"Josh's Story" The name of the article is "Josh's Story". The author is a recovering addict named Josh, there was no last name provided. http://www.checkyourself.com/ShowRealStory.aspx?storyId=96b77508-bd83-4693-8954-c064d7aa645c is the website that I got the article from. No date was provided. No date of this incident was recorded. Josh was a "normal marine corps kid who moved around a lot, but had a normal childhood" he describes. When he entered high school things began to change for Josh. He tired his hardest to fit in and make friends with the "cool kids" and ended up hanging with the wrong crew. Soon after becoming friends with this crew, Josh began partying and using drugs. Alcohol, weed, taking acid, and mushrooms were his choice of drugs. His parents tired setting restrictions, but that didn't stop Josh. Josh wasn't able to hold a job down past three months and began stealing money from his parents to help support his habit. His parents began drug testing him, but he would carry around someone else's clean urine just in case he was tested. He soon after met a girl and started dating her, she introduced him to cocaine. Josh began losing weight and having bloody noses which his parents questioned him about, but he just kept denying his drug use. After all the questioning Josh finally gave in two weeks later and left for rehab. Three years after getting out he began to drink and smoke coke again. He left his parents’ home and began staying in other people's homes and selling drugs to support his habit. He stopped using cocaine and began using pills because he thought it was a better choice for him, he was wrong. Josh states that his pill addiction got really bad. After a while he stopped using the pills and began using heroin because he ran out of pills to get high off of. Six months after his first shot of heroin he kept using. One day his drug dealer got busted and Josh took a trip to a hospital, the hospital gave him a Clonidine patch which he said worked for about 6 days, but after the seventh day he woke up feeling horrible. Soon the drugs re-entered his life again and he started dating a party girl from his job and his life continued to go downhill. His wake up call came on December 17th, 2002 when police came knocking on his door with a warrant for his arrest. After being in jail and having a baby on the way Josh became scared and started seeking for help. Josh checked himself in a 4 month…
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…
“In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.”
- John F. Kennedy
When individuals come into a position of power, where the definition of control becomes a new one according to their own point of view, they usually open a feeling in their minds that whatever decision they make that directly conflicts the lives of other people, that they shouldn’t feel responsible at all. That’s when power corrupts the minds of these people.
Corruption is something…
Stuck in the Past
Corruption is something that has damaged our political and legal systems since the beginning of this country. Groups like the Mafia, crooked politicians, and corrupt police officers are the types of people who continue to allow “the system” to be corrupted. Is there a way to stop this corruption? Possibly, but it’s going to take a lot more effort from the people in charge to put this issue in our past. The Southeastern states are the main reason…
about the daughter’s pregnancy?
Don’t Waste Your Life Looking In The Past
“The helplessness of family love to sustain, let alone heal, the wounds of marriage, of parenthood, and of sonship, have never been so remorselessly and so pathetically portrayed, and with a force of gesture too painful ever to be forgotten by any of us.” –Harold Bloom. In the play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, by Eugene O’Neill, we see how the past has a fatal and hopeless effect on the Tyrone family. Each family member…
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…
Josh, the subject of this investigation is looking to open a Sports shop in our town of Attleborough. Josh would be known as an Entrepreneur due to his idea and will power to take the risk of setting up his own business. Josh's new Sports shop could also be known as a enterprise with it view to provide goods and services to meet the needs and wants at a profit.
Entrepreneurs need certain skills and qualities if they are to become successful in the business world. Those skills include…
of her name
her own. She is a seductive and promiscuous woman. Only the illusory
image, which she tries to create for herself, suggests these traits,
but her true nature is not like that at all. She constantly tries to
hide her embarrassing past from her new acquaintances, because she
fears that they might not accept her anymore. In order to maintain
her apparent social status among her new neighbors and friends, she
builds an intertwined net of lies, which creates a false image of…
THE WAR ON DRUGS
Group: Squadra Vita
Due: Oct.21, 2013
The War On Drugs
In 2010 the United States spent over $15 million dollars on the “war on drugs”. Do you think all this money should be spent on a growing problem such as these issues? The war on drugs consists of the campaigns aimed to reduce illegal drug trades. Nixon declared the war on drugs in 1971, Close to $500 dollars is estimated to be spent every second! It has an extremely high cost: your hard-earned tax dollars pay for…
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…
6 February 2013
Tobacco,Alcohol and Drugs Reflective Essay
Drugs. Alcohol. Tobacco. These three words are heard and often present throughout teen’s lives.
3.6 percent of 8th graders, 14.5 percent of 10th graders, and 28.1 percent of 12th graders
reported getting drunk in the past month. Also, in 2012, 6.5 percent of 8th graders, 17.0 percent of 10th
graders, and 22.9 percent of 12th graders used marijuana in the past month. Tobacco has become less
used among teens compared to marijuana…