Any drug one uses has a high potential of becoming addict status. Its how one decides to use the drug that dictates if he or she will become an addict. If one were to observe the trends of drugs he or she would see that the effects drugs have vary. According to GetGoing (2011) marijuana is a highly addictive drug but with few ill effects. Marijuana may cause panic and stress attacks in extreme cases but helps ones gain back loss of appetite, and can dull pain from radiation treatments (GetGoing, 2011).
Prescription Drug Abuse The purpose of this research is to persuade the population to take control with the use of the medications. The term drug abuse refers to using drugs with high frequency which can cause physical and/or mental harm to the user and/or impairs social functioning. Many people believe that drug abuse only involves illegal drugs, but in fact people often abuse prescription drugs. Marijuana and cocaine are no longer the only addictive drugs on the market. The most common drugs are pain killers, stimulants, depressants and antibiotics.
It can be overwhelming enough just to create a plan to overcome all the negative thoughts that interfere with doing just the simplest task. People now a days don’t have the time, it’s easier to just take a pill. Studies show that the benefits of depression medication have been exaggerated, with some researchers concluding that when it comes to mild to moderate depression antidepressants are only slightly more effective than placebos. Doctors are not the only ones to blame; lawmakers have to take ownership and responsibility by creating tougher regulations
Caffeine is physically addictive and causes withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit drinking it regularly. The withdrawal symptoms range from headaches and migraines, tiredness, and bad mood. Nicotine is the second most widely used psychoactive drug as 66.5 million Americans over the age 12 used a nicotine containing product in 2001 (Cherry, 2013). Nicotine also produces the same effects of caffeine on the brain and users can focus more deeply. The prescriptive and illegal forms of stimulants include cocaine, amphetamines, and prescription stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin.
Jenny Johns October 31, 2013 SOC 356 The Pastoral Clinic Reflection An addiction can be referred to as a great interest or need to do or have something. But what happens when the need becomes harmful and compulsive? The most common addiction is drug addiction. Addiction to any drug is harmful and could in turn, become deadly. The author, Angela Garcia, covers the issue of heroin addiction in New Mexico.
Primarily, since morphine is a pharmaceutical drug, it is a much more difficult for people to come in contact with it. Recreational use of morphine is even diminishing today; the primary users are doctors or people with access to pharmaceuticals. Nevertheless, the demand for opiates is still very strong; heroin has replaced morphine as the most addictive opiate plaguing the world
2. For combat-related PTSD, there is more evidence that Prozosin can be particularly helpful. Although other medications like Cymbalta, Wellbutrin, and Effexor are sometimes used to treat. 3. Nevertheless other effective, helpful medications for managing PTSD include mood stabilizers, such as Lamictal, Gabitril or Depakote, as well as mood stabilizers that are antipsychotics like Resperidone, Syprexa or Seroquel.
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.
The good thing is that some of the effects of chronic methamphetamine abusers appear to be, at least partially, reversible. Moreover, the increased risk of stroke from the abuse of methamphetamine can lead to irreversible damage to the brain. Long term effects may include: addiction, psychosis, including paranoia, hallucinations, repetitive motor activity, changes in the brain structure and function, memory loss, aggressive or violent behavior, mood disturbances severe dental problems, weight
The types of drugs used for the correction of abnormal genes in the dopamine system of a person with ADD or ADHD, are very well known. “Methylphenidate (Ritalin) or the amphetamines Aderall and Dexedrine, are the most studied and most effective medications” that are used (ADHD Treatments). These medications reduce the person’s hyperactivity and improve their ability to pay attention. These drugs are prescribed by most doctors, but not all doctors take the same approach when prescribing the medication. This is because teenagers and adults taking Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Aderall can become addicted.