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80 Years Ago Today We Repealed Alcohol Prohibition, Now It's Time to End Drug Prohibition

80 Years Ago Today We Repealed Alcohol Prohibition, Now It's Time to End Drug Prohibition | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Making alcohol illegal led to huge increases in organized crime, corruption, and violence. For many of the reasons that led to its repeal, the same arguments can be made for why we need to end the war on drugs.

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In a way i feel like this would be a good idea to make this happen. If you look back at alcohol prohibition, there were fights, high crime reates, government problems, etc. but when that all ended, crime rates went down and the government actually benifited from it. So trying to see if the same thing were to happen with drugs, i wonder if it would have the same positive effects.

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3 Ways Drug Addiction Impacts Women Differently Than Men

3 Ways Drug Addiction Impacts Women Differently Than Men | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

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

 

 


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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

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Faith Suazo's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:45 PM

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.

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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Hooked: Why bad habits are hard to break - CBS News

Hooked: Why bad habits are hard to break - CBS News | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
60 Minutes on CBS News: Hooked: Why bad habits are hard to break - Dr.

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This article is a very good source for needing more information on bad habbits. It tells that "just say no" is what they call "magical thinking". Its easier said than done. but no matter what youre addicted to whether its coffee or cocaine, bad habits die hard. And the truth behind why is because we aren't truthful with each other and ourselves. we won't admit we have a problem. we won't come out and say it 

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Aspen Evans's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:52 AM

This article appears on my page because it shows what drugs do to the brain and not just the physical. Teenagers and young adults would benefit from seeing this article because it shows whats going on in their bodies while they are doing drugs and how bad it can actually be. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows the final effects of our brain and the chemicals it is reacting with. 

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What Is Drug Tolerance? | Bradford Health Services

What Is Drug Tolerance? | Bradford Health Services | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
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This article is straightforward and very educational. Tolerance can come in different forms. Such as psychological and learned/behavioral tolerance. Psychological is when the drug is broken down within the body. and a perosn has to take more and more doses to feel the effects of the drugs. Now learned/hehavioral it taking the same drug at the same tim ein the same setting over and over. The person will eventually build a tolerance and wont exactly feel the effects of the drug because theyre in the same environment. But if they were to switch the setting in which they take the drug, they arent familiar so they will feel it

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290 drug addicts' six-year battle to beat addiction

290 drug addicts' six-year battle to beat addiction | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
NEW initiatives are to be introduced to help almost 400 drug addicts in North Lincolnshire who have been receiving treatment for more than four years. In August this year it was revealed a total...
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In  North Lincolnshire, there were 738 opiate users were addicted. The safe homes in North Lincolnshire took in them, with 290, majority men, that were addicts for about six years. in the time from summer of 2012 to august 2013, the number of succesfulness in treatment for opiate users increased. There were a number of reasons for the increase in success was that the patients were focused and had peer mentors, support systems. and when the patients would come out of the program they had there were programs outside of the programs to also help the patients when the go back into the outside world

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Is the Teenage Brain Wired for Addiction? | Drug Addiction Treatment

Is the Teenage Brain Wired for Addiction? | Drug Addiction Treatment | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Research has shown that if you start drinking before the age of 14, there is a 40 percent chance you will become dependent on alcohol, compared to a 10 percent chance for those who start at age 20 or later.
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This was one of my favorite articles, how it decribes how teens can become dependent on alcohol and drugs before a certain age. The also make a point that there are tons of different factors that contribute to this, staying up late, throwing you're biological clock off, drinking and using drugs before certain ages can become addicted. They state that its a huge possibility that teen brains are set up for addiction

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Uruguay 'Breaks The Taboo' And Legalizes Marijuana To Tackle Drug Trafficking - Forbes

Uruguay 'Breaks The Taboo' And Legalizes Marijuana To Tackle Drug Trafficking - Forbes | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Livemint Uruguay 'Breaks The Taboo' And Legalizes Marijuana To Tackle Drug Trafficking Forbes The subject was also the theme of the 2012 Brazilian documentary Breaking The Taboo, which is narrated by Morgan Freeman, John Hurt and Gael Garcia...
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I found this to be interesting, how they legalized marijuana, let the citizens grow, sell and consume it, all to stop drug trafficking. I found that this was a bit of reverse psychology. giving them what they want to stop what the government didnt like

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Heroin overdoses on the rise as nation cracks down on prescription drug abuse - Columbia Missourian

Heroin overdoses on the rise as nation cracks down on prescription drug abuse - Columbia Missourian | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
The cross-country effort to crack down on prescription drugs has coincided with the rise in heroin overdoses. According to officials, people get addicted to prescription painkillers and turn to heroin when their supply of prescription drugs dries up.

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This article basically is saying that people can get addicted to painkillers... And once those people build a tolerance, they need a heavier dosage.. and once that new dosage no longer works they move to heavier durgs, such as cocain, or heroin. This is why it is important to be mindful and know your limits, and if you're on a painkiller take them as the doctor prescribes them and follow his orders

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What's it like to have severe psych drug withdrawal syndrome? (or CFS/ME) updated

What's it like to have severe psych drug withdrawal syndrome? (or CFS/ME) updated | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
I'm sharing a link to a booklet that describes what CFS/ME is like to live with, because it is also what psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome is like for many people...EXACTLY. My life is still lik...
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The link that this blogger attactes that decsribes in detail of a feeling of withdraw is really interesting to me. THe physical and mental effect withdraw can have suprise me. For someone that has no idea what it is like to be addicted and not understand what it's like to feel that craving and that need for the drug while trying to get clean, could get a great understanding of it by clicking on the added link.. :

 

http://www.richmondandkingstonmegroup.org.uk/assets/documents/me-awareness-booklet

 

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Addiction Files: Recovering From Drug Addiction, Without Abstinence | TIME.com

Addiction Files: Recovering From Drug Addiction, Without Abstinence | TIME.com | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
In this installment of Healthland's series on addiction, we speak with Howard Josepher, a former heroin addict who has been an energetic and committed advocate for people with addictions for more than 40 years.
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  Howard Josepher was a man who was addicted to Herion for seven years and has now been in recovery and helping others recover for the past forty years. He shows and tells us that the process of recovery varies for everyone. And that for him, he describes recovery as "It’s a sustained responsible lifestyle [engaged in] by someone who had been addicted to alcohol or drugs.". Josepher has ben through basically all the detox, revoery, 12 step, and half house programs anyone has to offer. He believed that there didn't have to be abstinace in order to recover. A person will recover in their own time, at their own pace, using what works for them best.

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