Drugs & Alcohol

A drug refers to any chemical substance that affects physiological functions, moods, perceptions, and consciousness. By extension drugs stand to alter or…
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Bayer once sold heroin as a cold and pain medicine. And they're how the drug its name. The drug, which Bayer sold from the 1890s through as recently as 1912, was promoted as having "heroic" properties, which led to the then-brand-name Heroin.
Opium - For relief of headache, pain, cramping, excitability, and women's discomfort

Drugs: Opioids

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New Cocaine Users in U.S.  The number of people trying cocaine in the U.S. has increased.  Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Overdose Deaths - Number of Deaths from Cocaine  Source: National Center for Health Statistics, CDC

Drugs: Cocaine

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Change in proportion of 15-year olds who have drunk alcohol, 2002-2010  Source: OECD analysis of HBSC data in Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use (2015)
Source: OECD
Source: VinePair

Drugs: Alcohol

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"Flint's old police academy sold for marijuana grow facility despite objections"
Source: Bloomberg Government
Majorities across generations--except Silents--favor legalizing marijuana  Source: Pew Research Center

Drugs: Marijuana

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In an attempt to substantiate the claim in this ad campaign, R.J. Reynolds paid for surveys to be conducted during medical conventions, but the methodology was dubious. Doctors were reportedly gifted free packs of Camel cigarettes, then they were immediately asked to indicate their favorite brand or report the brand of cigarette they carried in their pocket.  Source: R. J. Reynolds
The tobacco industry made every effort to associate itself with noble institutions, patriotic themes, & cultural icons connoting respectability. Among the innumerable examples are: George Washington, Mt Rushmore, the US flag, and the Statue of Liberty, the Capitol, referees, astronauts, and even the beloved family pet.. Even more prevalent were cultural symbols which brought to mind happy times and celebration, such as Santa Claus.
"Viceroys Filter Smoke! 'As your dentist, I would recommend Viceroys,'" 1936

Drugs: Tobacco

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Source: Monitoring the Future, 2014; 41,551 students from 377 public and private schools participated in the 2014 survey
Among all tobacco products, middle and high school students use e-cigarettes the most.  Past Month Use of Selected Tobacco Products  Source: University of Michigan, 2014 Monitoring the Future Study
Only 14.2% of 12th Graders View E-Cigarette Use as Harmful, Which Is Less Than 5 Students in the Average Class  Source: Monitoring the Future, 2014; 41,551 students from 377 public and private schools participated in the 2014 survey

Drugs: E-Cigarettes

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Although the US has 5% of the world's population, they hold 25% of the world's prison population, largely as a result of the drug war.    Visit www.askleap.com

Drugs: Criminalization

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"Flint's old police academy sold for marijuana grow facility despite objections" Humour, Funny Memes, War On Drugs, Dumped, Funny Insults, Best Memes, Drugs, Best Funny Pictures, Weed Humor
I'd like o once again congratulate drugs for winning the war on drugs
"Flint's old police academy sold for marijuana grow facility despite objections"
Pharmaceutical companies make Walter White look like a fucking amateur
Source: Bloomberg Government Industrial, Social Networks, Alcohol, Cannabis, Crime, Government, Interpersonal Interaction, Medical, Complex
Where Cannabis Is Legal, 2020 - For most Americans some form of pot use is allowed
Source: Bloomberg Government
a bar graph showing the number of drinking alcohol in each country, from 2010 to 2012
To drink or not to drink? 2002-2010
Change in proportion of 15-year olds who have drunk alcohol, 2002-2010 Source: OECD analysis of HBSC data in Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use (2015)
Bayer once sold heroin as a cold and pain medicine. And they're how the drug its name. The drug, which Bayer sold from the 1890s through as recently as 1912, was promoted as having "heroic" properties, which led to the then-brand-name Heroin. The Secret, Medicine, Cold, Everything Is Awesome, Brand Names, Dirty
Bayer once sold heroin as a cold and pain medicine. And they're how the drug its name. The drug, which Bayer sold from the 1890s through as recently as 1912, was promoted as having "heroic" properties, which led to the then-brand-name Heroin.
a bar chart that shows the percentage of college graduates
Nearly two thirds see drug addiction as a very big problem
Source: Pew Research Center
Source: RAND Corporation Political Issues, Perception, Free Market, Free Speech, Speech, Human Society
Drug Spending Has Shifted in the U.S., 2018
Source: RAND Corporation
a bar chart showing the number of alcohol consumption by country in 2012 and 2013 year
One More? Alcohol consumption among adults, 1982 and 2012, litres per year
Source: OECD
In an attempt to substantiate the claim in this ad campaign, R.J. Reynolds paid for surveys to be conducted during medical conventions, but the methodology was dubious. Doctors were reportedly gifted free packs of Camel cigarettes, then they were immediately asked to indicate their favorite brand or report the brand of cigarette they carried in their pocket.  Source: R. J. Reynolds Vintage Macabre, Reefer Madness, Snake Oil, 1940's Style, Vintage 40s, Great Ads, Vintage Medical, Old Ads, Vintage Advertising
"More Doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette," c. 1946.
In an attempt to substantiate the claim in this ad campaign, R.J. Reynolds paid for surveys to be conducted during medical conventions, but the methodology was dubious. Doctors were reportedly gifted free packs of Camel cigarettes, then they were immediately asked to indicate their favorite brand or report the brand of cigarette they carried in their pocket. Source: R. J. Reynolds
Isn't it quite telling that the IAAF, an organization that strongly kicks against the use of performance-enhancing drugs, wants athletes to use drugs that medically alter their production of hormones and thereby limit their natural performance?  ~ @okemzuruoke Performance Enhancing Drugs, Athletes, Athlete, Performance, Olympic Champion, Activism, Hormones
Isn't it quite telling that the IAAF, an organization that strongly kicks against the use of performance-enhancing drugs, wants athletes to use drugs that medically alter their production of hormones and thereby limit their natural performance? ~ @okemzuruoke
an old ad for morndine shows a woman preparing breakfast
"Now she can cook breakfast again...when you prescribe new Mornidine," 1959
Mornidine, also known as Pipamazine, was introduced to the U.S. market in 1959 by G. D. Searle & Company. Mornidine was a prescription drug that helped pregnant women cope with morning sickness. As the marketing strategy attests, Mornidine seemed to satisfy the sexist viewpoint that morning sickness was primarily a problem because it interfered with a woman's domestic duties. Mornidine was eventually withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1969, after reports that it caused liver damage.
an old advertisement with a woman's face and words on the front, stating stay fit and slim by taking ampheatinne
"Stay fit and slim by taking Amphetamine," 1940
Source: Philip N. Cohen / Centers For Disease Control (CDC) Disease Control, Disease, Centers For Disease Control, Over Dose, Control, Philip
Drug overdose death rate, 1999-2017
Source: Philip N. Cohen / Centers For Disease Control (CDC)
the states that drink the most alcohol in america by state, according to population statistics
The States That Drink the Most Alcohol in America, 2018
Source: VinePair
Source: Monitoring the Future, 2014; 41,551 students from 377 public and private schools participated in the 2014 survey Public, Surveys, 10th Grade, Networking, Schools
Source: Monitoring the Future, 2014; 41,551 students from 377 public and private schools participated in the 2014 survey