Drugs

The Real Cost

Drugs

There are lots and lots of drugs out there designed for recreational use, however many of them have side effects, and they are very costly. Taking a look at different drugs and their effects on people will help you make the decision yourself on whether to use them. After all, I don't control you.


No images will be included due to graphic nature of some effects and most drugs don't affect people physically.

Legal Addictive Drugs

Caffeine and Theobromine

+ Legal almost in all parts of the world.

+ considered relatively harmless.

+ Increases muscle growth.

+ Cheap.

- Addictive.


Ethanol

+ Legal almost everywhere.

+ Cheap.

- Impairs judgement.

- Excessive consumption damages brain cells, sometimes killing.


Tobacco

+ Legal in most countries, but regulated.

- Not cheap in most places due to taxes.

- Is a carcinogen.

- Has many long lasting negative effects such as shortness of breath and increased chance of heart attack or stroke.

Illegal Common Drugs

Cannabis

+ Offers a temporary high.

- Expensive, usually up to $100 a dose.

- Kills brain cells, lowering IQ.

- Illegal in most parts of the world.

- Addictive.


Opiates/Opiods (Morphine, Heroin, Codeine, etc)

+ Legal by prescription.

+ Relieves pain.

- Heroin costs $131 a gram.

- Dull receivers in the brain if used excessively.

- Can be addictive.


Cocaine

+ Is a euphoric stimulant.

+ One of the least damaging illegal drugs (addicts can live up to 40 years after starting use)

- $215 a gram.

- Addictive.

- Illegal in most parts of the world.


Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, and Methylphenidate

+ All legal in the form of prescription medications.

+ All prescribed for ADD and ADHD.

+ Euphoric stimulation for those not being treated.

+/- Increase in focus, to the point of being a zombie.

- Methamphetamine costs $100 a gram.

- Addictive.

- Can cause seizures, coma, stroke, and other medical problems if abused.

Less Popular Illegal Drugs

LSD

+ However expensive, is cheaper than other drugs due to being done in micrograms.

- Psychedelic.

- $3000 a gram.

- Causes erratic/violent behavior.

- Addictive.


Inhalants

+ Euphoric Stimulant.

+ Cheap.

- Many after effects that are nasty to deal with.

- Addictive.


Sisa (Greek drug, Methamphetamine and Battery Acid)

+ Extremely cheap, goes for $1.30 to $2.60 a gram.

+ Euphoric Stimulant.

- Kills repeated users within 8 months.

- No memory of high.

- Users become incredibly aggressive.


Nyaope AKA Whoonga (South African Drug, crystal meth, heroin, cannabis, and anti-retroviral drugs)

+ Euphoric stimulant.

- Psychedelic.

- Causes adverse physical effects.

- Costs $2 a dose, however is so addictive that users often needs more than 3 doses a day.


Krokodil (Russian drug, similar in content and effects to heroin)

+ Easy to make.

+ Euphoric stimulant.

- Byproducts of the drug cause gangrene and destroy flesh (These byproducts remain in the drug unless it is made in a lab, which addicts do not have).

- Very addictive.

- Similar negative effects to heroin.