Saturday, July 8, 2023

Drugs (Post 3)

 In terms of what they can be and how frequently they are used and/or abused, psychoactive drugs have a very wide spectrum. substances that affect mood and behavior are known as psychoactive substances; the effects on the user may vary. Caffeine, nicotine, and heroin are more extreme examples of these drugs, as are methamphetamine and methamphetamine. These drugs, which often include alcohol, meth, cocaine, and other addictive chemicals, can wreck lives. Addiction symptoms include a strong desire for the drug all the time or a need for it to function. When there is a serious drug addiction, trying to stop taking these substances can be very difficult and requires therapy or programs. Since so many people interact with or use drugs on a daily basis, they are incredibly fascinating. Some people use them for therapeutic purposes, while others use them for leisure activities. Drugs described in the PowerPoint were specifically referred to as psychoactive drugs, which are defined as chemical substances that affect one's behavior and emotions.

​​Drugs are all around us every day, and we aren't even aware of it. Any chemical that can "affect how the brain functions and causes changes in mood, awareness, thoughts, feelings, or behaviors" is considered psychoactive. The majority of us identify drugs with illegal substances, despite the fact that legal drugs like caffeine and nicotine exist. Caffeine is the most popular psychoactive drug and "speeds up your breathing, heart rate, thoughts, and actions." When they take it, many people say they feel more alert and awake the entire day. Caffeine users frequently feel more in control of their lives and better equipped to handle whatever the day may bring, whether the caffeine comes from coffee, soda, or energy drinks. Because of this, they feel compelled to consume caffeine in large quantities every day. Caffeine is consumed in amounts by at least 80% of adults that are harmful to brain health.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jennifer! This was a great post and showed a lot of knowledge! Drugs are definitely all around us, I think about all of the medications that people take for pain relief and how addictive they can get. People take so many pills every day and they do it without even thinking twice. I feel like some people do not even realize how bad drug abuse has become, and I think it is important for people to be aware.