Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem among many young people for a variety of reasons. First, statistics show that drugs and alcohol are being abused by a large segment of the teen and young adult population, which can greatly increase their likelihood of a premature death. Secondly, many things can happen to young adults that do not lead to death, but can ruin their lives.
Finally, drug and alcohol abuse can have a serious impact on relationships with friends and family. According to the National Drug Statistics Summary, approximately 14 million Americans used illegal drugs in Among the teenagers interviewed for the survey, nearly ten percent had used drugs in the month before the interview.
The findings for alcohol abuse were even higher. Nearly half of Americans over the age of twelve reported that they drank alcoholic beverages. This is a serious issue. First, the drugs in…… [Read More]. Drug Use Survey That I. In the age group of eighteen to twenty-five, over fifty-five percent reported having used drugs sometime in their lives. In terms of drugs of choice for high school seniors, nearly half of all drug users prefer marijuana, although such drugs as amphetamines, hallucinogens and ecstasy all report surprisingly high numbers also.
What can be concluded from this study is that drug use begins at an early age, most often during one's high school years. However, the statistics show, as the number of regular users drops off as they age, the trend is more towards experimentation and not creating a drug-dependent lifestyle. Drug Policy Information Clearing House. Drug Culture and Horror. Drug culture at Temple U Transitioning from high school to college may be shocking to some individuals, but as they begin to get more comfortable with their environment, classes, and fellow students, one may realize that there are many similarities that carry over from their previous academic environment.
One social structure that carries over from high school to college are the formation of social groups and cliques. The groups are usually formed because the individuals have common interests -- curricular or extracurricular -- or they are in the same academic program or share classes.
Some social groups are also formed based on a shared interest in drugs. While drug use is not something that is openly discussed on campus, nor are drugs consumed openly, there is still evidence that supports the argument that students sometimes engage in recreational drug use. One of the more widely accepted illegal drugs is marijuana.
Drug Law Reform Pro According to the. The United States' war on drugs has been going on for at least the last three decades. Given the duration of this war, some have questioned the effectiveness of it, wondering if the money spent is really making a difference and bringing about results. Actually, the effects of this policy on illegal drugs have been mixed.
C]rack accounted for a substantially greater percentage of primary admissions than powder cocaine in all [surveyed] sites. Drug Survey the National Survey. Third interesting fact reported in the reported is that looking into this demographic, it was found out that past month illicit drug abuse occurred most commonly among individuals aged to year-old.
Among the underaged not of legal age group years old , marijuana abuse among females lowered this year, while this figure has increased by 0. Although there were distinct differences in the profile of drug users in terms of age group, gender, race, and even on the type of drug abuse, there were no distinct differences in the geographical locations of users, scattered among the following counties: Department of Health and Human Services.
Drug Intervention Annoted Bibliography Anglin. A research team led by Dr. Michael French gathered to estimate the costs and benefits of residential and publically funded treatment programs for addiction issues.
The team was derived from the University of Miami. Program and the client related economic cost estimates were obtained using data collected at the site with the drug abuse treatment cost analysis program DATCAP. It was concluded that the economic benefit to society was almost four times what the cost of treating residential clients. Short-term follow-up treatment was also beneficial and the economic benefit was even higher. The study reviews previous research on the correlation of drug use and criminal behavior resulting in arrest since Advances were noted in crime…… [Read More].
Drug Induced Mystical Experiences Many. The strongest argument against the thesis of the experiment relies in the fact that a religious mystical experience is placed on a spiritual rather than medical level and that the spirit is not necessarily determined by the actions of the brain, as a human organ. The spirit includes the way the brain act and the way the heart feels or the behavior of other organs in the body.
For many scientists, including those that have performed the scientific experiment and including people like Tom Roberts, who in his book "Psychedelic Horizons" talks about the benefic effects of drugs on the brain in terms of exploring new states and experience new functions of the body otherwise hidden to the general audience. For myself and numerous other individuals, the mystical experience cannot be related solely to the functionality of the brain or to the way the entire body is operating.
If it…… [Read More]. Drug Policies Major Policies History. Soon, Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act, which was signed into law in Like the Harrison Act, the Marijuana Tax Act placed marijuana into the same category as the cocaine and opium drugs. It was now illegal to import marijuana into the United States McWilliams, However, this law was ineffective in curbing marijuana use Brecher, , p. By the early s narcotic addiction had significantly reduced in the United States Harrison, Backenheimer and Inciardi, However, this was not the result of legislative initiatives.
