Side Effects of Stimulants Abuse

By | June 5, 2010

Effects of the stimulant vary according to the type of the stimulant, amount of the dosage and the time length it has been consumed. Snorted or the injected stimulants have much affect than the swallowed stimulant. The main affects are

  • Increases the blood pressure
  • Increases even the heart beat rate
  • Increases the glucose levels in blood.
  • A sense of euphoria
  • Opens the path of the respiratory system.
  • Increases the breathing
  • Makes the blood vessels narrower and tighter.

Apart from these major affects there are even short term and long term effects which affect the body of the consumed person.

Short term Effects: By the use of stimulants there is an increase in the amounts of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain which leads to many short term effects. These include increase in the levels of the blood pressure, increase in the frequency of breathing, increase in the heart beat rate etc. All these will appear and disappear quickly after the usage of the stimulants. It even increases the alertness, energy and wakefulness of the body.

Long Term Effects: All the stimulants are addictive, after consuming them for some time, they will continue the usage compulsorily even after consuming the completion of the prescribed period. The person consumes it in high doses after an initial use. The use of high doses for a short period of time leads to paranoia. Even in case of some stimulants the usage of high doses results in the increase in the temperature of the body and also leads to a irregular heart beat. The long term effect may even include cardiovascular failure also known as heart attack.