Week 7 DRUGS -Rough Draft

Week 7 DRUGS -Rough Draft - Drug Health Risks YOUR NAME...

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Drug Health Risks YOUR NAME HERE Axia College of University of Phoenix When people hear the word “Drugs” they automatically think of the words “Dangerous, Illegal or Addicting.” It is true drugs are horrible and no one should start up a habit with using drugs. There are a number of drugs each with it’s own side-effect. Did you know that alcohol is also considered a drug? We will explore the types of drugs as well as the side effects that drugs take on a person’s body, mind and life. Some say that certain drugs are harmless and should be legalized but in fact they ruin your life as well as your health. They are addicting and drugs are so far from being “harmless.” These are the types of drugs; Ecstasy, Hallucinogens, Alcohol (beer, wine or liquor), Cocaine, GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate or Gammahydroxybutyratic-Acid), Inhalants, Crack, Ketamine, Methamphetamine, Heroin, OxyContin / Oxycodone, Abusing Prescription Drugs, Marijuana, Over-The-Counter Drugs, Rohypnol and Steroids. Should drugs be legalized? They should not be legalized because when you are on any drug you think un-clearly and stumble. Let’s talk about the effects of Marijuana. The most common street names for the drug marijuana is; Pot, Bud, Weed, Dope, Grass and Mary Jane. This drug is most common among teenagers in Junior-High and High-School. A proven survey shows that teens from 12 to 17 who regularly smoke marijuana had shown to be three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than non-users. ( Greenblatt, J. Adolescent self-reported behaviors and their association with marijuana use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 1998 ). The effects that marijuana has on a person is that you can loose your sense of judgment, coordination, short term memory loss or
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some become paranoid and anxious. It also has an effect on your attention span. Researchers have proven that a regular marijuana user that uses daily or weekly often have a high distractibility rate, shorter attention spans, poor judgment, decreased energy and ambition, they also have a double risk of depression later in life. ( Patton, GC et al. Cannabis
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course COM 220 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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Week 7 DRUGS -Rough Draft - Drug Health Risks YOUR NAME...

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