5 Illegal Drugs to Avoid

A variety of illegal drugs have brandished places of parties and celebrations.  Some of these drugs can easily be identified because they have existed and ruined lives for a long time. Others popped up just recently that they could be mistaken as ordinary medicines.

Here is a list of illegal drugs to avoid and their effects:

Marijuana

This drug is taken by smoking or swallowing.  Its acute effects include distorted sensory perception, impaired balance and coordination, panic attacks and psychosis.  There are some states in the US and other countries however that has legalized marijuana because of its medical benefits.  Yet, you can still get these benefits from other prescriptions.  Always think of the long term effects of marijuana.

Heroin

Administered through injection, smoking or snorting, this illegal drug can cause dizziness, confusion, sedation and arrested breathing.

Cocaine

This kind of stimulant can increase heart rate, feeling of exhilaration, mental alertness, paranoia and psychosis.  It can be taken by snorting, smoking or injection.

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or Ecstasy

This club drug is administered through swallowing, snorting or injection.  Its acute effects include increased tactile sensitivity, emphatic feelings, anxiety and muscle cramping.  This drug is common in parties and concerts.

PCP and Analogs or Angel Dust

Classified under dissociative drugs, angel dust can cause insensitivity, psychosis, aggression, slurred speech and hallucinations.  It can be smoked, swallowed or injected.

The risks of taking these illegal drugs are not only limited to what is mentioned above.  It has other effects and health risks that can even cause death to the user.

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