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effects of alcohol Some Facts(1) Australian industry loses more than one billion dollars a year because of sickness caused by alcohol. Alcohol plays a part in more than 50% of serious crimes in Australia. In violent crimes it plays an even bigger part: more than 75% of them are linked to alcohol. About half of the people killed in road accidents are killed because somebody has drunk to much. Effects of alcohol on human behaviour From the above facts it is clear that alcohol has a major impact on
Electronic Monitoring Electronic Monitoring Last year, state prison systems were operating between 14% and 25% over their reported capacity; the federal system 26% over the reported capacity. On average, the incarcerated population has grown 7.9% annually since 1985. The question is: what do we do with the increase overflow and what do we do with those awaiting trial when the jails are filled with a lot of non-violent criminal offenders? Tracking devices such as ankle bracelets and implants coul
english lakota women and black boy RESEARCH PAPER When looking back on the books that I have read there is one thing that I noticed common in all the books. It seems to me that a bad comes from coming from a family without a father figure. There is much negativity that comes from living a life with no father figure. The first book that we read was Lakota Women. Mary Crow Dog was born and raised without a father figure in her life. The next book that we read was Black Boy. Richard Wright faces th
Euthanasia13 Many people confronted with a terminal illness are confused about what they can do as a dying person. This is when euthanasia is often discussed. Deciding that this is the only option is a long drawn out process. Being that a large part of American society is of Christian beliefs, it is necessary to look at morality based on religion. The main pro-suicide argument deals completely within the issue of choice. If life is seen as a covenant, or temporary loan from God, the freedom to c
Exspecting the Unexspected Expecting the Unexpected There are many things to expect when a couple has a child. When a couple conceives a child they should know how much commitment is involved. There are the early morning feeds and cleanings, which can frustrate new parents. A person gives up privileges and most of their freedom when the child is born. Also, one of the parents has to stay home or figure out some way to watch and care for their child during the day. The parents make a commitment t
Fabrutzi If you\'re an Internet user, you know who you are. They are among all of us in society, although many may choose to not acknowledge that they too, frequently use the Internet. As I sit here and look across the street, I see a man in front of his own computer; the screen glowing against the window behind him. He does not use his personal computer for work, he is a farmer. He has become what is known as an Internet Junky. The addiction begins innocently. At the start, you are not even a
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In this paper I will tell facts about the harm and danger mothers put their children thru when deciding to drink alcohol, while they are pregnant. I will tell some of the symptoms and characteristics of this bad syndrome. What happens when the child grows up and starts school and then what it is like as an adult. This horrible syndrome is called “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.” Many pregnant women are not aware of the complications that are involved with pregnancy. The greate
fear and lothing in las vegas After both reading and watching Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, I have come to realize that the story follows the mythic journey. The mythic journey is the basis for nearly every story ever told. The mythic or heroes journey usually begins in the hero’s ordinary world. Next comes the call to adventure. The third step is when the hero refuses the call to adventure. Before leaving to go on a journey the hero meets with a mentor. Now the hero must
Griswold v Connecticut1 Griswold v. Connecticut On June 7, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Griswold v. Connecticut, struck down state laws that had made the use of birth control by married couples illegal. The court\'s landmark decision - coming five years after oral contraceptives became available to American women and 49 years after Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. - legalized the use of birth control and paved the way for the nearly unanimous acceptance of co
Growing up in todays world Growing up in Today’s World It’s tough enough being a teenager in today’s world without the temptations of drugs, sex, and violence, but in the year 2000 this is what the adolecent’s face. We face more obstacles and trials and tribulations than teens faced twenty or thirty years ago. There is more sexual content on today’s televisions, more violence in todays school, and more peer pressure to try all sortsof new drugs. Yet it seems the youth of today have acomplished m
Growing up in todays world is ** Growing up in today\'s world as a teenager is overwhelming. Our lives become a life of frustruation and misunderstanding Many adults seem to have this image of teenagers being reckless , young, and uncertain., when really we are just confused and trying to get through the toughest years of our life.. highschool. What are adolescents? Are adolescents immature adults. or mature kids? Are adolescents destructive hostile human beings? Or misunderstood people? Adolesc
haha1 Teaching Kids The issue of morals and values being taught to our children is one of the most pressing problems in our society today. The responsibility of raising children with a strong moral base has been lost in the chaos of the modern world. With an increase in single parenting and more homes where both parents are employed full-time, the role of parents in their children\'s lives has drastically changed. Many parents are no longer involved in raising their children, which leaves the re
