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Applied Project: When Our Words Cut Deep

“Sometimes I feel like I’m trapped in a cage. A cage created by my own mind that cannot be penetrated by even the strongest forces. I am a prisoner. Lying in wait for a savior to rescue me from a barricaded fortress I created. Words pierce through my tower like arrows from archers on a …

Research Article Outline

IDS Research Article Outline: The Politics of Drugs Intro Brief Substance Abuse History Beginning Drug Policies Drug Abuse and Control in the US General Discussion of a Need for Policy United Kingdom Stats of Drug Use Foundation of Current Strategy Current Strategies Reducing Demand for Illicit Substances Restricting the Supply Building recovery Greater Global Action …

The Politics of Drugs: Research Article

The Politics of Drugs Intro: Drug and substance use has been around since the beginning of time. The beginning of substance use began primarily with alcohol. The first record of alcohol consumption was in 3500 B.C. with the finding of alcohol production being described on an Egyptian papyrus. However, arguably more interesting is the suggestion …

Dopamine Drives Early Addiction to Heroin: A Review and Commentary

Dopamine Drives Early Addiction to Heroin: A Review and Commentary This paper is discussing the driving force behind positive reinforcement in heroin addiction. Up until recently researchers haven’t nailed down the role that dopamine plays in addiction. The onset of addiction is caused by drug reinforcement which is essentially a reward in your brain when using …

Can(nabis) I Be Blunt? Weed and HealTHCare

I just read this very interesting article discussing medical marijuana and its connection with reduced opioid use. There is some great information in the full article so if you have the time please check it out! Otherwise, if you’re like me and have 30 seconds of free time to breath and blink then hopefully my …

Precís

Research Article Precís Working Title: Drug Use Control and Policy: An International Effort Source 1: Paoli, Letizia, et al. The World Heroin Market: Can Supply Be Cut?Oxford University Press, 2009. The authors describe research that analyzes the world’s heroin market and studies it’s structure, development, participants and its socioeconomic impacts; arguing that there is little opportunity …

Smile

While scrolling through my PLN I came across this tweet: Show someone they’re not alone today. Even a simple text message can help anyone who might be feeling isolated. RT if you can relate. pic.twitter.com/RnZU7LT08I — SANE (@CharitySANE) October 12, 2018   I remember this time I was in 7th grade, my small group leader taught …

Research Paper and Applied Project Prospectus and Timeline

Research Paper Prospectus I am working on the topic of drug policies because I want to find out what drug policies look like in other countries in order to help my reader better understand potential reforms or strategies that can be established to help the problem of widespread drug abuse and addiction. This topic is …