Young People and Life-Threatening Use of Stimulants

*+-According to national surveys of young people and drug abuse, thousands of young people begin using harshly stimulating drugs every day. What these young people lack the experience to understand is how these drugs affect the body and how they can threaten one’s very life. Stimulants include drugs like Ecstasy, cocaine, methamphetamine and amphetamine, the so-called “study drugs” like Ritalin and Adderall, and most of the new synthetics on the market. While there are variations, in general a stimulant drug increases heart rate and body temperature. At the same time, the arteries constrict severely. The cumulative effect is that there…

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The Effects Of Ecstasy On The Brain

*+-The drug Ecstasy has been labeled as one of the most popular drugs for teens, young adults and adolescents and one of the most dangerous and damaging drugs in existence. According to Drug Fact research and statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, when used, ecstasy causes serotonin to rush to the brain, resulting in extreme feelings of happiness and well-being. There is new evidence showing that this drug can actually be neurotoxic, meaning that it can damage cells in your brain. Long-term users of ecstasy have displayed signs of depression and anxiety. This is most likely because of…

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Rehab for Club Drugs

*+-“Club drugs” refers to a category of drugs that are often used at parties, nightclubs, dance clubs and large musical events directed at young attendees. This class of drug includes mostly synthetic drugs of recent origin, while more familiar drugs like cocaine, marijuana and alcohol are also widely used at these venues. The most popular club drugs are ones like Ecstasy, GHB, mephedone and ketamine. Older drugs like LSD and PCP may also be used but less often. Ecstasy is the most popular and well-known drug. It is addictive, sometimes quickly so, and can cause death when a person overheats.…

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