As I walked through my elementary school’s cafeteria, a loud explosion of kids’ laughter and chanting hit my pierced my ear drums like bullets flying in the air. Disoriented, I look up to see my niece and her friends part of a game similar to jeopardy. The layout of the show was in jeopardy format, but the subjects were all about drugs. In the top left corner, the word DARE is in bright red, with a period in-between each letter. A sudden flashback of my childhood fills my heads. I remember walking in a straight line (with me being a leader) to the cafeteria and being chosen to be player in the DARE game. I always aimed to win everything, so I naturally choose the question with the highest possible points I could win. The question was MARIJUANA for 1000 points, “ TRUE or FALSE, MARIJUANA has hazardous chemicals which promotes cancer cell growth”. I ponder, what is marijuana? What is cancer? What does hazardous mean? I then remember the kids before me had a similar question which was about smoking cigarettes and it was true. I took a “educated” guess, and got it right. The host of the show said “Coooooorrect, marijuana causes cancer. Remember kids, Drugs Are Really Evil.” I didn’t know it back then, but I was being brainwashed into thinking marijuana is bad. They were force feeding lies down our throats and weren’t allowing us to have our own opinions. They were lying to us to make sure we followed them blinding and without hesitation. They made it into a “game” just to make it influence kids at a young age, because if you’re goanna brainwash a whole nation, you have to get them young. I find my nieces teacher and tell her I’m picking her up for a doctor’s appointment. She smiles and goes to get my niece, and we walk back to my car. As I drove she was excitingly telling me what she had learned, that’s drugs are bad and marijuana is the worst. She says in a stern, yet adorable look, it causes cancer. I smile and my thoughts begin to take over. My body was on autopilot, mindlessly driving to her doctors,…
The Use of Illegal Drugs throughout Pregnancy
A women’s pregnancy can be one of the most enjoyable times of their life! Therefore, it is important for a woman to do everything that she is capable of in order to protect both herself and her unborn fetus throughout the duration of her pregnancy. Unfortunately, some women abuse this joyful time by using drugs, both illegal and prescription. Lawmakers are currently working hard to ensure every child has a successful future, whether or not they have…
One of the most commonly recognized addictions include addictions to alcohol and other mood-altering drugs. I know many people who are, and were once addicted to alcohol and many other drugs. To be addicted to anything is to need it; you’ll do whatever it takes to get that drug. Even if that means give away your most prized position.
When I was five years old I always wondered why my mother would leave during the middle of the night, she would be gone and might come back when it was time for me…
Drugs and Addiction
Drugs have many effects on the body and mind. People use drugs for various reasons nowadays; some are prescribed, but what about the people that use not prescribed? How do they get them? Many people that use these drugs find themselves doing almost anything to get them; there have even been some college students that get doctors and therapists to give medications without much examination.
There are many drugs a person can get addicted to from prescription drugs to more…
5 May 2013
U.S. Drug Policy
There has been much controversy over the United States current drug policy. With new studies showing that some current illegal drugs actually have medical benefits, there has been a sudden outcry from the public on drug legalization. There are certain questions regarding the drug policy that I felt most relevant to this policy issue today in the following paragraphs. I have given the two opposing views of each question.
The war on drugs in the United States has…
Research Paper History
Tetra- Hydro-Presidential- Cannabinoid
“Use drugs and they will ruin your life and you’ll never amount to anything. You’ll never be President of the United States.”
We have all haerd that in one sense or another. It sounds pretty viable. Well, maybe, I guess. I’m sure we have all heard about Washington and the hemp filled tales that go along with him, but were there others…
The Use and Abuse of Drugs
What is a drug?
A drug can be any substance/chemical you take that effects the way your body works and what it does. A drug will pass from your body into your brain. When drugs are inside your brain, they can change the messages brain cells are sending to each other or/and to the rest of your body. They do this by interfering and therefore changing the brains chemical signals. These are neurotransmitters that transfer signals across synapses.
Drugs are illegal and dangerous items. As a suggestion, do not get conned into carrying drugs for others, whether as personal favors or for profit. The risks far outweigh the possibility of getting away with it. In addition, if an individual is bringing prescription drugs, he should play it safe and bring the prescription for those drugs. He needs to bring any drugs which have been prescribed by the doctor, he must also bring evidence of the type of drug he is using. Otherwise, drugs will be confiscated…
19years old in college, 16 years old and the 14 years old that is mildly autistic. I will be able to guess that he should still have 15 years more to live based on average life expectancy. His heart become damaged due to steroid use in his early 20s from bodybuilding.
The second patient here is Lisa who is 12 years old has life long history of health problems due to viral issues and immune deficiency, her heart had stopped last year due to a struggle with pneumonia. Though she survived due to CPR…
never use or take any type of illegal drug or alcoholic substance because I have
seen what drugs and alcohol can do to people. I have seen how far the deepest pits go,
without ever having been there myself. I know what bottom is and I shall never go there!
People that I knew and might have loved once have gone to the bottom and died there. I
will NOT follow in their footsteps and make the same mistakes that they have made.
I have seen drugs and alcohol turn good, caring people into…
execution. He said “Everything is going to be fine, just stay calm and keep your cool”. There is a moment in time when your whole life changes direction, sometimes for good sometimes for bad. I believe at that moment my life changed its course.
It was beautiful outside. I’m not sure of the exact date. There is a lot of things in regards to that time period of my life that I do not remember. What I do know is it was not to hot nor was it too cold. So, it had to be sometime in the fall of 2008. There…