Drug Addiction : History, Laws, And Treatment

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Drug Addiction, History, Laws, and Treatment Drug Addiction itself affects almost ­”Twenty-three million Americans are currently addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs. Only one in 10 percent of them (2.6 million) receives the treatment they need. The result: a treatment gap of more than 20 million Americans”(Writer, B. J. 2010). Drug Addiction is it truly a disease or a choice? Many state authority figures say it 's a choice not a disease much of science says it 's a choice disease, both in a sense are correct, this paper will outline both aspect and possibly give new insight to you, the reader however, it may possibly back up what the reader believes to be true in the first place. The history of drug use is almost as old as mankind itself. The history of drug use can be traced back to the beings of mankind itself human beings have always taken in part in some kind of drug use many spiritual and religious rites or religious ceremonies.Throughout history of Native American ceremonies and tribal histories worldwide have used some kind of now know drug in preparation of their ceremonies North America, Mexico, and South America had many ceremonies for visions. Many of these tribes also used herbs to dull pain of rituals . They use herbs to help make warriors stronger and pain resistant at times of war, and other herbs to suppress hunger and to relax warriors after battle.the history of these plants are well known (F. 2003, January). Many of these plants grow in the…
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