Effects Of Drug Abuse On Drug Addicts

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Drug abuse is the habitual taking of illegal drugs or it is the excessive use of drugs such as ( alcohol, cocaine, tramadol e.t.c.
the short term effect of drug abuse that occur in drug users depends on the amount used, the potency or  purity of the drug whether it is mixed with any other mind altering substance. Drugs can  affect a drug users thinking, mood, energy level and perception, and it can also cause a host of physical problems.

Drug use can hurt the people who take drugs AND the people around them, including families, kids, and babies who aren’t yet born.

Drug use can also lead to addiction, a long-lasting brain disease in which people can’t stop taking drugs on their own, even when they know that bad things could happen if they keep using them.

some of the effects of drug abuse

1.Effects On The Brain


Although initial drug use may be voluntary, drugs have been shown to alter brain chemistry, which interferes with an individual's ability to make decisions and can lead to compulsive craving, seeking and use. This then becomes a substance dependency.

  • All drugs of abuse – nicotine, cocaine, marijuana, and others – effect the brain’s “reward” circuit, which is part of the limbic system.
  • Drugs hijack this “reward” system, causing unusually large amounts of dopamine to flood the system.
  • This flood of dopamine is what causes the “high” or euphoria associated with drug abuse.

2.Birth Defects

Some pregnant women in the world of today use illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and other amphetamines,tramadol and heroin . These and other illicit drugs may pose various risks for pregnant women and their babies.

Some of these drugs can cause a baby to be born too small or too soon, or to have withdrawal symptoms, birth defects or learning and behavioral problems. Additionally, illicit drugs may be prepared with impurities that may be harmful to a pregnancy.

Finally, pregnant women who use illicit drugs may engage in other unhealthy behaviors that place their pregnancy at risk, such as having extremely poor nutrition or developing sexually transmitted infections.

3.Behavioral Problems

  • Paranoia
  • Aggressiveness
  • Hallucinations
  • Addiction
  • Impaired Judgment
  • Impulsiveness
  • Loss of Self-Control

4. other  Problems caused by drog abuse are

  • fighting and violence
  • money problems
  • trouble at school or at work or losing a job
  • trouble in relationships
  • child abuse or neglect
  • driving crashes
  • arrests and jail

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