All drugs are dangerous, some deadlier than others. Here is a look at three extremely dangerous drugs.
Opiates are some of the most addictive drugs with terrible effects. Opiates include heroin, fentanyl, and some prescription drugs, such as promethazine-codeine or Oxycontin. Most can be injected, snorted, swallowed, or smoked.
Upon consumption, opiates release an enormous amount of dopamine (the “feel good” chemical) in the brain. Users become addicted to that dopamine release. Opioids and opiates even change the way an addict thinks and behaves, such as no concern of negative consequences.
Long-term use produces negative long-term effects, such as liver failure, kidney failure, changes in brain function, and even death.
Stimulants, or uppers, include cocaine, crack, and meth (methamphetamine), and abusing Adderall and Ritalin. Stimulants cause the brain to release dopamine, resulting in increased blood pressure and heart rate. Addicts often start using stimulants to increase attention, energy, and alertness.
Synthetic drugs, also known as designer or club drugs, have been chemically-created in a lab. These drugs include bath salts, flakka, and carfentanil. They are made with man-made chemicals and mimic the effects of drugs, like heroin or cocaine, but they slightly alter the chemical structure.
Examples of these types of drugs are ecstasy, molly, and ketamine. They produce hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. Negative effects include organ damage, seizures, possible violent aggression, suicidal thoughts, even permanent brain damage.
There are many dangerous drugs out there and different types of drug problems. A student may begin using a friend’s Adderall prescription to help them study. Another person may become addicted to opiates after getting a prescription to relieve pain after suffering an injury. Over time, they become addicted. You may think you have control over your drug use, but continued use will certainly become a problem. Addiction takes over quicker than you may think.