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.
(Gemmazing, 2013, Par.3) Conclusion: Marijuana is not like a cigarette because marijuana have intoxicating effect. And it can cure a disease. Pain is the main reason people ask for prescription (Barth Wilsey, 2013, par.5) it could be from headaches, a disease like cancer, or a long term condition. Like glaucoma or nerve pain. If the user live in a state where medical marijuana is legal and the doctor thinks it would help, user will be giving a marijuana card, and the user name will be written on a list and he will be allowed to buy marijuana.
First of all, the active ingredient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol which is known as THC. THC acts on cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells and then influences the activity of those cells. The cannabinoid receptors are part of the brain that influences pleasure, memory, thought, concentration, sensory and coordinated movement (Buddy, 2011). Marijuana causes health risks in the heart and lungs. Within the first few minutes of smoking marijuana, the heart begins to beat up to 20 to 50 beats faster a minute.
These illegal drugs are frequently used for medical purposes, but even more so, for recreational use. Cannabis, aka marijuana, is one of the most prominent drugs in the world today. Although marijuana is an illegal drug, several states in America, as well as countries like Russia, have begun legalizing marijuana. This movement will eventually lead to catastrophes. According to the national institute of drug abuse, it has been found that habitual and persistent marijuana use starting in adolescence was associated with an average loss of eight
Introduction: Attention getter: according to ohio.gov, over 4,000 people died of drug overdose in 2016. Relevance: drug abuse is a growing epidemic especially here in Ohio, which is ranked 2nd worst overdose rates in the united states. Credibility: multiple of my family members have been addicted to drugs and i have first hand experience of how drug abuse can affect someone's life, and how rehab affects people addicted to drugs vs how prison affects people addicted to drugs. Thesis & Preview: as a result of the growing drug epidemic in the United States, thousands die every year. There are many proposed solutions for this problem such as decriminalization, rehab, prison, and even the death penalty.
The Government of Belize should not decriminalize 10 grams or less of Marijuana because it is harmful to the body, it can become an addiction and increased chances of marijuana falling into the hands of children. For many years scientists have conducted studies about marijuana and the different effects that it has on the mind and body. “Marijuana smoke can cause many
Growing up, everyone is told to stay away from any type of drugs. Now as a kid, I didn’t really understand the reason behind that phrase and once I became an adult, I found out that there have been many controversial discussions about the use of marijuana medically lately. I believe that the government of Kuwait should give patients the right to use marijuana for medical use because many doctors have discovered that marijuana works as a great pain killer, appetite increaser, and it reduced nausea. According to WebMD (2014), “The medical community is clearly saying they support using marijuana as a potential treatment option for any number of medical problems. In fact, many doctors already prescribe it.” Until this very day, I still question why has it this drug become illegal all over the world.
What is marijuana?Marijuana is currently illegal in all states except nine, should it be legalized? marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant intended for medical or recreational use.The history of marijuana goes back for thousands of years. It was only made illegal in many countries during the 20th century. Legalizing marijuana would fill the demand and would benefit local and state production. For decades marijuana was considered to be a dangerous drug, leading to criminal behavior and personal disgrace.
For instance, these antismoking ads reminds a person of the health-related problems and it triggers a panic response deep within the brain. And the only way a smoker counteracts the feeling of anxiety and stress is by SMOKING. According to the office for national statics the number of adult smokers has increased from 9.5 million in 2001 to nearly 9.9 million in 2006. It also reflected that high rate of smoking among migrants from eastern Europe. Although it was stated that around 1.4 million people had quit smoking but it was because the department of health measures had also included quitters as the ones who had stopped smoking for just four weeks.