Chapter 2 – how drugs work an overview in this Chapter Island that
addiction means different things to different people in different context.
Although addiction does not depend on mainly on the drug itself. Some drugs are
more likely to result in addiction. I also learned about toxicity. That it
refers to psychological poisoning. There are two different types, acute
toxicity and chronic toxicity. Acute is resulting from A cute is resulting from
presence too much of a drug. Then chronic which results from a long-term
exposure to a certain drug.
In this chapter I agree that narcotic attics seem to engage in criminal
mainly to obtain the money most of the time they do is so they can feed a
habit. They do the things knowing they shouldn’t but want that high that they
were having an hour or two ago. One drug that is widely accepted is
contributing to crimes and violence is alcohol. I agree with this statement
because after you turn 21 you can drink all day every day. All you have to do
is walk down the street to find a liquor store.
I will use this in my life by stopping all kinds of things that I should
not be doing. Also educate others to not do anything. Also realizing that drugs
affect everyone different. What might work for someone won’t work for everyone.
I will apply my knowledge to teach others that they shouldn’t abused
drugs or other substances but also remembering “not all drugs are bad”. It
is just the way you use and abuse them that are bad. You can get pain pills and
abused them. But you can also take him when needed.
Chapter 17 – preventing substances abuse an overview in this chapter I
learn prevention efforts in mainly focusing on teaching people how to coexist
with their substance and live in a way that doesn’t affect their health in
their lives, so they aren’t affected by the substance they choose to use
before. I also live in that there are six types of prevention 1) primary 2)
secondary 3) tertiary 4) Universal 5) selective and 6) Indicated.
I agree with this chapter now I can teach people about the options they
have out there. They have schools to family prevention programs. I love when
people turn your life around. Glad to hear these programs actually work. And
are making a difference to make our world a better place.
How I will buy this to my life. Well now I can pass things on to other
people. Let’s make them know they aren’t alone out there. People care and are
ready to help you get your life back on track.
I would apply this to my future because I want to help others stay
positive and away from drugs. Help families and or let their loved ones get
important information to help them live a clean happy and healthy life. Because
there is someone out there that thinks the world of you. Why waste a lifetime
with someone over a drug that will be there for a few minutes. I personally
lost loved ones from drugs because they felt alone and no one to talk to. I
also lost friends to drugs. I know how it feels to never to get to talk to
someone ever again. Believe me it sucks.
Chapter 18 – treating substance use disorder in this chapter I learned
about different treatments and how some may be disorders I learned about
different programs like the Dare which means drug abuse resistant program. I
remember when I was in elementary school and there dare would come once a year.
And talk about drugs are bad and you should pledge never to use them. And I
also learned about a program that works called “alert”.
I agree that kids should have extracurricular activities to keep busy. So
they don’t have as much time to sit around and explore drugs or drinking. I
also agree that drugs change a person. They started looking different acting
How I will apply this to my life I will encourage everyone that there is
more to life than drugs. You have people who love you and care about you. That
will miss you when you are gone. And try to give them as much information as
possible on drugs. Let them know that there are other people out there in the
world that are struggling just like them and to be brave.
How I would apply this to my future is
by encouraging others to seek help when needed. I’ll always be there to help
and go over different plans and treatment options with them. Help people in
family find what’s best fits their needs and lives. Also being there to give an
ear when needed to talk. And try to find them a sponsor so when they feel the
need to use they can call them and talk.