chrikim Presentation of Chapter 12 drug use part1 final Essay

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Chapter 12: Drug Use
›Deviant Behavior
› By: Kimberly Christensen
› Part 1
› Pages 298 - 313

Drug Use In Perspective
› Legal Drugs
– Alcohol
– Tobacco
– Sedatives
– Tranquilizers
– Stimulants
– Caffeine

Drug Use in Perspective
› Illegal Drugs
– Marijuana
– Heroin
– Cocaine/Crack
– Meth
– Ecstasy

Illegal Drugs:
Categorized I
› Stimulants (“uppers”)
– Cocaine
– Crack
– Caffeine
– Nicotine

Illegal Drugs:
Categorized II
› Depressants (“downers”)
– Heroin
– Morphine
– Aspirin

Illegal Drugs:
Categorized III
› Hallucinogens (psychedelics)
– Ecstasy

Illegal Drugs:
Not Categorized
› Marijuana
– In a class all it’s own

Illegal Drugs:
The Cause of Effects
› Dosage
› Purity
› Drug Mixing
› Method of Administrations
› Degree of Habituation

Illegal Drugs:
Interesting Facts
› The three most often used
– Marijuana
– Heroin
– Cocaine/Crack

Illegal Drugs:
Interesting Facts
› The three newest drugs on the scene – Meth
– Roofies
– Ecstasy

Social Dimensions of
Drug Use
› The Extent of Drug Use
– 9% of US Population over 12 years of age use drugs every year and half of them use once a month
– Ages 18 to 25 have highest rate of drug use
– Ages 12-17 are the second highest

Social Dimensions
› Drugs and AIDS
– Intravenous injection of drugs can spread HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from user to user.
– Most users with AIDS are Heroin Addicts, sharing needles.
– Connection between drugs and AIDS is 30% more in the US; in fact the spread of
AIDS has virtually stopped between Gays.

Drugs and Crime
› Statistical Information
› Do all drug users cause crime?

Drugs and Crime
› Drug Enslavement Theory
› General Deviance Syndrome Theory

Drugs and Crime
Interesting Facts
• According to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program
(UCRP) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), there were almost 1.7 million state and local arrests for drug abuse violations in 2009.
• 80% of offenders abuse drugs or alcohol.
• Nearly 50% of jail and prison inmates are clinically addicted.
• Approximately 60% of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illegal drugs at arrest.

Drugs and Crime
Interesting Facts
• Imprisonment has little effect on drug abuse. • 60 - 80% of drug abusers commit a new crime (typically a drug-driven crime) after release from prison.
• Approximately 95% return to drug abuse after release from prison.

Substance Abuse
› Everyone has an opinion on substance abuse. However, unless one has lived through a substance abuse problem it is hard to understand the scope and damaging effects it can have on one’s life.

Myths and Facts about
Substance Abuse
› Myth: Substance abuse and
“addiction” are the same thing
› Fact: Though the terms “abuse” and “addiction” are often confused for one another, they are not the same thing

Myths and Facts about Substance
› Myth: People who can’t stop using drugs are weak or immoral
› Fact: Those individuals who become dependent on drugs or alcohol are victims of a real illness. Myths and Facts about Substance
› Myth: People can quit using