For many, OxyContin showed an increased level of activity and drastic decline of pain. Others have done poorly. OxyContin is a narcotic with effects similar to morphine. As with any narcotic, the body tends to build a tolerance leading to physical dependency (Feinburg 2-3). However, Purdue Pharma still denies OxyContin to be addictive.
Impaired judgments due to decreased levels of inhibitions can lead to risky sexual activity. As well, those users that use intravenously increase their chances of contracting HEP B or C or HIV/AIDS. Crystal methamphetamine is not necessarily an aphrodisiac, but through increasing the level of dopamine through triggering the release of powerful brain chemicals, it may increase sex drive. Ironically, while desire and stamina are increased, it ultimately decreases the users’ sexual desirability and performance (PBS, n.d.). 6connected with the fact that crystal meth can suppress one’s appetite.
Methamphetamine or Meth, like other drugs, can short circuit the survival system by artificially stimulating pleasure areas in the brain. As this happens, it leads to increased confidence in meth and decreased confidence in normal everyday life. When this occurs the user becomes more interested in meth related activities, people, and environments. Withdrawals of meth use: fact or fiction? Much to contrary belief meth users do suffer from withdraws as well as any other addict would.
There may be a few reasons why prohibition of oxycontin would be bad but I feel as though the main reason is because if that occurs, it is going to cause people to resort to harder drugs, such as heroin. People compare oxycontin to heroin and say that it has similar effects; therefore, if the oxy is no longer available, naturally they will go to the next option that’s comparable; heroin. On a local drug forum, called “Topix”, username ang81 tells us, “heroin and oxys have around the same 1/2 life, well actually heroin should metabolize quicker being an accelerated form of morph, so the stoned feeling after the euphoria may last longer, but only because oxys are also a stimulant which counter acts that groggy, stoned feeling you get from morphine”. Another reason why we shouldn’t prohibit the use is because Oxycontin is much safer than many other drugs out there. Oxycontin contains a large amount of oxycodone which means oxycontin is way more pure and known simply because it is a prescribed controlled substance you get right over the counter at your nearest pharmacy (Prescription Drugs).
Prescription drugs are just as addictive as illegal drugs and are easier to acquire. The only difference is that if you have health insurance, you are only paying a co-payment for your medication and not the street price for it. The more you use a prescription drug the more of a tolerance your body builds up to it, thus leading to an increase in dosage and a possible addiction. There are many prescription drugs available today and some classes of drugs are more abused than others such as opioids, central nervous systems depressants, and stimulants. Let us look deeper into these prescription drug classes along with who is at higher risk than others and possible ways to treat and prevent addiction.
After a while, users need higher doses to get the same effect. This leads to dependence and addiction for those users of the drug. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 43 percent of ecstasy users become dependent on the drug. Users are aware of the negative consequences of ecstasy, but their dependence on it prevents them from stopping to use the drug. However, Ecstasy is used medicinally to relieve victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Meth does to the body what 20 cups of coffee in 5 minutes does. Today we know that having such a “caffeine-high” is not good for the body, and meth does more than just give a “caffeine-high.” Long-term effects are extreme weight loss, insomnia, and violent behavior. Cocaine is similar to meth as it aids in increased alertness, increased energy, and decreased appetite. The long-term side effects of cocaine use can cause restlessness, paranoia, and hearing things. While both are legal for medical use, they are highly addictive and susceptible to abuse.
While this may be true, it is crucial to acknowledge that one of the reasons behind the high rates of drug abuse is the ease of availability (Simon 2005). In fact, many people get addicted to prescription drugs thanks to their availability. The writer also argues that the prohibition in the use of these drugs is wrong since the drugs are immensely useful. Falling under the category of nootropics (a Greek word that means “act upon the mind”) smart drugs are said to improve memory consolidation, learning as well as memory retrieval devoid of other effects on central nervous system, not to mention the low toxicity even when high doses are taken. While these effects are evidently desirable, it is crucial that the writer examines the flip side of the so-called smart drugs.
To accommodate larger bottles of water the customer can incorporate additional drops of the liquid additive. Patrons will be fascinated and interested in McThirst Tea with it convenience, small packaging, and its unique design to prevent spills. 3.7 Marketing Mix Product McThirst is different from the competition because of the ease of use along with the convenience of use for the consumer. McThirst will increase profits because it will motivate patrons to purchase the new product. Exhaustion during the day time hours and incidences of reduced metabolism is due to the body’s dehydration.
The use of methamphetamine is associated with long-term biochemical and structural effects on the brain and significantly changes how the brain functions. The excessive production of dopamine causes neuropathological changes in the brain and has a neurotoxic effect on the brain cells that store dopamine and serotonin. These changes include decreases in the levels of dopamine transporters as well as decreases in the density of serotonin transporters in various parts of the brain. Studies have demonstrated that daily use of methamphetamine results in increased cell death in the brain, which would have a negative effect on prefrontal cortex functioning. Changes in the activity of the dopamine system are associated with reduced motor skills and impaired verbal learning.