Sample Healthcare Paper Paper on Marijuana

  1. Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use? Give your opinion.

Never legalize marijuana for whatever reason. Research has shown that marijuana abuse has a lot short term and long-term effects. To mention just but a few of these effects are dry mouth, dizziness, increased appetite, memory impairment, lack of motivation, depression, paranoia, addiction and lung problem. Studies have proved that people who have abused marijuana lack motivation in work and in school for the case of students. Besides, addition is another serious effect of marijuana; research has shown that people suffer from withdrawal symptoms if they decide to quit smoking. Due to the mentioned adverse effects, never legalize marijuana.

  1. What is the therapeutic use of Aspirin? Discuss adverse effects and medical concern.

Aspirin is a drug, which functions to reduce the substances in the body, which causes pain, fever, and inflammation. Thus, aspirin treats pain and reduce the effects of fever. There are several medical concern and severe effects of aspirin. To mention just but a few are vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, heartburn, drowsiness, and mild headache. Besides, aspirin not recommended to children because it has adverse effects and sometimes leads to fatal condition. Again, aspirin is not recommended to pregnant mothers because it causes excess bleeding during delivery.

  1. Explain the beneficial purpose of morphine and other opioids. What are the drawbacks for using these drugs?

Morphine is an opioid used for both moderate to severe pain reliever. Opioids are a very reliable medication for pain relieving especially during surgery. Opioids are mostly used for acute and cancer related pains. However, the use of opioids for treating chronic pain remains unresolved issue. Opioids prescription is taken negatively such that it is prescribed to people whose lives are close to an end. Besides, people believe that opioids have chronic effects compared to the pain.

  1. Discuss the connection between alcohol use, crime, and violent behavior. Is the penalty for drunk driving too harsh?

Studies have proved that there is a close relationship between alcohol use, crime, and violent behavior. Drunken people involved in criminal activities compared to sober people. Families have broken up due to violent behavior of drunkard fathers. The penalty for drunk driving is not harsh because drunk driving is a risk to life of the people involved and innocent citizens around. Thus, drunk driving is a serious crime more or less the same as murder.

  1. What is the medical purpose for marijuana? Should marijuana be listed low on drug control schedule?

People believe that marijuana reduces nausea and vomiting. It can also be used to treat chronic pain and can be used by HIV/AIDS people to improve their appetite, but there is no scientific prove on these claims. However, there are other legal medicines, which can accomplish similar purposes. Thus, Marijuana should never be listed low on drug control schedule due to its adverse effects once abused.

  1. Explain 2 causes for concern related to tobacco smoking? Should business and other establishments have dedicated area to smoke?

There are two concerns of smoking tobacco; these are effects on second hand smoke and effects on pregnant mothers. Research has shown that a good percentage of death occurs due to second hand smoke, that is, effects on non-smokers. Tobacco smoking causes miscarriage to pregnant mothers. Thus, smoking zones should be introduced to reduce second hand smoke effects and miscarriage on pregnant mothers.

  1. Discuss the treatment breath through for treating opioid addiction with suboxone. Compare suboxone to methadone.

In the treatment of opioid addiction using suboxone, naloxone is added which acts to attract the receptors thereby preventing them from activation. Naloxone prevents people from misusing suboxone. Besides, naloxone blocks receptors from causing unpleasant or withdrawal symptoms to users. On the other hand, methadone is gradual and longer acting opioid, which reduce withdrawal symptoms.