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Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational rather than for working or for medical or spiritual...
Drug addiction, or substance dependence is the compulsive use of psychoactive drugs, to the point where the user has no effective...
Drugs that block these receptors therefore have the reverse effect: they lower the heart rate and blood pressure and hence are used in conditions when the heart itself is deprived of oxygen.
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  Recreational Drug Use
Drug use refers to the use of a drug for the purposes for which it was intended and with minimal hazard.
On the other hand, if an individual chooses to use a psychoactive drug recreationally and within the acceptable limits of the social group, that decision should also be supported by the abstainer, as long as he or she remains a part of the group.
It is quite acceptable to use a socially approved recreational drug within the context of most social settings; however, when the use of the drugs themselves dictates the context of the setting, we have moved from the realm of recreational to intensified or compulsive drug use.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Recreational drug
Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational rather than medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear.
Recreational use of opium (extracted from the immature fruits of a species of poppy) was once common in Asia, and from there spread to the West.
Recreational use of opium (extracted from the immature seed pods of a species of poppy) was once common in Asia, and from there spread to the West.
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 Drug Policy
A drug subculture involving the use of marijuana and other hallucinogenic drugs began to emerge in mainstream American society in the late '60s and was loosely associated with an overall atmosphere of political protest concerning the Vietnam War and civil rights.
A 2001 study by the National Academy concluded that that research data surrounding the subject of drug use and enforcement is insufficient to provide clear conclusions regarding the effectiveness of current drug policy or the wisdom of alternate strategies.
The commonly used recreational drugs (heroin, amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana) are for the most part banned worldwide and have been throughout the past century.
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 Is Recreational Drug Use Normal?
Drug abuse is taking a drug to such an extent that it greatly increases the danger or impairs the ability of the individual to adequately function or cope with their circumstances (Irwin, 1973).
The first symptoms of drug abuse typically occurred within two to three years after beginning illicit drug use and the median duration of a case of drug abuse/dependence was four to five years.
Drugs are not used for unique reasons which are specific only to drugs, nor are they used predominantly for pathological reasons.
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 Bambooweb: Recreational drug use
Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational rather than medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear.
Recreational use of opium (extracted from the immature fruits of a species of poppy) was once common in Asia, and from there spread to the West.
Many societies have abandoned what they feel are unsuccessful attempts to prohibit recreational drugs, and instead turned to a policy of harm reduction by informing users of ways to reduce common risks associated with popular drugs, and providing medical assistance for drug users who wish to stop using drugs.
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Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drug s for recreation al rather than medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear.
Islam forbids the consumption of alcoholic beverages, and all established religions generally condemn the use of drugs for recreational purposes, although exceptions may be granted to traditional ones such as alcohol and tobacco.
The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, is primarily responsible for illegal drug interdiction at the federal level.
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 SARIS / UMASS
Both high school drug use and current drug use correlates with patterns of residency on campus: Residents of Central and Southwest were more likely to report drug use (both current and past) than residents of other areas.
Students’ self-report of current drug use within the past twelve months is correlated with patterns of residency on campus.
Next, students who reported having used drugs in the past year were asked about specific problems they may have experienced as a result of their drug use (see Figure 6).
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 Recreational drug use information - Search.com
Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational purposes rather than for work, medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear.
Recreational use of opium (extracted from the immature seed pods of a species of poppy) was once common in Asia, and from there spread to the West.
Many currently legal recreational drugs (examples: alcohol, tobacco and caffeine) have been subject to prohibition throughout history, and likewise most of the currently illegal recreational drugs have been legal as recently as the early twentieth century such as with heroin, cocaine and marijuana, or even later for some newer synthetic chemicals such as LSD.
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 Call To Regulate Drug Use
Dr Cohen, an international drug expert who "hates cannabis" (he says he belongs to that group which years ago, had fun using it and then left it behind) is careful about his coffee intake, and says his drug of choice is alcohol ("I love New Zealand wines").
He is an adviser to the Dutch Government for the design and development of the European monitoring centre for drugs and drug addiction in the European Union and was an adviser to the World Health Organisation global cocaine project.
Drugs that were meant to be kept out of society have more or less captured the cultural imagination and come in, despite prohibition.
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 aidsmap.com | Recreational drug use
Because drug use may be an indicator of other social issues which may have a negative effect on health – such as poor access to health care, or other health problems – these types of studies can be difficult to interpret.
Originally used in psychotherapy, from the late 1970s it started to be used on the club scene due to its ability to reduce inhibitions, give an energy boost, induce relaxation and give intense pleasure by releasing the neurotransmitter serotonin.
As with all recreational drugs, it is wise to consider how use could impact on adherence to your HIV treatments or other areas of your health or life.
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 Drugs and Rights
Since criminal laws against the use of recreational drugs are justified neither by the harm users cause to themselves nor by the harm users cause to others, Professor Husak concludes that such laws are, in almost all cases, unjustified.
I attempt to describe what a drug would have to be like before adults would have a moral right to use it for recreational purposes and what a drug would have to be like before adults would not have a moral right to use it for recreational purposes.
The scant literature on the moral status of recreational drug use is greatly oversimplified.
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 drug effects by drug effects.com
This is true not only for legal drugs such as cough medicine where the desired drug effect is the suppression of coughing, but illegal drugs as well.
Addictive drugs enter the body through a variety of routes, make their way to the bloodstream, and go straight to the brain, where they exert their effects.
