Drugs have been around for a very long time. The use of drugs is not pegged to modern society only. The earliest known drug was a hallucinogenic mushroom. They did not have to be planted as they could be found anywhere. This however does not mean that drugs are good for anybody. The reason they were being used then is because there were no studies conducted to show the effects of drugs in one’s system. It is also important to note that all the drugs used in the past grew naturally, which explains why there were no effects like those experienced when one indulges in the use of modern day drugs.
Technology and science have helped in the advancement of many fields and sadly one of the fields is that of drug manufacturing. A lot of drugs today are engineered in laboratories and then sold to the ignorant population. You would be shocked by the sheer number of chemical combinations used to come up with most of the drugs being sold today. Most of the things that are added to make modern day drugs affect one’s reasoning and hence the reason for increased drug abuse even when one is well aware of the effects of drugs. This article seeks to educate the reader on the effects of two of the most widely used drugs in the world.
Firstly, let’s take a look at cannabis. Another name for this drug is marijuana and it is commonly known as weed in the streets. Recent studies on cannabis have shown that it can be used in the treatment of some diseases and hence its legalization in a number of states. Most cannabis users are unable to react fast to some situations now because the drug numbs one’s central nervous system. In the long term, cannabis brings about paranoia and schizophrenia, especially in those who start using at an early age.
The second drug we will be looking at is cocaine. Cocaine, unlike alcohol and cannabis is a stimulant that gives one a high for some minutes. After the high comes the crash, which leaves one desperate to take to have more of the drug, thereby making it one of the most addicting drugs in the market today. Cocaine fastens one’s heart rate and this can cause breathing problems, a heart attack or a stroke. The after effects of cocaine are hallucinations, psychosis, sleep deprivation, loss of appetite and hence loss of weight and collapse of the wall dividing the nasal chamber because the snorting of cocaine causes nose sores.