(ESSAY) By HARDIN B JONES
WRITER : Dr. Hardin B Jones
Born on June 11, 1914, in Los Angles, California, USA
Parents: Ms. Maude Blair & Mr. Hardin Henry Jones
Education: From University of California
Profession: Started career as Assistant Professor of Physiology and rose to rank of Professor at Berkeley.
Then became Assistant Director of Donnet Labortaory, University of California
Died after a brief illness on 16 February 1978, in Berkeley, California.
Book: ‘Sensual Drugs: Deprivation and Rehabilitation of the Mind’,
co-authored by his wife, Helen Cook
This essay is a timely warning to the modern society about DANGERS OF DRUG ABUSE
1. to prevent & cure physical disease
2. to reverse mental disturbance
CAUSES OF DRUG ABUSE
. The popular belief that any illness can be relieved by taking a pill – This led to Drug Abuse
. People depend upon drugs not to solve their problems but to forget them.
PROBLEMS OF DRUG ABUSE
Over dependence on drugs to solve problems lead to lose of the capacity to deal with life’s situations through perseverance, self-discipline and mental effort.
HIPPOCRATES: Father of medicine says
a) A remedy must take into Account
i. Symptoms of Disease,
ii. General health of the Patient
b) Person in good health losses strength by taking purgative medicine
WHAT ARE SENSUAL DRUGS?
i. It gives strong sense of pleasure.
ii. Stimulates the brain’s pleasure centres.
Brain governs sensations, moods, thoughts & actions. Sensual drugs upset this mechanisms that control pleasure & satisfaction.
This weakens brain’s pleasure reflexes & in severe addiction pleasure mechanisms fail to respond. Later the brain is unable to interpret it as pleasure