Drug Addiction And Drug Abuse Essay

1924 Words Nov 27th, 2016 8 Pages
Drug Abuse
Road accident! 5 killed! Driver under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Boy killed father for not giving money for drugs.
We often see these lines in the newspaper headings. Many people believe that it’s not their concern as their family members are good and won’t come across any such problem. How-ever the truth is opposite, anybody can indulge himself/herself with drugs. Thing start as a fun activity on a friend’s recommendation turned into addiction and drug abuse. This is a very important issue that needs to be discussed as it effects in many ways like destroying lives, tearing apart families and harms the society which includes the cost of drug abuse as well. In order to learn anything about drug addiction/drug abuse, first we have to understand what drug is, what type drug abuse people do and what are the causes that lead to the choice of drug abuse. Drug, Addiction and Abuse.
Drug is basically a substance other than food which is when ingested in any form whether it’s inhaled, injected, smoked or dissolved under the tongue can cause some kind of a physiological change in the person’s body. Now the important question here is how does the use of drugs turns into addiction? Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in brain’s communication system that controls movement, emotions, motivation and feeling of pleasure. When someone take drugs, the chemical in them can tap into these neurotransmitters and disturbs the way in which information is send, received, and…

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