An age old struggle, addiction, has been deemed a major problem in society due to the physical and mental harm it causes, but the major connotation of addiction is solely related to substance and alcohol abuse.
Being addicted to something such as drugs, alcohol, food, etc., is not due to someone waking up one day and saying 'hey, I would really enjoy not being able to cope without a substance.' It is mostly due to deeper issues like depression or influences, things of that nature, which lead someone on the path for their search of an escape....
Maurice, Leader of the Marijuana Party of Canada, Mike Niebudek, Vice-President, Canadian Police Association, and Eugene Oscapella, Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy.
BIS 421/CSS 411 - Spring 2010 “Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?” – Clifford Stoll Introduction There is no doubt the presence of the internet is increasing at a rapid pace.
The neurotransmitter dopamine plays an important role in reinforcing pleasurable behaviours and is thought to play a central role in the physiology of addiction. We know that the release of dopamine is not contingent upon ingesting a particular chemical (Physiology of Behavior, Neil Carlson).
This report deals extensively with allegations of racism in the enforcement of drug laws in Ontario (for those who are not from Canada, Ontario is Canada's most populous province -- about 11 million citizens).
This report examines drug law enforcement in Georgia in light of CERD and the requirement of non-discrimination, focussing primarily on the years 1990 to 1995.
They have been arrested, prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned at increasing rates since the early 1980s, and grossly out of proportion to their numbers in the general population or among drug users.
According to the Casa Colombia research, one in seven people, ages 12 and older are addicted to nicotine, alcohol or some other kind of opiate drug (“What Is Addiction”).
Specifically, this paper will address the issue as to what gender is more likely to engage in substance use and why, as well as the possible and promising substance abuse treatment options that may be available.
Chronic, relapsing, compulsive, urge, and impulse are just a few of the words used to describe the “brain disease” commonly known as addiction (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2011)....
(JPI) press release states "People of color and non-violent offenders have been hardest hit by the state's shifting priorities - which result, in part, from the 1973 Rockefeller Drug Laws that introduced harsh mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenders."
It is estimated that the illicit use of drugs and addictions between “medical, economic, criminal, and social impact” costs Americans nearly half a trillion dollars a year.
"More people are behind bars for drug offenses in the United States -- about 400,000 -- than are in prison for all crimes in England, France, Germany and Japan combined..
The research shows rates of addiction to drugs are on a rise, the number of people who are living with some type of addiction has been increasing dramatically over the past 30 years; over 50 percent of young adult between 18 and 21 admitted to using drugs....
When people have become addicts, they are entirely depending on drugs and experience irresistible cravings, as well as withdrawal symptoms when they are not using drugs.