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Drug Addiction Essay Examples

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

...Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Thompson Hunter S. arguments have negatively portrayed the American society in the 1960s and 1970s. Drugs and alcohol abuse, racism, hypocrisy, failed institutions and the dying American dream continue to daunt the image of the Las Vegas society. However all is not lost as the issues addressed have continued to be a point of reference not only to the Americas past but the future ambitions. Thompson plays his role as an author in bringing into public what is ethi...

Is drug addiction a disease or a choice

...In conclusion, drug use is a willful commitment or a choice just like choosing or dedicating oneself to complete a college education or choosing to join a certain club. Even though heavy consumption of drug is self destructive and foolish, it is a matter of choice. The addiction has no specific people who are affected, no matter whether a person is nice, weak, educated, rich or poor they can all be tempted to make the choice of becoming drug addicts by merely being convinc...

Octavia E. Butler. Parable of the Sower

...According to Margalit (6), Even though America is still in presumption democracy, there is no one in Laurent’s family and neighborhood that is ready to vote except her father. Basic goods are scarce and high-priced. Outside the enclosed neighborhoods, there is anarchy. People have entered in all types of depression. For example, drug addiction and disease is rampant, corpses lie all over the streets and many people are starving and homeless. The federal government keeps ...

Psychological and social processes in the development of drug addiction

... It is suggested that people may fall into addiction because of learned behavior. This would explain why those who grow up around substance abusers are more likely to become addicts themselves. Learning theory is based on the idea people don’t have to experience every behavior in order to decide whether to adopt it. If it is observed to bring reward and satisfaction to another person, it can be enough to convince another person to copy it. According to this theory, the answer to addi...

Substance Abuse Clinical Assessment & Treatment Plan

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Should people on welfare have to be drug tested

...The idea is simple; no taxpayer wants to see their hard earned money to pay for someone on welfare to pay for drugs. Taxpayers deserve to know that their hard-earned dollars are used wisely and not funding drug use for welfare recipients. It’s not right to take the taxpayers money for drug users. Welfare pays for many different things like unemployment, housing assistance, foods stamps and more. I believe random drug testing should be done for those that fail to pass a written screening test w...

Short Story About My Life

...Even though it’s been a year now I was still breaking rules, not following my curfews, doing drugs, not getting good decent grade. All I thought about everyday was doing drugs and hanging out with my friends that were bad influence to me. I didn’t care because I was used to it, I didn’t even knew what was really right or wrong when I was a young kid. During my 5th grade year, I usually wouldn’t listen to what my teachers are saying to me directly, I would ignore her and act like we never...

The causes and effects of drug abuse amongst the youth

...A drug can be said to be any substance used in medicine. It can also be said to be any substance taken by some people to get a certain effect, such as happiness and excitement. A drug addict is said to be someone whose life has become dependent on drugs, hence drug abuse. Peer pressure; - youth associates themselves with different types of people, otherwise known as friends. Through the pressure from these friends they tend to have a taste of these drugs and once this is done, they continue to t...

Drug Addiction

...Drug addiction has many economic effects on the drug abuser and countries all over the world. Drug abuser tend to spend lots of money to get drugs, and perhaps that money the only thing that he have to live he and his family in this difficult life. Most countries permit the sale of liquor and they advertise it to public. However, Drugs doesn't consider as a national economic activity, so drug dealers will try to find ways to produce drugs and sale it in order to get money. According to the Natio...

Drug Essay

...Most young people are naturally curious and want to experiment with different experiences. For some, drugs are a good conversation point, they are interesting to talk about and fascinate everyone. Lastly, Personal Problems. Some young people will use drugs specifically to ease the trauma and pain of bad relationships and the physical and emotional abuse arising from unhappy home lives. Such young people will often come to the attention of the school. If these problems can be addressed, then if d...

Narcotics Anonymous Assignment

...I have to come to the realization that many find the support they need in groups. They feel comfort in knowing that they are not alone in this struggle. Many feel guilty for what they have put their families through and therefore I also find it important that the families also attend these meetings. This not only shows support for the addict but also helps them to understand what it is like to be an addict. I think it may be difficult for a family to believe what an addict says but when they he...

