Sunday, December 22, 2013

Different Types of Drugs

Cannabinoids: Hashish, Marijuana

          How Consumed: Swallowed, smoked
          Effects: Euphoria, slowed thinking, confusion, impaired balance and coordination
          Consequences of long term use: Cough, frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks


          Depressants: Barbiturates, benzodiazepines
          How Consumed: Swallowed, injected
          Effects: Reduced anxiety, feeling of well-being, slow pulse and breathing, low blood pressure, poor concentration 

          Consequences of long term use: Fatigue, confusion, impaired memory & judgment, respiratory depression and death


          Anesthetics: Ketamine
          How Consumed: Injected, swallowed, smoked

          Effects: Increased heart rate and blood pressure, impaired motor function, panic, aggression
          Consequences of long term use: Memory loss, numbness, nausea/vomiting, depression


          Hallucinogens: LSD
          How Consumed: Swallowed, smoked

          Effects: Increased body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, numbness, weakness, tremors, nausea
          Consequences of long term use : Persisting perception disorder


          Opiods: Codeine, heroin, morphine, opium
          How Consumed: Injected, swallowed, smoked

          Effects:  Pain relief, euphoria, drowsiness
          Consequences of long term use: Nausea, constipation, confusion, sedation, respiratory depression and arrest, unconsciousness, coma, death


          Stimulants: Amphetamine, cocaine, methamphetamine, nicotine
          How Consumed: Injected, smoked, swallowed

          Effects: Increased heart rate, blood pressure, metabolism, feelings of exhilaration, energy, increased mental alertness
          Consequences of long term use : Rapid or irregular heart beat, reduced appetite, weight loss, heart failure, nervousness, insomnia


Steroid: Injected, swallowed, applied to skin
Hypertension, blood clotting and cholesterol changes, liver cysts and cancer, kidney cancer, hostility and aggression, acne, premature stoppage of growth, prostate cancer, reduced sperm production, shrunken testicles, breast enlargement, menstrual irregularities, development of beard and other masculine characteristics.

          Distorted visual perceptions, memory loss, numbness, nausea/vomiting


          How Consumed: Swallowed
          Effects: It is an addictive agent that
                depresses the central nervous system.
          Consequences of long term use: Alcohol is  cumulatively poisonous and damages many organs of the body when  used excessively (including the brain, liver, and heart). Chronic, heavy use of alcohol may lead to irreversible physical and neurological damage. 

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