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How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life

How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest  tells the story of former Ma

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I think this is so stupid, how possession of a plant that could grow anywhere could ruin your life fro then on out. This article justamplifies that, and I think it's a powerful tool.

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:46 PM

The damage caused by drug policy is much worse than the risks posed by the drugs 

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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 7:13 PM

I included this article because a lot of youth are getting charged for the possession of marijuana and not taking it seriously at all! This would really benifit the youth because it would explain the reality of getting one of these charges. The article relates to drug addiction because marjuana is a type of popular drug 

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How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life

How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest  tells the story of former Ma

Via Julian Buchanan, Kailyn Taylor
Andrew Lokantsov's insight:

I think this is so stupid, how possession of a plant that could grow anywhere could ruin your life fro then on out. This article justamplifies that, and I think it's a powerful tool.

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:46 PM

The damage caused by drug policy is much worse than the risks posed by the drugs 

Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:01 PM

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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 7:13 PM

I included this article because a lot of youth are getting charged for the possession of marijuana and not taking it seriously at all! This would really benifit the youth because it would explain the reality of getting one of these charges. The article relates to drug addiction because marjuana is a type of popular drug 

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Mexico's war on drugs continues on its faltering path - Borderzine (blog)

Mexico's war on drugs continues on its faltering path - Borderzine (blog) | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Mexico's war on drugs continues on its faltering path Borderzine (blog) “The drug war is more than a justice issue, it is a social issue; a lot of words and not a lot of action,” said Jose Villalobos, assistant professor at the University of Texas...

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Of all the places iv'e heard of, MExico seems to be hit the hardest. It's smack in the middle of the suppliers from South America, and the demand in the United States. This could be shown to anyone who believes there is no bad side to the drug war.

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Alex Köhel's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:41 PM

The drug war in Mexico has been taken from a political action to a social injustice, and the amount of people suffering from drug dependence in the country has reached an unsettling number. People who are concerned about the current crisis in Mexico involving Drugs and Drug related crime would benefit from reading this article.  

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Drug addiction: The complex truth « Mind Hacks

Drug addiction: The complex truth « Mind Hacks | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
We're told studies have proven that drugs like heroin and cocaine instantly hook a user. But it isn't that simple – little-known experiments over 30 years ago tell a very different tale. Drugs are scary.

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This was an interesting article in that it explains how certain drugs, such as cocaine, can hook you on them. The is a very good deterent to people who may be considering trying it and should be shown to them. 

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Krishna Shah's curator insight, December 7, 2013 3:31 PM

I scooped this article because it clearly explains how drugs like heroin and cocaine can hook people who obtain them. It is good to be educated in this because people can start being more careful.

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Tests underway on drug that could ‘cure’ meth addiction | The Raw Story

Tests underway on drug that could ‘cure’ meth addiction | The Raw Story | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

Scientists are testing a relatively common anti-inflammatory drug called Ibudilast for its potential to block the cravings of methamphetamine addicts, and the first round of results shows promise.


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Well the effects of this should be self-expanatory if it comes to work out.  This could be a God send for those who were misfortunate enough to be addcited to the dangerous drug.

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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:44 PM

This article appears on my page because meth is a highly addictive drug. This article talks about a cure coming in the future for meth addiction. Meth addicts could benifit from this, and it could possibly give them some hope. This article relates to drug addiction becuase it talks about meth, which is high additive and popular in the drug family. 

Courtney Wyche's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:23 AM

Hopefully they come up with an actual treatment quickly. I don't think meth addicts should be treated with drug replacement, if they could just get addicted to that drug as well.

Aspen Evans's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:34 AM

This article appears on my page because it shows ways the world is trying to solve the problem of drug addiction. People who want to quit could benefit from seeing this because it might give them another way to try and stop.  This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows ways to try and put an end to drug addiction. 

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The War On Drugs Is a Failure

To celebrate 4-20, A bi-partisan panel of politicians somehow come to a unanimous agreement that The War on Drugs is totally effed up. Guest Starring Kevin S...

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Iv'e see comments like this throughout the years. That the only reason we have a war on drugs is because of the war on drugs. People do drugs because theyre illegal, they weren't made illegal because people abused them. This article is for thsoe who thing that drugs are public enemy number one. Because they aren't. 

