Tag: drug abuse
OxyContin is a prescription drug that has become one of the most abused legally obtainable drugs in the US. The addictive substance in Oxycontin is called oxycodone, which is an opiate pulled from poppy plants. In fear of people crushing the pills to make them easier to take, pharmacies placed a warning on the label that this should not be done. Unfortunately, this had the opposite effect; curious people who curiously crushed the pills often became addicted because of the tremendous high that’s obtained in powder form.
Heroin is known as the most addictive drug ever, and with very good reason. Those who suffer from heroin addiction spend an average of $200 per day to maintain their habit. Although heroin comes from the natural-occurring morphine extracted from certain poppy plants, the effects are anything but natural. Sold as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance known as “black tar heroin,” the drug is highly addictive and often leads to cravings and intense withdrawal symptoms.
Each year, more and more children fall into the many traps of drug abuse. Even children as young as ten years old have started experiencing with illegal drugs, most of which they pick up from their peers in school. Some even smoke marijuana at home and keep their stash in places undetected by parents. This infographic from TestCountry.com looks at 13 of the most common places that kids might be stashing their stash.
Drugs, whether prescribed, over-the-counter or illegal, impact every organ in the body. In this easy to read infographic, the impact of the most commonly abused drugs on the body’s organs and its systems is demonstrated.