Narcotics - Research Paper in English

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“NARCOTICS”

Research Paper
In
English IV

Prepared and Submitted by:
Adrian R. Rosasiña
Submitted to:
Mrs. Felonila Cortado

OUTLINE

Narcotics
Thesis Statement: Narcotics have valuable medical uses, however, illegal and excessive use of narcotics can endanger people’s lives because of its damaging effects on the mind and body.

I. Narcotics Education
A. Narcotics
B. Kinds of Narcotics
C. Characteristics and Medical Uses
II. Narcotics Abuse
A. Causes of Abuse
B. Tolerance and Withdrawal
III. Effects of Narcotics Abuse
A. Effects on the Person
B. Effects on the Family
C. Effects on the Community
IV. Treatment of Drug Abuses
INTRODUCTION

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TOLERANCE AND WITHDRAWAL
Tolerance is the condition where the standard doses of narcotics produce less effect or a person develops a state of resistance to the effects if the drug. Because of tolerance, the effect of narcotics diminishes with their chronic use. Thus, to maintain the same level of narcotic effect, a person must take more of it.
Withdrawal is the reaction of the body when the regular use of narcotics is stopped. The narcotics dependent person experiences a withdrawal syndrome. In general, the symptoms of withdrawal include cramp, defecation, vomiting, and an increase in systolic blood pressure. A person who is excessively dependent may experience convulsions, respiratory failure, and death.

EFFECTS OF NARCOTICS ABUSE
The effects of narcotics abuse are similar but they differ in the degree of intensity, rate of onset, and the development of dependence.

A. EFFECTS ON THE PERSON 1. Drowsiness
2. Loss of appetite
3. Inability to sleep well
4. May develop diseases such as hepatitis, tetanus, AIDS.
5. Skin abscesses
6. Inflammation of the veins
7. Congestion of the lungs
8. Loss of enthusiasm for work or study
9. Loss of personal care and hygiene
10. Psychological and physical dependence upon the drug

B. EFFECTS ON THE FAMILY
1. Neglected responsibilities
2. Difficulty in keeping a job
3. Financial difficulty
4. Shame and embarrassment to the other family members
5. Disorganized and unhappy family

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