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Adderall And Vicodin Research Paper

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Three drugs that I will be discussing are Adderall, Vicodin, and Ambien. The drugs all come in pill form. These drugs affect the nervous system and they all share similar symptoms which causes the user to feel dizziness, nausea, and diarrhea. Although they share similarities, they have differences in term of their impact on different body parts. Ambien and Vicodin are both central nervous depressants, which slows brain activity, and Adderall is a stimulant which increases brain activity. All these drugs have different purposes; users take Adderall as a diet pill to lose weight because amphetamine speeds up the body's metabolism and lowers appetite. They take ambien to treat insomnia and use vicodin to relieve moderate to moderately severe…show more content…
All these drugs affect the brain and the brain is the main system of the whole body because it takes control of all the function the body does. Once the brain is affected it will send messages to the heart or other body organs that can pause their function. Our body is like a machine, when one part of the machine is broken it will spread to other parts and cause the whole machine to stop working, similar to our body when one system is infected it will quickly spread. An example is, vicodin suppress the body’s ability to breathe which causes the heart to lose its job pumping blood and the lung also get affected because it puts oxygen into the blood. Adderall causes the heart to overwork itself and beat faster. This will interfere with your circulation making toes and fingers numb. Ambien on the other hand slows down the brain activity which causes other system to slow down as…show more content…
GABA is one of the oldest-known neurotransmitters, is an inhibitory brain chemical. Ambien allows more of the calming chemical to flood brain synapses — and the brain is littered with GABA receptors. It inhibits the reward pathway.
Drinking alcohol and mixing drugs can be lethal because it can easily result in a life-threatening overdose or negative interaction between the substances. Combining the drugs side effects together with the effects of drinking alcohol can double the consequences. The body won’t be able to handle the amount of side effects happening and it will react dangerously to the amount consumed. Adderall is a stimulant, alcohol is a depressant when these two are mixed instead of canceling each other out they will compete with each other in your body which causes serious and lethal problems to
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