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Reasons to legalise drugs
Moves drugs away from criminal market place, by the goverment selling drugs they could gain revenue via tax, the drug market would be more controlled.
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Reasons to keep drugs illegal
They can cause illnesses, people will become addicted, people will think they are okay to take because they are legal.
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Roman catholics view on drugs
Do not agree in taking any illegal drugs and they moderate legal drugs. They drink alcohol during Holy Communion.
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Salvation Army and Methodist views on drugs
Do not agree in taking any illegal drugs and moderation, if any, legal drugs. They drink grape juice at Holy Communion because they believe alcohol is against the Sanctity of Life.
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Hindu views on drugs
They don't believe in taking any illegal or legal drugs as they harm the body. They only allow prescription drugs as they stop people being in harm (Ahimsa).
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Why should we be able to take illegal drugs?
Escapism, pain relief, stress relief.
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Why shouldn't we be able to take illegal drugs?
Causes harm, underlying issues aren't dealt with, makes people agressive or act in different manner, damaging to society.
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What is a drug?
A substance that alters the chemicals in the body.
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What is rehabilitation?
It is trying to help a person get off an addictive drug - this may be through abstinence or replacing one drug for another.
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What is abstinence?
It is to stop taking addictive drugs by not taking any at all. It normally occurs with counselling and they try to find the root of the problem.
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What is methadone?
It is a replacement drug for heroine to aid the withdrawal symptoms. It is given in small quantities by a doctor so it is safe.
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Who are Rastafarians?
They are an Abrahamic religion which began in Jamaica. They smoke cannabis because it assists in creating a sense of community.
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What is a stimulant and give examples
They speed up your brain activity. Eg. Caffine, cocaine
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What is a depressant and give examples
They slow down brain activity. Eg. Alcohol, cannabis
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What are hallucinogens and give examples
They act on the mind, distorting vision and hearing. Eg. Magic mushroom, LSD
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What are opiodid analgesics and give examples
They have a pain killing effect. Eg. Morphine, codeine
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How are drugs classified?
The misuse of drugs act 1971, made it illegal to possess, produce, give away or sell drugs. The punishment is based on whether they are Class A (eg. heroin), Class B (eg. cannabis) or Class C (eg. tranquilisers).
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