Physical Dependence And Addiction Essay

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I believe that no one should consume alcohol because of the way that they act after consuming it. There actions are just horrible and alcohol should never have been invented in the first place. It causes people to act crazy, get into accidents, and even die.

2.) A person may believe that recreational drugs are safe and that you can make a lot of money from selling it. They may think that recreational drugs are "cool" because it can get you "high". They do not think about the consequences and symptoms that may follow after.

Reading Comprehension Questions:

1.) The difference between physical dependence and addiction is that physical dependence is the physiological adaptation of the body to the presence of a substance. On the other hand, addiction is a
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DMX can be taken by mouth. The users must take large amounts of the over-the-counter medicine, where it is found.

iii. The neurotransmitters that are affected is an antagonist acetylcholine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.

iv. The effects of the dextromethorphan (DMX) feel like a dreamlike dissociative state that includes: sensory and time perception, hallucinations, and excitement to the drug user.

v. Users can suffer serious long-term consequences of excessive exposure to acetaminophen, ephedrine, alcohol, and decongestants that are found in cough and cold medicines. Other effects include: confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, increased heart rate and blood pressure, loss of muscle control, anxiety or panic attacks, and itching or skin irritation. Using the DXM with alcohol, can cause vomiting, alcohol poisoning, or death from respiratory failure.

vi. DXM is not really physically addictive, where the users do not experience physical withdrawal symptoms.

vii. The users can crave the effects of the drug and develop tolerance.

Ecstasy (MDMA):

i. Ecstasy (MDMA) comes from oil in the roots or fruit of the sassafras plant. It is very similar to alcohol, cocaine, or other

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