Other Drugs/Combination

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It has become more and more prevalent in our society today for drug users to abuse more than one substance. This combination of drugs can sometimes increase the risk of complicated reactions between substances.

The common attribute among drug users is that they will use every method possible to get money for drugs. This includes lie, cheat, steal and/or degrading their bodies. All, or any of which, if involved within the family begins the destruction of the family unit. Be careful that you are not enabling your loved one. Providing a way out of drug addiction is help. Providing access to drugs in any fashion is enabling.

Below are some of the symptoms of commonly used drugs.

Ecstasy: Confusion, depression, sleep problems, anxiety, and paranoia. Physical effects can include muscle tension, involuntary teeth-clenching, nausea, blurred vision, faintness, and chills or sweating.

Marijuana: Rapid, loud talking and bursts of laughter in early stages of intoxication, sleepy or stuporous in the later stages. Lack of concentration and coordination. Odor similar to burnt rope on clothing or breath. Forgetfulness in conversation. Inflammation in whites of eyes. Distorted sense of time passage. Craving for sweets. Increased appetite.

Crystal Meth:  Crystal Meth use is extremely dangerous. Often the user has a strong feeling of uncontrollable frustration that makes him/her unpredictable and dangerous. Looks out of the corner of his eyes, and the eyes jerk back and forth.

Paranoid and unpredictable.

During use, the abuser’s heartbeat races and metabolism, blood pressure, and pulse soar. The abuser often feels aggressively smarter and becomes argumentative, often interrupting other people and finishing their sentences. During the binge, the abuser becomes hyperactive both mentally and physically.

Crash – the crash means an incredible amount of sleep.

Withdrawal – the individual becomes depressed and loses the ability to experience pleasure. The individual becomes lethargic; he/she has no energy. Then the craving for more methamphetamine hits, and the abuser often becomes suicidal.