NEEDLES “Just say no,” that’s what they drill into your brain in those anti-drug classes in high school. These three simple words are considered to be your number one tool to keep on the straight and narrow. If it’s that simple to “Just say no” then why do drugs still play such a big part in everyday culture? What is it about drugs? In today’s world, you can’t really escape the blatant use of drug references within pop culture. Most hip-hop and rap songs that have been released in the past few months all reference the new drug trend, Molly, which for all purposes is ecstasy. Although most radio and television stations will bleep out any mention of the slang, but most are very aware of the reality of what is being said. The thing that surprises me the most is while people know what it is, they seem to completely forget the very real effect it can have. It’s like forgetting it’s a drug in it’s entirety; forgetting the most important part of all of those drug awareness classes. Drugs are bad. You shouldn’t do them. Isn’t that the one main point that is always driven back to home? The over glamorization of Molly, in particular, is giving people a rose-colored vision of reality. Seeing Miley Cyrus and her friends “dancing with Molly” in her recent music video and “doing whatever we want” gives off the impression that there are no consequences from doing the drug. You’re young; you’re just having fun, no harm no foul. Is that really the case? There are real life repercussions when you play Russian roulette with these drugs. Although some see the party life style to be very enticing, it’s never really been something I’m into. When you grow up with two drug addicted parents, and a cousin who has become severely handicapped because of an overdose of prescription pills, you see firsthand just exactly what can happen when that first fun night spins out of control and takes over your entire future. My brain has a burning memory of the everlasting chaos and destruction that not only engulfs the individual, but everyone around them. I guess that is really where my complete lack of interest in even being around people who involve themselves in the drug scene comes from. Watching my mother and father struggle with their personal demons in the form of a needle is something you just don’t forget. My mother was a beautiful woman. She was always thinking of other needs before hers, especially when it came to animals. Fresh out of a vet-tech program, her future was bright. All the opportunities were hers to grab. So then, why? Why would someone with so much promise, someone with an absolute love for life choose the drugs that would eventually take her life? My cousin’s situation was very different. She wasn’t even in her teens before she was hooked on pills. The poor girl never had a chance in hell to have the same bright future that my mother did. Was she even aware of the fact she could say no when she was offered Oxycontin at twelve years old? She overdosed on over seven different hardcore prescription pills when she was just fourteen years old.
More parents need to talk with their teens about the dangers of abusing Ritalin, Adderall and other prescription drugs, suggests a new study that finds discouraging trends on kids and drug use.
When teens were asked about the last substance abuse conversation they had with their parents, just 14 percent said they talked about abusing a prescription drug, said the report released Tuesday by The Partnership at Drugfree.org.
"For parents, it really comes down to not using the power…
MEANT BY DRUG DEPENDENCY?
Drug dependence is a situation where an addict feels he/she must have drugs in order to live; this is the term to describe psychological dependence. Physical dependence occurs when the body metabolism adapts to the presence of the drugs, when the drug is removed strong withdrawal symptoms are produced. This withdrawal syndrome is experienced as sickness, stomach upset and muscular pain. Hallucinations and convulsions may also occur.
EXPLAIN WHY ALCOHOL IS A DRUG
edged tools, described by the character 'Bian', were used to puncture and drain abscesses.” - http://www.healthy.net/Health/Article/The_History_of_Acupuncture_in_China/1819
Bone needles were used up until the 2nd century BCE then bone needles were replaced with metal needles. The earliest date recorded when a metal needle was used was dated 133 BCE. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical treatment and it has been used in various places around the world. It has been researched and developed over…
Science For Living Notes (Compiled)
Table of Contents
Unit 1 Measurement 5-10
Unit 2 Matter 11-48
Unit 3 Basic materials for maintaining life
Other biomolecules of life 72-76
Unit 4 Energy in the Community
Simple Machines 93-99
Unit 5 The Physical Environment
Weather and Climate 100-113
fertilized in a fertilisation dish, however the fertilized egg is immediately implanted into the fallopian tubes.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
A variation of IVF, in which the egg is directly injected with a single sperm through a microscopic needle.
Social parents are people who may or may not contribute to a child’s genetic information and in majority of cases are not involved in the conception of the child.
Legal and social issues, as well as technological change can have…