Effects of drugs






Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction Gateway Treatment Centers

6/11/2014
01:45 | Author: Taylor Sanders

Effects of drugs
Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction Gateway Treatment Centers

The Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction can harm the body in a variety of different ways, from health problems to behavioral problems.

Depending on the drug, it can enter the human body in a number of ways, including injection, inhalation, and ingestion. The method of how it enters the body impacts on how the drug affects the person. For example: injection takes the drug directly into the blood stream, providing more immediate effects; while ingestion requires the drug to pass through the digestive system, delaying the effects.

Finally, pregnant women who use illicit drugs may engage in other unhealthy behaviors that place their pregnancy at risk, such as having extremely poor nutrition or developing sexually transmitted infections.

Nearly 4 percent of pregnant women in the United States use illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and other amphetamines, and heroin1.

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Effects of Drug Abuse - Drug Abuse and Addiction Easy-to-Read Facts

4/10/2014
03:50 | Author: Lauren Wood

Effects of drugs
Effects of Drug Abuse - Drug Abuse and Addiction Easy-to-Read Facts

Drug abuse hurts the user, and the people around him, and the health of both.

Next: Drug Abuse Hurts Other People.

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Drug abuse hurts the people who take drugs AND the people around them, including families, kids, and babies who aren't yet born.

Drug abuse hurts the body and the brain, sometimes forever. Learn more about:

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The effects of drugs - Live Well - NHS Choices

12/19/2014
05:25 | Author: Taylor Sanders

Effects of drugs
The effects of drugs - Live Well - NHS Choices

Find out about the most commonly used illegal drugs in England and Wales, including cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy, and the effects they can have on your.

Speed can make you feel alert, confident and full of energy, and can reduce appetite. But it can make you agitated and aggressive, and can cause confusion, paranoia and even psychosis. You can also become very depressed and lethargic for hours or days after a period of heavy use.

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Cocaine gives the user energy, a feeling of happiness and being wide awake, and an over-confidence that can lead to taking risks.

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Drugs What You Should Know - KidsHealth

10/18/2014
03:20 | Author: Lauren Wood

Effects of drugs
Drugs What You Should Know - KidsHealth

A drug may be helpful or harmful. The effects of drugs can vary depending upon the kind of drug taken, how much is taken, how often it is used, how quickly it.

A drug may be helpful or harmful. The effects of drugs can vary depending upon the kind of drug taken, how much is taken, how often it is used, how quickly it gets to the brain, and what other drugs, food, or substances are taken at the same time. Effects can also vary based on the differences in body size, shape, and chemistry.

Street Names: horse, smack, Big H, junk.

GHB, which stands for gamma hydroxybutyrate, is often made in home basement labs, usually in the form of a liquid with no odor or color.

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SAMA - The Effect of Drugs on the Adolescent Brain SAMA

8/17/2014
01:15 | Author: Taylor Sanders

Effects of drugs
SAMA - The Effect of Drugs on the Adolescent Brain SAMA

The Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the Adolescent Brain other age group they risk permanent inlectual and emotional damage due to the effects of drugs.

The human brain is sculpted by experience. At birth, the brain contains many more neural connections than it could possible use, but these connections are unspecialized and undeveloped. As time passes some connections are strengthened (such as the nerves that process the sight of a mother’s face or sound of a siblings’ voice) and others are pruned away.

Alterations in neurotransmitter function are partially responsible for both the high addiction potential and the devastating effects of methamphetamines and cocaine.

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