In the most recent years the use of Marijuana has taken its toll in the world. Many people look down on smoking Marijuana while other advocate that it's no more harmful than alcohol or nicatine. Which comes to the argument of is Marijuana addicting, or is it in the hands of the user. In the Article "Marijuana Is Not Addictive, By Paul Armentano". Armentano compares being addicting to Marijuana is the same as being addicted to caffeine.
In fact drugs are being encouraged for anyone in need of it. However in today's society drugs seem to result in chaos rather than stability. It is illegal to take drugs with the exception of prescription drugs. Sadly in our society, drugs are also quickly available for those that want it. Unlike soma, the drugs produce numerous negative aftereffects.
SOS 304 Drugs & Society Q3.1 The major causes for concern regarding cocaine use stems from the dependency that occurs as well as the damaging effect it can have on human health. Although cocaine was initially used for medicinal purposes, with its leaves being cultivated to produce paste, teas, and wines, those uses have long disappeared. Individuals who use cocaine on a regular basis are at risk for respiratory or cardiac issues, and mixing the drug with other drugs and alcohol can damage health and lead to fatalities. Drug users often have healthcare issues and require treatment for more than one ailment, even though they can be less than forthcoming when it comes to medical treatment and advice. Amphetamines are used to treat a variety of medical issues but like cocaine, illicit drug use in the 60s caused the federal government to become concerned about dependency and illegal activities.
Pros and cons of Substance Abuse Dawn Provance HMSV: 220 January 1, 2013 There are many pros and cons of substance abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse can be considered a brain disease, many people don’t realize that addiction is a disease that affects the brain, stopping substance abuse is not just a power of willpower. When people get addicted to drugs or alcohol they can have a lot of serious problems. Overtime drugs and alcohol can cause changes to the brain and can affect a person’s self-control. This can make it hard to make good decisions about are self. Addiction can be like diabetes or asthma, if you have one of these dieses it can’t be cured, you would have to learn how to handle it so it does not cause problems.
One of the most apparent drug threats Nevada is exposed at is heroin. Highly addictive, black tar is the kind of heroin that is commonly found in the state. In fact, there has been an increase in the use of this drug. However, low quality heroin is also readily available to those who can only afford that much. Since the number of heroin addicts is increasing, the call for a drug and alcohol rehab center in the area is a must.
The Physiological aspect is another factor of addiction a user goes through. In the textbook, Physiological addiction is “ a model of drug dependence based on the idea that the drug abuser continues the drug-taking behavior to avoid the consequences of physical withdrawal symptoms.” (F. Levinthal , 2012) It is very noticeable to see the physiological toll the body has when it is addicted to a certain type of drug. The body can experience chills and fevers, hypertension, seizures, anxiety and even more serious, chemical imbalances. Drug abuse permanently alters the chemistry of the brain causing chemical imbalances. If it is not treated, the imbalances that develop in the brain do not go back to normal cause the person to feel extreme anxiety, paranoia and
Its main active chemical ingredient is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Schedule I drugs are classified as having a high potential for abuse, with no currently accepted medical use in the United States. Yet, other drugs such as cocaine, morphine, and amphetamines -- including crystal methamphetamine, or “ice” – are classified as Schedule II substances, thereby implying they are less dangerous than marijuana (“Marijuana Facts”, n.d.). According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, marijuana use can produce various adverse physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral effects. These effects include impaired perception, impaired judgment, diminished short-term memory, loss of concentration and coordination, and increased risk of accidents (“Basic Facts,” 1999).
Heroin, which has often been portrayed as being highly addictive, is only so for a small percentage of users. Current legislation also has ramifications on the social lives and well-being of individuals who are prosecuted under anti-drug laws. The primary means of this is stigmatization. According to Cleveland, a policy economist, “policies that stigmatize and imprison drug users may hurt rather than help young people and problem users” (as cited in Thronton, 2007, p.423). Indeed, the criminalization of individuals who—often—are otherwise law-abiding citizens, can affect their relationships with family and friends, as well as their standings with employers and loaners (Ezard, 2001).
These drugs can have local and systemic harmful effects. " (Saini, G., Gupta, N., & Prabhat, K. 2013) People that use street drugs, or over the counter medications, or even alcohol all have a higher rate of people stigmatizing them. Versus people that potentially have a mental illness. The reason for this stigmatize is that people do not view addiction as a medical problem, more of an issue that people can control. Were being an addict and having a mental illness both full under a medical problem.
Cannabis was legal in Canada until 1923, today in Canada it is illegal to sell cannabis and its function is limited. Out of all the issues we can be involved in a positive way if the legalization of marijuana was to occur. This is an issue that a majority of the Canadian citizen believes that marijuana should not be illegal and also gives a neat opportunity to act together to attain some political expert. Here are some reasons why cannabis should be legalized: lowers the crime rates, more productivity in the economy, stops the stigmatization towards Blacks and Hispanics and reduces the number of drug dealers in the disastrous market. Since there are a bunch of prisoners charged with possession of cannabis.