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Drug Abuse

  • Date Submitted: 12/11/2013 12:01 PM
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Effects of Drug Abuse
Drug abuse is common in all societies. Families and communities are becoming less happy, suffering from serious injuries due to drug abuse, or torn apart by death. Around the world and throughout time, drug abuse has shown to be common among families. Abuse of any kind takes over everything in the abusers life. Drugs and alcohol abuse can affect a person’s capability to keep a job. Drugs and alcohol not only affects the person itself but everyone around him or her especial their families and the community. People around the world believe that drugs or alcohol are the solution to their problems, not knowing the problem becomes worst and a nightmare is about to begin.
Users experience medical problems when a drug causes direct physical or mental harm. Heavy drinking, for example, can damage the liver, brain, stomach and other organs. Heavy smoking damages the lungs and heart. Many drugs, such as heroin, alcohol and cocaine, can be fatal when taken in high doses. Drug use may cause mental and emotional problems, or intensify problems that are not evident without the drug. Feelings of persecution, for example, are common among heavy users of cocaine or amphetamines, and depression often follows such heavy drug use (Sproule). Some medical problems are linked to the way drugs are used, as much as the drugs themselves. Anyone sharing a needle to inject heroin, cocaine or any other drug runs a risk of becoming infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Hepatitis and other serious infections are also spread this way. People who use illicit drugs or combine different drugs (including alcohol) rarely know their risk of encountering problems. People who use illegal drugs often do not know exactly what they are taking, so they cannot accurately predict the drug’s effects. While prescription drugs are made and marketed under strict standards, illegal drugs are often produced with...

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