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The biggest impact it had was the direct impact it had on the susceptible, poor and generally excluded groups, including ethnic minorities and women. Not only has the war on drug proven ineffective it has created overwhelming the courts, overcrowding the prisons, intensifying health problems, and targeting poor and minimalist users. According to Penal Reform International (PIR) 2013, “In the USA, for example, approximately 40 per cent of all drug arrests in 2005 were for simple possession of marijuana, and in the 1990s marijuana possession arrests accounted for 79 per cent of the growth in drug arrests. The majority of small-scale drug offenders have no history of violence or high-level drug selling activity.
Data from The Sentencing Project shows that “African Americans use drugs at a 9.7% rate. This is considerably higher compared to 8.1% for whites and 7.6% for Hispanics” (King., Mauer, p.18, 2007). This is one of the reasons why African Americans are a primary target when it comes to drug policies and sentencing laws. This makes this group more inclined to be arrested compared to other races. Especially because, “African Americans make up 14% of the nation’s monthly drug users, they also represent 37% of individuals arrested for a drug offense, and 56% represent individuals in state prison for a drug conviction” (King., Mauer, p.20, 2007).
Ukraine experienced many of the social and economic disturbance that have a significant impact on population health (Busza et al., 2011). According to the movie, the price of heroin is very cheap (cost only one Ruble) and to avoid reality they tend to be drug users (Bilheimer, 2003). Lastly, globally, homeless and street-based adolescents are particularly vulnerable and experience multiple adverse health outcomes, high probabilities of HIV risk (Busza et al., 2011). As A Closer Walk Reveals; 70% of people who are infected with AIDS are drug users in China and Russia (Bilheimer,
doi:10.4172/2155-6105.S6-004 The article explains the prevalent of the addiction among adolescents and young people, and adults. Thus, it outlines possible treatment methods for the AID. Romano, M., Osborne, L. A. Truzoli, R., & Reed, R. (2012). Differential Psychological Impact of Internet Exposure on Internet Addicts.
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There are 1.4 million methamphetamine users in America and the number is rising. Meth is becoming a national epidemic. Meth production contains a number of very toxic chemicals that can remain in the environment. Methamphetamine is one of the most addicting drugs, it is similar to cocaine.
Binge drinking can have a serious impact on Teenage society Analyse the risks associated with alcohol use in teenagers Teenage binge drinking is defined as the deliberate consumption of dangerous amounts of alcohol in short periods of time. Alcohol in Australia is legal, easily obtained, perceived as a socially acceptable drug and ingested during many recreational occasions; influencing the high rates of abuse and misuse amongst adolescents. Other influences include peer pressure, experimental behaviour, rebellion and achieving the desired effects of the depressant drugs (loss of inhibitions and sense of wellbeing). Binge drinking ultimately leads to mental illness, unsafe sexual activity and violence.
Prescription drug use has been on the rise over the past several decades. Many young adults experiment with prescription drugs, often believing that this is a safer alternative to other illicit drugs. This assumption is false. Prescription drug use can rapidly develop into emotional and physical dependence as well as addiction. Second to marijuana prescription drugs are now the most common illicit drug used by young adults to get high.
The U.S. leads all nations in opioid usage. Another 8 million use cocaine in the U.S. this number is 3rd overall across all nations. These statistics have lead me and many others to believe the war on drugs is anything besides a success. Opposing views claim, that the war on drugs has been rather successful.
In comparison, 38.6% of male and 21.9% of female Caucasian youth abused alcohol. Marijuana use among Aboriginal youth was also higher. In the same study, 47.5% of male and 48.5% of female Aboriginal youth were found to use marijuana in comparison with 29.1% of male and 24.2% of female Caucasian youth. Youth were considered to have abused alcohol if they answered yes to the question: "Have you ever been drunk?". In 2013, 3.5 percent of 8th graders, 12.8 percent of 10th graders, and 26 percent of 12th graders reported getting drunk in the past month, continuing a downward trend from previous years.
Should the U.S. Legal Drinking Age be lowered from 21 to 18 Years of Age? Alcohol is considered the drug of choice for many American youth. Statistics provide that there are more than 10.1 million underage drinkers in the U.S. with 85 percent of college students and 72 percent of 12 graders having tried alcohol. As a result, underage drinking contributes to death from injuries, increases the risk of sexual and physical assault, as well as playing a role in risky sexual behavior. However, there have been increasing debates over whether the minimum legal drinking age should be reduced from 21 years to 18 years.
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