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3 Ways Drug Addiction Impacts Women Differently Than Men

3 Ways Drug Addiction Impacts Women Differently Than Men | Deviant Behavior Class |

Did you know #DrugAddiction impacts women differently than men? Find out how. #SeattleDrugTreatment



Via ResidenceXII
Faith Suazo's insight:

I chose an addiction related scoop this week due to the fact that we are going over alcohol abuse in class now. While I was reading this article, I remembered the class lecture about mental illness in men versus mental illness in women.  We saw a video that illustrated the typical male signs of mental illness, which was the Joker threatening to kill a man over a phone call. Then we saw a clip from Twilight illustrating a typical female's mental illness signs, which was Bella sitting staring out a window for months and months due to her depression.  There are some obvious harmful effects for women to take up an addiction like the possible risks if a woman were to consider pregnancy and continued to consume the drugs and/ or alcohol. Prescription medications are not always taken properly, and those medications are already incredibly regulated as is.

Kelsey Sunde's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:09 AM

This artice wasn't too informitive, but i did notoice that they said drug addiction impacts woman differently than men. I can believe that, but i need more proof in that, because reguarldessof what gender, drug addiction impacts everyone different

Kim Warren's curator insight, April 20, 2014 9:32 PM

This article talks about the impacts of drugs on women as opposed to men.  The first reason said is that women have more emotional and mental problems than men tend to have.  This brings up the fact that not only the drug issue, but the stereotyping of women as being more emotionally affected and less physically.  Another point is on the idea of pregnancy.  As shown in the clip we watched, it does affect the unborn and new born infant and we should be careful about what we put in our bodies when pregnant.

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Bullying in Our Schools: Traditional and 'cyber' bullies keep local ... - Prescott Daily Courier

Bullying in Our Schools: Traditional and 'cyber' bullies keep local ... - Prescott Daily Courier | Deviant Behavior Class |
Bullying in Our Schools: Traditional and 'cyber' bullies keep local ...Prescott Daily CourierThe 12-year-old's mother told the officer that the boy did not threaten her son, but she was concerned it was cyber bullying and not appropriate behavior,...

Via MsManger
Faith Suazo's insight:

This article is unbelievable. I cannot believe what kids do and say to one another. When I was in school (Elementary- High School), sure I had bullies, most kids do and the cycle continues. It hurts to go on every single day feeling like you're alone and no one else can help. Telling an adult is NOT enough, it's embarrassing and social consequences escalate the situation.  Social media plays such a large role in general bullying; word gets out so much faster with current technology.  Gossip spreads like a wildfire when you're a young kid in school, and it usually continues throughout adulthood. I work in an office consisting of predominantly women, and I have found that women tend to gossip much more so than men. I'm only 18 now, and it is exhausting to find that women in their 50s continue to gossip about one another. I am absolutely fed up. I recall incidents where students committed suicide as a result of bullying which caused the judicial system to be better about enforcing laws against bullying. A couple friends of mine in high school committed suicide without warning to get away from the bullying.  Cyber bullying to me just means that those involved have only reached a new low, because like the administrators had said "if you can't say that to their face, why would you do it online?" I was especially surprised at the group of kids who tried to get a girl to drink a bottle of urine. Society puts too much stress on kids with ideal norms, and appearances at such a young age. Personally I got good grades in class and got through it all as fast as I could so as not to get caught up in any more drama. I enjoyed some of my high school years, but I do not in any way want my senior year to be as good as it gets in my life. Bullying can be stopped and even prevented by a more threatening punishment by parents and schools.  Even forming alliances with a fellow student who is being bullied will help.  No one wants to feel like they are alone.

