Still today, one of the biggest challenges is being able to talk to that person about their addiction. Even though I personally have not had the opportunity to speak to a loved one or acquaintance about an addiction. Research shows when confronting a person with a problem; it takes preparation, patience, and being totally honest with that individual. Talking to someone with a dependency is something that most people avoid because people like myself would not want others mending in our lives; we, even, tend to believe that it is not our problem how much our f... ... middle of paper ... ...was able to. Thus, what did start out as a simple little habit became an addiction to nicotine.
So determined to achieve my goal, it was more like a job than a fun activity. I am not saying I’m an incredibly competitive person, and I do know how to lose. I am saying that if I could have changed things, I... ... middle of paper ... ...rugs like pot, or any other designer type drugs, I answered not sure to many of those questions in the survey. I have seen people use drugs with little repercussion. I have also seen people use a drug that is not extremely harmful like weed, and don’t show any obvious ramifications other than laziness.
Was it possible that beneath all of the drug-induced stares, shakes and speech impediments that an alert person existed? Perhaps their diseases had prevented them from interacting with other people in what would be considered a "normal" way. But are they better off now that they are too drug-altered and often depressed to interact at all? As a society, we try to get rid of things we are afraid of, things which make us nervous and things we don't understand. Perhaps mental illness is not so much a problem for the mentally ill, but for their communities who can not and will not empathize with them.
Inappropriate drug use causes loss of responsibility, illnesses, marriage difficulties, shorter life spans, financial struggles, theft, accidents, lack of parenting, bad role models and more laws. Now I’m not saying all the problems are only do to drugs and if there was appropriate drug use our society would be perfect, no I’m saying drug use in our society has made an impact and in this case not for the better. The cost of inappropriate drug use to society is something that many overlook and others simply don’t care to recognize Many people associate inappropriate drug use with loss of responsibility. The user does not show up on time for work, or if they do they may not be able to work to the best of their ability since they are under the
It was somewhat hard to explain the messages behind the ads, but once they are understood it's surprsing to see what's been discovered! Alcohol is a drug no matter how we look at it. Even at low dosages it significantly impairs our judgment and coordination, and those are only the short term effects. Long term effects include permanent damage to vital organs, high blood pressure, sexual dysfunctions, or even different types of cancer. We didn’t sit through all of those long and boring health classes discussing drugs and alcohol for nothing, did we?
Lack of medical attention is the primary reason as to why most don’t seek medical attention. Mental health isn’t covered in most insurances, it’s extra out of pocket cost that may steer individuals away. As a result, Insurance companies have recently given more attention and consideration towards mental illnesses and disorders.
The concept of addiction has for a long time had its negative connotations. People who had addictions were and still are often viewed as weak, and having no sense of self-control. However, research might provide some insight into what addiction really is. Many people view addiction as merely a behavior, under the false impression that addicts have no desire to fix themselves of their addiction, that they were perfectly fine with it, or that it is easy to fix an addiction, but that some addicts are simply unwilling to put in the little bit of effort it takes to do it. Some people, on the other hand, acknowledge addiction to be more of a disease, and that people with addictions should be perceived in a similar manner to people with diseases like cancer, rather than in a manner similar to people actively doing something morally wrong.
On the other hand, both psychiatrists and primary care providers are sometimes too quick to give a verdict "depression" and even more prone to use antidepressants as a cure-all. Although the causes of depression are by no means well-defined (3), drugs that supposedly adequately treat it are publicized without reservation and often regarded as the only possible solutio... ... middle of paper ... ...ney-and-time and more individual-and-quality oriented, keeping in mind the fact that giving drugs to a patient does not remedy the problem, but teaching him or her to cope with stress on their own potentially will. However, one should not underestimate the gains of the American doctors in the fields of awareness and social support of people with depression, which are unquestionably more advanced than their Russian counterparts. Both countries would benefit immensely from productive dialogue and exchange of experience. Hopefully, such a dialogue will be started in a foreseeable future.
“The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended that antidepressants should not be used for the initial treatment of mild depression because it said the risk-benefit ratio was poor.” (Donnellan). There are many benefits to these drugs like have a stress free or happy day but when they are to readily available people become dependent upon them when they are not in need of them. The drug also does not let people pursue life when in a dream for a day causing a danger to society because it has no regard for
I agree that the consequences can highly influence someone to think of what would be the outcome, but not in every case. Her opinion on chronic illness in relation to drug use contradicts what many doctors and experts have mentioned in the past. She does not provide any data that would support this statement, and in most cases people who are addicted to drugs are not easily intimidated. She writes that drug use is a matter of personal responsibility. On the contrary, I feel that statement is not entirely correct.