Use and Abuse of Drugs

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Use And Abuse Of Drugs
INTRODUCTION
Some of the most common problems we face in
our society are robbery, murder, sexual abuse,
etc. There is one thing common among people
who commit these crimes which is drugs.
In general drug is defined as any substance
when taken affects or modifies the chemical
reactions that take place in the body.
Consumption of drugs in large doses for fun and
enjoyment helps to pave the path for addiction.
There are beneficial effects as well as problems
associated with drugs. If a person gets really
depressed to the point of getting suicide may be
able to lead a normal life with the help of an
antidepressant drug which removes the feeling
of being depressed. However, if drugs are used

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Side effect is an unknown or undesirable effect
which happens due to consumption of drugs.
There are many side effects that can arise if
drugs are being used continuously for a long
period of time. This isn't always the same for
every single person.Some of the side effects of
drugs are listed below.
Dependence
In this condition the user will fully depend on the
drug and cannot do without the substance.This
means that there will be psychological as well as
physical dependence.…read more

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Physical Dependence
He must keep on consuming the drug or else he
may experience withdrawal symptoms. Some
withdrawal symptoms include nausea, vomiting,
muscular pain, diarrhea, uncontrollable shaking
and hallucination.
Due to drug dependency the addict starves
themselves as they think eating seems less
important. In addition to this they can get
diseases such as AIDS, Hepatitis and other
infectious diseases due to sharing injections.
Tolerance
In this condition the addict should keep a
constant increase in the dosage level to have the
same effect.…read more

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Commonly abused drugs
Stimulants-:This increases the activity of the
nervous system and make the person more
alert.Stimulants can cause increase in heart
rate,rate of breathing and blood pressure.
Continued usage of stimulants can lead to
depression and personality changes.
Eg-:Caffeine, Tea, Cocaine
Depressant-: Reduce the activity of the nervous
system and makes the person sleepy. This can
cause decrease in heart rate, rate of breathing
and blood pressure. If a large amount of
depressant is taken in this can halt breathing and
cause death.…read more

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Eg-:Alcohol
Hallucinogen-:This type of drugs cause the
abuser to experience illusion and
hallucination.They can see,hear and feel things
that actually don't exist. A good example of
hallucinogen is LSD (Lysergic Acid
Diethylamide).It is consumed with foods such as
gelatin or sugar cubes.A few particles of this is
enough intoxication.
Heroin
Heroin is one of the powerful, addictive
depressant.…read more

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This is used as a powerful sedative
analgesic.
Heroin can be taken into the body by smoking
with tobacco, injecting it to the skin surface or
directly to the vein, snorting, etc. most users
experience a sleepy, pleasant euphoria and total
relief from stress and anxiety as the drug enters
the system. This then makes way for a feeling of
calm and relaxation.
Some of the effects of heroin are listed below.…read more

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Affects lungs-: use of heroin depresses the
respiratory system, which slows breathing
and lowers blood pressure. Used over time,
it can cause a slow and irregular heart rate.
The heart may have to work harder because
heroin can also cause a buildup of fluid in the
lungs (pulmonary edema). Slowed breathing
is also a possible consequence of addiction
or a single overdose, which can lead to
respiratory failure and death.…read more

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Alcohol is a powerful depressant found in liquid
state.The chemical name for alcohol is ethanol
denoted by the formula C2H5OH.This is found in
alcoholic drinks such as whisky, brandy, vodka,
beer, wine in different percentages.The brain is
the first organ to be affected by the
consumption of alcohol.A depressant slows
down nerve activity especially in the brain and
spinal cord.…read more

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Conclusion
In this project included lots of information about
drugs like alcohol,heroin,cigarette(smoking),etc.…read more

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