Drug Information2019-02-04T13:52:00-06:00

The drugs listed below may be a problem for you or a loved one.

Alcohol

Is a psychoactive substance causing intoxication which has a variety of short-term and long-term adverse effects.

Cannabis

Also known as marijuana among other names is an addictive psychoactive drug carry side effects include a decrease in short-term memory, impaired motor skills and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. There is a strong relation between cannabis use and the risk of psychosis

Spice

Synthetic cannabinoids with psychoactive effects, spice is sometime called k2 or marketed as herbal incense. Negative effects include palpitations, paranoia, intense anxiety, nausea, vomiting, confusion, poor coordination, and seizures. Other effects include compulsion to re-dose, withdrawal symptoms, and persistent cravings.

Ecstasy

Additionally referred to as E.  Adverse effects include addiction, memory problems, paranoia, difficulty sleeping, teeth grinding, blurred vision, sweating, and a rapid heartbeat. Deaths have been caused due to increased body temperature and dehydration. Following use people often feel depressed and tired.

Opioids

Very addictive substances causing euphoria with side effects that include sedation, nausea, respiratory depression and constipation. Tolerance and dependence will develop with continuous use, requiring increasing doses and leading to a withdrawal syndrome upon abrupt discontinuation.

Rohypnol

And similar drugs like GHB and Ketamine are depressants with hypnotic side effects.  Dependencies can form with withdrawal possibly leading to seizures, psychosis, insomnia and anxiety.

Cocaine

Known as coke, is a strong stimulant mostly used as a recreational drug. It is snorted, inhaled as smoke, or dissolved and injected into a vein. Mental effects may include loss of contact with reality, an intense feeling of happiness, or agitation. Physical symptoms may include a fast heart rate, sweating, and high doses can result in very high blood pressure or body temperature.

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