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Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction: Disease or Habit? When people hear the words drug addict, these words have negative connotations and stigmas attached to them. People visualize a person who does not care about anything, including family, work, or commitments, except for obtaining money to buy drugs to get high. However, there are many people who are drug addicts that maintain a normal, functional life. Most people who are drug addicts would give anything to kick the habit; they do not enjoy the high anymore. The...

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Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disease which causes obsessive drug seeking and use even though they’re aware of the damage it causes to their family and themselves. The drug seeking becomes compulsive mainly by the effect the prolonged drug use has on behavior and the brain. Drugs have a huge effect on the human brain. They alter they way you think and act. The chemicals in drugs enter your communication system in the brain and change or disrupt the way your brain can send, receive...

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Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction Drug addiction is a dependence on an illegal drug or medication. Many people confuse it with drug dependency, which is when a person needs a drug to function normally. The difference between drug addiction and drug dependence is drug dependence is when a person needs a drug to function normally, like some blood pressure medications can cause a physical dependence, but the person is not addicted to the drug. A person can have a physical dependence, but not be addicted. Many scientist...

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Drug Addiction

Briana Mack Dr. M. Okulate Biology 112 Honors 04 April 2014 Drug Addiction and the Effects on the Brain The prevalence of drug addiction in America has been an epidemic in the past fifty years because of the violence and tragedy of events where drug use was the catalyst. Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Amphetamine, Heroin, LSD and many more abused drugs have destroyed many lives and families from constant abuse of the substances that emasculate the body with every dose. Even though the...

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Addiction to Drugs: The Dark Side of Life

foliage. Michael, my husband and I were full force on our self-destructive quest to addiction. I don’t even know how it all got out of hand. A friend of mine gave me a couple of loracets because I had fallen down a flight of stairs at work and my back was hurting. Growing up in a nurtureing, stable home I never had any encounters with the law, and had no intentions to. The way I seen it jail was for low life people with drug problems. When children are asked what they want to be when they grow-up, “convict”...

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Drugs

Drugs & Alcohol For several decades, drugs and alcohol have been a major problem in our society. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. There is no crime that kills more people in the world then alcohol does. These substances affect the body in many ways, including the exchange of information within the brain, is slowed. Using drugs increases the risk of injury. Car crashes, falls, burns, drowning, and suicide are all linked to drug use. The usage...

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Addiction

CHEM 1660 BETTER LIVING THROUGH  CHEMISTRY Part III Addiction Dr. Susan Y. LIANG Email: ytliang@hkbu.edu.hk Office: FSC 702B Opium – Catholicon or Toxin • Evidence suggests that more than  5,000 years ago the properties of  opium were known in the Euphrates  River (幼发拉底河) delta. • Around 330 B. C., Alexander the Great  took opium to Persia and India, from  where cultivation slowly spread  eastward and reached China in about  the 7th century (唐朝). 13th century, India The opium poppy ...

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Drugs

Layla Farah The End of Drug Use It’s a wonder why out of all the topics I picked “The End of Drug Use” well I chose “The End of Drug Use” because drug use is becoming a big thing now days. Mostly drugs are the cause of many deaths like disease of the heart, Malignant Neoplasm, poisoning and overdose. Drugs are something that most people do because of depression, and stress or even when life is too hard to handle. Drugs have become a normal thing for many people these...

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DRUG ADDICTION

 DRUG ADDICTION Addiction in Philippines Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of addiction in Philippines, and how addiction effects users, and Filipino.  Controlling Idea: Addiction has components that influence the behavior in addicts, there are scientific reasoning, warning signs, and treatment alternatives.  According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse about half Filipino have a loved one, a friend, or an acquaintance who is addicted to drugs.  I. The definition of drug...

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Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction as a Psychobiological Process The emphasis is on biological mechanisms underlying addiction, although some other factors influencing drug addiction will also be discussed. The presentation is limited primarily to psychomotor stimulants (e.g., amphetamine, cocaine) and opiates (e.g., heroin, morphine) for two reasons. First, considerable knowledge has been gained during the past 15 years regarding the neurobiological mechanisms mediating their addictive properties. Second, these...

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