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Amphetamine Abuse and Your Immune System

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The human immune system is an amazing set of biological structures and processes that protect against bacteria, microbes, toxins, viruses, and other agents that cause sickness and disease. You may be surprised to learn that your immune system is interconnected with your central nervous system, which sends, receives, and interprets information signals within the body. This connection becomes clear once extreme stress affects the central nervous system. Under great stress, a person’s immune system can weaken and become more susceptible to an illness. Amphetamines belong to a class of drugs known as central nervous system stimulants, and when abused, the […]

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Dangers of Combining Marijuana and LSD

Any one drug puts your or a loved one’s health and happiness at risk. Combining them is even more risky. And one combination you may not think to worry about? Marijuana and LSD. These two drugs are often seen as harmless, but they can create real dangers when used alone or together. Do People Combine Marijuana and LSD? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), marijuana, “is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.”1 Over ten percent of adults have used LSD at least once in their lifetime.2 Both of these drugs are widely abused, […]

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Can LSD Affect My Memory?

Can LSD Affect My Memory?

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a hallucinogenic drug that is known to give individuals unpredictable and often disturbing reactions, visions and emotions. While the drug was initially investigated for its scientific potential, the rampant abuse of LSD during the 1960s eventually led to legislation that made LSD illegal in the United States. LSD can alter an individual’s perception and cause hallucinations where the user sees or hears things that are not real.1 But can LSD use impair memory? To answer this question, let’s first look at some of the common side effects of LSD. The Side Effects of LSD LSD […]

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Opioid Use and Heart Palpitations (Cardiac Arrhythmia)

Opioid Use and Heart Palpitations (Cardiac Arrhythmia)

The term cardiac arrhythmia describes a disruption to the heart’s natural rhythm. Individuals with cardiac arrhythmia may experience heart palpitations, or the feeling of an irregular heartbeat. This can feel like any of the following: Your heart beating too fast Your heart beating too hard Your heart fluttering Your heart skipping a beat There are many factors that can cause arrhythmia and heart palpitations. One of these is the use of certain drugs such as opiates. Opioids and Heart Health Heart palpitations and cardiac arrhythmia can lead to stroke, heart failure and death. In fact, these heartbeat irregularities are one […]

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What LSD Does to Your Brain Chemistry

What LSD Does to Your Brain Chemistry

LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is a hallucinogenic narcotic. Many times, this drug is referred to as acid. LSD became most popular in the 1960s and still is abused today. LSD is classified as a Schedule 1 substance because of its high potential for abuse. It has no approved medical purpose. When an individual uses LSD, it is often referred to as tripping on acid. The reason for this is that LSD has mind-altering effects. Individuals who use LSD feel as if they have taken a trip to a whole new realm. This drug distorts one’s perception of reality. A user […]

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