Alcohol Addiction Short Term Effects: Impaired Judgment,
coordination and vision. A delayed reaction time to outiside
Alcohol Addiction Long Term Effects: Liver and heart
disease, high blood pressure, pancreatitis and cancer. Long
term abuse may also cause brain damage.
Alcohol Addiction Withdrawal: Insomnia, anxiety, seizures,
hallucinations and delirium.
Bezodiazepine: Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, sleeping
Benzodiazepine Addiction Short Term Effects: Produces
a drowsy or calming effect. Can also cause poor concentration,
muscle weakness, vertigo and mental confusion. In rare cases,
may lead to increased excitement, irritability, aggression,
hostility, and impulsivity may occur.
Benzodiazepine Addiction Long Term Effects: Long term
use can lead to dependency. Stopping chronic use may cause
withdrawal side effects, including seizures.
Benzodiazepine Addiction Withdrawal: Insomnia, anxiety,
seizures and depression.
Cocaine / Crack Cocaine
Cocaine Addiction Short Term Effects: Disturbances
in heart rhythm, increased heart and respiratory rates, elevated
blood pressure, dilated pupils, decreased appetite, excessive
activity, talkativeness, irritability, argumentative behavior,
Cocaine Addiction Long Term Effects: Brain cells reudce
their numbers of dopamine receptors. Snorting can lead to
loss of sense of smell, nosebleeds, problems swallowing and
nasal cavity irritation. Ingested cocaine can cause bowel
gangrene. Smoking crack cocaine can harm the lungs.
Cocaine Addiction Withdrawal: Cravings, fatigue, lack
of pleasure, anxiety, irritability, sleepiness.
Meth Addiction Short Term Effects: Increased activity
euphoria, decreased appetite, fever, irritability, insomnia,
confusion, tremors, paranoia, aggression, increased heart
rate and blood pressure, irreversible damage to blood vessels
in the brain, jaw clenching, teeth grinding.
Meth Long Term Effects: Psychotic behavior, hallucinations,
respiratory problems, irregular heartbeat, extreme anorexia,
stroke and death.
Meth Addicton Withdrawal: Cravings, depression,anxiety,
fatigue, paranoia and aggression.
Meth Addiction Withdrawal: Insomnia, anxiety, seizures,
hallucinations and delirium.
Amphetamine: Adderall, Dexedrine, pep pills
Amphetamine Addiction Short Term Effects: Anxiety, euphoria,
irregular heartbeat, irritability, paranoia and insomnia.
Amphetamine Addicition Long Term Effects: Increased
blood pressure, mood or mental change.
Amphetamine Addiction Withdrawal: Depression,"the
shakes," tiredness, unusual tiredness.
Methylphenidate: Ritalin, Vitamin R, west coast
Methylphenidate Addiction Short Term Effects: Stimulates
the central nervous system, with similar effects to, but less
powerfull than, amphetamines.
Methylphenidate Addiction Long Term Effects: High
doses can lead to compulsive use, paranoia, irregular heartbeat
and dangerously high body temperatures.
Methylphenidate Addicion Withdrawal: Withdrawal symptoms
are similar to that of amphetamines.
Heroin Addiction Short Term Effects: A surge of euphoria
followed by a drowsy state. Mental functioning becomes clouded
due to the depression of the central nervous system.
Heroin Addiction Long Term Effects: Scarred and/or
collapsed veins, bacterial infections of the blood vessels
and heart valves, abscesses, liver and kidney disease, lung
Heroin Addiction Withdrawal: Restlessness, muscle
and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes,
Prescription Painkillers: Oxycodone,
OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, Vicodin
Prescription Painkillers Addiction Short Term Effects:
Produces effects similar to heroin. Drowsiness, constipation,
nausea and depending on the amount of drug taken, respiratory
Prescription Painkillers Addiction Long Term Effects:
Use of prescription painkillers can lead to physical dependence
Prescription Painkillers Addiction Withdrawal: Withdrawal
symptoms are similar to that of heroin.
LSD Addiction Short Term Effects: Dilated pupils, higher
body temperature, incresed heart rate and blood pressure,
sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and
tremors. The user may feel several different emotions at once
or swing rapidly from one emotion to another. Depending on
the dose, the drug can produce delusions and hallucinations.
LSD Addiction Long Term Effects: LSD users may experience
flashbacks, which can occur suddenly and may occur within
a few days or more than a year after use. LSD users may also
manifest relatively long-lasting psychoses, such as schizophrenia
or severe depression.
LSD Addiction Withdrawal: Not Applicable
Ecstasy Addiction Short Term Effects: Increase heart rate
and blood pressure, higher body temperature, jaw/teeth clenching,
muscle tension, hypertension, dehydration, chills and/or sweating,
nausea, blurred vision, faintness, confusion, insomnia.
Ecstasy Addiction Long Term Effects: Depression, sleep
disorders, anxiety, liver and brain damage. Ecstasy alters
the function of serotonin and dopamine pathways in the brain.
Ecstasy Addiction Withdrawal: Fatigue, severe anxiety,
loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating and depression
Ketamine Addiction Short Term Effects: Increase heart
rate and blood pressure, impaired motor functioning, numbness,
nausea and vomiting. At high doses ketamine can cause delerium
and respiratory depression and arrest.
Ketamine Addiction Long Term Effects: Depression and
Ketamine Addiction Withdrawal: Not Applicable
Phencyclidine Addiction Short Term Effects: Increase heart
rate and blood pressure, nausea, blurred vision dizziness
and decreased awareness of pain. Muscle contractions may cause
uncoordinated movements. Some users report hallucinations,
panic and violent behavior.
Phencyclidine Addiction Long Term Effects: Users of
PCP (Phencyclidine) can become violent or suicidal and can
become a danger to themselves and others
Phencyclidine Addiction Withdrawal: Not Applicable
Marijuana Addiction Short Term Effects: Memory and learning
problems, distorted perception, increased heart rate, anxiety.
Marijuana Addiction Long Term Effects: Increased risk
of chronic cough, bronchitis, emphysema and cancer of the
head, neck and lungs.
Marijuana Addiction Withdrawal: Cravings, irritability,
insomnia and anxiety
Aerosol cans, plastic cement, nail polish remover, lighter
fluid, insecticide, cleaning solvent, laughing gas
Inhalants Addiction Short Term Effects: Rapid high similar
to alcohol intoxication. Slurred spech, headache, drowsiness,
unconsciousness, numbness and tingling of hands and feet,
loss of muscle contorl, decrease or loss of sense of smell,
nosebleeds, nausea, and irregular heartbeat.
Inhalants Addiction Long Term Effects: Cognitive abnormalities
ranging from mild impairment to severe dementia. Difficulty
coordinating movement, limb spasms, loss of feeling, hearing
and vision. Chronic exposure can produce significant damage
to the brain, heat, lung, live and kidneys.
Inhalants Addiction Withdrawal: Mild withdrawal symptoms