The Effects Of Drugs

The effects of drugs take on many forms and affect people in all sorts of ways. Drugs affect individuals, families, society, and our planet as a whole. Everybody, either directly or indirectly, in one way or another is affected by drugs, drug dealers and drug abuse. For instance, drug addicts who end up in jail are taking money away from law abiding tax payers.

The psychological effects of drug addiction

These effects may include but are not limited to:

  • HallucinationsBreaking-Down-the-Shame-of-Male-Depression-RM-722x406
  • Delusions
  • Mood swings
  • Aggression
  • Impulsiveness
  • Violence
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts and actions
  • Mental illness
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia

The physical effects of drug addiction

These effects may include but are not limited to:

  • Brain damage
  • Seizures and strokes
  • Problems with breathing
  • All sorts of cancers
  • Heart attacks
  • HIV and Aids
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems
  • Various types of illnesses
  • Memory problems
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Death

One of the worst effects of drug addiction is harming or even killing a baby. If a mother uses drugs when she is pregnant the effects on the baby can be life threatening and in many cases result in mental or physical disabilities as well as the child’s death.

Drug addiction is known to have an impairing impact to all areas and parts of the body. It affects your overall functioning and entire body system. In many cases people stop eating, start neglecting themselves, and often deteriorate physically completely.

Drug addiction usually ends in a terrible way and nothing good can ever come from using drugs. Some people end up in jail, due to committing crimes in order to get money for drugs. Other people end up in mental institutions due to the psychological problems and mental illnesses that occur. Other people end up in rehabilitation centers which results in high cost for society and which the losses will never be recovered.

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