If more people were aware of the dangers of heroin use, such as using while pregnant, while on prescribed medications, with dirty needles, or even possible death, more people would be likely to not partake in the use of the drug. An estimated 3.7 million people had used heroin at some time in their life, as of 2005. Over 119,000 of the people surveyed reported using it within the month preceding the survey. Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug. It is the most abused and quickest way to get a high from the opiates.
There has been an increase in the Misuse and Abuse of prescription drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). the number of children on medication for ADHD has grown from 600,000 in 1990 to 3.5 million in 2013 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But although there is an over-medication of ADHD drugs, there is actually and under-medication since not all the right people are getting medicated. Many individuals lack insurance or are insured with health plans that do not cover the outpatient prescription drugs they need and cannot afford.10 Therefore, Individuals covered by various health plans and programs, and those who have no prescription drug coverage, pay significantly different prices for the same medications. As the demand for ADHD drugs grows, higher prescribing rates and increasing drug prices result, which creates problems for these number of Americans who cannot afford the treatment they require.
Certain factors do increase your risk of having stillborn baby alcohol consumption is a main factor. A mother who consumed alcohol during pregnancy is 40% more likely to experience a 70 % elevated risk of stillbirth compared with Nondrinking mothers. The elevated... ... middle of paper ... ...mester is very important to not drink it can affect a lot of issues for the baby such as miscarriage. A still birth is also an effect from drinking the baby can be considered bad to the body if the entire toxin from the alcohol gets to the baby and the body will consider it bad. Fetal alcohol syndrome is the most common syndrome in the u.s now it can cause stubbornness and anger issues down the line.
Patients have easy access to opioids which makes drug abuse and overdose more likely. Many users are claimed by the drug's addictiveness and fall to overdose. The pharmaceutical industry and government have given little support to help fight the epidemic. Opioids will be and continue to be an epidemic if America does not intervene and solve the issue. Opioids are a type of narcotic pain medication prescribed for severe
Alcohol has many negative effects on the human body, Alcohol effects: Heart, consuming alcohol on a consistent basis will severely damage heart in ways such as: stretching and decrease in heart muscle (known as Cardiomyopathy), Arrhythmias- which m... ... middle of paper ... ...ad to drinking and driving, unintended sexual activity, violence, or other dangerous behaviors Two-thirds of the high school-age students who drink do so to the point of intoxication. Approximately 17 percent of men and 8 percent of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime. Men are consistently more likely than women to drink in excess and are two times more likely to be involved in a fatal alcohol-related car accident. There are roughly 80,000 deaths that are related to alcohol abuse every year, making it the third highest cause of death in the U.S. Alcohol abuse can lead to long-term health issues like cardiovascular disease, cancer of the throat, liver, or mouth, anxiety and depression, dementia, liver disease, and much more. Alcohol poisoning is a short-term consequence of drinking in excess which can cause a loss of consciousness, coma, or death.
To begin with, the people who are addicted to drugs are hard to get rid of taking. Normally, a lot of people assumed that because of the lack of moral principles and willpower, the drug abusers cannot stop abusing through changing their behavior (NIH 2012). But in the real world, giving up abusing takes more than strongly will, because the ways of brain is changed by drugs that enhance the compulsive drug abuse. As a result, it is difficult of drug users to stop abusing the drugs. Furthermore, drug users might kill themselves if they cannot take drugs appropriately.
And in 2001 that number more than doubled to nine hundred and fifty seven thousand people. As you can see there are a lot of people abusing just one prescription medication (Opposing Viewpoints 58). Abusing prescription drugs is so bad that more people have died from heroin and cocaine combined. Some more of the prescription drugs abused are vicodin, Xanax, valium, and Adderall. Teens will take pills more than prescribed or by crushing them up and snorting them.
The legal drinking age should be at least 18, because children that young are still developing and alcohol has many negative effects on the body. Many Briton teens have been exposed to alcohol, but it is having a very bad impact on their overall health. British teenagers are the fifth most likely group in Europe to admit to binge drinking. The British girls are the heaviest drinking in Europe, while the boys fall in at third, behind Malta and Latvia. This increase in consumption has attributed to more cases of liver disease, which costs the NHS more than 1 billion Euros a year (telegraph.co.uk).
Antidepressant use in children and adolescents has surged in recent years, with 11 million prescriptions written in 2002 alone, a number that has tripled since the early 1990s. But the practice of prescribing the drugs to young people has attracted a cloud of controversy, with lackluster testing of the medicines and recent revelations that the drugs can lead to increased suicidality—the suicidal thoughts and actions that accompany depression. Still, demand is high and the rate of depression in young people is substantial. The Center for Mental Health Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, found in a 1999 study that 6.5% of people aged 18-24 have major depression, yet fewer than 25% of those diagnosed will seek professional treatment—those who do will likely end up on antidepressants. While much about the treatment of depression remains a mystery, information about the illness in children and adolescents is even cloudier.
This gives less oxygen for baby. 3) Nicotine tightens the blood vessels, meaning the oxygen is passed over less effectively to the baby 4) Miscarriage or stillborn. The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome triples if the mother has smoked during pregnancy. “It is estimated that twenty-five percent of expectant mothers in the U.S. smoke throughout their pregnancies. According to a report from the Surgeon General, twenty percent of low birth weight births, either percent of preterm deliveries and five percent of all perinatal could be prevented by eliminating smoking during pregnancy.” Not only can smoking cause considerable damage to the unborn baby, but it could affect the baby later in life.