The depressant drug, I will be discussing is called, “Alcohol”. Alcohol is considered to be a strong drug. When alcohol is consumed, it has the strength to slow down the brain’s activities. Which is a reaction that a sober person might, not have any issues with. The neurotransmitter areas that increases when drinking are called, “the neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric acid”, also known as GABA. When a person is drinking he/she increases the GABA, which cause the brains areas like; the cerebral cortex, cerebellum, hippocampus, amygdala, and nucleus accumbens, are affected.
One is often baffled when trying to understand why or how somebody becomes addicted to a drug. It is difficult to comprehend how something can completely overtake a person’s life and destroy it. Addiction, however, is not simply a voluntary behavior. Cocaine addiction is a very serious mental disease that can be detrimental to a person and the people around them. While some are more susceptible than others, anyone can become a victim of cocaine addiction. All it takes is one single use and a lifelong battle can ensue.
Cocaine is a psychiatric drug that affects every part of someone’s life and health. The drug does not only cause major side effects that harm the mind and body, it creates destruction to the person’s loved ones. The addict will not stop at anything to get their next high, even if it is morally wrong. The drug throws all morals out the window and puts the person in overdrive to just get the next hype. Cocaine is a very dangerous drug and it is illegal for a reason.
Cocaine is one of the most widely abused, addictive and deadly drugs in the world. Since cocaine’s origin tracing back to the Inca civilization in the Andes Mountains of South America, to its mass production and trafficking today, cocaine has built quite the reputation. However, amongst these uses, forms and increased availability of cocaine lies a detrimental impact, the damaging effects cocaine has on the human body. The increased exposure, use and production of cocaine creates a difficult problem for those in the fight to reduce the drug's presence. Similarly, the everlasting effects of cocaine can be felt and seen much long after its first introduction to the human body.
There are many harms associated with all types of drugs and the effects of some drugs can even result in the user’s death. Opioids can cause respiratory depression along with fatal poisonings (Nutt et al., 2007) and in the case of cocaine, misuse may cause cardiac dysrhythmias which can result in sudden death (Boghdadi & Henning, 1997; Hollister, 1992). Cocaine can also cause a variety of other harms that affect different parts of the body. According to Aslibekyan et al., (2008) and Qureshi et al., (2001) cocaine users have a higher overall incidence of MI compared to non-users. The risk of MI increases by a factor of 24 in the first hour after administration of cocaine.
I was really surprised to learn that boys are more susceptible to the damaging effects of cocaine. I had no idea that there would be differences between boys and girls when it came to teratogens. It is also comforting to know that environmental factors and influences can have such a positive effect on cognitive function. This article was much more scientific than the others, as it talked quite a bit about the anatomy of the brain and used a more biological approach when talking about the effects that cocaine has on it. I was able to apply some of the stuff I learned from class like risk factors, neurotransmitters, and the hippocampus.
Drug users become impaired and they are confused. The effect of these drugs range from severe and mild. All drugs cause some type of delusion. Most drug users do drugs illegally to get high or relaxed. When a person has done a certain drug for awhile there brain
Do you experience withdrawal effects when you try to quit? Has your addiction affected your ability to have normal relationships with your loved ones? Do you experience problems at work because of your addiction? The cocaine addiction that you experience is rooted within your subconscious mind.
There is no doubt that crack cocaine is more addictive and harmful than powdered cocaine. Crack cocaine is absorbed quicker in the body therefore increasing the risk of overdose. Crack cocaine has also found to be more addictive in certain studies. After reviewing Hakeem's case, I believe that his sentence was fair. I do believe that his sentence is extremely long for a first offender however he will be able to lower his sentence with good behavior in prision. If we lower the sentences for selling crack cocaine, that does not help our society in any shape or form. It teaches men and women that selling cocaine isn't a big deal. More people may turn to drug dealing such harmful narcotics as a easy way to make money which is not right. Looking
During the use of a substance, the amount of the neurotransmitter dopamine rises in your brain. Dopamine makes you feel good, so during the use of a substance, it tells your brain that it likes the way that that substance makes you feel and to keep doing it.
Sigma Freud then asked Koller to assist him in experiments to find out the physiologic systemic effects of cocaine. The experiments were conducted and the results led to Koller discovering the value of cocaine as a local anesthetic. Koller instilled a solution of cocaine and dropped a few drops in the eyes of animals.
Of course, there is extensive research and documentation on the impact of alcohol and methamphetamine to the brain of an individual. For this reason, scientific evidence is available that proves alcohol and methamphetamine addiction is harmful to the mind of the user. Brief Background on Drug Use and Abuse The use of drugs to heal or prevent diseases is widespread in the current day societies. In fact, the use of drugs for treating and preventing diseases is a concept
Cocaine is a drug that is commonly known as coke. It is used by inhaling into the body as smoke, by injecting into the veins, by rubbing it into their gums, or by snorting its powder. Cocaine is made from coca leaves that were first extracted by a German chemist Friedrich Gaedcke in 1855. Cocaine was broadly promoted for to cure depression sexual impotence when an Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud experimented on himself. He used cocaine regularly and kept promoting to everyone in his surroundings without knowing the consequences of the danger of cocaine. One of his friends ended up experiencing hallucinations and one of his patients died from high intake of cocaine.
Mexico is a prominent producer of marijuana and heroin, and is known for trafficking drugs to the US. Drug trafficking in Mexico has become stronger and there are more cases of smuggling than ever due to their business with many other countries. The drug
Cocaine has been one of the oldest, and most dangerous stimulants known out there. Native people would chew on these coca leaves to help boost their energy and to speed up their breathing. Cocaine was introduced about three thousand years ago to the world. The cocaine use generally became more and more popular, and the dangers became more noticeable. In 1905 cocaine had became more popular to snort than any other way. Within five years hospitals started to notice many reports of nasal damage that had been due to the use of cocaine.