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Energy drinks, alcohol mix very dangerous for teens

Energy drinks, alcohol mix very dangerous for teens | Deviant Behavior Class |
Pediatricians warn that caffeinated beverages and alcohol can cause dangerous health side effects, especially in teens

Via Lisa Listle
Faith Suazo's insight:

This article I thought was very interesting because alcohol is a depressant which is supposed to have the opposite effect on our bodies than energy drinks do.  I remember hearing about, then later reading up on the long term affects on alcohol and caffeine use at the same time.  I found that the mixture of a depressant and a stimulant is suspected to cause people to develop heart disease at an earlier age than what is average. The typical cup of coffee has about 100mg of caffeine, but 16 ounces of just about any of the main energy drinks have approximately 160mg of caffeine which an unhealthy dose for a young heart that has not yet fully developed.

Tessa Fergusson's curator insight, May 16, 2013 7:40 AM

This article tells us about the effects of energy drinks mixed with alcohol drunken by teens. It tells not to believe the lies out there that says it isn't bad. These types of drinks are very bad for you, especially for teens which is the worst part as teens don't know about this.

Faith Suazo's comment, February 11, 2014 4:37 PM
I also forgot to mention: Energy drinks are full of sugar and they are a popular trend among teens for their strong taste and caffeine effect that cause the consumer to believe they are not as drunk as they really are. This topic can also play into the idea of peer pressure. @Erin Madden
Faith Suazo's comment, February 11, 2014 4:38 PM
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The PTSD Trap: Our Overdiagnosis of PTSD In Vets Is Enough to Make You Sick - Wired Science

The PTSD Trap: Our Overdiagnosis of PTSD In Vets Is Enough to Make You Sick - Wired Science | Deviant Behavior Class |
Author’s note: This story originally appeared in Scientific American, April 2009. As the suggestion of U.S. Army medical student Petulant Skeptic (see below), I am re-publishing it here, open access, because the return of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan ...

Via James Funk
Faith Suazo's insight:

Upon reading this article I have found correlations between the soldiers and the video "The Medicated Child."  The military only has so many resources and a budget that does not cooperate with the risk of mental health issues that come with the job.  As someone who comes from a military family that includes my fiance, I am well aware that these brave men and women are over worked and under paid for the outrageous orders they are given and forced to follow. The military has a catch. Unless you choose to retire with a minimum of 20 years with the military, it will not pay off besides looking good on a resume. My fiance has a $500,000 life insurance policy that is only active as long as he stays with the military, and I want no part of that insurance plan if it means he has to die in the line of duty, the policy also does not account for mental health related death. PTSD is such a broad label for mental illness. Like the article said, PTSD is a 1 out of 9 ratio, rather than 1 out of 3 soldiers obtain the mental illness. Doctors are so quick to tag an illness, but when it is this broad, many people are not getting the proper care that they need.

Angelo Rivera's comment, April 7, 2014 7:17 PM
I completely agree with you. I have been serving for the last six years and not only do I see this problem occur, but I deal with it myself. I came home from a deployment over three years ago and still to this day get labeled with having PTSD because I have trouble sleeping. Although there is a correlation with PTSD and sleeping disorders, this is not always the case. It’s a tragic situation that goes unheard and swept under the rug. Once a veteran is labeled with PTSD, they are limited on the types of jobs they can obtain both on the military and civilian side. However, this type of treatment in the workforce isn’t openly publicized.
Erin Madden's comment, April 14, 2014 12:14 PM
Great discussion!
Erin Madden's comment, April 14, 2014 12:14 PM
Great discussion!
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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial religious freedom bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial religious freedom bill | Deviant Behavior Class |
The Republican governor’s decision came amid a national outcry against Senate Bill 1062, led by gay-rights leaders who said the bill essentially legalized discrimination against homosexuals.

Via Erin Madden
Faith Suazo's insight:

Arizona is quickly becomming the most intolerant state in the nation. Years ago Arizona received attention when they passes a law allowing law inforcement to ask people for proof of citizenship if they were thought to be illegal.  This new Senate Bill 1062 is disguised as a religious freedom bill however, it really is just a bill allowing shop owners to discriminate against gays.  While I am pleased that the bill was vetoed, I think it was vetoed only due to economic pressure.  I applaud the companies and organizations that were quick to step in and pressure the governor to veto this bill of intolerance.  Arizona is attempting to define the norms and I hope that the rest of the country sees their acts as discrimination.

