In today’s society many patients are prescribed painkillers to help with chronic pain, however many people abuse these prescription painkillers. Hydrocodone and oxycodone, two of the higher dosages of painkillers, are by far most abused by ones that have no medical reason for taking them. These painkillers give a sense of euphoria or intense happiness which makes them especially addictive in today’s society. Painkiller addiction is dangerous because it tears apart a person’s life, and he or she could become completely dependent on the drug. It could control their days to the point where they cannot function without them.
Another often used drug that is also very dangerous but not pushed to be legalized is meth. The main reason that people use methamphetamine is a “high”; or feelings of euphoria they receive from taking it. However, after the high wears off the consumer suffers from a “crash” after it has worn off. The user is “chasing” the first time use “high” due to the damage to the pleasu... ... middle of paper ... ...aw enforcement officer, is seeing children hurt as a result of drug use. Children are often exposed to the harmful chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.” They are also more likely to do drugs if their guardians do.
Drug Addiction in Teenagers In today’s society, the most frequent problem amongst teenagers is the use of drugs. Drug addiction is a disease that consists on the dependency of substances that affect the central nervous system and the cerebral functions. Substance abuse produces an inappropriate behavior in people. Teenagers are most vulnerable to drug abuse because of the influences around them, and young kids do not have a clear vision of the consequences that drug use can cause. The Signs of Addiction Constantly teenagers are starting to use drugs at a very young age, but why is this problem happening?
What student would not like to write a huge paper within in an hour instead of four hours? Adderal is a cognitive enhancing stimulant; according to Danielle Bickelmann Susie Lomelino “[it] is a drug widely reported to increase alertness, concentration and overall cognitive performance, while decreasing fatigue – but it is also a drug widely abused across college campuses” (Highly Addictive Nature of Prescription 1). “Adderall is a synthetic drug that contains a combination of amphetamine salts. Approximately 72.7 percent of Adderall is made of lisdexamfetamine (Vyanse), and the rest is levoamphetamin” (Moore 90). Adderall is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (Adderall 1).
Also it will affect mood, change system of values and lead to depression. As a result, teenagers who use drugs have a risk for suicide. Nowadays, they abuse both legal and illegal drugs. Also drug accessibility is one of the causes of adolescent abuse. The majority of teenagers aged 12-17 get it easily from friends or relatives.
Cocaine and crack are examples of illegal stimulants. (Entries on caffeine, amphetamines, and cocaine are also available in this encyclopedia.) Methylphenidates, such as Ritalin, are primarily prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). People with ADHD usually have difficulty focusing and controlling their actions. For example, they might speak or act rashly before thinking about the consequences of such behavior.
Greed, according to an electronic source, is another reason for drug abuse among teens, as they get others hooked and sell to them to pay for their own habit. (Guillermo D. Jalil) Peer pressure is probably the main reason most teens abuse illegal drugs. During puberty, many teens suffer with depression. Depression is when a teen is not happy with themselves for real or imagined reasons. They may be suffering from low self-esteem or torment by others, leading to not being happy with their appearance or other physical features.
While some parents may feel relieved that their teen is “only” drinking, it is important to remember that alcohol is a powerful, mood-altering drug. Not only does alcohol affect the mind and body in unpredictable ways, but teens lack the judgment and coping skills to handle alcohol wisely. Some teenagers are brought up with the attitude that drinking is pure evil. But most of the time this just causes rebellious behavior and makes them want to try it even more, and once they try it they could possibly get addicted. According to associate professor Deborah Deas and assistant professor Suzanne Thomas from the Medical University of South Carolina, more senior high school students use alcohol than any other drug.
When Bonds, Browner or Armstrong are suspended for drug abuse, it does not deter young athletes instead it fuels them to take drugs and to not get caught. This ambition often comes at a cost. Drug abuse is a pervasive epidemic affecting high school athletes all across the Uni... ... middle of paper ... ...f who has the best pharmacist.” Yes, drug testing cost money. It can cost up to $30 per athlete reports Ryan Grim. However, the National Institute of Health reports that drug abuse cost $524 billion dollars per year.
Question: What affects does marijuana use have in patients that have ADHD? Thesis: It is true that many people who have ADHD also abuse substances and they are miss diagnosed and do not get the proper treatment. This is the most common co-occurring disorder and very difficult to diagnose. Although the cause of ADHD is unknown, it is alleged to be a brain-based biological disorder; substance abuse however is a combination of cognitive, behavioral, and physiologic disorder. This combination also makes it difficult to treat because People with the ADHD condition have problems with control of impulse behaviors, paying attention and some may be found out to be very active.