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Overcoming the mental and physical effects of drugs

On Behalf of | Aug 4, 2023 | Drug Violations |

For some, an unavoidable part of life is dealing with addictions. Some people in Florida find themselves addicted to certain foods or beverages. Others deal with more serious addictions like those involving alcohol, cocaine, and other more harmful substances. Unfortunately, misusing drugs can have major effects on your well-being.

How misusing drugs affects your mental health

In many cases, the feelings that drugs provide involve their effects on the human brain. However, feelings of euphoria or relaxation can often turn negative. Misusing drugs often leads to depression and anxiety, especially when these substances aren’t readily available. Continued drug use can also lead to memory-related problems and brain fog, impairing your ability to think clearly.

The physical effects of drug misuse

Besides mental effects, misusing drugs can often also cause physical side effects. Using too much of a drug can cause nausea and vomiting. Because of the body’s ability to build up tolerance, people often use more of a drug to maintain the physical effects of these substances.

Severe physical symptoms of drug misuse can include:

  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Seizures
  • Liver damage
  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks
  • Heightened risk of developing infections

Seeking help for drug misuse

Besides the mental and physical effects of addiction, drug possession charges can also hinder your future. Fortunately, there are ways for you to overcome an addiction to drugs. You can call nationally available hotlines to speak with someone about seeking treatment. Depending on the nature of your relationships with friends and families, you might prefer to seek help from your loved ones.

Overcoming an addiction to substances isn’t always easy. However, many people have been able to find relief and in doing have avoided potential legal consequences.