Drug Addiction

What is Drug Addiction?
"The National Institute for Drug Abuse estimates that there are more than 1 million opiate addicts in the United States. This is the story of one such addict. ...“Mentally, you don’t really have those focuses on the daily minutia that you usually do in a sober mindset,” he explains. When he didn’t have the pills, he became obsessed with how to get them. When he did have them, he hardly even thought about them. However, he would make sure they would get done, especially after he started shooting up. It became a responsibility almost, like making sure to get to work on time. Only it was making sure to shoot up on time. . . . " Read more at: adamgoldfein.com/what-is-drug-addiction/


National Institute on Drug Abuse, Monitoring the Future Study: http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future/trends-in-prevalence-various-drugs

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Treatment Statistics: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/treatment-statistics

Drug Abuse Recognition Training, Use Statistics: http://drugrecognition.com/Use%20Statistics.htm

Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2k10NSDUH/2k10Results.htm

The New York Times, For Lesser Crimes, Rethinking Life Behind Bars: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/science/mandatory-prison-sentences-face-growing-skepticism.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Drug War Facts, Prisons & Drug Offenders: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Prisons_and_Drugs

Alter Net, 24-Year-Old Gets 3 Life Terms in Prison for Witnessing a Drug Deal: http://www.alternet.org/story/155794/24-year-old_gets_3_life_terms_in_prison_for_witnessing_a_drug_deal%3A_the_ugly_truth_of_mandatory_drug_sentencing

Rand Drug Policy Research Center: http://www.rand.org/multi/dprc.html

The Huffington Post, How Ending the War on Drugs Could Curb Gun Violence: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/emily-crockett/war-on-drugs-gun-violence_b_2624873.html

Pro Con, Should Illegal Drugs Be Legalized? http://aclu.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=000730

Debatepedia, War on Drugs: http://dbp.idebate.org/en/index.php/Debate:_War_on_Drugs

Pub Med Health, Drug Dependence: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002490/

Mayo Clinic, Drug Addiction: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-addiction/DS00183

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