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Today, every movie has one antagonist who does drugs & every story has a villain who is high on ecstasy. It looks cool in the fictitious world. When you will know what happens to the body, you will certainly abandon watching such movies too. Yes, the effects are fatal. The drugs are the nuisance to the society. The Generation X is somehow fascinated to do it in their younger years. There are many ways to stop it but it’s a slow process and before emerging to the path to end it, it’s essential to know what these dangerous drugs do to our body because to eradicate anything from the roots/foundation, we should know about it in detail.

Some drugs make you feel unconquerable, some make you forget your fears and dilemmas and others ‘pretend’ to augment your creativity. The only thing they have in common is that their high is short-lived. Breaking down the four most common types of drugs further, we tell you what they do to your body.

 

Crystal Meth:

This drug is highly addictive and is an influential central nervous stimulant. Crystal meth is the illegally manufactured, crystalline form of methamphetamine.

Body’s reaction: The drug travels through the bloodstream to the brain and kindles the release of dopamine, 6 times more than what the body can produce certainly.

Dangerous effects comprise extreme weight loss, kidney and lung damage, nausea, increased aggressiveness, damaged blood vessels in the brain, leading to strokes, disturbed sleep patterns, cardiovascular collapse or death.

 

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD):

This drug is available in the form of tablets or gelatin squares. LSD generates an inexplicable state of hallucinations causing the user to lose touch with reality.

Body’s reaction: Once consumed, LSD is responsible for constraining consciousness and it stimulates the serotonin receptors in the brain, causing an increase in brain activity, leading to an overactive imagination.

 

Heroin:

This drug is derivative from opium from the poppy plant before it is refined to morphine, then further chemically modified to become heroin.

Body’s reaction: When heroin is gulped into the system (orally, injected or via smoking), it converts into morphine that binds the Opioid receptors of the brain.

 

Cocaine:

Physically, a form of cocaine is used as a contemporary anesthetic. It is commonly ingested by snorting through the nose or rubbing it on the gums.

Body’s reaction: Cocaine steadily upsurges the dopamine levels in the brain without allowing it to reset.

Effects include rising blood pressure, muscle twitching, extreme mental alertness, permanent damage to the organs, nausea and paranoia, irritability, deterioration of the respiratory tract, cardiac arrests, strokes etc. Nasha Mukti Kendra Bhopal

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