Once an individual forms a dependence with the substance, it ultimately has long-term health effects, such as death and loss of brain cells, liver damage, cirrhosis, pancreatitis, nerve damage. Tolerance is a long-term effect that causes the body to become accustomed to the excessive and high doses of alcohol, after drinking for a long span of time. They no longer experience the short-term effects that would convince a moderate drinker to stop. This tolerance is dangerous and can lead to alcoholism and result in the individual needing help to quit. When an individual has consumed alcohol their impaired, influencing them to do things they typically wouldn’t, if being in the right state of mind.
Tobacco use has been on a steady increase for while now, from smoking cigarettes, to chewing or spitting tobacco, to snuff, even to patches and chewing gum with nicotine. Just about all users are aware to some extent that tobacco is not safe and can lead to health problems such as cancer, and even death. In Article 1 “ Smokeless Tobacco Is Harmful” the office of the Surgeon general talks about the dangers of smokeless tobacco starting with the oral cancer risk. In the article under subheading “ The Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco “ they point out that the most notable health consequences with smokeless tobacco are halitosis or bad breath, discoloration of teeth and fillings, teeth abrasion, dental caries, gum recession, leukoplakia, nicotine dependence, and various forms of oral cancer. They bring up this to make sure that people know what they are at risk of every time they go
When you think of drug overdose, what do you think about? You probably said Cocaine or Heroin, but what if I told you that there was another drug killing hundreds of thousands of people every year and was somehow going unnoticed. I implore you to read on if you haven’t heard of the shadow epidemic that’s taking American lives everyday. That epidemic is Xanax. Xanax is a very commonly prescribed anti-anxiety drug which became popular in the early 2000s and only continues to rise in popularity as it becomes more of a mainstream recreational drug.
Vaping as an adolescent can lead to health issues in the future. E-cigarette liquid still contains the chemical nicotine. “Nicotine has known damaging effects: It’s addictive, toxic to developing fetuses and can harm brain development in children and young adults up to the age of 20” (Spector). This shows that when students introduce nicotine into their bodies at such a young age they can cause irreversible damage to their bodies that will hold them back from living a completely healthy life. “Propylene glycol, a chemical found in e-liquids, can irritate the eyes and airways...
They have a 12 percent success rate for people who are sober for ten years and these meetings also have a very high depression and suicide rates because of their 12 step program. The AA meetings limit their success target only alcoholics as its main priority and unless you have a problem with alcohol you cannot be a member of the AA. I believe that if you have any type of addiction you deserve the help you need especially if you are looking for a change and want to better yourself. These AA
Smoking tobacco is a huge problem in not only Nevada but all states, and is one of the leading preventable causes of death in the U.S. Cigarette smoking not only affects the lungs as most people would expect, but it harms every organ in a person’s body. Smoking immensely reduces a person’s health and can cause various diseases. In the United States, the risk of dying from smoking tobacco has dramatically increased in the last 50 years. The list of health risks that people can acquire when they decide to start smoking is incredibly long, and includes illnesses such as heart disease and lung cancer. A shocking fact about smoking tobacco is that if nobody were to smoke in the United States, one of every three cancer deaths would not happen.
Making naloxone, an overdose reversal drug, readily available for emergency responders or even those individuals overdosing, could cause a decrease in overdose related fatalities. In order to understand the effects of naloxone we must understand the causes of an opioid overdose. An opioid can affect the part of the brain that controls breathing. When too much opioid is taken into the system it blocks the receptors in the brain that cause you to breathe. With a depressed respiratory rate someone overdosing on the drug has the potential to go into cardiac arrest and die.
(McGeorge Law Review F) It can cause serious effects later on in life. The earlier the use the greater the risk these young teens will have of getting illnesses. (McGeorge Law Review I) Not to mention it impairs your ability to drive almost as much as being intoxicated by alcohol. (McGeorge Law Review
This problem has risen because of the parents not taking action in the teen’s life when they were younger and developing the lessons of life. The use of marijuana by teens is a serious issue and has a serious consequence that needs to be addressed, but with every issue there is usually a way to solve it and the way to solve this problem starts with the parents. Marijuana use in teens is dangerous and can cause health problems and other problems such as judgment and brain damage. The most known health issue is the effects it has on an adult’s lungs. It can cause chronic bronchitis, which is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes which carry air to your lungs.
Prescription opioids are similar to the effect that of heroin and morphine,they provide a higher chance to be abused and an addiction to form if they are abused and used non-medically. Because they work in the same way as heroin, prescription opioids are ones that are most to be abused. Prescription drugs are prescribed every year to patients, and they take them without no hesitation. “Prescription drug abuse causes the largest percentage of deaths from drug overdosing.”