Drugs these days have been increasing and have been used as a negative factor. The main dangerous drugs I will be talking about is crack and cocaine. They may appear similar when glancing at it, but there is many differences between the two drugs that people should be more aware about when it comes down to their function and its effect within the body.
Crack and Cocaine have basically the same side effect within the human body. Even through crack is heat resistant and cocaine is destroyed by heat they both cause hypertension. It also causes physiological and psychological damage. For example, aggressive behavior, hallucination, psychosis, paranoia and if overdose it can cause cardiac collapse or convulsion. Also it can increase heart rate, …show more content…
Also cocaine was used as a medicine to treat sinus illnesses, for eye, nose and also throat surgery. It was also administered to slaves to work longer and a cure for morphine addiction. Cocaine was really popular in the 1970s among the upper class, celebrities and fans. But there were consequence that cause people to loss there jobs, saving accounts, family trust, health risk and overdosing. Crack existed in the early 1980s in a inner city among the lower class. Packed in small pieces called rocks for 5 dollar each. People found themselves smoking hundreds of dollar within these product and resorting to crime fund because of their habits
The effect cocaine and crack have within the society is that addiction lead to not being productive, increase crime, costs for treatment and law enforcement, decrease productivity in workplace, more homeless. They alot that plays using these dangerous drugs.
In conclusion, although there are similarities and differences. Both of them having basically the same side effects, physiological problems also that the drug can be addicting. It also differs from pure cocaine and have a different method into the body. Therefore it 's important for us to know the dangerous factor, it play especially when it comes down to people using these drugs since drugs these days are one of the main problems within the society we live in
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Drug dealing provided the necessary income for them to be able to survive. Thus, these types of experiences would future alienate them from mainstream society and drive them into the underground economy of crack, the only place where they can go to make money, and regain a certain sense of dignity and
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.
But in the 1980’s and 1990s Crack cocaine which is the smoke able version of cocaine had an epidemic. But particularly in Black and Hispanic communities. Which is why in most of Chappelle's drug skits he Chappelle plays the stereotypical African American crack head. But in the 80’s and a little left over in the 90’s crack cocaine had taken over inner cities and more impoverished areas. At the time the police had cracked down on crack and hit the inner cities with drug raids and constant searches in this time.
Mandatory sentencing began in October 27 1986 Reagan signed a law Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. Frontline writes that the law allocated funds to new prisons, drug education, and treatment. But its main result was to create mandatory minimum sentences. The harsh sentences on crack cocaine use disproportionately affect African-Americans April 22, 2014.
people had no ways to support themselves. when crack was brought
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.
Methamphetamine and cocaine are both in the same category of drugs known as stimulants. Meth is completely man-made and is manufactured using common household and industrial ingredients such as over-the-counter cold/allergy medicines, drain cleaner, battery acid, gun cleaner, gasoline additives, muriatic acid, ammonia, lye, acetone and litter. Cocaine on the other hand is naturally occurring and is harvested from the leaves of the cocoa plant. While they are two entirely different drugs, both meth and cocaine have risks associated with their use, and have very high rates of dependence, abuse, and addiction. However, there are very distinct differences between cocaine and meth, in terms of how these drugs affect the individual both physically and psychologically.
Contemporary society is a variety of all things good and bad that one might misinterpret as perfect if glanced upon with a pair of rose colored glasses. While new inventions and scientific breakthroughs, have lead to daily life and communication becoming easier to handle and manage, as a society humanity often times fails to see the adverse effects of these technological pursuits on itself. In the dystopian novel, Brave New World, the author Aldous Huxley focuses a great deal on the idea of technology and control. He does so by grossly exaggerating many of the common technological advances of today and making them seem unrealistic and unbelievable, while in actuality are closer to the truth then far from it. Aldous Huxley showing the reader
When understanding the drug problems we face today, we have to look at the history of how drugs became popular and what they do. Some historians would say this country was founded by tobacco, the first big cash crop the colonies produced. It was first used for chewing, pipe smoking and snuff. Cigarettes popularity started after World War II but eventually declined after showing the correlations between smoking and cancer. (A Brief History of Tobacco) Marijuana was also a cash crop starting in Jamestown but instead of using it for smoking it was used for making rope, clothing and sails.
Restrictions and the Prohibition became a thing and many people in the late 19th and early 20th century were questioning the objections to non-medical usage and it soon became a hot debate. Drugs were used for everyday use within industrial workers and laborers. Drugs today are either known as Licit or Illicit ones because we know which ones are actually okay to use in everyday life and then the ones that hurt people. Caffeine is used today worldwide, and it is legal, but only some of the drugs are this way. We still have the illicit drugs that will always be that way such as cocaine and meth.
Keeping Marijuana Illegal. Marijuana is a drug that is used by approximately 38% in America. Recently, there has been a movement to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use. Some states and communities have already passed laws to legalize marijuana and many more have plans to bring legalization to a vote in the near future.
Drugs are substances that trigger temporary changes in the body which may result in such a pleasurable and relaxing effect. Some of the types can slow down the nervous system’s action, while other types can have the exact opposite effect; spurring the nervous system into rapid action. Drugs are connected to cravings or addiction since a person’s body starts yearning for drugs after he or she has taken it for a while. Drugs affect consciousness significantly! They may cause people to hear or see things that aren’t real (hallucinations), experiencing mood swings, or may even distort people’s perceptions.
People who abuse any of these drugs have a higher probability to the exposure of HIV, viral hepatitis and other infectious agents through contact with infected blood or body fluids 7 that results from sharing contaminated syringes or engaging in unprotected sexual contact with an infected person. Apart from that, drug abuse makes the liver works harder in order to break down the poison that ingested or absorbed into the bloodstreams and filter toxins so that the body can absorb the healthy nutrients that remain. This possibly can cause significant damage to the liver as well as liver