The Book, Drug Use and Drug Abuse, talks about the do's and don'ts and everything in between about drugs. If you turn on your TV chances are, that in less than an hour you will have seen at least one person trying to sell you a drug. Do you have a cough? Try this cough syrup. Is your foot itchy? There is a cream to cure it. Are you sleepy, do you have a headache, an upset stomach, a toothache? There are drugs available that can supposedly take care of all these problems and many more.
When the average person thinks about drugs, the first thing that comes to mind is sickness. This is because one of the most important uses of drugs is in the treatment of illness. Some drugs can actually cure a disease. Antibiotics, are drugs that help fight against certain bacteria germs. Other drugs only help sick people feel better, without actually curing their illness. These drugs treat the symptoms, or sign of the disease. Most of the time people face their emotional troubles without help from doctors or medicines. Like a long walk with a friend, a movie, or a good night sleep. There are even drugs that help people when they cannot cope with emotional pain. These drugs work on the brain and nervous system of the body and change the way we feel.
Each year, Americans alone buy over $10,000,000,000 worth of drugs to treat there aches and pains. They spend an additional $32,000,000,000 on tobacco and alcoholic beverages. And how much is spent on illegal drugs is almost impossible to estimate. It is easy to see that using drugs is a very much a part of human life. What is not easy to see is the effect of all these drugs on our bodies. You will probably, if not already have, at some time be urged by your friends to try one or more recreational drugs.
Habits are so much a part of our lives that it is difficult for us to do without them. To understand what I am saying, try changing a few of your own habits. If you usually wake up at 1 in ...