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Developing a Line of Inquiry: Assignment Two Planning List some major ideas/areas of interest that stood out to you

in your observations from Assignment One. Think about anything that really captured your interest or areas of inquiry that you would like to pursue. -Cancer -Meth -Addicts List some search terms you intend to try using both Google Scholar and one of the library databases. Click here for the UNCC library databases: http://guides.library.uncc.edu/database_english. -Meth use -Lung Cancer -Cancer treatments -Addiction -Cartel -Breaking bad -Cerebral palsy Search Terms Sources I Can Access Based on These Search Terms

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This is your face on meth-Travis Linnemann Faces of Meth attempts to deter methamphetamine use through graphic before meth and after meth images of the faces of white meth users Meth Use Linked to Risk of Parkinson Disease-Bridget M. Kuehn The researchers found that the risk of developing Parkinson disease was 75% higher among the methamphetamine group than the appendicitis control group Driving on ice: impaired driving skills in current methamphetamine users-David Bosanquet There were also significantly more participants in the METH group who met the criteria for alcohol abuse Think Again: Mexican Drug Cartels-Evelyn Krache The official U.S. neglect of the Mexican cartels is partly a function of the complex challenges they present. No Clear Link Between Passive Smoking and Lung Cancer.-Judy Peres A strong association between cigarette smoking and lung cancer but found no link between the disease and

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secondhand smoke. Hser, Yih-Ing, et al. "Comparing The Dynamic Course Of Heroin, Cocaine, And Methamphetamine Use Over 10 Years." Addictive Behaviors 33.12 (2008): 15811589. Academic Search Complete. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.

Proposed Topic/Line of Inquiry: Describe your specific line of inquiry here; basically explain what you intend to research as your Assignment Two research topic. My specific line of inquiry is the effect of meth use on the user itself; what they go through and how they cope with it. I intend to find a lot of facts about meth and relate that to Breaking Bad. References/Works Cited Collect 10-12 sources and begin writing out your citations here. Remember: I want you to use the citation style that is appropriate for your major. Linnemann, Travis, and Tyler Wall. "This Is Your Face On Meth: The Punitive Spectacle Of White Trash In The Rural War On Drugs." Theoretical Criminology 17.3 (2013): 315-334. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. https://librarylink.uncc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.librarylink.uncc.edu/login.aspx?direct=t rue&db=a9h&AN=89598245&site=ehost-live&scope=site Travis Linnemann and Tyler Wall start of by discussing Americas most dangerous drugs. That drug is Methamphetamine. PBSs frontline launched an investigation about the meth epidemic and meth use. It was described as something that spiraled out of control and became the fastest-growing drug abuse problem. They then go onto describe how meth use is far from an epidemic. In fact, the amount of regular users has just dropped to around 350,000. Deputy Brian King started to collect mug shots of meth uses that came through the county jail. These mug shots show powerful visual evidence of meths effects. The Meth Project takes fear to the end with graphic ads showing pimps and prostitutes on meth. An ad shows warnings like 15 bucks for sex isnt normal. But on meth it is. The billboard uses a program called Face2Face shows what you could look like on meth. The question is why would someone do that to themselves? Kuehn, Bridget M. "Meth Use Linked To Risk Of Parkinson Disease." JAMA: Journal Of The American Medical Association 306.8 (2011): 814. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. https://librarylink.uncc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.librarylink.uncc.edu/login.aspx?direct=t rue&db=a9h&AN=65103927&site=ehost-live&scope=site Abuse of a drug called Meth (Methamphetamine) has been linked to increase a persons risk of Parkinson disease. This study was brought up by animals who were given the drug. It showed that the drug damaged the dopaminergic neurons. This is the same damage that happens to humans when the drug is used for an extended time. To test this researchers took death records and data from hospitals and compared the disease to meth use. The researchers found that methamphetamine was predominant when compared to cocaine use. It showed a 75 percent higher risk with meth. The cocaine group had 12 cases per 10,000 paitents vs meth

