Drugs - Effects of Drug Abuse Andy Kunkel Drugs Defined as...

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Effects of Drug Abuse Andy Kunkel
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Drugs Defined as a substance used as a medicine or narcotic Effects of drugs are variable and unpredictable Many people use abuse drugs for recreational purposes Provide significant impact on their lives Leads to severe illnesses and other addictions
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Heroin Depresses the central nervous system Creates lung disorders / infections Pneumonia Immune system abnormalities Frequent infections Brain effects Coma Potential to acquire HIV from sharing needles
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Withdrawal Symptoms Associated with Heroin Drug cravings Anxiety, restlessness, insomnia Uncontrolled kicking movements, muscle aching, and twitching Bone pain Diarrhea / Vomiting Trembling / Shaking Loss of appetite Collapsed Veins
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Cocaine Defined as a toxic, addictive, psychoactive substance Creates negative effects on family, friends, and work Most powerful drug in nature to stimulate the central nervous system Primarily use is through snorting, but may also be smoked and injected
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Chawdry during the Spring '08 term at Community College of Allegheny County.

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