Drugs Essays & Term Papers

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What D.A.R.E Means To Me Dare has prepared me to say no to drugs in eight different ways. If anyone asks me to do drugs I will know what to do, such as- just ignoring the person or just walking away . I know drugs are bad for and they make you do stupid things. Dare has made me aware of the things drugs can do to you. They can destroy your mind and body. They make you want them so badly, that you would do stupid things to get them. Dare has taught me not to be pressured by m

The Recreational Use of Drugs "Junk yields a basic formula of "evil" virus: “The Algebra of Need”. The face of "evil" is always the face of total need. A dope fiend is a man in total need of dope. Beyond a certain frequency need knows absolutely no limit or control. In the words of total need: "wouldn’t you?" Yes you would. You would lie, cheat, steal, and do “anything” to satisfy total need. Because you would be in a state of total sickness, total possess

Performance-enhancing drugs Drugs have been used in sports almost as long as sports themselves have been around. More than ever, performance-enhancing drugs are being abused by athletes. In Canada, we, the people value several things, some of which are freedom, expanding and taking care of our families and our financial security. We, the people, take such things for granted. We also discourage some behavior, such as crime, laziness and use of illegal drugs. The biggest scandal of drugs in

I __________ promise to say no to drugs, and stay free of all alcohol and cigarettes. I promise to my mother and father that I won t ever take any drugs of any kind. I will deny any offerings of drugs by saying no. I m sure a situation will come around in the near future where I will have to say no to drugs or alcohol. I promise to my self that I will make good decisions to keep my body clean and healthy. I think the D.A.R.E program is

Go Ask AliceThis book is a diary of a girl named Alice, and she goes to her Grandma's house for the summer and she finds some friends (which she doesn't have many of at home) who are involved with drugs. She goes to a sleepover with these friends and she plays something like "button button, who gots the button", except the button was a hit of LSD. Sheliked it alot, and continues to do LSD and other drugs. She starts to push drugs, and she finds herself running away quite a few times, and

The most significant problem facing young people in the inner city today is one problem but many problems put together. The use of drugs and the crime that occurs all intertwine and form one big problem. Also the lack of education doesn t help the young people either. Drugs are part of the problem that young people in the inner city face everyday. But drugs are only a small part of the problem. Drugs are only a small part because drugs open everything up for the young people today like

Should Drugs Be Legalized; My View It seems as if the cry of "legalize drugs!" is heard everywhere. Some argue that legalizing drugs is the way to "win" the drug war. Drug enforcement does place a burden on us. Economic resources are used up that could be used elsewhere. But the consequences of legalizing drugs would make an already large problem out of control. If one examines the arguments behind drug legalization, it becomes apparent that legalizing drugs won't solve any of our Na

Drugs Drugs. What do we know about drugs? What do we imagine when we say this word? White powder or a young person, wiping out any possibility for his future to grow, killing him slowly. Drugs came in our life and destroyed any relations between parents and children. I say "any" because this is the word, defining exactly what happens when a child starts taking drugs. Ignorance. Ignorance from the rest of the world, living in a world with no real friends, no sun, no flowers, no stars, n

Theories of Drug Legalization If Drugs were legal they would be easily accessable and legal, Goverment would receive revenue, It deters crime of people obtaining drugs, and gives better emotional state of americans. The other side of this is the highly possible death by overdose, psychological problems because of drug abuse, anarchy over the alleged govermental control over drugs increase the number of drug addicts, lead to more children using drugs,increase the number of h

The war on drugs today is a no-win situation. Most of todays students in school receive their first chance at drugs in 5th grade. That's up twenty percent the national average than last year. So what can we do to stop this? We can't just stop sending our kids to school. We have to educate them at an early age. We can step up as individuals and put a stop to drugs. We can move up in the world if we as the parents and teachers give them the support they need to go higher places inste

Do Drugs Cause Youth Violence? I believe that youth violence in America is somewhat due to the use of drugs, but not entirely. Although drugs are known to educe violent behavior, I do not believe they are the routes of violence among American teens. I think that kids can be violent with the absence of drugs. While under the influence of alcohol, one cannot understand the difference between what is wrong and what is right. They believe they are at a much more powerful level that they a

DARE ESSAY I feel very good about the DARE program because it helps people to know what drugs can do to you and ways to say no to people that offer you drugs and alcohol. It also tells people that drugs don’t really make you look cool especially what it does to your teeth, that doesn’t look too cool. And cigarette ads don’t tell you that they are addictive or that every puff takes seven seconds away from your life, that is why most people that smoke have shorter lives, but t

