1. Name and discuss 2 things licit and illicit drugs have in common.
In some states, the types of drugs considered licit are the authorized ones such as
cigarette, alcohol, and bhang. On the other hand, the illicit drugs are the ones used illegally such
as heroin and cocaine. The licit and illicit drugs have numerous differences which can be
observed in the way they are used, the substances they contain, as well as the outcomes of using
them. However, there exist two similarities one of which is addiction. Both drugs have some
degree of addiction that varies from drug to drug. All of these drugs are harmful to some extent.
Cigarette, which appears to be the most innocent of all affects the normal operation of the brain,
making it difficult for neurons to interact normally. Cigarette smoking does not incite negative
states of mind in the general public as compared to heroin or other illegal drugs. However, the
effect of both types of drugs on the brain, which makes it depended on them for normal
functioning are indecent of whether the drug is licit or illicit. Psychoactive activity is the second
similarity that is seen in all drugs. They affect the sensory system. Every single substance
compound that originates from plants or through manufacturing influence the psychological
condition of a man and are alluded to as psychoactive. This can be clarified by the comparative
rule of activity of all drugs: they either contend with neurotransmitters (agonists) or resist them
2. How did the crack epidemic impact society and why is it considered such a powerful
In spite of the fact that coca leaves started to be utilized as intoxicants three millennia
back, the crack, crystalline cocaine type that was made amid the cocaine boom in 70s and mid80s has turned out to be broadly spread. In the mid 80's, crack begun to be smoked in Caribbean,
San Diego, Los Angeles as well as Houston. The peak crack consumption, referred to as crack
epidemic, occurred in the vicinity of 1984 and 1990, when the break has turned out to be broadly
spread through the urban communities of America. Crack epidemic has incredibly exp...