It can be assumed that no individual will do well in every subject or area in life. Writing is a skill that many fail to possess. It is not only a form of entertainment but also the art of persuasion. In the 2015 issue of Psychology Today, Carrie Barron’s article, “Mental Illness Does Not Equal Dangerous, Mostly” explains what factors can influence crime and argues that the mentally ill are relatively benevolent. Logos and ethos are woven into Barron’s article… Though both are rhetorical devices meant to support her claim, they are not utilized to their full extent.
“My first planned self-experiment with LSD was a "bum trip" as one would say nowadays,” he said, adding that if the use of the drug were at present legal, which is not the case, then is would be “handled best by a ripe, stabilized person with a meaningful reason for taking LSD”.
It may be more or less depending on the person but a mind or body crave for drugs exists. When it comes to LSD it is one of those more on the mind addiction side. There are no records of LSD being a physically addictive drug, meaning your body actually needs it to function. However, LSD is found to be psychologically addictive; Meaning that after taking it people miss or crave the high or experience from it, which is why they 'll keep doing the drug. Though the risk of falling into addiction is low.
Since marijuana was legalized there have been dramatic results. States that allow the use of marijuana have increased the public’s awareness of the drug’s effects. After an increase in public awarness, many people are setting the drug aside due to long-term effects. If other drugs were made legal in the United States and their long-term and short-term effects were taught, it is very likely that there would be a decrease in their use. People are less inclined to get hooked onto drugs when they realize it could kill them. If drugs were legal in the Untied States and people were educated on their affects, the drug world would eventually eradicate
Like I mentioned before the 1960’s use of LSD gave way to a culture and generation which opposed any government action. This was a generation that really started questioning the government’s purpose and control. The use of LSD only heightened this need for revolution and freedom. This is exactly what the government does not want from its people. Another reason as to why the government may not want to legalize such substances because they are probably fixated on the small number of people who use these substances and have bad trips or accidents. Though it is not wrong to consider such outcomes, I think that they should revisit what these drugs could positively do. There are cases where LSD and psilocybin are used medically. In fact, I just read an article that explained how LSD could help with terminally ill patients and alleviate the anxiety of death. All in all, I think the government should reconsider the legalization of LSD especially if it’s in a controlled setting and has a high potential for medical
The hippie movement was what brought this hidden drug to the world. During the sixties when the era of love and peace prospered, Lucy made her first entrance to the world. Millions tried the chemical and experienced a “release from reality” a new way to experience freedom at its purest; freedom of thought and expression. However, the Manson murders quickly cast a dark shadow over LSD as it was associated with them and the hippie movement. The Manson murders brought an end to the hippie movement and LSD alike (Revolution Blues, Horning). With the fear Charles Manson and his associates, the general public quickly moved away from the hippie ideals; sudden fears brought an end to the era of peace and prosperity. The generations that grew up in the seventies to nineties grew up in a time where Charles Manson, cults, and murderers were all the result of illegal drug usage. In “The War On Drugs” Dickinson talks about how “the war” served to only increase the fear, the risk, the cost, and the punishment. Stated that the forty-five-year long war on drugs, that it has been a complete failure only spreading fear, unjust punishment, and an increase in “felons”; citing President Obama’s speech on the war on drugs (The War on Drugs, Dickinson). With fear of LSD becoming more common; the average users
The use of marijuana in the United States has been widely discussed and debated throughout the years if it should be legalized. Some states, such as Colorado, have benefited tremendously through the act of legalizing marijuana, either through recreational or medical purposes of the drug. Some studies even show the dropping of crime rates, and drug affiliated gangs in the state of Colorado has considerably gone down. As a society, many young adults throughout the nation are taught through their parents and schools that those drugs are bad, and they are dangerous for their health and safety. Surprisingly, many scientists and other lab experts are opening up to the idea that marijuana can actually be used to offset and improve some symptoms, but
Psychologist William Richards has been carrying research into the potential for psychedelic drugs to be used therapeutically, and his findings have promising results when treating anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. His speciality is the psychology of mysticism and religion, and the application of therapy involves preparing patients for a high dose of psilocybin, guiding them as they have a “really transformative experience,” and then helping them integrate that into their lives. Richards and his colleagues have repeated their results so reliably that they can induce specific experiences with certain doses and stimuli, and they claim to have empirically proven Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious. Because psychedelics are classified as schedule I
In recent history, smoking marijuana (also referred to as weed and/or cannabis) has become a prevalent past time amongst college students of many majors, even students who aspire to become medical clinicians. According to the United States’ Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), approximately 38% of college students have claimed to have used marijuana recreationally in 2015. That statistic is nearly 10% higher than the number of students who claimed to be recreational marijuana users in 2006 (DEA). Marijuana is particularly popular amongst premedical and medical students for its ability to relax the body, cause hallucinations, induce psychosis, and enhance mood when used (Marijuana, drugabuse.gov). According to a 1991 study, nearly 21% of premedical students claimed to have smoked marijuana 10 times or more throughout their undergraduate studies, typically once a month (Schwartz et al.). This same study reports that 9% of doctors admitted to smoking marijuana 10 times or more while in medical school. It is safe to assume that this number has since risen, given the more recent, ubiquitous use of marijuana. Marijuana is legal for recreational use in 8 U.S. states for individuals who are 21 or older, while 30 other states have legalized marijuana strictly for medicinal purposes for individuals who are medical card holders (State Marijuana Laws in 2018 Map, governing.com).
