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The harmfulness of bad habits

The realization of the opportunities inherent in a person depends on his lifestyle, everyday behavior, the habits acquired by him, the ability to intelligently manage the potential health opportunities for the benefit of himself, his family and the state.

However, a number of habits that a person acquires in his school years and which he cannot get rid of later on throughout his life seriously harm his health. They contribute to the rapid expenditure of the full potential of human capabilities, premature aging and the acquisition of sustainable diseases. These habits primarily include smoking, alcohol and drug use. These habits are called bad.

It is known that a habit is understood as behavior, a mode of action, a tendency to something that has become commonplace for a person in his life.

At present, according to health experts, addiction to smoking and drinking alcohol is considered a form of drug addiction, since the mechanisms of dependence and the consequences of their use are similar to the use of narcotic substances. Moreover, it is noted that alcohol and smoking act as catalysts (accelerators) in the formation of drug addiction.

Addiction is characterized by an irresistible urge to take drugs, a tendency to increase doses, the formation of mental (psychological) and physical dependence on the drug. So drug addiction is formed.

Addiction is not a common disease. It leads to deformation of a person’s personality, distortion of his social behavior, which is expressed in a deviation from moral and legal norms accepted in society.

Drug addiction is an irresistible need for a person to take a drug. A person in this condition can no longer refuse to use the drug or reduce its use for a long time. He becomes a drug slave, and hence a drug dealer.

There is a certain biological mechanism for the formation of drug dependence, which acts through the natural processes that occur in the body - biochemical, bioelectric, cellular, etc. As a result of drug use, the body seems to be tuned in to their intake and includes them in its biochemical processes. Gradually, the fulfillment of a number of body functions, which, prior to taking the drug, was provided by substances produced by the body itself, begins to perform drugs.

There are “pleasure points” in the human brain, in its inner region, and specific (“narcotic”) substances are produced in the human body that, acting on “pleasure points”, maintain an optimal mental state.

A healthy human body produces so many of these substances that they are enough to maintain a normal state. A man enjoys the performance of his functional duties, which nature has determined for him. The body synthesizes its own “narcotic” substances that regulate a person’s mood, his sensations of the surrounding world and stimulate his performance.

With regular drug use, the body, in order to exclude excessive amounts of narcotic substances, reduces the synthesis of “own drugs”. And now the novice addict, in order to maintain a normal state, is forced to constantly take the drug. So physical dependence is formed in the constant use of a narcotic substance.

Alcoholism is one of the varieties of drug addiction, therefore, the biochemical mechanisms of drug and alcohol addiction are similar.

It is known that in the adult body a small amount (up to 20 g) of ethyl alcohol is produced daily in the process of metabolism. The body needs alcohol to inhibit certain parts of the brain, especially the departments responsible for the formation of feelings of anxiety and tension.

Upon receipt of ethyl alcohol with booze, its dose increases and exceeds the norm. In this case, the body begins to protect itself from excess alcohol and stops

produce it yourself. This causes the drinker a constant need for a drink. So the addiction to alcohol is formed. Similarly, addiction to any narcotic substance is formed.

The consequences of bad habits can be the most detrimental.

Currently, real measures are being taken in our country to control the distribution and advertising of narcotic substances, including beer and tobacco. Addiction is a serious illness that begins to develop after the first test of a narcotic substance. This can only be avoided by the formation in society, and especially among young people, of a new way of life and behavior in which there will be no place for drugs under any circumstances. And if there is no demand for drugs, there will be no supply. The fight against drug addiction largely depends on eliminating the demand for drugs.

• Addiction (smoking, drinking alcohol, beer and drugs) is not a bad habit, but a disease, often incurable, that a person acquires voluntarily by starting to use drugs.

• addiction as a disease begins to develop, as a rule, after the first use of a narcotic substance, it develops differently for everyone, but with a constant increase in the need to increase the dose.
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