The use of what are now considered illegal drugs date back as far as 300 BC in many different places of the world. Historically, it has not only been criminals that used illegal drugs. Drugs were used for many things including medicinal purposes, spiritual enlightenment, rituals, as well as for recreation. They were also used by many different cultures, age groups, and social classes. There was a time when the only thing around to alleviate physical pain either from illness, injury, or even during the process of dying were some of these drugs. There were no illegal drugs in the United States until the mid-nineteenth century. This is an essay on 12 of these illegal drugs individually as reported on in the History Channels documentary “Hooked, Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way”.
The drug abuse is the most serious issue not only in United States but other parts of the world too. The statistic has shown that 24.4million of American including teens from age of 12, had used an illegal drugs. The primary purpose of drug is a medicine which is to cure diseases, but people in United States nowadays, have misused the usage of drugs by consuming them without recommendation or supervision from the expert.
Besides this, many people are concerned because of the influx of hard drugs, especially heroin, to the mainstream rather than being hidden in the poverty-stricken inner cities. In recent years, crack, cocaine, and heroin have been more prevelant than ever, especially among the wealthy. Drugs are no longer something that only gang members and bad guys do, everybody is doing them. (Inciardi 1999)
Though the effects to the health and culture of the African American community are more difficult to change. The spread of treatment centers and education, to spread the word about drugs and less propaganda about drugs. To shape the minds of our youth and to spread knowledge that drives them out of the cycle of addiction and violence caused by the “War on Drugs”. The African American community has been significantly affected by The Crack Epidemic in the areas of health and culture as a result of where the source of crack was coming from, laws around crack cocaine and the perception of the drug. Though the effects can not be reversed they can be prevented from our future by the exchange of support from each other in the
On January 8th, 2016 a man named Rashawn Spriggs also known as “Shizz” was the Chambersburg main heroin dealer. He was the owner of the DTO also known as the Drug Trafficking Organization. He also had several people as his runners to do the job for him so he doesn’t get caught. He also had several stash houses where him and his co-workers would
Throughout the 1970s there’s been a large influx of drugs, and violence as a result of drugs. During this same time period African Americans were experiencing new levels of equality they hadn’t felt since the Reconstruction Period began, which dashed their hopes after the Civil War ended. They were still experiencing discrimination in employment. The combination of unemployment and drugs was a contributor to the crime rate. Drugs and alcohol overwhelmingly effected the Black Community Unfortunately, at the time, former President Richard Nixon declared War on Drugs, the governmental approach for addressing the harmful effects of drugs on society was to create an atmosphere that unjustly targeted poor blacks and other ethnic minorities in the
The War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration have been two very well-known topics of society. While these have taken place during the Cold War, there is still a continuance in them today. The impact that has been left on society from these issues have stuck around, while mass incarceration is still of talk today.
Substance abuse is known through most populations, particularly acknowledged in the lower economic class. Drug are becoming more popular in this day in time. Drugs are getting the attention of younger teenagers and adults. It is hard to determine if a person is using drugs or not. Substance abuse is a topic that has been spread in the society and is often look upon as the leftover of an inconsiderate acquisitiveness. As you can see on the news more parents are using heroin and other drugs such as cocaine to get a high and will pass out in front of their children. Therefore, heroin and synthetic opioids are driving a recent increase in cocaine-related abuse.
The Renaissance Treatment Center is a place where drug users and abusers who are involved with the criminal justice system comes to get help. This organization has opened my eyes wide enough, to realize the negative effects that illicit drugs have on society as a whole. I realized that just one drink, one puff, or one injection, can change a person’s life forever. And most definitely not in a positive way. This was one of the many moments when I realized that many people are exposed without even realizing it. Especially teenagers and the uneducated who are oblivious to the harm that illicit drugs can cause. All things considered, I want to help with eradicating the use of all illicit drug, which is one reason that has confirmed my interest for working towards a Master’s degree in the field of social
Did you know that in 2011, almost five people per hour dies of a drug overdose in the U.S alone? Good morning/afternoon everyone, isn’t it shocking to learn how easy it is to die of a drug overdose, yet, it seems, people in Brave New World are willing to take them in order to retain a permanent happiness holiday 24/7. Drugs both play a massive role in Brave New World and our modern society. I’m sure if I were to ask you if you knew of anyone who has ever tried drugs, I think we all would know the answer. It seems that in The World State you cannot find one person who doesn’t take drugs. Throughout this seminar we are going to see how drugs play an important role in both Brave New World and our modern day society for different reasons but also for some of the same reasons.
Drugs and narcotics can bring down the best of us, but, in doing so, they can also shed light into our lives.
This article is important because youth will learn a great lecture from this article. The youth will learn that drugs will just ruin their life. When they use any kind of illegal drugs, they would be imprisoned for a long year and their lives will change because of it. They will become crazy if using drugs become their habit and they will die soon if
The junkies are wild but in a sense they’ve formed kind of a civilisation. They seem to coordinate their search for the escapees from the camp and they’ve got cars and guns to assist in their search. They’ve also lived quite long in the wilderness without all being killed by the hungries which hints at some form of society. I think the junkies also are smart since they came up with covering themselves in tar so the hungries wouldn’t attack them when they attacked camp. They’re general inventiveness and coordination with each other in my opinion proves that they probably have some kind of leader since they seem to have “missions” and their resources seem to be divided equally between them, or else they would’ve had a harder time to survive.
The war on drugs has led to the increase of mass incarceration of people of color and minorities, which is a problem in the United States. The United States is known for holding more children and adults in jails, and
The use of drugs is a controversial topic in society today. In general, addicts show a direct link between taking drugs and suffering from their effects. People abuse drugs for a wide variety of reasons. In most cases, the use of drugs will serve a type of purpose or will give some kind of reward. These reasons for use will differ with different kinds of drugs. Various reasons for using the substance can be pain relief, depression, anxiety and weariness, acceptance into a peer group, religion, and much more. Although reasons for using may vary for each individual, it is known by all that consequences of the abuse do exist. It is only further down the line when the effects of using can be seen.