While at Woodstock a “pharmacy district” developed where one could buy or sell many different types of drugs (Gerdes 20). Not only was there the consumption of marijuana, but also there also was many other drugs like alcohol, LSD, acid, and heroin (Crampton and Rees 212, 226; Gerdes 19; Johnson par. 1). There also was a fan who had heroin overdose that lead to death while at the festival (Crampton and Rees 226). In today's society all of theses drugs still have a major toll on the country. In the 1960’s marijuana use had no outstanding effects on the United States people but in today's society the use of marijuana had become a huge epidemic over the past years. Even though it has been scientifically proven that marijuana can help seizures, Crohn’s, and effects of cancer, yet many people in today's society still believe that it has no use. In the United States 45 percent of drug arrest in 2013 were due to marijuana, but at Woodstock in 1969 when there was a controversial “Drug War” no one was arrested for marijuana (Merino par. 3). The use of marijuana is more strict in the United States now then it was in
My View of marijuana is to legalize it across the united states, there are many benefits from cannabis that can-do wonders in the medical field for many that truly need it. I have seen and read documentaries, videos of how much cannabis can help with people who are in pain, suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, nausea, insomnia, and so much more. The first question that is asked what is Marijuana and why does it have the reputation as a "bad drug"? Marijuana also known as pot, weed, or cannabis. For many years marijuana has had reputation as a get way drug for other drugs that ARE dangerous such as cocaine and heroin. Marijuana has been one of the top topics that has encounter multiple debates in whether to legalize medical and recreational use across the United States. As of 2017 some states have already legalized both recreational and medical use.
Opioid is a medicine that makes sedation and relief the pain. It reduces the amount of pain signal that goes to the brain. This medicine works by sticking to some proteins in the brains called opioid receptors, when they are stuck that’s when they reduce the amount of pain. This drug has negative effects, for example they can caused the patient drowsiness, mental confusion, nausea, constipation, and it can also cause depress respiration. Also being addicted to the drug can kill you by overdose or you can experience symptoms when the drug is suddenly reduced or
Utilitarian analysis shows that prohibition of hard drugs maximizes happiness or “utility”. In the article “Character and Ecstasy: Against the Legalization of Drugs”, political scientist James Q. Wilson explains why we are better off overall when hard drugs are prohibited. One reason is that legalizing hard drugs would probably
Ecstasy is a psychoactive drug, considered a stimulant, and causes mild hallucinations. This psychoactive drug activates neural activity, which causes the user’s mood and energy to change, and their bodily functions to accelerate. It acts as a stimulant and a hallucinogen. As a stimulant, ecstasy speeds up body functions and electrifies neural activity. As a hallucinogen, it may distort perceptions and evoke sensory images that, in reality, are not there. MDMA, the main active ingredient in ecstasy, affects the brain and body in numerous amounts of ways that can harm the user in the short and long run. The drug is typically produced in pill form, and is also known to be popular at raves and music festivals. When consumed, it can put the user into a euphoric state of mind or the complete opposite, a depressed state of mind. Because ecstasy has so many different types of chemicals that are mixed together, it affects the user 's brain, body, and heart in various ways that can permanently damage the user.
There is much debate on the issue of recreational drug use. Some argue it harms the user, therefore, is wrong. Others maintain that recreational drug use inspired artistic expression in some, religious awakening, and a general feeling of pleasure and positive attitude in others. Timothy Hsiao argues that recreational drug use is immoral because it impairs cognitive abilities and the state based on this fact has an obligation to enact legal restriction to safeguard that people actually exercise their freedom.