Harmful Effects of Smoking Every year thousands of people die because of lung cancer or other tobacco related illnesses. Everyone in the world comes in contact with smoke from a cigarette at least once in their lifetime, whether it is at a restaurant or at work. Millions of people are addicted to smoking, and thousands more become addicted every year. Cigarettes and other tobacco products are everywhere. Most of the addicted smokers started when they were young (Roberts 18). The reason why peopl
hawks soccer Capital Punishment Throughout time, capital punishment has always existed and has always been a controversial issue for its existence. Whether or not it should be legalized in Canada or abolished in the United States is a re-occurring question. In our society today, many people agree with capital punishment as a justifiable means of punishment. In simple terms, capital punishment is the lawful taking of a person’s life after conviction for a crime. It degrades society as a whole, an
hazard smoking Cigarettes - Addiction and Product Dangers It is clear that businesses have an obligation to inform their customers about their product\'s ingredients and dangers. Looking at the case of Rose Cipollone we see that she was a heavy smoker. Her doctor\'s had to remove part of her right cancerous lung and informed her that she had to quit smoking. Unfortunately, she was addicted. Her doctor\'s removed the rest of her lung that year and she finally quit smoking. She then sued the Ligge
hc THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Introduction Barriers to employment, transportation, public accommodations, public services, and telecommunications have imposed staggering economic and social costs on American society and have undermined our well-intentioned efforts to educate, rehabilitate, and employ individuals with disabilities. By breaking down these barriers, the Americans with Disabilities Act will enable society to benefit from the skills and talents of indiv
Heart DiseaseThe Unknown Killer Table of Contents I. Introduction A. Attention Grabber!!! B. Purpose of the paper 1. To explain how chemistry is part of my life. II. Body A. An in depth look at heart disease. B. Causes and symptoms C. Explanation on how chemistry is used to treat and in some cases cure heart disease. III. Conclusion A. Recap on how chemistry is part of my life and everyone\'s life. B. Elude to the horrors of a world without chemistry. IV. Work Cited V. Self Evaluation A merciles
Hemp Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many different cultures. The purposes have changed over time to fit in with the current lifestyles. This pattern is also true in American history. The use of marijuana has adapted to the social climate of the time. Marijuana, whose scientific name is cannibis sativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia, 1995). The cultivation of the marijuana plant be
hepatitis Hepatitis Hepatitis is the term given to inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is most commonly caused by viruses, but is usually accustomed to individuals who drink heavily for a many number of years. Hepatitis can cause your liver to become inflamed, swollen, and tender. If the infection is severe and prolonged without treatment the liver may become scarred, causing cirrhosis of the liver. The complications of hepatitis and cirrhosis are liver failure and cancer. Usually resulting in
History of the American Drug War History of the American Drug War The first act of America\'s anti-drug laws was in 1875. It outlawed the smoking of opium in opium dens. This was a San Francisco ordinance. The basis on passing this law was that Chinese men had a way of luring white women to their dens and causing their ruin, which was the association with Chinese men. Later, other Federal laws such as trafficking in opium was illegal for anyone of Chinese origin. The opium laws were directed a
How to handle drug abuse How to handle drug abuse! There are many different ways to deal with drugs & drug abuse, and there are wrong ways & right ones! It depends on how you look at it & handle it! Many young people experiment with drugs. This is a fact of life. There is no getting away from it; we are a drug using society. Many of us seek a ‘easy way out ’ solution for a variety of conditions both physical and emotional, and alcohol and tobacco use is a big part in our society. Drugs are used
human sexuality Outline I. Introduction II. Process of Conception A. Ovulation B. Fertilization C. Gestation D. Birth III. Methods of Contraception A. Abstinence B. Oral Contraception C. Intrauterine Device D. Condom E. Diaphragm F. Vaginal Contraception Sponge G. Cervical Cap H. Rythem Method I. Norplant J. Sterilization 1. Vasectomy 2. Tubal Ligation K. Depro Provera L. Morning After Pill (B-I, K-L) 1. What is it? 2. What it does 3. Effectiveness 4. Advantages and Disadvantages 5. Who can use
Hunter s thompson “Louisville, the cultural center of the Bluegrass State and home to the Kentucky Derby, is famous for its production of cheese-burgers, cigarettes, gin, half the world’s bourbon, and Hunter Thompson.” Thompson was born during the Great Depression to Virginia Ray and Jack Thompson. Thompson was the oldest of three sons, he led the way from the beginning of his life. Thompson and his family lived in a rural middle-class area in a neighborhood with many other families just like th
ice skating in asia The HeartINTRODUCTIONIn today\'s society, people are gaining medical knowledge at quite a fast pace. Treatments, cures, and vaccines for various diseases and disorders are being developed constantly, and yet, coronary heart disease remains the number one killer in the world. The media today concentrates intensely on drug and alcohol abuse, homicides, AIDS and so on. What a lot of people are not realizing is that coronary heart disease actually accounts for about 80% of all su
