“If you were a drug what will you most likely be?” by Emmanuel Marc Laborte

29 Mar

           Psychoactive drugs are chemical substances that affect the brain functioning, causing changes in behavior, mood and consciousness. While these drugs can be used therapeutically to treat both physical and psychological disorders, they are also used recreationally to alter mood, perceptions and consciousness. There are a number of psychoactive drugs in this world, and most of them are very addictive and/or very dangerous. Addiction to these drugs can lead to a severe change in your body that can affect you drastically.

             I would pick Marijuana. It is considered a hallucinogen. When users inhale this drug, the nervous system acts upon it by increasing the heart rate, altering the state of consciousness, change the moods of the person, and influences the person to see illusions when the mind is altered by it. In layman’s term, it makes the person “chill” or “relaxed.” Marijuana has its own advantages: it is a natural drug because it grows from a Cannabis sativa plant, it has been also used in medical treatments to help a patient increase his or her appetite after going through chemotherapy, and other fields of medication; and lastly, it is not physically addictive. Unlike some drugs, once the body is influenced by it even at the first time, it will cause pain to the user, which causes him or her to take in more drugs and may lead to dependency and increase of dosages.

              Different drugs acts around differently within a person. Its effects could either be short-term or for a long-term run. Affecting both physical and psychological means of our body. Certain drugs are extremely detrimental on the body and the consequences related to it can eventually lead to permanent damage, addiction and death.

             Marijuana also it’s a non-addictive drug and marijuana is not harmful in the same way as heroin or cocaine. It is actually one of the “safest” of illegal drugs compared to what else is there yet considered. It is one drug that could destroy and help a person too. It has medical approach to some extent that helps cancer patients during their chemotherapy, people with aids that help them increase their appetite and some other to relieve and reduce the pain that they’re feeling. Because of marijuana giving such state of easiness and contentment we could see that teens now a days use this as a gateway to relieving stress since its most likely like smoking a cigarette. That is why teens that use marijuana can become psychologically dependent upon it to feel good, deal with life, or handle stress. I think I picked this out because like in the documentary film, at stress or pressure, a marijuana would be chill and maybe its similar to me that even though I have a lot of things to be done by today, I would stay chill so that I could do everything the way it is. Unlike a person who’s not, he could screw up. Even though I would have this in mind of what drug I would most likely be, I would not dare to try it because a short-term could go to a long run effect. And plus, it may not be addictive but it’s still a “gateway drug”, which means that it can lead to exchange experience with other drugs, the more serious even dangerous.

         I would also pick Caffein. Out of all the drugs caffeine may be the safest and also legal everywhere! It’s the main ingredient in the world’s top 10 imports, coffee. With this natural drug it can temporarily elevate alertness, mood and awareness. While some stimulant drugs are legal and widely used, all can be addicting. Unquestionably everything must have a limit, too much of anything may be harmful to the body.

             Caffeine overdose can result in a state of central nervous system over-stimulation called caffeine intoxication or colloquially the “caffeine jitters”. The symptoms of caffeine intoxication are comparable to the symptoms of overdoses of other stimulants: they may include restlessness, fidgeting, anxiety, excitement, insomnia, flushing of the face, increased urination, gastrointestinal disturbance, muscle twitching, a rambling flow of thought and speech, irritability, irregular or rapid heart beat, and psychomotor agitation. In cases of much larger overdoses, mania, depression, lapses in judgment, disorientation, disinhibition, delusions, hallucinations, or psychosis may occur, and rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue) can be provoked.

            Another drug i would pick would be LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) because this drug is known as a Hallucinogen. The person would be able to see thing that can not normally be seen and observe things and appreciate things that other people would never notice basically it would give this person a new respect for the things around his or her. Also from the reading in the book hallucinogens can literally transform people like from though process the actions and behaviors. It could help others become better people although statistics show that after taking it three times they are deemed clinically insane. Why not be insane and enjoy the sights! Let’s become more in tune with the world around us the sights as well! Because if you’re going to be crazy this is the right way to do it! We believe in on life to live so take some acid and be responsible and trip out because life is too short! And finally it helps you explore the deepest parts of your mind making your eyes windows to the world!



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