Drug Facts – 43 Interesting Facts About Drugs

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Sharing needles for injecting substance is one of the prime causes for contracting AIDS and spread of the diseases like STD.

Drugs when used in overdose are almost certainly fatal.

Use of drugs by expectant mothers can have a severe impact on the developing fetus because drugs crosses the placenta

Marijuana is the most common used and abused drugs after alcohol.

Other drugs include prescription drugs, Vicodin, OxyContin, cocaine, heroin, inhalants, LSD (acid), MDMA (ecstasy), methamphetamine, phencyclidine (PCP), steroids (anabolic)

Different drugs produce different effects but their mode of action and pathway a similar.

All drugs interfere with the normal functioning of brain.

The most common centers which are affected include portion of the brain which deals with self-control, judgment, emotion, motivation, memory and learning.

This temporary alteration of the functioning of the brain is what gives the kick to the user, a feeling of being separated from the reality.

The effects are varied and can differ according to the physiological state of the user. The effects include hallucinations, anxiety, paranoia, and uncontrolled behavior. In extreme cases it can also cause cardiovascular or respiratory distress or failure leading to death.