Bshs422 - When it comes to drug abuse there are so many different types out there. From simple street drugs such as marijuana, to more sever drugs such as cocaine or heroin, to even prescription drugs such as Vicodin. But with all of these different drugs it is still illegal to do them however, addicts find a way. This paper will identify abused substances and their various effects, it will explain the psychology and physiology of addiction, and it will identify specific drug substances covering the following stimulants: depressants, narcotics, hallucinogens, and cannabis, and it will discuss how prescription drugs can be abused and lead to addiction.
Bshs 422 -Every day you hear stories about people that have overdosed and either died or are now in the hospital. They have gone to rehab time after time and still go back to the drugs. Just this past week, Whitney Houston died and they suspect an overdose. You read about this in the news of people, famous and not, having negative affects due to drugs. But yet, people still chose to do drugs. They are definitely addicted and they either don’t see the need to quit or they just can’t.
Psy425 -Psychology is defined as the mental or behavioral characteristics of an individual (Merriam-Webster, 2012). So the psychology of addiction is a mental disease. Addiction is more a state of mind.
Psy 425 -Addiction is a dependence on a drug or anything else that the person cannot control. Drug addiction is just that. The substance abuser is dependent on drugs and feels they need them to survive or feel normal. It could start out small such as, they smoke marijuana occasionally but then they become more dependent on it so they start to smoke two or three times a day. Then because they don’t feel the effects from marijuana anymore they turn to something more powerful such as cocaine or heroin.