When The Cure is The Disease
Narcotics are widely prescribed to treat painful conditions along with other less potent drugs (such as Tylenol, or Aspirin). Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment for which a narcotic is sometimes prescribed. People who use narcotics to seek a feeling of well being apart from the narcotic’s pain relief effects are called “narcotic abusers.” Narcotics have becomes a great concern in homes across the United States. The U.S. Substance Abuse Services report that narcotic abuse is the second most common form of drug use in the U.S. The abuses of narcotics interfere with a person’s ability to function properly. There are three major reasons not to use narcotics. The most common effects of narcotic abuse are; health problems, interpersonal problems, legal and financial problems.
Narcotic abusers often develop serious physical problems that compromise well-being. These physical problems include nosebleeds if the drug is snorted, chronic confusion, chronic constipation, decrease in appetite, and may lower or eliminate sex drive. In a woman specifically narcotics may cause serious fertility issues. In a man narcotics will lower the testosterone levels. Narcotics also cause liver disease, and damage. The worst thing is that narcotics can also cause death as with most addictions can and eventually will!
Narcotic abuse causes deep interpersonal problems. Abuse has caused marriages to fall apart, jobs to be lost, friends and family to miss-trust and all your loved ones to be hurt and heartbroken by what has happened. Drug abuse can cause changes in the brain that result in an altered psychological state. These can include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, anger and rage. These mental illnesses can be caused from one choice, the choice to use and abuse drugs.
The abuse of narcotic drugs can also cause legal issues and financial problems. Drug abusers usually commit crimes in an...