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The Day in the Life of A Drug Addict I awoke to the smell of an old house, the lights were off and the house was cold and damp. Doug was nudging me saying "Wake-up! I got us a wake-up . . . get out of bed!" He was wide awake and holding a sixteenth of cocaine in his hand. My stomach started churring as I got up and ran to the restroom. He had woken me up many days like this but today Doug really had the dope. He enjoyed waking me up and making me think he had some cocaine, but

Well written Essay on Cocaine's effect on the brainIt is used in offices, parties, on street corners, in homes, and even in schools. With so much wide-spread abuse, cocaine is in extreme demand. Cocaine abuse has risen 118% since 1990, and continues to rise (World Book Enc.). Cocaine addiction is easy to understand-- it [cocaine] produces a good feeling, so naturally people would tend to want more of it. The question now though, is: how does it produce these feelings, and why is the a

When you turn on the television you see many visions of problems in America. These problems include violence, poverty, crime and murder. All of these problems are either caused by, or directly related to drugs. A drug is any substance ingested into the body that is not food. The greatest problem in America is society s continuing use of drugs. If you walk into any local gas station or grocery store, it can be spotted right away. I am speaking of alcohol. Yes, alcohol though legal, is a

Illegal drugs are according to the government a major problem in our society. According to the Department of Justice drugs are the cause of most of our crime. The three major drugs that are being widely used are marijuana, cocaine, and crack. These drugs are used to relieve pain and make people "feel" better mentally and physically (69). If we legalized crack, marijuana, and cocaine it would drop the crime rate, make the people and government more money, and cut the abuse rate. As the Colleg

Cocaine Cocaine is a drug taken from the leaves of the coca plant. It is a potent brain stimulant and one of the most addictive drugs. Cocaine is sold on the street in two main forms: cocaine hydrochloride is a white crystal powder that can be snorted or dissolved in water heated and injected and "crack" is cocaine hydrochloride that has been processed with ammonia or (baking soda) and water into a freebase cocaine. These chips, chunks, or rocks can be sm

Alot of people who have tried drugs have experienced side-effects which are sometimes dangerous. If the users do not understand what they are doing it could end up in fatality. Not everyone reacts to drugs in the same way as others People with mental disorders may be pushed over the edge by their experiences with LSD( Lysergic acid diethylamide, a hallucinogenic drug) and similar drugs that produce hallucinations. Effects vary with body weight. Lighter people will get bigger effects to heavie

COCAINE CLASSIFICATION: STIMULANT HOW TAKEN: SNIFFED, INJECTED OR SWALLOWED DANGERS OF LONG TERM USE: DEPRESSION, CONVULSIONS POTENTIAL PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE: NO POTENTIAL PSYCHIC DEPENDENCE: YES POTENTIAL ORGANIC DAMAGE: YES (Conflict of opinion among experts) Cocaine is a powerful central nervous system stimulant that heightens alertness, inhibits appetite and the need for sleep, and provides intense feelings of pleasure. It is prepared from the leaf of the Erythroxylon coca

Just say the word "DRUG", many definitons and meanings will come to our mind. Drug is used as an ingredient for medicine but many people use drugs in the wrong way. We can't just say that drugs are not only narcotic but also common. Everyday medicines such as aspirins are used. This kind of medicine also are drugs. When we take drugs the right way as medication with the approval of a doctor, drugs could help to ease the pain and illness. There are many types of drugs in this world. The common

For several decades, drugs and alcohol have been a major problem in our society. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. There is no crime that kills more teenagers in the world then alcohol does. These substances affect the body in many ways, including the exchange of information within the brain, is slowed. Using drugs increases the risk of injury. Car crashes, falls, burns, drowning, and suicide are all linked to drug use. The usage of drugs r

History / Definition  Drugs have a long and notorious history for altering minds. Drugs are used as a way of escaping reality and disappearing into another world.  In this speech, I will assist you in understanding the history and definitions of various drugs. My proposed findings are based upon information I have gathered from a variety of what I believed to be reputable and credible sources.  Therefore, according to Professor Blum, from the University of C