if merijuana were to be legal If Marijuana Were To Be Legal Drugs are a major influential force in our country today. The problem has gotten so out of hand that many options are being considered to control it or even solve it. Ending the drug war seems to be a bit impossible. The war on drugs seems to be accomplishing a lot but this is not true. Different options need to be considered. Legalization is an option that hasn\'t gotten a chance but should be given one. Although many people feel that
Illegal Drugs What are my experiences with alcohol or drugs? I myself have never tried any alcoholic drink or any kinds of illegal drugs. Since I have never been drunk or wasted, or very rarely been around someone who is, I will have to describe a few times when my fiancee and my sister have one to many shots. The first time Kennie (my fiancee) and my sister got drunk together we were at Kennie’s house. Kelly, my sisters best friend was there and the party began. Black cherry wine coolers-8 of t
Illegal Drugs Their Effects on the Body Illegal Drugs: Their effects on the body There are many types of drugs, and they have many different effects on the body. Drugs can kill those abuse them in 3 different ways: by overdose, through side effects or bad reactions, and as a means of committing suicide. Some drugs may cause both murderous and suicidal behavior. The hallucinogens, especially PCP, are infamous in this respect. Valium has also been cited as producing unwanted suicidal thoughts in s
Injection Techniques Injection Techniqes, Part 1 INJECTING STEROIDS There is much debate surrounding the question of whether injectable steroids are more or less effective and safe than oral steroids. It is suggested that the oral steroids, which have a special 17-? alkylated chemical structure making them active orally and more difficult for the liver to break down, may be more toxic to the liver. In addition, these oral steroids are subject to first pass metabolism\' meaning the liver is ex
Insomnia Insomnia Almost everyone experiences insomnia now and then. When one believes he must be in bed by a certain time every night or that he needs a certain number of hours of sleep, it may be the very thing that is preventing him from going to sleep (Munson 21). It is unfortunately true that many people still suffer from poor sleep but do not know that there are numerous programs that can help them. Insomnia, which is due to various causes and includes a vaiety of symptoms, can be reduced
Jim Morrison Jim Morrison His image as a poet is forever overshadowed by his title as a musician and his strong legend. What singer song writer was born on December 8, 1943 in the town of Melbourne, FL? Who became known for an outrageous performing style, and a hard hitting, highly amplified sound? Who was the lead singer of the well known 60’s and 70’s rock band The Doors. James Douglas Morrison was one of the most outrageous but ingenious rock stars of his time. On December 8, 1943 in a town b
job1 Although the extent of child abuse is difficult to measure, it is recognized as a major social problem, especially in industrialized nations. It occurs in all income, racial, religious, and ethnic groups and in urban and rural communities. It is, however,more common in some groups, especially those below the poverty line. Cultures around the world have different standards in deciding what constitutes child abuse. In Sweden, for example, the law prohibits any physical punishment of children,
John Gallows Story From A Freshman’s Point of view Purpose: To show how being a freshman at SUNY Oneonta altered the life of one boy. He’s from a normal town with parents that love him. Jack and Judy Gallow dropped their child off on a warm august day at Suny Oneonta, with pride. His name is John. He’s the first is his family to go to college, he is the first step in the transition of his family. His father Jack owns a large pluming firm, the second largest in Rocklyn County. It was his fathers
La Cosa Nostra Organized crime has a long and notorious history throughout the world. The ancestor to today’s criminal organization can be traced back centuries to pirates who operated off the coasts of continents. The Mafia became to take force to protect estates when the landlords were not there (La Cosa 1). By the 1800’s the Mafia had become criminal and used violence throughout Sicily. A strict ethical code called omerta, the rule of death if broken, was used to sworn members in. It soon bec
LEAGAL Legal police searches The laws of the United States can be hard to understand sometimes. The Fourth Amendment states that people have a right not to be searched without a reasonable warrant and that people have a right to feel secure in their homes. There are acts giving police permission to do what ever they need to to keep drunks off the streets. There are also rules and regulations, kind of like a sports game, and, just like games, there are always ways to get around these rules. Like
lealazation of marijuana Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded Leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant. Marijuana is the name given to the plant cannabis sativa. The legalization of marijuana would not only bring the pointless bickering to a screeching halt, but also tend to those who need relief from pain and certain diseases. All forms of marijuana are Mind-altering drugs. The ingredient that gets you high in marijuana is called Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabino
Legal Research of itself does not constitute reckless behavior. However, Woody, retrieving out of his photographic memory, cites the court’s opinion and facts in Gill v. State. “Similarly to your situation, the defendant was intoxicated, speeding, and weaving in and out lane when, without even attempting to stop, she hit a stationary vehicle. Coincidently, the arresting officer also found several beer containers in the backseat of her car. Consequently, the court found her guilty of aggravated a
Legalization of Drugs Legalization of Drugs Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs; beliefs that are contrary to what America should believe. However, such a debate has been apparent in the American marketplace of ideas before with the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920\'s. With the illegality of alcohol the Mafia could produce liquor and therefore had considerable control over those who wanted their substance and service. The role that the Mafia played in the 1920\'s has transform