Marcus Irving's comment, March 11, 2014 3:48 AM
I believe that the vetoing of the Religious Freedom Bill, by Arizona Gov Jan Brewer was the right decision even if it was the politically correct thing to do. This bill in my opinion undermines everything that the civil rights movement accomplished, as well as the feminist movement and other events that aided in moving America away from being a society where hate, discrimination and unjust acts were tolerated and accepted. As a African American male, I have dealt with my fair share of dirty looks and profiling while shopping and conducting business, but never have I been out right refused service due to someone’s ignorance. Sure, if I were a business owner and a suspected white supremacist or a child molester came into my business to pay for a service, some people might say that I would be doing the right thing by turning them away, but in all reality that type of behavior wouldn’t make me any better than the people I hold in such low regard. As long as people are respectful to one another I see no need to refuse the right to service anyone. The religious business owners who were in favor of the bill referred to gays as foes of faith, a pretty derogatory remark to say the least. Does a person’s sexual preference automatically make them combatant against religious people, or could homosexuals quite possibly be religious people as well. I think this is a tricky topic to handle because we see one groups rights being sacrificed at the expense of another’s but at the end of the day we are all human beings before race, class, gender and sexuality come into play and we need to learn to accept each other for who we are. We are in the year 2014 aren’t we?
Erin Madden's comment, March 11, 2014 1:09 PM
Great debate here! At least one other state (I forget which...) has also introduced this type of legislation. Clearly, this type of bill, if passed, could reverse the "defining down" of homosexuality that we have seen over the past decade. To some, this bill means religious freedom. To others, like marcus says, it reminds them of pre-civil rights movement kinds of segregation. Is it fair for people to say "gay peopel can't come in my buisness" or should that be a right only granted to religious institutions like churches? Mormons frequently kick gays out of their congregations, but should a mormon business owner be able to extend this right to his/her community restaurant or store? Also, how the heck do business owners know their patron is gay?
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Disability hate crime

Disability hate crime | Deviant Behavior Class |

The number of recorded incidents of disability hate crime in England and Wales rose in 2011 to almost 2,000, its highest total since records began. It is unclear whether these rises are caused primarily by an increase in the number of disability hate crimes that are committed, or higher rates or their reporting.

There were 1,942 recorded incidents of disability hate crime in England and Wales in 2011, an increase of more than 25% on the total for 2010 and the highest since this data was first recorded in April 2010.

Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows the number of recorded incidents grew by 60% between 2009 and 2011.

While almost 2,000 reports were made to the police last year, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) made just 523 convictions for disability hate crime over the same period.

Via Kelly J Stockdale
Faith Suazo's insight:

This article is about the large increase in hate crimes having to do with disability in the past few years.  This topic is very close to my heart because my aunt who is also my best friend is autistic and deaf.  I can see how people look at her and it breaks my heart that our society at this day and age is still so intolerant, especially towards those who do not cause harm to others.  After reading this article, I realized my worries are far from over for those patient families who care for a disabled person.  Hate crimes are inevitable, and despite the number of arrests, the number of convictions may also be lower than we agree with.

Melissa Denetdale's comment, February 10, 2014 2:29 PM
This article sheds light on how society labels disabled individuals as only being a burden to society. This deviant group of people, the disabled, account for the harm on the economy by making the working people pay for thier claimed disabled inability to be employed. This also outlines the stress of the people with low socioeconmic status. This also shows that the disabled is rebelling against the informal social control, whom of which decide on who is able to get the disability and who does not. This group reporting the hate allegations might also be felt neglected by the general population and left as an outsider.
Erin Madden's comment, February 11, 2014 1:20 PM
Another thing to think about is: why are hate crimes against disabled people on the rise? Why are agents of social control who look down on disabled people acting more frequently against people with "deviant bodies'? Or, could the rising numbers be because disabled people feel more comfortable reporting such crimes against them? This second option would show a statistical rise in hate crimes, but may not reflect an actual increase in how often these crimes happen.