Drug Abuse With Athletes - 1,302 words
Drugs have been a problem in our society for many years. They have been used and abused by many groups, including professional athletes. It is certainly quite common to hear about or read about athletes and drug use. Although drugs have a lengthy history of use by athletes, they have varied effects on the body and different preventions. Much of the world's supply of cocaine is produced in South America. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Incas of Peru chewed coca leaves because they made it possible for them to work in the high mountains of the land for longer periods of time. In the 1880's Bolivian soldiers were given the drug to help them gain endurance and overcome fatigue. It wasn't unt ...
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Drug Abuse - 1,105 words
Like perscription drugs, illegal drugs are powerfull substances. People use drugs for mind altering reasons. Illegal drugs can change the way the brain normally works. When some who uses drugs there judgement,thinking,feelings and actions change along with there apperiance. When pepole use cocaine for the first time they enjoy the "high". After using cocain over time you begin to lose weight because the effects of the drug cause you to lose your appetit. You also find your self having trouble sleeping and you are often in a Illegal drugs also can cause unwanted side effects. These effects are different with each person: these effects include upset stomach,dizzenes,drowsiness,headache,vomitin ...
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How To Handle Drug Abuse - 1,116 words
There are many different ways to deal with drugs & drug abuse, and there are wrong ways & right ones! It depends on how you look at it & handle it! Many young people experiment with drugs. This is a fact of life. There is no getting away from it; we are a drug using society. Many of us seek a easy way out solution for a variety of conditions both physical and emotional, and alcohol and tobacco use is a big part in our society. Drugs are used for medical, social or recreational reasons. With this in mind it is easy to overlook young peoples drug use and certainly research reveals that in some areas over half of 15/16 year olds have used an illegal drug. Latest research findings however revea ...
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Drug Abuse - 745 words
Drug Abuse: Cracking Down On Those Who Use An estimated 14.8 million Americans were current users of illegal drugs in 1999, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.(Highlights) Drugs have been a problem in America for many years. There have been many proposals on how to reduce the problem, none of which have had much success. Drugs are easily available to almost anyone who wants them. Obviously it is very hard to stop drugs from getting into the U.S., or to stop the production. That would take a lot of time and money, and could not completely get rid of the problem. My proposition is to crack down on the users, and lesson the urge to do drugs. I do think drug education is important, bu ...
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Drug Abuse - 1,602 words
Drug use is generally defined as the use of a drug with such frequency that the user has physical or mental harm or it impairs social abilities. The substances that are discussed in this report consist of hallucinogens, opiates, stimulants, and depressants. These drugs affect moods, emotions, feelings and thinking processes, or they can alter the workings of the mind. A person dependant on drugs usually carries three basic characteristics that are indicators. First, the user continues to use the drug for an extended period of time. Difficulties in stopping usage is the second characteristic which may lead to one or more of the following results: dropping out of school, trouble with the law, ...
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Drug Abuse - 596 words
Drug abuse affects all of us in our daily lives. It ruins families and destroys relationships. Teens especially are prone to drug abuse due to immense peer pressure, everyday stress, and depression. Marijuana use is on the rise everywhere, and with marijuana comes the harder drugs, making drug abuse an important and critical issue in the world today. There are many issues on different drugs but one sticks in our mind, marijuana. The push for legalization of marijuana has increased over the years and now even being used for medical purposes. This leads one to think that legalization is merely a decade or two away. Justice John McCart agreed that the drug was relatively harmless but, he added, ...
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Drug Abuse In America - 534 words
In the past three decades, steroids has been becoming a serious problem more than ever in the athletic field. Steroids are anabolic drug "to build" growth hormones that include the androgens (male sex hormones) principally testosterone and estrogen and progestogens (female sex hormones). Steroids were first developed for medical purposes. They're used in controlling inflammation, strengthening weakened hearts, preventing conception, and alleviating symptoms of arthritis and asthma. Unfortunately research has shown that steroids have been abused in almost every kind of sport. Although steroids contribute to a muscular body, usage should remain illegal because they physically deteriorate and m ...
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Drug Abuse - 1,933 words
Drug use among teenagers seems to be on the rise. Marijuana is almost commonplace among kids my age. Many of my friends have tried, or are involved with drugs and I never could understand why. I chose this topic in order to try and get a sense of why people do it, or why it is on the rise among teens. Just like smoking cigarettes, it seems obvious that the effects of drugs are going to be bad and maybe even addicting. So, why would anyone want to get involved with them? Why would they want to put their life in danger like that? These are the questions I asked myself during the interview in order to hopefully get some sense as to why people involve themself with such dangerous substances. Acc ...
