What Drugs Do To Your Brain And Body
Drugs have been around for a very long time. Drugs are not only used by the millennials; they were also used largely by people in the past. Hallucinogenic mushrooms are among the earliest known drugs in human history. They did not have to be planted as they could be found anywhere. Do not think that drugs are good for you just because your ancestors used them at one point. 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.
With the development of science and technology came advancements in many fields an it is saddening that one of the main benefactors of this development is the drug industry. A lot of drugs today are synthesized in laboratories and then released to the ignorant population. You would be shocked by the sheer number of chemical combinations used to come up with most of the drugs being sold today. If you use the drugs being sold today, you will lose your power of reasoning and find yourself craving more even when you know the drugs are wrong for you. Discussed in this article are effects of some of the most commonly abused drugs in modern society.
Cannabis is the first drug we will look into. This drug is also known as marijuana and is referred to by most millennials as weed. 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. It is however important to note that cannabis, just like alcohol numbs one’s central nervous system and hence the reason why most users of this drug are slow in reacting to situations. The long-term effects of cannabis are paranoia and schizophrenia, especially if you start using the drug at an early age.
Cocaine is another drug we will be looking at. 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.