Negative Effects of Drugs

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1. Introduction: Now a days, drugs seem to be present everywhere. It may appear, as if every one is doing them. Especially in groups of teen-agers, they seem to be very popular due to the putative escape or excitement they may offer. It is important to know, however, that drugs can negatively affect a person in many ways. The following is what you need to know about the many negative effects drugs bring with them.

2. MI#1: Some drugs may severely impair a person's ability to make healthy choices and decisions. One person that has experienced such, was teenager Amber, who is now mother of a child. These concerns, however, are not only unique to her. According to the website remotecontrol, about two-thirds of high school freshmen report having tried alcohol at least once. In addition to this, about four in ten high school students say to have tried marijuana. In this case, the main negative side effect drugs and alcohol can cause is a lowering of inhibition, which affects the judgment, increasing the chance of taking further risks. It is exactly in these moments, that teens are often more sexually active and as well as that they tend to take more risks. According to remotecontrol, nearly one fourth of sexually active teens and young adults, between the ages 15 to 24, say they have had unprotected sex due to the influence of drugs and alcohol. Especially teens that have taken Marijuana are four times more likely to have been or gotten someone pregnant compared to teens that have never tried it. Amber, who is victim of the above described situation, now spends time in rehab. Hopefully, she can work through her personal issues drug and alcohol abuse brought her, to then get back to her other important responsibility: being a good mother. http://remotecontrol.mtv.com/2012/06/12/teen-mom-amber-drug-alcohol/

3. MI#2: In addition to these some drugs can be highly addictive, thus making a person either or both physically and psychologically addicted. These effects vary by drug. In example, stimulants (e.g. nicotine or cocainehttp://psychology.about.com/od/psychoactivedrugs/a/stimulants.htm) are drugs affecting the brain, causing changes in the way the brain functions and impacts how the body perceives pleasure. In addition to this, physical effects may be seen in babies from drug abusers, as well as in mortality statistics. According to healthplace.com, children born to drug-using mothers can be cognitively affected throughout their whole life. And also, one in four deaths are due to drug abuse. In what concerns psychological effects of drugs, "craving" is one of most common ones. Craving is when an addict is obsessed with taking a drug to suppress encounters of stress or pain. In addition to this, another psychological effect of drug addiction, which is involved in craving, is the addict's believe that he/she cannot function or handle life without use of the drug. Then, there are also many other symptoms that have less to do with addiction. These include wild mood swings, depression, anxiety, paranoia, violence, and, for me the worst of all, decrease in pleasure in everyday life. http://www.healthyplace.com/addictions/drug-addiction/effects-of-drug-addiction-physical-and-psychological/

4. Conclusion: Certainly there are a lot of various negative effects drugs my have on a person. These may include physical and psychological effects. Some of the worst psychological effects of drugs include a lowering of inhibition and craving, while one of the worst physical effects drugs can cause includes cognitive effects (causing wild mood swings, depression, anxiety, paranoia, etc.). As seen, these are usually giant problems for teenagers. These are, for example, the reasons Amber has the responsibility of being a mother now. One must, however, remember that the original purpose of drugs was to help people lead healthier and happier lives, one way being curing possible illnesses, which they still do.