Most drugs of abuse are addictive. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite negative consequences and by long-lasting changes in the brain. People who are addicted have strong cravings for the drug, making it difficult to stop using. Most drugs alter a person’s thinking and judgment, which can increase the risk of injury or death from drugged driving or infectious diseases (., HIV/AIDS, hepatitis) from unsafe sexual practices or needle sharing. Drug use during pregnancy can lead to neonatal abstinence syndrome, a condition in which a baby can suffer from dependence and withdrawal symptoms after birth. Pregnancy-related issues are listed in the chart below for drugs where there is enough scientific evidence to connect the drug use to negative effects. However, most drugs could potentially harm an unborn baby.
Doria is coming off one of the finest seasons in program history in 2017. The Wantagh native smacked nine HR, drove in 42 runs and compiled a slash line of .361/.481/.722 which landed him on our All-Long Island team. The gentle giant, who stands 6’4″, is not only one of the best players in the conference but also the region. He was selected to represent New York in the college portion of the Power Showcase in Miami. He has also garnered interest from the New York Mets in the upcoming MLB Draft. If he continues to show his power, they will not be the only team interested.