Drugs. They are a sin for some and a death sentence for many. What do you think of though when you hear someone talking about drug abuse? Does meth come to mind? A group of potheads in a dark alley? Maybe even bottles of prescription drugs spilled all over the counter? Here's the scoop on what's really going on.
Whether illegal or legal, drugs can bring satisfaction to many abusers. They take you away from the stresses of the real-world putting you in a sense of euphoria. All emotional and physical pain is relieved but only temporary. Once the feelings wear off, users feel a need for more. They become tolerant to an initial dosage and require more of the drug to experience the same "high" feeling. Depending on the drug, receptors in the brain will either inhibit or permit the drug to pass through the nerve receptors and on to the brain. From here, the brain will interpret the drug and respond accordingly. As expected, many drugs come with different side effects: some allow for hallucinations while others are pain relievers.
To relate, I have seen a large gamut of drug abuse. I have family and friends that choose to overdose on legal and illegal drugs. It personally pains me to see them harm themselves in this way. In my opinion, I don't agree with the usage of street drugs or the abuse of prescription medications. I think that this is not only harmful to the user but to their family and friends as well, especially consider the health risks and psychological damage.