PROJECT 4: METHADONE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS Dolophinel, also known as methadone hydrochloride, or methadone for short, was synthesized by German scientists in the 1930’s during World War II. Methadone was originally used as a painkiller because of a shortage of morphine. In 1947, methadone was introduced to the United States. Methadone maintenance essentially began with an experiment in 1963.
Introduction Written and published in 2008 by Paul Gootenberg, History professor and Latin American studies at University of New York at Stony Brook, “Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global drug” retraces the pivotal stages of the illicit cocaine trafficking, starting from the boundless coca fields in Latin America to the chemistry laboratories in Europe up until the streets of U.S. cities. The aim of this book review is to provide the reader with a short but detailed insight of what is the main content of the book, by paying particular attention to its structure, objectivity and style. Scope & Organisation Adopting a meticulous chronological approach, Gootenberg describes the infamous and complex untold history of cocaine, analysing and
As the number of meth users grew in Montana, Thomas and Stacey Siebel decided action need to be taken. As a result the, Montana Meth Project was birthed. The Montana Meth Project intended to show the public the horrors of meth use. This project used scare tactics, in the hope of steering young adults away from the substance. According to the Montana Meth Project’s official website, they were able to decrease meth use in Arizona by 65 percent, in Montana by 63 percent and Idaho by 56 percent (Montana Meth Project).
The chemical makeup of Cocaine is (C17H21NO4). Cocaine is an addictive stimulant that affects key pleasure centers within the brain and causes heightened euphoria. The hydrochloride salt, which is a powdered form of cocaine, can be dissolved in water and injected or snorted. It is derived from the coca plant and is primarily found in Peru, Bolivia, and Columbia. Crack cocaine is the crystal form of cocaine.
Ann Pancakes novel Strange as This Weather Has Been focuses on a hopelessness found with Appalachian strip mining. The quotes that seemed to convey her argument were spoken by both Lace and Bant. Both of these characters had a very deep connection to the land and felt strongly about its destruction. The first quote is from when Lace goes to Trout with Charlie; she explained “a big paintless boarded-up store still plastered with faded ads going clear back to the ‘50s. The collapsing houses, some help standing only by kudzu vines, and the concrete steps leading to concrete foundations with nothing on top” (306-7).
In the 1980’s the introduction of Crack Cocaine which was much more addictive to the users and more profitable for the drug dealers than Powder Cocaine. The prompted the administration to create Reagans War on Drugs which was supposed to make a major difference in the use of illegal drugs. By giving a much stiffer penalty to drug dealers for possession an even a moderate amount of illegal drugs. The fear of jail time was going be a deterrent to reduce the sale and illegal drug use. A minimum five year jail sentence would be handed out to someone caught with 500 grams of powder cocaine or with five grams of crack cocaine.
Life on the Pages In Ellen Hopkins’ stories, she relates to many different kinds of mental illnesses and different kinds of drug abuse. In her book Impulse, there are three main characters. They all are struggling with suicide due to parental or relationship issues.
Blumer believes people have different viewpoints on drugs because individuals assign dissimilar meanings to certain objects. For instance, an individual might love how drugs make their body feel. They give meaning to the drug and associate the drug with happiness. They give the drug language like “rocks” or “good kush.” They even have their own interpretation of it, which is blissful or pleasurable.
I sit in my jail cell, sometimes staring at the big gaping crack stretching across the entire ceiling. The walls are damp and moss ubiquitously spread. A strange aroma seems to permeate the air around me. A much peculiar aroma; heavy, yet to which I find myself strangely accustomed. It is the smell of my own rotting flesh.
Illegal drugs and the effects of drug dealing, drug use and drug addiction on families/communities. Drugs are substances that can be inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed or dissolved under the tongue. Drugs can cause a temporary physiological change in the body and can often lead to drug addiction. Four common illegal drugs are 1. Cannabis (common names are: Weed, hash, skunk, marijuana) 2.