The drug addict who is attempting to withdraw, is faced with a pleasure center that doesn't work.
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 Erowid MDMA Vault : Article : Ecstasy in the UK: recreational drug use and cultural change, by Peter McDermott, Alan ...
This reported on the use of the drug by a small group of people working in the media, pop music and fashion industries, who were flying to the United States and importing small amounts of the drug for their personal consumption.
Although the drug eventually made the transition from the therapists office and onto the street, the way it was used in the USA, and the groups that were using it, were very different to this new pattern of use that was emerging in the UK.
One drugs agency manager in the Mersey region explained his understanding of this trend towards outreach work among recreational drug users: "For the last few years, the role of an outreach worker has been to go and sit in a grotty council flat and try to make contact with injectors.
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 Drug Use
So many teens are using drugs, some say they are herbs and that it is alright.
I am sure that you are speaking of the so-called "recreational" drug use, and not medicinal drugs.
These are drugs that are used because of the mental experience or emotional feelings they provide.
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 Recreational Drug Use & HIV
Drug use continues to have a major impact on the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.
An underestimated route of HIV transmission is the use of cocaine, particularly crack-cocaine.
Another recreational drug that presents a major, and often overlooked, challenge to HIV prevention is alcohol.
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 HIV Prevention, Harm Reduction and Injecting Drug Use
Recreational drug use is illegal in most parts of the world and attitudes to HIV prevention for IDUs vary significantly.
Supply reduction and demand reduction are the most favoured and commonly used, relying on enforcement and education to prevent drug use.
Substitution drug treatment is a difficult concept for many to accept; critics argue that this prolongs drug addiction or provides users with drugs to sell on the street to fund further drug use.
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Eliminating drug laws, instead of simply replacing them with different laws, would produce a free market in drugs where people would be free to sell, ingest, or inject whatever they wished, without government interference.
Because crimes against people and property prompted by drug use can be addressed by prosecuting crimes against people and property, interdiction of these crimes cannot justify punishment of those whose drug use does not harm the direct interests of others.
But in the case of crimes that follow from drug use, cracking down on crimes against persons and property has proved very effective, with petty thieves finally getting serious jail time under "three strikes" laws.(15) Thus according to the principle of necessity, prosecuting drug use itself is not justified.
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 drug statistics & drug rehabilitation & drug abuse treatment by drug statistics.com
When an individual with a drug addiction problem and has made a conscious decision to stop abusing drugs, but has been unsuccessful in all attempts to do so on their own, it may become necessary to solicit help from a drug addiction treatment professional.
The difficulty may lie in fact that their lifestyle has consisted of drug use for such an extended period of time that it may be difficult to imagine themselves living without drugs.
Drug statistics are used to determine drug trends, from abuse to legal consequences.
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 alcoholscotland
Recreational and other non-prescription psychotropic drug use among health professionals has been estimated to be higher than for the population as a whole.
However, it is not clear as to when drug taking patterns begin and whether or not students in the health professions increase their drug use during their education and training.
Though this study did not indicate an increase in recreational drug use between first- and final-year students in the Tayside Region of Scotland, further studies need to be carried out to ascertain the alcohol and other drug taking patterns, in addition to tobacco, of nurses after they have been practicing for a few years.
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 Recreational drug use   (Site not responding. Last check: )
So called ‘recreational drugs’ have been around since before the sixties, however it is only since the advent of dance music that recreational drugs have entered mainstream culture.
The purpose of this study is to highlight the area of social drug use, primarily the use of Ecstasy, or M.D.M.A. (Methylendioxy Methamphetamine) and the effects both social, and psychological, that these have on young people in education.
DJs became dominant role models glorifying the taking of, and encouraging the use of recreational drugs, (this became synonymous with a particular lifestyle, and type of music.) The taking of recreational drugs whilst attending such venues was seen not only to be socially acceptable, but desirable.
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 Recreational drug use | www.glass-pipes-water-bongs.com
Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational purposes rather than for work, medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear.
It is argued that the dangers of illicit drugs are widely exaggerated (especially in regards to marijuana, with most of its purported negative effects being routinely dismissed as junk science), and actual experimentation can give the user a sense of knowledge of the true dangers of a drugs side effects and addictive properties.
Many currently legal recreational drugs (examples: alcohol, tobacco and caffeine) have been subject to prohibition throughout history, and likewise most of the currently illegal recreational drugs have been legal as recently as the early twentieth century such as with heroin, cocaine and marijuana, or even later for some newer synthetic chemicals such as LSD.
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 RISKS OF RECREATIONAL DRUG USE - OVERVIEW
Drug abuse has a wide range of definitions related to taking a psychoactive drug or performance enhancing drug for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect.
The disorder is characterized by a pattern of continued pathological use of a medication, non-medically indicated drug or toxin, that results in repeated adverse social consequences related to drug use, such as failure to meet work, family, or school obligations, interpersonal conflicts, or legal problems.
Both abuse and dependence are distinct from addiction which involves a compulsion to continue using the substance despite the negative consequences, and may or may not involve chemical dependency.
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Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational rather than for working or for medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear.
Just as drug laws lead to deaths associated with street drugs and keep people from obtaining sterile needles to prevent transmission of AIDS, drug laws are killing people with AIDS by denying them effective treatment.
Drug laws in this country are also preventing marketing of newly developed abortifacients, drugs which induce abortion early in pregnancy, freeing women from their current reliance on the medical establishment for abortion services.
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