An issue of personal, local, and national concern that I would like to focus in this paper is drugs. There are many reasons why I find drugs to be an issue of great importance to me. First, drugs is a personal issue to me. For most of my life, I have been living in places where drugs have surrounded me. For the past ten years, I have been living in the Duncan Projects in Jersey City, where the temptation of selling, buying, or even using drugs seems to be growing every day. Every day

Legalizing Hard Drugs I believe that the State and Federal governments should legalize hard drugs. The legalization of hard drugs will benefit many people for many reasons. First of all, there will no longer be a black market for illegal drugs, which will minimize the nation s crime scene significantly. Second, the legalization of hard drugs will produce a new form of income to help America s economy. Third, drugs will be safer because pharmacists will be able to control the consistency o

Drug abuse can be called the great American scourge. Drugs are capable of taking over one's mind and body. Drug abuse destroys families, friendships, relationships, and most importantly drugs ultimately destroy their user. Every year Americans spend $84 billion dollars (1) to fuel their war on drugs. Money saying we won't let drugs destroy our society. Drugs are capable of not only destroying American society; they are also capable of destroying Americans. Crack cocaine has been a majo

I read this question and immediately one answer came to mind, yes we are in the midst of a drug epidemic. Drugs seem to be a huge problem to this present date. You can walk down any side street in New York City and buy pot or several other drugs. I would call that an epidemic. Everywhere you look you see the issue of drugs being brought up, and the topic of legalizing certain drugs. Is this just another phase the United States is going through or are they really thinking about legalizin

In the American life style psychoactive drugs are both accepted and criticized. This is due to the mixed signals that Americans send to our youth. As a society we accept certain drugs for medical use and reject people who use psychoactive drugs to get a high or buzz. Is there a difference if a person drinks a beer or takes a hit of LSD. These two drugs both cause an individual to get high and fell good. The only difference is that alcoholic beverages are legal and LSD is illegal. Why is

Drugs in sports has become a more common event than in recent years. Drug enhancers used by proffesionals are dangerous. These proffesionals are setting examples for kids today that drugs are good and they are not. Mark McGwire is a huge celebrity with his record breaking home run season last year. Mark was caught using a drug enhancer. This is the type of message these proffesionals send to these kids who Amire and idolize these people who in their eyes are heroes. Sports organiza

LOSING BATTLE AGAINST DRUGS The article, Losing Battle Against Drugs, is true. I agree with the article that the regulation of drugs into America is impossible to manage. You can spend millions and billions of dollars to decrease the drug trafficking but drugs are going to find another way into the country. For most people that are into drugs such as selling them I can see why they would want too. It’s obvious that it is against the law but if you can get away with it, you would hav

The topic I am going to discuss today is Drugs in Sport. My contention is that drugs should not be made legal in sports. Drugs in sport is an issue that is always in the spotlight, especially during major athletic events such as the recent and highly controversial, Tour De France. However, now the issue has risen to such an extent that sport itself is almost a side issue. There have been numerous drug busts over the years as more and more athletes succumb to the temptation of an easy win b

Drugs Should Not be Legalized The question of whether to legalize drugs or not isA Very controversial and important issue. Drugs affect so many areas of society. Several groups have formed and spoken out regarding their position. After learning about the issues regarding both sides of the argument, I would choose to support those who oppose legalization of any drugs. Drugs simply create problems which affects society in several ways. The governments

Terri Taylor You and the Law Period 6 Drug Testing in Schools In today's society, drugs have been a very obvious problem. An answer can be found if people stop complaining and start testing. One of the largest areas of drug use is among teenagers and young adults. This can be the first place to take effect for a drug free environment. A mandatory drug testing for all students would be of great benefit. Drugs are responsible for many of the problems faci

Drugs Should Not be Legalized The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is A Very controversial and important issue. Drugs affect so many areas of society. Several groups have formed and spoken out regarding their position. After learning about the issues regarding both sides of the argument, I would choose to support those who oppose legalization of any drugs. Drugs simply create problems which affects society in several ways. The governments have made several efforts to control dr

End the Bogus War on Drugs!! This site is dedicated to battling one of the biggest scams of the last 20years - the bogus "war on drugs". The so called "war on drugs" has made ourcommunities more dangerous by giving gangsters a commodity to sell fortremendous profits. This has made our communities more violent - not lessviolent. It has allowed the police to create a virtual police state in urbanminority communities which has eroded the civil rights of citizens more andmore each year that

Hopkins University. In the U.S gay men still make up the primary risk group,although 750,000 to 1 milliondrug addicts are believed to be at risk to AIDS nationally. The problem here is thesharing of needles, which is causing the spread of AIDS. IV drug abusers arekilling our nation at an amazingly fast speed. AIDS which surfaced in the 80's isnow on the rise and even more deadly to IV drug users. The sharing of needlesmust be stopped. Drugs should not be legalized. Although people feel th

