Drugs And Its Effects On The Brain

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Mistura Olawore Shailen Mishra Rough Draft May 3, 2015 Literary Review: Drugs and Its Effects on the Brain Introduction Drugs have been around for a very long time. They are used for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons include relaxation, socialization, curiosity, stress relief, or a form of escapism. However, most people don’t know the threats and danger that it can cause to the body. In this paper, we are going to examine the changes that happen inside the brain due to the effects of different drugs. We will look closely at how drugs such as hallucinogens, ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, and cannabis affect an individual psychologically. I will explain the origin of the drugs, how a person feels while on the drug, how the drugs…show more content…
This can be described as a breakdown of the ego, or sense of self. What you thought about who you are and what matters to you can shift temporarily or permanently. This is sometimes described positively. People can become more understanding of other’s choices, get in touch with inner self, or feel more spiritually connected to other people. The breakdown of the ego can also be described negatively. People can feel that their life is meaningless and this can be alienating and depressing to that individual. These feelings can lead to suicidal or destructive impulses. People have been known to harm themselves under the influence of acid. It is very important to keep a person who has taken acid in a safe environment until the effects of the drug wear off. Ecstasy www.telegraph.co.uk These are ecstasy pills and tablets. Ecstasy is both a hallucinogenic, causing hallucination, and a stimulant drug. Ecstasy is the name given to methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). It was first synthesized in 1912 by Merck chemist Anton Köllisch. Ecstasy appears to disturb the body 's ability to regulate its temperature and this can lead to serious problems with overheating of the body. Ecstasy can be swallowed as a pill or tablet or snorted like a powder. Users of ecstasy can experience a rush of good feelings, a high, and makes someone 's feelings much more intense, whether they 're good or bad feelings. Ecstasy’s effects usually last up to 6 hours. Ecstasy increases a person’s
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