5 commonly abused drugs by today’s youth and their side effects

Substance abuse is becoming increasingly prevalent among the youth of this generation. Recreational drug use is illegal in most countries, yet some of these drugs are easily accessible. But why are they so much in demand? For some, it’s the thrill, the rush while others aim to escape a deeper emotional pain by numbing themselves with tranquilizers and narcotics, amongst others. Here are the 5 most commonly abused drugs by today’s youth. It is also known as Mary Jane, kush, pot, cannabis, blaze, ganja, etc. The psychoactive component of marijuana – tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC – is thought to have evolved as a botanical self-defense chemical, and is present in a subset of the hemp family of plants. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug and is probably the most easily accessible. Side effects include red eyes, increased hunger, dry mouth, paranoia, memory loss and lack of ability to focus, hallucinations, etc. Popularly known as ‘Ref and Roche’, Rohypnol is most often used as a ‘date rape’ drug; it renders the victim unable to resist. Rohypnol is a tranquilizer about ten times more potent than Valium. Users either crush the pills and snort the powder; sprinkle it on marijuana and smoke it; dissolve it in a drink or … Continue reading 5 commonly abused drugs by today’s youth and their side effects