The Walsh Murder: Compassion not punishment is the answer
The recent tragic murder of Phil Walsh by his 26-year-old son Cy has brought home to many Australian’s the social cost of the ICE epidemic. While it has not been definitively proven that drugs were involved in this case, the connection between random family violence and addiction has been whispered about in many media platforms.
The raised eyebrows and head shaking of those in the discussion reveal the incredulity of such a thing being part of the Walsh family dynamic. Undercutting this shock is the shame and silent suffering of those with a drug addict in the family. The addict is to be found across all classes and across all cultural backgrounds.
Australia’s drug problem is only worsening, as more people than ever are being arrested for drug related offences. Between 2012 and 2013, more than 100,000 Australians were arrested with drug charges. Most of these charges are reported to be accompanied by violence. This chain reaction of drug abuse and violence cannot end without the appropriate support that the government is failing to provide offenders. The Ice Epidemic requires a societal and governmental response, where health experts, educators, police and community leaders all have an important role to play. …show more content…
Mental illness is associated with all drug use, but withdrawals of ice can provide a user with insomnia, confusion, depression, anxiety as well as violent behaviour. Neuroimaging studies show that alterations in the activity of dopamine reproduction, which assists motor speed and verbal learning can be partially reversed if the right steps are taken to treat the addiction. The current plan put in place for those who are prosecuted with drug charges is inadequate to those suffering from heavy addictions and have no access to appropriate
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Within the text The Addict by Katherine Fleming it addresses several serious ideas and issues within Australian society. Fleming has conveyed these ideas through several structural and language conventions in order to convey her own values and beliefs around these issues. In The Addict We hear from the author and testimonials from Heath, A recovering addict and her interviewee. This article has been written for an Australian audience and was published in a state-wide newspaper called “The West Australian” and is distributed both digitally and physically. I find that Fleming uses The Addict as a way to attempt to tackle several major issues facing the average young Australian population.
I believe that the piece “‘The Pills are everywhere’:How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims” is credible, after examining the article. The piece opens up the argument on the issue now surrounding parents struggling with addiction; their children. Their safety is in question, and this article, written by Julie Turkewitz, brings this issue to light. Turkewitz uses facts such as the total deaths of minors by opioid poisoning since 2015, but she also tells the story of Penny Mae Cormani, 1, and her family's response to the death of their daughter. She hears Penny’s grandmother, who gives her direct quotes for the article.
In numerous instances, today’s world values addictions over family. Every day, the news highlights stories where addiction overpowers. For instance, a few weeks ago, Columbus, had a couple who overdosed on heroin with their grandchild in the backseat. Hence why “Under The Influence” by Scott Russell Sanders is extremely relevant. Sanders asserted his experience with his dad, who was an alcoholic.
Baby Recovers from Heroin Addiction It is very hard to believe what happens to people when they let drugs take over their lives. Especially mothers who are pregnant. In Lenny Bernstein’s article, “When Life Begins in Rehab: A baby heals after a mother’s heroin addiction,” he describes a mother’s life after her baby is born addicted to heroin.
TITLE We’ve all witnessed drugs rip apart lives as easy as caramel pull aparts disconnect, and the aftermath can cause emotional pain to many people. Watching the news can be devastating in our area because of the prevalence heroin has. Abby has seen drug abuse first hand, and there is nothing comparable to walking in a house and seeing someone on the floor who overdosed. Having an addict in your family is like getting stabbed for something you didn’t do, it is a pain that recurs for years. James Baldwin’s short story “Sonny’s Blues” expresses how some scars are permanent and wounds hurt when they are reopened whether it be physical or mental pain.
With all of the evidence pointing towards Dean Munsch being the killer, the ladies of Kappa Kappa Tau on Tuesday’s Scream Queens found themselves with but one option: Kill. Dean. Munsch. After their Thanksgiving ended in the most horrific way imaginable — Gigi’s (Nasim Pedrad) head was served on a platter — the Chanels decided to celebrate their favorite holiday, Black Friday. Other than Chanel-O-Ween, this is Chanel #1 's favorite holiday, because Chanel enjoys buying deliberately cheap gifts for her friends as a way to ingratiate them even more while forcing them to deal with the confusion of receiving something so vile.
