After doing the Mouse Party exercise I learned that almost all of the drugs and alcohol affect the Serotonin and Dopamine receptors in the brain that lead to the Synaptic Cleft. Most of these drugs are highly addictive and have been known to cause death during an overdose, but in some cases where the addict suffers a sudden withdrawal they can become extremely ill and even die because their bodies are so used to whatever drug they are abusing that their normal body functions shut down. When our body is so used to an artificial substance being in our system it becomes co-dependent on the drug which causes our addiction to the drug. That is why when the abuser is at such risk during withdrawals because the body has become so accustomed to that drug being there that it doesn’t work properly, and that leads to serious illness or death. Meth, Ecstasy, Heroin, and Cocaine all overstimulate certain cells and inhibitors which magnify the effect that certain cell or inhibitor causing intense periods of time where the drug has affected your body. Too much of these drugs will cause natural body systems to shut down or become dependent on the drug which leads to addiction. For example: Ecstasy affects your mood, sleep, perception and appetite, if you become addicted to this drug your body becomes dependent on the drug which could lead to extreme eating and sleeping patterns, and also mood swings. Marijuana, Alcohol, and LSD under stimulate certain cells which can impair your motor skills or decision making skills. When you drink alcohol it binds to glutamate receptors preventing glutamate from exiting the cell, which impairs your memory formation, decision making, and impulse control. Marijuana is a very hot topic because we are in a time where it has been proven to be used for medical purposes, but it is also very frowned upon in certain societies due to their belief. Marijuana is known to be responsible for slowing down movement, making you feel relaxed, and has also been known…
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…
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…
Since the origin of man, every decision and every action will determine the fate of an individual. Every second, we see all sorts of decisions being made. Some of those are well considered while others are spontaneous and intuitive. Any bad decisions will leave a burning mark in history while the good ones will clear out a bright path for the future. More important than before, the need of us think about our decisions toward different manners arises.
Reckless decisions may create pleasant results…
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…
The Cycle of Addiction
Drugs range from a variety of sorts; pharmacy pills, alcohol, heroin, crystal meth, the list goes
on. The question is; what draws people into doing drugs? The majority of people who have abused
medication started out with something as simple as cigarettes. Why try cigarettes? Why would anyone
do such a thing? Some are led into it by peer pressure. Others by stress or depression, or just because
they were curious. One addicted, it is just an afternoon thing. One very small guilty pleasure to do on…
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”…
Addiction : choice or disease?
Should the cause of addiction rely on people's actions? These days, drugs can be found everywhere, and it may seem like everyone's doing them. Lots of people are tempted by the excitement or escape that drugs seem to offer. But learning the facts about drugs can help one see the risks of chasing this excitement or escape. Several people argue whether drug addiction is a disease or a choice. Discussing this argument in hopes to have a better understanding as to why…
November 7, 2012
Addiction: A Decision or Disease?
Drug and alcohol addiction is a very serious and widespread problem in America, and across the globe. Drug addiction is a constant craving, seeking, and using of a substance, despite the negative consequences it may have on the addict or those around them. When drug use becomes more frequent, it is considered drug abuse. Once an individual’s drug abuse is can no longer be controlled, and they are using the drug to get through everyday life…
(Focus of the Study: “Shabungan” at Brgy. Victoria Reyes, Dasmariñas, Cavite)
Cuenca, Ma. Kristina B.
Enon, Jane Loraine S.
Tuban, Julie An
Laganzo, Ma. Riellyn Mae
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…