Drug abuse has a more commonplace in our society today than before. Drug abuse is the habitual use of drugs to alter one's mood, emotion, or state of consciousness. Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Each year drug abuse results in around 40 million serious illnesses or injuries among people in the United States. There are many different drugs being abuse such as marijuana, heroin and cocaine. There are many dangers and cause to drug abuse such as brain and stomach issues, family problems, and loss of work. There are many options to cure and get help with drug abuse and abusers. The cause and effects of drug abuse in society. There are multiply drugs that are being abused in our society. Marijuana at 17 percent is the leading drug in society being abused. With teenagers today over 50 percent of them have tried marijuana at least once. Other drugs being abused are heroin at 14.1 percent, smoked cocaine (crack) at 8.1 percent, stimulants at 6.5 percent, opiates at 5.9, and non-smoked cocaine (powder) at 3.2 percent. The abuse of these drug are costing America 193 billion dollars annually. The abuse of these drug are causing many issues and can be very dangers to your health and life style. Drugs contain chemicals that tap into the brain’s communication system and disrupt the way nerve cells normally send, receive, and process information (National intuition of abuse 2011). The physical effects of drug abuse is increase in heart rate, impaired muscle control, dizziness, vomiting, vision problems, loss of consciousness, respiratory arrest and death. Danger of drug abuse can lead to child abuse to your children, loss of your job, and homelessness. It’s very dangerous to your health causing life time issues. There are many option that drug abuser and peers of abuser can seek for help. One option is rehab. Abuser can go to rehab for periods of time to help them with their addiction to the drug. There are counselor that are available to talk to you. For family members there are signs that you can watch for to help the abuser out and prevent them from getting worst. Some of the signs you can look for is neglecting your responsibilities, Blood shot eyes, and sudden mood swings, irritability, or angry outbursts, and appears
trying drugs or simply decide to cross the line of the taboo of society due to curiosity or, often, just plain boredom. Many people who become addicted to drugs began taking them recreationally, but in many cases, this recreational 'flight of fantasy' or 'mental escape' comes with more than the user bargained for. Unfortunately for most people, they are either unaware or uncaring of their family or ethnic background that may be markers of their predisposition for addiction. Since many drugs are considered…
Drugs and Addiction
Drugs have many effects on the body and mind. People use drugs for various reasons nowadays; some are prescribed, but what about the people that use not prescribed? How do they get them? Many people that use these drugs find themselves doing almost anything to get them; there have even been some college students that get doctors and therapists to give medications without much examination.
There are many drugs a person can get addicted to from prescription drugs to more illegal…
5 May 2013
U.S. Drug Policy
There has been much controversy over the United States current drug policy. With new studies showing that some current illegal drugs actually have medical benefits, there has been a sudden outcry from the public on drug legalization. There are certain questions regarding the drug policy that I felt most relevant to this policy issue today in the following paragraphs. I have given the two opposing views of each question.
The war on drugs in the United States has…
When many people think of addiction dependences on alcohol or drugs often come to mind. There are a vast number of other activities however, that can be just as addicting if abused. Here in America, we are taught at early ages to steer clear of drugs and alcohol due to their addictive nature. At home, our parents admonish us about the dangers of drugs and drinking and we are enrolled in D.A.R.E programs while in school. Furthermore we are reminded to “stay above the influence” while…
Drug abuse is an ever increasing problem in society today; the rise in drug related addiction and death is a clear indicator of this negative impact. Those with the experience of drug addiction, be it firsthand or through a friend or a family member, have witnessed the devastating effects and consequences of drug abuse. As of 2013, the estimated number of those considered addicted to illicit drugs is upward of thirty nine million (World Health Organization…
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Drug Addiction is a chronic disease affecting the brain, and just about everyone is different. It was also a condition that characterized by compulsive drug intake, craving and seeking despite what majority of society…
One of the most commonly recognized addictions include addictions to alcohol and other mood-altering drugs. I know many people who are, and were once addicted to alcohol and many other drugs. To be addicted to anything is to need it; you’ll do whatever it takes to get that drug. Even if that means give away your most prized position.
When I was five years old I always wondered why my mother would leave during the middle of the night, she would be gone and might come back when it was time for me…
never use or take any type of illegal drug or alcoholic substance because I have
seen what drugs and alcohol can do to people. I have seen how far the deepest pits go,
without ever having been there myself. I know what bottom is and I shall never go there!
People that I knew and might have loved once have gone to the bottom and died there. I
will NOT follow in their footsteps and make the same mistakes that they have made.
I have seen drugs and alcohol turn good, caring people into…
get addicted to drugs or alcohol but other things also. While Odysseus and his men were traveling home, he came across the island of the Lotus Eaters. On this island there were people living off a plant called Lotus. This plant made you not want to return home and made them not care about the outside world any longer.
This can relate to the addictions people encounter with every day. For example, one may get addicted to cocaine or heroin. These substances are very dangerous drugs that can ruin one's…
Addiction Background and Current Drug Addiction Treatments
A number of existing studies focus on the current drug addiction treatment methods available as well as how they can be made more effective. It is known that, “most drugs affect the brain's reward circuit by flooding it with the chemical messenger dopamine. This overstimulation of the reward circuit causes the intensely pleasurable ‘high' that leads people to take a drug again and again” (NIDA, 2016). Although the initial…