Caffeine And Substance Abuse Analysis

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There are various types of drugs that people are exposed to in the day to day life. The use of these drugs results to various actions happening to the human body. This paper thus gets into an in-depth analysis of the actions that the four major classifications of drugs, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens and narcotics, have on the human body when used. The paper will look at the effects that each type of drug has on the human body, the dependence of each drug and how the drug interacts with other drugs when consumed.
Stimulants refer to drugs that increase one’s brain activity when consumed. A good example is caffeine. Caffeine is said to be the stimulant that is most widely used globally. There are various effects that caffeine has on
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The dependence on caffeine has been a topic of discussion and it is recognized by the World Health Organization. Surveys that have been carried out in the past to determine the substance dependence that is due to caffeine has indicated that a large number of people who consume caffeine have shown the signs and symptoms of dependence. This has especially been observed when it comes to withdrawal. The people who are affected by this find it very difficult to function without consuming caffeine and thus continue using it (Johns Hopkins, …show more content…
Unlike other drugs, the people who depend on this drug do not necessarily have physical cravings. They adopt a habit of using LSD when they are in social situations such as parties so as to feel good. This in the long run makes quitting the use of this drug difficult and the only way out may be for that person to dissociate from the people they interact with who use LSD. The mixing of LSD with other drugs can result to fatal effects. One of the effects of this is that it increases the risk of the person having a ‘bad trip’. Secondly, the mixing may lead to unconsciousness. Thirdly, there is a possibility of overdose and may even result to death (Nichols, 2004).
Lastly, narcotics are the other drug classification. An example of a narcotic is morphine. There are various effects that arise from the use of morphine. One is gastrointestinal issue such as constipation, vomiting as well as abdominal cramps. Secondly, there are shrunken pupils. Thirdly, the person may have issues with respiratory depression. Another effect is sedation (Mandal,

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