Effects of drug abuse and addiction

Drugs are chemicals that affect the body and brain. Different drugs can have different effects. Some effects of drugs include health consequences that are long-lasting and permanent. They can even continue after a person has stopped taking the substance. There…

Comorbidity : Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental Illnesses

What is comorbidity? Comorbidity describes two or more disorders or illnesses occurring in the same person. They can occur at the same time or one after the other. Comorbidity also implies interactions between the illnesses that can worsen the course…

Effects of Cathinones Abuse

Cathinone is an intoxicant found in khat, a plant grown in Yemen, Ethiopia, Somalia and other countries near the Horn of Africa. It is a mild and addictive stimulant that is released into the body when the leaves of this…

Benzodiazepine effects (Valium, Xanax)

Effects of Benzodiazepine Abuse People start abusing benzodiazepines (also called “benzos”) usually in one of two different ways. They may start taking them as prescribed, then progress to taking more than ordered. Or they may start out by getting them illicitly…