Essays Tagged: "Psychoactive drug"

Drugs and legalization

Drugs and LegalizationSince early on man has been interested in the consumption of substancesthat al ... hibit others from using them bycreating penalties for their use?If the importation, sale and use of drugs were legal, the open competitionwould eliminate the profitability of drug dealing. Without the ... fitability of drug dealing. Without the economicincentive to commit violent crimes, the violence of drug dealing would bedramatically reduced. In addition to the elimination of the economic incentive, ...

(2 pages) 174 0 5.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Pass the Peace Pipe

ca has grown to a riotous roar. The problem is that the long-standing and unjust prohibition of the psychoactive drug marijuana has been lifted by voters in Arizona and California. Under the new law, ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Intellectual Decisions

rt to occur in the motor cortex, producing convulsions and in some cases, strokes and deaths. (Enc. Psychoactive Drugs) Surprisingly, the Limbic System, or that which produces emotion in the br ...

(4 pages) 43 0 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Drug Problems in the US and its Prevention

d legally without prescription and are commonly abused. But in this paper, I would like to focus on psychoactive drugs. Psychoactive drugs influence or alter the working of the mind. They affect think ... ions.During the 19th century, there were no regulation on the sale, purchase, possession, or use of psychoactive drugs at all. Dangerous drugs such as opium, morphine, and cocaine could be purchased w ...

(6 pages) 309 0 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

It's an analysis on several current empirical studies regarding treatments for children with attention defficite hyperactivity dissorder (ADHA)

Indication: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)Current Status: Most commonly prescribed psychoactive drug for treatment (Volkow, 2001)Study 1: Schachter, Howard M.; Pham, Ba'; et al (2001) ...

(7 pages) 124 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Health promotion: evaluating and analysing existing campaigns and creating own research tools ie: questionnaire

me objectives and targets" (www.medstat.waw.pl/nhp/5.html 19/01/2003)Target 5 is:"Reducing abuse of psychoactive substances and drug abuse-related health damage" (www.medstat.waw.pl/nhp/5.html 19/01/2 ... utcomes, to be achieved by 2005 they are:Ø" drug demand reduction"Ø"Limited access to psychoactive substances"Ø"Implementation of generally accessible treatment and rehabilitation ...

(4 pages) 191 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Marijuana-Essay justifying why marijuana should/shouldn't be legalized. 407 words

d and smoked to get "HIGH". This is due to certain chemicals found in the plant. Unfortunately this drug has many negative qualities. Many people make poor choices while intoxicated, and some people b ... qualities. Many people make poor choices while intoxicated, and some people become dependent on the drug. On the other hand it has helped people enjoy their life. Many people benefit medicinally and s ...

(2 pages) 43 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Drug Abuse What it is about and possible solutions.

d for the purpose of getting high. (These are called "designer drugs".) All of these substances are psychoactive. Such substancesÑlegal and illegalÑinfluence or alter the workings of the ... ent on a particular drug. Drug dependence may lead to drug abuseÑespecially of illegal drugs.Psychoactive, or mind-altering, substances are found the world over. The coca plant grows in the And ...

(13 pages) 224 0 3.7 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Mediocrity of Marijuana.

t on history throughout mankind, and the sensations presented to the user.Marijuana is defined as a psychoactive drug made from the leaves of the cannabis plant (Addiction Studies for Professional Jou ... tural settings, the quality of marijuana throughout the world varies with each locality.Marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, delta-nine-tetrahydrocannabinol, is found in serious amounts inside resin g ...

(9 pages) 53 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Marijuana

t not only was marijuana accepted, but legal as well. Now it is looked down upon as a mind-altering drug that has no use but to give its smoker a high. Marijuana was illegalized in the 1930's. ... lization of medical marijuana. That's right, marijuana has many medicinal purposes, it isn't just a drug that gives you a high. All ready nine states in America have legalized medicinal marijua ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.4 May/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Drugs

pic- drugs that use to alter psychological processes (behavior, emotions, thoughts, and perception).Psychoactive- used for some other effects but have psychotropic affect Drug Names (most drugs will h ...

(2 pages) 794 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Ecstasy Trend

se. Ecstasy users say that the illegal drug makes them "feel good". "Ecstasy is a synthetic, psychoactive drug the can cause stimulant and mild hallucinogenic effects" (Washburn). Its sti ...

(3 pages) 13 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Drugs

House, 1999.4) Cannabis. 5 Nov. 2001 .5) Getchell, Leroy H., Grover D. Pippin, and Jill W. Vernes. "Psychoactive Drugs and Steroids." Perspectives on Health. Lexington: D.C. Health and Company, 1994. 515-518.

(5 pages) 25 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

A brief introduction to the nature of psychoactive drugs

Psychoactive drugs are substances that are commonly used today for legitimate medical purposes as we ... y used today for legitimate medical purposes as well as recreational use among certain individuals. Psychoactive refers to the drugs' effect on brain chemistry. When not being used for medical purpose ... logical damage, as well as damage to the central nervous system. There are three main categories of psychoactive drugs: depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens.Depressants are psychoactive drugs wh ...

(2 pages) 26 1 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Tocacco and its effects

le continue to use tobacco despite the health risks is that they have become addicted to a powerful psychoactive drug: nicotine. Although the tobacco industry long maintained that there was insufficie ... dictive. In fact, many researchers consider nicotine to be the most physically addictive of all the psychoactive drugs. Recent neurological studies indicate that nicotine acts on the brain in much the ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Performance enhancing drugs in sports

by injection. Mostly used for its muscle building effect.? (Thomas L.Schwenk, MD. (January, 1997). Psychoactive Drugs and Athletic Performance. New York City. The Physician and Sports medicine ? Vol ... .9 Amphetamines 3.8 Cocaine 2.4 Anabolic Steroids 2.2 Note. (Thomas L.Schwenk, MD. (January, 1997). Psychoactive Drugs and Athletic Performance. New York City. The Physician and Sports medicine ? Vol ...

(6 pages) 32 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Informative Speech on Ecstasy with bibliography

ug the most, and finally, the effects of this drug.I. What is Ecstasy?A. Ecstasy is classified as a psychoactive drug-possessing stimulant and hallucinogenic properties.1. The scientific name is 3,4-M ...

(6 pages) 51 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

The Effects of Marijuana

Marijuana is a mood altering or psychoactive drug thathas many nicknames, such as pot, weed, ganja, sensi, herb, and others. It is a ...

(4 pages) 40 1 3.8 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

rmful than other, currently legal drugs, and there for marijuana should be legalized.Marijuana is a psychoactive drug extracted from the plant "cannabis sativa". It is currently legal in thirteen stat ...

(5 pages) 47 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The Journal of Drug Issues

al harm or it impairs social abilities. The substances that are discussed in this report are called psychoactive drugs; those drugs that influence or alter the workings of the mind, affect moods, emot ... d legally without prescription and are commonly abused. But in this paper, I would like to focus on psychoactive drugs. Psychoactive drugs influence or alter the working of the mind. They affect think ...

(4 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community