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Top 10 Effects of Drug Addiction

Top 10 Effects of Drug Addiction

There are so many kinds of abused substances in the world today. Sad to say, instead of the number decreasing, people keep on discovering many more drugs to abuse. Don’t get caught in the battle of addiction and make sure you don’t experience its top 10 effects.

(10) Mood Swings

Drugs have a big effect on your hormones and neurotransmitters. You will experience hyper times and super tired times. This is where people will start to notice that there is something wrong with you and go to the conclusion that you are using drugs.

Top 10 Effects of Drug Addiction

(9) Lack of Interest in Activities

All you would ever like to do now is to take drugs and feel the effects. Your love for sports, music, work or school would have diminished. You will lose your talent and this is where your brain starts to shrink.

(8) Destroyed Relationships

The people you love will not want you to be in this addiction. You will start losing friends and by the end of the day, you might have lost a family as well. Drug addiction is a very powerful case used during divorce.

(7) Smaller Bank Account

Drugs are very expensive. At first, you won’t notice it taking too much of your savings until you end up giving your entire pay check to your drug dealer with a smirk on his face and a very stupid smile on yours. Don’t get to this point because this is where it all tumbles down.

(6) Poor Hygiene

You think you smell clean and look neat but you won’t notice it but you actually don’t have the time to practice proper hygiene anymore. You will end up just looking like an old hobo just like how you viewed other addicts when you were not one of them yet.

(5) Irritability

One common symptom that drug addicts go through is being easily irritated. Most of the time, you will not want to talk to people or to deal with any responsibilities. You won’t give any attention to people bothering you about it.

(4) Depression

Drugs promises short moments of happiness only. When the effects fade, it will turn around and you will end up depressed without the drugs. In addition to that, depression is also a side effect of all the major effects of drug addiction such as losing your job or losing relationships.

(3) Dependence

You will be unable to carry out your tasks at work or at school not unless you get your dose of drugs. This kind of dependence is what addicts refer to as “getting a fix”.

(2) Bad Health

Drugs have adverse effects to your health. You would start out with a very weak immune system until you develop diseases related to sharing needles from the drugs you use to the poor hygiene you practice.

(1) Brain Damage

You are at risk for serious mental disorders. You think that at first this won’t be the case but addiction is hard to battle and by the time you are in rehab, you have already incurred irreversible brain damage. You can experience memory loss, perception problems, brain shrinkage and many more.

 

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