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Drug Health Risks

​The table below indicates possible health risks from using drugs:

 

 

Narcotics​

(Opium, Morphine, Codeine, Heroin, Hydromorphone, Meperidine, Methadone)​

Depressants

(Chloral Hydrate, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methaqualone, Glutethimide)​

Stimulants

(Cocaine, Amphetamines, Phenmetrazine, Methylphenidate)​

Hallucinogens

​(LSD, Mescaline & Peyote, Amphetamine Variants, Phencyclidine, Phencyclidine)​

Cannibus

(Marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol, hashish, hashish oil)​

(Opium, Morphine, Codeine, Heroin, Hydromorphone, Meperidine, Methadone)​ (Chloral Hydrate, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methaqualone, Glutethimide)​ (Cocaine, Amphetamines, Phenmetrazine, Methylphenidate)​ (LSD, Mescaline & Peyote, Amphetamine Variants, Phencyclidine, Phencyclidine)​ (Marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol, hashish, hashish oil)​
Possible Effects  euphoria, drowsiness, respiratory depression, constricted pupils, nausea​ slurred speech, disorientation, drunken behavior without odor of alcohol​ increased alertness, excitation, euphoria, increased pulse rate and blood pressure, insomnia, loss of appetite​ analogues, illusions, & hallucinations, poor perception of time and distance​ euphoria, relaxed inhibitions, increased appetite, disoriented behavior​
Effects of Overdose  Slow & shallow breathing, clammy skin, convulsions, coma, possible death​ shallow respiration, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma, possible death​ agitation, increase in body temperature, hallucinations, convulsions, possible death​ Longer, more intense "trip" episodes, psychosis, possible death​ fatigue, paranoia, possible psychosis​
Withdrawal Syndrome watery eyes, runny nose, yawning, loss of appetite, irritability, tremors, panic, cramps, nausea, chills and sweating​ anxiety, insomnia, tremors, delirium, convulsions, possible death​ apathy, long periods of sleep, irritability, depression, disorientation​ withdrawal syndrome
not reported​
insomnia, hyperactivity, decreased appetite occasionally reported​
Risk of Physical Dependence High​ Moderate to High ​Possible ​Unknown ​Unknown
Risk of Psychological Dependence ​High ​Moderate to High ​High Unknown,
High for Phencyclidine and analogs (i.e. PCP)​
Moderate​