Drugs can have a negative impact on the people
who use them. The human body was simply not designed to endure all the things that drugs
do to it. Each drug affects the body differently, and each individual person will experience
different results from a drug. Steroids, known for their performance-enhancing
ability, can lead to aggression, mood swings, delusions, liver damage, and renal failure.
They can also cause trembling, infertility, and baldness. Heroin, an opiate, can cause negative effects
such as abscesses, cellulitis, liver disease, dry mouth, and impaired breathing.
Other opiates and narcotics, like morphine, are used to relieve pain and anxiety. But
morphine can also cause a decrease in hunger, decreased sex drive,and reduced mental performance. Like morphine, other prescription drugs are
frequently abused by people wanting pain relief or to experience a feeling of euphoria. Codeine
and OxyContin are among the most popular abused prescription drugs, and they can cause confusion,
weakness, dizziness, and seizures. Stimulants, like methamphetamine, are abused
because they increase energy and mental focus. After extended use, however, meth causes physical
disfigurations and tooth decay. Cocaine, used for its high and to reduce fatigue,
can also cause irritability, restlessness, and paranoia.
One of the worst side effects of nearly all abused drugs is their ability to cause dependence
on them. Physical or psychological addiction to a drug can completely take over someone’s
life. If you or someone you know has a drug addiction, call our helpline right away.