+2 UNIT 4 LESSON 3 DANGERS OF DRUG ABUSE

(ESSAY) By HARDIN B JONES

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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
INTRODUCTION
This essay is a timely warning to the modern society about DANGERS OF DRUG ABUSE
DRUGS
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

Only Naturally attained pleasure can give total satisfaction.
DANGERS OF THE ABSUE OF SENSUAL DRUGS
I, feels physical discomfort & in personality changes,
II, feels depressed & fails to respond,
II, psychotic disorder & distrust of others,
IV, feels people are looking at him strangely
V, feels dead inside
VI, harmful side effects
VII, death from overdose,
VIII, decline of health & brain function,
IX, mental mechanism responds abnormally,
A great deal of harm will be done before warning symptoms occur
X, Damage to Brain (Most subtle but least understood) – upset chemical balance
of brain’s communication
X1, Damage to cell tissue
Reasons for drug related disorders
i, Dirty needles and solution used for injecting
Effects:- liver disease, venereal disease, infection of kidney and brain
ii, sniffing of cocaine & other drugs
Effects:- damage of the tissue of the nose, hair to fall out.
iii, Smoking marijuana & tobacco
Effects:- lung disease, damage cells.
iv, women addicted to drugs
Effects:- babies born with withdrawal symptoms.
v, an overdose of any of sensual drugs
Effects:- respiratory or cardiac failure and death.
PURPOSE OF THIS ESSAY
It is a study on the effects of drugs in brain – damage of brain is the most
subtle, most often unrecognised & least understood consequence of drug abuse


The photo given here is the only reliable photo of the writer.(the photo does not match with that of the textbook of +2 English of kerala higher secondary education.)


Note Prepared by

thomas a a
ghss kattoor, thrissur

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