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What are the good effects of drugs?
Pleasure is an obvious part of drug use and the short-term physical benefits are well known. Drugs can produce a “high”, give people energy, make them feel good, reduce stress and aid sleep.
How does drugs help the body?
They speed up messaging to and from the brain, making you feel more alert and confident. This can cause increased heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature, reduced appetite, agitation and sleeplessness. In large amounts stimulants may cause anxiety, panic, seizures, stomach cramps and paranoia.
What are two uses of drugs?
A pharmaceutical drug, also called a medication or medicine, is a chemical substance used to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose a disease or to promote well-being. Traditionally drugs were obtained through extraction from medicinal plants, but more recently also by organic synthesis.
What are the benefits of legal drugs?
Drug legalization would benefit the United States in several ways: save Federal, State, and local governments billions of dollars a year; lead to reduced crime and safer neighborhoods; and enhance public health.
How can we prevent drug abuse among youth?
Consider other strategies to prevent teen drug abuse:
- Know your teen’s activities. Pay attention to your teen’s whereabouts.
- Establish rules and consequences.
- Know your teen’s friends.
- Keep track of prescription drugs.
- Provide support.
- Set a good example.
Is it possible that a drug side effect can be used in a positive way?
The impact can range from minor to severe and life-threatening. A side effect can, theoretically, be positive. For example, laser treatment for cataracts sometimes improves a person’s eyesight.
What are uses of drugs?
People use drugs for many reasons: they want to feel good, stop feeling bad, or perform better in school or at work, or they are curious because others are doing it and they want to fit in. The last reason is very common among teens. Drugs excite the parts of the brain that make you feel good.
How can we help our friends say no to drugs?
- Look the person in the eye.
- In a firm voice, tell the person you don’t want to drink or use drugs. Say something like:
- Give a reason why you don’t want to drink or use drugs.
- Ask the person not to ask you to drink or use drugs again.
- If you notice that someone does have drugs, leave the area.
Why is it important to understand drugs?
You need to know the names of your prescriptions, and understand the important details about how they work. For example, some medicines may interact badly with certain foods, other medications, or even food supplements, and can make you very ill. Take the time to learn about the treatment prescribed for you.
What country is drugs legal?
Portugal is the first country that has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of drugs, to positive results. Anyone caught with any type of drug in Portugal, if it is for personal consumption, will not be imprisoned.
What are the PROs and CONs of legalizing drugs?
PROs: Eliminate the criminal activity and increase associated industry jobs and tax revenues. CONs: Likely to substantially increase drug sales and consumption, as well as public health and safety harms in the population as more people use it.
How can we prevent drug use?
Here are the top five ways to prevent substance abuse:
- Understand how substance abuse develops.
- Avoid Temptation and Peer Pressure.
- Seek help for mental illness.
- Examine the risk factors.
- Keep a well-balanced life.