An immoral way would be to allow all people who overdose to die, with no chance of using Narcan to resuscitate them, thus causing widespread fear of the use of heroin and opiates. Narcan is a drug that is used to revive someone in the event of an overdose, but timing is critical, if you wait to long to administer the Narcan the person will die. A morally acceptable way would be to lower the amount of drug users. Doctors have taken a number of precautions such as limiting the amount of painkillers a patient can receive and even taking strong drugs off the market. These precautions have done very little to stop the use of opiates.
There are several types of drug testing and these are: • Pre-employment Drug Testing It is the most common type of drug testing wherein it requires a candidate to undergo after a formal “Conditional Offer of Employment”. • Random Drug Testing Random drug testing prevents employee workplace drug abuse. It is considered as the most effective preventive measure to deter employees from involving themselves with drug simply because of the fear of losing their job if they are caught. This does not only increase their productivity, but it also helps them to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Instead of rates going down as society continues to grow and change, drug abuse continues to rise, but the question is, why are these people taking them? This question leads back to what was shown in Brave New World. Within this novel the inhabitants are told and are forced to believe that everyone is happy in this after Ford era, yet they still continue to take drugs. The drugs these people are taking is nothing like Marijuana, cocaine or other various types of drugs, no, their drug of choice is a fictional one called Soma. The Brave New Worlders are all addicts and thrive off of these so called soma holidays, but why?
Associations like MADD speak about how the higher MLDA has made the roads safer, but they refuse to admit that it is not the only reason. Before the raising of the MLDA there was a statistic recorded, “Rate of accident and fatalities in the 1980’s decreased less than that of European countries whose legal drinking ages are lower than 21,”( “Drinking Age”). Previously, before the MLDA was raised, traffic incidents relating to alcohol were very scarce; America was a safe place to drive. One factor often forgotten is that, some people are irresponsible and develop bad habits. Therefore someone will always fail to abide by the rules.
Marijuana is a frequently misunderstood drug. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the United States. Many assume that smoking marijuana can be hazardous, but little do the people know about the benefits it has to offer. Marijuana is a naturally grown plant that has been known to help those sick with cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, mental and physical illnesses, and many more. In the article, “Medical Marijuana: Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection 2015” written by an anonymous author, the author mentions that the legalization of medical marijuana would give patients the free right to ease their pain in the own comfort of their home.
Since crack cocaine was cheaper to purchase and could be sold in small quantities, it was said to be more addicting. Although this theory was found to be false, Congress remained silent about it while the offenders were disproportionately sentenced. What this meant was that 500 grams of powder cocaine carried the same mandatory sentence as 5 grams of crack cocaine which was five years. And although there were White, Latino and African Americans cocaine users, 80 percent of those users sentenced in federal court for crack cocaine offenses were African American (Mauer,
Today drinking isn't something that is uncommon in today's world. People from the ages of sixteen to eighty are drinking every single day. The only problem with drinking is alcoholism, people get addicted and do rash things that hurt them but also hurt their families. Some people use it as a gateway to step away from reality, so use it to ease the pain. I don't know if you are trying to relieve pain or step away from reality but drinking can cause cancer, it not only affects you, mixing smoking and drinking isn't good, and there are other alternatives to drinking.
I mentioned a few reasons on how the use of force has made police officers look bad. It is making officers look bad because recordings from the public only show the beatings and shootings, but do not capture the beginning of the confrontation. It will be bet for officers and the goof being of the community I officers use body-worn cameras because it will capture every second that happens between confrontations. The use of force is granted to the officers if they feel like the suspect is dangerous or is not complying with the officer. It was a right given to them by a case back in 1985, in which a person was killed by deadly force.
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
Having people know how bad drugs can be will also help quite a bit. As you may know schools have set up a D.A.R.E program to teach kids about drugs. This program is great because it teaches kids from a young age not to do drugs. The U.S. government should also employ a program where people who consume illegal drugs would have to mandatory meetings to help them stop doing drugs if they are caught. We also have to prevent drug trafficking in the future as well because it will just come back and the cycle will continue.
Opioids are a prescription medication involving various forms of drugs, it can benefit patients as little as a few minutes, however, it can be extremely dangerous to patients without self-control. Morphine, heroin, oxycodone, and fentanyl are used for many different medical uses until companies started to combine these four ingredients into one small simple pill. The pill reduces chronic pain from a body in a matter of minutes taking a minimum dosage. The company that produces Opioids have discovered that for the most part opioids are healthier and safer than any other medications. Like other medications, opioids can also have its side effects too such as; sedation restlessness, respiratory depression, nausea, vomiting, constipation and much more.
For over a decade, acute and chronic back pain has been treated with opioid analgesics also known as opiates or narcotics (such as Percocet or Oxycontin), and nonopioid analgesic, including NSAID’s (such as Naproxen and Ibuprofen). On average, 182,727,272 opioid analgesic prescriptions are dispensed annually (Dal Pan, 2016). Unfortunately, each of which is accompanied by potentially serious adverse effects.
When instructed to take medicines prescribed by doctors, there is rarely any second thought put in before taking those pills. Knowing the side effects of your medications and knowing proper dosages is something that should be done religiously. Opiate overdoses have become one of the leading causes of death in America, this is largely due to doctors not following policy and prescribing addictive narcotics for inappropriate ailments, which leads to addiction, and can destroy the lives of those around them. Patients should be able to trust doctors and know that they are in safe hands, however it now seems as this is not always the case. Doctors are overprescribing addictive medicines and failing to follow proper policy for prescribing those medicines.
Anyone with an addiction clearly has a problem and needs help. That shouldn’t matter if the drug is legal or not. I think if the person has an addiction, they should have the opportunity to get help. But if the person is unwilling to seek or get help, then they should be punished and put in jail, if that drug is illegal. As far as legal prescribed drugs, I believe it should be more of a doctor’s position to realize that an individual is addicted and they should stop prescribing the drug to them.