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. The mushrooms grew naturally and were therefore one of the most common hallucinogens. This however does not mean that drugs are good for anybody. People in the past can be excused for their drug use since there were no studies on the effects of drugs at the time.It is also important to note that all the drugs used in the past grew naturally, which explains why there were no effects like those experienced when one indulges in the use of modern day drugs.
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. 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.
The first drug we will be looking at is 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. Most cannabis users are unable to react fast to some situations now because the drug numbs one’s central nervous system. 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. Cocaine, unlike alcohol and cannabis is a stimulant that gives one a high for some minutes. After the buzz, you will experience a crash and this is when you will crave more of the drug here hence the reason why this drug is one of the most addicting. Since this drug fastens one’s heart rate, its users are in danger of having heart attacks or strokes. 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.