Drugs. Why?

Nowadays, the typical worldwide situation is getting highly critical. This is, at least partially, due to globalization generated imbalance. Globalization accompanied by its technological development has introduced or increased, many social disturbances including unemployment, violence, prostitution, drug smuggling, environmental and money issues.drug1

Many times, the hidden enemy appears amongst friend groups through peer pressure from young people. Parents and authorities have the feeling that it is a trouble that is getting each time of harder and expensive solution.  The population needs to learn how to deal with these challenges that are beating the world through the penury reality existing in several spots and communities.

Usually, addiction can occur at any age, but almost always it starts among the youthful. When continuing to use drugs despite harmful consequences, people could be addicted. “You’re only as good as the company you keep,” and in reality, that statement is right.
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Constantly health specialists advise population about addiction to the great variety of drugs, alcohol, mental health issues and the combination of all these issues, helping and warning people about how to prevent drug addiction. The genetic vulnerability to one drug or mental disorder may enhance the risk of others.
Drug use and mental health concerns have many causes such as biological factors, family and social issues, lack of social support, as well as stress, may have the relevant role in inducing people to develop the drug and mental problems.
drug8Abuse and addiction are defined differently. A person who uses drugs heavily and abruptly stop is considered to be abusing drugs. Addiction always occurs if the body requires more drugs to stop withdrawal symptoms.

Negative influence due to peer pressure to consume drugs is high and standard in the middle of young people. The common template among them involves consumption of drugs, being this picture highly influential for others. Any deviate from the rules can be unpleasant for many of them.drug11

Commonly, girls report deplorable incidents in which they have been compelled to uncomfortable intimidation by others. They get stared down while walking in the middle of a crowded hall lined with people making derogatory comments.

Drugs such as Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin, Codeine, Adderall, Ritalin or Xanax have been sold freely, without a doctor’s prescription.  How come? Society and authorities know about this and nothing have been done to avoid this collapse. Why?

drug2Ceaseless, news media reports on teen issues such as drugs, drinking, pregnancy, gangs, violence in the schools, sexually transmitted diseases, poverty, racism, running away, suicide, illiteracy, and so on, not there being any expectation to stop this unfortunate reality at least a short term.

Alcohol consumption provokes symptoms of anxiety and depression. Most people drink alcohol because they think it helps them relax when they are in social situations, such as parties, where they feel nervous and awkward. Unfortunately, even though alcohol might make a person feel better in the beginning, but if they keep drinking, it makes their problems worse.

Through the use of cannabis very unpleasant psychological effects are experienced, like severe anxiety or panic reactions. At high doses, confusion, dep9delusions, and hallucinations may also occur. These symptoms are more likely to be felt by people who are not used to the effects of cannabis or who have smoked more than they usually do.

Marijuana use may rekindle psychotic symptoms in users who have a mental disorder but were no longer having symptoms. It may also be a trigger in individuals with a predisposition for schizophrenia for their first psychotic experience.
drug6Having a family history of mental illness should cause a person to think twice before using marijuana. However, even where there are no known mental illnesses in a family, cannabis can still trigger psychosis. If people choose to use marijuana, it would be better to use a less concentrated version, not having it as a habit.

Besides cannabis, ecstasy is much utilized in the world. Its use has increased over time, especially amongst teenagers and young adults. The active ingredient in ecstasy is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine – MDMA. Ecstasy is a stimulant and causes interferences on the alternate way of serotonin, a neurotransmitter, and essential hormone, into the brain.

Ecstasy use produces some short-term effects including euphoria, feelings of drug12well-being, closeness with others, as well as a sense of increased confidence and heightened senses, for some people, it has also been associated with a “hangover effect” that can last for days after using it. These symptoms include loss of appetite, insomnia, depression, muscle aches and difficulty concentrating.

Searches show that ecstasy may not be as innocuous as users believe and are directly responsible for a range of short and long-term psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, paranoia, psychotic problems, panic attacks and bulimia.

drug4Heroin users are more likely than their peers to die from suicide being induced to attempt it. It is not surprising to find out that the more different types of drugs people take, the greater their psychological distress tend to be.

