A major problem that exists within Canadian society is the abuse of mind-altering substances. Such narcotics cause not only health problems, but also violent and potentially criminal acts. A mind-altering narcotic can be defined as both the legal and illegal type. The four main categories of drugs are: narcotics, CNS depressants, CNS stimulants, and hallucinogens. Most of these drugs are highly addictive and are usually obtained by prescription or are considered a banned substance and
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sanctions under school, local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs. These examples, along with the use of fear, should provide a very effective method of deterring students from ever wanting to, or becoming curious with experimentation of drugs.
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