Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Essays

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  • Positive Reinforcement Theory Cocaine

    Cocaine as with many of illicit drugs, can be backed a theory regarding why users experiment leading to use, abuse, and may become addicted. My theory behind drug usage, in this case, cocaine, is backed behind the classical theory biological instinct – that being a psychological theory of reinforcement. It is important to understand what is meant by reinforcement theory – which can be split into two categories. The first, being positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement “occurs when the individual receives a pleasurable sensation and, because of this, is motivated to repeat what caused it” (147, Theories of Drug use). This is often, the type of image and desire that is portrayed in the media regarding cocaine use. Take for example,…

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  • Media Influence Social Media

    Many people in society are ignorant to the effects of drugs and how they can affect the community. The media attempts to shows its views and the negative side of drugs but, unintentionally display unbiased side of drugs and drug abuse. This side may show that it’s not a big deal as people set it to be, almost something normal in life. However, that is incorrect. America 's youth is still getting mixed messages about illegal substances from the media as a whole. The media will never help society…

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  • Effects Of Cannabis On Youth

    Introduction The percentage of Canadian youth who report using cannabis has been cited as the highest in the developed world (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, 2016b). According to United Nations Children’s Fund Office of Research, in 2013 twenty-eight percent of Canadian Children aged 11 to 15 admitted to using cannabis at least once in the past year. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) (2016b) reported as much as 7% of adolescents smoke marijuana every single day; making Canadian…

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  • Police Case Study

    groups that the police force work with is illicit drug users. An illicit drug user is an individual who partakes in taking ‘chemical agents that alter the biochemical or physiological processes ‘(United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 2015). As according to the New South Wales Police (2015) despite there only being a small propitiation of illicit drug users within communities, they can cause enormous amounts of harm that include ‘family and social difficulties, mental health issues, overdose…

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  • Welfare: The Consequences Of Welfare And Drug Testing

    to take a drug test. The federal government should implements drug testing as a guide line…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Illegal Pharmaceuticals

    There are various sorts of pharmaceuticals, and they have different results for the body. Solutions can execute those abuse them in 3 one of a kind courses: by overdose, through responses or shocking reactions, and as a technique for presenting suicide. A couple of medicines may achieve both savage and ruinous toward oneself behavior. Pot, cocaine, heroin, PCP, speed, shrooms, valuable stone meth, and favored ambassador dust are an extensive variety of unlawful prescriptions. What is an illegal…

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  • Substance Abuse Effects On Society

    Substance abuse has varies effects on an individual and their surroundings especially society as a whole. The government has spent more than 200 billion dollars annually in the United States alone in their approach to decrease substance abuse. The expenditures can be accounted for the improvement of abuse, unemployment, criminal activity, illnesses, homelessness and domestic violence. Data has shown that drug abuse is the result of as many as four demises and is the effects of negative social…

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  • Challenges Of Preventing Drug Addiction

    Preventing Drug Addiction Preventing drug addiction is a complicated task. The root cause to the problem is usually connected to issues arising in the addict’s home, school and community during their childhood and adolescent years. In order to win this war on drug addiction, we must develop or adopt a comprehensive plan of attack focusing on these challenges. Any successful plan will begin by recruiting the soldiers needed fight the battle and using existing research to plan the attack.…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Prescription Drug Use

    Also according to the CDC in that same year there were 22,767 deaths due to prescription drug overdoses. Of these overdoses 16,235 were from opioid painkillers and 6,973 were benzodiazepines also known as sedative/muscle relaxants (cdc). Why is it that drunk driving fatalities seem to garner more attention nation wide that prescription drug overdoses do? You would think that the one with the higher death toll would attract more attention, would you not? Yet each year it seems that this tragic…

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  • A Case Study: Child Protective Services

    A present problem that Child Protective Services (CPS) faces with a majority of their caseloads, which is drugs. In one particular case stuck with me. This family had both parents, mom and dad, two brothers, ages 16 and 14, and a sister age 12. Both the mother and father had been abusing drugs for some time now. With the drug abuse present, and not trying to conceal their exposer, the mother and father were also very aggressive as well. For the mother it was a combination of drug abuse and she…

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