The harmful effects of illicit drugs
Illicit drugs are harmful to the body. They affect the heart by causing blood pressure problem and putting extra stress on the heart. They interfere with the functioning of the nervous system and other organs such as the liver. Their bad effects on one’s psychological health include:
- Mental confusion
- Concentration problem
- Memory impairment
- Sleep disturbance
- Euphoria etc.
Whilst most people agree with the deleterious effects of these drugs on the psychological health of the users, some have their doubt whether marijuana is really harmful. Unlike the opiates such as heroin and morphine, marijuana intoxication rarely leads to death. As a result, many people are lulled into the false impression that it is harmless. Marijuana users tend to think that recreational use is safe. Many have the mistaken belief that they have the self-control and strength to stop it whenever they like. Unfortunately, they soon succumb to the addictive power of the drug when smoking marijuana takes primacy over other activities in life, including their study or career.