We Are The Future Lets Make It Drug Free In the United States everybody is forced to make the decision Should I use drugs? Drugs are an intensely growing problem in our world today. They are incredibly harmful to ones body and is one of the leading causes of death in the United States of America. For this reason, we should stop the distributing and use of drugs in the United States. We are the future lets make it drug free. We as young people have the ability do make the future however

What you have just experienced is what it feels like to be on a "TRIP". Now you might ask your self what is this "TRIP" that you speak of? Well let me explain. While some drugs speed up your nervous system, there are certain drugs that change the way you feel, hear, see, smell, taste, and think. These drugs are known as Hallucinogens. Hallucinogens, date back to early American days. They were sometimes used in Ancient Indian worships. Many hallucinogens are made in labs, but some a

Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem among many young people. Most drug and alcohol abuse happens on the weekend at a party or at a friend s house. Young people want to be popular and fit in, and if fitting in means drinking or using drugs, they are going to do it. After a few parties, and a few nights out at a friend s house,young people start to get addicted to drugs and alcohol and their life begins to fall apart. Being popular is a goal that all teenagers want to achieve. There s

Would one want to have pale skin, bags underneath their eyes, be poor in their academics, and forget about having fun? I think the most common answer to this question among kids would be “Of course not.” Well if you don’t want to be found with these “attractive” features…I would suggest KEEPING OFF OF DRUGS! Personally, I think that drugs are the number 1 issue right now here in the United States concerning parents with teens besides driving. Out of a

Drug legalization is a hotly debated topic in today s society. Proponents of this plan state that it will put drug dealers out of business and take away the rebellious allure that causes many young people to take drugs. This theory could not be farther from the truth. If illegal drugs were legalized, drug dealers would be brought to the forefront of one of the fastest growing industries in history. They would form giant corporations and make much more money if people could freely buy drugs

Over the summer, I worked in a pharmacy near my house. Everyday, it was the same routine of filling prescriptions and answering the phone. The job was dull, the pay was decent, and the customers were demanding. However, working in the pharmacy was an experience I will never forget. I got to feed people’s addictions, soothe their ailments, and heal their sicknesses. Working so close with people in such a vulnerable state, gave me the opportunity to see human nature in its weakest for

Reasons For The Legalization Of Drugs We will never get rid of drugs and until we realize this we will still have one of the worst education systems, the largest imprisonment rate, the largest crime rate, and a depletion of money from other more important budgets. Legalizing drugs will create drug regulation, crime reduction, and increased revenue for the government. Regulation is the control of who can get a product, how much that person can get, how the person can get it, and who produces

4/27/97 Ethics Essay Drugs Should NOT Be Legalized I remember when I was in High School over fifteen students got suspended or arrested for drug related incidents. Students were charged with possession, selling, or caught using drugs. Many students often used to show up to class high waiting to get caught. Do to the fact that so many students were getting caught in our school, the senior class decided to have a pro drug rally in the cafeteria. Over three hundred students showed up

Drugs and Alcohol in the Untied State prison system In the Untied States most of the prison population are people that have been involved with Alcohol or some form of drugs. Many of them were high or drunk at the time of there arrest. Most of them only did the crimes to be able to support there drug and alcohol addiction. There were not thinking of the consciences of there actions at the time. In most cases Alcohol play more of a role in the violent crimes then people on drugs. Al

There are many reasons why people turn to drugs, and many reasons why they choose to get help. Some people choose to use drugs because of pressure from family. Others feel peer pressure from friends. Some people simply want to experiment. There are also some that want to get away from a painful reality. Parents and other family members do not realize the damage they can do, and how they can effect their relatives. Family has the power to make people feel the need for drugs. I recently h

Drugs and Alcohol In today's college experience both drugs and alcohol are factors in a students everyday life. Although drinking under the age of twenty-one and the use of non-prescription drugs are illegal they are still prevalent. Both substances are easily accessible to today's college students. It seems that the use of such substances has risen dramatically in the past few years. The enforcement of illegal drug and alcohol use has also become more difficult in the past fe

To me Silence is Acceptance means that if you do not speak up or say anything, that you think it is okay. If you do not say anything about the use of drugs in America or another country, than it must mean that you think it is okay. If I think something is wrong I will usually speak up about it instead of being silent. If you are silent and do not speak up about the use of illegal drugs it means that you agree with it. And if you do not speak up and no one else speaks up than the use of d

I think DARE is great. Whoever came up with this program is a hero in my time. I have had plenty of experience with drugs. My Mom is a so-called recovering alcoholic and drug addict. When I say so-called, I mean that she has tried a lot to fully recover but it is just too hard for her, and so far, she has always ended up back on the drugs and alcohol. My life's been an up and down roller coaster, but DARE has taught me not to follow in my Mom's footsteps. Captain Jakub taught us that

