home
about the project
Medical news
For authors
Licensed books on medicine
<< Previous Next >>

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.
<< Previous Next >>
= Skip to textbook content =

The harmfulness of bad habits

  1. Lecture 12. DAMAGE OF HARMFUL HABITS. ADDICTION, TOXICOMANIA AND SMOKING
    Lecture 12. DAMAGE OF HARMFUL HABITS. ADDICTION, TOXICOMANIA AND
  2. Lack of bad habits
    Habit is a prevailing mode of behavior, the implementation of which in a certain situation acquires the character of a need for an individual. Sergei Ivanovich Ozhegov in his "Dictionary of the Russian Language" interprets the habit as "behavior, a course of action, an inclination that has become common or permanent for a person." Each person has his own set of certain habits. They can be divided into
  3. Prevention of bad habits and sexually transmitted diseases
    The problem of alcohol consumption is very relevant today. Now the consumption of alcohol in the world is characterized by huge numbers. The whole society suffers from this, but first of all, the younger generation is at risk: children, adolescents, youth, as well as the health of expectant mothers. After all, alcohol is especially active in influencing the formed organism, gradually destroying it. Harm
  4. LECTURE No. 9 PREVENTION OF HARMFUL HABITS AND VENERIC DISEASES
    LECTURE No. 9 PREVENTION OF HARMFUL HABITS AND VENERAL
  5. Lecture No. 4 Topic: “The influence of bad habits on human health.”
    Lecture plan: 1. Drinking and alcoholism, as a medical and social problem. 2. The effect of drug use on human health. 3. Tobacco smoking as a drug addiction. 1. For centuries, alcohol has accompanied humanity. It has now been established that there are common causes leading to the spread of drunkenness in human society and there are individual
  6. . Medical and hygienic and sex education of adolescents. Features of a hygienic approach to the regimen of the day, study and personal hygiene of boys and girls. Medical and hygienic approaches to the prevention of bad habits, sexually transmitted diseases in older students. AIDS Prevention The effect of drugs on the human body and offspring.
    The specific immunization of HIV infection has not been developed. Educational preventive measures include: 1. inclusion of a lesson in the OBZh course of grades 10-11; 2. conducting various activities for young people aimed at creating a responsible attitude to their actions in life. Medical preventative measures include: * Blood donor screening,
  7. The addiction of family alcoholism
    A study of the children of parents who abuse alcohol or are already suffering from chronic alcoholism has shown that the drunkenness of parents, even in the most harmless form, has a negative effect on the physical and mental development of the child. Children of alcoholics are characterized by neurotic and neurosis-like disorders, psychopathic personality development, and difficulties in social adaptation. The future
  8. Developing mental habits
    The well-known psychologist, Professor William James said very correctly: “The good thing about training is that the nervous system from the enemy becomes our ally. To do this, as soon as possible make automatic and familiar as many useful actions as possible, and carefully resist the emergence of habits that are likely to bring no benefit. Acquiring a new habit or abandoning an old one,
  9. Modern man: in the yoke of habits and addictions
    In the minds of modern society, the combination of the words "spirituality of nutrition" has lost its attractive power. To a large extent, this was facilitated by the theory of balanced nutrition, which, in essence, debunks a person, portraying him as a kind of black hole into which the renewable and non-renewable resources of the Earth fail, denying his true purpose - to be the organizing principle of the noosphere -
  10. Bad habits and addiction factors
    Bad habits, or rather harmful, are considered to be those that interfere or do not allow a person to successfully realize himself as a person during his life. The formation of these habits is based on a passive role, primarily of parents, of the older generation - in the person of relatives and friends, educators, teachers, friends and the “everyday” environment of the teenager. Usually bad habits
  11. Bad habits and sexual hygiene
    Bad habits include: smoking; drinking alcohol and drugs. They have a detrimental effect on health and reduce performance, slow down the growth of athletic performance, and destroy fitness, i.e. they are not compatible with sports mode. Smoking is a harmful and dangerous habit that develops according to the principle of conditioned reflex. When smoking, even filter cigarettes,
  12. Bad habits, their prevention and correction
    Most habits, in our understanding, have the epithet “bad”. And the very concept of “addiction” in psychology is explained as negative learning, the effect of which is the lack of response to the stimulus. Let's try to understand these concepts in more detail. Take adult habits first. Smoking. This habit develops as a dependence of the respiratory center on substances that cause additional
  13. Harmful substances released by polymers
    The current direction of research in the field of toxicology of harmful substances is characterized by the formulation of a fundamentally new and complex task. Its essence is to justify the need to prevent not only severe intoxication, which manifests itself in the form of a specific disease, but also the effects of low intensity, non-specific latent and low-symptomatic manifestations of toxic
  14. Pathology caused by bad habits.
    Smoking tobacco. Tobacco smoking is a bad habit and leads to significant adverse effects in the bronchopulmonary system. It is one of the main factors of obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and granulomatosis from Langerhans cells. Tobacco smoking exacerbates the course of almost all lung diseases, as it causes the development of obstructive
  15. Accounting for the transformation of harmful substances in the atmosphere
    1. In accordance with paragraph 1.5 OND-86 [6], when calculating atmospheric pollution, one should take into account the complete or partial transformation of harmful substances entering the atmosphere into more toxic ones. When determining the emissions of nitrogen oxides (MNOx) in terms of NO2 for all types of technological processes and vehicles, it is necessary to separate them into components: nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide. Power
Medical portal "MedguideBook" © 2014-2019
info@medicine-guidebook.com