Drug Abuse And Its Effects

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There have been many drugs created over the years to help lessen or diminish sicknesses. However, there are people that have abused these drugs to reach a certain high and this is considered abuse. The people that do this could do it out of boredom or curiosity. Some may even feel that it will help them escape from the problems that they are faced with or fill a void in their life. No matter what the reasoning is for them the outcome remains the same. The body becomes used to the drugs they are abusing and the person becomes addicted. The definition of drug abuse according to the University of Maryland Medical Center is “the recurrent use of illegal drugs, or the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs with negative…show more content…
The user could show a lack of energy and motivation. The drug user may go through extremes to not let anyone in his or her room. This could be where they store their drugs or use their drugs. Family members and friends may notice that the relationship they have with the user is strained and distant. When someone uses drugs they are putting chemicals in their body that should not be there. The drugs are not meant to be there. The effects of this abuse could be detrimental on the body. The main organ in the body that the chemicals will affect is the brain. The brain is the most complex organ of the body and the effects of the abuse could possibly last the lifetime of that person. Once the drugs are entered into the body’s system they change the way the brain performs. Other than affecting the brain the chemicals can cause serious health problems. A few to mention are a weakened immune system, cardiovascular conditions, nausea, liver failure, seizures, and stroke (Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction). It will be different with each user how the drugs will affect their body.
There is no single factor that can foretell whether a person will become addicted to drugs or not. Some may be able to use and not become addicted. A persons’ family history plays a huge role in this factor. If a child grows up watching one or both of their parents use he or she may think that this is a normal way of life and begin using on their own. Something else to be considered into
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