The most common areas for social risk factors for drug abuse and addiction include males, being between 18 and 44 years of age, unmarried, and lower class status. The physical and psychological effects of drugs can be detrimental to someone's life. Physical effects of using drugs vary depending on the drug but intoxication with a substance can cause physical effects that range from marked sleepiness and slowed breathing as with intoxication with heroin or sedative hypnotic drugs, to the rapid heart rate of cocaine intoxication, or the tremors to seizures of alcohol withdrawal. Signs of a teenager having problems with substance abuse can be shown by a frequency of missing school or work, lack of energy and motivation, lack of interest in clothing or a lack in attempting to look nice, sudden and frequents requests for money. Other physical symptoms include an increased heart rate and blood pressure, dry mouth, red eyes, decreased coordination, slowed reaction time, and increased appetite.
Alcohol Addiction Many in this generation have experienced the effects of alcohol one way or another. Although the effects of alcohol are apparent it is a regular thing to drink during parties or occasional gatherings. Such as many things in life alcohol in moderation is not harmful, it is harmful when consumed in large quantities. Even though drinking alcohol in it self is a bad thing, there is a step further which can be catastrophic. Once someone creates a need for alcohol or begins to abuse it, then it becomes alcohol addiction.
Effects on the family Parents who abuse drugs or alcohol tend to neglect their children leaving them to their own devices. Because they are preoccupied with their addictions, they fail to provide the proper guidance that children need especially during their growing years. Teenagers who grow up in homes where a respected adult or parent uses alcohol or drugs have a higher tendency for developing the addiction later on mainly because the household is more lenient in terms of substance use. The community According to statistics, drunk driving results to an injury every minute and one death every 32 minutes. In the United States, about 40% of traffic-related casualties are linked to alcohol use.
The activities people in our society participate in the most are drinking and smoking. The one that has the worst effect on the society is alcohol. Alcohol affects more than just the person drinking. It affects everyone that comes in contact with that person. They can badly hurt someone with stupid decisions they make while drunk, such as drunk driving.
According to WHO research, about fifty percent of road accidents are associated with the consumption of alcoholic drinks. Unfortunately, alcohol-related problems not only affect drinkers, but they also affect all the people around the drinker, especially the drinker’s family. Family members that drink alcohol excessively spend little time at home and do not spend as much time with their family as they used to. Alcohol is also strongly associated with intentional injuries caused by aggressive behavior, leading to violent crime in the family. On the other hand, many economic problems in the family are caused as well because of the addiction to alcohol from a member.
Drugs can kill in so many ways and the biggest reason is overdosing. Smoking drugs is another way drugs can kill a person, like it can give them lung cancer. Even if they didn't get lung cancer from it, it can still cause they to start having breathing problems and most drugs will cause short term memory loss. 3.Most people that do drugs have a hard time living their life because the only job they might be able to get is a minimum wadge job, if they can even get that. Their have been many people who have had great lives and were very wealthy, but then they got hooked on drugs and lost it all because of their addiction just like that.
Teen drinking is one of the leading causes to deaths and can also cause damages on growth and health for them. The consumption of alcohol in adolescents has a different effect on them then it does for a grown man or woman. Califano proves Reid’s idea that the English and Europeans have fewer drinking problems than we do in the states to be wrong by stating, “British fifteen and sixteen year olds were more than twice as likely as Americans to binge drink (50% vs. 24%) and to have been intoxicated within the past thirty day (48% vs. 21%).” Continuing to support this he uses another statistic by The World Health Organization that found that British boys and girls were far likelier than U.S. equals to have been drunk twice or more by the age fifteen. After discussing how with a lower drinking age teens will drink more often, Califano then goes on to talk about the consequences that teen drinking has on their growth and health issues. One fact he presents is that even a teen drinking at a responsible rate can cause damage in the brain that is long term and irreversible.
It might still be valued as a taste or popular past time, but the latter promotes binge drinking. Binge drinking is detrimental to the health of an adult, let alone a developing brain. From past experience, I know for a fact that alcohol can impede the intelligence of teens who constantly binge drink. Not even in the long term either, it seemed like they began to decline within a year. Teens are not going to drink alcohol to taste it, they are going to binge drink to get wasted.
Why should people must stop drinking alcohol? Alcohol addiction is a very serious and sometimes life threatening dilemma. Not only is it difficult for the person that is drinking, but it is extremely hard on those around who care for them. In addition, the drinking and behavior of the alcoholic affect their family members. That means the alcoholics spouse and children or parents suffer due to the alcoholic’s condition.
Some studies show that drinking a large amount of alcohol over a short period of time may be significantly worse for your health than frequently drinking small quantities. Getting very drunk can affect your physical and mental health: * Accidents and falls are common because being drunk affects your balance and co-ordination. You’re also more likely to suffer head, hand and facial injuries. Binge drinking has also been linked to self-harm. * In extreme cases, you could die.