Monday, January 24, 2011

What are Drugs?

- Def: A substance that has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body, in particular.

When people talk about the general topic of drugs, most people see it as a bad way, thinking about illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, marijuana, and many more. However in the past drugs that are illegal now were used as medicine, such as marijuana.

Why do people do drugs?

Drugs are commonly used by people to control their moods. Also one of the reasons why people do drugs are from the stress. Also people do drugs to sometimes to get strong and look tough such as steroids. People who smoke marijuana are commonly referred as "stoners". For example people say an expression called getting "high", which is a symptom when one smokes marijuana. It is basically a state where a person gets lazy, relaxed, and basically doesn't feel like doing anything.

Are all drugs bad?

Not all drugs are necessarily bad. Actually some research shows that smoking marijuana is better than smoking cigarettes. However this does not mean that all people should start doing drugs. However in some cases drugs are legal in some countries in the world. Such as, the Netherlands allow marijuana to be legal. Even though drugs are illegal, addictive substance such as alcohol, tobacco, and prescribed drugs that are easily available can do as much harm as illegal drugs can. Also they can be addictive as much. The worst thing about alcohol or prescribed drugs compared to illegal drugs are that they are easily available but they can do a lot of harm and can be very addictive. So a person who is addicted to alcohol is no worse than a person who is addicted to marijuana.

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