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 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. It is important to note that drugs are not necessarily good for you even though they were being used by our ancestors. It is important to note that drugs were in such high usage then because no scientific studies in relation to the use of drugs had been conducted. 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. A lot of chemicals are combined in the manufacture of most of these drugs, thereby making them very dangerous. 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. In this article we will be looking at the effects of two of the most commonly abused drugs in society today.
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. In some states, you will find that marijuana is legal but this is only the case because of recent studies that have shown that marijuana can be of help in the medical industry.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. Most people who begun using marijuana at a tender age develop paranoia and schizophrenia later on.
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. Cocaine tends to increase one’s heart rate and hence puts its users in danger of having a heart attack or a stroke. Some of the most common effects of cocaine are loss of weight, sleep deprivation, hallucinations, psychosis and collapse of the septum because the snorting of cocaine through the nose creates sores in the nose.