Effects Of Drugs On Your Body And Brain
Drugs have been in existence since time immemorial. 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. Do not think that drugs are good for you just because your ancestors used them at one point. 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. In the past, the only known drugs were those that grew naturally, and hence the reason for the different reactions in people who used drugs then and those who use them now.
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. You will find that most of the drugs currently in use are manufactured in laboratories and then sold to ignorant individuals. 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. 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. This drug is also known as marijuana and is referred to by most millennials as weed. 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.Most cannabis users are unable to react fast to some situations now because the drug numbs one’s central nervous system. 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. Cocaine tends to increase one’s heart rate and hence puts its users in danger of having a heart attack or a stroke. The after effects of cocaine are hallucinations, psychosis, sleep deprivation, loss of appetite and hence loss of weight and collapse of the wall dividing the nasal chamber because the snorting of cocaine causes nose sores.