People working long hours, trying to make an honest living.
Tired of life, they drink a bottle of beer or two.
Soon a bottle or two becomes an unforgiving
Amount of alcohol -- their family tries to get through.
Keyword being tries, it doesn’t actually succeed.
Two dark figures meeting at an alley, was one of them you?
Partially cloaked with darkness, his face showed greed.
Questionable substances were in a brown paper bag,
In fact it turned out to be cocaine and weed.
To be honest after years of abuse, he now looks like an old hag.
But if I were in his shoes, I wouldn’t brag.
Death is certain, and all things will eventually meet its end. Some people believe the dead stay put in the ground; others believe that the dead move on to the afterlife, …show more content…
It is the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs (World Health Organization). Normally, one would think this issue doesn’t matter since each and every person has his or her own guilty pleasure. However, estimates of total overall costs of substance abuse exceed $600 billion annually, including productivity and health/crime related costs (National Institute on Drug Abuse). As said earlier, substances include alcohol and illicit drugs. Alcohol abuse is very serious, causing of 3.3 million deaths each year. It also contributes to mental disorders, road traffic injuries, liver diseases and unsafe sexual behavior (World Health Organization). Substance abuse would be similar to incontinence, since usually an abuser would start off small, and once hooked, Substance abuse is immoral because it can lead to family disintegration, loss of employment, failure in school, domestic violence and child abuse. These are very serious consequences that should be punished in Hell. Substance abuse would be considered as another form of incontinence, since the abuser was lacking in self-control. If it had to have its very own circle in Hell, it would be between the second (Lust) and third (Gluttony) circle of
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1. “But addiction is another one of those words— dismissive, full of judgment, too encompassing—and while that is to some extent on the mark, a cautionary on many levels” (pg. 8). This section directly relates to the taboo recreation idea of addiction and is one of the reason drugs are considered taboo. Unlike other forms of leisure drugs can affect your body in such a way that you need them and without them you will experience withdrawals.
Substance use disorder According to WHO, substance abuse is defined as the consumption of substances that affect the mind in levels that are considered harmful (WHO). Substance abuse covers the abuse of alcohol and drugs such as opioids, amphetamines and cocaine. Substance use disorder is therefore a condition where the use of a substance such as alcohol leads to a severe impairment in one’s ability to be a functional human being. Components of substance use disorder include addiction, dependence and abuse.
The term substance abuse is predominately used to signify an unhealthy and devitalizing obsession on a mind-altering chemical substance. In addition, it is most often used to refer to illegal drugs as well as legal, regulated substances such as prescription medications and alcohol. Drug abuse is usually considered a punishable offence by many countries and is also regarded as being personally and socially detrimental. Three major sociological paradigms including functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism delve in to the world of addiction as well as the controversies that surround this social issue.
A couple fellow classmates in high school and college were always taking some kind of pills. Myself not knowing much about drugs, I thought they were prescribed. Later, I found out that they weren’t prescribed. My classmates were using them for themselves and also distributing to other students. I never spoke up about it, since I never witnessed the distribution but rumors go around.
Dale Audet Matt Tasselmyer Echhit Joshi Specific Idea: To persuade my audience that medical marijuana should be legal throughout the United States. Central Idea: Medical marijuana should be legal for many reasons including that it can save/make money for the states; it’s safer than alcohol and tobacco, and it has plenty of health benefits. VISUAL AID: FOR THE PRESENTATION SHOW A PICTURE OF MyKayla Attention Getter: I’m sure everyone has had someone close to you fight through some type of illness, disease or even just struggle with their health. I want to share a story with you today about a very special girl named MyKayla Comstock.
DUI By:Jaskaran You’re outside with your friends having fun and drinking, but its time to go home. You crashed your car because you were drunk and you just killed some innocent pedestrian also now have to pay for your car and go to jail. This is drinking and driving and I am here to tell you why it is bad and you should stop.
Speech 1.12.17 Why is it so hard to say “I am fighting depression,” and so easy to say “my show got cancelled, I’m so depressed”? The first is looked down upon, and the second is seen as more acceptable. Many people misuse mental illnesses and use them as adjectives, whether on purpose or not. For example, people say, “the way you organize the books on your desk is so neat! You’re so OCD!”
Starting from the beginning, I will tell you what marijuana - also called grass, ganja, pot, and various other slang terms - is. Marijuana comes from the Indian hemp plant and is the greenish-brown mixture of the dried flowers of cannabis sativa. When I was younger I used to believe that speaking positively about Marijuana, makes you look like a bad personage or either worse, a criminal. This opinion was based on the false information media produced and on the government laws of my country. However, by enhancing my knowledge, I have decided that cannabis offers so much to humanity, that not only it has many benefits, it has to be legalized.
Literature Review Substance Use Disorder Defined According to the American Psychological Association, the definitional boundaries of what addiction is has changed multiple times over the years. Addiction was relabeled dependence in 1964 by the World Health Organization, as it thought that the word addiction closely linked to opiate use. A few years ago, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was released and combined the diagnostic categories for substance abuse and substance dependence (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). These diagnoses have replaced the term with substance use disorders.
Causes and Effects of Drug Abuse Substance abuse is a form of substance-related disorder. It refers to the harmful or hazardous use of substances that affects almost every community, including alcohol, tobacco and legal or illegal drugs. Drug abuse is one of the most commonly substance abuse in teenagers. It is a disease that is defined as a destructive pattern of using drugs that can cause significant problems or distress. The most commonly abused drugs among them are marijuana, cocaine, heroin and hallucinogens.
Substance abuse, also known as Drug abuse, is very prevalent in many countries. A drug is any substance that modifies the body’s normal functioning. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a drug as any substance or product that modifies the behavior of a person for the benefit of the recipient. Substance abuse, on the other hand, is the drug use other than for the intended purpose in a manner that damages the physical functioning of the body. Substance abuse is a rampant problem in the United States.
According to Timothy Wilens MD, there is “data indicating that 1 in 10 adolescents has a SUD [substance use disorder] . . . Roughly 80% experienced onset before age 25 years” (Wilens). With this large number of teens abusing drugs, the question of what the effects and consequences of drug abuse as a teen are becomes relevant. Specifically, identifying what the effects and consequences of teen drug abuse are through a scientific lense is important because drugs affect the body, brain, and its chemical balances. Drug abuse is a very specific term.
No matter what kind of depression you have, the pain is the same-caused by a chemical imbalance in your brain. No matter what you 're depressed about, or even if you don 't know why you 're depressed, there are some simple things you can do to reduce your pain and anxiety, and get yourself feeling better. Simple cognitive behavior techniques and exercises can lessen pain and stimulate more productive thinking. Low-key physical and mental activity can also speed recovery.
Dont Smoke For Our Sake For many years smoking cigarettes has been legal to smoke in public places. Would you allow this to continue even knowing the harm and dangers it can bring people who smoke and even people who don 't? Imagine being in a nice family friendly park on a sunny, summer day.