In the 20s, the American government tried to enforce a ban on alcohol, but in the process, caused “the greatest crime wave in the country 's history, causing thousands of deaths from bad alcohol, and creating a general (and persisting) contempt among the citizenry for the laws of the United States.” Gore also uses logos when he writes that in 1969 the government slightly “curtailed” the supply of marijuana, and this led to kids getting hooked on more dangerous drugs like heroin, and overall increasing the number of deaths. He suggests that the government, and the crime organizations, benefits from making drugs illegal. That way, both sides are able to flip a profit. This also appeals to the audience’s opinion— many Americans distrust the government and have negative opinions about it. Overall, Gore Vidal’s argument of legalizing drugs is very compelling.
I am intrigued by your essay “The C Word in the Hallways.” Mental illness, especially in teens, is an important topic to discuss; even now, 15 years after your essay was published. This country has grieved more than its fair share of mass homicide-suicides that have been blamed on mental illness. My own high school has seen one suicide and two more attempted suicides just this year. I agree with your claim that we write mental illness off as unimportant, and what stood out to me most about your argument is how your word choice and the tone of your essay effectively demonstrates how adults dismiss mental illness in teens as a phase of bad behavior. You used examples of two seventeen year old boys: Kip Kinkel and Sam Manzie.
Alcohol is very predominate throughout the novel. The latest studies on this issue indicates that according to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Approximately 5.4 million people ages 12–20 engaged in drinking The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism states that more than 1.3 million teenagers have a drinking problem. The National Institute reports that the reason for underage teenage drinking is they believe in a mixture of rebellion towards their parents and a sign of maturity. Another reason for teenage drinking is it represents a daring gesture. Scientists
An over view of genetic analysis of the HIV virus gives us some support for the "Patient Zero" theory. Dugas is now believed to be part of a mix of homosexual men who traveled a lot, were extremely sexually active, and died of AIDS. However, a number of people have said that Patient Zero of Dugas as being responsible for bringing HIV to cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. People In the patient zero studies, said the average length of time between sexual contact and the onset of symptoms was 10.5 months. During this time of the study nobody knew that the average length of time between initial infection and AIDS is ten years", said journalist Jane Kelly.
“There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and left undone that day.” (Green, 214). Rather than looking at the profane things and banning the novel, the reader can look at the lessons and learn from this. Suicide and substance abuse are very widespread topics. Each day in the United States, there is an average of 5,400 suicide attempts among teenagers (True Facts). Also, more than 23 million people in the U.S. suffer from substance addiction (Youth Suicide).
Only 0.6 percent of the recruits tested positive for gonorrhea, but 40 percent of them reported symptoms. Nearly two-thirds of all people with chlamydia or gonorrhea- the top two reported sexually transmitted diseases- go untreated because they have no symptoms, suggests a study out Wednesday. This article examines the findings of the study and warns that “left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can facilitate the spread of HIV and cause pelvic inflammatory disease in women and infertility in both sexes. Most of the new gonorrhea and syphilis cases were among gay men, although rates are climbing for women. There were more cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported in the United States last year than ever before, according to new federal
The country mostly used its own resources to fight for this deadly disease, and helped in increasing the life expectancy by five years. On average the country spends about $1 billion per year for the HIV/AIDS program. It also faces the a great level of the homosexual violence and social stigma with conflicting style. The HIV positive woman to men ratio is higher. According to Jackson (2012)), the divergent group of AIDS experts affects eh policy.
This type of irresponsible, binge drinking party can cause a lot of deaths in underage drinkers. If they were exposed to drinking earlier in life, where a parent could teach the child to not drink until you can’t walk, it would greatly reduce the amount of deaths and accidents caused by over drinking. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, two-hundred thousand people underage people visit the emergency room a year due to serious injuries from binge drinking. Of those two-hundred thousand people, over four thousand of them have died from over drinking. In 1984 Ronald Reagan signed the
Organophosphorus insecticides are important agents of self-poisoning in developing and developed countries alike. Rampant misuse of organophospharus insecticides has been found in our country. It is in this background that a study was undertaken in Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan, on 150 adult patients who have been admitted in the Medicine wards after consuming organophosphorus insecticides or accidental exposure to organophosphorous poison. 64 patients were male and 86 patients were female. Majority of the patients (63 patients) were in the age group of 21-30 years, and the least (10 patients) were above 40 years.
Popular artists who produce certain types of music have been known to get sucked into to the dangers of using drugs, and it is reflected in their music. Snoop Dogg released a song titled “Smoke Weed Everyday,” in which he says “Hey hey hey. Smoke weed everyday.” Teens are known to give in to peer pressure as well as try to be cool, and when artists they admire start promoting drugs, how do you think it affects them? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “About 570,000 people die annually in the U.S. due to drug use.” That is 570,000 people in America alone. Music on the radio can’t inspire children, teens, or anybody to essentially throw away their life and kill