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Drugs Essay Examples

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sociology Durkheim Organic Solidarity

...Solidarity changes as a society becomes more complex. The existence of crime and deviance however, does not. In saying this, a change is solidarity can change the causes behind why individuals in a society commit crimes. Durkheim’s organic solidarity ideas of division of labour and specialization, anomie and functionalism provide us with some insight into why people feel the need to deal illicit substances. Although there are a lot of researchers that state that drugs are here to stay in all s...

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...

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...

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...

Conceptualizing Addiction Paper

...approach (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Krivanek, J. (1988). Heroin: Myths and realities Sydney: Allen & Unwin. Schaler, J. A. (2000). Addiction is a choice. Chicago: Open court. Schuckit, M. A. (1992). Advances in understanding the vulnerability to alcoholism. In C.P. O’Brien & J. H. Jaffe (Eds.). Addiction states (pp.93-108). New York: Raven Press Wahshton, A. M. (1988). Cocaine addiction: Treatment, recovery, and relapse prevention. New York: W. W. Norton. Wilbanks, W. ...

A research paper on cocaine

...Instead of violence and intimidation like their counter parts, the Cali operated their business using a subtle approach. Law enforcement has had difficulty in closing the Cali operations for many reasons. Their structure is different from that of the Medillin, as is their methods of smuggling. They are much more conservative. They only sell to people they know. The "home office," which is the CEO and vice presidents, coordinate the cells. The cells contact the buyers usually by cellular phone or...

Brotherhood in "Sonny's Blues"

...The final scene in "Sonny's Blues" is striking and is dripping with real life emotion. The idea that one set of blues can bring together two brothers who have not talked in years is amazing, but so very true. The brothers have nothing in common between them apart from the same parents but they are forced through familial obligation to push aside those differences and show compassion and understanding for each other. These are the enduring qualities of brotherhood and they show that no matter how...

Maria Full Of Grace

...After thinking about it thoroughly, Maria makes the biggest decision of her life, and that is to stay in America. Maria shows how courageous and determined she is to forge a new life for herself no matter the cost. She comes close to encountering death, danger, betrayal, and violence in this process of finding herself and what she wants. Maria fights for her escape and frees herself, standing alone just as when she started this adventure. Maria breaks her norm and now will give her child the lif...

Satirical essay about drugs

...Another important issue is that the drug market takes money and work away from legitimate business activities. Drug addicts are more likely to get their money by illegal means rather than honest work at a job. Moreover, the money that they use to buy drugs is not available to purchase legitimate and basic necessities. Whatever salary they receive will go straight to feeding their addiction. The presence of drug dealers and buyers in the work place would not only badly reflect the business, but ...

Health and Social Care

...The evidence provided to the Munro review (2011) found ‘mixed experiences and absence of consensus about how well professionals are understanding one another’s roles and working together’ and argues for ‘thoughtfully designed local agreements between professionals about how best to communicate with each other about their work with a family... ’ (Munro 2011, p. 28, paragraph 2. 23). Although research shows that the development of joint protocols and informationsharing procedures support...

The Evil of Drug Addiction

...Certainly, the drugs will not and cannot bring real pleasure or add to the quality of life. If one thinks in that way, it is only an illusion. Nowadays, drugs like marijuana, opium and others are being taken by youngsters under false pretenses. It is really unfortunate if they do not realize the harmful effect. So it is best to avoid the company of those who have recourse to drugs or peddle them. Remember the physical ruin, mental upset, moral degradation, social and financial breakdown. So, for...

Narcotics Anonymous

...Closure: After thinking about 60,000 people struggling with addiction, I can now give you a much greater and more enlightening number. According to the Faces and Voices of Recovery organization website, there is an estimated 23 million Americans that are in recovery from alcohol and other drugs. In conclusion, Narcotics Anonymous is an organization worldwide, created to help those struggling with substance abuse. This organization has been around for over 60 years, and has helped many people. Na...

