Everyone knows that drugs are bad for you. Unfortunately, many people are suffering from the problem of addiction, and in some cases due to the easy availability of certain drugs. Street drugs tend to be some of the most dangerous of all as they can have an effect not only on your state of mind but on your body as well. The following street drugs are considered the most dangerous out there and will destroy your body when they are abused.
Ecstasy is a street drug that became popular in the 1990s, especially among ravers at clubs or parties. It is a synthetic drug that is made from methylenedioxymethamphetamine and is mixed with hallucinogens. It is generally a stimulant that comes in tablet form. The tablets are typically colorful and provide a confident, energetic and highly pleasurable feeling in a person who takes them. However, it can also increase the heart rate and blood pressure, create blurred vision, chills, involuntary clenching of the teeth, sweating and even seizures. Ecstasy can have a horrible effect on the body as it can also lead to dehydration, a drastic increase in body temperature, breakdown of internal organs such as the liver, kidneys and heart. It can also damage the brain by interfering with memory.
Cocaine is a highly addictive and dangerous drug that is comes in a white powder form that is usually snorted. It can cause much destruction of the nasal passages, surrounding tissues and the bloodstream. It is also occasionally smoked in the form of crack and damages the lungs as the person abusing it takes it directly by inhaling. When it is smoked, the drug has a quicker effect. Snorting cocaine can increase the heart rate, lead to mental fatigue, cause a chronic running nose, nosebleeds and difficulty swallowing. When smoked as crack, it can do extensive damage to the lungs and lead to emphysema. Cocaine can lead to auditory hallucinations, paranoia, restlessness, irritability, anxiety and other problems.
Methamphetamine is also known as “crystal meth” or simply “meth.” It is a synthetic stimulant that is highly addictive and extremely dangerous. It can be injected, ingested or smoked and gives an instantaneous high in the feeling of euphoria. Like cocaine, it speeds up the central nervous system and gets the heart rate and blood pressure running faster. It can change how the brain functions by impairing motor skills, speech and even the ability to feel pleasure. It can also cause pockmarks in the skin, tooth decay, severe weight loss, psychological problems and violent outbursts. Addiction to this drug may require the help of a methamphetamine medical detox center.
Made from ketamine, Special K is a drug that is derived from horse tranquilizers. It comes in powder form and is snorted. It is extremely dangerous as it resembles angel dust and makes the person taking it think they are invincible. It increases the blood pressure and heart rate and can make the individual unresponsive to stimuli. It can also lead to nausea, muscle stiffening, salivation and involuntary rapid eye movement.
Heroin is an opiate that is usually injected that is highly addictive. It gives a feeling of euphoria, yet prevents the individual from experiencing natural feelings. Abusing heroin can lead to horrible problems such as scratching at the skin, track marks in the arms, disorientation, drowsiness, mood swings, vomiting, tremors, insomnia and loss of appetite.