Instead, it was because World War II was cutting off the "supplies of opium from Asia and interrupt the trafficking routes from Europe" Inciardi, , p. Several other legislative efforts in the supply reduction department served to establish more severe penalties for violations of drug laws, and tighten controls and restrictions over legally manufactured narcotic drugs Harrison, Backenheimer and Inciardi, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Over.
In some cases, these issues or problems stem from different cultural views and beliefs. While at other times, these issues will affect someone who lives in an environment with: The question I will try to determine is whether or not ethnicity and economic factors play a major influence in determining who will be the most likely to abuse drugs and alcohol? This will highlight the primary reasons as to why someone will begin using these stimulants on a regular basis.
Once this is determined, one can provide specific insights that will illustrate the root causes of the problem and their lasting effect on society. Describe the data collection method Research Method The basic approach that will be used for collecting and analyzing the data is evaluation research. This is…… [Read More]. Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation in Long Island.
Drug Abuse in Long Island, New York With more than seven and a half million residents, Long Island, New York is a major center of commerce and education, but like many other densely populated large urban centers, this city also has a significant drug abuse problem. To determine the facts about the problem, this paper reviews the relevant literature to provide epidemiological evidence concerning the incidence of drug abuse in Long Island, and what community-based resources are available to its resident.
Finally, a review of a recent research study article concerning these issues is followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning drug abuse in Long Island in the conclusion. Drug Screening Is Used More. In most cases, recreational drug use is seen as a victimless crime and a harmless activity. This attitude changes in the workplace if the drug use impairs performance to the detriment of other workers or if the work involves public safety, in which case tolerance for drug use drops significantly.
Another reason why tolerance for some drug use is so high is because the attitude is a reaction to the apocalyptic warnings emanating from law enforcement and government, given that people know that mild marijuana use, for instance, is not the mind- and life-bending experience often claimed. Many do not see the problem as being as dire as it is made out to be, and so they do not see it in the way earlier generations did.
Dickinson notes the increasing use of pre-testing for applicants as a way not assuring that the person hired does not use…… [Read More]. Drug Monograph for Serious Infections. Vancomycin should be given for at least 60 minutes. Premature infants should have longer dosing intervals. Contraindications Vancomycin is contraindicated to patients with hypersensitivity to vancomycin Drug. Drug-Drug Interactions The patient should inform the doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription or herbal products currently used Medicine Net, ; Levinson, Aminoglycosides, amphotericin B, other antibiotics, and live bacterial vaccines are special mentions.
If treatment requires…… [Read More]. Drug Enforcement of the U S. All too often, the human stories of how and why certain people get involved in such rings are avoided. Tobon looked past this, and has become a valuable person to the Colombian community. The police even call him now, when they find the body of a mule.
One way in which to deprive criminals of their unsuspecting dupes is by eliminating backbreaking poverty, by giving individuals a chance to pull themselves up by the bootstraps without having to resort to illegal measures. In the meantime, mules are a different sort of criminal than the ringleaders of these drug trafficking organizations, and so therefore ought to be tried in a court of law differently. The Border Accompanying website Last accessed March Last accessed April Drug Legalization Pros Most of the arguments for legalization of drugs are based on the pragmatic realities that it is difficult or impossible to legislate morality.
Drug use has always been part of society and even though it may not be socially desirable there are many benefits that can be gained through legalization. One primary benefit is definitely financial. There are many other benefits beyond money as well. The United States has an expensive and…… [Read More]. Drug legalization is a highly controversial issue, which has been given top priority in political agenda. Many oppose legalization of cocaine but there are just as many people favoring legalization on various grounds.
It is important to study both sides of the problem to see if legalization is practical or not. Those who oppose legalization of drugs maintain that cocaine is a dangerous drug which if legalized will send the wrong message that "it is OK to try such drugs" Legalizing drugs may not be bad idea: Opponents maintain that it is the responsibility of law enforcement agencies and other authorities to maintain stricter control over drug use in order to maintain "a delicate balance on drug initiatives.
