Some of those legal drugs are alcohol, prescribed medications, inhalants (fumes from glues, and solvents) and over-the-counter cough, diet, cold and sleep medications. The most commonly used illegal drugs are marijuana, stimulants (cocaine). This source includes more types of drugs spread around the world in our present (http://www.newportacademy.com/teen-drug-abuse/). The use of illegal drugs is increasing, especially among young teens. Therefore the use of marijuana and alcohol in high schools had become more common, and more disturbing leaving its short and long term effects that harm our youngsters and our future.
People believe that if marijuana is legalized users will get addicted. Marijuana use disorder become what is known as addiction when “the person cannot stop using the drug even though it interferes with many aspects of his or her life” (“Is Marijuana Addictive”). Although addiction is a problem, out of all the people who use marijuana, only 9% become dependent on it (“Is Marijuana Addictive”). Also, opioids and painkillers are very addictive as well, and they can lead to an overdose resulting in death. The second concern is abuse.
Many factors influence drug addiction, such as personality, characteristics, peer pressure, and psychological stress. IV. Drug addiction varies from person to person, from drug to drug. A. Drugs such as cocaine and heroin can addict their users after a few uses, and in rare cases the first hit.
Since the brain is still developing many things occur such as emotional ,behavior, and accidents. Eighteen year olds are not responsible enough to consume alcohol. Eighteen year olds aren’t responsible because they can have different behaviors and act differently more than they should. Some of the behaviors that teenagers or college students react by aggression or sexual assault. Usually depends how aggressive you could get with the amount of alcohol in you body.
(Illegal drugs) Firstly, in the United States there are many different drugs such as cocaine, heroin, crack, ice, and marijuana, which are all illegal. Secondly, there are also some prescription drugs are also illegal and they are Prescription Depressant Medications, Prescription Stimulant Medications (Amphetamines) and Prescription Pain Medications (Opioids). On the other hand, however, the question that why these drugs are illegal also attracts many people’s attention a lot. Firstly, they are illegal as they are addictive, mind-devastating and sometimes can be lethal. They are found to be harmful both physically and mentally.
It also includes using prescription drugs in ways other than prescribed or using someone else’s prescription” (Abuse). When teens use illegal or prescription drugs not in the way intended by the doctor who prescribed them, it is considered drug abuse. If a teen is using drugs to escape from reality or relieve stress, it is also considered drug abuse. This abuse happens for a number of reasons. There is a slew of reasons for why teens
EFFECTS OF ILLICIT DRUGS TRAFFICKING ON DIPLOMACY IN SOUTH AMERICA INTRODUCTION 1. Drugs are chemical substances that affect the normal functioning of the body and/or brain. There are legal and illegal drugs. Legal drugs like caffeine, nicotine (in cigarettes), alcohol and all medicine fall under this category. Illegal drugs are drugs banned by countries for its harmfulness to human functioning.
Others do drugs due to mental illness or dependence. It’s alienation caused by capitalist exploitation and atomized culture is what drives so many people to not only use drugs, but to become addicted to them. Utilizing the example of the ‘Rat Park’ by Bruce Alexander, if a rat’s environment actively meets both their social and physical needs, there’s no reason for the rat to choose the cocaine water over the regular one. In contrary, without the engagement and socialization, without the needs being met, the rat will resort to the cocaine water actively over regular water. Moreover, drug cartels cannot compete with government owned substances for free.
Meghan Huang ENG27- D Mr. Andre Dominic Peralta Illegal Drugs; Its Usage Affects Filipinos in Different Ways Background on Illegal Drugs What is an illegal drug? Illegal drugs are chemical substances that has its specified limitations and it may bring great damage to your body if taken in a wrong way. Why is it illegal? It is forbidden by several countries and in some situations because it causes chaos to irresponsible users and most users tend to get addicted to it. According to Carroll (2016), One of the things that is embodied to us since the middle of the last century are drugs.
Introduction Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use which is difficult to control. The initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people but repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that challenge an addicted person’s self-control and interfere their ability to resist the intense use of drugs. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard even for those who want to.These brain changes can be persistence, which is why drug addiction is considered a “Relapsing” disease. What environmental factors increase the risk of addiction? There are many factors that lead people to be a drug addict: Factors that lead people to be a drug addict • Family History: The influence of the home environment, especially during childhood, is a very important factor.