Beautiful Boy and Tweak

...Nic’s selfishness, however, turns into feelings of deep guilt toward the end on the book when he is on the road to recovery and with his two parents. When his mind clears up, he realizes how badly he has torn everyone apart, especially his mom and dad. These emotional realizations are part of his recovery. David, however, experiences the exact opposite. At the early stages of his son’s addiction, he dedicated all his time and energy to the matter, to the point where he forgot about his own h...

Adolescence and Substance Abuse or Addiction

...Lakin, M. (2011, November 1). Generation oxy: Pills attract, addict teens. Knoxnews,com. Retrieved from http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/nov/01/generation-oxy/ Salmaan Toor. (2014, February 11). Alcohol is the gateway drug, and we don’t seem to care. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.tfcknoxville.com/1/post/2014/02/alcohol-isthe-gateway-drug-and-we-dont-seem-to-care.html Roehlkepartain, E. C., King, P. E., Wagener, L., & Benson, P. L. (2006). The handbook of spiritual development ...

Addiction is a Disease

...Calabrese, E.J. “Addiction and Dose Response: The Phsychomoor Stimulant Theory of Addiction Reveals that Hormetic Dose Responses are Dominant.” Informa Healthcare (2008) Web. 27 Sept. 2012 “Disease.” Dictionary.com, LLC (2012) Web. 27 Sept. 2012 http://www.dictionary.com. Gorelick, David A., Jon E. Grant, Marc. N. Ptenza, and Aviv Weinstein. “Introduction to Behavioral Addictions.” American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse (2010).Web. 27 Sept. 2012. Maze, Ian, and Eric J. Nestler....

Technology Addiction: The Facts

...Another attraction of technology is the anonymity of online video games and other internet resources which allows people to do things without hurting their reputation. The appeal of technology could also be traced to comedy. Many comedians have online podcasts which has brought many more people to the internet. All this could be added to why technology is so attracting. In conclusion technology addiction/obsession is a serious issue. It can harm your health, just like any other addiction, with p...

The Risks and Possible Benefits of Legalizing Soft Drugs

...This discussion has been going on for years. View on drugs changes with passing time. Until American war in Vietnam amphetamine was used as a slimming agent and medicine for narcolepsy, inflammation of the nasal mucosa, bronchial asthma, but after war 30% of soliders came back addicted to it which leads them into long term psychological troubles as government discivered the danger and delegalized amphetamine. On the other side marijuana which is delegalised in most european countries has become ...

Legalization of Marijuana

...III. Topic Sentence that supports the thesis: Marijuana can be used as a treatment for certain medical conditions. Example: Marijuana could be used to treat terminally ill AIDS patients by stimulating their appetite so they can resist emaciation (drastic weight loss). Example: Smoking this drug will alleviate the severe nausea that is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Example: In addition, Marijuana has been known to ease the pain of severe migraine headaches. Closing or Transitional Senten...

Abnormality of Lindsay Lohan

...In Lindsay's negative exposure to her family fights and parent's divorce, I believe that she lacked proper love and attention from her emotionally drained mother and uninvolved father. With the lack of attention from her two parents and her fame slowly fading away, her mind justified that it was acceptable to engage in wreckless/irrational behavior to gain that attention that she desired. Lindsay Lohan uses this attribution as a desperate attempt to gain control of other's attention so that she...

Welfare Argumentative Paper

...Taxpayers spend a lot of money to help support the welfare system and many want to see the ones that can afford to buy drugs or other non-essential items not be part of the equation. Another positive thing could be getting help to those who actually have a drug problem so they don’t have to apply for welfare and can go have a fulfilling job and life. But with all the strengths will come just as many weaknesses. Many of the weaknesses stem from drug testing itself to be immoral. The cost and re...

Return to Paradise

...The film shows and promotes these values and ethics through the character of Sheriff. At the start of the movie, Sheriff was a selfish and individual person, but towards the end of the movie he became a loving and caring person, thinking of others and not about himself. It is a noticeable change when he just starts thinking of others. To show the Christian values, they promote them through Sheriff about helping and thinking of others, compassion and that everyone’s life is worth as much as you...

