SOC 331 WEEK 5 ASSIGNMENT

SOC 331 WEEK 5 ASSIGNMENT - 1 Running Head: DRUGS, DRUGS,...

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1 Running Head: DRUGS, DRUGS, DRUGS DRUGS, DRUGS, DRUGS LEVURIS J. SMITH SOC 331 INSTRUCTOR BRAIN ROBISON May 16, 2011 As far back as can be remembered there have been countless social organizations that contribute assistance for those in need for endless reasons. Not to take anything away from any
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2 Running Head: DRUGS other organization but I have found great interest in drug rehabilitation services. Through in- depth research and exploration of the programs offered in terms of drug rehabilitation I have better understanding for the reasons they existence, where funding comes from, effectiveness of the programs, the impact they have on the justice system, as well as discovered ways that these programs and services can improve in the future. Defining what services are granted to those the in need gives me a clear picture of what goes into these programs and services. The history of drug rehab originates from the history of drug addiction. Drug use and abuse is as old as mankind itself. Human beings have always had a desire to eat or drink substances that make them feel relaxed, stimulated, or euphoric. Humans have used drugs of one sort or another for thousands of years. In the 1930s most states required anti-drug education in the schools, but fears that knowledge would lead to experimentation caused it to be abandoned in most places. “Soon after the repeal of Prohibition, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Narcotics (now the Drug Enforcement Administration) began a campaign to portray marijuana as a powerful, addicting substance that would lead users into narcotics addiction. In the 1950s, use of marijuana increased again, along with that of amphetamines and tranquilizers. Throughout the years, the public's perception of the dangers of specific substances changed” (DARS, 2004-2010). The surgeon general's warning label on tobacco packaging gradually made people aware of the addictive nature of nicotine. By 1995, the Food and Drug Administration was considering its regulation. The recognition of fetal alcohol syndrome brought warning labels to alcohol products. Drug laws have tried to keep up with the changing perceptions and real dangers of substance abuse. By 1970 over 55 federal drug laws and countless state laws specified a variety of punitive measures, including life imprisonment and even the death penalty. To clarify the
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3 Running Head: DRUGS situation, the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 repealed, replaced, or updated all previous federal laws concerned with narcotics and all other dangerous drugs. While possession was made illegal, the severest penalties were reserved for illicit distribution and manufacture of drugs. The act dealt with prevention and treatment of drug abuse as well as control of drug traffic. The Anti-Drug Abuse Acts of 1986 and 1988 increased funding for treatment and rehabilitation; the 1988 act created the Office of National Drug Control Policy. An influential cognitive-behavioral approach to addiction recovery and therapy has been
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