TOP 10 REASONS WHY PEOPLE USE ILLEGAL DRUGS

TOP 10 REASONS WHY PEOPLE USE ILLEGAL DRUGS - dance all...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
TOP 10 REASONS WHY PEOPLE USE ILLEGAL DRUGS (Pg. 102-105) 1) To numb the body: ease pain, disassociate, alter your state of mind. “to take a time-out.” 2) Recreation: use simply for pleasure (earliest form seen in opiate and marihuana use, followed by alcohol and tobacco). 3) To join a social group: peer pressure, wanting to feel included 4) Social functioning: to open up and be comfortable in social settings, as well as to be able to perform difficult tasks (the drugs ease pain and allow more tolerance to difficult activity) 5) Mind expansion: typically with the hallucinogens…alter stream of consciousness. 6) Religion: has a close religious association, typically to contact God or feel more close to your faith 7) To improve performance: increase strength, endurance and performance…drugs such as stimulants and amphetamines used. Ecstasy (MDMA) is used to be able to
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: dance all night and PCP can be used to increase aggressiveness. 8) To change the body: drugs used for weight loss or muscle gain (stimulants, steroids). 9) Self-medication: marihuana is an example of drugs used without medical supervision to alleviate the pains of a certain illness 10) Because they are illegal: simple enough…people want to do it because they are not supposed to. PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS THAT ARE NOT ILLEGAL (Pg. 177-78) • ALCOHOL: next to tobacco and caffeine, this is one of the world’s most abused and popular drugs • The popularity of alcohol came about because in older times, alcohol was a “safer” drink because it killed bacteria…therefore, people would rather get drunk than get cholera from dirty water....
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online