Drug abuse has a big impact on your body. Hover or click on any body part to learn about how it is specifically affected.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR BRAIN:

  • Irreversible brain damage
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Mood and personality changes
  • Anxiety and depression

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR EYES:

  • Dilation
  • Hallucinations
  • Angle-closure glaucoma
  • Permanent vision loss

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR TEETH:

  • Tooth decay
  • Loss of some or all teeth
  • Meth mouth
  • Stripped tooth enamel

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Blood clotting
  • Anemia

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR HEART:

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Fatal heart attack
  • Myocarditis
  • Endocarditis
  • Vascular thrombosis
  • Pulmonary edema

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR LUNGS:

  • Chemical impact
  • Aspiration pneumonitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung infections
  • Tuberculosis

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR STOMACH:

  • Ulcers
  • Perforation of organ walls
  • Damage to the digestive system
  • Gangrene
  • Internal hemorrhaging

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR KIDNEYS:

  • Lesions on the kidneys
  • Kidney cancer
  • Renal failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Irregular hormone levels

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR LIVER:

  • Hepatitis
  • Liver damage

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR PANCREAS:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Diabetes

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR SKIN:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Redness
  • Rash
  • Acne

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Imbalanced testosterone
  • Fertility problems
  • Decreased sperm count

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR BONES:

  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • TMJ and dental deterioration
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal injury

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THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON YOUR JOINTS:

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Sprains/strains
  • Inflammation
  • Infection

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