There are many addictions: Alcohol Drugs Anorexia Bulimia Smoking
Alcohol Alcohol may be the worlds oldest known drug. Fermented grain, fruit juice and honey have been used to make alcohol for thousands of years. The production of products containing alcohol has become big business in todays society and the consumption and abuse of alcohol has become a major public health problem.
The Path of Alcohol in the bodyn Mouth: alcohol enters the body.n Stomach: some alcohol gets into the bloodstream in the stomach, but most goes on to the small intestine.n Small Intestine: alcohol enters the bloodstream through the walls of the small intestine.n Heart: pumps alcohol throughout the body.
Effects of AlcoholIn low doses, alcohol produces: a relaxing effect reduces tension lowers inhibitions impairs concentration slows reflexes impairs reaction time reduces coordinationIn high doses, alcohol produces: vomiting breathing difficulties unconsciousness coma
DrugDrug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almostevery community and family in some way.
Drug abuse Drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress and child abuse. Drug abuse can lead to homelessness, crime and missed work or problems with keeping a job. It harms unborn babies and destroys families. There are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But the best is to prevent drug abuse in the first place.
Anorexia is asignificantweight lossresulting fromexcessivedieting.
Bulimia iseatingfollowed byvomiting totry and ridthe body ofunwantedcalories.
Smoking Theres no way around it. Smoking is bad for your health. S m o k in g h a r m s n e a r ly e v e r y o r g a n o f t h e b o d y . Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. It is also responsible for many other cancers and health problems. These include lung disease, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke and cataracts.). Your smoke is also bad for other people - they breathe in your smoke second- hand and can get many of the same problems as smokers do.
THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF SMOKING ON THE BRAIN- Smoking is a major cause of strokes . ON THE EYES-If you smoke, you have a two to three times greater risk of developing cataracts than a non-smoker. Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness worldwide. ON THE MOUTH, THROAT, LARYNX, AND ESOPHAGUS - Smoking causes oral or mouth cancer. Smoking causes throat cancer. Smoking causes cancer of the larynx. ON THE HEART-Smoking causes coronary heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United ON THE STOMACH-Smoking causes stomach cancer