Whether it is the hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin, or the prescription drugs such as Xanax and benzodiazepine. Teenagers are becoming obsessed with drugs and its use as it makes them popular which needs to change. Students need to know that there are more important things and that drugs affect them negatively and often lead to crimes. They can also ruin many futures as if caught they are sentenced to jail time. Lastly, gateway drugs are the most dangerous as they seem the least harmful.
For instance, much like students cheating on their tests or having someone else do their work, athletes who break their character and accountability by doing this are only hurting themselves. Although not all athletes do drugs, those who do have bodies that tend to perform at high levels due to the strong effects from the drug. Most athletes are hard workers, but there are a few so-called athletes who use performance enhancing drugs to improve their game which is illegal. Performance-Enhancing-Drugs (PED) takes advantage of the athletes and their bodies causing more muscles to increase in size and the bloods oxygen capacity. With the intake of drugs commonly happening more within athletes the performance-enhancing drugs are being outlawed by groups of organizations to help prevent the drug use within athletes.
According to a report published by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in 1994, most of these illicit drugs are being produced in the third world countries and then are being traded to the more affluent and developed nations. Therefore, drug trafficking provides a way to earn easy money for the section of population belonging to the lowest stratum of the socio economic strata. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland believes that the root cause of amplification of drug trafficking (especially in the U.K) is mental health problems of the young adults. Some of them use drugs as they cannot handle reality, it acts as a flimsy veil to dissapear into, as a mirage that sets one falling into blank spaces, thereby helping them escape their problems.
This lifestyle could be especially affiliated with high class individuals. After Dr. Jekyll found a potion to split his personality, he had gained an addiction to it. In an article studying the psychology of addiction in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the author states that an addict “will always so mistakenly suppose that he can regulate the use and effects of his intoxicant” (Wright 255). Dr. Jekyll is going through denial as he tries to convince Utterson that he is capable of controlling himself. He tells Utterson that he is able to get rid of Mr. Hyde if he desired to.
In Requiem for a Dream, drug addiction is portrayed very accurately. Many sources romanticize the use of drugs and this film did not. it depicts the harsh realities about drug addiction as well as the way drugs destroy lives and relationships. It accurately portrays the symptoms and signs as well as the progressive course of substance abuse and the disorder, even though it does not provide a direct answer as to how, why, and when Harry and his peers were introduced to substances in the first place. The movie picks up when the main character, Harry, is already heavily abusing a number of drugs.
Do they take it because of the high or the rush, or do they feel some type of power and invincible and unstoppable when they take it, or do they take it to better help their self esteem, or do they take this drug to increase their sexual endurance? Were meth users influenced by family members or friends or social media to take this drug? I feel as if the producers should have interviewed ex addicts and current addicts asking them questions such as the ones I had so that the viewers can better understand to why people started taking this drug in the first
People define the American Dream on the base of their necessity and wisdom. Thomson and his attorney made the journey of Vegas to find their American Dream. Furthermore, during the journey, they felt how American counter culture distracted common people’s American Dream. Thomson describes that the excessive use of drugs and alcohol, which made easily distract to immigrant from their real goal of American Dream. He spent all his money behind hotel, transportation, drugs, restaurant, and on the bar which are normally the symbol of excessive life style while it was completely opposite of the normal people’s American Dream.
Taking pills and injecting testosterone are popular ways that athletes use PEDs. The whole reason that athletes choose to take these drugs is because of the unfair advantages they gain. Athletes take these drugs knowing it will increase their athletic ability and decrease their rest time. Anyone that knowingly takes a drug that will increase their ability is not playing their sport the acceptable way, and obviously this glorified cheating should not be allowed. Evan Argintar, an orthopedic surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, had this to say about performance enhancing drugs.
As a result of my study on gangs, I have discovered that the reasons people join gangs are because they have an addiction to drugs, have uncontrollable emotions, face experiences with failure and have unhealthy relationships. I agree with these causes of why people join gangs and also believe those causes can be prevented. By making good decisions, I believe people would not join a gang. Other people might say that becoming involved with gangs cannot be controlled due to family and ethnic cultures endorsing it, but this is unreasonable because of all the preventions to the causes.
Murray (2004) asserts that doping devalues the whole notion of ‘fair play’, tilting the playing field in favor of athletes with higher quality of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), hence considered as cheating. With legalization of doping, sport will merely showcase the marvels of modern pharmaceutical realm instead of fundamental human virtues and abilities (Savulescu 2014). Based on British Journal of Sports Medicine, illegal performance enhancing drugs such as steroid can harness muscular strength by 5 to 20% (Savulescu, Foddy & Clayton 2004) and in professional sport when victory can be decided by fractions of inches or seconds, these tiny advantage can place athletes competing clean, at threat of being defeated by competitors who are not stronger but dope for the insurmountable boost (Murray 2004). This undermines the value of authentic victory in sport and innate talents, for PEDs disguise natural capacity, a violation of sport
On the streets, the pricing of the Flakka drug is on par with crack. Users take it to create a state of euphoria with an energy boost. For all intents and purposes, it acts as a typical stimulant. Unfortunately, there are some rather scary side effects. The Side Effects
In the United States, 22 million people suffer from a substance abuse disorder (Comer 294-295). This disorder is categorized by two primary factors in the DSM5: distress caused by changing lifestyle due to drug and symptoms such as, but not limited to, having a craving for the drug, unsuccessful quoting of drug, needing to take more of the drug to get high, withdrawal symptoms, and spending less time with friends or less time participating in activities they were once involved in. Two factors are key in substance abuse disorder- withdrawal and tolerance. Tolerance is when the user does not get high from the amount of drugs they have been using, so they must take more and more to reach their high. In addition, withdrawal is when a person stops
Racial Profiling” as it’s known today was started in 1980’s under President Ronald Reagans’ “War on Drugs” (a war Reagan declared while drug use and crimes were both on the decline (4). Regan’s “War on Drugs” was a partisan show of force that he, Bush Senior and Junior and subsequent Presidents used to try and convenience people they were concerned with public safety and American citizens who had fallen victim to crimes committed by drug users and drug dealers. (Even, while it was widely reported Ronald Reagans’ son, Ronnie junior and former President George Bush Senior’s son, former President George Bush Junior were both smoking weed and snorting cocaine (4). While the “War on Drugs” was based on political motives, (that is not the full story) as the “war on drugs” in hindsight proved itself to be a social containment strategy and ultimately a “war” on black and brown surplus people ().
Crutches are a social aid to needy people. Although things such as drugs, smoking, and drinking help at the moment they do not help what ever you are using for. But Why do we need them? How does it work? Crutches are what people seek during bad times to ease the pain.