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The study found that, compared to the nonusers, heavy ecstasy users had significant impairments in visual and verbal memory.
One of the most detrimental side effectst of heroin, is heroin addiction itself.
At intoxicating doses, alcohol can decrease heart rate, lower blood pressure and respiration rate, and result in decreased reflex responses and slower reaction times.
Alcohol is a DOWNER that reduces activity in the central nervous system. The alcohol intoxicated person exhibits loose muscle tone, loss of fine motor coordination, and often has a staggering "drunken" gait.
is a member of the drug class opiates. Opiates include all naturally occurring
drugs with morphine-like effects such as codeine and all semi and fully synthetic
drugs with morphine-like effects such as heroin and meperidine (Demerol). Addiction
is a major risk with prolonged use (over 2-3 weeks) of Codeine.
Codeine induces an "opioid
analgesia" by altering the perception of pain at the spinal cord and brain.
It also affects emotional responses to pain. Codeine has stimulating effects
as well because it blocks inhibitory neurotransmitters. Repeated use of Codeine
can cause long-term changes in the way the nervous system functions.
Codeine side effects include
but are not limited to:
- stomach bleeding
- kidney damage
- liver damage
- tiny pupils
- blurred vision
- poor night vision
- impair your ability
- lowered heart rate,
blood pressure and breathing
- sexual problems
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