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. There are physical signs of addiction, and these include drowsiness, constricted pupils, nausea, and dry mouth (Drugs of Abuse). These signs occur when addicted to both opioids and heroin. Also, signs of an overdose while using heroin or opioids are blue lips and fingernails, slow breaths and clammy skin (Drugs of Abuse). Doctors not warning their patients about all of the warnings of weaning off these medications can cause them to start doing harder drugs.
Drugs should not be used to treat drug addiction. There are various effects of drugs, they include hyperactivity, sickness, dizziness, hallucinations, and can also lead to death. However, despite these symptoms people still use drugs. Drugs are very addictive and cause their users to crave them. Addiction to methamphetamine can occur quickly, as repeated use lowers the brain's ability to make dopamine, leading to increased cravings for the drug.
Delayed orgasms were first seen as a harmful side effect of Prozac, recently however doctors have began prescribing Prozac for men suffering from premature ejaculation. Weight loss, also originally seen as a harmful side effect, has since become one of the many reasons to be prescribed the drug. Many people when put on the drug reported a fair amount of weight loss. Although for some patients this may be an undesirable effect it has been found to be very effective for some people with eating disorders. Still another use that began as a side effect is for migraine headaches, even though it is one of th... ... middle of paper ... ...most readily apply to being on Prozac; a vague sense that there is a padded wall between me and all those ambitions (unfulfilled, passively unsought, yet persistently gnawing) which have plagued and smitten me for all my self-conscious life."
Also, many people become dependent on benzodiazepines, and find it very hard to stop taking them. Sudden removal of benzodiazepines can lead to a return of the initial symptoms of intense stress and anxiety. Ants-anxiety drugs can be very effective at reducing feelings of stress. However, they do not address the problems that are causing stress. They help cope with stress but not to manage it.
Opioids are used as pain relievers and although it does the job, there are adverse side effects. Opioids are frequently used in the medical field, allowing doctors to overprescribe their patients. The substance can be very addicting to the dosage being prescribed to the patient. Doctors are commonly prescribing opioids for patients who have mild, moderate, and severe pain. As the pain becomes more severe for the patient, the doctor is more likely to increase the dosage.
Drugs are misleading; they cause you to think that your life is becoming better, when it is actually becoming worse. “Fooling” is what drugs do best; they fool the brain receptors by sending abnormal messages to it. After all, what good really comes from drugs? When someone starts taking it, it is very hard for them to stop, if not impossible. Nevertheless, if they actually do stop there are many side effects to this, “Persistent vulnerability to relapse long after drug taking has ceased” (Koob & Le Moal, 2001, p. 97-129).
Pain is which the body becomes aware of damage it has suffered. Unrelieved pain can cause or worsen physical or mental illness, can slow recovery and increase the risk of complications or death (Arnstein, 2010). Practically every person has been or will be subjected to pain in his or her lifetime. Once the initial pain problem is recognized, finding the appropriate relief can be confusing. Analgesics are over the counter, non-opioids that help to elevate minor to moderate pain, such as a NSAIDs.
Some experiences might be enjoyable, but then other “trips” have the potential to be bad. Those on a bad trip may experience strong feelings of confusion, discomfort, and fear. Flashbacks can occur anytime even after just one dose of LSD. The flashbacks cause the user to experience horrifying thoughts and experiences from the past. Fortunately, this acid is not an addictive drug; however, acid is a tolerance drug – meaning, in order to get the same affect from previous trips, the user will have to take more of the drug.
People usually use prescription drugs to loose weight, get high, and get stronger. Many people who consume drugs do not know the dangers that exist while consuming them. Patients normally don’t think to themselves that these medications are dangerous because they come from Pharmacies and are provided from doctors. However, prescription drugs can be just as deadly and detrimental to your health like a gun or drinking alcohol can be. Most people don’t care to properly store them either.
When people hear of prescription drug abuse they think of people that do not have a prescription using the drug for other reasons but this is not always the case. People that get a prescription, may abuse it by misuse of selling them, or by over use. Many different types of prescription drugs are very addictive and used out of control. They can have some serious effects on a person. Why does so many people abuse prescription drugs?