Facts About Oceanside
The fountain located at the Civic Center, is the place where Oceanside, California's founder, Andrew Jackson Myers, built his 1st home, in California.
Horne Street was named after Colonel Daniel H. Horne, who was Oceanside's 1st Mayor.
Oceanside, California's 1st pier was built in 1888. The 1st pier was settled down at the end of Couts Street.
On July 3, 1888, the city of Oceanside, California was incorporated.
Oceanside, California's 2nd pier was built in 1894 and was called the "Little Iron Wharf" as the pilings were made of iron.
DEA Info For California
Compton (near Los Angeles, California) remains a primary source of PCP throughout the U.S.
Marijuana remains the most widely available and abused illicit substance in California.
These California gang organizations frequently use intimidation and violence to facilitate their narcotics trafficking activities.
Gang members involved in the street distribution of crack in California are often armed and commit acts of violence against other gang members whom they feel are invading their areas of control.
A number of years ago, law enforcement targeted rave promoters in the San Diego county of California which resulted in their inability to hold such events. This decreased the possibility for distribution of Ecstasy through that channel.
Formerly dominant Israeli and Russian international drug trafficking organizations continue to decline in California as Los Angeles MDMA suppliers.
Habitual use of marijuana can either mask or aggravate symptoms of mental illness. People prone to PSYCHOSIS, a severe mental disorder, can have bad reactions to a marijuana high. People who are depressed or anxious may lean on the drug to ease their symptoms, rather than find the professional help they need for their illnesses.
Tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana are considered gateway drugs because they are most often used before a person graduates to stronger drugs. They remain the most widely used drugs among teens, with alcohol taking the lead. Cigarette smoking among younger teens increased by as much as 50 percent between 1990 and 1997, with nearly one in three high school seniors identified as regular smokers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one million teenagers start smoking each year and that a third of them will die of tobacco-related diseases if they don't quit. Now that the law forbids selling cigarettes to anyone under eighteen, authorities are hoping to see this number drop substantially. A study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reveals that young cigarette smokers are fourteen times more likely to abuse alcohol than nonsmokers. And since ten million teens drink regularly, the potential for future drug abuse has experts on the alert. young people aged twelve to seventeen who use all three gateway drugs are 266 times more likely to use hard drugs such as cocaine than young people who never used a gateway drug. Also, the younger children are when they first use a gateway drug, the greater the risk to their physical and mental development (an adult can take from five to fifteen years to become addicted to alcohol while it takes a teenager only six months to two years), and the higher the chance of them turning to other drugs when the appeal of the first three has worn off. Gateway drug users also have a greater chance of being exposed to people who are using or selling stronger drugs.
Recent studies suggest all N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonists cause brain damage to the portions of the brain responsible for higher cognitive functions like memory and speech. These are the areas most affected by dissociative anesthetics and include ketamine, dextromethorphan (DXM), phencyclidine (PCP or angel dust), nitrous oxide (whippets), and dizocilpine (MK-801).
Alcohol is a depressant of the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and spinal cord. It produces different behaviors, emotions, and physical effects as it acts upon specific parts of the brain. First affected is the cerebrum, which controls such functions as recognition, vision, reasoning, and emotion. Low amounts of alcohol reduce inhibitions and affect judgment. For example, someone who is often quiet and reserved may become loud, outspoken, and more dramatic. Others may become depressed, withdrawn, even distressed and tearful. Later, as alcohol levels rise, vision, movement, and speech become impaired. When alcohol depresses the next brain area, the cerebellum, problems with coordination, reflexes, and balance occur.