Drug abuse and addiction will often change your brain chemistry (Effects of Drug Abuse). The amount of time the drugs has been abused, will significantly impact the amount of damage done and the harder it will be to go back to “normal” after they have stopped taking the drugs (Drug Abuse Symptoms, Facts, and Statistics). Some drugs will make your moods change quickly. The user might get sad, angry, or scared for no reason or they
(Lawrence Robinson pg.1) Many people start out using drugs by peer pressure or out of their own curiosity. Stress, anxiety, lows self-esteem and depression could be another factor to start using drugs. The drug takes over your body and gives you a good feeling that many people tend to enjoy. The urge to use the drug can keep increasing rapidly after the first use. The urge can become so severe that your mind can find many other ways to deny the factor of addiction.
Addiction is a very common problem around the world. Not only is it common, but it is also a huge issue. According to the Casa Colombia research, one in seven people, ages 12 and older are addicted to nicotine, alcohol or some other kind of opiate drug (“What Is Addiction”). Drug dependency comes with many consequences like negative symptoms, depression, health and mental issues and death. Drug abuse does not only affect the addict, but also the people around one.
Depending on drugs, causes the financial strain to be devastating, as drugs become more important than other responsibilities. The professional life also comes into risk as drug abuse sometimes leads to unexplained absences, which eventually leads to termination. Therefore, it is vitally important to raise alertness of drug abuse throughout the UK. There are varieties of factors that determine the influence that drugs have on young people. Most young people think that drugs can help them deal with stress; therefore, they decide to use depressants.
that means that, the feeling of wanting the drug results in using more and more of the drug and bigger doses. There are many ways which lead to drug addiction which are the following: social, economic, religious, and physiological factors. There is a close relationship with drugs and bad stuff happening with families. "it has been found that broken family structure often forces one to resort to drug. This is because a person faced with such situation chooses drug for its euphoric or mind-altering effect to escape from the immediate situation.
However, “if a person takes a drug often enough the brain changes so it can handle all of the changes” (Nagle 16). Just as you can get mentally addicted, the body as well can become addicted. This type of addiction is labeled “physical addiction.” Just like the brain, if you take an illicit drug long enough your body changes to accept the feeling as “normal.” “The body and brain come to accept certain levels of the substance as normal” (Nagle 23). The body will now require more and mo... ... middle of paper ... ... addiction, and simple treatments to help an addict recover and keep away from relapsing. The fact that anyone can fall into drug addiction and how dangerous addictions can be should scare everyone straight to stay away from drugs.
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)”.
Abuse of a psychoactive drug often results in dependence or addiction where the body needs the drug to function normally. Withdrawal happens when the body is reacting to not having the drug. Withdrawal can be very painful. There are many risks of using drugs besides what they do to you. You can get AIDS from sharing needles, it can cause mental and physical problems in babies, family relationships can be strained, there are sever legal risks, and there are major cost to society.
Some people are convinced that a lack of will power is at the root of drug addiction, but I believe that it is linked to a brain disease. In most cases, the use of drugs begins voluntarily. However, using drugs persistently over time results in a brain disease, which alters the function and structure of the brain (“We Can Conquer Drug Addiction”). Addiction can be more than a brain abnormality; genetics can play a role in the likelihood of someone becoming addicted to drugs. In general, drugs are known for changing mood, memory, perception, and emotional states.
Prison will not benefit those addicted to drugs because it is a disease that must be treated, just as any other illness is. In an attempt to end an addiction without help in a safe environment, dangerous consequences could result. One type of drug that is often abused, methamphetamine, offers the following symptoms f... ... middle of paper ... ...ailable, they could be required to go to free rehab programs and support groups because money should not be a factor in attempting to reduce the use of drugs in our world. Those who abuse drugs need to have proper treatment in order to refrain from continuing their addiction after prison by being sent to a rehabilitation facility, or in the case that money is not available, a free program or sober living household instead of putting them in jail. The use and abuse of drugs in our country is a large and rising issue.