How Drugs Can Cause Physical Distress

How Drugs Can Cause Physical Distress

Substance abuse has become an ever increasing problem with young adults who use them for recreational purposes. Other people abuse drugs for pleasant sensations they cause or some abuse them unintentionally to relieve or lessen pain. Although drugs can cause an immediate positive result, there are also several negative impacts of drugs that most people do not think about when using them. Drugs can also cause multiple different physical effects such as changes in heart rate and blood pressure that can lead to heart disease with prolonged use. Other effects include dry mouth, headaches, nausea, seizures, and changes in energy levels as well as slurred speech. Other physical side effects associated with prolonged use include permanent damage to the heart, lungs, brain, liver and kidneys. Other effects are physical dependence, violent behavior, insomnia, and restlessness.

Key Points:

  • 1People abuse drugs for many different reasons. Some may abuse them in order to experience the pleasant sensations that a drug creates, others may do so to relieve or lessen pain, and some may even abuse them unintentionally, especially when they are part of a doctor-prescribed medicinal regimen. But regardless of a person’s motivation for abusing drugs, the reality of drug abuse is that it can have both positive and extremely negative effects. These effects, especially the physical ones, can be both unpredictable and life-threatening. It’s therefore necessary to consider these negative physical effects before abusing any drug.
  • 2But even these factors cannot always predict how a person’s body will respond to a drug. Even if a person has used a drug several times in the past, she will not necessarily be able to tell what her physical reaction will be in the future. One of the most dangerous physical effects of drug abuse is overdose, which occurs when the person takes more of the drug than is recommended. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains that in 2011, drug overdose was the number one cause of injury-related death, with 41,340 deaths from drug overdose. Within the age group of 25 to 64 years-olds, more people died from drug overdose than from motor vehicle accidents. Additionally, drug overdose accounted for over 2.5 million emergency room visits.
  • 3If you or a loved one has recently engaged in drug abuse, or if you are struggling with drug dependence or addiction, give our toll-free helpline a call. We are available 24 hours a day, and our admissions coordinators are always ready to talk more with you about the dangers of drug abuse. We can also discuss ways to treat drug abuse, dependence and addiction, and can help you find a treatment program that works best for you. Call us right now to find out more.


People abuse drugs for many different reasons. Some may abuse them in order to experience the pleasant sensations that a drug creates, others may do so to relieve or lessen pain, and some may even abuse them unintentionally, especially when they are part of a doctor-prescribed medicinal regimen. But regardless of a person’s motivation for abusing drugs, the reality of drug abuse is that it can have both positive and extremely negative effects. These effects, especially the physical ones, can be both unpredictable and life-threatening. It’s therefore necessary to consider these negative physical effects before abusing any drug.

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