Don't Try It, This is the Danger of Drugs for Health
The dangers of drugs are not only on the behavior and psychological condition of the users. Drugs can also endanger the health of the body in general, and can even cause permanent disturbances in various organs of the body.
Starting from curiosity and momentary pleasure, many drug users are trapped in the trap of these illegal drugs. This addiction over time can damage the mental and physical health or even the safety of the user.
Therefore, it is important for everyone to know the dangers of drugs so that they are not tempted to try or even use them.
Various Effects That Emerge from Drug Use
Once used or consumed, the drug will dissolve and flow through the blood throughout the body, including the brain. Various effects will be experienced by users, depending on the type, dose, and duration of drug use.
There are several effects caused by drug use, including:
Some types of drugs can speed up the work of the heart and brain more than usual, such as ecstasy, cocaine, and amphetamines.
As a result, users seem to have extra energy, feel stronger and more active, and don't get tired easily, especially when doing strenuous physical activities or activities.
Hallucinations are the effects of most types of drugs, including marijuana, ecstasy, and LSD.
This type of drug user seems to see a thing or object that does not exist or is not real. This is why drugs are sometimes called psychedelic drugs.
Some types of drugs, such as putaw, heroin, and marijuana, work by depressing the central nervous system and reducing the body's functional activities. This makes users feel more relaxed, sleepy, slowed breathing, decreased blood pressure, and weakened heart rate.
Almost all types of drugs, especially heroin, cocaine, and putaw, cause addiction (addiction) in its users. This effect makes users always want to use the drug.
Risks and Dangers of Drugs for Body Health
The various effects of drug use are closely related to the risk of health problems for users. The following are some of the health risks that can arise:
1. Impaired brain function
Drugs can affect a person's ability to think, memory and concentration decline, and difficulty making the right decisions.
This is because long-term drug use can trigger changes in nerve cells in the brain, causing disturbances in the part of the brain that controls thinking and communication skills.
Some types of drugs, such as ecstasy, can trigger dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. If left untreated, this condition can cause users to experience seizures, panic attacks, hallucinations, chest pain, and aggressive behavior.
3. Confused and lost memory
The content of various substances in drugs, such as gamma-hydroxybutyrate and rohypnol, can cause confusion and memory loss. In fact, users can also experience impaired coordination of body movements and decreased consciousness.
The use of marijuana or marijuana can cause side effects in the form of hallucinations, increased blood pressure and pulse, anxiety disorders, and paranoia.
In addition, marijuana can also cause mental disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders.
5. Seizures and death
Abuse of methamphetamine or better known as methamphetamine, opium, and cocaine, can cause a variety of adverse effects, including psychotic behavior, seizures, and even death from overdose.
6. Impaired quality of life
When a person starts taking drugs, he is more likely to become addicted. Over time, users will need higher doses to get the same effect.
When the effects of drugs begin to wear off, users will feel uncomfortable due to the appearance of withdrawal symptoms, such as restlessness, difficulty sleeping, muscle aches, and feelings of wanting to take drugs again.
In addition to affecting the body, the dangers of drugs can also interfere with the quality of life of users. For example, dealing with the social environment and the police for stealing to get money to buy drugs.
In addition, HIV or hepatitis B infection can also target drug users, especially those who use drugs in the form of injections.
Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction to Watch Out for
As previously explained, drugs can cause addiction effects that make users more trapped in drug traps. A person who consumes or is addicted to drugs will generally show the following signs and symptoms:
Changes in behavior
People who show the various symptoms above, need to get help immediately. The sooner the person is treated, the faster the recovery process will be.
If left untreated, people who are addicted to drugs can develop the following conditions:
Loss of consciousness
Preventing and Overcoming the Dangers of Drugs
The most appropriate way to avoid the dangers of drugs is to not consume them at all. However, if you or your relatives have already taken drugs, especially if you have become an addict, treatment in the form of rehabilitation is very necessary.
The Indonesian government through the National Narcotics Agency has provided rehabilitation services for drug addicts. The following are the stages of drug rehabilitation that are usually given to people who are already addicted to drugs:
Your doctor or therapist will examine your condition. They will look at the extent of your addiction, the side effects you have experienced, and the possibility of depression.
If there are these problems, the doctor or therapist will give drugs to eliminate these effects.
During the detox phase, you will be asked to stop taking drugs. When you go through this stage, you will most likely feel nauseous and your body will feel sick from losing the substances you normally consume.
You will also feel restless and depressed because you are not taking the usual calming medication. To overcome these conditions, doctors will usually provide treatment in the form of drugs.
The important thing for you to do is always meet the body's fluid needs to avoid dehydration and consume nutritious foods to speed up the recovery process during this detoxification process.
After these two stages have been successfully passed, you will undergo various therapies in the stabilization stage. At this stage, you will be prescribed medication to help with long-term recovery.
This stage also includes thinking about long-term life plans and your mental stability.
Support from those around you, both family and close friends, is very important to speed up your recovery process. Not only give you encouragement, they can also accompany you in carrying out your daily activities.
The dangers of drugs not only have a negative impact on the quality of life, but also the physical and mental health of users. Therefore, do not ever try it for any reason. Drugs are not the answer to the problem, but instead can cause a bigger problem.
If you or someone close to you is already addicted to drugs, consult a psychiatrist to undergo an examination, including a physical examination to anticipate the dangers of drugs to your health.
In addition to providing treatment to overcome drug dependence, psychiatrists will also provide referrals to other specialists if drugs have caused disturbances to health and organ function.