Alcohol Consumption Should Be Banned. Agree or Disagree

...In the USA alone there are around 1.4 million drunken arrests every year. Studies from England in 2005 showed that there were 6570 deaths caused by alcohol and a later study in 2006 showed that the death toll, from alcohol, had risen to 8758, this shows a gradual increase of 7% each year in alcohol related deaths. Worldwide it was shown that in Europe, out of the 490 million people, 23 million of them were dependent on alcohol. In 2005 out of all traffic deaths 39% of them were alcohol related a...

Vices Intoduction

...Vice is a practice or a behavior or habit considered immoral, depraved, or degrading in the associated society. In more minor usage, vice can refer to a fault, a negative character trait, a defect, an infirmity, or merely a bad habit). Vices are habits and activities that are not beneficial to an individual. It usually produces negative consequences- in the physical, emotional, mental and social aspect of a person. The generation today is facing a great ideal of vices like drug addiction, smokin...

Homeless research

...The ETHOS Definition and Classification of Homelessness: An Analysis by Kate Amore, Michael Baker and Philippa Howden-Chapman (2011) Upon discovering this pdf about the homeless population, it seems that this pdf was made with the intention of discovering a global definition for homelessness. This pdf suggests that certain criteria for being homeless that is applied in one place that would determine an individual homeless, does not necessarily apply to everyone globally. The ETHOS definition of ...

Dietary supplement

...CHARCOAL: AN ALTERNATIVE INK ” AN INVESTIGATORY PROJECT SUBMITTED AS AN ENTRY TO THE SCHOOL BASED SCIENCE FAIR . SY 2012-2013 investigatory project: Production of brown ink out of Gmelina arborea ... arapascal08.blogspot.com/.../production-of-brown-ink-out-of-gmelina_1...‎ Apr 10, 2008 - ABSTRACT: The world today is suffering for an economic crisis; many people seem to realize the importance of each item that needs to be ... Investigatory Project Free College Essays 91 - 120 - PaperCamp.com ...

Philosophy Exam Questions

... Taylor's ingenious physiologist thought experiment is about a man who is hooked up to wires and controlled by various button, sort of like Frankenstein. Taylor's drug addiction thought experiment is about being addicted to drugs simply by being given the drugs over a course of time. These two experiments undermine traditional compatibilism because in the ingenious physiologist experiment both of the conditions of traditional compatibilism are met but the person being controlled actions aren't ...

Reaction Papers

...The reason why some people are using drugs is because of Enjoyment, curiosity, and other people that are suffering from anxiety, but there are some people are just using drugs because of entertainers using drugs and being rationalize that they can do it too. While some people are using drugs to cover up painful memories in their past, some thinks that drugs may help them fit in. Drug addiction is a condition that upsets the physical and mental well being of a person. It is neither an untreatabl...

Holistic care approaches used in healthcare

...Effective communication plays a vital part in effective treatment of a patient although there is potential for communication to be hindered. The communicative approaches used proved favourable with Mr. T and enabled the practitioner to gain the relevant information required. The psychological approaches used with Mr. T proved effective and by treating Mr. T in a holistic manner contributed to the effective management of his care. Based on the research and evidence published holistic care signifi...

“The Plug-In Drug: Television, Computers, and Family Life” by Marie Winn

...The author uses the comparison of an alcoholic who is unaware that they have a problem and has no self-control to a person who puts off meaningful task to get their television fix. Winn using the analogy of an alcoholic “I can cut it out any time I want- I just like to have three or four drinks before dinner”. People who suffer from television addiction know they could do more fulfilling and important interest but, still keep their eyes clued to the screen Winn argues that television addict...

Old habits die hard

...Gambling is also a habit that is very hard to overcome .It is a compulsion and the end result can be very devastating for the gambler and also for their family. Gambling can have a big impact on someone's economical state . For example a gambler can lose all their saving in one night .They borrow money to play more hoping to win back what they lost. The person who is the gambler is not the only person that suffer from this situation ,their families are too. Often times the family has to deal wit...

