Drug abuse nowadays is a common occurrence in our communities. Each day, we listen to sad tales of people who abuse drugs and later end up badly. This always leave us wondering, why do people abuse drugs?
Firstly, before we go deep into the contents of today's article, we need to understand the meaning and scope of drug abuse.
What Is Drug Abuse?
Ways Drugs Can Be Abused.
You can abuse over the counter drugs which are almost available for everyone with little no restrictions. For example, buying a well-known drug such as paracetamol and using three tablets instead of two because you think you are stronger, or maybe need more drugs than others, is a perfect example of drug abuse.
You overuse these drugs for many reasons which may be linked to the fact that the dosage is not clearly defined or you probably have used it previously and you thought it didn't work well!
To be speaking factually correct, if you use half a tablet than the recommended dose, you're practically abusing drugs, period! This is one of the ways drugs can be abused.
Another way, the most popular way drugs are abused is the purchase and usage of hard drugs.
Hard drugs like cocaine, indian hemp, etc. are bought and used by abusers. This carries a lot of risks as these drugs are never used the right way.
For example, you may ask a smoker why he smokes and he tells you; "to lose weight." To be honest, smoking of cigarettes I think will not make you lose bad weight. Instead, the weight valuable to your body is lost and you're left dry and unhealthy.
What Drugs Are Often Abused?
Did You Know?
Coca-Cola once contained cocaine!
The drug continued to enjoy popularity when John Pemberton included cocaine in his new soft drink, Coca-Cola partially accounting for the name. However, cocaine was removed from Coca-Cola in 1903.
Initially, only rich men could afford cocaine because of it's cost. But as time went on, almost everyone who could eat once daily could afford it. This accounts for the high rate of cocaine addiction right now.
Cocaine was the second most trafficked illegal drug in 2008
Cocaine was officially banned in the USA at 1905.
Reading these facts about cocaine, you may want to ask, what are the effects of cocaine?
How Is Cocaine Used?
- Chewing the coca leaves.
- Addition to food or drinks, etc.
Effects Of Cocaine.
- It can lead to increased loss of appetite.
- Cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease are common among victims.
- Contraction of blood vessels.
- Increased breathing rate.
- Uneasy sleep constantly disturbed by hallucinations.
- Intense cravings for the drug (one of the most addictive drug).
- Cocaine could lead to sudden death from an extremely high dose (even if you're a first time abuser).
Reasons For Cocaine Abuse.
Addiction To Cocaine.
Once you start using cocaine, you develop a type of craving for the drug and you want more and more every time. Inability to get more will definitely lead to withdrawal symptoms which includes cravings, hallucinations and many other numerous symptoms.
However, you're still going to experience these symptoms if you don't stop, so it's better you stop, and, the earlier, the better!
How Is Alcohol Used?
Is Alcohol Addictive?
What Are The Effects Of Alcohol?
- Slurred speech is a major characteristic of an alcoholic which is also a major effect of the alcohol he drinks.
- People who drink alcohol usually have visual problems.
- Frequent but serious mood swings is also a major effect of alcohol.
- Memory disabilities.
- Drinking causes different types of ulcer.
- Respiratory problems are common among drinkers.
- Cancer is also said to be linked to alcohol.
- Cardiovascular diseases could be caused by alcohol, etc.
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms.
- Visibly shaking.
- Feeling tired easily.
- Lack of concentration.
- Seriously disturbed sleeping punctuated by hallucinations.
- Nausea, etc.
If you have been patiently following this article, you must have understood that the following problems may arise from the use of cocaine and alcohol.
- Using drugs at the wrong dose is drug abuse.
- Cocaine and alcohol are two of the most trafficked illegal drugs.
- Cocaine may lead to a number of problems and cocaine withdrawal is also a cause of many health illnesses.
- Alcohol and cocaine are addictive, but cocaine is more addictive than alcohol.
- Alcohol also has both withdrawal symptoms, and effects arising from excessive use, so, you're cornered.
The best option is to know and not take the drugs in the first place!
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