Also meth has long-termed effects, meth can cause to death, and becoming addicted just for one try or just one time is not worth it because that one time can kill you. Why it causes death? This drug damages vessels in the brain and heartbeat changes so cardiovascular collapse is caused or death. As claimed in booklet - The truth about Crystal Meth: “In the long term, meth use can cause irreversible harm: increased heart rate and blood pressure; damaged blood vessels in the brain that can cause strokes or an irregular heartbeat that can, in turn, cause cardiovascular collapse or death; and liver, kidney and lung damage”. Most of the time it is harmful on the skin of a person that is a continuous abuser by destroying the skin and causing dental problems.
Marijuana, also known as Cannabis, is derived from the Cannabis plant and is used commonly for either recreational or medical purposes. Marijuana is composed of chemicals such as tetrahydrocannabinol (HTC, and over eighty cannabinoids. Marijuana is acknowledged for providing smokers with a “high” feeling. Since the twentieth century, this illicit drug has been banned across the world. However, over the past few years studies have been conducted on marijuana and the results show that it can actually be helpful in many different areas of society.
Euphoric feelings plus an extreme shot of energy that last for about 30-45 minutes. Im sure everyone would this at some point in their day. That is, until you learn that this is all caused by cocaine. Cocaine has been an illegal street drug since the beginning of the 20th century, but for some reason the number of users has been steadily increasing. I’d like to dive into the chemistry of this drug and explore how it affects the brain on a chemical level.
In conjunction with the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, the new law raised federal penalties for marijuana possession and dealing, basing the penalties on the amount of the drug involved (Tarrytown 2006). Possession of 100 marijuana plants received the same penalty as possession of 100 grams of heroin. A later amendment to the Anti-Drug Abuse Act established a "three strikes and you 're out" policy, requiring life sentences for repeat drug offenders, and providing for the death penalty for “drug kingpins” (Anthony 2002)." Marijuana has radically changed over the past years. During 1997, a total of 21% voted for the legalization of marijuana, which indicated that most people where still opposing it.
Marijuana is a drug made of cannabis which provides a feeling of intense happiness and excitement or intoxication. Due to marijuana’s potential dangerousness, it has been strictly prohibited in most countries since the late 1930s (Guither, 2015). However, five jurisdictions in the United States legalized marijuana because of its incredible uses for medical purposes and low probability of harm, and it causes other countries to consider marijuana legalization (Owen Poindexter, 2014). Today, there is a trend in marijuana legalization like a domino in the states which could eventually affect all the state to legalize marijuana (Smith, 2015). There is a great diversity of opinions about marijuana legalization but the United States has shown its
Medical marijuana is usually prescribed in inhalation or smoking form. This practice has serious implications since every year in the United Stated more than 400,000 deaths are attributed to the adverse effects of smoking such as cancer. In the case of medical marijuana, it is known that when this drug is inhaled it is in a raw form which delivers to the lungs large amounts of carcinogens (McKenna,
In Africa, an increased use of heroin and drug injecting has emerged at an alarming trend, particularly in Kenya, Libya, Mauritius, Seychelles and the United Republic of Tanzania. In sub-Saharan Africa, 1.78 million drug users are estimated to be injecting drug users, and an estimated 221,000 injecting drug users are living with HIV (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2012). In 2010, seven (7) out of 54 African States provided information to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and most of them reported an increasing trend in the use of cannabis and opioids (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2011). This trend was reported notably in Nigeria, Mozambique, South Africa (cannabis only) and Swaziland but rather stable trends in the use of cocaine and amphetamine-type stimulants-ATS (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2011). This shows that there is an enormous unmet need for drug abuse prevention, treatment, care and support in developing
Scientists Drinking has an extremely harmful effect on the brain and the body. According to Susan Tapert, a neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry at the University California San Diego, “Drinking has an impact on long-term brain function. When alcohol is consumed by ungerage teenagers, memory function, attention, visuospatial skills, and executive functioning are altered. This not only affects them in the moment, but can have deleterious effects on neuropsychological functioning” (Tapert, et al.). When analyzing Tapert’s findings, we see a similarity to Sandra A. Brown’s research from her experiment, “Neurocognitive Functioning of Adolescents”, a peer reviewed source, supporting it stating, “Alcohol use was associated with poorer performance on verbal and nonverbal
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBM) is one of the most common diseases that most people suffer from. One of the researches that I found online did a study on 13 people that have the same disease (IBM) and treated them with medical marijuana. All of those people started to gain weight, and felt less pain during the proses. This particular research was published April 20 2016“7 Diseases that medical marijuana can help treat” by Cariln Becker. The last review that I search for is the it can help with a disease called multiple sclerosis.
Drug use can lead to someone being addicted. Addiction is a brain disease that makes people obsessed with doing drugs, even when they really want to. This causes them to have terrible consequences for their health and personal life. There are at least two ways drugs work in the brain: imitating the brain’s natural chemical messengers, and over stimulating the “reward circuit” of the brain. Drugs like heroin and marijuana can “fool” our receptors, lock onto them, and activate the nerve cells.
The novel Buzzed is a book written by three authors that talk about the most popular drugs in today’s world and what they do to our bodies. These authors include Scott Swartzwelder who is a professor of Psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine, Cynthia Kuhn, who is a professor of Pharmacology at Duke University School of Medicine, and Wilkie Wilson, who is a professor of Prevention Science at Duke University. Buzzed, based on the current psychological and pharmacological research provides a reliable look at not only the use but also the abuse of the popular legal and illegal drugs. The first part of this book includes chapters on each of a total of 12 kinds of drugs which include alcohol, caffeine, enactogens, hallucinogens, herb drugs,
OxyContin Emmanuela Brown Pharmacology Mr.JD Southern Technical College Have you ever thought of why people get additive to Pharmacia drugs. What are the street values of those drugs? Why are these drugs so important if various people are abusing and getting addictive to them? “Acadiana Addiction Center says, people get addicted, because it causes a Euphoric high caused by stimulation of the reward center of the brain (acandiana addiction center, n.d.). There is always someone going to abuse this drug, because of how it makes you feel.
The long-term effects of alcohol on the brain are really dangerous. Long-term alcohol abuse on the brain can affect the ability to control states of mind, sleeping habits, and your memory. Liver disease caused by the toxicity of alcohol will also affect the brain by allowing toxic amounts of substances to enter the brain causing fatal disorders. Consuming alcohol while pregnant will increase the chances of a fetus being born with learning disabilities or problems interacting with other
Prescription drug abuse in the United States has officially been declared an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics, 2013). Due to the increase of prescription drug abuse, prescription narcotics have been considered the new “gateway” drug to heroin addiction. The prescription drug epidemic is being fueled by prescribers and physicians that are not utilizing proper guidelines when prescribing narcotics to patients. A major concern is that doctors are shying away from utilizing therapy and counseling, which could alleviate the use and abuse of prescription medication. With the increase of prescription medication flooding the population, this has lead to society’s concern that doctors are
When understanding the drug problems we face today, we have to look at the history of how drugs became popular and what they do. Some historians would say this country was founded by tobacco, the first big cash crop the colonies produced. It was first used for chewing, pipe smoking and snuff. Cigarettes popularity started after World War II but eventually declined after showing the correlations between smoking and cancer. (A Brief History of Tobacco) Marijuana was also a cash crop starting in Jamestown but instead of using it for smoking it was used for making rope, clothing and sails.