This is why people become addicted. They enjoy the feeling the dopamine brings to them and once it is over they crave more. Some short term effects of taking Meth include a decrease in fatigue and an increase in attention, activity, and respiration. It also can cause hyperthermia and euphoria.
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
Crystal methamphetamine is a colourless, odourless form of d-methamphetamine, a powerful and highly addictive synthetic stimulant. Crystal methamphetamine looks like small remains of glass or shiny blue-white "rocks." They come in different sizes. Crystal methamphetamine is abused because of the long-lasting euphoric effects it produces. Its use can lead to severe physiological and psychological addiction.
The term ‘drug’ includes both legal and illegal forms, ranging from the commonly used caffeine to the frowned upon heroin. As we know, certain drugs are accepted as a part of normality within our lives such as the ever popular alcohol, this being the third most popular drink overall in the world despite the devastating effects it can have on both our minds and bodies. Shockingly a recent study made by Professor Nutt (Nutt, 2010)(2) claims that alcohol is more dangerous than crack and if it were illegal would be classified in the same band, A, alongside heroin and ecstasy. Similar debates have occurred in which MDMA otherwise known as ecstasy has been proven to be helpful in certain situations or circumstances (channel 4 2012). It has been found to alleviate symptoms of post traumatic stress, resolve cases of severe depression and be a useful tool in marriage resolution (David Nutt) The substances which alter mood, consciousness and perception are known as psychoactive drugs and are placed into one of four categories; Depressants, Stimulants, Hallucinogens and Complex drugs.
Like most other illicit drugs, crack cocaine remains extremely insidious, because even with the possibility of death, drug addicts continue to use without caution. “When entered into the body, crack cocaine takes affect almost immediately.” (Emmit). The feeling of euphoria gained by using crack fades much quicker than the painful after-effects. Short-term effects of using crack cocaine include short bursts of increased energy, decreased appetite, increased temperature, mental anxiety, constricted blood vessels, and increased heart rates. As crack cocaine use continues, the effects felt from the drug continue to get more severe.
This group of drugs includes cocaine, methamphetamine, as well s nicotine. Though amphetamine does have some positive effects, including, a stimulation of cognitive activity and control of impulses, the greater effects are much ore detrimental. Due to is relative simplicity of manufacturing and overwhelming abundance; methamphetamine use is a plague on America. I personally have seen people deteriorate before my eyes due to methamphetamine use. Cocaine is another stimulant that often leads to dependence in users.
Methamphetamine increases the release and blocks the reuptake of the brain chemical (or neurotransmitter) dopamine, leading to high levels of the chemical in the brain, a common mechanism of action for most drugs of abuse. Dopamine is involved in reward, motivation, the experience of pleasure, and motor function in the human body. Methamphetamine’s ability to release dopamine rapidly in reward regions of the brain produces the intense euphoria, or “rush,” that many users feel after snorting, smoking, or injecting the drug. Chronic methamphetamine abuse significantly changes how the brain functions. Noninvasive human brain imaging studies have shown alterations in the activity of the dopamine system that are associated with reduced motor skills and impaired verbal learning.
Unlike natural marijuana, spice is sprayed with chemicals that can be toxic to the human body. Such toxicity, can produce dangerous side effects like tachycardia, which is an unusually fast resting heart rate (Camp, RN). Other reports have shown additional side effects include excessive sweating, agitation, inability to speak, aggression, and restlessness. These side effects are not the norm when natural marijuana is used (Gupta). Patients treated by medical professionals say that patients experienced short-term loss of consciousness, paranoia, hallucinations, tremors, and even seizures.
Deviancy and drug use go hand in hand. In fact, many consider drugs to be one of the main gateways to some of the worst kinds of deviant behavior, aside from the actual usage of drugs. When I say drugs, I’m talking not only prescription, but synthetic drugs as well, which have now become an apparent issue in smaller towns as opposed to big cities. The key link between drug usage and deviancy is mainly based off of one’s personal perception of what they deem “deviant” and what the user deems “deviant.” But the most deviant factor of all is the fact that is these drugs become so widespread in such a small area, that you have an abundance of negative potential just waiting to go off like a time-bomb. The big problem as of lately with drug usage and small towns, is that the drugs are cheap to boost profit, meaning that the lower price may have a consequence of a more harmful substance, due to certain products being cut with cheaper, more harmful chemicals.
More over, drugs can also make them who use drugs become addicted. Therefore, smoking can be categorized as an activity related with the drug use for the effects caused by smoking have the similarity as drugs itself. Like we can read on the following quotation taken from www.drugrehabtreatment.com/just-say-no.html