Cultural Identity in the Film American Gangster

...Furthermore, although the central character, Frank Lucas, belongs to a multitude of microcultures or sub-cultures, strong evidence within the film has once again re-established the principles of co-existence between communication and culture. References Grazer, B. , Whitaker, J. , Zaillian, S. , Pillegi, N (Producers) and Scott, R. (Director). (2007). American Gangster [Motion Picture]. Los Angeles, CA: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment. Neuliep, J. W. (1999). Intercultural Communication...

Genre Analysis

...Whenever we get sick, we see a doctor. We go to see a doctor to get a prescription to a drug which will make us better. We take the drug until we are better and once we are we store the drug in a cabinet for later. Many of us do not know that by keeping the unused drugs we are putting people around us in danger; especially children and teens. Children and teens are more curious to try the drugs and see the different reactions to their body not knowing one can be fatal and the other addicting....

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting Reaction Paper

...As it relates to social work, advocating for self help groups such as Narcotics Anonymous are detrimental to the treatment process of addiction. These groups provide, advocacy, support and education to their clients which are all essential in supporting addicts in their treatment recovery. Working with these individuals requires empathy, understanding and comprehension of the disease model of addiction, to be an advocate for not only clients facing addiction, but for the surrounding urban commu...

Tulak Reaction Paper

...They keep on going and going back to the street and lived the same way until they are all grownups, lived in separate ways, but this time they are drug addicts. Tikboy learned about a certain shabu tiangge at the center of a crowded slum area in a far district. He was shocked and upset to see Lukray, glum, miserable and a full blown addict. The people call her Lukring for being eccentric, her face filled with scars. The place is a known haven for drug pushers and users. Abdon, the owner and oper...

Drug Addiction Is a Growing Problem in Punjab

...9) In Kazikot Village, about a two-hour drive from Amritsar, a local nongovernmental organization tries to prevent the spread of H.I.V. by regularly distributing clean syringes to addicts. The group’s workers say there are 48 hard-core addicts in the village (out of more than 2,000 people) but that many other people use drugs. Government officials have sponsored “camps” here, with health officials providing antidrug information or trying to persuade addicts to undergo treatment — neither...

Chris Herren: Basketball Junkie to Mentor

...Educate youth and at-risk populations on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and provide techniques to handle pressure within their lives, their community or their family situation.” (The Herren Project1). Both the Herren Project and the story of Chris Herren has impacted how society looks at drugs. He has shown people there is a way out and inspired many people; young and old, to never give up and spread the message that one always has a chance to change. And that is what we need in this wo...

Substance Abuse and Addiction: Is There a Solution?

...What does one do when their life has become unmanageable? Recovery from addiction can be a hard road, and for many it will seem impossible. Thankfully there are many people and organizations in the community that can help. Obviously the first step is to make the decision to stop using. For many this can be the hardest step of all. After all, most addicts do not want to go through the discomfort of withdrawals. Talking to a family member or someone the addict trusts is a good idea when making a d...

Should Drug Be Legalized?

...We cannot show an apathetic face to this virus that may devastate our civilized society. We need to end the spread of this malignancy not by putting more effort on wars of drug but by legalizing it. Legalization does not mean that we surrender to those peddlers in the wars but intend that we change our battles with those dealers strategically based on afore-mentioned reasons. We should not be tenacious of only one idea, the drug wars when we actually know that it is not as efficacious as it woul...

Health Promotion Proposal

...Psychiatric Quarterly, 82(4), 315-328. Meyer, J. P., Springer, S. A., & Altice, F. L. (2011). Substance abuse, violence, and HIV in women: A literature review of the syndemic. Journal Of Women's Health (15409996), 20(7), 991-1006. Sheidow, A. J., McCart, M., Zajac, K., & Davis, M. (2012). Prevalence and impact of substance use among emerging adults with serious mental health conditions. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 35(3), 235-243. Greenfield, L., & Wolf-Branigin, M. (2009). Me...

