Effects Of Dependency On Drugs

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Luke Romine
22 September 2015

Dependency on Drugs According to webMD, 22.9 million Americans have partaken in an illicit drug. Illegal drugs are a large problem in the American society because they are causing harm to the American people, and even death. Users fall in love with the high and will continue to chase that feeling. Heroine is one of the worst drugs on the market. The most common way to use heroine is to inject into the arm. Injecting with a needle discharges the substance directly into the blood stream, making the high much faster and last longer. To many this is attractive due to the quickness and the lasting effect and that that is why it is such a popular substance. But, of course there is other ways to use
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Cocaine is a white powder that is most commonly snorted off a flat surface or out of the hand, but, can be put under the gum line or dissolved into fluid. Like heroin, cocaine is a very fast rush that kicks in fairly quickly. When inhaled the powder goes straight to the brain while working as a numbing agent, it was cause loos of feeling in the lips, gums and teeth. What attracts people to this substance is; it causes the user to be more alert, overall mood upper, increases motor activity and energy. These effect last only around thirty minutes to an hour depending on how much cocaine is consumed but is much more propionate and strong than similar drugs. A variation on cocaine is crack cocaine, this is produced by boiling water with cocaine and baking soda then ice is added in directly after. This creates a crystal “rock” like substance that is smoked in a pipe. Both crack and powder cocaine peaked their popularity in the 1980’s through the early 1990’s. During the 80’s crake cocaine was the number one drug sold by gang members, thus causing gang warfare causing millions of deaths due to the lashing out of gangs. Each year there are 400,000 infants born affected or addicted to cocaine usage during the pregnancy. Currently the average use of cocaine is on the decrease; although this is a good statistic there are still 3.6 million people in the United States that are addicted to a form on cocaine. …show more content…
This is a highly dangerous substance that will cause the mind to see things that aren’t actually there, a “trip” This is what drives people to use the drug. It is the simplest drug to take because it is just a small tablet. During the trip LSD can cause pupil dilation, reduced appetite, and wakefulness. Other physical reactions to LSD are highly variable and nonspecific, some of which may be secondary to the psychological effects of LSD. Among the reported symptoms are numbness, weakness, nausea, hypothermia or hyperthermia, elevated blood sugar, goose bumps, heart rate increase, jaw clenching, perspiration, saliva production, mucus production, sleeplessness, hyperreflexia, and tremors. Over time LSD will cause major psychological problems such as being hostile in unsettling environments, not being prepared when decision making presents, can cause liver damage and very severe

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