Physiological Actions of Alcohol and Drugs

Physiological Responses to Drugs


Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Gateway Foundation, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers

A short compilation of some of the effects that drug use can have on the body. This is not comprehensive, but does cover many of the main concerns associated with drug addiction.

GET THE FACTS: Drug Abuse Puts Your Whole Body at Risk

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Scholastic Publications. (June 2007)

Though written for a younger audience, this short article does explain the long lasting effects drug abuse can have on your body. It also takes the time to explain the increased susceptibility drug users have to contracting HIV/AIDS.


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