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1. Drugs

During this unit, we will discuss drugs, addiction, and recent trends in users. As a class, you are expected to read the following articles:

According to the articles by Sara Childress(2016), Maia Szalavitz(2016), and M. Scott Brauer(2017), the authors state that drugs in America are a huge negative impact towards people who are living in ...

  It is very difficult to overcome an addiction. The hardest part for an addict is actually to recover from their addiction. Within their recovery, addicts tend to face many problems while tryin...

Researchers say that in the past five years opioid drug addictions among Veterans have increased by 55 percent (Childress, 2016, p. 5). There are factors that are influencing this number to grow.  As...

Doctors are prescribing drugs to veterans without actually diagnosing them. Drug addiction is becoming a common problem with people and veterans, doctors should find some other way to treat their pati...

Childress and Lawrence believe that poorly managed opiate usage contributes to the thousands of veterans battling addiction today. This in fact is true because many troops are prescribed medication to...

There are various reasons why people develop drug addiction whether its psychological or physical pain. In the article ” Veterans Face Greater Risks Amid Opioid Crisis” Childress (2016) af...

Drug addiction has been looked at as both criminal and behavioral problem,but looking at it from a behavioral stand point seems to produce better results. Reasearchers agree that  approaches such as...

Veterans in “Veterans Face Greater Risks Amid Opioid Crisis” and “A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers” say they use opioid as a way to cope with their chronic p...

All human beings are motivated to satisfy their natural instincts in order to feel secure and comfortable.  Most pursue well-established goals, such as relationships, successful careers, having child...

according to the articles Veterans Face “Greater Risks Amid Opioid Crisis”(2016) and “A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers”(2014)  it is argued ...

Scientist people believe that drug addiction is an chemical imbalance in the brain, that is cause by people selfish. New evidence has shown that the reason for this rise of drug addiction is based on ...

In the recent years, it has been noticeable that veterans are more likely to be addicted to opiates than non-veterans. The articles “A Growing Number of Veterans Struggle to Quit Painkillers” by L...

Addictive behavior is caused by genetic or environmental influences. the article “can you get over an addiction” by Maia Szalavitz supports this statement states that “deep, emotional l...

Easy access to pain medications such as opioids has lead to drug addiction in America. This problem will continue to grow if a stoppage is not created to seek a more reliable source of treatment. In f...

Veterans have become addicted to opioid drugs due to the lack of restriction to these drugs in the VA centers and military camps. These opioids also have caused mental and physical damage to its victi...

The number of Americans that are addicted to drugs is on the rise. According to Childress (2016), “Until a few years ago, the VA was treating veterans’ chronic pain almost exclusively with pre...

Drug addiction among veterans is a growing concern in the United States of America. This is true because veterans are increasingly getting more addicted to prescription drugs. Veterans have have unli...

If doctors are more empathetic when treating their patients they can reduce the addiction to opiates. In the articles, “Veterans Face Greater Risks Amid Opioid Crisis,” (2016) Childress, &...

Easy access to cheap drugs has lead to drug addiction and has resulted in many fatalities worldwide. In the Editorial Board of The New York Times (2017) states “Public health officials have ...

Easy access to painkillers and heroin encourage drug addiction and overdose, leading to a lot of overdose deaths in 2015. According to reports from  Marblehead (2017), “Public health officials ...

Both articles made by New York Times and PBS agree that the opioid addiction recently became a number one threat to our citizens.  According to Editorial Board (2017) “Public health officials have ...

New Drug addiction and it consequences are a common epidemic. According to (editorial board, Jan. 6,2017), “ the current opioid epidemic is the worst drug crisis in American History, killing more th...

The opioid overdose epidemic has been significantly increasing due to the lack of funding to treating centers. The inability to find help in order to overcome the withdrawal symptoms and the craving f...

The drug epidemic is a serious problem happening across the U.S and it has killed more than thirty thousand people. This health issues are tackle in “Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America...

