It could also be pressure to abuse illegal drugs. Peer pressure is often used in harmful ways. (Doe, John) Teens at a party want to fit in. Many find it is very hard to say no when their peers are doing drugs. It may seem easy to say no, but when a teen feels pressured and wants to fit in, most teens try the drugs in the end.
Some drugs even leave lifetime damage to your brain and body. Although, there are many different ways to take drugs, some of the most common ways are; inhalation, ingestion, and injection. All three ways, however affect the body differently. You don 't always know what you are ingesting or injecting and even inhaling. Most of the time, because drugs are illegal, they are sold through drug dealers
Drug abuse does not only affect the addict, but also the people around one. Millions of people around the world are addicted to narcotics. Some believe that addiction to narcotics is a mental disease and can’t be overcome, but others say that if one is psychologically strong, one can overcome a drug dependency. Therefore, if one has the support, resources, and will, one can recover from drug addiction. Addiction is a bad habit that one performs more than desired, and still executes it in spite of all the negative results.
There is a strong possibility of abusing downers because one quickly acquires tolerance and dependence. One may be shocked when reading that alcohol is a depressant; however, that is because when only consumed in small amounts, it has stimulating effects. Very popular among hardworking adults, as well as college campuses, are sti... ... middle of paper ... ...er. The use of drugs has become so popular at these events that a great deal of people from the ages of 18-21 have died from overdosing. Back in the day, drugs were a lot more natural whereas, our generation mixes together several types of drugs and even uses synthetic versions.
Surprisingly, some people actually take this drug on purpose for the euphoric high that it produces. This practice is also extremely dangerous because in addition to the side effects, the drug can be addictive. This means that the longer you use it, you need to use more and more to reach the same level of “high” and if you stop taking it, you go through withdrawal. The drug is sometimes used in combination with other party drugs, like Ecstasy and alcohol, which increases its risks, and can be lethal. GHB is most frequently illegally produced in home basement labs, usually in the form of a liquid that has no odor or color.
Through globalization, drugs are legalized and popularized among people in Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, and Uruguay which are countries having relaxed drug policies or decriminalize all drugs. However, drug use is still illegal in most countries, because of its destructive impacts on the human body. Since illegal drugs are expensive, people consider drug users to be wealthy in order to afford addictive drugs. Nevertheless, the young generation is addicted to drugs in the countries of poverty, because young people are the goal focused by drug trafficking, they are able to access both legal and illegal drugs, and youth uses drugs under the stress. Drug trafficking mainly focuses on young people in poor countries.
It simply started out to be used for pain control, and then they felt like they needed more and more. They eventually became addicted to that prescription medication. Some people may start taking a drug to “feel numb” from abuse or emotional relationships with people that they have in their life. They may start taking a drug so they don’t have to deal with anymore of their problems in everyday life; it’s like a mental get away for them. Aside of why people are using drugs, the effects usually have more of an impact on ... ... middle of paper ... ... accident and got a prescription that they became addicted too.
These drugs stimulate dopamine production in the brain, lifting moods and calming anxiety, which is why it is a commonly abused prescription drug (5). Due to the easy accessibility with some of these prescription medications and their high potential for abuse, teenagers who abuse them are putting their mind’s and bodies at risk for the many side effects that come along with abusing drugs, which can sometimes be fatal. While many teens abuse prescription drugs to feel a sense of euphoria and calmness, the short term and long term effects that come along with abusing the medication are not worth it. In the short term, commonly abused drugs such as narcotics
"Selling drugs to children would continue to be criminal, and other evasions of government regulation of a legal market would continue to be prosecuted; but by and large the drug connection that now accounts for all of the criminal-justice costs noted above would be severed" (Lindsmith Center). Second, many illicit-drug users commit crimes such as robbery and burglary, as well as drug dealing, prostitution, and many others, to earn enough money to purchase the relatively high-priced illicit drugs. "Unlike the millions of alcoholics who can support their habits for relatively modest amounts, many cocaine and heroin addicts spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars a week" (Lindsmith Center). If the drugs to which they are addicted were much cheaper- which would be the case if they were legalized-the number of crimes committed by drug addicts to pay for their habits would, in all likelihood, decline. Even if a legal-drug policy included the a demand of relatively high taxes in order to discourage consumption, drug prices would probably still be lower than they are today.
Synthetic opiates such as LAAM and methadone are drugs that can help a person get the physical experience, but still becoming free of the drug itself. The abuse of Heroin can destroy a person’s life, their friendships, and their bodies. When someone is addicted to heroin, they not only hurt themselves, they hurt the people who love them. Heroin Abuse and Addiction.” www.NIDA.com “Opiates/Heroin.” www.druginformation.com