drug abuse

drug abuse

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  • Although an alcoholic may appear to be functioning normally, they are actually experiencing problems due to their drinking.
  • When Jace arrived home at night with his sister , he found his father lying on the couch, unconscious. Scared and unsure of what to do, he dialed 911 and hurried his father to the hospital.
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  • According to SAMHSA, about 7.5 million (10.5 percent) children aged 17 or younger have lived in households with at least one parent who had an alcohol use disorder.A recent Harvard University research study determined that children whose parents misuse drugs and alcohol are 3xmore likely to be physically or emotionally abused and 4x more likely to feel neglected than those whose parents don't.
  • Jace's sister Bree was scared. She cried thinking it was her fault .
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  • An estimated 88,000 people (62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes yearly, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and physical inactivity.
  • With the doctors' help, Alan was able to recover from the alcohol poisoning. Maria made him agree to seek help for his alcohol addiction.
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  • Alan started visiting a psychologist who helped him understand his alcohol addiction and its consequences.
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  • Drug addiction occurs when a person can not resist taking drugs despite not wanting to. Regardless of knowing the consequences of drugs, it is difficult for a person to stop consuming it because the urge is too strong to control. Drug addiction causes a person to become more reliant on the drugs than food, water, and sleep. The addiction can reduce a person's interests, hobbies, and motivation. Addiction can influence violent behaviors including lying, stealing, and hurting loved ones for the sake of a drug. A person can become addicted to illegal drugs, over-the-counter drugs, as well as prescription drugs if they continue to misuse them. In 2017, it was estimated that nearly 20 million people in America were misusing drugs. In addition, 4% of adolescents in America were found to have a substance abuse disorder. That means 1 in every 25 12-17 year olds were abusing drugs. All-in-all, the best way to avoid becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol is to never start smoking or drinking in the first place and to avoid peer pressure. Stay Away, Stay Safe!
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  • the side effects of drug abuse is A sense of euphoria or feeling "high"Elevated mood.An altered sense of visual, auditory and taste perception.Extreme anxiety or agitation.Paranoia.Hallucinations.Increased heart rate and blood pressure or heart attack.Vomiting.
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