Addiction Essay Examples

  • Substance Abuse In The Workplace

    1360 words - 6 pages

    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 Legalization

    516 words - 3 pages

    Most Americans do not want to spend scarce public funds incarcerating nonviolent marijuana offenders, at a cost of $23,000 per year. Politicians must reconsider our country's priorities and attach more importance to combating violent crime than targeting marijuana smokers. Marijuana prohibition costs taxpayers at least $7.5 billion annually. This is an enormous waste of scarce federal dollars that should be used to target violent crime. Marijuana prohibition makes no exception for the medica

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    Marijuana

    797 words - 4 pages

    Cannibis Sativa Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many different cultures. The purposes have changed over time to fit in with the current lifestyles. This pattern is also true in American history. The use of marijuana has adapted to the social climate of the time. Marijuana, whose scientific name is cannibis sativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia, 1995). The cultivation of the

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    Marijuana Harmful Effects

    2504 words - 11 pages

    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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    The Use Of Marijuana For Medicinal Purposes

    799 words - 4 pages

    Marijuana is illegal because of its classification as an illicit drug, but there are some issues that have been established saying that this ?illicit drug? has improved the treatment for suffering patients. Marijuana has lots of beneficial effects when used in medicinal settings for the treatment of pain; but it should be an administered drug for patients who can benefit from the use of this drug. Marijuana has had analysis for its use as a medicine and the results showed improvements in the patients who were treated with this drug. Doctors have expressed opposite opinions, making th

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    MDMA

    1031 words - 5 pages

    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

    1026 words - 5 pages

    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

    1048 words - 5 pages

    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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    Ecstasy

    794 words - 4 pages

    Critical Review Ecstasy makes an interesting topic for public discourse due to its increasing popularity and questionable side effects. The public as consumers of the media must decide if any information given about this topic is accurate and reliable. In this paper three articles will be analyzed. The first one, ?Bill to Increase Penalties on the Drug Ecstasy? by AnneMarie Tavella, deals with the legal aspects of the drug and argues that a bill should be passed to change possession of 15 grams of MDMA to a class X felony, which requires at least six to 30 years of impr

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    Legalize Marijuana

    1081 words - 5 pages

    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

    5304 words - 22 pages

    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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    Raves

    1390 words - 6 pages

    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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    The Effects Of LSD

    551 words - 3 pages

    ` LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), also known as Acid, is one of the major drugs making up the hallucinogen class of drugs. Hallucinogens cause hallucinations—profound distortions in a person’s perception of reality. Hallucinogens cause their effects by disrupting the interaction of nerve cells and the neurotransmitter serotonin. Distributed throughout the brain and spinal cord, the serotonin system is involved in the control of behavioral, perceptual, and regulatory systems, including mood, hunger, body temperature, sexual behavior, muscle control, and sensory perception. Under the influ

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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

    1781 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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    Process Paper

    605 words - 3 pages

    How to Stop Smoking Unfortunately, smoking causes many unavoidable deaths each year. It is a dangerous habit affecting adults (parents), teenagers, children, infants and unborn babies. “There are more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke. Some of them are also in wood varnish, the insect poison DDT, arsenic, nail polish remover, and rat poison. The ashes, tar, gases, and other poisons in cigarettes harm your body over time. They damage your heart and lungs. They also make it harder for you to taste and smell things, and fight infections.”(www.smokefrree.gov) I plan to discuss an effectiv

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    Bud

    742 words - 3 pages

    marijuanaThere are many ways that marijuana can harm the body, both the immediate and long-term negative effects. Short-term effects of marijuana include problems with memory and learning, distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch), trouble with thinking and problem solving, loss of motor coordination, increased heart rate, and anxiety.These effects are even greater when other drugs are mixed with marijuana.A user may also experience dry mouth and throat. (National Institute) Some short-term effects are that it often disables the user’s short-term memory and may cause trouble with chal

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    Medicinal Marijuana

    950 words - 4 pages

    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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    Huh

    429 words - 2 pages

    Alot people say drug abuse and addiction are for sure a social problem. They seem to characterize people who take drugs as morally weak or as having criminal tendencies. They believe that drug abusers and addicts should be able to stop taking drugs if only they were willing to change their behavior. These common myths have stereotyped and stigmatized not only those with drug problems, but also their families, their communities, and the professionals who work with them. Drug abuse and addiction represent a major public health problem, one that affects many people from all walks of life, a prob

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    The Ultimate Cost

    612 words - 3 pages

    The Ultimate Cost By: Anna Brittain Why do so many people in the United States smoke cigarettes? Maybe its because they think it cool to smoke, but what is so cool about smelling bad, having yellow teeth, a constant cough, and health issues? In the U.S. alone more than 400,000 people die a year from a smoke related illness whether its lung cancer, or heart complications. Cigarettes contain the following chemical compounds that are dangerous to your health: Nicotine, which is addictive and increases cholesterol levels, Carbon monoxide, which reduces the oxygen in your blood stream, a

