OxyContin Emmanuela Brown Pharmacology Mr.JD Southern Technical College Have you ever thought of why people get additive to Pharmacia drugs. What are the street values of those drugs? Why are these drugs so important if various people are abusing and getting addictive to them? “Acadiana Addiction Center says, people get addicted, because it causes a Euphoric high caused by stimulation of the reward center of the brain (acandiana addiction center, n.d.). There is always someone going to abuse this drug, because of how it makes you feel.
The duration of cocaine’s euphoric effects depend upon the route of administration. The faster the drug is absorbed, the more intense the resulting high, but also the shorter its duration. Snorting cocaine produces a relatively slow onset of the high, but it may last from 15 to 30 minutes. In contrast, the high from smoking is more immediate but may last only 5 to 10 minutes. Severe medical complications can occur with cocaine use.
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
Telling them that drugs can harm their brain cells if they consume drugs while their brain are still in the process of growing. Drugs can harm the body from the outside and the inside. Sometimes that harm can lead to a higher risk of dying because of the damage being done. Drugs like heroin, ecstasy, alcohol, and many more can cause your brain to be in another condition of not being able to be in control of your body. For example, one of my friends, uncle has been doing cocaine and drinking alcohol since he was 27 now that he is 35 he has horrible chest pain and his heart rate is very high leading him to have a heart attack at any moment.
Lastly, gateway drugs are the most dangerous as they seem the least harmful. Teenagers often use simple harmless drugs such as alcohol and marijuana only to lead them to cocaine and MDMA, which are very easy to obtain at parties in the United States. The government needs to stop the war on drugs but rather find the root causes such as poverty. They need to stop the inflow of drugs from the third-world countries by making sure the government isn’t corrupt. Once they stop the mass-production the world will be a safer
The reason people love the way cocaine feels is because of its feeling of euphoria the increase of energy levels and elevated mood of self esteem. In accordance to drugabuse.com short term side effects of using cocaine are, Paranoia, Dizziness, Muscle twitches, Dilated pupils, High body temperature, loss of sexual appetite. In addition the long term effects of cocaine include rectal functions from eating cocaine, could end up getting HIV from using the same needle again or with another person, Heart attacks, Constant nose bleeds, Strokes and even Seizures. Alternative names used among the streets are, Coke, Toot, Base, Powder, Candy, White, Flake, Basa, Rail, Snow, Bump, Yeyo and the list goes on. Transition: Now that you have learned about, Cocaine and its detrimental consequences, lets transition into something that will give you the muchines if you guessed Marijuana you are right!
Yes, W.H is exhibiting signs consistent with cocaine abuse. She has been using greater amounts of cocaine over a longer time period than intended. She also has a persistent desire to decrease use since she sold her watch out of desperation to buy more crack. Once W.H started experiencing signs of withdrawal such as a crash she begins to starts spending more time acquiring cocaine. b.
Everyone knows that smoking and chewing tobacco is bad for your health, but does everyone know exactly why they are bad. There is a great deal of things that tobacco does to the body and it all starts in the mouth. As many people know, smoking causes bad breath and tooth staining, but there are other effects that smoking and smokeless tobacco has on oral health. Dry mouth, periodontal disease, and oral cancer are some of the things that tobacco can cause in the oral cavity. Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is the result of having decreased amounts of saliva being produced by the salivary glands.
If the BAC level increases, alcohol’s effect also increases, and it also increases the risk of danger. A small increase in BAC can lessen coordination, makes a person feel sick, and clouds decision-making abilities. This will eventually lead to headache, wound from falls or car accidents, leave one prone to sexual attacks or other form of violence, increases the risk of unprotected and unwanted sex. Amnesia or blackouts can also happen if the BAC goes higher. We know it is easy to drink too much alcohol beverage without thinking twice.
Smoking pot has faster signs and symptoms than eating it. Some of its side effects include- short-term memory, red eyes, dry mouth, damaged perception, anxiety, social withdrawal, and coughing. Serious side effects include: panic, paranoia, or psychosis. Degree of these effects varies based on the person and the amount consumed. Marijuana intoxication produces effects including:
It can also be deadly for individuals abusing it. It 's important that this drug does also come with side effects, such as shortness of breath, vomiting, or even overdosing. It can also be troublesome for the addict to get to the clinic every day for a dosage of methadone. "If individuals taking methadone develop a physical dependence on the drug and they stop taking it or decrease their dose they will begin to experience methadone withdrawal"(Methadone Statistics). Methadone withdrawal is far more painful and burdensome than other forms of opiate withdrawal and can last up to 5 or 6 weeks.
It is in the same class as cocaine, amphetamines, and heroin though caffeine is less potent. People do not typically see caffeine as a drug of that is as addicting as other psychostimulants. These “other psychostimulants, such as amphetamines and cocaine, elevate the extracellular concentration of dopamine in the nucleus (NAc); this is believed to be one of the main mechanisms involved in the rewarding and motor-activating properties of these drugs” (Solinas 2002). In Marcello Solinas and Serge Ferré’s experiment
I noticed cocaine is the drug of choice to almost all of the Prop-36 probationers. Many of the addicts would share that, after the use of such drug, they would hallucinate and want more after they came off of the drug. This study explains how the abnormality of dopamine in certain areas of the brain are associated in how cocaine takes full control of your will and can lead to drug addiction. A perfect example is that of a female being assessed stated that she felt horrible after the first use and the second use. Eventually she became addicted, but not because she liked it, it was because she was forced to use it in order to survive in the streets.
“I started off by taking them by mouth and after about three years I began to snort them,” said Stashak. Though Stashak may not have grown up in a socially disorganized home, the drug dealers that sell to him may have. The dealers are not only hurting the buyer, they are also hurting themselves and the rest of society. Drugs can easily destroy someone’s normal life, whether they grew up in a good neighborhood or not. They can and will affect anyone who choses to abuse them and that is a clear indication that drugs are a major issue in today’s