The legalization of drugs has been at the center of interminable debate. Drugs have widely been perceived as a dominant threat to the moral fabric of society. Drug use has been attributed as the source responsible for a myriad of key issues. For instance, it is believed that drugs have exacerbated the already weak status of mental health in the United States in which some individuals suffering from mental illness administer illicit substances such as heroin or cocaine in an attempt to self-medicate. Moreover, drugs are blamed for turning auspicious members of the community into worthless degenerates. Thus, vast efforts have been made to regulate the alleged drug problem through various avenues. For example, programs have been created to steer
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that is most commonly associated with delusion and hallucinations. It has been estimated that 0.4-0.7% of people develop schizophrenia, with the mental health condition being equally prevalent in both men and women (Saha et al., 2005). It is a particularly expensive illness due to its severity, reportedly costing the U.S. around $62.7 billion in 2002, with unemployment the most significant factor causing this staggering figure (Wu et al., 2005).
Drugs are substances that trigger temporary changes in the body which may result in such a pleasurable and relaxing effect. Some of the types can slow down the nervous system’s action, while other types can have the exact opposite effect; spurring the nervous system into rapid action. Drugs are connected to cravings or addiction since a person’s body starts yearning for drugs after he or she has taken it for a while. Drugs affect consciousness significantly! They may cause people to hear or see things that aren’t real (hallucinations), experiencing mood swings, or may even distort people’s perceptions. Such drugs that affect consciousness are: depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens. In this essay, all three drugs will be discussed.
In Chase’s article he demonstrates how his younger brother, Jim had to be psychoanalyzed in order to examine the reasons for his behaviors and his mental disorder. In the results Jim was suffering from schizophrenia which began in his adolescence and he spent his adult life in California institutions. Chase deplores the psychoanalytic approach to Jim's illness, insisting that the mind is "nothing but an aspect of the brain's physiological activity."
In Marc Lewis’s novel Memoirs of an Addicted Brain (2012), his experience with marijuana was notably a rollercoaster ride. His first ordeal with the drug occurred when he was a teenager and decided to purchase marijuana from a friend. He began to use it at a period of stress induced by his friends, school and his parents. The first time he decided to take the drug, he dealt with coughing fits until he finally started to feel its effects. His description of his “high”, included the the drug placing him in a more imaginative, creative and happier state. He finds himself paying more attention to certain objects and in a trance where he feels lost as a result of no longer being able to distinguish which room he was located in. He explains that
A countless number of symptoms come with schizophrenia, since it is a mental disorder, it mainly affects the brain. Even though, it generally deals with the brain, there are physical symptoms that come along with it. The way that schizophrenia affects you as a person depends on the degree of the disease and your own mental capabilities. One man, very well known by the world, John Nash, suffered from schizophrenia. John Nash not only had mental side effects but he also had physical side effects. Personally, I feel as though his mental health was the most impacted by his disease. His physical symptoms were strong but, they did not affect his life as much as his mental symptoms did. His physical symptoms could have been overcome simpler than his mental symptoms did.
Mr. Chapman is a forty-six year old man, and he has been receiving home-based hospice care, for the past three weeks. Mr. Chapman is an avid smoker, who has smoked two to three packs of unfiltered cigarettes for thirty years. Currently, he is experiencing wheezing, fatigue, weakness, poor endurance, and frequent coughing spasm. He is consistently losing weight, and he can only swallow clear soup and a few sips of water. To cope with his pain, he takes transdermal fentanyl and an occasional oral morphine. Also, he is on one to two liters of oxygen a day. Recently, Mr. Chapman’s wife asked that he does not smoke because she is worried about starting a fire, and people being hurt; however, Mr. Chapman claims that hospice employees
The two documentaries presented a contrast in perspective on Schizophrenia, and what it is like for some who live with this disorder. Although there were overlapping themes, watching each of these two videos brought forth different aspects of the disorder. In the documentary Haywire: Children living with Schizophrenia (2010), the subjects of the documentary were children who were in the mists of their psychosis. They had little to no control over their signs and symptoms and were heavily dependent on their parents for all of their needs. I was surprised by the early onset of the disorder and sadden by the severity of symptoms exhibited. It seemed at times hopeless, for both the children and for the parents.
A cigarette is made up of seven thousand chemicals but one of the worst because it is addictive is nicotine. Once the nicotine is breathed in it is absorbed into the bloodstream and within twenty eight seconds it goes into the brain. There are major problems with nicotine entering into the body. First of all not only does the nicotine enter into the brain, but once it is in there it attaches to a neurotransmitter called acetylene and mimics what it is supposed to do, which is control muscle movement, breathing, and the heart rate. However what makes nicotine addictive is when it released to parts of the brain that produce pleasure. Scientists have recently discovered that nicotine raises the level of a neurotransmitter called dopamine, which is a part of the brain that produces pleasure. Another problem with nicotine getting inside the body is the fact that is actually a chemical and it is used as a bug repellent or eliminator.
As most people know, drug can easily make people addicted. Conventional drugs such as opium, heroin, methamphetamine (ice), morphine, marijuana, cocaine can all classify as narcotic drugs and psychotropic drugs. Drug has been a severe problem for decades. The U.S government attaches great importance to this issue. However, there are just an increasing number of people calling for legalizing drugs. Recently, people being calling that they have freedom to do what the want—using drugs, and proposing legalizing using drugs. This essay will discuss drug legalization issues only in America by giving valid data and considerate suggestion to explain why researcher believes drug should be legalized in the U.S.
The study anchored to the following theories: Social Cognitive Theory (Bandura 1986) and Physiological Models of addiction (Gonzales, Hatukami & Rigotti 1988) were taken to stand for respondents addiction on cigarette smoking. Health Belief Model Theory (Janz & Becker 1984), Protection Motivation Theory (Cheng, Gong & Sun 1990) and Stage model of Initiation and Progression Theory (Sun, Unger & Sussman 2005) were taken to stands for respondents coping strategies.
This is an issue today because once you start using it you become dependent on it. You are also exposing yourself to carcinogens present in the smoke. Studies have shown if you use this drug you are more likely to experience problems at school, home, or at your job. A person already has enough problems they face in daily life, they don 't need anymore from taking
John Nash is the subject of the film “A Beautiful Mind.” At the beginning, it was portrayed that he arrives at Princeton soon after the end of the Second World War. As soon as he attended the lecture, his professor said "Mathematicians won the war. Mathematicians broke the Japanese codes and built the A-bomb. Mathematicians like you." Nash felt denigrated with the statement thrown by his professor. Though he was offered a single room in his college, his roommate, Charles, a literature student, greets him as he moves in and soon becomes his best friend. Nash was known for his antisocial behavior that makes him seem a bit strange and distant from other colleagues at first, and later, it becomes clear
In the beginning if you don’t smoke as much, your body can repair the damage, but over time it can lead to irreparable damage. The longer someone smokes the more damage it does to the cells that line your lungs. “As time passes by, the damage causes the cells to act abnormally and eventually cancer may develop.”
Smoking has been a long time habit round the world. However, in the past, smoking cigarette was very popular and known to be a cool recreational drug, and was widely accepted by the community across the world. Today smoking has been less widely accepted and more restricted because of the many health risks that are linked to smoking cigarette. These days, people are well educated and more knowledgeable about the health risks of smoking. Therefore, smoking popularity has been in sharp a decline in the past decade. Smoking cigarette is more than just an addiction; it is one of highest cause of death in the world than any other causes.