Abstract This study examines thoroughly how the crystal meth effects an individual and society, the paper aims to show how harmful this drug is, and how people get harmed by the drug named methamphetamine or referred to as a crystal meth. Meth belongs to the drugs that’s known as psychostimulants, this drug creates a false sense of happiness and well-being. For many of the meth addicts to quit can be daunting or terrifying. There is no medication approved for the treatment and the effects are short has long termed consequences.
Case declares, “I’m a drug addict, Cath. Stimulants. Central nervous systems stimulants. Extremely powerful central system stimulants.” (Gibson 129-130)
When cocaine is used repetitively, the brain becomes highly addicted to the substance causing the brain’s chemical balance to change. Since the high from cocaine only lasts about ten to fifteen minutes, people will go on a “binge pattern” to keep the high going. This repeated use
Scientists have recently discovered that nicotine raises the level of a neurotransmitter called dopamine, which is a part of the brain that produces pleasure. Another problem with nicotine getting inside the body is the fact that is actually a chemical and it is used as a bug repellent or eliminator. While smoking is not healthy, it also wastes money. A pack of cigarettes averages at the price of $5.50 and the price keeps rising. Most people don’t stop smoking at one pack a day and by the end of the year
From its unremarkable discovery in 1938, to its first human experiment in 1943; the electric kool-aid has moved around. It spread with the hippies, became a symbol of rebellion, terrified thousands, and has caused millions around the world to alter their reality. It has been known to change lives; for some their lives have drastically improved from their experiences with it, while for others it has drastically worsened. The after effects of LSD and acid can destroy lives if untreated or undiagnosed; psychosis can be a detrimental to a person mental stability and health if it is left untreated. That, coupled with the fear of the United States government cracking down with “The War on Drugs”, LSD being one of the most punishable drugs with a minimum of 5 years and a fine of no more than two million for possession of one to nine grams (LSD: Penalties for Sale and Possession).
Thank you for an informative paper. What troubles me about methadone treatment is how it is a substitute for another narcotic. It is sad about heroin addicts that do not want to get off their narcotic dependence. However, I do not feel that methadone is the answer because it is replacing one narcotic for another; although they have less craving.
“Law enforcement and government officials are focused on the “war on drugs.” But illegal drugs are not the only problem society is facing. In today’s fast-paced, stress-filled world, millions are becoming increasingly dependent on prescription drugs. Often, people are looking for the “quick cure” for all ailments, from headaches to heart disease.” (Medicated).
Drug Abuse Causes and Effects on Teenagers Drug abuse is one of the top issues defying the country today particularly among the teenagers. Occurrences of drug and alcohol abuse and related anti-social behavior have massively expanded lately. This has become a matter of concern to the government, parents and teachers. Teens regularly try different things with an assortment of activities and substances. Unfortunately, this experimentation can prompt substance misuse and addiction.
Drug addiction is a form of a chronic disease, relapsing of the brain causes compulsive behaviors to seek drug use. Despite the harmful consequences that are a result of a drug addiction, millions of people still abuse drugs. The addiction is a disease of the brain because of the abuse of drugs, which causes a change in the structures, and functions of the brain. Drugs are chemicals that tap into the brain's communication system and change the way nerve cells normally send, receive, and process information. Even though it is true that most people initially make the decision to take drugs is a voluntary action and is not forced upon you.
In the excerpt “Rat Park” from Opening Skinner’s Box by Laruen Slater, demonstrates how addictions are a choice by conducting an experiment involving rats and drug addictions. Addictions are choices made by an individual. An addiction is a condition that results when an individual ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping, eating) that can be pleasurable, but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Addicts may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others. The outcome of this experiment explains how related rats are to human beings.