Individuals with more severe anxiety, depressive and personality disorders tend to use a broad range of drugs to relieve their suffering. While anxiety and depression may have been problems for many people before they developed heroin dependency, the anxiety and depression they feel may just be a part of their heroin withdrawal symptoms.
Crack is another very addictive drug. People can get both physically anddrug10 psychologically addicted to crack.  The drug can cause physical problems such as heart and lung illnesses, depression and psychosis, when people lose the notion of what is or not real, or even death through an overdose.
These comorbidities cause a high burden to society and the individual. However, the less frequent but more severe mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia also have long associations with drugs introducing disastrous outcomes for individuals and their families.

Ordinarily, drug addiction must be treated as a mental illness. People affected, do not perceive their involvement, being highly recommended the participation of friends and family for applying the healing process.

drugs16It just happens when the patients wish for themselves to getting rid of the addiction, awakening their inner self and the force inside them, because their health and future may be at stake. Who looks inside, arouses.

Physical health is related to the lack of mental health. It means that most diseases are originated in the weakening of the mind and soul such as being depressed and discouraged, fails to convey to the body the vitality which emerges from energy.

People are always making decisions throughout the day such as what to eat, howdep20 to dress, what time to leave, and many others that are a part of their daily lives. Consequently, when they decide to change for the better honestly, family and friends must strengthen their mind willpower to eliminate what is not worth keeping inside of them.
The success on this redemption is upon the development and applying of the power of the subconscious mind knowing that the thought is the key to everything and when combined with action, it is a force capable of overcoming the most serious stumbling blocks and severe mental disorders.

drug16Just as individuals seek virtuousness in their lives, they can only triumph because they enlighten their existence. Reflecting upon their lives, they should not be ashamed to recognize their weaknesses. This way, people should confront them, understanding that when not conquered, they will hinder their soul and mind growth.

 

 

11 thoughts on “Drugs. Why?”

  1. Hello, Karl. You have a great website where you can help others who are addicted to various drugs.
    People would understand cause and consequences after usage of drugs.
    I guess that you write about cases in the USA. Of course it can be in Europe too, especially in Western part.
    I am from Northern Europe. For me these problems sound strange because we did not have time for drugs. College, University, job took time. We were glad to have time and money to travel or have fun with friends.
    Overall I do not know any Native tribe on the Earth who overused drugs.
    Something is wrong with communities, parents and educational institutions.
    I am sorry to these who can not rid from these habits. I wish that your website would help to find ways how to avoid these problems.
    All the best, Nemira.

    1. Hey, Nemira!

      I appreciated a lot your comments. In this post related to drugs, I wanted to express my worries about the drugs advance on the world in a general way. That is the reason I had put shocking pictures in that to enlighten people about the danger they are submitted mainly by young people who have been exposing their lives, this way bringing so much pain for themselves and their families when allowed on this unfortunate reality that takes place in many countries. As my website involves how to live in high style, I’m publishing many kinds of mental illnesses people should know how to avoid for having healthy lives. Many thanks for your great contribution. Feel free to keep in touch when you want. Cheers!

      Karl Madek

  2. Great post, Karl.
    I can’t agree with you more that family and friends play a crucial role during the healing process. During my clinical practice, I noticed that patients who have family support recovered more quickly than those who were just abandoned by their loved ones.
    I live in Saudi Arabia, and although drug trafficking carries a death penalty here, I still encounter quite a handful of people suffering from drug addiction, implying that people don’t mind risking their lives only to sell drugs to addicts.
    Your writing is a great way to educate people about the dangers of drug abuse and addiction. I hope this gets shared to reach a wider audience as much as possible.
    Best!

  3. I am extremely disturbed to see that you are including Cannabis in this article! You are way off base with some things there. Can you site any studies to backup your connection between psychosis and marijuana?
    Please read this http://blog.norml.org/2016/11/14/study-medical-cannabis-use-associated-with-improved-cognitive-performance-reduced-use-of-opioids/

    I use CBD from Hemp medicinally and have for 5 years kicking opiates because of it!

    I have been smoking cannabis regularly for 50 years and have never been addicted to anything but the opiods that the medical comm unity gave me. I am so glad to be away from that.

    And in response to officials doing anything about the opiods laws .Things have changed drastically in the last 4 years and use is going down. Florida instituted a computer system to track every pill. Of course there is problems but that is due to the criminal segment and GREEDY doctors.

    Thanks for arousing me!

    Dennis

    1. Unfortunately Dennis, you’re partially off base with your statement referring to opioid use going down. Now that they’re starting to be more controlled, addicts are jumping to heroin and finding it much more satisfying. The high for the price is astounding compared to prescription opioids.