Drug Testing in SchoolsIn today's society, drugs have been a very obvious problem. An answer canbe found if people stop complaining and start testing. One of the largest areas ofdrug use is among teenagers and young adults. This can be the first place to takeeffect for a drug free environment. A mandatory drug testing for all students wouldbe of great benefit. Drugs are responsible for many of the problems facing today's youth. Drugssuch as marijuana and cocaine can become addictive

Drug Essay There is no question that drugs are prevalent in the United States today and that something should be done about it. Drugs hurt society in so many ways; people die, loose their jobs, and lose their families all because of addiction. Will legalizing these destructive drugs change the effect of them? No, if drugs would be easier to obtain it would only make it easier for people to have the opportunity to self-destruct themselves and what’s around them. There isn’t any good reason

Goals - In order to solve the problem of drugs in this country, supporters want to inplement programs by stepping up enforcement of already existing drug laws and enforcing new ones. The war on drugs, should eventually become a responsibility shared by the federal, state, and local governments, along with every citizen of this country. This approach wants to eradicate drugs completely from the United States. Strategies - The first thing that should be done using this approach, is to strengthe

Making Canada a better place So I was surfing the net yesterday and came across some interesting information concerning drug related deaths. It stated that the death toll for the year 1998 was as high as 155 people, and that was counted in Toronto alone (http://www.canada.com). This included overdoses, car crashes that were caused by being under the influence of illegal substances, also many injuries and deaths that came by dealing. Many people including young kids were arrested and put into

By pure mischance a high school student named Vargas happens to walk by smokers corner on his way home. Unlucky for him, his friend Johnny Bluejean is one the corner smoking a blunt. Johnny stops Vargas and offers him a smoke. Vargas tempted with all Johnny’s endorsements, and peer pressure collapses and takes the blunt. 20 years later Vargas is in the hospital breathing off a respirator. This all occurred because of one unlucky “YES” ruined Vargas’ life. This scenario transpi

"Junk is a way of life" is very true if you really think about it. Before I was introduced to any of Burroughs writings, I always had no pity for drug addicts. Honestly, I thought they were pathetic and they did it to themselves so they should suffer the consequences. I now realize that in the beginning, people do have the choice. That much is their fault. But once they are addicted, they can no longer control themselves. "Junk is a way of life" simply means that once you become a

In a recent article, an MNBC correspondent brought up the issue of high prices on prescription drugs. Many of these drugs are special vitamins, as well as supplements that certain peoples bodies lack and need and are forced to buy. This poses a financial problem. If this were to happen in both Canada and the United States, many families in both countries would suffer severely for this medical reason, a reason they shouldn’t have to pay for. In some aspects, this is selfish of the g

Today's society is contradictory. Society says that things like drugs, violence, and wealth are bad yet it promotes them anyway. It claims to do or believe in certain things, while it is doing the opposite. In the song "God Part II" by U2, society's hypocrisy is displayed. U2 expresses their opinions on what society says, and what it actually does when it comes to violence, wealth, and drugs. The society of today is against violence, yet everyday people are murdered. A lyric from the son

-Social Problem: Teen Suicide -Social Problem- Any problem that may cause pain and may affect a person’s life. à Teen Suicide- Intentional and self-inflicted death. à Related to substance abuse (drugs/alcohol) - This is a Social Problem because: - Teens (people) feel something is wrong with their lives, so they begin to abuse drugs/alcohol to get their mind off their problem. This makes people upset with their lives and think that committing suicide is the “easy way out

This is only the first few lines of this paper. If you would like to view the entire paper you need to register here. Club Drugs The past decade has seen an increase in drug use by teens and young adults who are a part of the nightclub, rave, or trance scene. Ecstasy, GHB, Ketamine, and Rohypnol are among the most popular drugs available and have stirred up much controversy. Raves

This is only the first few lines of this paper. If you would like to view the entire paper you need to register here. Drugs work by changing chemicals in your brain that control your mood. Most drugs boost or imitate the behavior of chemicals (like adrenaline, dopamine and serotonin) which regulate our mood, well being and energy levels. These chemical messengers are part of what makes us feel happy. The reason p

September 21, 1998 Go Ask Alice The character "Alice" is a strong person. Throughout the book, she had a sense of maturity, that later enabled her to take back control of her life. She dealt with her problems and got herself cleaned from the influence of drugs. She also had to be strong to call her parents when she had run away. She faced her drug problem right in the face, by saying "No" when people asked her to do drugs. She was able to stop using drugs and become clean. You have to h