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How do various drugs make us feel? Information on Legal Highs, Cannabis, Cocaine, Ecstasy and Speed

The effects of drugs

Drug misuse can be harmful to your health in both the short term and the long term, and could possibly lead to addiction.


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Alcohol And Us

Just over half of the population in the United Kingdom drink alcohol. For most of us it is part of our culture and we feel comfortable with it. Moderate drinking doesn’t cause many problems.

However, over the last 30 years, the UK has become wealthier and alcohol has become relatively more affordable.

Although younger people still drink more than other age groups, fewer people are now starting to drink at a younger age.

In the UK:

  • Over the past 5 years, the number of hospital admissions where alcohol is the main cause has risen by 14 per cent
  • Around 1 in 17 men and 1 in 50 women are physically dependent on alcohol.


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Alcohol Misuse

Alcohol misuse means drinking excessively – more than the lower-risk limits of alcohol consumption.

Alcohol consumption is measured in units. A unit of alcohol is 10ml of pure alcohol, which is about:

  • half a pint of lower to normal-strength lager/beer/cider (ABV 3.6%)
  • a single small shot measure (25ml) of spirits (25ml, ABV 40%)

A small glass (125ml) of wine contains about 1.5 units of alcohol.


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How Does Drug Addiction Start?

People who have never experienced addiction often wonder why someone would want to become addicted to a substance. They ask themselves why anyone would use a substance that could potentially lead them down that path. Many of these questions don’t have simple answers, and the questions that do have answers, are not easy to understand.  The best way to explore the way addiction begins is to peel back the complex issues layer by layer and examine the way each component relates to the overall matter.

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Is Drug Addiction a Choice?

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The Psych Talk

There is an ongoing debate on whether addiction is a disease or not. Most medical associations will define it as such – including the American Medical Association. Others, however, consider it a consequence of poor choices and that addiction can be broken with willpower alone.

There is much evidence of both biological, behavioural and environmental issues that may lead someone to a life of addiction. We will now explore the causes of addiction further and consider whether these causes are due to poor choices or something out of the user’s hands.

Correlation Between Mental Illness and Addiction:

There is a strong correlation between mental illness and addiction. According to the Orlando Recovery Center, about half of all addicts have been diagnosed with at least one mental illness. It can be argued that those with mental illness are unable to make rational decisions about drug use and may use drugs for…

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