The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the dangers of prescription drugs when not taken as prescribed by your physician or pharmacist. Central Idea: Prescription drugs can cause serious mental and physical health problems if they are taken incorrectly or abused. Introduction I. I want you to imagine for a minute that you are in physical or mental pain, you are struggling very bad with your school work, or that you are going through something in your
The number of prescriptions being filled out each in the U.S. continues to dramatically increase year after year. Although medicine is prescribed with the intentions of benefiting an individual’s health, this dramatic rise in prescriptions actually might be a source of significant harm in the United States. Along with the rise in prescriptions over the past decade, there have also been concerning increases in adverse side effects, drug-related emergency department visits, and drug overdoses.
12 20 September 2015 Prescription Drug Abuse Robert was a normal kid, he grew up getting good grades, playing with Legos, playing with dinosaurs, and hanging out with his friend. He had dreams and goals of what he really wanted to accomplish in his life. One night on Christmas Eve, he decided to go hang out with his friends. He called his mother and let her know that he would not be home that night and hung up the phone with her. Robert decided to crush up some prescription drugs and put them into
Although prescription drug abuse was not a big problem in the past, in the twentieth-first century it 's become a major problem because there are more than 28,000 deaths a year, it’s affecting our children, and it’s hurting our economy. As an adult living in the United States, I have seen the effects of prescription drug abuse in my very own city. Having grown up in St. Louis, Missouri I have gone to high school with kids that decided to experiment with prescription drugs. Initially, most of them
many deaths in United States each day for prescription drug overdose; “approximately 100 people die every day” (p.79). This is a crucial amount of people and significantly high compared to other drug overdoses. Prescription drug abuse has been extremely detrimental to the United States citizens and has not only affected the lives of the abusers but their friends and families too. The abuse continues to grow every year despite the efforts taken by many individuals, organizations, and state officials.
the Effects on the Body Morgan P. Johnson Austin Peay State University Abstract Opioid use has become an epidemic globally and in American. These drugs have terrible consequences on your body and can lead to serious side effects. Because of increased availability, doctors are now prescribing more drugs than ever and more people are becoming addicted. These numbers have also increased due to the fact that they are being sold on the streets to consumers using the drugs for the euphoric effects. If
addiction and abuse has been very prominent throughout the United States for a seemingly extensive amount of time. These drugs are dangerous and threaten the livelihood of many citizens, not only the ones using them. The people of the United States need to do something about the opioid epidemic before more people become victims of the actions of the drug abusers or become the abusers. Many people in the United States are uneducated about the ways opioids can cause damage across the states. “In 2010
may be perceived to be, there also some weak links we have yet to strengthen. There are some severe matters in the United states in which need to be addressed. Throughout the following essay I will define and describe what I think are the top three social problems in the United States at present time. Social Problems We think that we understand the true problems within the United States, but when we are confronted on the factual or ways to better ourselves we are left in blank. Social problem within
concerned with the ethics of development in a global environment, the issue of drug abuse is of particular importance. All of the different aspects of the drug trade impact a nation, and specifically the development of a nation within a global environment. Within the United States, drug abuse has been prevalent among specific populations in society for almost a half of a century now. Historically speaking, drug abuse has erupted in many directions; new drugs have offered new markets, new trends have
alcohol, and tobacco, prescription pills are the most abused substance by youth aged 12 to 17. Prescription drug abuse can be defined as taking a prescription drug that was prescribed for someone else or in a manner or dosage other than what was prescribed. (Facts On Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs) Narcotic painkillers are drugs that contain or are derived from opium. Opium is an addictive drug that comes from the juice of the opium poppy flower. (Opium) Prescription drug abuse among the teenagers