They abuse it by injecting it with a needle, smoking it, or by snorting it. They do this because they stopped taking these prescription drugs that gave them “jolt” feeling, followed by a state of fatigued, which is the same feeling that heroin gives them. Also, in comparison between opioids and heroin, your body builds up a tolerance for both. This means that the people would need more of the substance to get the feeling that they want. This is a major issue with opioid use because the patients need more of the medication to get their pain to go away, and then get addicted and cannot stop taking the pill.
Most people when they take Rohypnol will suffer from a form of amnesia that prohibits memory formation for as long as they have the drug in the body. Too much of rohypnol can lead to overdose. The chances of overdosing increases substantially when rohypnol is mixed with alcohol and or other drugs. Using rohypnol can affect your self control. Rohypnol is used in “date rape” and other assaults because it is a sedative that can make you unconscious and immobilize you making it easier for people to tae advantage of others.
The definition of abuse of prescription drugs is using a medication in a manner other than prescribed, by a person who it was not prescribed for, to obtain a particular experience. Many people, but especially teenagers and young adults, have turned to abusing prescription medication. Some people have an increased genetic risk of getting addicted to medications but environmental factors such as economic level, lack of employment and pressure from peers also have a significant impact. Abuse of these drugs has harmful side effects to the person abusing them but can also affect the people around them. They are more likely to have difficulties in many areas of their life including problems with family, friends or coworkers.
The two documentaries that I choose to watch are the documentaries on ecstasy and alcohol. Alcohol dose a lot of damage to a persons body I makes them act in way they may never would if they was sober. Alcohol does damage to the brain and the organs and can even cause death after a certain amount of consumption. Ryan was in a lot of pain because if his disorder. He was throwing up blood, pain while digestion and as the internalist said also chronic pain coming from the pancreas (Kring, Johnson, Davison & Neale, 2014 p 290-291).
Many wonder why this extreme drug use goes on when so many lives are being ruined every day by meth and the answer can be uncovered if you look at elements such as the addictive properties, cheap cost, availability, and the effectiveness/ side effects of the drug. Methamphetamine is known to be one of the most addictive substances and becoming reliant on the drug can send one’s life into a downward spiral very quickly. Addiction can directly be defined as “a compulsive pattern of drug-seeking and drug-taking behavior that takes place at the expense of most other activities. (Robinson)” Around 92% of methamphetamine users relapse after trying to halt their use of the drug. This is a ridiculously high percentage for any substance let-alone one that can cause the degree of harm that methamphetamine can produce(Ling).
This statistic is partly because drug abuse and mental health problems affect the same parts of the brain. If someone begins to feel really bad, they might try to make it better by using drugs. Unfortunately, that does not usually work for very long. Instead the person may become addicted to the drugs, and then feel even worse than before. The drug problem can make the initial mental health problem worse than before the user began trying drugs.
Long term users may believe to have develop tolerance, and therefore, are tempted to increase doses for a more intense effect which can lead to overdose. With continued use of this drug, paranoid psychosis can be seen (Cook and Laub, 1990). Since our course (MCB 165) deals much with the chemical effects of cocaine/crack, there is no need for much explanation on that particular topic. Crack has become widespread phenomenon because of the user's strong physical dependency to it.
Drug abuse takes an enormous toll on our society at many levels. The cost of drug abuse on our society is astronomical, not only financially but also personally, emotionally, socially and professionally. Drug abuse is the misuse or overdose of any medication or drug, including alcohol. Many people abuse drugs to deal with everyday life. “Although it is true that for most people the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary, over time the changes in the brain caused by repeated drug abuse can effect a person’s control and ability to make sound decisions, and at the same time send intense impulses to take drugs (Shannon 246)”.
They come in powder and rock like form also combines with other narcotics. The snorting form for heroin is not likely effective for a great high to needle injection. Also the smoking of heroin is putting the rock heroin on the foil, lighting the foil underneath for the heroin to evaporate into smoke and the other rolled foil made as a tube used for smoking the heroin fume to get high and also called chasing the dragon. And now the injection the number one addicts use the quick fix and the royal highness to the external world of great happiness to never feel pain to be spellbound to heroin. The injection habit comes with a price of catching Hepatitis and HIV also the more the injection to ones vein may cause the vein to collapse, making users approach to other veins that are too dangerous to use but attempt to get a hit of bliss.
The most common types people use especially teens and young adults are opioids, CNS depressants, and stimulants. Each drugs offer a different feeling but ultimately are highly addictive. Initial addiction usually occur by accident meaning the patient is being treated for a condition that requires this type of medication. The problem is these types of drugs can lead to dependance quickly. Many will not realize the consequences until they have hit bottom.