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Energy drinks are the quick human refuel for the young adults who may use this drink to improve performance and combat fatigue when they are tired after long day of work. The abuse of this addictive drink has another big impact on the society, especially in the entire student or labor industry companies the workers are consuming energy drinks the famous “Energy Monster” energy drinks which has become part of daily activities or just to relax, even this refuel energy can be mixed with an alcohol to get the sensation of feeling better. “In according to studies done energy drinks establish a pattern of addictions; the point is the energy drink causes anxiety, poor sleep, sexual resistance decreases, less energy, and poor thinking” The energy drink has several consequences on the health causing dizziness, dehydration, anxiety, seizures, strokes, headaches & increases heart palpitation (Heart Arrhythmia) American Pharmacist Association report the amounts of these supplements in energy drinks are too small to provide any health benefits, also the study indicates that energy drink use in general is associated whit risky behaviors such as sex, smoking, marijuana and illicit drug use The energy drink does effects gain weight, obesity and diabetes the physical activities and nutrition on the youth adults and kids are less and this increase the young age obesity because the addiction filled in calories and sugar The epidemic increasing obesity is the most common chronic diseases in the population especially in the kids and young adults this problem increase the addiction every day, the consumption of sugared liquids are the cause to gain weight, most of the society prefer quick drinks with high sugar or high calories, drinking to many sodas and sugar beverages contributes to teenager obesity rates, unsteady the consume of health solid food, the change of...
Introduction to Drugs:
A drug is a substance which may have medicinal, intoxicating, performance enhancing or other effects when taken or put into a human body or the body of another animal and is not considered a food or exclusively a food.
What is considered a drug rather than a food varies between cultures, and distinctions between drugs and foods and between kinds of drug are enshrined in laws which vary between jurisdictions and aim to restrict or prevent drug use. Even within a jurisdiction, however, the status of a substance may be uncertain or contested with respect to both whether it is a drug and how it should be classified if at all. There is no single, precise definition, as there are different meanings in drug control law, government regulations, medicine, and colloquial usage. Recreational drugs are chemical substances that affect the central nervous system, such as opioids or hallucinogens. They may be used for perceived beneficial effects on perception, consciousness, personality, and behavior. Some drugs can cause addiction and/or habituation.
Marijuana often called pot, grass, reefer, weed or herb is a greenish gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of Cannabis sativa the hemp plant.
How, they are manufactured?
Marijuana is not manufactured as...
Drugs are generally defined as a substance which alters our normal bodily functions when it is induced into our body. Having a drug free society is to have a community of people living in a particular region, restricted from the usage and influence of drugs. Certain drugs have side effects, in which it can cause addiction to its user. This is why many had considered drugs to be dangerous, they thought that the usage of drugs should be banned completely from the society.
On the contrary to the common beliefs of the society, not all drugs are used for recreational purposes. In the medical field, drugs are widely used in the treatment and prevention diseases. Pain killers such as morphine are used to reduce pain. There are also certain types of drugs where its usage had been known to stimulate brain activity. Nootropics, also known as "cognitive enhancers", can improve our abilities of understanding and acquiring knowledge. For centuries, doctors have made the application of these drugs, beneficial the society. Medicine too would have to be banned if we were to have a drug free society.
Recreational drugs are chemical substances that affects the central nervous system of the brain, the user would be subjected to hallucinations. The users of these drugs are mainly people who are...
...Alcohol is the drug of choice among youth. Many young people are experiencing the consequences of drinking too much, at too early an age. As a result, underage drinking is a leading public health problem in this country.
Each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking; this includes about 1,900 deaths from motor vehicle crashes, 1,600 as a result of homicides, 300 from suicide, as well as hundreds from other injuries such as falls, burns, and drownings (1–5).
Yet drinking continues to be widespread among adolescents, as shown by nationwide surveys as well as studies in smaller populations. According to data from the 2005 Monitoring the Future (MTF) study, an annual survey of U.S. youth, three-fourths of 12th graders, more than two-thirds of 10th graders, and about two in every five 8th graders have consumed alcohol. And when youth drink they tend to drink intensively, often consuming four to five drinks at one time. MTF data show that 11 percent of 8th graders, 22 percent of 10th graders, and 29 percent of 12th graders had engaged in heavy episodic (or “binge1”) drinking within the past two weeks (6) (see figure). (1 The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [NIAAA] defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration [BAC] to 0.08 grams percent or above. For the typical adult, this pattern...
...To adults, teenagers appear to be rebels without a pause.