  4. My thoughts are that free speech is one thing, but if citing facts they need to be backed up. I’m afraid that Cannabis cannot be included with the drugs you are talking about. Did you know it was about to become completely, 100% legal in Canada, as it is in other areas? For good reason too, not just for casual use, but medicinal as well, and it is non addictive. I write a Fibromyalgia blog. Without pot, more lives would be in pain.

    1. Dear Michele,

      First off, I’d like to thank you for your constructive comments about my post related to drugs. Following, I need to say that this article is linked to drugs in a general way. Cannabis may be used as medicine, and it is employed in many countries as a good choice for some cases, as you can see at http://blog.norml.org/2016/11/14/study-medical-cannabis-use-associated-with-improved-cognitive-performance-reduced-use-of-opioids/
      and The New Gold Rush is the Green Rush!

      What I want to show on this post is the great tragedy that has taken people through an unbridled drug consumption worldwide. In Canada and other countries where there is a high cultural degree, it may be applied as medicament through appropriated dosage. In such countries, that is the right meaning they attach the things. It happens that for instance, in Brazil and countries from South America, Afrika and other continents, where the most people are poor and without culture, health, and don’t have developed technology, not only cannabis but many kinds of different drugs have been used freely and through an indiscriminate way, so that with this, many people and families lives have been disgraced for this terrible addiction. Moreover, this picture happens also in the rich countries. That’s the problem, and the number of people addicted has increased each time more. Before this situation, what could we do for getting the things better?
      I ask you to feel free to keep in touch anytime, and I’m very grateful for your contribution.

      Kind regards,
      Karl Madek

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  5. Karl,

    I just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. If you ever want some insight from an addict’s perspective, I’d be game for a Q&A.

    I became addicted to prescription opioids as a young teenager and have now been sober almost 3 years with the help of MAT. I used to think that it was a cop out and that I could never be sober until I was completely and totally drug-free, but now I’m more settled with it.

    For one, since my car accident in 2015 that left me partially crippled, my medication has been a lifesaver to keep me from trying to control myself with opiates. I’m scared of how that would end. My mind’s eye sees the worst, so I can’t take that chance. I’ve come way too far to risk losing everything now.

    1. Dear Ashley!

      Many thanks for your comments. I feel happy knowing that you agree with the drugs use report even experiencing that option due to the accident you were involved.I admire you for your courage and strong will power in solving the situation. I invite you to cast a glance on this website once in a while because always it may be possible I will keep it updated with subjects related to this issue. I wish you all the Best in your endeavors to keep clearing off any addiction.

      Onward and Upward,
      Karl Madek

  6. I think you would probably enjoy watching a documentary called “Prescription Thugs”. It basically shows how some of the drugs that pharmaceutical companies sell at an extremely high rate affect the general population and rates of addiction.
    It’s definitely an under-discussed topic in my opinion. More truthful education about the harmful and possibly positive side effects would make a world of difference, especially for younger people thinking about trying something for the first time.

    1. Hey, Dom!

      Many thanks for your constructive suggestion about this documentary. You are thoroughly right! The essence of a healthy lifestyle is inside each one. The real healing has not been taken through remedies, pills, and drenches. All these help to treat the effect, not the cause. When the illness and suffering are installed in the body, the first action we must take over for getting rid of them is to learn how to deal with the soul and mind processes being stronger inside since that caring for the body is not safe enough. Therefore telecasting of any program or advertisement containing any advice or suggestion that may mislead viewers to do or omit to do an act such as seek proper medical remedy for diseases or disorders, which is likely to result in serious harm, would undoubtedly be opposed to the concepts and standards ethic. A drug is a prescription only when medical professionals must supervise its use because patients are not able to use the drug safely on their own. Due to this, Congress laid out different requirements for prescription and non-prescription related to drugs. Underlying the debate are disagreements over the role of consumers in medical decision making, the appropriateness of users engaging in self-diagnosis, and the ethics of an industry promoting potentially dangerous drugs. Nowadays the medical and health industries have launched out every day new miraculous products promising well-being and health as though it were possible, that is, all great set of body ills may be allowed to have taken out quickly just using chemical substances. That is the great mistake from this fashionable world.

      Hope you may cast a glance at the website once in a while. Whenever possible, I try to keep it updated. Feel free to get in touch when you want. It will be a great pleasure to me. Wishing you all the best,

      Karl Madek

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