The powerful and dangerous drug, methamphetamine (meth), has recently attracted more and more users around the world. It is an amphetamine drug that is very addictive. Meth users are gaining easier access to the drug, since it can be made from common household things, like Drano and battery acid. Over 400,000 Americans are currently addicted to the drug. Meth causes a huge increase in dopamine and other neurotransmitters in the brain. In addition, meth also blocks enzymes that work to break down dopamine in the brain, which causes the high to last much longer than a high from a stimulant like cocaine. Several methods are used to take this drug, but smoking it has recently become more popular.
Morphine is an opioid pain killing medication. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is taken as needed by the patient feeling the pain. People who suffer from asthma or breathing problems should not take morphine as a pain killer. One of the most common side effects from morphine is that it can stop or slow down your breathing. It is also important that the pill is not broken down or open as it could expose the patient into a deadly overdose. This pain killer should stay legal the way it is for only medical reasons as this medication actually helps the person who needs it. It is highly addictive to the person who takes it for recreational reasons. Morphine is used to treat terminal cancer pain, and post-surgery pain. Also people
If you have been working in EMS for longer than a week you will probably already know the epidemic that America is facing. The epidemic that I am referring to has no discrimination and anyone can fall victim to it. If it hasn't already destroyed your family in some way then you are one of the lucky few.
Narcotics Anonymous is a support group program that assist in helping individuals, men and women, into recovering from drug related issues that affect a person mentally, physically, and emotionally. This type of program helps individuals who are drug addicts to stop their use, urge, and to overcome their drug addition issues. Narcotics Anonymous support group is known to be present worldwide in several locations that offers their assistance to drug addicts to recovery. Some individuals in this support group acts as “sponsors” helping the person he/she is sponsoring to remain drug-free. This support group not only pertains to individuals with drug related issues assisting others with the same problem, it also welcomes family members as additional
The social problem I chose to do something about is opiate abuse/addiction. Opiates are naturally occurring narcotics, such as opium and opium derivatives, including morphine, codeine, and heroin. Prescription painkillers are opioid analgesics. Opiates are highly addictive and dangerous when misused. This social problem matters to me because I am a recovering opiate addict. I have been clean for four months and my new found passion is educating people about the dangers of opiates. People assume because doctors prescribe opioid analgesics, they must be safe. Opiate abuse matters to society because when opiates are misused, lives are taken. People die from overdose, abusers’ worlds fall apart because of their addiction, and loved ones of the abusers are left grieving and feeling helpless.
Opioid medications are frequently prescribed for severe pain. Opioids includes the pain medications like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and fentanyl as well as the illegal drug heroin (American Society of Addiction Medication, 2016). Many people rely on these drugs to relieve their pain from surgery, active cancer, chronic pain and end of life care (WebMD, 2017). Studies from the 2012 National Health Interview show that over 11% of adults report having chronic pain (Dowell, Haegerich & Chou, 2016). The opioid epidemic is a significant issue for nursing on the main respect that there is currently a problem with over- prescribing of narcotics and the millions of people addicted to opioid medications
Crack cocaine, aka benzoylmethylecgonine, is one of the most addicting and deadly drugs. It has many negative effects on the body, especially the nervous system. The effects on the user are usually long-lasting and irreversible. It is classified as a stimulant drug, meaning that it excites any bodily function. Stimulants usually target more of the brain and nervous system, which can cause higher alertness, an elevated mood, wakefulness, increased speech and motor activity and a decrease in appetite. Crack cocaine has many nicknames, which includes crack, snow coke, nose candy, and stardust. Crack cocaine can be used in various ways, for example it could be snorted with its original white powder, smoked, or injected directly into the bloodstream. It is mainly snorted so it can be absorbed fast by the nasal tissues. When people smoke crack, it gets inhaled into the lungs, just as quick as getting it injected directly into your vein. The main
During 1984 through 1994, 10 years into The Crack Epidemic, the homicide rate of African American males aged 14-17 doubled. Along with an increase of African American children in foster care, fetal death rates and weapon arrests. Roles lost in families and the community. Health and lifestyle of the African American communities depleting due to the powerful affects of crack cocaine. The African American community has been significantly affected by The Crack Epidemic in the areas of health and culture as a result of where the source of crack cocaine introduced itself in America, laws surrounding crack cocaine and the perception of the drug.
Opiate withdrawal can be scary to experience or witness—and is best handled with certain measures of care. Kū Aloha Ola Mau has offered alcohol and substance abuse treatments in Hawaii’s communities since 1976. The treatment center’s compassionate and holistic approach to recovery is supported by a belief in educating communities and removing stigma around these issues.
Opiates are only one of many substances used in North America for recreational purposes. Opiates compromise a class of drugs used for dealing with pain. Opiates are made from opium which is derived from the poppy plant. Such examples include codeine, morphine, and heroin. Many people use opiates for multiple reasons such as recreation, medication, and personal escape. This essay will consider how economic stability, cultural groups, stress among youth, and accessibility contribute to trends in the recreational use and abuse of opiates.
Health Canada is set to review the prescription-only status of a drug called Naloxone. Naloxone is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It has been shown to reverse the effects of an overdose in just one or two minutes.
There are three formulations of naloxone available outside of the clinical or hospital setting: intramuscular (IM) injection, needleless intranasal (IN) spray, and an auto-injector. Both IM and IN formulations are generally sold in kits that include two doses and two delivery devices. Each IM injection kit should include two naloxone 0.4 mg/ml vials and two IM syringes. Each IN kit should include two naloxone 2 mg/2 ml prefilled syringes (needleless) and two atomizers. Either formulation kit should include step-by-step instructions for responding to an opioid overdose, as well as detailed instructions for device assembly and administration (Figure 3). Naloxone also comes in a twin-pack IM auto-injector (Evzio), which provides voice instructions for use. Although convenient to administer, it is a more expensive alternative than the IM or IN kits, as it is brand only (Table 3). Naloxone, in any formulation, does not work if administered
Establishing a drug testing program and paying for the screenings may seem like an unnecessary cost for your company. While it’s true that a drug testing program costs money, have you considered the cost of no implementing a program? It may be higher than you think! A correctly implemented drug screening program can actually help save you money in the long run.
Alprazolam or Xanax is a medication, an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety agent), a medium-term benzodiazepine derivative that is used to treat panic disorders, anxiety neuroses such as anxiety disorder or social phobia. Alprazolam is close to triazolam by its chemical structure, differs from the absence of the Cl atom at phenyl at position. Alprazolam has less pronounced hypnotic effect. It is used mainly for short-term withdrawal of feelings of anxiety and fear.
The first weaknesses this leader has is ignorance. The ignorance that there are problems within its flanks and the ignorance in addressing those problems in a timely and meaningful fashion. We can see this in the following example. When two of the previous organizations decided to merge, there was a promise which was made that the commonalities will be brought forward including in the naming of the new organization. After 3 years of being in limbo of identifying a name, the organization decided to setup a department meeting with all its employees