People who abuse the drug crush the tablet and swallow or snort it, or dilute it in water and inject it. This destroys the time-release mechanism so that the user gets the full effects of the narcotic. Users compare the high to the euphoria of heroin (OxyContin: Pain Relief vs. Abuse, n.d.). Thus, the street value is high on these type of drugs because of the high it makes people feel. The way this drug makes people feel is the exact reason people get addicted, they also can get addicted, because they may be in fear of pain or a traumatic event that occurred that made them feel this type of pain.
Crystal meth is highly addictive, and has more cons than pros. A terrible side effect of meth is that it causes the user to pick at the skin so much when high, that it causes sores and even scares to be left on the body. The reason for the self inflicted wounds is because “you think that bugs are crawling under your skin” (Just Think Twice). Meth also can cause users to lose their appetite, resulting in a thin skeletal like body structure. And finally, it causes body temperatures to rise at a drastic rate, causing major dehydration before the body can do anything about it because the brain had reacted so slowly (Just Think
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.
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.
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
Negative effects alcohol can have on a healthy lifestyle: • Alcoholism • Obesity and malnutrition • Alcohol-related accidents • Chronic pancreatitis • Alcoholic liver disease • Cancer • Damage to central nervous system and peripheral nervous system • Fetal alcohol syndrome • Aggression • Irresponsibility 1) The problem I have chosen to focus on is ‘alcohol related accidents’. Alcohol related accidents are any ‘accident’ that occurred whilst under the usage of alcohol. Examples of alcohol related accidents are: • Alcohol can make you underestimate your abilities and thus cause you to behave recklessly. • Alcohol slows you down.
Because of its bad side effects, the Flakka drug has become rather notorious. Even in small doses, the user is subject to an array of side effects that are frankly quite alarming. The user may find themselves experiencing wild mood swings or extreme agitation. In slightly larger doses, the user may experience psychological issues like paranoia, hallucinations and grand delusions. There have been reports of users sexually assaulting trees and attempting dangerous stunts under the belief they have superhuman strength.
Drugs can change the brain; they alter its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long-lasting and can lead to many harmful, often self-destructive behaviors.10 The Dangerous Drugs Board of the Republic of the Philippines defines addiction as, “a complex, and often chronic, brain disease. It is characterized by excessive drug craving, seeking, and use.
After waking up from a wild night with too much alcohol intake, severe headache is anticipated. Below are the following measures on how to get rid of hangover headache: a. Medicate your hangover - Take an over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen, however, this may aggravate your stomach and will cause nausea. - Take an antacid pill for your stomach – taking an antacid can neutralize the acidity level in your stomach since alcohol intake causes high acidity level. - Take a multivitamin pill – when drinking alcoholic beverages, you tend to lose important nutrients such as Vitamin B2 and folate that should be replaced. Taking soluble pill will get into your system faster.
This is because the substances in these drugs mimic neurotransmitters — the chemicals used to transmit a message from one neuron to another. But because they don’t work the same way as actual transmitters do, these drugs can cause abnormal signals to be sent. Cocaine and meth, on the other hand, flood the brain with a deluge of natural neurotransmitters. This causes the mind to be disrupted, because of the intensity of messages
Heroin is such a highly addictive drug to a point where many people who come in contact with heroin develop a dependency to it. What an individual will experience during heroin addiction treatment depends on specific factors including how long they have been using, and how much of it they have been consuming. The recovery of an addict will also depend on their ability to understand and deal with other challenges, such as underlying psychological problems that may have caused their abuse, or been caused by the abuse. Treatment for heroin addiction includes both behavioral and pharmacological treatment. Both of these approaches help restore a degree of normalcy to the individual’s brain function, and behavior.
Steroids come with side-effects only when they are abused. When they are abused, they work in a detrimental manner and can ruin an individual psychologically, physically, and emotionally. Physically it can damage the liver because it detoxifies the body. Over use of it will break down the liver until it doesn’t work. Other side-effects of abuse of steroids,”… liver tumors, jaundice, fluid retention, deepened voice, cessation of the menstrual cycle, growth of facial hair in women, impaired judgment stemming from feelings of invincibility, baldness, and reduced sperm count in
College can become very overwhelming and stressful for most students. Long nights of studying, troublesome exams, and lengthy papers soon begin to weigh down most college students. Staying focused becomes difficult in college and most students turn to taking "smart drugs". The most commonly abused drug amongst college students is Adderall. The generic name for Adderall is amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.
Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Cocaine is an illegal drug in the United States. It is a chemical obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. It is classified as a central nervous system stimulant that causes feelings of euphoria as well as increases body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. It can also be used as a local anesthetic. A cocaine user, when high, will feel a sense of intense euphoria increasing libido.
Meth: A Potentially Curable Addiction The arising spread of methamphetamine has drawn some attention to researchers due to its devastating effects it has on its users and abusers. Meth was seen as a regional issue for many years along the West Coast but began to spread in Midwestern communities rapidly in the mid-nineties. Many hospitals began receiving patients, who had been abusing meth, with no idea how to treat the patients due to a lack of understanding. They soon discovered the heavy toll it had on its users and why the drug was so addicting.