This is why people become addicted. They enjoy the feeling the dopamine brings to them and once it is over they crave more. Some short term effects of taking Meth include a decrease in fatigue and an increase in attention, activity, and respiration. It also can cause hyperthermia and euphoria.
As with most illegal drugs, heroin use has both short-term and long-term effects. Whether injected, snorted or smoked, heroin will begin to affect the body's central nervous system almost immediately after it is used. Short-Term Effects Shortly after using, a feeling of euphoria will come over users, in which they have a warm flushing of the skin, a dry mouth and the feeling of having "heavy" arms and legs. After the initial rush, users will go into an alternately wakeful and drowsy state sometimes called "on the nod." Because heroin suppresses the central nervous system, the user experiences "cloudy" mental function.
Prescription drugs can cause sedation, altered state of consciousness, depressed respiration and changes in blood pressure. 1.1 Physical indications of substance misuse include: * Reduced or enlarged pupils * Sudden changes in eating or sleeping habits * Marked changes in physical appearance * Frequent nosebleeds * Seizures * Shakes or tremors * Slurred speech and lack of co-ordination Behavioural indications include: * Neglect of personal / professional responsibility * Difficulties in person / professional relationships * Financial difficulties * Becoming secretive or acting suspiciously Psychological indications
As crack cocaine use continues, the effects felt from the drug continue to get more severe. User’s who continuously abuse crack cocaine begin experiencing feelings such as cravings, obsessions and higher tolerances, symptoms that characterizes a serious addiction. Long-term crack cocaine effects seem much more severe than short-term Grimes 2 effects. Restlessness, mood change, irritability, auditory hallucinations, extreme paranoia, and addiction are lasting emotional and mental effects to the user. In addition, the feeling of worthlessness is another emotional long-term effect of crack cocaine use.
Unlike natural marijuana, spice is sprayed with chemicals that can be toxic to the human body. Such toxicity, can produce dangerous side effects like tachycardia, which is an unusually fast resting heart rate (Camp, RN). Other reports have shown additional side effects include excessive sweating, agitation, inability to speak, aggression, and restlessness. These side effects are not the norm when natural marijuana is used (Gupta). Patients treated by medical professionals say that patients experienced short-term loss of consciousness, paranoia, hallucinations, tremors, and even seizures.
Prescription pain pills include narcotics, stimulants and depressants, which are the most commonly abused. Statistics show that 1 in 20 people in the United States, ages 12 and older, abuse prescription painkillers. These drugs affect the brain and reach the opiate receptors which cause a release of dopamine which acts as a “excitatory neurotransmitter”. Dopamine produces feelings of pleasure, satisfaction, and a feeling of euphoria. These feelings are only temporary and when they wear off the person feels much worse than they did before taking the pills.
John Knox Anastacio, McCord 11-19-10 Humanities 1-2 The Everlasting Drug War Throughout history the poppy flower has been considered to be a gift from God. Once the 19th century arrived, scientists discovered Morphine and Heroin. Morphine and Heroin were scientific miracles at the time, but later became a curse on America. Soldiers during the Civil War did not have the medication needed in order to survive. Morphine allowed doctors to perform surgery on injured soldiers and not just amputate their body parts.
Add to this the fact that adolescent brains are still maturing, and the study of alcohol’s effects becomes even more complex. Acting as a sedative on the central nervous system, alcohol depresses the nerve cells in the brain dulling, altering, and damaging their ability to respond appropriately. Consumed in large doses can cause sleep, respiratory failure, even coma and death. The effects don’t take long to take effect on the body, in about thirty minutes or so, the drinker will experience mild euphoria and a loss of inhibition as alcohol impairs region of the brain controlling behavior and emotions. Impairing behavior, judgment, memory, concentration, and coordination.
Mr. Hudson complains of symptoms such as, dizziness, ringing of the ears, dry mouth and dry throat. According to the DSM IV-TR, I diagnose the “Edgy Electrician” with (GAD) Generalized Anxiety Disorder. A disorder characterized by chronic distress and anxiety. He qualifies for this disorder because he possesses some symptoms such as difficulty concentrating and being unable to control his worries, which are all symptoms of (GAD). “People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder report that the anxiety that they experience cause substantial interference with their lives and they need a significant dosage of medications to control their symptoms.” (Gerow and Chatmon 2013, p. 258).
Bad moods can also be intensified by using this stimulant ( Parrot 45 ). Chronic use can result in violent behaviors, anxiety, depression, confusion, hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. When the addict stops using the drug, these side effects are more severe. Brain damage caused by meth abuse is similar to Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy ( USDOJ “Meth…” ). These moods and behaviors can lead to social and occupational deterioration ( NIDA “Meth…” ).