Speech On Drug Addiction

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1. What is substance abuse? It is the long-term, pathological use of alcohol or drugs, characterized by daily intoxication, inability to reduce consumption, and impairment in social or occupational functioning; broadly, alcohol or drug addiction.
2. Broadly, it can be defined as the pattern of use or misuse of substances for mood altering purposes or for a sense of satisfaction.
While illicit substances such as heroine are used as a drug, substances like iodex, painkillers and correction fluids too can be misused as drugs.
3. Substance abuse doesn 't just involve major drugs like cocaine. But no matter what the drug, exploitation leads to severe consequences. And the consequences aren 't just physiological, Social, economic and emotional
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• Causes mental retardness.
• Which is more lethal? Cigarette Smoking or Hookah Smoking??
ANSWER -Hookah Smoking because it contains high levels of toxic compounds like tar and carcinogens. Hookah smokers are exposed to more carbon monoxide and smoke than cigarette smokers. 8. MARIJUANA • Marijuana is the most widely abused drug in the U.S and steadily on the rise in India. It is a psychoactive drug.
• The short-term effects of marijuana include: Distorted perception, Problems with memory and learning, Loss of coordination, Increased heart rate, reduced blood pressure, Dilation of eyes, causing them to become red. The long term affects: intelligence, memory, respiratory functions and it leads to: schizophrenia, psychosis, and depression.
• Why does this plague our society? PRIMARY REASONS: Peer Pressure. SECONDARY REASONS: Increase in availability of marijuana and other drugs, Teens being misguided about marijuana being safe as it is a natural product. 9. CRYSTAL METH • A PSYCHOSTIMULANT, Can be administered by smoking up, Injections, Snorting and by swallowing
• Why Do People Start Using it? Improve mental and physical performance, Alertness, Weight loss, Energy, To Feel really
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The sheer acceptability of substance abuse in modern day society is something that needs to be taken care of. Terms like “smokin’ up” and saying stuff like “let’s get high” are things that subconsciously encourage people to give these drugs a try. NEGATIVE PEER pressure is the diabolic root of the problem. It is important to realize that no matter how long one has been indulging in substance abuse, it is not impossible to come back from it. Dreaming of a leading a normal life, happily, with friends and family is not wrong. Rehabilitation and overcoming addiction is certainly achievable. So, one must realise the much better prospects of life that enables him/her to choose and lead the correct way of living. A drug is neither moral nor immoral -- it 's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as one. Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision. So, what matters the most is that we take the right decision in our

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