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Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction Gateway Treatment Centers

8/11/2014
02:24 | Author: Emily Peterson

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Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction Gateway Treatment Centers

The Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction can harm the body in a variety of different ways, from health problems to behavioral problems.

More deaths, illnesses and disabilities stem from substance abuse than from any other preventable health condition. Today, one in four deaths is attributable to illicit drug use. People who live with substance dependence have a higher risk of all bad outcomes including unintentional injuries, accidents, risk of domestic violence, medical problems, and death.

Nearly 4 percent of pregnant women in the United States use illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and other amphetamines, and heroin1.

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Effects of Drug Abuse - Drug Abuse and Addiction Easy-to-Read Facts

6/10/2014
12:08 | Author: Alex Watson

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Effects of Drug Abuse - Drug Abuse and Addiction Easy-to-Read Facts

Drug abuse hurts the user, and the people around him, and the health of both.

Next: Drug Abuse Hurts Other People.

VIDEO: Why Are Drugs So Hard to Quit?

Drug abuse hurts the body and the brain, sometimes forever. Learn more about:

Drug abuse hurts the people who take drugs AND the people around them, including families, kids, and babies who aren't yet born.

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Health Effects National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

4/9/2014
02:12 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

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Health Effects National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Cannabis (Marijuana) Greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and/or flowers of Cannabis sativa or cannabis indica—the hemp plant.

Addiction - A minority inhale on a regular basis, but among those, some report symptoms of addiction (need to continue using, despite severe adverse consequences).

Confusion; nausea; slurred speech; lack of coordination; euphoria; dizziness; drowsiness; disinhibition, lightheadedness, hallucinations/ delusions; headaches; suffocation; convulsions/seizures; hypoxia; heart failure; coma; sudden sniffing death (butane, propane, and other chemicals in aerosols).

Dilated pupils; increased body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure; nausea; increased energy, alertness; euphoria; decreased appetite and sleep.

NIH...Turning Discovery Into Health.

Some patients require assistance beyond pharmacological treatment of withdrawal symptoms and are treated with behavioral therapies.

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Respiratory Effects National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

2/8/2014
04:36 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

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Respiratory Effects National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Respiratory Effects. Picture of lungs. This is the way having emphysema makes me feel: take a deep breath, blow out 20%, walk around holding the rest in.

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NIH...Turning Discovery Into Health.

This is the way having emphysema makes me feel: take a deep breath, blow out 20%, walk around holding the rest in forever. Do you like to shop for new clothes? For me it is like running track while getting dressed, only you have to stop 3 or 4 times before you finish. It changes your whole life, nothing remains the same! Jan.

Drug abuse can lead to a variety of respiratory problems. Smoking cigarettes, for example, has been shown to cause bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer. Marijuana smoke may also cause respiratory problems. The use of some drugs may also cause breathing to slow, block air from entering the lungs or exacerbate asthma symptoms.

Special Note: Jan has now received a lung transplant and is doing very well! Source: www.emphysema.net.

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Drugs What You Should Know - KidsHealth

10/17/2014
04:20 | Author: Alex Watson

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Drugs What You Should Know - KidsHealth

A drug may be helpful or harmful. The effects of drugs can vary depending upon the kind of drug taken, how much is taken, how often it is used, how quickly it.

1995- The Nemours Foundation.

Street Names: crank, meth, speed, crystal, chalk, fire, glass, crypto, ice.

Thanks to medical and drug research, there are thousands of drugs that help people. Antibiotics and vaccines have revolutionized the treatment of infections. Medicines can lower blood pressure, treat diabetes, and reduce the body's rejection of new organs. Medicines can cure, slow, or prevent disease, helping us to lead healthier and happier lives. But there are also lots of illegal, harmful drugs that people take to help them feel good or have a good time.

Here are the facts on some of the more common drugs.

Addictiveness: Inhalants can be very addictive.

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