So can we blame teen’s brains for some of their behaviours? Teenage life is a difficult stage where the youth, out of curiosity, tends to test their limits to seek new sorts of experiences. The most common things they wish to experience is teen sex, consumption of drugs and alcohol. But before trying to understand why is drug abuse such an appealing source among theyouth, it is important to know what is substance abuse itself. “Substance Abuse”, also commonly known as “Drug Abuse”, is a patterned use of a substance such as -drugs, in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods neither approved nor supervised by medical professionals. It refers to the harmful use of psychoactive substances including alcohol and illicit drugs. People who are stressed are usually more receptive to drugs. The cause could also be genetic; if a pregnant lady is consuming a lot of drugs, her offspring would develop this habit and get addicted by birth. Externally, if some member in the family is taking drugs or is alcoholic, one might get influenced. The root cause of why it is more prevalent in teenagers is curiosity and media. Media has a major influence. Due to the change in school of thoughts and more liberty to express our ideas, media has showed us the...
...Youth, Alcohol, and DrugsDrugs as well as alcoholic beverages are one of the many things that have a negative outcome on young people. They influence youth to commit many dim-witted actions that oftentimes lead to distress, pain, or even death. According to ncadd.org/facts/youthalc; " about 10.4 million Americans between ages 12-20 had at least one drink last month; of these 6.8 million were binge' drinkers." Binge drinkers are those that consume five or more drinks at one occasion. Yet, youth often times have reasoning for their consumption of these hazardous drugs and beverages. As the old saying goes, "for every action there is a cause as well as an effect." There are many reasons that youth turn to drugs, that consist of but are not limited to, peer pressure and even rejection from their families. The effects of taking drugs can lead to devastating results such as seizures, heart attacks, short-term memory, and even worse death.
Many youth have been confronted with some form of peer pressure, whether it was good or bad. Peer pressure has a huge effect on whomever it may be enacted upon; however, youth oftentimes are the ones to give into it. Most times they desire to be apart of the "in" crowd; they cannot deal with the thought of being left out, or being a "loner." Youth desire to feel some...
...Drug Abuse among Youth
Being young, beautiful and naive is something that can be ruined so easily by using drugs. Experimentation with drugs during adolescence has become very common. Adolescents tend to feel immune to the problems that other people experience with using drugs. Drugs can have many physiological and psychological effects. In addition, drug abusers lose what makes humans unique and admirable. Finally, consuming drugs can create a dependency. Due to these consequences, the youth should be better protected against drugs.
It is generally known that most drugs can have very negative effects on people. Drugs are substances used without medical supervision to change the way a person feels, thinks or behaves so that he or she can have fun.'' Especially teenagers with a family history of substance abuse, who are depressed, who have a low self-esteem or who feel like they do not fit in the mainstream are potential drug abusers. Drug abuse can have physiological consequences such as fatigue, respiratory infections, digestion problems, red and glazed eyes and lasting cough. The mood-altering chemicals in drugs affect the brain because they are similar in size and shape to natural neurotransmitters. Therefore, drugs affect...
Drugs and the Effects on the Youth Today
Drugs and the effect on the youth today
In today’s society there are many drugs out there that affect our youth. Some of these drugs are illegal and some may be the drugs you use to treat your illness. How can us as parents and everyday citizen can do to protect or youths form these drugs. In this paper I will give some light on the topic at hand trying to get your attention. Today the kids are exposed to so many different types of drugs. The effects illegal and prescribed drugs have on youths, and some of the ways to identify if your children are using. Drugs are said to have many different types of side effect in children and adults. Not to mention all the peer pressure that comes from friends and the everyday things that the world exposes.
Today’s parents must try to have some type of knowledge that can help them keep up with the different types of drugs. These are some of the drugs that we might be familiar with growing up marijuana, cocaine, or crack, acid, opium, and heroin. Today there are new types of drugs like ecstasy, methamphetamine or ice, bath salts, syrups and even prescribed drugs like opioids, Xanax, Valium, Ativan, hydrocodone...
...How do drugs affect the brain?
When drugs get into the bloodstream they are carried to all parts of the body and some reach the brain. The quicker the drug reaches the brain, the more intense the effects. The quickest way to get a drug into the brain - and also the most dangerous way of using any drug - is to inject it intravenously, or into the vein. Almost as quick is smoking a drug. followed by sniffing or snorting and then by mouth. Eating or drinking a drug is the slowest route, because the drug has to pass through the stomach first.
Once in the brain drugs affect chemicals called neurotransmitters. These are the chemicals that control the flow of information within the brain between the neurons or brain cells, forming a synapse. Neurotransmitters also alter people's moods and feelings. Different drugs can affect different neurotransmitters. For example, ecstasy appears to affect a neurotransmitter called serotonin by reducing the amount of the chemical in the brain. Those people with lower levels of serotonin in the brain tend to suffer from depression and also there are concerns that taking too much ecstasy for too long might make a person chronically depressed.
Experiments with animals have shown that certain drugs like ecstasy can damage brain cells but experts are not agreed on whether this happens with...