history of how drug abuse began just yet, my thought is I will need to spend a whole day lookingup history about it.
3DRUG ABUSEReferences:Frail, N. (2019). Drug abuse and addiction: In depth. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health. Retrieved from ?direct=true&db=ers&AN=94415394&site=eds-live&scope=site
5DRUG ABUSEThe topic I have chosen to discuss is Drug Abuse, which affects millions of people. This subject does not only affect the drug user but their families and loved ones as well as the community. Drug abuse does not discriminate and happens far more often than it used to. Drug abuse can also be called substance abuse and according to the Mayo Clinic (2019) it is a disease affecting the brain and behavior of a person leading to the inability or loss of control when using illegal drugs, or addictive medication. One of the major cultural biases is even though drug addiction “is a disease that affects a person’s brain as well as behavior,” many people are skeptical that it is not a disease but a choice.It is not as simple as that because there are many factors that play crucial roles in addiction, for example genetics plays a part in it, as does learned behavior. There has been testing done that shows the results of a brain with drugs and one without the brain with the drugs was shown that repeated exposure to drugs depletes dopamine receptors. Without dopamine present it effects a person’s ability to experience pleasure and or rewards. Another major cultural belief is that people who abuse drugs do so to numb an underlying problem and mask the pain. Nicole Frail
- Fall '19