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An introductory statement
Drugs in history
Health issues: Drugs and society’s effects
An opening statement
There has been an increase in drug use and buying over the last few years. The use of drugs can help you relax, escape reality, and many other reasons. There are major expenses that impact both the person and the people around him. Because drugs have the same effect as smoking, they can also cause major health problems. Drugs may affect the heart, lungs and liver. Money is another major expense. The cost of buying drugs can have a major impact on your home, transport, hygiene, and other necessities. The United States has spent billions on drugs. You can also benefit from drugs. If you visit a doctor to get a prescription for a drug, you could use it freely and not be prosecuted. Negative effects on your brain can also occur, which can cause emotional and cognitive problems. You may experience different effects from drugs such as “angel dust”, cocaine, marijuana, heroine and methamphetamines. It all depends on what drug you are taking and how much. Some drugs can cause people to commit terrible acts, including killing themselves or rob others. This essay discusses the harmful effects of drugs and society.
History of drugs Drugs have been with us for hundreds and thousands of years. Benjamin Rush believed that alcohol was responsible for the person becoming drunk. American society has been plagued by drug abuse since the 1800s. This was when heroin, cocaine, and morphine were all celebrated for their extraordinary curative properties. The oldest drug is marijuana. After alcohol prices rose, marijuana was a cheaper option to buying alcohol. The 1930s saw studies that showed marijuana use by the lower classes was associated with crime and violence. In 1937, marijuana was banned. People continued to use cannabis even after the ban was lifted. Amphetamine, another drug that is still in use today, is another. Amphetamine was used originally to stimulate the nervous system, increase blood pressure and expand nasal passages. After World War II, soldiers were given amphetamines to combat fatigue and improve their mood. Doctors prescribed them to combat depression. Soon this drug was available over-the-counter as Benzedrine. Soon, there was a black market and amphetamine became a much more potent drug called methamphetamine. LSD (Lysergic Aldylamide) can cause you to hallucinate/trip. LSD was first discovered in America during the 1950s when the U.S. military investigated the possibility of using LSD to make prisoners speak. LSD became a popular treatment option for epileptics, depression and psychotic patients. LSD was eventually banned in 1966. A black market began to sell these drugs. Opium is one of the most well-known drugs. It originated from the opium poppy plants that date back to 3400 BC. It was called Hul Gil by the Sumerians (the joy-plant). Soon, it was shared with other countries. They taught more countries how to grow it. Today it can be grown in tiny pots and sold to anyone who desires it. In 1905, the US Congress banned it. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is backed by the Thai Army and launches an operation to remove thousands of acres from opium crops from the Golden Triangle. These drugs can have a significant impact on the mind. The mind is affected by most drugs. These drugs can make you feel hallucinated, tripped, sad or angry. The type of drug used and the method it was taken will determine how long it lasts. IVs are the fastest way to get drugs into your bloodstream. When you inject drugs, your body reacts almost immediately and tells your brain that drugs are present. Inhalation is the fastest method. The fastest way would be inhalation. It can either pass through your nose to your brain or go to your lungs, where it will soon reach the brain. Ingestion is the slowest method. Ingestion slowly reduces the drug’s effects. The drug will eventually dissolve when you eat it. You and your family members will also be affected by taking drugs. This could affect food, shelter, education, hygiene, among other things. You will become addicted to the drug as soon as you begin using it. As your body becomes accustomed to the amount you’ve taken before, you will want more. Things become more costly after that. Soon you are unable to afford food, water, or bills. Your only concern is not getting high and dying. You may find your partner is no longer with you. You should not take drugs as it can be dangerous. If you overdose, you might end up with too many. Overdosing on drugs can result in death or coma.
Drug taking can have a significant impact on the organs. Drugs can damage organs like the liver, heart and kidneys. Smoking drugs can cause lung damage. Smoke-able drugs can include tobacco, PCP, heroine, ketamine and prescription opioids. These drugs can turn your lungs dark and lead to diseases such as bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are all possible. This can lead to worsening symptoms such as asthma, slowing of air flow and/or blockage. This can also affect the heart. Our hearts may be most vulnerable to stimulants. The American Heart Association says that cocaine is the most dangerous drug to attack the heart. According to AHA: “Recreational cocaine users can have higher bloodpressure, stiffer arteries, thicker heart muscle walls and more severe heart attacks than those who don’t use it. Drug use can also affect the kidneys. 6 things can cause kidney damage: persistent kidney infections and aging, diabetes, hypertension and aging. The kidneys can be affected by heroin, cocaine and ecstasy as well as alcohol, tobacco, painkillers, and tobacco. Once they reach the kidneys, some drugs can cause cell membranes to be broken down and eventually kill your kidneys. Drugs can also affect the liver. The liver filters out harmful substances to ensure that the good stuff is absorbed into the bloodstream. The liver is the most delicate organ in the body. It can become very hard to filter out toxic substances when you use drugs.
ConclusionDrugs are still available today, having been in existence since 3400 BC. Drugs have been around from 3400 BC up to 2019. That is about 1,977.935 years! More than 5,000 doctors were sentenced between 1915 and 1938 and received fines or jail sentences. Millions have fallen in love with drugs, been to rehab, got caught, overdosed or died of body malfunctions. People choose to continue using drugs. Drugs are more powerful than we realize and can be stopped. They do more harm than good. Although some people may be able to take medication to treat their ailments, it must be prescribed by a doctor. It is claimed that it helps with problems, makes it easier to concentrate and relaxes them. While these claims are true, they can only delay and make things worse. Drugs can affect not only the user of drugs but also their family and friends. Drugs could be considered people. They only desire to cause destruction. Many people live their entire lives without ever touching any drug. Others live their entire lives knowing nothing about drugs. Some people use drugs only for a short time and then quit. Everyone has their opinions and they will live their lives as they please.