Drugs and Abuse
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Drugs and Abuse
There are a number of chemicals found on the planet Earth. Some of them are useful for the human body, and some are not. These chemical substances are commonly known as drugs. Humans have invented various uses of drugs, and most of them are used for the treatment of multiple diseases. These drugs are extracted from various sources like plants and chemicals and are used to make various medicines. Sometimes these drugs are used both as a medicine and addictive substances (Kendall, 2019).
The use of drugs as a negative or addictive substance is increasing every day and causing serious physical and mental deterioration in the users. These narcotics are not only affecting the users but also have a bad impact on society. These drug addicts indulge in various types of crimes like stealing, mugging, and dacoit to fulfill their need for money or drugs. They do not even hesitate to take the life of anyone, thus putting their own and other people’s lives in danger.
Drug abuse basically refers to the over-use or excessive intake of illegal drugs. These drugs are mostly alcohol, Ayahuasca, Central Nervous System Depressants, Cocaine, DMT, Heroine, GHB, Hallucinogens, Steroids (anabolic), Marijuana, Tobacco, and many others. The major causes of drug addiction or development of addiction are peer pressure, lack of involvement in the family, early usage of the drug, any mental health disorder, or family history of drug intake. There are multiple side effects that are associated with drug abuse. One of the most important of all these is the liver dysfunction; over abuse of any drug can damage the liver beyond repair and eventually cause it to fail to work completely (Volkow, Baler, Compton, & Weiss, 2014). Moreover, drug abuse can cause stroke, seizures, mental confusion, and temporary or permanent brain damage. The best way to cater to the issue of drug abuse is to adopt preventive measures.
Kendall, D. E., Thompson, E. G., & Nygaard, V. L. (2019). Social problems in a diverse society. New York: Allyn and Bacon.
Volkow, N. D., Baler, R. D., Compton, W. M., & Weiss, S. R. (2014). Adverse health effects of marijuana use. New England Journal of Medicine, 370(23), 2219-2227.
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