Drug Addiction in Bangladesh

...e) Decaying stage: After mature stage most of the abusers stay on the verge of decaying. It means gradually their lives crumble. They can realize, how imbalanced they are. They lose taste for food. At this stage they become fully dependent on drug, gradually after a few hours they have to take it, otherwise their body system stops. In that situation the abuser loses human characteristics and behaves like a monster. They have no sense to evaluate good or bad, to enjoy anything, they lose interest...

The Causes of Drug Abuse Among Teenagers

...None of these reasons are worth losing one’s life to drug addiction. Substance abuse destroys relationships, results in job loss, failure in school, causes legal problems, health problems, and can lead to violence and death. Unfortunately, many young people become involved in drugs before they are fully aware of the health risks and power of addiction on one’s life. They need to understand the ways young people first become involved with drugs so they can be aware of them. Many curious teens...

Safe Injection Sites

...The transmission of blood-borne diseases has been reduced and will continue to if more safe injection sites are opened in the Lower Mainland. The number of safe injection sites in the Lower Mainland must increase immediately. More safe injection sites will reduce the transmission of blood-borne infections, will notably reduce public injections and improve public order, and will greatly reduce overdose fatalities. More safe injection sites are needed in our city as soon as possible; action must b...

Comparison and Contrast Sonny and Charlie Sonnys Blues and Babylon Revisited

...In order to be saved from something you must be consumed by something else. Charlie was consumed in his past and could not let go. But when he is with his daughter he finds relentless joy that he cannot seem to find anywhere else. These stories are similar because of salvation. Addiction consumed Sonny and Charlie. It was something that opened many doors that they did not want opened. It caused them both to lose their entire lives. Even though they lived they are forever haunted by the past of t...

Say No to Drugs

...“Say No to Drugs” is now visible almost everywhere. Drug addiction is a major social evil of modern times. Major newspaper headlines and sensational television coverage scream about drug abuse and related crimes. Fascination for drugs and their easy availability have heightened the number of drug abuse cases particularly among youngsters. Drugs produce a sense of euphoria but they are very dangerous because the users gradually get addicted and are always at risk of a variety of ...

Illegal Drugs

...The enactment of Republic Act 9165 reorganized the Philippine drug law enforcement system. While the Dangerous Drugs Board remains as the policy-making and strategy-formulating body in planning and formulation of policies and program on drug control and prevention, it created the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency under the Office of the President. The new law abolished the National Drug Law Enforcement and Prevention Coordinating Center, which was created under Executive Order No. 1; and the Na...

Drug Use and Delinquency

...A table was created mapping the frequency of drug use and self reported delinquency over one year. The table shows that the juveniles progressively committed more crimes (self reportedly) the longer they used. The article reminds us how at risk teens are more likely to fall to either drug use or delinquency, and the other will most likely follow. One characteristic of at risk teens mentioned in the article are the teens that have “a tendency to come from families that experienced a number of d...

Drugs

...Anyone who takes medicine that was not prescribed for them by a doctor for any reason at all is an illegal drug user and is risking a lot of physical consequences. This is dangerous especially in the developing countries where almost half of all the prescription medicine sold illegally is fake (Bender, 2). People will not realize how harmful they are because they are medicine that are supposed to heal people, but using these medicines the wrong way will result in the exact opposite of healing pe...

Needle Exchange Program

...In conclusion the needle exchange programs will not decrease drug use or HIV. This is not an effective way to help drug addicts. Giving sterile needles to drug addicts is telling them it is alright to do drugs. We need to take tax dollars for rehab clinics. The government needs to give health care to the uninsured drug users and they can receive counseling to get off the drugs which ruin their lives. All of these programs will help reduce HIV. It is important to ensure that our young children kn...

Our War On Drugs

...Family and friends have also contributed to the increasing drug abuses since they are ready to bail out and offer excuses for those who have been convicted (Fleckenstein, Hanson & Venturelli, 2005 p. 40). To conclude, it is therefore evident that the war on drugs is still far from being over. It is therefore essential that the society works hard to stop abuse of drugs which is causing deaths on a massive scale. It is essential for individuals to know that the effects of drugs on the social l...


FAQ about Drugs


❓ 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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