Drugs are substances that can alter the thinking, sensations and emotions of the person who consumes them. They share a risk and, ultimately, cannot be considered as a product that can be consumed in a totally safe way.
It has been demonstrated that the risk of using these substances lies in the combination of three fundamental factors: the effects of drugs on the body, how to use it (dosage and administration) and the vulnerability of the consumer, in addition to possible Consequences of using them in the short and long term. Between them, are:
1. Addiction: this is the main disorder that can lead to drug use. This is considered a brain disease, because its structure and functioning is affected by drugs. One of the main characteristics of addiction is the ability to change a person’s habits and behaviors, turning them into slaves of their own consumption.
2.Loss of self-esteem: over time, a frequent consumer may begin to experience an attitude of guilt when feeling governed by the situation in which they live. This generates a loss of self-esteem and a sense of guilt that makes any sense of hope disappear.
3. Increase the possibility of getting serious diseases: studies have shown that the possibility of contracting vascular disorders, cirrhosis and hepatitis, increase with the consumption of substances. The drugs slowly destroy the organs, causing serious problems in the body.
4.Weakening of the immune system: drugs directly attack the immune system, weakening its functioning and making the consumer much more defenseless against infections and diseases.
5.Insomnia: a person who does not rest enough can fall into depression and become more irritable and pessimistic, corrupting his personality and social skills completely.
6.Abstinence Syndrome: frequent drug use causes a person to develop an addiction that over time can become a physical and psychological need. This syndrome can present symptoms as: depression, reluctance, episodes of nervousness, anxiety and loss of emotions.
7.Hallucinations: one of the most common disorders of drug use is that the person may become more prone to psychological disorders such as hallucinations, paranoid tendencies, and depressions, among others.
If you or someone you know has problems with drugs, please consult with a professional.