Drug addiction

...Drug addiction is a powerful demon that can sneak up on you and take over your life before you knoe has it it even happened. What started out as just arecreational lifestyle has overcome of your life and affected every single aspect of it. You don’t have to be caught up in the web of drug addiction. There are s many things you can do to get yourself clean and sober, and there is no better time than the present. Overcoming drug addiction is a long and often painful process. Leading a clean life...

Online Gaming

...The following word are used in this chapter. It greatly contribute to your vocabulary and to our study. Addiction-an addiction do not have control over what they are doing, taking or using. Their addiction may reach a point at which it is harmful. Addictions do not only include physical things we consume, such as drugs or alcohol, but may include virtually anything, such abstract things as gambling to seemingly harmless products, such as chocolate - in other words, addiction may refer to a subst...

Mass Incarceration

...I think her delivery was effective because she have good research with plenty of references. Alexander’s overall message is that “home of the free” has incarcerates a larger percentage of its population than any other country. And that the increase in our prison population since 1980 can be traced not to rise crime rates but to changes in policies, especially to harsh sentencing, supported by race-based surveillance, in the war on drugs. Once someone is caught in the system, the history of...

Solution to War on drugs

...This solution is an intermediate between drug prohibition and legalisation and this approach mainly focuses on the law enforcers in any nation to put efforts in arresting the drug dealers and other big time drug criminals rather than arresting the minor drug uses and those who are in possession of the drugs. This solution basically involves the use of fines to the drug offenders or other forms of punishment in replacing prison terms where most drug criminals are hardened (Inciardi, 1999). The co...

Argumentative Essay on Legalization of Marijuana

...The use of marijuana is not as harmful as the government wants its people to believe, but nevertheless the government sponsors scare tactics on TV, using misleading or wrong information. Renowned scientists around the world have agreed that marijuana's ability to play a significant role in medicine is more evident now than ever. Marijuana causes absolutely no long term health issues and can improve the quality of life of millions of sick, ailing people. Harmless and innocent people will continue...

''Under the Influence'' by Scott Russell Sanders

...Addictions affect everyone whether the persons think so or not. A friend of mine was addicted to meth to the point it consumed his whole being just like Scott sanders father was consumed. My friend got to the point where he was still from his own friends and family just to get money to feed his addiction. To the point he stole his mother’s debit card and slowly over time ended up using all the money she had. With that his mother lost everything her savings and her son from going to sleep high ...

The Impact of Technology on our Lives

...Good morning. I will be speaking to you about changes technology has brought into our lives. Life has changed for all of us, due to technology. It has become more convenient and complicated at the same time. Convenience has increased particularly in the areas of communication and acquisition and exchange of information. It is much easier to communicate with someone with the help of mobile services, etc. Information can easily be found on the internet. As for researching things not researched bef...

My weekend days

...When I talk about my weekend is started from Friday morning, Saturday and Sunday, where passed very fast holiday weekend. It’s something I really look forward too. From the other busy four days of school. I really get some rest. In Friday starting in morning with take care to my children and spend time with my family. In Saturday morning after breakfast I do my homework and my son homework, after that I been busy too to preparing a special lunch to us, then in afternoon we go outside home to w...

Primary Sector

...Primary Sector - this involves acquiring raw materials. For example, metals and coal have to be mined, oil drilled from the ground, rubber tapped from trees, foodstuffs farmed and fish trawled. This is sometimes known as extractive production. Secondary - this is the manufacturing and assembly process. It involves converting raw materials into components, for example, making plastics from oil. It also involves assembling the product, e.g. building houses, bridges and roads. Tertiary - this refer...

Case Strategic Capital Management Quest

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FAQ about Drug Addiction


❓ How Does Drug Abuse Affect Personal Development of Hong Kong Teenagers?

... Interview transcripts Date: 10th April, 2011 Time: 5:00p.m.-5:30p.m. Mode of interview: personal interview 訪問稿 I:訪問者 K:馮海兒社工 I:馮先生, 你好。十分感謝你願意抽空接受我的訪問。 K:不用謝,我亦十分感 ...

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