Race, Crime, and Punishment Just as conscious and unconscious racial notions helped define the drug problem, they have also helped shape political and policy responses to that problem. The legislative history of federal crack sentencing laws, for example, provides reason "to suspect that regardless of the objectives Congress was pursuing, it would have shown more restraint in fashioning the crack penalties or more interest in amending them in ensuing years, if the penalties did not apply almost exclusively to blacks. Politicians have been able to reap the electoral rewards of endorsing harsh drug policies because the group that suffered most from those policies-black Americans-lacked the numbers to use the political process to secure a different strategy.
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There is a clear correlation between drug use and declining academic performance. Unfortunately, compared with many of our international competitors, the U.
To read the full report by Judy Kreamer, Gary M. Parents should wake up to the reality that their children are going each day to schools where drug use, possession and sale are as much a part of the curriculum as arithmetic and English.
Teens and Parents http: Parents and school administrators should heed the report as a call to action to take whatever steps are necessary to stop this trend of accepting drug use as the norm.
Califano for the following statement made in the CASA report: Such support tells young people that, not only is marijuana a harmless drug, but that it is illicit without a basis in fact. Concluding, therefore, that all the anti-drug messages from parents and educators and school prevention programs should not be considered credible if marijuana is considered a medicine.
Learn about what other schools have done to successfully reduce drug use—listen to what educators and administrators have to say about decreasing and deterring drug use in their schools in this new report from the Coalition.
Do student drug-testing programs negatively impact students?
A review and analysis of school report-card data on 52 New Jersey school districts examined the question of how a student random drug-testing program impacts student culture and morale in school districts where these prevention programs have been implemented as compared to non-testing districts.
The results of the review and analysis are available in a new report from the Student Drug-Testing Coalition. Another reason to consider implementing a student random drug-testing program: Using data on respondents to the Monitoring the Future survey who graduated high school between andUniversity of Michigan researchers randomly selected graduates from this group to participate in follow-up surveys every two years.
What they found in this follow-up study was that substance use was surprisingly prevalent at the start of mid-life and that there was a high level of stability of substance use over the year time period by those who had used drugs or drank heavily by their senior year in high school.
Merline, MA, et al. To read the full study: To read the full resolution click here. Recent research points to an association between early marijuana use and a heightened risk of developing schizophrenia or other psychological disorders.
Can you be so certain that the teen drivers your child rides with are not drug users? Can school administrations be certain that those with parking privileges are not driving on school property while under the influence of a drug—either illicit drugs or alcohol?
Findings from the Pride Survey National Summary suggest that illicit drugs may be more prevalent than alcohol in teenage impaired driving.Drugs: almost % of Americans use them. Chances are you have some in your medicine cabinet in your bathroom.
Most drugs used in the U.S. today are legal, while some are illegal. Unfortunately, the picture of drugs portrayed by the mainstream media is very biased and one-sided, and not well.
Introduction. Past research has shown that marijuana use occurs commonly in social situations for young adults, though few studies have examined the association between immediate social context and marijuana use patterns and associated problems.
Drug Trends and Their Impact on the Illegal Drug Market DRUGS AND DRUG TRAFFICKING IN BRAZIL: TRENDS AND POLICIES Drug Use in Brazil. The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws.
Most jurisdictions prohibit trade, except under license, of many types of drugs through the use of drug prohibition laws.. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's World Drug Report estimates the size.
Alcohol and drug use among employees and their family members can be an expensive problem for business and industry, with issues ranging from lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft and low employee morale, to an increase in health care, legal liabilities and workers' compensation costs.
The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) study -- in a representative sample of hospitals throughout the United States -- reports trends in people seeking emergency department treatment related to illegal drug use or nonmedical use of legal drugs.