All drugs negatively affect the brain. That is why drugs can make your body feel high, low, slow, or fast, or make the user see things that are not truly there. Some drugs can hurt your brain and affect how you act and how your body feels. These problems might last just a little while, or for the rest of your life. Drug abuse and addiction will often change your brain chemistry (Effects of Drug Abuse).
Depending on the amount of alcohol intake at a time the heart rate can began to increase within a nick of time. A person’s appearance is affected by alcohol because if you ev... ... middle of paper ... ...ermanent damage to the brain, alcohol poisoning, and etc. The damage of a person’s addiction to alcohol results in many forms of how regularly a person may intake an alcoholic beverage. By being an alcoholic this may hinder a person’s ability and actions which are known to be unintentional. Cancer may evolve from being an addict of this deadly substance.
Most Americans believe that marijuana is a dangerous addictive drug that has destroyed the lives of millions of teens as well as adults, and then what is alcohol? According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 37,000 annual U.S deaths, including 1,400 in Colorado, are attributed to alcohol use alone. On the other hand, the USCDCP does not even have a category for deaths caused by the use of marijuana. The official publication of the Scientific Research Society reported that alcohol is one of the most toxic drugs and uses just 10 times what one would use to get the desired effect this could lead to death while marijuana is one of, if not the least toxic drug, requiring thousands of times the dose one would use to get the desired effect that can lead to death. Many of us hear that marijuana kills brain cells but in reality, studies show teens that use marijuana as well as alcohol suffered significantly less damage to the white matter in their brains.
According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, drinking too much even once in a single session is known to cause major health problems, which in turn can possibly cause more health problems in the future. Alcohol affects the body’s brain by interfering with communication pathways, and it can also affect the brain’s overall appearance and functioning. Alcohol can also cause problems when it comes to bodily behavior such as motor movements and thinking abilities. According to the same source, alcohol can also affect the body’s heart functioning as well. Drinking too much alcohol can cause cardiomyopathy, which is the stretching and drooping of the heart muscle.
You may use alcohol to make yourself feel happier or to reduce stress, but you may have a hard time setting a limit on the amount you drink. Alcohol dependence is when you use alcohol excessively for a period of time, and your body and brain chemistry change as a result. This can make it hard to stop drinking because you may start to feel sick or
A decision that can negatively creep up on people is drinking alcohol. The negative effects of drinking alcohol outweigh the few positive health benefits that it presents. Drinking alcohol can affect every single person in a different way depending on many different factors. Two people who drink the same amount can come out with different blood alcohol levels. Depending on how high a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is determines how the person’s judgment is affected.
Carbon monoxide reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry. This, combined with the effects produced by nicotine, creates an imbalance in the demand for oxygen by the cells and the amount of oxygen the blood is able to supply. The comparison of the short-term effects of both drugs obviously shows that tobacco is more dangerous since tobacco has sudden drastic internal health changes. The long-term effect of marijuana is that marijuana smoke contains some of the same cancer-causing comp...
Their eyes may become bloodshot because of the dilation of blood vessels in the eye whites. However, as opposed to popular belief, pupils do not become dilated. Accurate measurements of pupil diameter after smoking marijuana have actually shown that there is a slight decrease in pupil size, but the change cannot be seen without precise instruments (McKim 1991). The more common identifier of one that has used marijuana is his/her eyelids frequently drooping. This gives users a distinguishing look about them and one that many people can detect.
Cocaine and heroin arrests have actually decreased by 1/3 from 1991 to 2000. While marijuana has more than 700,000 people are ar... ... middle of paper ... ...sider. The youth is definitely a big issue which is why I think you should at least be 18 before you could smoke marijuana. As far as health and crime and medicinal marijuana I think that my side directs to the major points our country should be looking at. Works Cited "About."
“The marijuana crop here is valued at 13.8 billion dollars annually, nearly double the value of our vegetable and grape crops combined (Marijuana Policy Project, www.mpp.org).” Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger believes that an additional $1.5-4 billion dollars could be collected, if the drug were taken from the criminal market and regulated and taxed (2013). Now take a moment to realize that this is one state, selling the drug to only those with prescriptions. Imagine the sheer eminence of the money to be collected if all 50 states were to sell it to anyone of the legal age. Marijuana is also costing us money in other ways; ways that would be all but obsolete if it were legalized. In 2012, California’s “Campaign Against Marijuana Planting”, or CAMP, expunged about 2.9 million marijuana plants.