What are four effects of drug abuse?
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"Drug abuse" apllies to the deliberate misuse of drugs (chemicalsand medicines that affect the human body). - It can include over-usage or combination of legitimate substancesto alter or increase their effect. - It can also apply to using drugs or medicines for other thantheir intended, prescribed, …or legal use. - It also applies to the use of substances declared illegal by law. What constitutes drug abuse varies dramatically by culture. Answer 2: Drug abuse is a term used to denote the strong andunusual desire for legal and illegal medications, alcohol,cigarettes, and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, drug abuseis a dependency on the above and it is a global epidemic. Drugabuse can produce irritability, blurred vision, dizziness, impairedability to breathe, hallucinations, and death. Despite well knownrisks, people continue to abuse drugs, and such abuse continues todestroy lives. Drug abuse costs the United States and estimated 100billion dollars a year in health care, reduced job productivity,lost earnings and crime. But perhaps it is young ones-children whopay the highest price. Reports from all over the world are grim.The UN Secretary General Kofi Anan said: Drugs are tearing apartour societies, spawning crime, spreading diseases such as aids andkilling our youth and our future. ( Full Answer )
The most common effects on social drug abuse is monotone! -- The vast majority of social problems associated with drugs are a direct result of the drug war, rather than the drugs themselves. People have always used drugs, and references to them show up in the oldest writings known. While there wil…l always be some people who get into trouble with drugs, especially with alcohol, the biggest problems were created with the advent of prohibition. Just as we saw the rise of criminal gangs during alcohol prohibition, who stepped in to take advantage of the newly created black market for alcohol, we see the same thing with the artificially created black market for drugs, along with all the violence that comes with it. Even worse has been the wholesale criminalization and incarceration of non-violent, victimless "criminals", especially in minority communities. The US has the largest population of prisoners of any country in the World, about twenty-five percent of whom are victims of the drug war. The social costs of turning this many otherwise law-abiding citizens into felons is incalculable, because, once so labelled, these people can no longer find employment, get assistance for education, or vote, effectively turning them into real criminals, once released. Addicts, who would otherwise be harming no one, are forced into crime to support the artificially inflated prices of the government created black market. This is why we have our cars and homes broken into - to solve a problem that didn't exist. We pay for the drug war directly, but we also pay for it indirectly through the petty crime I just mentioned, and because we must pay for the tax revenue lost in the black market. Aside from the notion that government shouldn't be dictating what it's citizens do or don't do with their free time, the costs of prohibition - both in terms of human misery and actual money - far outweigh any supposed benefits. ( Full Answer )
because smoking will destroy the lungs, And it will then make you sick and cause a colon disease because the smoke is very dangerous
Real bad breakouts and sometimes there skittish an a lot of other things i know because my parents did it. :)
abusive use of everything not only legal pr illegal drugs brings on dramatic consequences to the userande to the society .
The effects of drugs and teens can be many. Ranging from physical effects on the body and organs to relational effects with parents and friends. The common effects of drug abuse leads to addiction and dependence to the substance. This addiction can last throughout a persons life if the right help is…n't received. You see, it's not just the substance abuse that is issue. There is a whole other side to addiction that is connected with secrecy, emotional wellness, handling situations appropriately, relationships, and the list can go on. Though one may suppress and hide ones drug abuse, these other issues reveal them selves as apart of this drug addiction. ( Full Answer )
It can kill you. Misuse and abuse of drugs can also lead to further addiction to other more harmful substances. It can also contribute to a failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home; and a host of legal problems can be introduced by drug abuse.
Drug abuse affects family members by increasing feelings of guilt, fear, and general anxiety just to start. Shame can be another stress factor. Directly speaking drug abuse by one person in the family makes the rest of the family work harder doing everything from housework to spending more money to …make up for the problem individual and the family will also need to spend time and effort watching out for the addicted person. All this can have life long effects on people and can lead to all sorts of bad things like drug abuse itself, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depressive disorders. Its a bad deal. ( Full Answer )
Drug abuse is when someone uses a drug too much that it's bad for them. And drug misuse is when someone doesn't use the drug correctly. Drug misuse means a maladaptive pattern of taking drugs that causeyou harm despite knowing their bad effects.
