It’s not always easy to see how extensively illicit drugs damage the body when that damage occurs internally. The body’s organs are designed to withstand a certain level of toxins but when you abuse drugs daily, it’s just too much for them to process without harm.
The good news is that, in some cases, damage caused by drug abuse can be slowed or even reversed with early drug addiction treatment. If you are hurting yourself with drug abuse or addiction, contact us today to find a rehab that can stop the harm to your body before the damage stops you.
These are common effects on the body caused by various drugs:
- Nervous system. Irreversible damage can lead to blindness or stroke.
- Circulatory system. Blood vessels restrict, which can lead to an increase in blood pressure.
- Endocrine system. The neuroendocrine system is targeted, including the adrenal glands.
- Reproductive system. A decreased sex drive and infertility can result.
- Nervous system. The chemistry of the brain is quickly changed by chronic heroin abuse.
- Circulatory system. Bacterial infections can damage the heart and blood vessels.
- Endocrine system. Kidney disease or liver disease can result.
- Reproductive system. Infertility is a common problem, as is a lack of sex drive.
- Nervous system. Sensory/motor connection is impaired.
- Circulatory system. Heart rate and blood pressure is increased.
- Endocrine system. Liver damage occurs when taken in large doses or combined with alcohol.
- Reproductive system. Lower sperm count and infertility can result.
- Nervous system. Psychosis and anxiety are common.
- Circulatory system. Meth abuse has been linked to heart disease.
- Endocrine system. Pancreatitis has been linked to meth abuse.
- Reproductive system. Irreversible damage to an unborn child and impotence in men are common results.
- Nervous system. Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, senility, and Alzheimer’s may be triggered by hallucinogens.
- Circulatory system. Heart failure can be caused by hallucinogen abuse, due to increased heart rate and blood pressure.
- Endocrine system. Serious liver damage can occur when hallucinogens are abused.
- Reproductive system. Uterine contractions can be triggered by hallucinogens.
Drugs can harm every system in your body, affect your mood and your decision-making abilities, and contribute to the development of deadly health problems like heart disease, cancer, lung disease, mental health disorders and more. If drug addiction is an issue for you or someone you care about, don’t wait to get healthy. Call now for assistance.