijuana information were blocked. That is why I think it is so important to talk about this issue. People are not being told the whole truth about marijuana. In this essay, I will talk about the history of marijuana’s status in Ameri

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    Crime And Drugs

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    Crime and Drug Use The link between drug use and crime is not a new one. For more than twenty years, both the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Justice have funded many studies to try to better understand the connection. One such study was done in Baltimore on heroin users. This study found high rates of criminality among users during periods of active drug use, and much lower rates during periods of nonuse (Ball et al. 1983, pp.119-142). A large number of people who abuse drugs come into contact with the criminal justice system when they are sent to jail or

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    Future Research On Dysfunctional Frontal Lobes In Former Smokers

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    Future Research on Dysfunctional Frontal Lobes in Former Smokers Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal. Tobacco smoking continues to be the most substance dependence causing public health problems. Tobacco is so addicting because of the amount of nicotine in tobacco. Nicotine initially acts as an agonist at presynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) facilitating the

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    Underage Drinking

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    The teen years: the years of our lives where our heads are filled with mixed emotions, our bodies our going through drastic changes, and we are constantly trying to fit in and be accepted. And with all these attributes of adolescence comes the consumption of alcohol. It’s not that the consumption of alcohol is an imperative factor for induction to the world of adulthood, but rather alcohol is used by millions of teens worldwide for various reasons such as peer pressure by his or her social environment, his or her emotional state of mind, his or her family lifestyle, and his or her personality

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    Legalizing Marijuana

    1957 words - 8 pages

    Legalizing marijuana is a topic every American should consider. The reason being is it would benefit Americans in many ways and it can affect Americans in many ways. Some ways for it are, there would be less crowding in jails, it would create more tax income, it would cut down the amount of crime in the country, and it could diminish or even delete the nation’s debt. The reasons against it are that, it often disables the user’s short-term memory and may cause trouble with challenging tasks, persons timing and coordination are normally delayed, and the effect marijuana can have on the brain and

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    Dual Diagnosis Problems In Modern Acute Setting

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    .Dual Diagnosis Proposal Substance use by mental health service users is a source of major concern. It can seriously affect the ability of services to assess, treat and care for patients safely and effectively. The use of non prescribed drugs and alcohol can make symptoms worse and trigger acute illness relapse. Research suggests that between 22 and 44% of adult psychiatric inpatients have problematic drug and alcohol use and up to half being dependant (Department of Health 2006). Professor Louis Appleby, in his 2004 report to the Secretary of Health on the implementation of the ‘National S

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