They are sometimes used as recreational or therapeutic drugs. They are very harmful to heart. Caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, ecstasy are some of the stimulants. Amphetamines and cocaine include the category of “street drug”. “The dramatic increases in stimulant prescriptions over the last 2 decades have led to their greater environmental availability and increased risk for diversion and abuse” (Prescription Drug Abuse, 2011). As depressants lowered the body function, stimulants stimulate or increase the functions of the nervous system. So, sometimes they are called “uppers”. Hallucinogens are found in plants and fungi. They may be used for medical practices also.
They change the way we think. They may act as a pharmacological agent. Hallucinogens affect our ability to see, hear, think, move and react. Addicted by these drugs people may have hallucination, hear voice and see something that never exists. LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide), magic mushrooms, mescaline are some hallucinogens. It is very important that people should be very alert before taking any kind of drugs. Drug abuse cause many social problems. It can totally change one’s mental and physical conditions. It also creates social problems.
People start use of drugs for various reasons. Most of them use it out of excitement, curiosity, and as a, pastime, but later it becomes an unavoidable part of them. Problems in the family, mental stress, personal problems, etc. , are some reasons majority of the people get addicted by drugs, and they search for more and more drugs to solve these problems. “Drug abuse and addictions are major burdens to society; economic costs alone are estimated to exceed half a trillion dollars annually in the United States, including health crime related costs and losses in productivity.
However staggering as these numbers are, they provide a limited perspective of the devastating consequences of these diseases”- Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Sometimes it is very late to for people to recognise the addiction of drugs, yet, even at that time, he can change his habits vis-a-vis drugs. Parents have a very important role in preventing children when they begin to taste it. In our daily life we are familiar with the news like, blood relative is killed by the other, road accident, child rape, etc.
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