Marijuana Addiction Definition

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What is your definition of addiction? What is the difference between Alcohol, Nicotine and Marijuana addiction? Definition: when you will go to any means necessary to have something, and it has a negative impact on your life in any way, whether it is food or drugs. For substance abuse addiction you do not have to use everyday, its more about the way you use the drugs when you do them, if you are the type of person who smokes 1 joint a month, then I would doubt you are a substance abuser, but someone who swallows 30 vicodan every weekend is a substance abuser, as well as the person who goes all weekend snorting coke, they are just the same as the crack head who smokes crack on a daily basis, or the junkie who shoots up every 10 minutes.…show more content…
How should you respond to a friend who is very drunk at the moment and the next day after the fact? What drug do you think is the biggest issue for teenagers today? Why? Give me four harm prevention steps to use going to a party that has alcohol catered. What are some of the issues for prescriptions drugs and teens today? Give examples. What are the short term and long term consequences of smoking? Short Term Effects: Tobacco affects anyone who smokes it. When or if you smoke is it can cause rising in blood pressure, rise in heart rate, restrict the flow of blood from the heart to the brain, it speeds up the brain, causes arteries to narrow. The carbon monoxide reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry. It can also cough and sneezing. Long Term Effects: As I said before smoking tobacco affects anyone who uses it. Now you might be wondering what could happen if you smoking for a long period of time, lets say about 30 years. You could have a number of different chronic lung diseases. How does coronary heart disease or stroke. My favorite option would be to have cancer in the: lung, mouth, throat box, cervix, pancreas, or…show more content…
Why? There is a myth that hookah smoking is safer than smoking cigarettes because the hookah smoke is filtered through water before it is inhaled. But recent studies have found that hookah smokers actually inhale more nicotine than do cigarette smokers because of the massive volume of smoke they inhale… According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) advisory, a typical one-hour session of hookah smoking exposes the user to 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke inhaled from a single cigarette. Even after passing through the water, the tobacco smoke produced still contains high levels of toxic compounds, including carbon monoxide, heavy metals and cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens). Hookahs are marketed as being a safe alternative to cigarettes. This claim is false. The water does not filter out many of the toxins. In fact, hookah smoke has been shown to contain concentrations of toxins, such as carbon monoxide, nicotine, “tar,” and heavy metals, that are as high or higher than are seen with cigarette smoke. Several types of cancer, including lung cancer, have been linked to hookah smoking. Hookah is also linked to other unique risks not associated with cigarette smoking. For example, infectious diseases including tuberculosis (which can infect the lungs or other parts of the body), aspergillus (a fungus that can cause serious lung infections), and helicobacter (which can cause stomach ulcers) may be spread by sharing the pipe

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