At first, everyone who starts drinking alcoholic beverages, thinks that its something normal, and that it's okay to do it, but what they really don't know yet, is that this particular habit has a way of turning itself into one of the worst addictions in the world. As the dictionary defines it, addiction is the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice, or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. And as it is well known to all of us, its not easy to get yourself out of such thing. While many people usually drink daily, and know when to stop, and some don’t mind the effects of heavy drinking, and getting a hangover that will not last
One reason why doping should be illegal in all professional sports is that it has negative health effects. “Doping in Sports Pros and Cons” by Health Research Funding said, “Over many years of constantly taking drugs a person can experience diminished athletic performance” (“Doping in Sports Pros and Cons”). Not only does
It shows that drug use has 2 sides, which is used for good things such as medicine and bad things such as opium. However, there is a lot of drug abuse these days. National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015) indicated that in 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older which is 9,4 percent of the population had used an illicit drug in the past month. This paper will talk about the reason why drugs should not be legalized such as increasing drug demand, lead to more addiction for the addicts, and harmful both for user and society. First of all, legalization of drugs would increase drug demand.
When it comes to the addictive nature of bath salts users report that there is as much of a chance for the abuser to become addicted on bath salts as they are on meth. It has also been shown that users build up a tolerance over time to bath salts which requires them to take more to get the same high. This increases the likelihood that the user will overdose on the drug which would cause hospitalization or death. Bath salts are a powerful hallucinogenic drug which sometimes causes violent behavior. Overall both the synthetic drug bath salts and crocodil result in damage to both the brain and body.
Conversely, the destruction of families due to the volatile temperament induced by recreational drugs would have a lasting effect – a value of ‘-200 hedons’ would be plausible. In this instance the net worth of drug abuse would be ‘-195’ or ‘195 dolors’. In pursuit of “the greatest good for the greatest number”, the snowball effects must be considered. For example, the poor hygiene associated with intravenous drugs increases the spread of blood contagions, causing illnesses such as HIV in thousands of people thereby endangering their lives. In doing this, healthcare systems are monopolised, diverting taxpayer money away from treating unpreventable diseases.
In Source B, a YouTube video titled “Dirty Dozen Toxic Cosmetic Ingredients,” the doctor says, “A lot of the time it’s because we’re developing this toxic accumulation of man-made or synthetic estrogen also known as xenoestrogen. When that happens it can actually deposit into our female predominant tissues or our gynecological tissues and start causing growths to happen. What we need to start doing is avoiding our exposure to those chemical and start flushing them out of our system.” The products that most people use to fulfill their idea of beauty cause health problems. This doesn’t mean to throw out all of your makeup, but what it does mean is to check all of your makeup and see what they rate on the toxic scale and if they are a 4 or about they should be thrown out. The doctor also says you should check your toothpaste or other materials that have chemicals in
Drug Addiction Zaid Tabaza 8’5 Figure 1: Drug Addiction Key Concept: Relationships Related Concept: Consequences, Environment Balance. Global Context: Identities and Relationships Addiction is the state of overdependence on a certain substance. Drug addiction, caused by social, environmental, and genetic factors, has become a global problem with serious implications on those affected, their societies, and the economy. Main causes of addiction shown in Figure 1 include the overuse of cigarettes, alcohol or drugs. Table 1 shows that deaths because of drug overdoses in the US during 2010 exceeded 38,000 people.
There are countless risks when it comes to the usage of these drugs. People can experience shortness of breath, dizziness, disorientation, sudden personality changes, and many others. They can turn a healthy individual into someone unrecognizable and self-destructing. The people that become addicted to these heavy drugs will often lose ties to family and only work towards getting the drugs, they can lose hope and start to feel worthless. There is no reason to let these drugs become legal.
Due to the lack of control, the DEA had over Ecstasy is what drove them to make it illegal. The DEA finally cracked down on MDMA and started putting people in jail. When MDMA was legal scare tactics where different, all they could do was use scare tactics to keep young adults away from it by emphasizing the side effects of MDMA. This drug has the reputation of being a benign and fun drug, but I think since this drug got out of hand to the point that the government had to step in and take control of the situation. This, in my opinion, was the right thing to do in order to decrease the supply and demand of the drug.
Having a damaged immune system can open your body up do diseases or infections, but normally just the common cold. However a damaged immune system from drinking in serious cases has proven to be lethal. The immune system is affected by alcohol as it causes the blood to thicken and clot, giving less oxygen (transported through blood) to the immune system meaning it will not work as efficiently. Drinking in excess for one night can even slow down the immune system for up to 24 hours, leaving the body more vulnerable to
we are living through the worst epidemic of addiction in american history, and the drugs causing the most deaths are legal prescription opioids like oxycontin, percocet, and vicodin. How did so many of us get addicted to painkillers? and why are so many americans dying from drug overdoses? to find out you have to go back to the early 90s. Before that time doctors generally considered opioids dangerous but in 1996 a company called purdue pharma released a new drug ,oxycontin.
On the streets, the pricing of the Flakka drug is on par with crack. Users take it to create a state of euphoria with an energy boost. For all intents and purposes, it acts as a typical stimulant. Unfortunately, there are some rather scary side effects. The Side Effects Because of its bad side effects, the Flakka drug has become rather notorious.
Steroids come with side-effects only when they are abused. When they are abused, they work in a detrimental manner and can ruin an individual psychologically, physically, and emotionally. Physically it can damage the liver because it detoxifies the body. Over use of it will break down the liver until it doesn’t work. Other side-effects of abuse of steroids,”… liver tumors, jaundice, fluid retention, deepened voice, cessation of the menstrual cycle, growth of facial hair in women, impaired judgment stemming from feelings of invincibility, baldness, and reduced sperm count in
Although residents of the inner city had been exposed and accustom to violence and crimes, Prohibition had only further escalated the matter. Not only did the lack of reinforcement of prohibition effect America’s judiciary system, it also affected many Americans health. The most notorious bootleggers in Chicago were the Sicilian Genna brothers. “In the five years of prohibition they were Chicago’s biggest bootleggers. Despite their criminal record was a long one, they had obtained a license to make large quantities of industrial alcohol, the raw was then turned into whiskey and gin.
Radley said “ Here’s one idea that makes too much sense for anyone to seriously consider: Legalize amphetamines for adults. Divert some of the money currently spent on enforcement toward the treatment of addicts. Save the rest. Watch the black markets dry up, and with them the itinerant crime, toxicity and smuggling. Cold and allergy sufferers get relief.