yes. abbuse is using too much and addiction is like not being able to quit
There is either physical (sexual abuse or fondling of private parts of a child) or, verbal abuse (belittling the child; swearing such as calling them stupid and other disgusting names.) With physical abuse it is frightening for the child because they are often threatened by their abuser (generally a… father or a male member of the family) and may become withdrawn and not do well if they are of school age. They may lose their appetite; bed wet or are afraid of the dark; vomiting and other physical symptoms. They fear telling the other parent or any relatives. A parent or parents that verbally abuse their child leave the child with no self confidence and they can become reclusive such as staying in their room too long; low grades in school; not hanging out with friends; lack of appetite and other physical symptoms. A child of either abuse feels alone and that they are the ones that did something wrong. If the abuse is not dealt with until the child reaches adulthood they do very poorly in society; can become depressed; feel guilty for not doing anything about it; may not make friends easily or may not feel comfortable with having a relationship with the opposite sex. The adult of abuse should seek psychological help. ( Full Answer )
\nDurg abuse supports a fairly large segment of the economy: law enforcement, international efforts, large government bureaucracies like DEA, the law enforcement equipment industry, the legal industry and the prison industry. This "War on Drugs" funnels billions of dollars into a broad variety of i…ndustries and agencies that would otherwise be unable to justify their existence.\n. \nThat is why there is a war, instead of organized, mandatory treatment for addicts. It is also why we do not have legalized drugs -- except for alcohol, the worst one of all, and its little buddy nicotine.. ( Full Answer )
Drug abuse deals with overuse, where misuse means to use for a reason other than what it is for.. For example, the analgesic (narcotic) morphine. A person who abuses morphine may become an addict and abuse the drug (overuse). But if that person uses the morphine to calm a cough, they would be misus…ing the medication by using it in a way it was not intended to be used. ( Full Answer )
It affects the abuser emotionally because they might be that animasl best friend and later they will feel guilty. they also have to take into acount the consequences that could come with the fact of just abusing the animal and possibly killing it.
there are the illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin, marijuana and meth and the legal ones that need medical prescription as xanax, percocet, and the such.
A person who uses drugs for other than their intended purpose, or who uses illegal drugs. The term "abuser" is often used to differentiate those who have not reached the point of physical addiction. However, this is a serious gray area.
Because they are addicted, and can't stop. If they have taken it even just a few times before then they can become seriously addicted, and it could kill them if they just.. stopped.
Depending on the severity of the abuse, it could range from minimal to completely life shattering. I was on Oxycontin for 2 years, taking the drug every 2.5 - 3 hours. I lost my ability to function at work, school, etc. I would go to the bathroom for hours at a time to get high, and come back and… do nothing. They didn't fire me for the longest time because for years I was the best employee they had, and they "needed" me. Finally I ended up getting sacked. Drug tolerance means the drug stops feeling good after a while, and you need to take it just to feel normal. Eventually, even feeling normal isn't an option: you always feel terrible. You are either in withdrawal, or you are having negative side effects from the drug. Mode of administration matters too. Snorting drugs can cause severe damage to the sinuses, injecting can cause abscesses, bacterial infections, collapsed veins, and many many many other complciations. I walked away from my opiate abuse with epilepsy, possibly occasional psychotic episodes that I still get, a lifelong addiction, $80,000 in debt (yes, I spent that much on the drug), herpes, and the loss of most of my family and friends. Some people don't even walk away with their lives. Emotional? Well, when I quit oxy, I felt like my best friend had just died, like I had lost everything, like the world was ending -- constantly crying, etc. Quitting drugs is the most emotionally painful thing you can ever go through in your life. Not a day goes by that I don't think about doing oxy, crave it, and have to fight myself so I don't go get it. As much as I think drug abuse is terrible, I think legalization of ALL drugs is a very important step towards fighting it. Drugs ruined my life, and yes I still think they should be completely legal. ( Full Answer )
Yes drug/alcohol abuse can cause health problems depending on the substance & frequency of use. But the most common negative effect of drugs on teens tends not to be from a direct effect of the drug but society. Most look down apon drug use and alcohol abuse from teens and this can damage relationsh…ips especially with they're parents which can be a good start to flinging them in the wrong path. The legal system also causes alot of problems for teens, it can take a innocent curious teen and label them a criminal, if your being considered a criminal your probably gonna start acting like one. ( Full Answer )
Why do millions of people abuse drugs despite the publicity regarding the harmful effects of drug abuse?
