Because heroin suppresses the central nervous system, the user experiences "cloudy" mental function. Users will begin to breathe at a slower rate and their breathing can reach a point of respiratory failure. Long-Term Effects Repeated and chronic heroin users who fail to use sterile technique or share equipment will begin to experience the long-term effects of such practices: * Infection of the heart lining and valves, normally due to lack of sterile technique. * Liver disease - approximately 70-80% of new hepatitis C infections in the U.S. each year are the result of injection drug use, and even sharing snorting straws has been linked to hepatitis
This drug significantly reduced cholesterol from 40 percent to 72 percent when given at two-week intervals. It was also given at four-week intervals but the effects were not nearly as significant. However, “Six patients, all receiving REGN727, stopped the therapy due to adverse events which included headache, injection site reactions, and diarrhea” (Curley, Ann, CNN, 2012). Those side effects would likely scare anyone. That is why the government needs to step in and offer a grant for these companies to dig deeper into their studies and come up with something that has less side effects.
OxyContin: Experience the Euphoria and the Fatality Judy F. Tisdale Texas A&M University-San Antonio The researcher began this paper with a nagging question in her heart, “What is so alluring about this drug, OxyContin”? There are many tragic, senseless deaths throughout the United States and parts of the World due to abuse or addiction to a variety of drugs; however it appears that OxyContin is getting the majority of the attention at this particular time in History. OxyContin was created by Purdue Pharma in Stamford, Connecticut and was introduced in 1995. It is mostly prescribed for Cancer patients and for post operative patients to help ease the severity of their pain. It is a narcotic made from opium and is a time released
These are the people that the drug companies target because their form of the disease can often be affected, and the progress of it slowed, by drugs. This type of MS is also the most sensitive to diet. During the recovery period, this form of the disease does not progress. (Holland,
What is most alarming are the before and after photos of chronic meth users. In the matter of just a few years, a user can go from looking like a normal, healthy being into a total transformation. A period of a few years can age a person 10 to 20 years. This includes hollow cheeks, sores on their face, malnourished and also deteriorates their gums and teeth leaving them with what
It is used in post surgery as well as common pain relief. Vicodin® acts as a block in the central nervous system. This can cause it to be very lethal if overdosed, causing the central nervous system to completely shut down. Its purpose is to block signals of pain being delivered to the brain. Vicodin®, because of its “mellowing” properties, can become highly addictive and is why it is among hundreds of abused narcotics
People who usually take Crystal Meth seek the pleasure from the chemical reaction in the brain and a hyper effect on the body systems. People who use Crystal Meth will experience hyper activity and won’t be able to properly sleep and will become lazy. People who take Crystal Meth appear normal, but for many years of taking the drug, the hidden effects build up. Methamphetamine addiction is very damaging to the body and mind. Bad temper and social difficulties are obvious effects.
This was a much higher than expected percentage of abnormal test results. These new findings suggested that fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine are the likely cause of heart valve problems of the type that prompted FDA’s two earlier warnings concerning “Fen-Phen,” a combination of fenfluramine and phentermine (Bachorik, 1997). American Home Products was accused of withholding information that would have warned Fen-Phen users of the risks involved so they could continue to sell the popular diet drug (Fen-Phen Lawsuit). One of the main side effects of Fen-Phen is primary pulmonary hypertension. This is a fatal disorder, resulting in the death of sufferers when blood vessels in the lungs constrict and cause a thickening and shutting down of the lung’s blood vessels.
There are some side effects that will eventually show if these unnatural steroids keep being used. For example, some side effects that are bad for the user are, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, mood swings, impotency shrunken testicles and severe acne and even cancer. A well known side effect is roid rage, where a person can become completely enraged over little things that happen. A person who uses anabolic steroids can get to the point where they totally lose control over their emotions. There have been studies that have proven that the mind is affected by the use of anabolic steroids.
This group of drugs includes cocaine, methamphetamine, as well s nicotine. Though amphetamine does have some positive effects, including, a stimulation of cognitive activity and control of impulses, the greater effects are much ore detrimental. Due to is relative simplicity of manufacturing and overwhelming abundance; methamphetamine use is a plague on America. I personally have seen people deteriorate before my eyes due to methamphetamine use. Cocaine is another stimulant that often leads to dependence in users.