Narcotics are the most commonly misused substances and are the most dangerous drugs for one-time use, with a high risk of life-changing consequences that include death. The extreme danger of narcotics is their unknown origin. They are commonly made in a home, or in a bathtub, and include chemicals and substances that are fatal when consumed. Narcotics are associated with “night life”, which makes them prone to being used with alcohol or other drugs that can cause heart attacks or strokes, many times making their effect deadly with one time use. Following is a list of the short and long-term symptoms of narcotics. Most people who use narcotics will experience these symptoms at some point if they do not stop using:
- Rapid Heart Rate
- High Blood Pressure
- Lower Kidney Function
- Cognitive Decline
- Heart Attack
- Neglected Hygiene
Research using brain scans and other studies have shown that even a one- time use of narcotics causes damages to the brain that are irreversible. Research using brain scans and other studies have shown the psychological damage narcotics have on the brain, even in a single, one-time use. The permanent consequences on an individual’s mental health can lead to depression, anxiety, and psychosis. A contributing factor to narcotics addiction is that in order to ensure “repeat customers” through addiction, the unsafe homemade process often includes other dangerous additives.
Detox from Narcotics
The severe and intense withdrawal symptoms associated with narcotics are preferable over the effects on the brain and the body, of continued narcotic use. Toms River Sunrise Detox offers a medical detox program for narcotics. Our educational program informs you of the dangers of drugs, their manufacturing, their psychological, and their physical effects and helps you begin your recovery by medically detoxing under monitored supervision to avoid withdrawal complications that may arise in the process.
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Types of Narcotics
Short for Phencyclidine was created in the 1950s as an intravenous anesthetic, and its use was discontinued due to its side effects that cause intense distortion of perception, abuse, overdose, and death.
Gamma Hydroxybutyrate affects the central nervous system as a depressant. It is dangerous when mixed with alcohol and other drugs because it can lead to overdose by depressing the respiratory system and reducing oxygen to the brain, causing long-term damaging effects, or death. Intervention and treatment is the best way to reduce the risk of overdose.
Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth)
Introduced in the early 20th century as a derivative of amphetamines. Crystal Meth is an addictive stimulant that creates an immediate effect on the central nervous system. People under the influence of Meth go days without sleeping or eating, causing hallucinations and other serious mental and body deficiencies. Early intervention and medical treatment is the most effective way to reduce the risks associated with this narcotic.
MDMA - Ecstasy, Molly
MDMA, also referred to as Ecstasy and Molly is a popular nightlife party drug that can have negative, short ,and long-term side effects. The composition of MDMA acts as a stimulant and a hallucinogen and its symptoms are made worse when mixed with depressants, such as alcohol, or stimulants. Early intervention and medical treatment are recommended if abuse is detected.
Crack is a powdered form of cocaine meant to be smoked in order to provide an instant effect, which is the hallmark of the drug’s influence.
A dissociative drug that induces loss of consciousness or mitigates/removes pain. It has hallucinogenic, anesthetic, and dissociative properties that make it popular for nightlife, parties, and festivals. Risks of use include addiction, possible amnesia, psychosis, and other serious issues.
Kratom is a psychotropic drug that can have side effects similar to both opioids and stimulants. Kratom's mind-altering effects can be short-term and long-term, resulting in permanent damage. Early intervention and medical treatment are important.
Cocaine is a highly addictive and strong stimulant that is both, popular, and dangerous. Addiction to Cocaine can lead to overdose or death. Common overdose symptoms are heart attack, stroke, and/or seizures. The highly addictive nature of the drug, and the danger of overdose, demand immediate intervention and medical treatment when abuse is detected.