Also, one of the main ingredients called THC as a hallucinogen will disturb users’ sensory experience. “THC causes animals to misjudge events,” reported Ronald Siegel (Myers116), which means that THC would increase the dose of cocaine Houston takes because after taking marijuana, Houston was unable to realize that she had overdosed on cocaine and kept taking it. Therefore, taking marijuana and cocaine at the same time results in a chemical reaction to drive users take more cocaine, which strengthen depressed feelings eventually. Xanax, as an antianxiety drug, relieves users’ nervous tension by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain that may cause unbalance of chemicals, and it will calm central nervous system to cause sleepiness as well. So the dizziness caused by Xanax makes Whitney Houston unconscious when she was in a
Some of the possible effects that are thought to be caused by smoking marijuana are forgetfulness, and reduced concentration. Because smoking marijuana is thought to tilt the balance of chemicals in the brain, it is said to regulate mood, appetite, energy, and attention. It also reduces logical thinking and calculation skills, and can impair a persons ability to perform a complex task, like driving a car. The reason for concern about long-term risks is because marijuana causes a build up of THC metabolites, and they stay in the fatty tissue of the human body for three to five days, and weeks in heavy
Aspartame 1 Aspartame: My Search for the Truth Caitlin Baker English A111 Methods of Written Communication Professor Penny Vadla April 10, 2011 Aspartame 2 Aspartame: My Search for the Truth Aspartame, a sugar-substitute better known to the public as NutraSweet, has been tested by numerous scientists and is thought to be the cause of several deadly diseases and brain disorders, yet it continues to be mass produced and used in many food and beverage items. Is aspartame as dangerous as it is claimed to be after years of negative lab results, and if so, why does the FDA continue to allow it to be used in items that will be ingested? Aspartame
"John Doe" English H101 Prof Crowley 9 December, 2010 Final Draft Alternatives to Hallucinogens and the Occurrence of DMT; Should it be illegal? A Hallucinogen is a psychoactive drug that causes changes in perception, emotion, thought, and consciousness. With that being said, these are extremely powerful drugs. This state of consciousness is very different from any state of consciousness we know. It's been described as a Trance, Meditation, and Dreams.
My friend is thinking of taking the drug Methampethamine normally known as “P”, so I am going to persuade him not to take the drugs and show the risks and effects it has after you start taking it. I think that you should not take this drug because it is an “A class drug” and it is very addictive. Not just that, it rots your teeth, makes you behave in a violent matter and has some long term effects and these can ruin your life. “P” is a very dangerous drug which makes you do a lot of stupid things that you as your normal self would not do. This has a lot of long term effects, like depression and poor health.
When this drug is consumed, there is a release of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is the part of the brain that is known as the pleasure center. This creates a euphoric feeling, and is the main cause for the addiction (Miller, Pg. 35, 2011). When made, it appears as a white-yellowish, odorless powder.
LSD and MDMA are two of the most controversial drugs prevalent in our society today. Both Lysergic acid diethylamide and Methylenedioxymethamphetamine are considered psychedelic chemicals which means they may induce hallucinations and an altered perception of the senses. It is not the chemicals themselves that inspire controversy, but rather how they affect one’s health and state of mind. Little knowledge about these chemicals is known by the general public or even by people who knowingly ingest them. Rumors have circulated for years about the true health and psychoactive effects of these drugs.
These effects include impaired perception, impaired judgment, diminished short-term memory, loss of concentration and coordination, and increased risk of accidents (“Basic Facts,” 1999). Its odd to think that all mood altering drugs even those such as alcohol have these same adverse effects. Another adverse effect attributed to marijuana use is psychological dependency; yet, marijuana is not truly addictive as is tobacco or alcohol the fact, remains, dependency to alcohol can be so severe that abrupt stoppage will manifest itself into adverse physical ailments during the withdrawal process. Alcohol is the only drug known that can cause severe neurological changes as well as death during the withdrawal process (“Delirium tremens,” 2010). Where as physical withdrawal symptoms are not associated with
Pain killers are intended to relieve pain, cough and diarrhea. People who abuse on pain killers take them to block the brain from receiving pain messages. Their intake is much higher than normal in order for them to get the similar feeling they would to an illegal drug. There are withdrawal symptoms that can cause people to become more dependent on the drug. Usually people who abuse pain killers are people who are facing psychological problems.
In the book there is a very interesting drug called soma it has many perks that drugs in our present society don’t have. Nowadays when you take drugs or drink alcohol there are side effects. These side effects can be very deadly to your body. Heroin is an example of a drug having terrible side effects to your body and also your brain. Heroin makes your heart beat extremely fast and leaves bruises from the site of injection.