Abuso de drogas

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Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is often overlooked. Many people do not take it seriously because it is readily available and sometimes prescribed by a doctor. The reality is eachyear prescription drug abuse results in forty million serious illnesses or injuries among people in the United States. Prescription drugs pose a threat because different drugs affect your bodydifferently. Abuse of these drugs can easily lead to an overdose and often death. This addiction does not only affect adults, it is growingly popular with our own generation Y.
Prescription drugs can becategorized by Opiods, Central Nervous depressants or CND’s, and Stimulants. Opiods are classified by a chemical substance that has a morphine-like action in the body and they are often used for painrelief. Opiods include codeine, oxycodone and morphine. Central Nervous Depressants are any drug that lessons the activity of the central nervous system. They include barbiturates, benzodiazepines andsleeping pills. Stimulants are the more popular type of prescription or over-the-counter drug abused. They temporarily increase awareness and alertness. Both it’s side effects and effectiveness isincreased.
During 2005, there were an estimated 598,542 emergency department episodes involving non-medical use of legal drugs. That staggering number can be attributed to the side effects of abusingprescriptions drugs. These drugs have serious consequences on your body. Abuse of opiods, narcotics, and pain relievers can slow or stop your breathing. Abusing depressants, such as Benzodiazepineswhich is a tranquilizer, can result in seizure. Stimulant abuse can lead to high body temperature, irregular heart beat, cardiovascular system failure and seizure. Stimulants have the worst sideeffects. With different drugs affecting our bodies differently those who are not knowledgeable in prescription drugs are at a higher risk for overdosing and possibly dying. Each high be compared to...
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