Short and Long Term Effects of Drugs

Drugs can and often do ruin people’s lives. Many people think that just because someone is prescribed medications that these medications are safe but the truth of the matter is far from that. Even prescription drugs can cause many negative short and long-term effects on the body and the mind. If you have been abusing drugs, whether you have already experienced these short and long term effects of drugs or not, you should seek out the help of an addiction rehab center. The sooner you ask for help in overcoming your abuse of drugs, the sooner you can get control over your life. You will also be able to manage things in your life much better as well.

Short Term Effects of Drug Abuse

If you have been abusing drugs there are some short term effects that you may or may not have experienced yet. Some of the most common short-term effects of drug abuse include getting hangovers, withdrawals, feeling a crash, anxiety, panic attacks, being paranoid, hallucinating, being paranoid, getting very irritable, becoming very sad or depressed and many other short term effects as well. Even if you have not yet experienced these short term effects you should not wait for them to occur. You can get into a detox program before these occur or before you have any long term effects arise.

Long-Term Effects of Drug Abuse

In addition to the short-term effects of drug abuse, there are some long-term effects of drug abuse as well. Some of the most common long-term effects of drug abuse that you should be aware of include major depression, early-onset Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, hallucinating, being paranoid, having stomach issues, and much more. These long-term effects of drug abuse are dangerous to the body and the mind. The short and long-term effects of drug abuse that were mentioned above are mostly physical and mental negative effects. However, anyone who abuses drugs is also likely to incur damage to their lifestyle, personality, relationships and other aspects of their life as well. If you have a drug abuse or drug addiction, the first thing to do is to pick up your phone today. Calling into a detox program so that you can get treatment for your addiction or drug abuse issues is the first step to regaining your life. Don’t allow drug abuse to keep control over your life, take back the control today!

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