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Health effects of drug use. By Hayden Seibert. Caffeine . Caffeine can result in mild insomnia Restlessness It can cause panic attacks, irregular heartbeats, and sleep disorders Can cause stomach discomfort It is often not recognized as a drug. Alcohol .

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caffeine
Caffeine
  • Caffeine can result in mild insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • It can cause panic attacks, irregular heartbeats, and sleep disorders
  • Can cause stomach discomfort
  • It is often not recognized as a drug
alcohol
Alcohol
  • Causes massive liver damage, eventually resulting in cirrhosis
  • Damages brain cells
  • There are approximately 79,000 deaths in the US every year because of excessive alcohol consumption
  • Results in immediate health risks as well as long term health risks
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Alcohol Continued
  • Impairs decision making skills
  • Increases likeliness of violence
  • Increases the risk of unintentional injury
  • Can result in alcohol poisoning
  • Increases the possibility of risky sexual behaviors
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Alcohol Continued
  • Psychiatric problems
  • Social problems
  • Cardiovascular damage
  • Neurological damage
  • Increased likeliness of cancer
  • Gastrointestinal problems
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MDMA
  • Increases the release of serotonin in the brain
  • After effects include anxiety,
  • Paranoia
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Overdosing is possible
  • Overdoses can have long term Physiological and psychological effects
cocaine
Cocaine
  • Cocaine can be injected, injected, and snorted
  • Cocaine has negative short term and long term effects
  • Severe long term effects are irregular heart beats, heart attack, chest pain, respiratory failure, and stroke
  • Cocaine is addicting, and quitting once addicted results in withdrawls
amphetamine
Amphetamine
  • Amphetamines are nervous system stimulants
  • Include some prescription dugs and some illegal ones
  • Prescription amphetamines include Dexedrine, Desoxyn, and Ritalin
  • Prescription amphetamines are often sold illegally to recreational users
methamphetamine
Methamphetamine
  • Causes your brain to release excess dopamine
  • Dopamine is a chemical that gives positive feelings
  • It is part of the reward mechanism in the brain
  • The receptors for dopamine shut down after prolonged exposure to high levels of dopamine
  • Thus causing damage to the reward centers in the brains of meth users
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Methamphetamine
  • Meth has similar physical effects as other stimulants
  • It is extremely addictive
  • It’s highly addictive nature causes users to ignore other health risks
  • Causes meth bugs and meth mouth
  • It is often used in it’s crystal form
inhalants
Inhalants
  • Chemical vapors that are inhaled for mind altering effects
  • Common household supplies
  • Easily obtained
  • Cause brain and nervous system damage
  • Can cause death
  • Can cause hearing loss
  • Shown to damage bone marrow
heroin
Heroin
  • Users tend to not use sterile injection needle
  • This results in large rates of infection among users
  • High rates of liver disease is a characteristic of the heroin using population
  • High rates of kidney disease are also common
  • Heroin is extremely addictive and causes users to develop a tolerance
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Heroin continued
  • It is nearly impossible for heroin users to know the purity and strength of the heroin they are using
  • This results in the potential for overdose
  • Overdose often results in death
  • When heroin users stop using the drug they will enter into withdrawal
  • Withdrawal symptoms include bone pain and vomiting
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Heroin continued
  • Medications are available for people who need to quit using heroin
  • These include methadone, Buprenorphine, and Naltrexone
  • Other names for heroin are: diacetylmorphine, diamorphine, black tar, dope (heroin), dust, H, horse, junk, smack, and scag
morphine
Morphine
  • Morphine is a narcotic and a nervous system depressant
  • It can be very addictive
  • It impairs brain function and thinking as well as causing brain damage due to neurotoxins in it
  • It weakens the strength of the immune system
  • This increases the rates of infection
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GHB
  • GHB is a club drug that works as central nervous system depressant
  • It is highly powerful and quick acting
  • It is usually eaten, but is also often sold in the form of a powder
  • When mixed with liquids it is nearly undetectable
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GHB continued
  • Deep sleep and sometimes commas can result
  • It is often used as a date rape drug
  • Side effects of taking it include: vomiting, delusion, hallucinations, vertigo, and nausea
  • Overdoses can occur but are uncommon
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PCP
  • PCP is a dissociative anesthetic that was originally developed for surgical use
  • It can be ingested in pill form
  • In powder form it is often smoked, and snorted
  • It effects the receptors in your brain that are involved with emotion, cognition, and pain perception
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PCP continued
  • Immediate effects of using PCP are increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and increased body temperatures
  • It is dangerous due to the unpredictability of it’s effects
  • Long term use can result in adiction
sources
Sources
  • http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/drugs-drogues/learn-renseigne/heroin-eng.php
  • http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/
  • http://www.livestrong.com/article/264983-negative-effects-of-morphine-on-the-body/
  • http://www.livestrong.com/article/264983-negative-effects-of-morphine-on-the-body/
  • http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm
  • http://alcoholism.about.com/od/heroin/a/effects.-LvN.htm
  • http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/inhalants
  • http://alcoholism.about.com/od/meth/a/effects.-Lx6.htm
  • http://ezinearticles.com/?Negative-Effects-of-Morphine-on-Human-Body-and-Brain&id=5158655
  • http://www.k-state.edu/media/webzine/Didyouhearyes/GHBfacts.html
  • http://alcoholism.about.com/cs/lsd/f/lsd_faq05.htm
  • http://alcoholism.about.com/od/coke/a/effects.htm
  • http://alcoholism.about.com/od/coke/a/effects.htm
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