People who usually take Crystal Meth seek the pleasure from the chemical reaction in the brain and a hyper effect on the body systems. People who use Crystal Meth will experience hyper activity and won’t be able to properly sleep and will become lazy. People who take Crystal Meth appear normal, but for many years of taking the drug, the hidden effects build up. Methamphetamine addiction is very damaging to the body and mind. Bad temper and social difficulties are obvious effects.
Lesher says, “Addiction is a brain disease expressed in the form of compulsive behavior.” As with most chronic diseases, addiction should also be treated with multiple recurring treatments since the brain chemistry of addicts often causes them to relapse into drug use. Lesher makes his case that addiction is a brain disease by stating that addicts cannot quit taking drugs on their own because they require medical treatment like most ill patients. The authors final opinion on addiction is that initial drug use is present due to the voluntary behavior of the addict and while it does not absolve the user of their responsibility as it was their fault, once they have developed an addiction, their brain has chemically changed so much that they can not will themselves to quit and must be treated as though they have a medical disease. NO: Alva Noe states that addiction is not a disease of the brain. First, he points that not all addictions are chemical substances and there are many activities that can be addictive to people.
From neuroscience perspective, cocaine, Xanax, and marijuana that are identified in Houston’s body attribute to imbalance of neurotransmitters, causing depression, which results in Whitney Houston’s committed suicide. To begin with, cocaine is a stimulant that can produce a rush of euphoria and lead to lack of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. To understand how the imbalance comes, we should consider how neurotransmitters work in the brain. There is a junction called synapse between the axon and the dendrite, and neurotransmitters enable neural information to across the synapse to achieve neural communication. After the neurotransmitters stimulate the receptors on the receiving neuron, excess chemicals are taking back up into the sending neuron to be used again (lecture).
Methamphetamine, like other drugs, is able to short-circuit the survival system by artificially stimulating pleasure areas in your brain. As this happens, it leads to increase confidence in meth, and less confidence in normal life routines. Usually when this occurs the addict will be more interested in meth related activities, meth related people, and meth related environments. Withdrawals of Meth Use: Fact or Fiction? Much to contrary belief meth users do suffer from withdraws as well as any other drug addict would.
As with soma, prescription drugs (where prescribed or otherwise) provide a quick fix for physical or mental problems and/or a way to get high. But these drugs also hurt the users, with addiction, bodily functions failing and making them be violent. The use of drugs has severe effects on the users and not only in reality but also in Brave New World. Usually people turn to drugs for relief and contentment, they want to be in a state of mind where they can feel things which they usually can’t and to be in a state of pleasure so they turn to them. Most do not realise the harsh long term effects these drugs can
It is used in post surgery as well as common pain relief. Vicodin® acts as a block in the central nervous system. This can cause it to be very lethal if overdosed, causing the central nervous system to completely shut down. Its purpose is to block signals of pain being delivered to the brain. Vicodin®, because of its “mellowing” properties, can become highly addictive and is why it is among hundreds of abused narcotics
It can be injected, snorted, sniffed, or smoked. All these ways rapidly deliver the drug to the brain. Some younger users try to avoid injection because it “looks bad” but after a while they end up using that method because their bodies are becoming conditioned to the drug, and injection gives a more intense effect. About
Addiction has severe negative consequences affecting the addict’s mental and physical well being. Addiction also has numerous allegations for the health of the public, because of substance abuse, addiction is now a major donor to many serious diseases and it can also result in violent behaviors. This article supports my stand point that addiction is a mental illness rather than a bad behavior and creates a solid argument on how addiction takes over the addict’s brain and is the main source of inappropriate behaviors. I can use these examples as reasons why I believe addiction is a chronic brain disease instead of a bad behavior in my research
Psych 213 Dr. Les White April 9, 2012 Major points the article covers or raises “The Addicted Brain,” by Nestler and Malenka discussed the brain’s memory of addiction which results from repeated use and subsequently abuse of drugs and alcohol. While very technical and scientific in its detailing of the processes, it was also very insightful in spelling out the brains rewarding of the pleasure that results from drugs of abuse (DOA). It seems that we have known for quite a while why someone feels good when they use DOA, but the article points out that new research is just beginning to understand some of the resulting long term changes in the brain. Even though the pleasurable effects of using a particular drug aren’t as strong as they
The large release of dopamine contributes to the effects on the nerve terminals in the brain and high doses of Meth are extremely dangerous to the body. It can elevate the temperature of the body which can be lethal. Some long term effects of Meth can be extremely damaging to the body. Not only is it addictive, but it also is a chronic relapsing disease. It causes violent behavior, anxiety, confusion, and insomnia.