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PSYCHOLOGY 2 Cognitive behavior such as loss of motor condition and balance are some of the dangerous effects of drug and substance abuse and sickness. Disease ranging from asthma, liver problems, and high blood pressure are some of the conditions associated with substance abuse and addictions. Although known to start subtly, drug abuse can seriously affect and individual's regular life performance. Alcohol and marijuana are among the most commonly used drugs in all the parts of the word. Non-medical prescription of marijuana and alcohol reported being the most abused substance even in among students. According to the National Institute of Alcohol and Alcoholism, some common effects of alcohol include confusions, memory problems, inhibition and risky behaviors. An adverse effect of alcohol, however, is the motor impairment. Acute alcohol usage and intoxication lower cognitive and psychomotor abilities. Numerous studies have established and correlated increase in automobile accidents with drunk drivers. Alcohol intake has been shown to affect psychomotor tasks especially by inhibiting their response to the most demanding motor neuron work. Marijuana is another commonly used drug that significantly affects the neuronal capabilities of an individual. While sensory distortion, panic, anxiety and increased heartbeat remain some the short effects of taking marijuana, Poor coordination reduced resistance to
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