Illegal Drugs

1263 WordsJan 16, 20156 Pages
Illegal drugs Illegal drugs are drugs which have controls on them by a government and are illegal in certain situations (a person is not allowed to have them). A drug is any chemical designed to affect the human body. A psychoactive drug is a drug that affects the brain. Some controlled drugs are allowed if you have permission (called a "prescription") from a doctor. Other drugs are illegal - meaning you are never allowed to have them. Individual countries and places have different laws about different drugs, and there are also international treaties against some drugs. The most used drugs are not illegal. Page 1 Drug Abuse Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the…show more content…
Research has also shown that the risk of drug use increases significantly when teens use substances to deal with stress or boredom. In a CASA survey, high-stress teens were twice as likely to use drugs as low-stress teens, and often-bored teens were 50 percent likelier to use drugs than other kids. Page 3 Diff. Forms of drugs Injections In injections, active ingredients are dissolved in a liquid and then injected. A drug is often injected into a vein (intravenous administration) if it is to have as fast an effect as possible, for instance in an emergency. Suppositories Some medications can be inserted into the anus (rectally) as a suppository. They may contain active ingredients that are meant to have a local effect. Drops, ointments and sprays for the eyes, ears and nose Some medications come in the form of drops. These can be applied, for example, directly to the eye or ear to treat things like eye or ear infections. Ear drops should not be too cold when applied because they might cause pain or dizziness otherwise. There are also eye ointments and gels that are applied to the inside of the lower eyelid. It is especially important to keep eye medications germ-free. Inhalants Medications that are breathed in (inhaled) can be a good idea if they are to have an effect directly in the lungs. Many asthma medications are available as sprays that are inhaled, for example. Because the lungs
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