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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

(ADHD), once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, is one of the most common mental disorders among children. ADHD often continues into adolescence and adulthood, and can cause a lifetime of frustrated dreams and emotional pain. It affects 3-5 percent of all children, perhaps as ...

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Substance Abuse And Musicians

There are many famed musicians that have experienced a harsh downfall because of substance abuse. I have decided to take a look into the lives of various rock stars to see what effect these drugs have on their lives -- the consequences and even fatalities. The question I ask is why do rock ...

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A Review Of Huxley's Brave New World

Brave New World (1932) is one of the most insidious works of literature ever written. An exaggeration? Tragically, no. Brave New World has come to serve as the false symbol for any regime of universal happiness. So how does Huxley turn a future where we're all notionally ...

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Be Healthy And Drug Free

To means much more than it sounds. It means turning down peer pressure, not using drugs, and not feeling the need to use drugs. Many people have died from drug overdose; including Roger Clinton, Bill Clinton's brother. There are many different types of drugs. Some drugs are good for you and ...

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Legalization Of Marijuana For Medicinal Purposes

In the late 1970’s, Susan Nelson watched her husband, Don, vomit constantly. Don was undergoing chemotherapy to treat his testicular cancer. The body rejects the drugs used in chemotherapy by means of vomiting. The constant vomiting caused Don further tissue damage than he already had. In 1989, ...

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Teenage Parenthood

Marijuana (also spelled marihuana) is a psychoactive drug made from the dried leaves and flowering parts of the hemp plant. It is one of the most strictly classified illegal drugs in the United States. Under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance, which ...

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Cocaine And Its Dangers

There are many different types of drugs in the world, with many uses and types. It can be called medicine, to save people’s lives, and some of them can be bought from drug stores or pharmacies. There are also some drugs that can make people feel better and it can not be bought from any store, ...

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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 ...

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How Can Drug Trafficking Be Co

ntrolled? The Drug Enforcement Agency has tried to limit the drug trafficking problem coming from countries south of the U.S. Also many other law enforcement agencies. The southern hemisphere has given the U.S. a really hard time with the international drug trade. Where do drugs come from? ...

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Drug Legalization

Strong drug enforcement in the United States is correlated with the reduction in crime , drug use, and drug addiction growth rates. The impact on tougher drug sanctions has been overshadowed by a myth that U.S. drug enforcement has become too lenient. This myth has been promoted by the ...

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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 ...

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Teens: Obstacles In The 90's

Teens are facing more and more obstacles in the 90’s besides just academic challenges. They are being faced with teen drinking . Today’s teens are also faced with teen drug abuse. They are also faced with the peer pressures faced by theses drugs plus the pressure to be like everyone else. Teen ...

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Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Problems

If you have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or other risk factors, you are at a higher risk of having kidney problems in the future. The good news is, if you’re at risk for kidney disease you can protect your kidneys. • Chronic Kidney Disease • Checking Your Kidney Function • Symptoms of ...

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Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes?

Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes? Marijuana has been used extensively as a medical remedy for more than five thousand years. In the early 1900s, medical usage of marijuana began to decline with the advent of alternative drugs. Injectable opiates and synthetic drugs such as ...

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Being Popular

Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem among many young people. Most drug and alcohol abuse happens on the weekend at a party or at a friend’s house. Young people want to be popular and fit in, and if fitting in means drinking or using drugs, they are going to do it. After a few ...

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"Legalization Of Marijuana"

Cannabis sativa or marijuana has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. The plant spreads like milkweed and will eventually run out any other plants nearby. In the wild, or grown with care marijuana can grow to be 3 - 20 feet high. The plant itself can be used for rope, material, medicine or for ...

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The Beat Generation

was a generation of beat, down wanderers, who traveled the continent trying to find the answer to why we are here and what here is. Some of the founders, of this movement were Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, who then was under the name of William Lee, and Allen Ginsberg. The Beats rejected ...

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Antibiotics

have played a major role in our society thanks to Sir Alexander Fleming's careful observations in 1928. Without it, many lives would be in danger due to infectious diseases. Antibiotics are chemical substances produced by various species of microorganisms and other living systems that are ...

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The Negative Portrayal Of LSD

Despite the negative portrayal in mainstream 1960s media, justifications expressed by counterculture activists for further investigation, education and experimentation under government control of LSD were rational and valid arguments. Sex, drugs, protests, war, political upheaval, cultural chaos, ...

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Aids 2

For an epidemic that would explode to claim hundreds of thousands of lives, AIDS surfaced very quietly in the United States, with a small notice on June 4, 1981 in a weekly newsletter published by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, alerting doctors to five unusual cases of pneumonia that ...

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