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.
And when things do become tumultuous, or when poignant questions of existence find their way into people's thoughts, the automatic response is to drown out these misgivings with soma. Soma is a fictitious drug in Brave New World that is mass-produced and used by nearly all. It would be classified as a psychedelic sedative, imbuing a sense of well-being, but emotional numbness in the user. This widespread use of soma suppresses the natural human cycle of emotions, thereby creating a civilization subdued by superficiality. There's a certain “lack of passion” in today's world that parallels Huxley's society in Brave New World.
Happiness achieved in Brave New World is phony. They achieve happiness not through actually feeling it, but with soma. Whenever they start to realize the reality of Brave New World and get upset about life, or don’t understand things they take soma. They do not experience real happiness. It is just a drug able to drown away ones negative feelings.
Some people are shy and by using substances such as drugs and alcohol can help them not be nervous to talk or socialize better. There are also many cons of substance abuse, if abused it can cause increased risk of cancer in the mouth, breast, among others. Substance abuse can also reduce nutrient absorption, lower inhibitions leading to high risk behaviors such as unprotected sex or drinking and driving. People also tend to do things they wouldn’t normally do in a sober environment, they can murder or assault somebody without even knowing what they have done or don’t remember. It can also make use have poor decision makings through misperceptions of our own
Stopping is hard as the addcitive substance alters thinking patterns in the brain o drug use continues even though they know no reward is coming. They effectively have no self control. This means they have shorter periods of abtinacne. One of the strengths of the disease model addiction is that there is supporting reaearch. Volkow gave Ritalin to a group of participants he found that some of the participents enjoyed the experience while others didn’t.
The main reason people use meth is because it forces endorphins which cause feelings of happiness to be overloaded. Eventually the feeling needs more endorphins and that is when the addiction really begins; because pleasure is no longer the reason for using, It is now needed for normal function. People assume that addicts will steal from them or possibly cause them harm. There is no truth to this. The fact that thieves or murderers are not caused by meth.
These addictions seem familiar because in many circumstances they don’t go without being detected. What isn’t understood is that addiction goes beyond these popular activities. In fact, “…some behaviors are so common that an addiction can easily go by unnoticed.” These less recognized addictions could include shopping, working, caffeine, television, exercise, negativity, and love (Uttley, 2011). Although there are many addictions that are not perceived, it does not necessarily mean they are rare. Meaning, many people have these dependences but they don’t classify them as addictions.
Another way of reducing the potential harm to intravenous drug users is to provide medically controlled drugs as a substitute for street drugs. Drugs such as methadone are less harmful than street heroin, partly because they are free from impurities. An issue with the public health interventions I have discussed is that it may be too early to measure. It is still too early to see the full effect of the smoking ban as it was only introduced fairly recently, which could explain why there have been no significant changes in the number of smokers following the ban. As well as this, harm minimisation programmes are controversial because they appear to condone
Requiring "heroic honesty" on the part of the government, this will take enormous effort to admit that marijuana is neither addictive nor dangerous, unlike speed, which kills most unpleasantly, or heroin, which is addictive and difficult to kick. Vidal's direct and straightforward proposal can be very daunting but the idea of legalizing drugs is not a new concept. In some countries marijuana can be purchased over the country. These are also sold for its medicinal properties. Vidal's essay , admittedly is a good piece of writing but it does not provide for the reader a clear outline of why drugs should be legalized, aside from the notion that people's right to choice whether to be addicts or not.
I believe this ancient remedy holds a lot of value and is not given the attention it deserves just like many other mind manifesting and cosmic substances. Our society needs to reevaluate the way we view our ‘most harmful’ drug class because it is absolutely warped and fallacious.” On a less consequential note, Professor Paul Babbitt believes that, “Unless a student has an illness that can be treated with medical marijuana, the passage of Proposition 5 is unlikely to have any effect on the SAU student body.” With these opinions and facts in mind, it is not necessarily important which way each person votes, but it is, however, ideal that students will be accurately informed before