illegal street drugs

stimulants

Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical functions or both. Examples of these kinds of effects may include enhanced alertness, wakefulness, and locomotion, among others. like crack cocaine

a few effects

  • armament damage to blood vessels of heart and brain, high blood pressure leading to heart attacks, strokes and death
  • Liver, kidney and lung damage
  • Destruction of tissues in nose if sniffed
  • Respiratory problems if smoked
  • Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
  • Disorientation, apathy, confused exhaustion
  • Strong psychological dependence
  • Damage to the brain including strokes and possibly epilepsy

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depressants

A depressant, or central depressant, is a drug that lowers neurotransmission levels, which is to depress or reduce arousal or stimulation, in various areas of the brain. like marijuana

a few effects

  • Slowed pulse and breathing
  • Slurred speech
  • Drowsiness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Poor concentration
  • Fatigue and confusion
  • Impaired coordination, memory, and judgment
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narcotics

a drug or other substance affecting mood or behavior and sold for non medical purposes, especially an illegal one such as cocaine

a few effects from narcotics

  • addiction fairly easily
  • can kill you
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hallucinogens

gives you a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind, caused by various physical and mental disorders, or by reaction to certain toxic substances, and usually manifested as visual or auditory images.an example is Ayahuasca is a tea made from one of several Amazonian plants containing dimethyltryptamine (DMT), the primary mind-altering ingredient

just a few of the effects from hallucinogens

Immediate effects

The effects of hallucinogens can last several hours and vary considerably, depending on the specific type of hallucinogen. Some of the typical effects of hallucinogens are:

  • blurred vision;
  • disorganized thoughts, confusion and difficulty concentrating, thinking or maintaining attention;
  • anxiety, agitation, paranoia and feelings of panic;
  • dizziness;
  • blurred vision;
  • loss of coordination;
  • increased breathing rate;
  • increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • nausea and vomiting;
  • increased body temperature and sweating, may alternate with chills and shivering;
  • numbness.
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inhalants

any volatile substance, as nitrous oxide, butyl nitrite, toluene, gasoline, or paint thinner, capable of being inhaled, sometimes abused for its intoxicating effect. an example is sharpies

some effects of inhalant abuse

  • Children can die the first time, or any time, they try an Inhalant. This is known as Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome.
  • hearing loss
  • limb spasms
  • bone marrow
  • central nervous system (including brain) damage
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