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Nabihah K. 's curator insight, December 12, 2013 7:29 PM

Again, another link that will prove that the war on drugs is a waste of time since it is failing drastically. It is failure because it has done nothing to stop the use of drugs. Instead, it has done the exact opposite. It has increased the levels of illegal drug activity. People often do things just because they're bad and that they are not allowed. They like the thrill of being a rebel. But trying to win a war on drugs by making it all illegal, the drugs addicts and users find more thrill in getting the drugs across to other people and then feeling like the drugs have a stronger effect and more "enjoyable" effect because of all the trouble it took to get the drug. This article is for people for think that the war on drugs is actually working, because its not... It really is not.  

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Cigarettes vs. alcohol addiction - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information

Cigarettes vs. alcohol addiction - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Nicotine is widely considered the hardest drug to quit. Why is it that most regular smokers quit and do so without and support group or medical help?

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People always assume nitcotine is the hardest to drop, which is why i found this article to interesting. This could be shown to those who think they can't drop thier smoking habit.

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Amberley Donahue's curator insight, December 9, 2013 6:28 PM

This article relates to what we are learning in class because we learnd that alcohol and tobacco are very addictive. Anyone could benefit from reading this article because it includes different people's ordeals and views on cigarette and alcohol addiction, so if someone was interested to see how it affects the person they could read this article. 

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Meet Carl Hart, the Scientist Debunking America's Myths About Drugs - PolicyMic

Meet Carl Hart, the Scientist Debunking America's Myths About Drugs - PolicyMic | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Meet Carl Hart, the Scientist Debunking America's Myths About Drugs PolicyMic Dispelling the myths surrounding drug abuse and addiction is precisely the goal of Hart's new book, High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That...

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I enjoyed this, a regular looking guy trying to help his community through the power of wrods. i give props to this man and any like him. 

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Alex Köhel's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:46 PM

This article provides an interesting flip of perspective about a psychological standpoint on Drug abuse. The credibility of Hart's claims are interestingly sound and it will be interesting to follow the news to come surrounding his pro-drug philosophy. 

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Prescription Drug Abuse is Nation's Fastest Growing Drug Problem ...

Prescription drug abuse continues to be the nation's fastest growing drug problem, according to a new report by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Americans are abusing prescription drugs at a higher prevalence ...

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I have a freind suffering from this, pain killers to be precise, after she had her wisdom teeth removed. This is a growing problem in the nation and should be addressed. This is for those people who can help someone before its too late.

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Krishna Shah's curator insight, December 7, 2013 3:39 PM

If you want to learn about how and why Americans are abusing so many drugs, this article is good for that!

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Cocaine addiction could begin within hours of drug use (USA)

Cocaine addiction could begin within hours of drug use (USA) | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
An addiction to cocaine could begin within hours of taking the drug, scientists find.

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This article shows how a cocaine addiction could start, literally, within hours of its use. This could be a powerfull tool to show those who think "i'll just give it a try, no harm". This, of course, relates in that it could curb the firs timers use rate. 

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Priscilla Li's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:40 PM

A study in "Nature Neuroscience" found that addiction of drugs could begin within hours, not days or the number of times the drug was taken. Laboratory mice brains' showed that more dendrites formed (memories were made) shortly after the drug was injected. This study could help provide more objective observations on how addiction occurs in our brains. 

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DARA Now Offers 28-Day Rehabilitation Program for Less than US$8,000

The Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia is pleased to announce that clients can now get a 4-week treatment program for substance abuse for less than US$8,000.

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This caught my eye because, yes, its a rehab center, but it charges so much for rehab. Money that msot people in Asia who are suffering from addiction most likely can't afford. Why not cut the villa, king size be, etc. and make it about the rehab process?

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skyerolleston's curator insight, October 23, 2013 5:20 AM

The Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia, a world-renowned drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Thailand, now offers its 4-week treatment program for only US$7,995. Clients who choose this option will get a personal Garden View Villa with a king-size bed, private washrooms, dressing area, and other facilities offered at the center.