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Drug Use

Effects of Drug Abuse on the Liver

Drug abuse and its effects, while considerably less well-known than the effects of alcohol abuse, can wreak equally harmful havoc on the liver. When you think about it, it’s very simple. The liver is responsible for breaking down all things ingested or absorbed into the bloodstream and filtering out the toxins so the body can absorb the healthy nutrients that remain. This normal function for this organ becomes problematic when we start putting extreme amounts of toxins into our bodies, essentially making the liver work overtime to remove all of the poison so it doesn’t have adverse effects on the rest of our system. And as you can probably guess, there are not many things out there that can cause the buildup of toxins in the body the way that drug abuse can.

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The Physical and Psychological Effects of Meth Addiction

Meth addiction is one of the uglier chemical dependencies you’ll run into on the street in terms of the physical toll it takes on the body. We’ve all seen the billboards, methamphetamine is highly addictive and it can happen very quickly. Users report feeling an incredibly intense high and rush of euphoria when ingesting the drug. Additional reported side effects are increased energy, focus, confidence, sexual prowess and feelings of desirability. Just like many other illicit substances, more and more of the drug is required to achieve that same high that was experienced in the beginning, and before you know it, you’ve succumbed to the nasty disease of meth addiction.

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