Legalization Of Marijuana For thousands of years the plant cannabis sativa, otherwise known as hemp or marijuana, has been harvested by people and utilized in many different ways. It has been grown to provide food for villages and towns, and used for clothes, rope, and sails on early ships. The Bible was written on hemp paper, as well as the first draft of the US Constitution. Marijuana has been utilized for its medicinal value since four to five hundred BC. Not until a half-century ago did the
Legalize it Legalize It! Many feel today we are loosing the war on drugs. When a battle goes to the point where there is no winner there needs to be a re-evaluation of how to solve the problem. In the case of the war against drugs, years of fighting have caused increased crime, overcrowding of prisons and the wasted use of money and resources with no results. It is now time to look at alternative methods to solving the nation\'s drug problem. I will be looking at one of these methods that deals
legalize marijuana Should Marijuana Be Legal By: Colby Gilbert E-mail: [email protected] Should Marijuana Be Legal This is a topic that has become a bit of concern amongst people in the past few years. Marijuana has been illegal since the early 1900’s, but lately scientists have figured out that there are some uses of marijuana that could benefit people in need, people who are sick of deadly diseases such as aids, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. These are all diseases that are hard for anyone
legalize marijuana Should Marijuana Be Legal By: Colby Gilbert E-mail: [email protected] Should Marijuana Be Legal This is a topic that has become a bit of concern amongst people in the past few years. Marijuana has been illegal since the early 1900’s, but lately scientists have figured out that there are some uses of marijuana that could benefit people in need, people who are sick of deadly diseases such as aids, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. These are all diseases that are hard for anyone
Legalizing Marijuana There is a large drug problem facing the United States today, and this problem extends to all citizens. It’s not just the poor and the uneducated who are effected by this problem. The most largely used illegal drug in the United States is Marijuana, and thus is the drug law enforcement and the media tends to target the most, costing the taxpayers lots and lots of money. I will show you that Marijuana is not as large and evil as it may appear, and that if legalized the econom
Legalizing Marijuana There is a large drug problem facing the United States today, and this problem extends to all citizens. It’s not just the poor and the uneducated who are effected by this problem. The most largely used illegal drug in the United States is Marijuana, and thus is the drug law enforcement and the media tends to target the most, costing the taxpayers lots and lots of money. I will show you that Marijuana is not as large and evil as it may appear, and that if legalized the econom
levels of consciousness Multiple Consciousness This is another chapter in the book titled The Psychology of Consciousness. This chapter examines the variations in consciousness. Ornstein proposes that an individual’s consciousness goes through numerous changes each day. There are daily changes in biological rhythms, borderline states between sleep and dreams, sleep and wakefulness, and daydreams. Each day we each experience a basic biologic rhythm referred to as circadian. Many factors influence
Loss Prevention Loss Prevention In today\'s economic condition, there has become an increasing need for small and large businesses to become conscious of ways and reasons that they might lose money. Companies need quality employees, effective management, and cost efficient loss prevention plan to decrease the total losses endured by a company. Losses in the workplace can come from many different areas, such as: internal theft (employee theft), external theft (shoplifting), and administrative (sy
Manson Marilyn Manson is a name that one hears everywhere they go. Today\'s media is constantly reporting on Marilyn Manson\'s controversial looks, shows, and religious beliefs. Manson\'s controversial nature has gained him much infamousy in the media world today. Many people believe that Marilyn Manson is strange, considering he wears various women\'s clothing, heavy makeup, and loads of large jewelry. Many oppose his shows, because of reports of Satanic rituals, bodily harm inflicted on himsel
Marijana or Martinies Nora Parker January 19, 2000 English 10, per 2 Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights Let me ask you something… if you had a choice, what would it be: Marijuana or Martinis? This question appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, May 12th, 1998. Due to the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 the only legal choice that you and the 18 million other adults who used marijuana last year can make is the martini (Against Drug Prohibition ix). The legal accepta
Marijuana essay Cannabis Sativa (marijuana) has been thought to be an illegal and very harmful drug for many years. But as you read this report you will learn that marijuana has been around for many years (most years legal) and isn\'t as harmful as some people may think. Marijuana has been used for many things in the past, including medicine, hemp rope, crude cloth and enjoyment. Now it is mainly used as a narcotic. Marijuana is an illegal weed that grows up to eighteen feet tall with little or
marijuana1 Should Drugs Be Made Legal? For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts (crack babies), while others become users. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial.
marijuana1 Should Drugs Be Made Legal? For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts (crack babies), while others become users. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial.