Thinking about drugs users there are many stereotypes that come to mind. For example, negative assumptions about their life style. Just because they are drug users society starts to think that they are homeless,unemployed and bad people. Thats not always the case, even though that most of the times the usage of drugs starts to make you addicted and certain people react different to the drugs type. I have seen females become prostitutes, kids dropping out of school and jobless.
Step 1: Gather Background Information 1.1. Background/ Why Problem Exists Addiction has existed for hundreds of years. Drugs were not always frowned upon. In the 1800s, cocaine was thought to relieve illness. However, from the beginning to the middle of the 20th century, Americans were increasingly wary of such substances.
Legalizing drugs has been a hot debate topic since the human mind has been effected by outsider chemicals and the topic still lingers. Today; from almost every political view, ethical group, social class, race, gender and age, arguments are thrown out there whether supporting or denouncing the war on drugs. There are three main benefits of legalizing drugs such as; it would be for the benefit of all society because the government could control the drug traffic the economy would develop with such a huge and new area of marketing and also by not splurging government money on useless wars, there must be freedom in democracies, and finally it would help science, art, general knowledge and personal journeys. Drugs are known to be very
Drugs, addiction and why the way we handle them is wrong Drugs, they kill us, cause addiction and destroy lives. Those are the things most commonly associated with them whenever someone brings it up. Every article you read, story you hear or news report you see shows you that drug use in itself is dangerous and bad, addicts are the bottom of society and addiction is brought upon oneself. But what knowledge do we have when we never took the time to dive into the subject? I feel that knowledge is way too little and that the people suffering from addiction are not getting the help they need because of it.
Drug addiction is a form of a chronic disease, relapsing of the brain causes compulsive behaviors to seek drug use. Despite the harmful consequences that are a result of a drug addiction, millions of people still abuse drugs. The addiction is a disease of the brain because of the abuse of drugs, which causes a change in the structures, and functions of the brain. Drugs are chemicals that tap into the brain's communication system and change the way nerve cells normally send, receive, and process information. Even though it is true that most people initially make the decision to take drugs is a voluntary action and is not forced upon you.
Tobacco and marijuana are among the most commonly used substances. The effects of using them can be very harmful, and sometimes deadly. There are also many similarities and differences between the two. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the U.S (Tobacco…). Tobacco contains an addictive drug called nicotine, which is absorbed through the bloodstream.
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.
With today’s American teens, the concept of social norms can be easily be pointed out. As social norms is an established manner of behavior maintained by a society, teens today can easily be argued to follow a manner of behavior, such as texting, taking selfies, and wearing the latest trends. The ,hipster, is unique to today’s American teens, an example of visual representation and a subculture. Even with our own personal experience and observations, most teens today represent the typical hipster. Skinny jeans, chunky glasses, and checkered or plain T-shirts, the American teen hipster is a recognizable figure in the modern U.S. As a subculture to today’s teens, the hipster movement brought about new styles of music and fashion.
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.
The existence of food addiction has been debated for years in both popular media and in scientific literature. On one hand, a significant body of research indicates that brain areas, neurochemicals and behavior implicated in drug addiction are also associated with the consumption of some foods. However, various studies looking at behavior have shown contradicting results. The following paper will provide an overview of current scientific literature regarding food addiction, taking into account studies involving neuroimaging, behavioral analysis, and neurochemical signs of addiction. First of all, some background information is required to understand the content of this paper.