Easy access to pain pills and heroin contributed to drug overdose and that caused a lot of overdose death in 2015. The increase in overdose death was a course for concern for the public health officia...

In the United States, death from drug overdose is on the rise.  In Article 1, According to the Editorial Board (2017), “The opioid epidemic killed more than 33,000 people in 2015.” (para....

Drug addiction for opioids has escalated across the whole country causing an increase in overdoses. The editorial board of the New York Times (2017) states, “299 people in Milwaukee County died of d...

The opioid epidemic in the United States has worsened as treatment and drug rehabilitation centers have become difficult to have access to. Treatment and rehab services can be expensive, therefore not...

The Opioid epidemic has been proven to be the worst drug crisis in history.  According to the Jennifer Medina(2017) from the article Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic(p. 6), “All of us have some real i...

In an article printed in January of 2017 by the New York Times Editorial Board, the epidemic of opioids are discussed; but highlights an individual’s breakthrough. The editorial board of the New...

Drug addiction has always been an issue in people’s life, destroying them and it’s been  increasing within the years. In Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis...

Deaths in overdose are becoming more and more common. Woodruff Argues “The statistics are staggering. In 2013, New Hampshire saw 192 drug overdose deaths. That number shot up to 326 in 2014. As ...

The opioid drug crisis has damaged our public health and public safety issues. Drug abuse has always been a challenge for this country and it seems that we are not doing anything to prevent the worsen...

Drug usage plays a big role in America’s death rate. Editorial Board (2017), from NY time’s article, acknowledges “Public health officials have called the current opioid epidemic the worst...

deaths caused by opioid overdoses are becoming more common in the U.S. According to the New York Times editorial board (2017) “the opioid epidemic killed more than 33,000 people in 2015.”...

As the opioid crisis in America grows, the victims to drug addiction are in need of easier access to getting help for themselves. Gladys Johnsen lost her daughter’s partner to an overdose that occur...

Drug addiction is a rising cause of death in the United States. Both The New York Times and PBS highlight the affects of drugs in specific regions of the country, focusing mainly on its impact on the ...

Suffolk has 111 heroin deaths and 96 prescription opioid deaths Claim People are dying more from heroin overdose than compared to prescription opioid overdoses Using heroin is more dangerous than bein...

Chasing The Scream by Johann Hari argues that addiction is not only due to chemicals. Johann tells about an experiment done by professor Bruce. Bruce’s lab rats experiments tells us that rats with g...

the opioid epidemic is a public health and safety issue. “the lockdown” and the “heartbreak over heroin addiction” argue this…...

In the article The Lockdown, one main focus is how the criminal justice system   has put so much stress on the war on drugs that it has given law enforcement facilitation   to violate the Fo...

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/02/teen-drug-abuse-becoming-epidemic-must-be-addressed.htm http://www.foxnews.com http://press.foxnews.com/corporate-info/ http://press.foxnews.com One reason wh...

In Chasing the Scream, the author argues that drug addiction is not caused by the chemicals in drugs but by an addict’s environment. The author uses the example of Bruce Alexander, who was a profess...

In Batman’s Bad Call, excerpted from “Chasing the Scream” by Johann Hari, he explains how people could do unusual things and how they struggle when they’re lonely, how addicti...

in the article “lockdown” the author michelle alexander tries to show to the readers how the criminal justice system has “few legal rules that meaningfully constrain the police in th...

In Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari blames people’s addiction to drugs on their environment. He uses an experiment conducted by Bruce Alexander using drugs and rats to explain why addiction is in...

In Chasing the scream, author Johann Hari uses the idea of addiction as a key focus in one of his chapters. The impression that addiction has not only a physical dependency but also a mental dependenc...

In chapter 13 of the excerpt Chasing the Dream, the author begins talking about an experiment he had seen being conducted on rats which to him at first seemed “intriguing” but he is able t...

Can You Get Over an Addiction? by Maia Szalavitz argues that addiction is shouldn’t be viewed as a moral problem or a progressive disease. Maia (2016) argues that addiction is “a learning diso...

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