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
For example, a student that had taken this drug throughout their college career and enjoyed the positive feedback they received from taking it may feel as if they cannot positively accomplish any tasks with out the help of this enhancement. Some other physical factors that lean more towards the negative side are high blood pressure, heart rate irregularities, a developed higher risk of stroke and heart attack and some known psychiatric problems such as mania (Lane
Is methadone effective? Methadone is an opioid pain reliever – similar to the pain killer morphine. Taken orally once a day, as well as relieving pain methadone also suppresses narcotic drug withdrawal such as crack-cocaine and heroin for between 24 and 36 hours. Methadone reduces the cravings associated with heroin use and consequently blocks the high you receive from heroin, but it does not provide the euphoric rush. Ultimately, the patient remains physically dependent on the opioid methadone, but is freed from the uncontrolled, compulsive, and disruptive behaviour seen in heroin addicts.
Unit 4222-605 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists 1.1 Alcohol is misused when it is drunk excessively - the recommended limits for adults are 2-3 units a day for women, and 3-4 for men. It is a depressant which slows down the brain and can effect mood and lower inhibitions. Illegal substances are split into 4 categories: stimulants, depressants, opiates and hallucinogens. * Stimlulants produce extreme well-being, and can increase alertness, confidence and energy levels, examples include ecstasy, cocaine and speed. * Depressants slow down the central nervous system and can reduce anxiety or emotional distress., examples include cannabis and barbiturates.
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.
It is good to know that there are effective treatment programs out there that can help handle people’s addiction. Some of the media out there does promote drug abuse. It makes us feel that we have to look and act a certain way and most teens often fall into the trap and find themselves under pressure. This leads to finding ways to numb their pain and often it is the illegal and/or legal drugs which come to their aid faster then their family. I believe drug use is a social
On the other hand, this technique will only work if the client has a good working relationship with the therapist. If they do not get on the SIT will not work at all or may only work for a few months. Another technique for managing stress is biological. There are many drug treatments for stress such as analdohol which was tested in Budzynski’s research into drug related stress therapies. One problem with drugs as a treatment however, is that patients can become very dependent on the drugs and find it hard to come off them.
In the gay community, the underground rave scene is huge. They do drugs and have sex with multiply partners throughout the high. While on Ecstasy, people lose their sexual inhibitions; moreover, may prevent men from thinking about the necessity for safe sex. With this care-free sexual attitude, comes the risk of getting AIDS or other STD’s. Again, the users of “sextasy” lose their sexual inhibitions, leading to multiple partners and “barebacking.” Raves are usually held all night long in abandon ware houses or in the middle of the forest.
Usually the most effective treatment would be the approach that combines psychological and psychopharmacologic approaches. Medication therapy is somewhat helpful in treating the panic attacks but should be used as a short-term solution only. “Clinicians should be especially watchful of the individual becoming psychologically or physiologically addicted to certain anti-anxiety medications, such as Xanax.” (www.psychcentral.com) Psychotherapy for GAD needs to be oriented toward Tom’s low-level, ever-present anxiety. Many times anxiety is often accompanied by inadequate planning skills, high stress levels, and difficulty in relaxing.
For those who don’t live a pleasant life and need to get away from their problems, although meth creates more problems in the long run, for the time being it creates a type of euphoric escape for the addict. Financially, it’s easy to sell, cheap to create, and quick money and it serves as a job for drug dealers. For people who have trouble paying bills or can’t get a job, selling drugs is a quick fix. Using this perspective we can see that people who are addicted to meth probably already need help, either emotionally or mentally. Maybe eliminating the deep seeded issues in these individuals before they turn to meth would prevent a large part of the problem.