having 21 cases for every 10,000 patients. The result showed that Parkinson disease was linked more to meth than lifestyle choices relating to drug users. Although they did find that with meth users who had the Parkinson disease had a lower dosage than those who developed the disease with no drug use. Bosanquet, David, et al. "Driving On Ice: Impaired Driving Skills In Current Methamphetamine Users." Psychopharmacology 225.1 (2013): 161-172. Academic Search Complete. Web. 20 Feb. 2014. https://librarylink.uncc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.librarylink.uncc.edu/login.aspx?direct=t rue&db=a9h&AN=84600557&site=ehost-live&scope=site Methamphetamine is a very dominant drug that is illegally used in many ways. Those ways include smoking, snorting, injection, or an oral dosage. Meth gives the user feelings of energy, confidence, and euphoria, improved attention, and cognitive function. Meth is used as a treatment in ADHD, narcolepsy, and obesity. A Swiss study found that Meth was present in 9 percent of samples in DUID suspects due to minor traffic violations. 4 percent was found in traffic accidents where they killed someone. Although these studies show that Meth can hurt your reaction time, it can also improve your perceptual speed, vigilance, and psychomotor performance. Small amounts of meth, less than .42 mg/kg, have little to no effect on the user. However, with heavy users, they have been associated with negative personality attributes. These attributes include impulsivity, aggressiveness, and antisocial behavior. To further explore these issues , there was a study conducted deriving the driving ability of current meth users. This was an independent vs dependant study. Morris, Evelyn Krache. "Think Again: Mexican Drug Cartels." Foreign Policy 203 (2013): 30-33. Academic Search Complete. Web. 20 Feb. 2014. https://librarylink.uncc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.librarylink.uncc.edu/login.aspx?direct=t rue&db=a9h&AN=92727135&site=ehost-live&scope=site The rises of DTOS, Drug-Trafficking OrganizationS, in Mexico have developed massive crime rates on both sides on the border. These DTOS are detrimental to the United States economy. Although members of U.S. law enforcement attempting to stop these organizations have resulted in colossal casualties, they have not received the attention that other conflicts do. During the presidential debate this topic wasnt brought up once. The sale of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and meth has resulted in amazing profits, totally around $39 billion annually. The cartels have built a multibillion-dollar business including the shipment of immigrants and sex slaves, and many other illegal activities. Legalization has become very popular. The controversial topic that the war on drugs is helpless, while in reality, removing one money stream wont ruin the cartels as they can run completely without their drug stream. Not only that, but the U.S. would never allow drugs like heroin and ecstasy to be legal anyways. Thus this keeps these money streams intact. Peres, Judy. "No Clear Link Between Passive Smoking And Lung Cancer." JNCI: Journal Of The National Cancer Institute 105.24 (2013): 1844-1846. Academic Search Complete. Web. 20 Feb. 2014. https://librarylink.uncc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.librarylink.uncc.edu/login.aspx?direct=t rue&db=a9h&AN=93064205&site=ehost-live&scope=site A study of 76,000 women confirmed an association between smoking and lung cancer. Although from this study there was no link between the disease and secondhand smoke. The incidence of lung cancer was 13 times higher in regular smokers and only four times higher in retired smokers than in non-smokers. Its very reassuring that passive smoke in the childhood home doesnt increase the risk of lung cancer, said Patel. There a non a lot of non-smokers in a smoker family. To avoid passive cigarette smoke it is better to change your social behavior so that you are not in a society where smoking is normal and happens daily. The only flaw is that measuring passive smoke inhalation is very hard to measure in a study. The articles goes on to state, We dont want people to conclude that passive smoking has no effect on lung cancer. The study just shows that there is no correlation between the two.

Hser, Yih-Ing, et al. "Comparing The Dynamic Course Of Heroin, Cocaine, And Methamphetamine Use Over 10 Years." Addictive Behaviors 33.12 (2008): 1581-1589. Academic Search Complete. Web. 26 Feb. 2014. https://librarylink.uncc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.librarylink.uncc.edu/login.aspx?direct=t rue&db=a9h&AN=34651131&site=ehost-live&scope=site The scientific and medical communities now agree that drug dependence is a chrome disorder that requires a lot of care. However most of this is from literature that is mainly associated with the use of heroin. Although most of these studies are in reality short-term studies, they dont show the whole picture. Comparing cocaine and meth to heroin, heroin has longer periods of addiction. Quitting heroin will result in more drug use later down the road. Cocaine use has a shorter lifespan than any other drug discussed in this article. Meth users are more likely to be white women while heroin users are more likely to be Hispanic males. From this article it was concluded that within the first 10 years quitting was possible but extremely difficult to achieve. Drug use patterns can fluctuate rapidly as well. These results show that there is a major need to stop drug use before it turns into a life decision.