Drug Sentencing in the U. Criminal Justice System The objective of the research proposed in this document is to examine the issue of drug sentencing in the U.
Criminal Justice System in order to determine if the sentencing used is effective in bringing about a reduction in drug offenses and the rehabilitation of prisoners in successful return to society following incarceration. Criminal Justice System effective in reducing repeat offenses? Criminal Justice system succeeding or failing and are drug sentencing laws negatively or impacting the success of the U.
Criminal Justice system in regards to drug sentencing laws? Significance of the Study The significance of the study is the additional knowledge that will be added to the already existing knowledge base in this area of study.
Methodology The…… [Read More]. Drug and Alcohol the Effects. And they can often escape into substance abuse and addiction" Study reveals rise in drug, alcohol abuse during economic downturn.
One of the most important ways in which an increasing rate of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction affects the economy is the spiraling cost of healthcare and rehabilitation. The increase in addictions also creates a gap between the need for treatment and rehabilitation and available resources. This in turn places economic pressure on state and local government. This is especially difficult to maintain in a recessionary economic climate. The following illustrations provide a clear indication of the amounts that have been spent on alcohol and…… [Read More].
Drug Action Pharmacokinetics explains the process by which a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and eliminated from the body. These processes are dependent on the amount of the drug administered, the method of administration which affects the rate of absorption, biotransformation, and even excretion , and how the drug binds in the tissues.
In essence, a drug's ability to transverse the cellular membranes depends on its solubility and molecular size and shape. The passive diffusion of the drug across cellular membranes depends on its lipid solubility as well as concentration gradients outside and inside the cellular membrane and the pH differences across the membrane.
Active transport of the drug occurs when the drug is actually moved by components of the membrane. This can allow a drug move against concentration and electrochemical gradients but it requires energy, can be selective, and can be inhibited by similar molecules. The absorption rate is influenced…… [Read More]. Home Topics Drugs Essays. Drugs and Addiction View Full Essay. A review of the history, actions, and legitimate uses of cocaine. J Subst Abuse 1 4: Nineteenth-century America - a "dope fiend's paradise.
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Raising questions about antidepressants. The origins of the English drug 'scene' Issues and Implication" in Kirsch, H. Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior, 12th ed. This source details the relationship between the prescription drugs benzodiazepine and pharmacological opioid use and crime. This is an excellent source for illustrating how even legalized drugs can contribute to the development of criminal activity. The purpose of this publication was to aid in the understanding and edification for law enforcement officials in this specialized area of illicit drug activity, and was financed by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of its support of the National Drug Strategy.
For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges. Of particular interest to the relationship between drugs and crimes can be found in Chapter't 3's description of drug and alcohol abusers and their proclivities to domestic violence. This publication also present information regarding substance abuse as a risk factor as well as findings linking substance abuse and domestic violence to other crimes, for both the abused and their abusers.
This publication underpins the relationship between illegal drugs and criminal activity by citing pertinent statistics which can be of use for examples to prove this inherent link between drugs and crime, as the following quotation demonstrates. Klein the Paul E. Beam Professor of Law at Indiana University's School of Law at Indianapolis for the purpose of providing research to practitioners regarding the daily activities of domestic violence law enforcement officers, attorneys and judges.
A forum -- Beyond legalization: New ideas for ending the war on drugs. Treating the real problem. Drugs Alcohol View Full Essay. Drugs, alcohol and crime: Patterns among Canadian federal inmates. Bulletin on Narcotics, L1 1. Reporting crime to the police, Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report.
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Government of the UK. An Introductory Text for the 21st Century. How to Give Up Coffee. Retrieved June 24, , at http: Caffeine pharmacology and clinical effects. Principles of Addiction Medicine, Third Edition pp. American Society of Addiction. Caffeine Withdrawal Recognized as a Disorder. Designating an orphan product: Food and Drug Administration. Cystic Fibrosis drug wins approval.
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Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts, No Margin for Maneuver. Council on Hemispheric Affairs. Works Cited Aguilar, Gardenia. El narco se expande en Mexico. Border drug war is too close for comfort.
Reiner eds The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Reiner eds The Oxford Handbook of Criminology 4th edn. Works Cited Adams, Brooke. Guv signs off on welfare recipient drug-screening program. The Salt Lake Tribune. States consider drug testing welfare recipients. Bill to drug test welfare recipients dies in Colorado House in second reading. Drug Pregnant View Full Essay.
