Your perception can be distorted, impaired coordination, you’re learning ability can be disrupted and you can have a difficulty of thinking. Using marijuana can pose a problem in your everyday life. Example heavy marijuana smokers have less satisfaction in life, poor mental health, less academic success and can cause serious relationship issues (DrugAbuse.gov 1 of 5). Marijuana use by teenagers has a higher percent chance dropping out of high school. Marijuana use in general has a higher risk of car accidents, losing jobs and not being on time for work.
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.
Outcome 1 Understand about different substances, their effects and how they might be used The learner can: 1. identify the different substances which individuals might use, how they are used and their likely effects There are many different substances that are misused within society, below are the key ones and how they are consumed and what the common effects are: Alcohol – almost always consumed orally however I have seen reports of it being injected or even consumed through the anus to avoid the smell on one's breath. Effects: distorted perception, chaotic and unpredictable behaviour, uninhibited, at high risk of physical harm, reduced motor neuron skills. Opiates – Opiates come in a variety of different forms and therefore consumption can occur via a variety of different ways. Most commonly opiates are injected intravenously, Smoked using foil or in a joint, orally via liquid form or pill form. – Effects: lower heart rate, shallow breathing, stoned feeling, gouging, low blood sugar level, extreme relaxation.
Several diseases will easily attack teenagers consuming drugs. Smoking, for instance, is the one of the risky activity related with the use of drug where a cigarette contains substances, which can be classified as a kind of drug. In addition, we need to know what the definition of drug is. Drug is the material or substance, which can change minds, moods or feelings, and behaviour when it comes into the human body, through inhaling, injecting or oral. More over, drugs can also make them who use drugs become addicted.
Drugs such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, prescription pills, opium, and ecstasy can all leave lasting psychological effects on a person’s mind, Amphetamines and cocaine increase wakefulness, alertness and vigilance, improve concentration, and produce a feeling of clear thinking. There is generally an elevation of mood, mild euphoria, increases sociability, and a belief that one can do just about anything.” (Bartol, R&M, 2011). Depending on the drugs that are being used and they way they are being ingested, the severity of the effects can range from mild mood elevation to a complete psychotic break, some can last from a few minutes to a few hours. Substance abuse can also lead to lasting physiological effects such as in the case of cocaine where nose bleeds, loss of smell, swallowing problems and inflammation of nasal septum are all potential side effects (Bartol, R&M, 2011). Most individuals who find themselves addicted to illicit drugs will need help to “kick the habit,” and they may find themselves in a court appointed rehabilitation program.
People find a variety of ways to try to escape reality, or just ignore what is going on around them in the real world. The truth is, through all of these different ways to escape reality, the results can vary from an enlightening experience to a negative, or fatal end. Drugs Drugs are on the negative end of the spectrum. Although the high, for the moment of its stimulation, is amusing, it is only temporary. That just leads people to want to take the drugs again.
They can’t stop smoking because they get addicted to it. Smokers have harmful effects like, they can get lung cancer, heart problems, and other diseases, they are not very healthy. People who smoke have a bad breath and they try to hide it with breath mints or gum. They can’t appreciate the taste of many foods as good as they used to before smoking because of the loss of sense and smell that diminished their ability to taste. Also they have a yellowish color on their fingernails from the pack of the cigarettes.
Marshi Foster 03/29/13 Period #1 Government Marijuana the Everlasting Drug War Marijuana-a harmful and addictive substance that can cause respiratory disease, mental disorders, and other health problems-is a gateway drug that leads to the abuse of other drugs. The government should keep marijuana illegal and strengthen its efforts to prohibit it. Marijuana has many effects on the body. The most psychoactive compound in marijuana is THC. Differences among plants cause the potency of pot to vary widely; meaning different types have different effects.
It has been studied that marijuana is addictive, a “gateway drug”; leads to harder drug use, interferes with fertility, impairs driving ability, and injures the lungs, immune system, and brain (medicalmarijuana.procon.org). Marijuana is well known to be able to induce anxiety disorders, including panic attacks. More rarely, when used by the wrong individuals, it may serve as a trigger for psychotic states, including
Cigarettes should be illegal because cigarettes are a powerful and addicting drug that are very harmful to the people who smoke them, the people who inhale second hand smoke, and the environment. The ways in which tobacco smoke affects the human body have been under extensive research and study for many years. Recent findings may explain why cigarettes are so addicting. An unknown component