probably because they like to break the rules or they get a thrill out of it
Drug abuse has many effects on the US economy. Drug users buyillegal substances that are not regulated, keeping illegal drugdealers in business. Individuals that are drug users also drain theeconomy by requiring all of the substance abuse programs that aresponsored by the government. Methadone progr…ams and addictioncounseling are examples of government funded programs. These drugusers also contribute to the rising costs of healthcare. ( Full Answer )
You can tell by attitude. without the drug they will be tired yet jittery from anxiety, short tempered, speak monotone, antisocial and if they stopped doing things they used to do for entertainment. visual effects of addiction, is small appetite, weight loss , pale skin, more common breakouts of ac…ne. that is all I could think of ( Full Answer )
Drug abuse is when drug taking affects your daily life such as school or work. Drug addiction is when you physically and mentally crave your drug of choice. The two often go together, but not always.
Drug abuse on family life could be catastrophic. Your spouse may be so upset with the problem, they may leave you. Also, if children are involved, this could ruin their own education due to the problem at home. Drug abuse will also most likely cause a great financial problem.
1. you may loose your family 2. may loose friends 3. start bad behavior 4. start doing illegal things(stealing, bulgarly, robbing, fraud, etc...) 5. mood swings you never had before 6. **************and many more****************************
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) Amnesia (loss of memory) Hallucination (perception in the absence of a stimulus) Death (no longer living)
1) Drugs take lives. Love save lives. 2) Drugs cause addiction we can't take it: once the damage done, we can't make it. 3) Drugs ruin families & life: SHUN IT if u wanna survive. 4) DRUGS - PERSONIFICATION OF DESTRUCTION. 5) SAY NO TO DRUGS.
Drug abuse is when you spend all your money on heroin and dont pay rent, or really do anything else. Drug misuse is when you inject it into your shoe.
Drug use is most commonly known as just taking your prescription. Abuse is where you are taking medication's or any kind of drug when its not needed to get high.
Drug abuse refers to a maladaptive pattern of use of a substance that is not considered dependent. The term "drug abuse" does not exclude dependency, but is otherwise used in a similar manner in nonmedical contexts.
Crimes (murders, vandalism, thefts) which leads to legal proceedings and jail time. All a waste of tax payers money.
No. According to the DSM-IV-TR, substance abuse refers to substance use that results in significant impairment or distress that is manifested by at least one of the following: . Failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home. . Ex: frequent absences, job loss, failing grades…, etc. . Recurrent use in situations where it is physically hazardous. . Ex: Driving while intoxicated, operating heavy machinery, etc. . Recurrent legal problems related to substance use. . Ex: Drug possession charges, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, other legal problems stemming from use. . Continued use despite persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems exacerbated by use. . Ex: Domestic violence, loss of friends, etc. Substance dependence is a pattern of recurrent substance use resulting in signifcant impairment or distress manifested in at least 3 of the following ways: . Tolerance . Withdrawal (physical or psychological) . Substance is taken in larger amounts or over a larger period than intended . Persistent desire or successful efforts to cut down or control use . Significant amount of time spent in activities necessary to obtain the substance, use the substance, or recover . Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of substance use. . Substance use is continued despite knowledge of having persistent problems related to use. . Ex: Depressive episodes related to use. Basically, substance dependence is substance abuse with tolerance, withdrawal and/or compulsive use. (That's an oversimplification but is almost always true.) If a person uses substances but does not meet the above criteria for abuse or dependence, the correct labels may be "use" or "misuse". ( Full Answer )
it leads to unwanted pregnancy (girls and women) since one tends to loose control of their selves when they have taken drugs. Another effect is that you may suffer from certain diseases that are associated with the use of drugs.
