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Recreational Drug Use

Rader 1 Recreational drug usage consists of abusing psychoactive drugs for reason other then medical, work, or spiritual cause. These drugs can range from simple coffee down to heroin. These drugs are not healthy for the body, and have caused many deaths. HIV can be caused by non injected drugs. A United States poll, testifies that nearly two hundred million people use drugs at least once a year. This is truly what is wrong with our soceity today. No one can truly state each cause of drug use, because...

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Marijuana: Recreational Drug Use and Cannabis

"The Truth About Cannabis" Is marijuana as bad as society makes it out to be? Since the 1930's marijuana has been illegal in the United States. That being said it's somehow America's number one cash crop. Users of the drug aren't the only ones who support cannabis; many of us who do not indulge are pro-legalization because we see that prohibition does more harm than good. The legalization of marijuana would help get the economy going again. Despite great efforts by the federal government against...

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Recreational drugs and their neurological consequences.

 Recreational drugs and their neurological consequences. Stimulants Recreational drug use is the use of a drug with the intention of creating or enhancing recreational experience. Drugs commonly considered capable of recreational use include alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, and drugs that offer psychological and physical effects mostly in the form of euphoria. Recreational drug use is very common in America and while they are used for their pleasure purpose the...

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Legalizing Recreational Drugs

A recreational drug is categorized as any substance with pharmacologic effects that is either taken voluntarily for personal pleasure, or for satisfaction rather than for medicinal purposes such as cocaine, marijuana, or ecstasy. These types of drugs are easily found and are used by more than 22 million Americans ages 12 and older; nearly nine percent of the U.S. population. If these types of drugs were to be made legal, a positive change in the economy would be the ultimate outcome. In 1961...

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Why Society Use Drugs

the action of certain chemical substances. Psychoactive drugs, some powerfully so, activate pleasure centers of the brain, thereby potenti- ating continuing drug-taking behavior. People take drugs to experience the effects that come with their mind-active properties. The neurological/pharmacological factor addresses how and why drug-taking behavior got started, but it does not address the most sociologically relevant issues: differences in drug-taking behavior between and among societies, social categories...

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Marijuana for Recreational Use

“Marijuana for Recreational Use” By Joyce Cameron, Southern New Hampshire University 2012 Abstract What is a Weed? A plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered. – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Weed the People: From Founding Fiber to Forbidden Fruit. It is the author’s intent to explain why marijuana should be legalized and no longer considered deviant behavior. This paper will show that the United States of America is moving, ever so slowly, in this direction. First with allowing the use of medical...

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Recreational Drugs Should Not Be Legalized

Recreational drugs should not be legalized: Introduction: A drug in a broad sense of the term is any substance that, when absorbed into the body of living organism, alters the body’s normal bodily function (Gottfried, 2000:10). It seems that the cry for drugs to be legalized is being heard everywhere, from liberals as well as conservatives, youth and adult alike. Some people argue that it is an individual’s choice and right to choose to use drugs or not as long as they do not harm anyone else...

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Should Recreational Drugs Be Legalized in the U.S.?

Should Recreational Drugs Be Legalized In The U.S.? Team C SLS-1105 Strategy for Success March 6, 2010 By definition, Recreational drug is any substance with pharmacologic effects that is taken voluntarily for personal pleasure or satisfaction rather than for medicinal purposes. The term is generally applied to alcohol, barbiturates, amphetamines, THC, PCP, cocaine, and heroin but also includes caffeine in coffee and cola beverages. Most substance abuse through any agent has significant psychotropic...

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drug use to drug abuse

Drug Use to Drug Abuse Drug use becomes drug abuse in my opinion when it starts to effect any of the seven dimensions of wellness. The seven dimensions of wellness are emotional, intellectual, social, occupational, spiritual, environmental, and physical. Drugs effect emotional wellness by increasing your stress level creating the fight or flight response in the brain to react more. This can happen while you are under the influence of a drug and your stress level elevates due to worrying...

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Use Of Drugs

Nowadays the use of drugs is very common in our life. There is no precise definition for drug, as the meaning of it follows according to how the users intend to use it. Some may called it medicine but some may called it death, but the main purpose of drugs is actually to reduce pain or kill some cancer cells in our body. Unfortunately, many people especially those uneducated teenagers tend to misuse drugs. They have no idea how it can both harm them physically and mentally. I would say that the...

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