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    If I Handled Genie

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    My experience with Genie I am a doctor who discovered this little girl named Genie. She has many disabilities. As a child she was forced to sit in a chair for many years. She was neglected by her parents and did was not able to live a normal life. Her parents were nonexistent in her life, her dad shot himself after the findings of Genie. Genie was also taken away from her mother who later dies. I started helping Genie two years after she was discovered. I had the privilege of working with her for the next three years. During that time I was able to help Genie overcome some of her prob

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    Marijuana

    698 words - 3 pages

    In this article from the National Institute of Health, the issue of the safety of marijuana was explored. It stated that marijuana has many more dangers than most people know about. I was personally surprised to find this out. The most important information in this article was the facts. There are many ways that marijuana can harm the body, both the immediate effect and long term effects. It often disables the user’s short-term memory and may cause trouble with challenging tasks. Even very simple tasks can become a struggle for someone who is high. A student that is und

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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

    1771 words - 8 pages

    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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    Addiction United States

    420 words - 2 pages

    Addiction has become a very serious health issue and problem in the US and is still on the rise today. Addiction is defined as the need for a person to indulge in something that may or may not have negative consequences on the person’s physical or mental health and their social state. There are many different forms of addiction, some that are much more physically harmful than others. Treatment options, which are available in many different forms, are also in abundance in the US for people with addiction problems. The most common form of addiction that we hear about today in the US is drug ad

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    The War On Drugs

    2222 words - 9 pages

    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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    Legalization Of Marijuana

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    Current law states that us college students won’t loose our financial aid if we do something grotesque like rape or assault someone. Good news if you’re a rapist, but if you’re just the typical college student who gets caught with weed, then your screwed. Federal law states that since a drug offense is a federal offence and you loose all federal support. Ridiculous of course, but what do you expect this is America. I think that the issue has been ran around for far too long, marijuana must be de-criminalized. Currently its illegality is just doing far more harm then anything else. The fact

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    Smoking Should Be Banned

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    SMOKING should be BANNED I think that the government should stop the sale of cigarettes. The following reason will explain my argument.If you smoke your health will be affected. Quitting smoking will help you save money .If you smoke it will harm you and the people around you. If you smoke your health will be harmed.Cigaretts have cancer causing agents that will affect your lungs. It lowers your body strength. Smoking has many side affects like, smelly breath, hair odour, and taste buds will diminish. Pregnant women who smoke are more likely to deliver babies whose weight is lower th

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    What Is Opium

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    What is opium? Opium is a resinous narcotic formed from the latex released by “scoring” the immature seed pods of opium poppies. It contains up to 16% morphine, which is most frequently processed chemically to produce heroin for illegal drug trade. In many foreign countries opium poppy seeds are used for food and anesthesia. American morphine is still produced primarily from poppies grown and processed in India in the traditional manner, and remains the primary pain relief for wounded soldiers. In china opium became popular in the seventeenth century when Chinese people began mixing it w

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    Smoking

    994 words - 4 pages

    The world is at war. We are fighting one of the most deadly, lethal, and disgusting battles society has ever seen. Not only has it killed more than one hundred million people in the last century, but it has hurt even more people than that. It even could be considered an epidemic. The sad part is that society is doing it to themselves. This is not a terrible disease or plague, although it could be considered one. It has nothing to do with countries fighting each other. The biggest mistake that the world has ever discovered is tobacco. This addicting drug is killing the world and must be stopped

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    Marijuana Legalization

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    Kamal Boparai 10/29/06 Mr. Gehl ENGL 1B Legalization of Marijuana Marijuana is one of the most popularly used illegal drugs in the world today. Too many people think that marijuana is a drug that is used for recreational use, but one of marijuana’s main purposes is for medical usage, and therefore marijuana should be legalized in the United States because on its medicinal purposes. Marijuana also has many other benefits such as its uses in the paper production industry, the clothing industry, and the cultivation of our lands. There are advantages from legalizing marijuana for medicinal p

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    Drug Abuse

    408 words - 2 pages

    Drug abuse A drug is a substance that modifies one or more of the body’s functions when it is consumed. Therefore, many common foods qualify as drugs. Drug abuse is as old as mankind itself. Many people have always had the desire to drink or eat substances that make them feel relaxed, stimulated, or ecstatic and always crave for them. These people try as much as they can to get it. Others conversely have no interest in drugs given that drug abuse has devastative impacts on the body. I assent with the second group and believe that drugs abuse is harmful to the human body and the growing trend

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    Smoking

    281 words - 2 pages

    Should Smoking be Banned? It has become fashionable in the world today to condemn smoking. However, although I feel that smoking can be harmful, I do not think it should be banned completely. Let me deal first with the positive side of smoking. First, smoking undoubtedly helps many people to relax. For some, it even improves concentration. Many people like to smoke before exams or when they are relaxing with friends. A further point is that governments throughout the world make huge profits from levying taxes on cigarettes. This provides funds which are used for building schools, hospit

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    Alone

    242 words - 1 page

    The most common reasons smokers give for smoking are: * Pleasure: 'I enjoy smoking', 'Relaxation' * For a boost: Mental or physical * Habit: The being used to doing things while smoking * Addiction: to satisfy nicotine cravings * Peer/Social: Pressure or to feel part of the crowd * Emotion: Feelings such as stress, anger, upset, anxiety etc. Beginnings Of Your Quit Smoking Action Plan To get a good idea of what makes YOU smoke, think about the reasons above every time you light a cigarette for the next couple of days. It is also useful to rate how much

