Dangers of Drugs

10 Drug Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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Peel back the layers of society anywhere in the world and you’ll find a deep, dark, and disturbing culture of illegal drug abuse. But hey, this isn’t new. Illegal drugs is widespread. In fact, it is a $400-billion-a-year global industry that involves its production, trafficking, and sales. Google about illegal drugs or narcotics long enough and you may even find some who sell different kinds (and guises) of it online.

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The Cost of Addiction for Pregnant Women

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When you’re pregnant, you’re not just eating for two. You’re drinking, breathing, and living for two. Therefore, it is very important to carefully consider the things that you give your body and eventually your baby. So when you eat junk, your baby eats junk too. When you smoke or drink, your baby receives traces of nicotine and alcohol too. And when you take illegal drugs, your baby gets affected as well.

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Psychosis and Substance Abuse

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Can drugs drive a person crazy?

If crazy means hallucinations, delusions, self-destructive behavior, and unpredictability, then yes, drugs can make a person insane.

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Drug Abuse and Suicide: Watch Out for Red Flags

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For people whose lives and relationships have devastatingly run aground due to drugs and alcohol, there appears to be no other recourse–no hope–and the only respite is suicide. In fact, statistics would show that many drug addicts and dependents would attempt to commit suicide…and unfortunately, many ended up successful at it.

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Is Marijuana Really A Gateway Drug?

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There’s always two sides to every story. And while many people–scientists and experts, especially–contend the gateway theory of marijuana causes people to graduate to harder drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, many also argue otherwise.

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Deadly Drug: The Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Meth

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Many people try meth for a variety of reasons. However, they go back to it for only one thing: they like how it makes them feel.

Meth has long attracted and magnetized users of all ages, social status, gender, and culture all over the world because of the feel-good effect it brings the users. They would describe the feeling as a sudden rush of pleasure that lasts for several minutes, then a feeling of euphoria that can last from six to twelve hours.

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Facing the Facts: What you should know about Meth

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Since the 1980s, meth use has expanded from society’s elites and artists and now has spread to even the average Juan. Meth, or methamphetamine, is such a highly addictive drug that even the cravings are exceptionally strong as tolerance is quickly developed.

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The Secret to Not Being Addicted to Heroin

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Heroin is a highly addictive drug that imparts a downer effect to users. It brings users to a state of relaxation and euphoria brought about by the surge of pleasure chemicals to the brain. Like other opiates, heroin also blocks the brain’s ability perceive pain.

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Although methamphetamine is the drug of choice of most Asians, heroin addiction and overdose statistics continue to be a problem. In fact, opium poppies were once commonly cultivated in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. Nevertheless, heroin is still a widely used drugs all over the world and is causing millions of deaths every year.

So how do you not become addicted to heroin?

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The Lies Addicts Tell Themselves

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Many people who struggle with addiction may be very difficult for others to understand. While their destructive and compulsive behavior may be obvious to their family and friends, the substance abusers can find a way to minimize, rationalize, and justify their behavior. For the loved ones of addicts, the addictive behavior can be frustrating. However, this cannot compare to the frustration loved ones feel when they see the truth behind the lies that addicts tell them and themselves. This is because addicts usually deny or justify their behavior and decisions by lying.

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Real-Life Horror By Illegal Drugs

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Illegal drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, and heroin, to name a few, cause negative and even fatal effects to anyone who abuses and becomes addicted to them. However, there seems to be more and more dangerous drugs being made everywhere in the world.

This article shows you the newer drugs being made, sold, and used and their horrific, fatal side effects.

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