It always depends on both the drug and the individual. For example, women get pregnancy complications when they smoke cigarettes, but men cannot be pregnant. But if you're talking in general, different drugs have different effects. But all cause one thing (if abused, as in your question): DEATH. …Controlled substances: Cocaine, methamphetamine, and Oxycontin are three examples of this. There are many others. They are considered "controlled" substances because a doctor can prescribe them but are illegal to possess, sell, or use without proper permission. Since cocaine and methamphetamine are stimulants, people use them for a high that keeps them up, active, and makes them happy, because they force out a chemical called dopamine from your brain. The effects of these drugs are severe. Some effects are: severe crashes after taking the drug, severe depression, severe addiction, severe aging, severe brain cell loss, severe weight loss, (notice I am saying severe in every one of them), severe tooth decay, and severe liver damage. Unfortunately, the description given is very, very mild. Oxycontin comes from the same plant morphine and heroin come from: opium. Oxycodone is the chemical used in the medicine and the medicine itself is available by prescription and is used to treat severe pain. The effects of abuse are very similar to cocaine and methamphetamine's except that the high is similar to heroin's and is not a stimulant. Its' effects increase by alcohol. Non-prescription medicine: Tylenol and similar brands fall into this category (actually, most non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines fall into this category). They are abused for, of course, a high. The high, most people say who have abused before, is similar to being very sick. Most people that abuse them are teenagers. Effects of these are: severe migraine, the need to vomit constantly, fever above 100 degrees, addiction, and death from overdose. Its' effects increase from alcohol. Anabolic steroids: These are abused for greater strength and stamina, and not so much for a high. Olympic players, or really most athletes, that have been caught using them are immediately disqualified and jailed. Most anabolic steroids are illegal or extremely strictly controlled. Effects are: Immediate halt of growth, severe damage to the liver and kidney, severe depression, irreversible testosterone change (example: men get breasts and women get facial hair and deeper voice, and that is true and not a laughing matter), and the inability to have children. All of these effects are irreversible and permanent. Its' effects increase from alcohol. Club drugs: Ecstasy and methadone fall into this category. These are abused for a high as well. The effects are similar to methamphetamine and cocaine. These are illegal except in certain drug rehabilitation (rehab) centers. Its' effects increase from alcohol. Inhalants: These are the only drugs mentioned in whose effects are not heightened by alcohol. The majority of people that abuse this drug are teens. Sharpie pens, gasoline, nitro balloons, and spray paint fall into this category. These seemingly harmless products are actually very dangerous if abused. Effects are: severe and irreversible damage to heart, liver and kidney, severe brain cell damage, hearing loss, addiction, and death. The drugs talked about here do not include tobacco products because they cannot be abused. I hope you will never take drugs after reading this, and I hope I've answered your question. Of course, I could not cover all drugs because there are thousands. Have a great day! ( Full Answer )
There isn't such thing as the effect for drug abuse. Abusing any substances can lead to various effects and threats. To be sure and safe about any drugs or medicine, ask your pharmacist or physicians as they are professionals in that domain. Each substance will have definite of non-definite effects,… you might want to also take informations with a search engine on the Internet using keywords for the substance of your choice. E.G: Heroin+Abusing+effects. ( Full Answer )
It depends on the particular drug and what class of drug it belongs to. But for some of the most popular drugs it's generally the following; - Amphetamines (psychological addiction, psychosis, irritability, fatigue, weight loss) - Alcohol (physical and psychological addiction, brain damage, live…r damage, cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach, early onset alzheimers, parkinsons disease, korsakoff's syndrome, coma, death) - Barbiturates (physical and psychological addiction, coma, death) - Cannabis (clouded thinking, forgetfulness, when smoked along with tobacco reduced stamina, weight gain) - Cocaine (psychological addiction, psychosis, anxiety, fatigue, weight loss, erosion of the nasal passages when snorted, lung problems when smoked) - Ecstacy (psychological addiction, psychosis, depression, fatigue, weight loss) - Ketamine (psychological addiction, psychosis, depression, fatigue - LSD (psychosis in people who have a tendency to it) - Magic mushrooms (psychosis in people who have a tendency to it) - Opiates (physical and psychological addiction, constipation) - PCP (psychosis) ( Full Answer )
it could leave to mental problems as well as physical challenges you may also retain brain damage depending on the drug you abuse
Depending on the form of the drug being abused, the effects can be quite varied. Marijuana can result in a skewed perception of time, delayed reflexes, and respiratory issues. Methamphetamine abuse can cause cardiac arrhythmia and severe periodontal problems. Opiate abuse can result in depression of… the respiratory system and loss of appetite. Cocaine abuse can cause a deviated septum, sinus infections, and cardiac complications. The common effects over time with a preoccupation with illicit substances can include- loss of other interests, estranged personal relationships, varied health issues, financial insecurity, depression, and legal problems. ( Full Answer )
drugs are considered drugs, which aren't bad until people abuse them and use them how they aren't supposed to be used
Drug abuse, normally leads to addiction because of its attack on the brain. Your brain then becomes familiar to the feeling the drug brings when you've misused it. So when you try to stop, and you have symptoms of withdrawl, you often times feel the pain, and illness it brings, and then it becomes a… choice whether to suffer through a couple of days or to keep using. When people make this decision it often leads to addiction to the the fact that your body is used to it. easy-peasy. ( Full Answer )
Drug abuse can cause facial deformities, dependability on the drug itself, fatigue, and may mess with sleeping patterns. Please get help if you are developing a drug problem to make sure these problems do not worsen themselves.
