In 2010, the US Congress passed the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA) which reduced the sentencing difference between offenses for crack and powder cocaine. Many people in law enforcement believed that there is more violence associated with a crack cocaine crime, rather than a powder cocaine offense. Due to the increasing amount of reports and cases of aggressive offenses, Urban Leaders in America allowed the sentences of the crime to be extended because of the violence in a drug trafficking offense. In the article, “Data Show Racial Disparity in Crack Sentencing” by Danielle Kurtzleben, states that, “The figures for the 6,020 powder cocaine cases are far less skewed: 17 percent of these offenders were white, 28 percent were black, and 53 percent were
In most cases in life this tolerance is a good thing, but when it comes to using drugs in order to get high it can be very deadly. As the human body becomes more tolerant, it becomes tougher to get high so the user must use more of the drug to obtain the same high. This is the key reason crack cocaine is more dangerous than powder cocaine. This severe addiction added with the increasing use of the drug makes this one of the deadliest
Alcohol affects reaction time, reasoning, judgement, coordination, self-control and impulse, resulting in decreased ability to resolve conflicts and increasing overall likelihood of violence occurrence(5.5). Consequently leading to brawls, fighting, unethical or aggressive behaviour and outbursts. Statistics present that 1,600 of the 5000 adolescent deaths (under 21) resulting from binge drinking are homicides(6). Binge drinking is heavily associated with violence, linked with the adolescent’s individual temperament, inexperience, intake and unique drug effects. Economical and physical impacts can be deduced when approximately 10,000 adolescent admissions (aged 15-20) experienced forms of physical injury resulting from alcohol in 2008.
It leads to substance abuse for small fixes-speed instead of adderall for severe ADHD- these harm not only the person who is taking them but also the people around them. Researchers have found that Native Americans experience almost 2 times more psychological stress than any other demographic. It’s not hard to see why as Native Americans abuse substances like alcohol
The resources they used where surpluses and they used them to make alcohol to celebrate events and death. The alcohols have been created for more things than drinking by the 600’s. The Romans used it as a lethal corrosive acid to burn enemies, but also to help disinfect major open wounds. Many people believed modern people only use alcohol to drink and abuse it, most don't understand a lot of alcohol is helpful either by consumption, medically, and mechanically. The use age of eighty two percent of the alcohol is helpful to humans by very little consumptions.
Perez adds that since 1991 to 1998 crime actually decreased in California by 36%, but the media coverage rose 400% to depict the communities as lawless and dangerous. Many laws and propositions have passed that encourage minority young to be imprisoned as adults for crimes that were committed as minors. Aside from the laws, the movie did not do a good job at illustrating relations with the police. Police are seen as aggressive enemies in these communities. They make life a lot harder than it needs to be.
From statistics like that it can be concluded that restricting gun control will make crimes more common. A few states have decided that gun control needs to be tightened and they found something surprising. Washington D.C. banned handguns and the murder rate rose seventy three percent other states that have done this saw similar results (Gun Control-Just Facts). People argue that by limiting access to weapons and taking away the right to own firearms crime will go down. In places where that has been done it has not worked and most criminals state that they stole or had a family member supply them with their firearm (Gun Control-Procon.org).
It is the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs (World Health Organization). Normally, one would think this issue doesn’t matter since each and every person has his or her own guilty pleasure. However, estimates of total overall costs of substance abuse exceed $600 billion annually, including productivity and health/crime related costs (National Institute on Drug Abuse). As said earlier, substances include alcohol and illicit drugs. Alcohol abuse is very serious, causing of 3.3 million deaths each year.
Self-Destructive Behaviour Substance Abuse Substance Abuse is the excessive use of a drug such as alcohol or narcotics. When abusing a substance there is an inability to decrease your intake of the drug. This can become a daily intake of the substance. Teens in South Africa sometimes use harmful methods to intake their required drug. There many causes of substance abuse amongst teens in SA but the main ones are Depression and peer pressure.
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. These opposers do have some ground to stand on. The price of harder illegal narcotics such as heroin and cocaine have dropped since the beginning of the war on drugs. Also the number of high school seniors reported
A national assessment of 29 drug courts found that some these tribunals altogether diminish drug backslide and criminal conduct, both elements that improve the probability of imprisonment (Rossman, 2011). Research demonstrates that drug court members were necessarily more improbable than the examination gatherings to report utilizing illegal drugs (56% versus 76%) and had fundamentally less useful biomarker tests for drug use (29% versus 46%) at 18-month preliminary. Drug court members were likewise altogether more averse to report perpetrating violations (40% versus 53%). A meta-analysis of 18 essentially semi-exploratory investigations of psychological well-being court 's demonstrated that emotional wellness court members additionally would be wise to criminal equity results than comparative correlation bunches (Journal of Criminal Justice, 2011). Be that as it may, emotional well-being courts have for the most part not been compelling at enhancing psychological wellness results—and poor mental well-being results may add to inevitable detainment (Law and Human Behavior, 2011).
This would also impair their organization and planning capabilities and may even lead to depression and suicide. The MLDA should not be lowered due to the responsibility required to an individual and others. Lowering the MLDA would lead to more use of illicit drugs among the persons between 18 and 21 years old. It follows that the younger a person starts to engage in alcohol, the higher the chances of using other illicit drugs. Moreover, when the drinking age was 18 years, the cases of fatal crashes caused by underage drunk drivers were twice as many as
People who abuse the drug crush the tablet and swallow or snort it, or dilute it in water and inject it. This destroys the time-release mechanism so that the user gets the full effects of the narcotic. Users compare the high to the euphoria of heroin (OxyContin: Pain Relief vs. Abuse, n.d.). Thus, the street value is high on these type of drugs because of the high it makes people feel.
Reality of Anti-Depressant Use It may startle you to know that of every mental disorder in the United States of America, anxiety disorders are the most common (“Anxiety”). “Anxiety is often a health response to uncertainty and danger, but constant worry and nervousness can be a sign of another trouble, internal rather than external” (“Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Toxic Worry” 1). There are many adolescents who struggle with mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression and take anti-depressants to help them cope, but the safety of such drugs on developing bodies is debatable. Anxiety is a horrible fear of something you could never put into words or describe (“Anxiety”). For many people with anxiety, the fear of not knowing when and where
I also believe, that a mix of the way California and Tucson handle underage drinking seems to be more successful tactics than others states mentioned. In this article, there was a lot of talk about deaths that occurred while under the influence. I believe this was a good way to write this article to really try to convince people that drinking is very dangerous for teenagers. If this article did not have so many