In 2005, the total costs for alcohol-related crime in Australia was $1.7 billion. The social cost for alcohol-related violence (which excludes costs to the criminal justice system) was $187 million and the costs associated with the loss of life due to alcohol-related crimes amounted to $124 million. What is more important - profit or people? According to the National Drug Strategy Household Survey, approximately 1 in 4 Australians were a victim of alcohol-related abuse.
Drug courts, initially propelled in Florida in 1989, are an arrangement of escalated treatment and supervision. The thought is to treat the instances of peaceful substance-mishandling guilty parties uniquely in contrast to other criminal cases in light of the fact that the dependence is at the base of the criminal action. Accentuation is on recovery instead of discipline. Drug Courts are the best equity intercession for treating drug-dependent individuals the purpose of drug courts is to diminish drug use, lessen wrongdoing, spare cash, and it reestablish lives with sparing more hardship on the kids and reconnecting families together. Drug Courts serve a small amount of the assessed 1.2 million drug dependent individuals presently included in the equity framework.
Heroine can leave people in terrible conditions and even cause death. The drug can destroy not only the life of one person, but it can destroy the lives of many. “Not only are you affecting your own life, but the shrapnel that is produced goes to the people you love the most,” (Gail Morris np). It is assumed that people turn to heroin because it is cheaper than prescription pain killers. In the short story “A Mother Lifts Her Son, Slowly, from Heroin’s Abyss”, written by Katharine Seelye, Gail Morris woke up one morning to find her son, Alex, nearly dead on the sofa.
The continuous use of narcotics results in addiction, and financial struggles due to the costly upkeep. “Financial problems are one of the major side effects of drug and substance abuse” (Buaggett, 2015). Addicts cannot adequately take an active role in the economic activities, as the use of drugs inhibits the abilities of the users to earn a daily living. Due to the instability of finances, this would result in selling personal belongings to continue funding the substance of choice, and depending on the addicts living situation, this could lead to losing their house or being removed from their current housing. While being under the influence, an addicts voice of reason is jeopardized, resulting in criminal activities which raise the chances of being apprehended by the law enforcers, as well as, heavy fines are imposed.
When the strain becomes harder to deal with and the user’s tolerance for marijuana and alcohol increases, the individual may turn to the use of “hard drugs” such as heroin, crack, and methamphetamine to satisfy their habit (Lin, Dembo, 2008, p. 33). Narcotics are widely available and can be found in school, at work, or in the neighborhood at a cheap price per dose but because of its addictiveness the need for money rises (Cox, p. 59). When an addict wants to cop (term used to buy illegal drugs), but doesn’t have the money, they may commit violent crimes (e.g., assault, homicide, burglary) in order to get their
Neither John, Gwen, nor Miguel began taking drugs with the intention of harming others. Nor were they aggressive or abusive in nature. Yet their long-term substance abuse harmed others, including family members, friends, and the communities in which they lived. John’s substance abuse had negative consequences for his family and his community. While John was still in school, he picked up several bad habits that were smoking marijuana, drinking, and later methamphetamine.
Relationships, lies, murder, conviction. These are all aspects that come into play when talking about the January 13th, 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee. Adnan Syed, Hae’s 17-year-old ex-boyfriend was convicted of her murder in 2000. The problem with this is that the only evidence the state had to convict Adnan was the stories told by others, specifically someone named Jay who was with Adnan for some of the day Hae went missing and had possession of Adnan’s car and cell phone. He claims Adnan made him come pick him up after the murder was committed and assist him in burying Hae’s body.
O.J. Simpson was a famous football player and that was accused of killing his ex-wife nicole brown , also her boyfriend Ron Goldman. They were brutally stabbed to death on June 12, 1994 at the resident of Nicole brown condo in Brentwood. Before the bodies were ever recovered Oj had packed his bags and caught a flight to Chicago, later he received a phone call saying that Nicole Brown was murder. The cops wanted to talk to him and later he had lead the cops on a hot pursuit chase and they apprehended him. OJ Simpson should be held accountable for murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Goes the gun held in the hands of the man known as The Executionist who just shot down an innocent by standing civilian on street corner. Executionist has been terrorizing the small, dry, arid city covered in tumble weeds called Odessa, TX all summer long because he does not respect or care for the feelings of others in the city.