Health Risks of Drug Abuse

 

  1. In most educational materials about drugs, little attention is paid to how alcohol, illicit or abused prescription drugs can impact your health. Most of the attention is focused on how drugs can addict you or cause an overdose.In fact, the many severe health risks of drugs like marijuana, heroin, cocaine or alcohol may shock you.
  2. People who suffer from addiction often have one or more accompanying medical issues, which may include lung or cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and mental disorders.
  3. Media. It is termed to be ‘Cool’ to smoke and drink, which causes bad influence on teenage mind. 
  4. Imaging scans, chest X-rays, and blood tests show the damaging effects of long-term drug abuse throughout the body. For example, research has shown that tobacco smoke causes cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, blood, lungs, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix.19 In addition, some drugs of abuse, such as inhalants, are toxic to nerve cells and may damage or destroy them either in the brain or the peripheral nervous system.
2017-07-04T07:38:56+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Education|