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List of drug misuse consequences

Harm � 20 Mar, 2007

imageShort-term medical consequences:

- Overdose
- Accidents and trauma
- HIV/AIDS, especially, among injecting drugs users;
- Hepatitis B and C;
- Vein Problems;
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (or Infections).…

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“Somatic” Consequences of Drug Abuse

Harm � 19 Mar, 2007

BRAIN: Being the control center of the whole body, the brain determines our reactions to certain stimulants. All drugs manipulate the brain, resulting in excessive releases of chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin (“happy hormones”), or…

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Consequences of Drug Use on Youth

Harm � 18 Mar, 2007

imageSubstance use and abuse can result in the poor school performance, health problems (including addiction), accidents, unplanned behavior, and involvement with the juvenile justice system. Additionally, there are consequences for family members, the community, and…

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Addiction and Dependence

Harm � 17 Mar, 2007

iduBecoming a drug addict or alcoholic is never planned. The question of how this could have happened to you or your loved one is common, and to that there is no single answer. The initial…

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Hepatitis B and C

Harm � 16 Mar, 2007

imageThe hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the most important causes of chronic liver disease in the United States. It accounts for about 20 percent of acute viral hepatitis, 60 to 70 percent of…

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