Effects of Different Types of Illegal Drugs

 
 
 
 
The purpose of this research is to compare and contrast the effects of different types of drugs that are abused, and to explore how addiction and dependence on different drugs are similar or different. The plan of the research will be to set forth the context in which drug abuse has assumed significance in recent years and then to explore both legally controlled and legally available substances that have been associated with abuse, dependence, and addiction, with a view toward identifying common and divergent features of such association and assessing positive and negative lines of response to it.

Headlines on drug abuse in the U.S. and around the world suggest to the popular imagination that there is an unprecedented connection between drug use and the deterioration or destruction of the quality of life. In any case, the numbers are impressive. In 1996, some 26 million Americans used illegal drugs. Half of those used them at least once a month. Currently, 5.5 million are so severely affected by drugs that they need clinical treatment (Fox & Miller, 1997). Now there is a view that drug use is a cyclical phenomenon, as pointed out in Holden's (1989) survey of American cocaine epidemics since 1900. Nevertheless, the structure of drug use has been consistent through the 1980s and into the 1990s. In 1991, for example, former students of a Washington, D.C., junior high school were jailed for selling drugs to current students and recruiting students as dealers and couriers for har

     
 
 
 
    

 

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