His particular approach based on the chronological series of historic events clearly explains the process that transformed cocaine from being a medical commodity to an illicit drug. In “Andean cocaine”, nothing is left to chance, the author is able to clearly explain the causes and the consequences that connect all the events, countries and people in the infamous history of coke. What I found extremely captivating of the book was its relation to several study fields: from medicine to anthropology, or from history to geography, without forgetting to mention branches of politics and sociology, “Andean Cocaine” offers readers from different backgrounds an enriching reading. The book by Gootenberg represents an incredible useful source of knowledge not only for a novice reader who is looking for an introduction to the history of cocaine, but also for a specialist in the field who wants to have a more general overview on how different agents, countries and time periods are all connected to coke’s marketisation process.
Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that is addictive and causes serious damage Central Nervous System.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, two children grow up facing issues of race, poverty, and identity in Mississippi during the 1930s. Their family bonds even as a trial for life continues to create discourse through the town’s normal dynamic. Throughout the novel, there are many opportunities where readers can learn life lessons alongside the characters which in turn allows for lessons then to be expanded on in their own lives after reading. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee uses her characters’ false pretenses to prove that appearances can be inaccurate.
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The crack epidemic in the US was appearent during the Reagan era. The war on drugs began when the CIA decided to bring the drug into the low income communities. This epidemic exploded before anyone really noticed. "Crack was a plague that spread through African American neighborhoods like wildfire" (Bean, 2014). Laws changed so that the powder meant you went to jail for longer even thoough it was a non-violent offense. During this time hip hop began to evolve describing these crimes and how it was affecting them and the communities that they lived in. This is shown in the videos this week "Batterram", "C.I.A.", and "Fuck Tha Police". Planet Rock had a different feel to it. Silverman said that Planet Rock had "more of an impact that any record
The reason why I think cocaine should stay illegal because your body starts to act differently than everyone else’s, your body isn’t able to sleep well any more, you start to lose lots of weight, you’re in danger of having a heart attack, and not only are you suffering but so are the people around you. Parents that care about you also suffer and also your kids that have to stand everyday your aggressive attitude because cocaine makes you that way. People say they will only smoke it just to try out how it feels, but there is where the addiction starts, once you start to use it, whether it was with your friends or because you’re going through allot that you just want a distraction, the addiction of cocaine starts there. It’s best to go out and try and forget the problems you’re going through by joining a sport, going out etc… and be strong to tell your friends “No” when they tell you to try cocaine for the first time, think about yourself first about the risks you’ll be experimenting and think about your family as
Illicit drugs are drugs that have been considered illegal, such as, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana, in some locations (Levinthal, 2016). Legislating drugs began around 1900. In essence, the government let society govern the use and opinions of drugs. Most of society looked down upon the nonmedical use of drugs. Furthermore, several acts were enacted to regulate the use of specific drugs as well as the federal prohibition of alcohol. But in 1933, Prohibition ended, making it legal to consume alcohol again. In the 1970’s, drugs were categorized based on their “potential for abuse” (Levinthal, 2016). Unfortunately, many of the illicit drugs are manufactured outside of the United States. As such, the war on drugs has to be fought on a global
Transition: Now that you have learned about, Cocaine and its detrimental consequences, lets transition into something that will give you the muchines if you guessed Marijuana you are right!
When a person falls in love or gets addicted to drugs, their bodies behave in the same way. The warm and cozy feeling of being in love floods the brain with chemicals and hormones that produce feelings of pleasure, obsession and attachment. In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet did not just fall in love with Romeo. Lovers also feel a rush of exhilaration when thinking about him or her; it is a form of “intoxication.” Both love and addiction engage the same regions of the brain, the “rewards system.”
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people who smoke marijuana are 104 times more likely to smoke cocaine, and other addictive drugs, than people who don’t smoke marijuana. This is potentially very dangerous because these other drugs can have adverse reactions that are many times worse than marijuana. Cocaine, like marijuana is a stimulant, but unlike marijuana is many times stronger. Users will become addicted to cocaine much quicker and much more deeply. Legalizing marijuana will multiply the already large problem with illegal drug use.
To stay away from detection, the cocaine was made in "super labs" somewhere down in the Colombian wilderness. To give you a thought of the amount they were pumping out in a day, it weighed roughly the same as two African elephants. That is 15 tons! What amount of does that make you in a year? Two billion pounds!
Cocaine is an extremely addictive and poisonous drug and is a central nervous system stimulant (Miller-Keane). This stimulant drug is derived from the coca plant, and when used as a
What stimulant drug, speeds up the messages travelling between the brain and the rest of the body? Did you guess cocaine? If so, yes you are right. (http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au/drug-facts/cocaine) According to “The National Institution of Drug abuse” Cocaine is a very addicted drug and it is made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Also cocaine is known as a stimulant drug and it is a schedule II narcotic. Cocaine is also known to be called C, coke, white dust and snow. Cocaine has 2 main forms that it can be used in. The forms that cocaine can be used in are, crack cocaine and cocaine hydrochloride (powder cocaine). Crack cocaine can be known as rock or crack on the streets as well. Erythroxylum coca, which is
Crystal meth, Its real name is Methamphetamine. It has other nicknames for crystal meth is whizz,ice,and ice. Crystal meth is a white crystal drug. It can be sniffed injected and smoked.
Let me begin by addressing the difference between jail and prison. Prison is used for longer than a year, while jail is temporary. In jail you have people being release in an hour, month or waiting to know. You also have people waiting to be prison. Jail is the mind ground between outside world and prison.