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Drug Abuse And Reprocussions Thereof - 1,763 words
Facing everyday problemsin these recent years many people turn to drugs as an escape from the existance they hold. Drug use has rapidly increased in the last twenty years and has become a national crises. More people are experementing with different drugs at a younger age. Due to the rapid increase in drug abuse our government has looked to rehab as an alternative to jail. When a person thinks of a drug abuser one usually pictures a person that looks like thay had just jumped out of a garbage bin. What most people do not realize is that most drug offenders are the people one spends a lot of time with. Everyday humans are abusing drugs without anyone recognizing their illness (Phillips 22). M ...
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Teenagers And Drug Abuse - 655 words
Many teenagers today use illegal drugs and substances. There are many factors that influence drug use. Whether people say it is parents that influence the most or peers that influence the most, each one has a role in it. Some surveys say drug use is going down and some say it is going up. Whichever the case may be it is still a problem to our society. The presence of a parent is no as important as people think when talking about drug use. Research shows that the presence or absence of parents is less crucial than the quality of the parent child relationship(Whitman 22). Also there are many things that can happen in a family. When there is a drastic change in the family structure, for example ...
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Youth Drug Abuse - 644 words
Recently, the case of drug abuses reported among youngsters has increased dramatically owing to the growing popularity of rave parties. More surprising, taking ecstasy, a rave drug, has become a habit for party-goers as young as 12. The trend is so serious that it sparks the concerns of our society. Actions should be taken immediately to highlight the dangers of taking drugs. However, are the governments actions adequate? Personally, I don t think so. Simply searching and putting warnings on the entry tickets for rave parties are not enough. Further actions and other measures must be taken to prevent the use of drugs among the youth. Instead of putting warnings on the entry tickets, the gove ...
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Hinton - 514 words
S.E. Hinton is considered to be one of the greatest writers about youth of all time. Since she often writes from a boys point of view, she uses her initials S.E. instead of her name Susan Eloise. She explains this by saying, I figured that most boys would look at the book and think, What can a chick know about stuff like that? She was born in 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was raised there and went to college at the University of Tulsa, with education as her major. She wrote her first, and probably most famous novel, The Ousiders, at age 16. It was published three years later in 1967. From this book she became known as the "Voice of the Youth." After having writers block for three years becaus ...
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The Drug Debate - 945 words
For over twenty years the drug debate has been argued over and over. The drug war in the United States has been historically seen as a costly, yet necessary component of public policy; a policy that has been under substantial political fire for years. As we enter a new century, many are reconsidering their feelings towards the drug war. Critics cite the billions of dollars spent every year as well as the overflowing prison problem as reasons to cut back, and even legalize some or all recreational drugs. Those who are in favor of the war on drugs encourage its funding and continuation because of the perceived link between drugs and crime, and the detrimental health effects and medical economi ...
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Texas State Agencies - 1,130 words
Back in the days where parents were 'involved' in there children's lives and worry free of any abuse of substances, abuse/neglect to the children, there was no need for any state agencies to control and help what, if anything, went on. In todays society, though, there is a greater need than ever for Texas State agencies to do what they do. Also, more and more people today are joining in on the conveinience and ease of the World Wide Web that provides research, help/support and facts/statistics. *From here, we can go on to research and review the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse(TCADA), Protective and Regulatory Services(PRS) and Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood(ECI). Al ...
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Juvenile Psycopaths - 1,873 words
What is the "super predator"? He or she are young hypercriminals who are committing acts of violence of unprecedentedcoldness and brutality. This newest phenomena in the world of crime is perhaps the most dangerous challenge facing society and law enforcement ever. While psychopaths are not new, this breed of super criminal exceeds the scope of psychopathic behavior. They are younger, more brutal, and completely unafraid of the law. While current research on the super predator is scarce, I will attempt to give an indication as to the reasons a child could become just such a monster. Violent teenage criminals are increasingly vicious. John DiIulio, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at ...
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Marijuana Paper - 530 words
Marijuana is an illegal narcotic drug and is a green or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. It is also known by its many slang names like pot, weed, Mary Jane, dope and chronic. The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). The THC causes a series of cellular reactions with protein in certain nerve cells that lead to the high the user experiences. Most of the marijuana used in the United States is brought in illegally from other countries. It is most commonly smoked as a cigarette or in a pipe or bong. Recently it has appeared in blunts, which are cigars with the tabacco taken out and the marijuana put in the ...
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Steroids - 1,342 words
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Dangers Of Smoking - 1,031 words
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