Drug Addiction

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Drug addiction
Alex closed the bathroom stall boor behind him and locked it. He unzipped his book bag and scrambled trough it, searching for his escape from life. His heart was beating faster with every second that passed by. His palms were sweating and his mouth was dry. He kept imagining the smoothness of alcohol flowing down his throat. He finally felt the coldness of the bottle at the bottom of the bag.
He suddenly felt a sense of warmth, as if he was at home.
He felt at ease, light in a sense with every swig of liquor he took. Little did he know, that with every gulp of alcohol, he was putting more stress on his body, making him more vulnerable to serious issues, maybe even death. Alex was slowly becoming
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Marijuana, which is included in the cannabinoids group, has a calm, mildly euphoric affect. Things tend to slow down, music sounds better, your taste and smell are inhibited, and your heartbeat increases. After consuming and becoming “high”, people tend to get the “munchies” or an abnormal hunger.
Ecstasy and LSD, which both belong to the Hallucinogens group, mainly alter perceptions and feelings. Ecstasy tends to make your jaw clench, your teeth grind, give you the chills, double visions, and make you sweat. You may begin hallucinating, and feel as if you are at loss of control. Anxiety, panic, loss of reality, irritability, and depression may also kick in. Ecstasy tends to increase the heart rate, blood pressure, and metabolism. LSD, on the other hand, distorts the way senses work and changes impressions of time and space.

In the dissociative group, ketamine is a big part of this section. Ketamine creates a feeling of not being in one’s body. It also is called the “date-rape drug”, because of the odorless, colorless texture and the fact that you basically lose all control of your own body. It distorts your perception of sight and sound, making it easier to be taken advantage of.

GHB, located in the depressants group, results in nausea, vomiting, headaches, loss of muscle control, and inability to move, which

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