First, drug testing will cause problems with the money people are receiving. If the test is positive the recipient will have reduced income and they may not get any income at all (US Department of Health and Human Services 8). Once a person is declined
People have debated about this before saying that teenagers are not mature enough to handle the alcohol consumption that most teenagers are drinking as of right now. Another reason for lowering the drinking age is because if the government were to lower the drinking age they would also have to lower the alcohol content in every drink that is related or contains alcohol. The drinking age should be lowered is because statistics show that since Louisiana has lowered its drinking age it has had about 3,379 and in Kentucky there is about 4,529 so statistics say that there has been 1,150 more alcohol related crashes than in Kentucky. So since Louisiana has lowered its drinking age to 18 there have been fewer accidents than Kentucky where they haven’t lowered the drinking age and there has been
Since medical professionals prescribed narcotics, they also had to register and pay the fee annually or they would be punished. Medical professionals could only prescribe these drugs for medical reasons and they had to possess records of distribution to patients for two years. However, it was not considered appropriate to prescribe a narcotic drug to treat an addiction, which was troubling for both medical professionals and addicts. The Harrison Act contributed to a large number of medical professionals being either indicted on narcotic charges or being forced to face prison sentences. This particular Act also transformed the way in which narcotics could be
In Figure 2 you can see that 40% of the highway fatalities involved alcohol and accounted for about 13,000 deaths is 2010. Here the marginal social cost would be the loss of a functioning vehicle and the payments to repair the property, which was damaged. The marginal social cost is higher than the private marginal cost and the socially efficient output is again lower than the output at market equilibrium. The free rider problem does not apply to alcohol consumption as a negative externality, because alcohol is not a public good. Free riders use public goods and do not pay for them.
It shows that drug use has 2 sides, which is used for good things such as medicine and bad things such as opium. However, there is a lot of drug abuse these days. National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015) indicated that in 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older which is 9,4 percent of the population had used an illicit drug in the past month. This paper will talk about the reason why drugs should not be legalized such as increasing drug demand, lead to more addiction for the addicts, and harmful both for user and society. First of all, legalization of drugs would increase drug demand.
Ecstasy Rising Reflection Paper Shahbaz Khan The University of Georgia Ecstasy Rising Reflection Paper ABC News special “Ecstasy rising” first aired today 13 years ago; the main message of this documentary was how ecstasy has become the second most used illegal psychoactive drug for new users. Ecstasy use has grown at an alarming rate but still, there are many people who believe it can be beneficial. Due to the unpredictable rate at which ecstasy has grown at the government had no control over it, so they radically overstated the health risks in order to stop young people from turning their brain into Swiss cheese. The information provided by the government about ecstasy was totally wrong and it may have caused a bigger problem. The facts about ecstasy use are shocking according to the DEA 100s of millions of ecstasy pills are taken every year and nearly 2 million new users are recruited every year.
One woman stated: "I 'd be one of those liars if I said 'Oh I always used a condom. ' If there was extra money coming in, then the condom would be out the window. I was looking for the extra money." In a study by anice G. Raymond, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women International (CATW), March 25, 2003 Other factor is the age as the prostitute goes older men’s attraction to her declines so she has to find another way to get back in the market. While in states where it’s legalized, prostitutes are forced to have mandatory checkups every month for HIV and Syphilis, and other weekly checkups for other kinds of STDs clients have to wear condoms and laws incriminate unsafe sex to decries the percentage of STDs.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that more than half of federal prisoners were incarcerated for drug crimes in 2010. This leads to the question of whether the justice system is doing an adequate job of dealing with drug addiction. Instead of incarcerating people for drug abuse, an alternative is treating victims by rehab and treatment. This paper will exam why treatment is the superior option for
Drug abuse is the habitual use of substances in dangerous amounts or even methods that may bring harm to the user of the substances (World Health Organization, 2009). The substances commonly used are psychoactive substances which can easily lead to a dependency problem by the substance user. Drug abuse is a sociological threat that poses a danger to all people especially the youth. Addiction is possible not only with illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine, but also with prescription drugs such as oxycodone. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse, the United States government loses about $700 billion every year due to crimes caused by people under the influence of drugs, medical costs, and addicted workers.
When drugs are legalized, it would have age restrictions for people to buy drugs and it is actually controlling the quality of drugs usage. Based on a study done by the Natural Society, after legalization of drugs has been done for three months by the Colorado’s voters, the Denver, one of the famous country in Colorado’s crime rate has decreased for 14.6% (Sarich,
According to statisticsbrain.com, their are 110,489,000 Americans who are on welfare and more and more Americans are applying for welfare each year. Many Americans rely on welfare for their families and for individual needs. Welfare recipients should not be permitted to take a drug test because drug testing is expensive for states and the country, drug testing is unconstitutional and welfare recipients do not do drugs any more than people who do not receive welfare. Drug testing is expensive and cost states a lot of money one drug test cost averages to about 42 dollars, not including the cost for equipment and hiring people to conduct the test. States start programs that require welfare recipients to take a drug test and the programs end up costing them up to 1 million or, even more, depending on the number of welfare recipients that reside in that state.
How do you think the average American feels when he pays taxes to the government, just to know that it is going to people who use the money to buy drugs? According to Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah, Mississippi, Kansas, Tennessee, and Arizona only 10% of people receiving welfare are getting caught using drugs, the reason we only catch a small amount is the state government tells the recipients when they are drug testing them. In the technology we have today we can tell if a person is on drugs by three ways one way is urine, another way is blood and the last way is hair. These ways to drug test recipients are all efficient and effective. The most effective way is if you use hair to see if someone is using drugs you can usually tell for about 9 days it also depends on what drug they are using.
A cross-sectional study was held investigating how the underage drinkers had purchased alcohol (Morleo et al., 2010). Participants completed self-report surveys on quantities of alcohol and ways of purchasing. Findings show that over one quarter of the underage drinkers reported buying their own alcohol with one seventh admitting to using fake identification to purchase the alcohol (Morleo et al., 2010). These studies combined show a contribution to alcohol misuse within adolescence, however, as both studies used descriptive research, cause and effect cannot be established as the accuracy and honesty of participants cannot be
Rehabilitative approach give a second chance for offender to go back to the community but they fist need to tread their addiction on drugs, to prevent them to re-use drugs and provide them with counseling to help them deal with problems and receive treatment. Some individuals may take months in treatment and counseling regardless of all the help they receive they go back on drugs and all the effort, time and money that was used to rehabilitate it was not enough to prevent them from re-use drugs. The punitive approach use in United State send people in jail or prison for the illegally use of drugs in which can cost millions of dollar to house offender. On the other hand, punitive approach it will be useful to violent offender who represent risk
In addition to the previous reasons, choosing this center allows for a new location and environment for Mikayla. My husband and I are the only people she knows in Skagit County, so she would lose connection with the friends and individuals who enabled her addiction in the past. As NPR reported (http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/01/05/371894919/what-heroin-addiction-tells-us-about-changing-bad-habits), changing the environment of an addict is another key way to limit the chances of a relapse. During the Vietnam War, an estimated 15 percent of servicemen in Vietnam were addicted to heroin—a total of 20 percent self-identified as addicts. Despite fears to the contrary, they did not continue their addiction when they returned to the United States.