Drugs, Alcohol, Adults, and Kids.

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Drugs, Alcohol, Adults, and Kids

These days, drugs can be found everywhere, and it seems like everyone is doing them. Many young individuals are tempted by the excitement or escape that drugs seem to offer. Learning the facts about drugs, and what causes a person to take them can help us see them for what they or who they are. So many different drugs, and so little time to express the reality that our nation is falling into a habitual drug overdose.

Thanks to medical and drug research, there are thousands of drugs that can help people overcome the treatment of infections and diseases. There are medicines to lower blood pressure, treat diabetes, and reduce the body's rejection of new organs. Medicines can cure, slow, or prevent disease, helping us to lead healthier and happier lives.

Discovery Channel, Medications and Our Body. But there are also lots of illegal, harmful drugs that people take to help them feel good or have a good time.

In the medical dictionary the definition of drug addiction is explained as a condition caused by excessive or continued use of habit- forming drugs. Illicit drugs may or may not contain the kind and amount of drug the user thought was purchased. For this reason a user may have a serious reaction (even death) to the unknown substance present in the material. Taber's Cyclopedia Medical Guide, F.A. Favis, 1989, Edition 16.

The symptom pattern may be changed according to the drug used. In general there may be a change in personality, loss of appetite, dulled appetite, disturbance in normal sleep rhythm, and usually a loss in weight. The addict may be dull, sleepy, uncoordinated in movement, and having the appearance of intoxication. The eyes often tearing and blood shot; a watery fluid at times dripping from...