What Drugs Do To Your Brain And Body
Drugs have been around for a very long time. Even in the past, people used to use them. Hallucinogenic mushrooms have been in existence for a very long time and they were used to a large extent by people in the past. They did not have to be planted as they could be found anywhere. This however does not mean that drugs are good for anybody. The reason they were being used then is because there were no studies conducted to show the effects of drugs in one’s system. We can also excuse those who used drugs in the past because they only used those that grew naturally.
Technology and science have helped in the advancement of many fields and sadly one of the fields is that of drug manufacturing. A lot of drugs today are engineered in laboratories and then sold to the ignorant population. In the drug manufacturing laboratories, a lot of dangerous chemicals are combined to come up with final drug, thereby making modern day drugs very potent. Most of the things that are added to make modern day drugs affect one’s reasoning and hence the reason for increased drug abuse even when one is well aware of the effects of drugs. Discussed in this article are effects of some of the most commonly abused drugs in modern society.
Firstly, let’s take a look at cannabis. Another name for this drug is marijuana and it is commonly known as weed in the streets. Recent studies on cannabis have shown that it can be used in the treatment of some diseases and hence its legalization in a number of states. More research on cannabis shows that just like alcohol, the drug numbs a person’s central nervous system and hence the reason why most marijuana users are unable to react fast to certain situations. In the long term, cannabis brings about paranoia and schizophrenia, especially in those who start using at an early age.
Another drug we need to look at is cocaine. Unlike cannabis and alcohol, cocaine is a stimulant that gives one a buzz for a few minutes. Users of cocaine tend to experience withdrawal after the high, leaving them with the need to have more of the drug, making this particular drug one of the most dangerous drugs in the market today. Since this drug fastens one’s heart rate, its users are in danger of having heart attacks or strokes. Cocaine brings about hallucinations, sleep deprivation, psychosis, loss of appetite and collapse of the septum as it is snorted through the nose.