Drug

"Abuse"

What are they?

Drugs are substances that change a person's physical or mental state. The majority of drugs are used to treat medical conditions, both physical and mental. Some, however, are used outside the medical setting for their effects on the mind. These are referred to as illegal drugs.

Illegal Drugs

Deppresants

They are bright-colored capsules or tablets that are legally for medical reasons, but it can be illegally abused. Depressants are swallowed. Depressants can cause confusion, lack of coordination, low blood pressure, and slowed heart rate and breathing. Someone who takes them may have slurred speech and an inability to concentrate, and he or she may fall asleep. Depressants are addictive and some of the symptoms are anxiety, and sleeplessness. Depressant include alcohol, sedatives and certain other drugs. Very large doses of depressant drugs can stop your breathing and kill you.

Stimulants

Stimulants are drugs that stimulate your body specifically the central nervous system into working faster. It also speeds up your brain which makes you fell high and energized. Also your heart beats faster, your Blood pressure goes higher, and you will have hard time sleeping. Stimulants, include caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, cocaine, meth, crystal meth, and ecstasy.

Hallucingaers

Hallucinogens are drugs that cause hallucinations and change the way you sense the world around you. Users may see images, hear sounds and feel sensations that seem very real but do not exist. Some hallucinogens also produce bad reactions can occur even with the first use and a user may have flashbacks. When you use LSD, your senses of space, distance, and time become altered. Strange feelings and strong emotions are typical. LSD can cause users experience panic, confusion, sadness, and scary images. LSD affects judgment and behavior may get out of control. LSD is odorless, colorless, and tasteless LSD is on paper that is licked or swallowed. Capsules and liquids are also swallowed.

Prescription Drugs

What are they?

Prescription drugs are medications legitimately prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of health problems. But sometimes people decide taking it without a prescription or not as directed – they can become dangerous and addictive. Some people assume that since they’re legal when prescribed by a doctor, they must be safer than illegal drugs. The truth is, these drugs require a prescription for a reason. When abused, they can be just as dangerous, and even deadly. In fact, in recent years, the abuse of prescription painkillers has resulted in more deaths than cocaine and heroin combined. Some prescription Drugs include painkillers, Augmentin, Hydrocodone, and Generic Zocor.

Painkillers

Prescription painkillers are powerful drugs that can be dangerous, or even deadly, especially when taken at high doses or combined with alcohol. They also interfere with the nervous system’s transmission of the nerve signals we perceive as pain. When you take prescription painkillers, the message the brain receives is changed, so that pain is no longer perceived as painful. Under a doctor’s direction, painkillers can be vital in relieving severe pain due to physical damage, cancer or other illnesses. Unfortunately, abusing painkillers has become a serious problem. The most commonly abused brand-name painkillers include Vicodin, Oxycodone, OxyContin and Percocet. A single large dose can cause breathing difficulty that can lead to death or a heart attack. Some of the effects of painkiller abuse can include lack of energy, inability to concentrate, nausea and vomiting.