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    Secondhand Death

    897 words - 4 pages

    Although proven a killer, Americans spend billions of dollars each year on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Other drugs that are harmful, such as crack or marijuana, are illegal in the United States. However, the use of cigarettes, which kills millions worldwide annually, is perfectly legal. If certain harmful substances are illegal, then cigarettes should not be permitted either. Smoking has several harmful effects on the body. Cigarettes are a leading cause in lung cancer. People who have smoked for significant periods of time will have noticeable problems in breathing and

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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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    Meth A Deadly Epidemic

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    Meth: A Deadly Epidemic Drug abuse in America is not new, however one drug is wrecking havoc among Americans and this drug is methamphetamine. “Methamphetamine, an illegal substance also known as ‘meth’, ‘crank’, ‘crystal’, and ‘ice’, is a potent synthetic drug that is a stimulant of the central nervous system”(“Cleaning Up”1). Methamphetamine is an extremely hard drug to recover from. Ninety percent of meth addicts that try to recover from the addiction will return to using the drug. Another startling statistic is that the use of meth among high school students was at 5.6 perc

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    Blow

    1374 words - 6 pages

    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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    Smokin

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    State Senator Joel Johnson once said, “It’s one thing to overeat, it’s one thing to compete in dangerous sports and so on. The difference is here is what you do with your actions doesn’t stop with you. Secondhand smoke hurts the other guy.” This was said at a debate in the United States of America concerning a smoking ban. Secondhand smoke (when someone inhales the smoke of the cigarette unintentionally) is indeed just as bad as smoking itself. Cancerous diseases and metabolic syndrome is amongst the many effects of secondhand smoke. It is harmful to not only the smoker but to their environmen

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    Analysis Of Holden

    341 words - 2 pages

    After reviewing the last 10 places Holden has been, I’ve come to the conclusion that Holden is a dull person. For instance, when he went to the museum, he mentioned that he loved to be here. In the museum, things never changed; they always stayed the same. This also told me that he may have a younger mentality. If you think about it, people will always change as they get older; they either change for the better or worse and everyone changes. However, in Holden’s perspective, he doesn’t like change. He wishes things can always be the same; same attitude; same looks; same everything. Another exa

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    Speaking At An AA Meeting

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    The presentation that the two speakers? gave about Alcoholic Anonymous and what it is was good to hear and they did a great job of presenting their information. They were able to give two different sides of what the program meant to them. Being that one of the guys were young and the other one being a little older. They taught me that people with alcohol or drug problems do not admit it because they feel as though it isn?t really an issue and it?s not important, when in actuality a problem exist. The first speaker was very informative when it came to the history of the program. He knew what

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    Adolescent Drug Abuse

    2670 words - 11 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

    4670 words - 19 pages

    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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    Legalization Of Marijuana

    848 words - 4 pages

    Marijuana is a mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant, cannabis sativa. The main chemical in marijuana is THC. It is typically smoked as a cigarette, called a joint or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana also nicknamed, pot, weed, and hash is considered to be an illegal drug in the United States of America. American residents have a tendency to argue that marijuana should or should not be legal in the country. Marijuana should become a legal substance in America because marijuana could be a source of additional tax revenues; also marijuana generally isn't more

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    Science Efeffects Of Drugs On The Body

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    EFFECTS OF DRUGS ON THE BODY As human beings, we thrive on maintaining a balanced homeostatic environment. Alcohol and drugs such as cocaine, heroin, nicotine, and methamphetamines. Wreak havoc on our bodies and disrupts homeostasis. Cocaine, both in powder form and as crack, is an extremely addictive stimulant. An addict usually loses interest in many areas of life, including school, sports, family, and friends. Use of cocaine can lead to feelings of paranoia and anxiety. Although often used to enhance sex drive, physical effect of cocaine on the receptors in the brain reduces the abili

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    Legalization Of Marijuana

    706 words - 3 pages

    "Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn't the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit... unnatural?" (Bill Hicks) Cannabis/marijuana is currently illegal in the United States, as it is in most countries worldwide. Although it is currently illegal, there are many organizations pushing to legalize the drug along with some progress made in Oregon, South Dakota, and California. Police waste countless time on marijuana busts when it is not considered worse than cigarettes or alcohol. Marijuana can also be legalized for medicinal purposes. A

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    Methamphetamines

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    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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    Marijuana The Deceptive Drug Response

    910 words - 4 pages

    In 2000, George Bierson’s "Marijuana, the Deceptive Drug", was published by the Massachusetts News. Bierson concludes that marijuana is harmful in many ways, including brain damage, damage to the reproductive system, and weakening of the immune system. He also attempts to convince the reader that marijuana is a "gateway drug" that leads the users to venture into much harder drugs. I believe that research to support anything can be found if one is looking hard enough, but that the fallacy of Bierson’s conclusion is due to his research seeking facts to support an already-assumed conclusion. Bas

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