See Below Milestone 2 – Coursework Example
& Drug and substance abuse is one of the oldest crimes the world has known. Governments the world over have instituted agencies to try to deal with drug dealing and abuse, with a view to wiping it out. The Interpol works round the clock with sufficiently financed intelligence units to try to get to the bottom of the problem. There have been some successes in the fight, but the problem has persisted. Bounties amounting to millions of dollars have been put on the dealers for anybody who might give a tip-off to the authorities, but very few have been netted.
This is an extremely serious issue because a good percentage of the youth population has resorted to drug use and abuse, making it difficult for them to engage in any other activities that might be productive or make them self-dependent. It makes them resort to other illicit engagements such as robbery with violence in order to be able to get basic life needs. Some have been lost in the streets and turned into beggars who only depend on government support. It has become a big problem among college students who. In most cases, abandon studies and thus end up not attaining the levels of education that would make be competitive in the job market.
Below is a list of reference material that would be used to do an in-depth analysis of the world drug problems, and some of the suggested possible remedial measures. They will be used for the final paper in milestone 3. There are certain very important things about and insights into the drug use, abuse and addiction problem that people need to know if the war against the vice is to be won before it escalates to levels that would be irreversible. The very first thing to do is work ways of successfully getting to the root of the drug dealing problem. Fighting drug use and abuse is not such a difficult thing as the drug dealing menace.
Bartilow, H. (2009). "Free Trader and Drug Smugglers: The Effects of Trade Openness of States Ability to Combat Drug Trafficking". Latin American Politics and Society 51 (2): 117– 145.
Campbell, H. (2008). Female Drug Smugglers on the U.S. Mexico Border: Gender, Crime, and Empowerment". Anthropological Quarterly 81 (1): 233–267.
Charles, R. (2002). Drugs, society, and human behavior (9th ed). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
Glasscote, R., & Sussex, J. (2008). The Treatment of Drug Abuse for people like you...: Programs, Problems, Prospects. Washington, D.C.: Joint Information Service of the American Psychiatric Association and the National Association for Mental Health.
Lavelle, L., & Forsyth , A. (1991). "The use of buprenorphine and temazepam by drug injectors". J Addict Dis 10 (3): 5–14.
Nutt, D.,& Saulsbury, W. (2007). "Development of a rational scale to assess the harm of drugs of potential misuse". The Lancet 369 (9566): 1047–1053.