These terms are often used interchangeably, however, substance abuse is a slightly broader category than drug abuse, since some of the substances that people abuse are not really drugs, such as glue, solvents, etc., which people may inhale in the hope of getting some kind of high.
idk brom i am not saying u should but only smoke weed anyway other drugs are bad for you
because certain drugs affect certain neurotransmitters. the major groups of neurotransmitters affected by the most abused recreational drugs are gaba, dopamine, seroatonin, and nor epinephrine. Granted within each group there are hundreds of subtypes of neurotransmitters (i.e. 5HT1, 5HT2, etc... in …the serotonin category). Also, in the opioid category there is theta, kappa, and mu. Also, some drugs work by stimulating ur brain to make more of a certain neurotransmitter, while others block the receptor cite so one's natural output of neurotransmitters collect bc they have no where to go. for example alcohol, benzos (xanax, klonopin, ativan, lorazepam, temazepam, valium), and GHB (one of the "date rape" drugs all affect Gaba. Alcohol and benzo addicts can actually die and have seizures if they suddenly quit cold turkey without tapering. also, opiate addicts, who quit, will usually experience PAWS - post acute withdrawal symptoms, in the form of depression, not in the boo-hoo crying type, but rather the lack of motivation, I don't care to move or do anything type of depression, which is from a lack of dopamine. therefore, when addiction psychiatrists prescribe SSRI antidepressants, it is usually illogical since the depression is from a lack of dopamine and not serotonin. (a simple example) . ( Full Answer )
Opioids such as percocet, vicodin, dilaudid, percodan, oxycontin, lortab Benzodiazepines such as xanax, valium, ativan Stimulants such as adderall, concerta and ritalin Hope this helps!
alcohol and drugs can have different effects on people depending on the person and what kind (stimulants, depressants, etc) Some alcohol and drugs can increase aggression in users and may contribute to parent abuse.
drug missuse is when your having a great time and are about to green out best feeling ever nothing better than snorting a line or two and having a billy
Abusive use of everything, not only legal or illegal drugs, brings on dramatic consequences to the user and to the society. Even if someone doesn't practice abusive use of any drug, (I mean those ones that cause addiction) it leads to the wrong way. The unique point that counts is the harmful effect… to the individual's health, which spreads to his home, and to the entire society. The economic effect is a consequence that is secondary, but very important, too. How to fix this negative issue to the society? Only by spreading informations,and by talking about it with everyone. When the people remains silent, all keeps on hidden, while the entire society continues pretending that all is normal. ( Full Answer )
Well I knkw (UNFORTUNATELY) through experience that the methods I used when I used to use alcohol drugs and Rx Pills were that I got to the point where I couldnt take my pills (Percocet) (Vicodin) unless I had alcohol because beer & liquor intensify the prescription drugs immensely! haha i bet some…one like you would know all about that kinda stuff ( Full Answer )
Seek help! You have to admit that you in fact have a problem, andthen seek help. AA meetings, rehab, detox centers, churches,etc..are all great places to start. It's hard to go at it alone andwill 9 times out of 10 end in relapse. Seeking outside help is thebest way to go. Answer2: Breaking the dru…g habit is not easy. Drug abuse is notjust stopped by saying I just want to or willpower. Once a personbecomes an abuser the brain and body develop and dependency on thedrugs. A person has to seek qualified professional help to breakfree of drug abuse habit. People who do get help are able to breakfree, stop abusing drugs and lead productive normal lives. ( Full Answer )