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Name: Rubén Estupiñán Estupiñán 1
Teacher: Kevin Griffin
Grade: 10th c
Date: 05-10-2010
Drugs
The consumption of drugs is a very seriously problem presented in all class of people it does not matter what kind of people if they are millenary or even poor, it could happen to anyone. It is a very preoccupant thingbecause many people are addictive to this but this has a start and could have an end. I make this work because I want to inform to the people of the 10th c the importance of knowing about this problem that also could have them.
A drug, broadly speaking, is any substance that, when absorbed into the body of a living organism alters normal bodily function. There isno single, precise definition, as there are different meanings in drug control law, government regulations, medicine, and colloquial usage.

Fig. Any classes of drugs

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In pharmacology, a drug is "a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being." Drugs may be prescribed for a limitedduration, or on a regular basis for chronic disorders.

Fig. Drugs in powder
Recreational drugs are chemical substances that affect the central nervous system, such as opioids or hallucinogens. They may be used for perceived beneficial effects on perception, consciousness, personality, and behavior. Some drugs can cause addiction and habituation.
Drugs are usually distinguished fromendogenous biochemicals by being introduced from outside the organism. For example, insulin is a hormone that is synthesized in the body; it is called a hormone when it is synthesized by the pancreas inside the body, but if it is introduced into the body from outside, it is called a drug.
Many natural substances such as beers, wines, and some mushrooms, blur the line between food and drugs, as wheningested they affect the functioning of both mind and body.

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Fig a girl smelling all types of drugs
America had a radically different relationship with drugs a century ago. Drug prohibitions were few, and while alcohol was considered a menace, the public regularly consumed substances that are widely demonized today. Heroin was marketed by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, and marijuana wasavailable as a tincture of cannabis sold by Parke Davis and Company.
The War on Drugs is a campaign of prohibition and foreign military aid being undertaken by the United States government, with the assistance of participating countries, intended to bothdefine and reduce the illegal drug trade. This initiative includes a set of drug policies of the United States that are intended to discourage the production, distribution, and consumption of illegal psychoactive drugs. The term was first used by President Richard Nixon on June 17, 1971.
In 1919 the United States National Prohibition Act prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholfor consumption on a national level. In 1930, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics was created. In 1935 the president Franklin D. Roosevelt, public supported the adoption of the uniform drug act. New York Times used the head line ROOSEVELT ASKS NARCOTIC WAR AID.
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In 1937, the Marijuana Transfer Tax Act was passed. In 1936 the Federal Bureau of Narcotics noticed an increase of reports ofpeople smoking marijuana, which further increased in 1937. The Bureau drafted a legislative plan for Congress, seeking a new law that would place marijuana and its distribution directly under federal control, and the head of the FBN, Harry J. Anslinger, ran a campaign against marijuana.
In 1970, the Nixon administration implemented the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970....
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