Jealousy And Addiction

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Riddhi Patel
Psy-101= Ethic #2
Does an addiction remove a person’s free will and autonomous decision-making ability? If not, explain your reasoning. If so, should a crime commissioned while under the influence be handled differently than a crime that did not involve intoxication? Is that fair, just and right? Reading these material was very interesting! Over all I liked how we are bringing the latest issue in today’s generation for discussion. Right now the only topic parents are worried about is their child’s future. Kids now days get influenced and get addicted to the drugs and alcohol. Peer pressure plays a major a role, competition; show off, Jealousy can harm a person life and behavior. About 8% Americans are addicted to alcohol or other addiction substances. Addiction does not only affect the person who is consuming those substances but also affect themselves and other people living around them like friends and family, for example drunk driving, hitting and be aggressive after consuming the addictive substance. Their reckless behavior when funds run low, which leads to stealing things and increase of other crimes.
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In 2005, 37 percent of prisoners on probation in the northeastern United States suffered from addiction or substance abuse (Law and Neuroscience Project, 2007). Approximately 70 percent to 85 percent of drug abusing offender’s starts again regular drug use within 1of release from prison, and more than 95 percent starts drug use within 3 years. Reference:-(Gazzaniga, Michael, Todd Heatherton, and Diane Halpern. "Psychological Science, Fourth Edition (DEMO) | W.W. Norton & Co." Psychological Science, Fourth Edition (DEMO) | W.W. Norton & Co. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar.
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