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National Institute of Health Publication, National household survey on drug abuse main findings, Journal of occupational medicine Baltimore 33 4: An assessment of drug testing within the construction industry. J Drug Education 32 1: Drugs in the workplace: Works Cited Changeux, Jean-Pierre. Drug use and abuse. Familial influences on alcohol use in adolescent female twins: Journal of Studies on Alcohol.
Genetic tests could improve future drug abuse treatment. Works Cited Drug Enforcement Division. Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population. The National Drug Control Strategy, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Drug Education View Full Essay. The writer highlights that in spite of vast promises, in the past two decades statistics have pointed to a sharp augment in the use of drugs in the United States.
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The Legacy of Anomie Theory: Advances in Criminological Theory. Works Cited Boulard, Garry. Retrieved May 18, , from http: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, Volume 1. Bibliography Nadelmann, Ethan a. Common sense drug policy. Retrieved November 30, from the World Wide Web: Drug Control View Full Essay.
Retrieved on August 27, from http: National Drug Statistics Summary. Adolescent Substance Abuse Knowledge Base. Bibliography National Drug Threat Assessment: Part B Cashing in on the demand for drugs can appear to be a lucrative opportunity, however, people always run the risk of getting caught for selling and distributing drugs.
In an article from Philly. The article explains how 25 individuals were arrested in a sting that targeted an illegal pill ring. Among the pills that were sold to students at Temple are Oxycontin and Xanax. Furthermore, the sting also demonstrates that there is a demand for cocaine and marijuana at these schools as they were among the drugs that were sold and distributed by these drug dealers.
It is also interesting to see that the ages of the individuals arrested in the sting ranged from 20 to 46, which indicates that drugs were not only distributed to students by students, but that outside individuals were also cashing in on the demand for drugs. This article is especially interesting because it demonstrates the complexity of independent drug businesses.
It is baffling to see the lengths to which people will go to in order to make money. It will interesting to see how the trial of these individuals plays out because of the range of charges everyone is charged with and the extent of each of these people's involvement in the drug ring. Bibliography InfoFacts Nationwide Trends. The National Institute on Drug Abuse. This study's hypothesis was that alcohol use is a significant predictor of violent crime in committed by the youth.
Researchers studied juveniles that had been incarcerated in the prison system of New South Wales. Most correlated with the onset of violent crimes was alcohol use followed by cocaine use. The findings accounted for the correlation that exists between the use of substabce and aggressive, violent crime and so, further supported the "Goldstein hypothesis" which believes that substance abuse facilitates violent behavior directly.
The report discussed the correlation of alcohol abuse, drug abuse, non-violent crime and violence concerning children who were abused and neglected during the course of their development through childhood. The study was longitudinal the subjects were studied over time into adulthood.
It was found that abused and neglected females and males have a higher correlation in substance abuse and non-violent arrest. Abused and neglected females were found to be at a higher risk for both drug abuse or dependency diagnosis as well as arrests for violent crime. Research examined prior studies that included the cost and benefits of methadone abuse treatment. These papers have often been written on single case studies. While valuable to society, the sample size limitation also limits the research because they view heightened problems as being able to be treated in one incident of treatment.
A simulation model was created to embody the longitudinal study of the heroine use, criminal behavior, health care and employment of a population between the ages of It was found that the model which takes into account the dynamics of heroine use and views it as a, acute and reoccurring circumstance finds that the benefits of treatment using this model far outweigh those produced by static models.
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It is mandatory that health care…. There are many controversial topics being debated about in the United States. One topic most often debated about is the legalization of drugs. Of course people have their own beliefs and opinions on the subject, but are the arguments discussed about actually valid? Is there enough evidence supporting the premises they claim? Pediatric patients are generally small in body size and thus a very low dose is sufficient in attaining the desired clinical outcome.
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Herbal Supplements One of the most heavily debated topics in pharmaceuticals is the regulation of prescription drugs versus over the counter herbal supplements. Advocacy and Public Policy Making Introduction The purpose of this essay is to discuss Medicare Part D, as well as the influence of the various interest groups and governmental entities during this process. Toward a Policy on Drugs Drugs are everywhere, accessible basically to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
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