Recreational Drugs

A recreational drug contains a chemical substance, naturally or artificially synthesized, that produces a variety of euphoric and hallucinogenic effects when consumed. These drugs can be smoked, snorted, inhaled or injected. The use of recreational drugs stems from various causes, including peer pressure, pre-existing mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, curiosity regarding the experience, rebelliousness or simply personal enjoyment. The vast majority of recreational narcotics is controlled and mostly deemed illegal by the authorities. Substance abuse has high chances to trigger a number of associated physical, mental and social side effects. Addiction, contracting an infection disease when needles are reused, negative behavioral modification, unplanned intercourse or physical violence, and financial problems are just a few of them. If you have an addiction to recreational drugs, make it a point to seek medical treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility.

Heroin

Heroin is popular because it triggers euphoric states almost instantaneously, particularly when consumed intravenously. High addictiveness, with approximately half the users getting hooked after first use, vomiting, insomnia, constriction of the blood vessels, permanent circulatory system damage and high overdose risks are the primary side effects.

Marijuana

Used medically in the treatment of glaucoma and as pain relief for cancer patients, long term recreational consumption of marijuana is likely to cause depression, panic attacks, depression and irritability.

Alcohol

A legal recreational substance, alcohol presents elevated risks of addiction. Short term effects include impaired judgment, altered moods, dizziness, and vomiting; long term alcohol consumption lead to life threatening health issues including organ failure, loss of consciousness, and coma.

Cocaine

Cocaine produces euphoric states and a high level of alertness by blocking the neurotransmitters of naturally secreted hormones like dopamine and serotonin. The risks of consuming cocaine comprise of heart attacks and strokes, teeth grinding leading to the wearing of the enamel, and overdose.

Morphine

An opioid substance utilized for alleviating extremely painful sensations, morphine induces a state calm and relaxation. The recreational use side effects of this narcotic consist of gastrointestinal problems like vomiting and diarrhea, memory loss and a significant decrease in weight.

Crystal Meth

Viciously addictive and widely available in various degrees of purity and associated consumption risks, consumption of Crystal Meth is responsible for chest pains, accelerated tooth decay, heart attacks, paranoia and depression.

Opium

Opium induces a state of complete relaxation similar to heroin, but can be utilized for medical purposes like pain alleviation in small quantities. Recreational long term consumption causes vomiting and nausea, loss of appetite, behavioral modifications and depression.

Ketamine

Prescribed medically in palliative care or in combination with other substances to induce general anesthesia – in rare circumstances as anti-depressant – the recreational consumption of ketamine produces hallucinatory states, delirium, tachycardia, and dizziness. Long term use leads to urinary and neurological impairments.

LSD

The Lysergic Acid Diethylamide earned fame in the 60's hippie era, thanks to the state of euphoria and hallucinatory states it triggers. Depression, paranoia, exacerbated episodes of terror and the inability to function socially are some of the long term effects.

Ecstasy

Elevated levels of perception and energy paired with euphoria are the primary reasons why ecstasy is popular. The downside of regularly consuming ecstasy recreationally comprise of memory issues, insomnia, depression, altered behavior and the risk of overdosing.

PCP

Elevated pulse and heart rate, hallucinatory reactions, paranoia and psychosis are the immediate effects of consuming the NMDA receptor blocker known as PCP. Seizure, coma and death also constitute important risks associated with consumption.

Bath Salts

The improper categorization as "bath salts" leads to the widespread availability of substance containing MDVP. An elevated heart rate and pulse in conjunction with the significantly higher body temperature in the short run, and the violent behavior, hallucinations and paranoia on long term encompass the effects of 'bath salt' consumption.

Crack Cocaine

Crack is essentially processed cocaine combined with baking soda, water and/or ammonia to obtain a derivate. Short lived euphoric states following the dose are overshadowed by episodes of paranoia, muscle spasms, excessive heart rate, coma and even death resulting from overdosing.

DMT

Hallucinations and euphoria resulting from consuming mixtures containing DMT – a chemical naturally secreted by the brain – pupil dilation, and sometimes sheer terror are the immediate results. In the long run, depression and an inability to distinguish fantasy from reality are common side effects.

DXM

Dextromethorphan falls under the category of NMDA receptor blockers and triggers hallucinatory and euphoric states. Gastrointestinal issues including nausea, vomiting and constipation are the immediate negative effects, while liver damage, psychosis and depression are linked to extensive consumption.

Inhalants

Inhaling compounds like gasoline, paint vapors, glue, or hairspray generates a rush followed immediately by dizziness and disorientation. Heart problems, internal organ damage, frequent nosebleeds stem from long term recreational use.

Hash

Hash can be smoked or ingested in laced pastry confections, the key difference being the duration of the narcotic effect and how fast it develops. Psychological effects of extensive consumption include depression, anxiety, memory loss and lack of motivation, while the physical ones are generally emphysema, bronchitis and lung cancer.

Khat

Khat is obtained from the leaves of the Catha Edulis, a shrub thriving in the Arabian Peninsula and Africa, and it is often employed in the treatment of migraines. The extended consumption of Khat as a recreational drug brings along numerous negative consequence, especially when injected, comprising of tremors, delusional states, frequent nightmares, low appetite, psychosis, and gastrointestinal disorders.

Mushrooms

Shrooms or mushrooms is a concept that refers to a variety of species of fungi that have in common the element psilocybin, which is what triggers the time and space altering hallucinations among users. Consuming 'magic mushrooms' carries the risk of developing gastrointestinal diseases, and in the long run a person will sometimes experience flashbacks of the hallucinations even when he is not under the influence of the psilocybin substance.

Mescaline

An alkaloid synthesized from the peyote cacti family, Mescaline has been used for almost 6,000 years by the native tribes in ancient Mexico, and it was only listed among the Schedule I controlled substances back in 1970. Altered states of mind, hallucinatory experiences, euphoric sensations and the distortion of shapes and colors occurs rather fast following consumption, but long term exposure to Mescaline leads to a variety of psychological conditions, including psychosis, aggression, and anxiety.

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