By increasing the background knowledge for people about drugs could minimize its risk among youths, teenagers and even adults. Such campaigns deliver important messages which will illustrate the illness effects that could be caused by these substances. Drug abuse causes numerous problems in the society and in addict's life. The medical and psychological effects as hallucinations, confusion and wild mood swings becomes visual to addicts. Initially, drugs make its victims feel pleased and on cloud nine and relaxed as well, but if the addict consumes too much or, at certain times not enough, it increases apprehension and may lead depression.
ALCOHOLISM How many times have you heard about the consequences of alcoholism? Have you taken them into account? Alcoholism is one of the major problems in society. People don’t take it so seriously but it actually is a disease. The effects of this disease are really serious.
Drug addiction is chronic, usually causing a disease called relapsing brain disease. This disease makes the addict to do compulsive drug seeking and even use. It can cause you bodily harm. Other types of diseases that are known as chronic is asthma and diabetes. It is not a choice to have the drug or alcohol addiction, but it is a disease, because it can cause the addicts to make bad decisions and make the mind and body function incorrectly.
Firstly addiction disturbs the health as it affects mainly the brain, which is the center of all biological process and vital activities. When someone begins to abuse any drug substances, the brain begins to produce less dopamine; which is a neurotransmitter that regulates movement, motivation, emotions and feeling of pleasure. people become addicted to substances and can not even stop using them even if they require. Not only drug abuse affect the brain, but also affect the nervous system leading to many complications. Drug addiction can lead to natural inclination; as for many teens, their brains drive them to do risky behaviors that may hurt them and put them in troubles.
According to National Institute on Drug Abuse, the United States government loses about $700 billion every year due to crimes caused by people under the influence of drugs, medical costs, and addicted workers. (NIDA, n.d.). Substance abuse causes physical and mental damage and complications can remain years after recovery. The severity of long-term effects depends on the body’s reaction to the drugs and the type of drug ingested. Addiction does not have to stem from drug use, but even casual use can damage the user.
ALCOHOL • Alcohol is our ‘favourite’ drug. • Potential killer. • Causes much more harm than illegal drugs like heroin and cannabis. • It is a tranquilliser, it is addictive. • “I am in control when I drink” cannot be taken at face value • Alcohol consumption leads to risky behavior and in turn can lead to consumption of harder drugs which is why it comes under the category of gateway
Then it was heroin, followed by meth and today, people are abusing prescription drugs in record numbers. As a nation, we can 't assume drug dependency is only an issue for the user. When someone is caught in the cycle of addiction, it affects their family, friends and workplace. For society, the increase in drug trafficking and crime weighs heavily on one city after another. The realty is drug dependency has the ability to destroy the very fiber upon which the country was built.
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.
What would you do if you were addicted to drugs unwittingly? Can you blame those people saying ‘It's a personal fault, you are lacking of self-control’? In fact, many people become addicted to drugs such as oxycodone, which is similar to drugs. When you take the pill, your pain goes away and you may feel good at that moment, but you will become tolerant more and more so when you stop taking the pill, a very small pain make you feel more pain. But why do they sell those dangerous drugs?
Drug abuse causes addiction which is defined as the mental disease which changes the structure and the functioning of the brain and causes the compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them. It is a brain disease because the abuse of drug leads to the changes in the functioning of the brain and the brain controls all the activities of the human body. Causes of drug abuse among the youth in our societies Most of the causes of drug abuse are peer pressure whereby the youth takes drug to be cool in the eyes of their friends and the other example might be the