Common short term effects are the constriction of pupils, drowsiness, apathy, slow breathing and dilation of blood vessels. Confusion and a persistent itching sensation can be effects too. Such slow breathing may cause a user to slip into a coma as well as nerve damage from convulsions. After using this drug, users usually get addicted to the euphoric feeling and go from inhaling to injection. Users build up a tolerance and give way to a physical dependency upon the drug, making the addict need larger and larger doses.
Illicit use of these drugs can lead to low birth weight, breathing difficulties, death, and of course the possibility of the baby being born addicted to the drug. Drug addictions in infants present themselves as irritability, fevers, and piercing cries. More specifically, cocaine use during pregnancy can cause physical deformities in the child’s eyes, bones, genitals, urinary tract, kidneys and heart and acute growth retardation. They may also experience seizures and hemorrhages. While many people believe that marijuana may not be as harmful as these other drugs, it can still affect the infant in a few ways.
(2006). Anabolic Steroid Abuse. Washington DC: US Department on Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health). In addition to the information mentioned above, some of the detrimental effects steroids have on the body are long-lasting and sometimes irreversible side effects. Certain effects that anabolic steroids have been linked to include; problems with the musculoskeletal system, urinary & bowel problems, stroke and shrinking of the testicles.
Heroin Addiction Treatment Options 1 Can Heroin Addiction be treated? Alternative Treatment Modalities for Heroin Dependence. Maritza Padilla Psychology – 230-1241 Professor B. Harrington November 3, 2012 Heroin Addiction Treatment Options 2 Heroin is a powerful narcotic derived from morphine, which is obtained from the opium poppy. Heroin impacts the brain and acts as a painkiller. It affects the brain's pleasure systems and interferes with the brain's ability to perceive pain by depressing nerve transmission in the sensory pathways of the spinal cord and brain that signal pain.
Effects of Drugs and Chemicals on the Brain and Body Ashley Schreij General Psychology 1030 – F01 Bob Zimmerman March 17, 2013 Effects of Drugs and Chemicals on the Brain and Body Drug abuse is something many people are familiar with. Different drugs affect each person and their mind and body differently. All drugs affect the mind and body differently but they all chemically alter the brain, some to an extent to where it has become an addiction. There are many drugs out there that are addicting and hazardous, but I am going to address some of the more known ones: 1. Alcohol 2.
A family history of addiction provides a great risk of being an alcoholic. Most commonly is it being a psychological crutch helping them with daily or life problems. The most addictive, part of alcohol consumption is ethanol which is extremely poisonous to the body. Most addictive legal drug is outlawed but many people still seem to get their
Alcohol has a biphasic effect on the human body which means that its effects change over time. First, alcohol typically produces feelings of relaxation and cheerfulness then once you drink more and more it can lead to dehydration, coordination problems, blurred vision and even death. One of the worse things I think it causes to your body is dehydration, you need water to stay alive and basically alcohol just sucks it all up. Dehydration can lead to electrolyte an imbalance which is why you get headaches and feel dizzy afterwards. This is also why you get a headache in the morning because your brain swells up from lack of water.
* Antidepressants e.g. Cipramil – Work by changing the chemical balance in the brain that can change the psychological state of the mind such as depression. Side effects – blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, increased appetite, nausea, restlessness, trembling and difficulty with sleeping. These are the most common side effects. Other side effects can occur such as dry mouth, sweating and constipation.
Other physical symptoms include an increased heart rate and blood pressure, dry mouth, red eyes, decreased coordination, slowed reaction time, and increased appetite. The kidneys can take a lot of damage from substance abuse. Kidney failure is common with long time users of heroine, crystal meth, and other dangerous drugs. Liver failure is very common in people with alcoholism but also occurs in people using a lot of Vicodin and OxyContin. The most common conditions among drug addicts are heart attacks and heart disease.
Employee Drug Testing Every drug has a very different effect on the body and brain. Some drugs make your heart race and time slow, some drugs make you drowsy, some drugs affect your motor skills, some drugs delay reactions. There are drugs that create a feeling of euphoria, yet others make the abusers have vivid hallucinations. All in all, the popular consensus would show that a person under the influence of drugs does not have their normal ability to function. When you mix the use of drugs in a situation where people could die from a mistake, it is a very lethal combination.