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This is Your Body on Drugs

THIS IS YOUR BODY ON DRUGS WE EXAMINE DRUG ABUSE IN THE U.S. AND ITS TOLL ON THE HUMAN BODY. DRUG ABUSE IN THE U.S. NUMBER OF DRUG USERS: 2006 VS. 2008 DRUG RELATED DEATHS: 1999 VS. 2008 2006 1999 Deaths from drug Illicit drug use has 19.7 MILLION been increasing abuse have also 19,128 since 2006, with the been increasing. In 2007, 38,371 people highest percentage died from of usage among 18-to 21-year-olds. drug-induced causes, nearly 2008 double the number 2008 of drug related deaths in 1999. 21.8 MILLION 38,371 MOST COMMONLY MISUSED DRUGS NUMBER OF EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS ATTRIBUTED TO EACH DRUG TYPE In 2008, nearly 2 million visits to the emergency room were associated with drug misuse and abuse. Close to 1 million were from illicit drug use. 971,914 428,188 91,939 200,666 374,435 PHARMACEUTICALS COCAINE STIMULANTS HEROIN MARIJUANA WHICH ORGANS ARE AFFECTED? Almost all illicit drugs have far-reaching and devastating effects on the body's organs. We examine which drugs affect your internal organs and body parts most. COCAINE HEROIN TRANQUILIZERS METH HALLUCINOGENS PCP MARIJUANA STEROIDS BRAIN JAW E3 LUNGS Š¯EART LIVER STOMACH E3 KIDNEYS PANCREAS REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS INTESTINES EFFECTS ON BODY SYSTEMS COCAINE HEROIN NERVOUS SYSTEM CIRCULATORY SYSTEM NERVOUS SYSTEM CIRCULATORY SYSTEM Causes Causes blood The extra Can lead to Drug abuse and addiction irreversible vessels to opiates and bacterial can affect every system in damage. Can lead to restrict, dopamine can infections in your body. Drugs affect feelings, moods, decision change the chemistry of increases blood vessels blindness or blood and heart. making, learning, and stroke. the brain. pressure. memory. They can also cause or worsen other ENDOCRINE SYSTEM ENDOCRINE SYSTEM REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM health problems such as: cancer, heart disease, lung disease, mental disorders, Affects Can lead to and infectious diseases neuroendocrine Can cause kidney or liver Can cause such as HIV/AIDS. systems such infertility and disease. infertility. as the adrenal decreased glands. sex drive. TRANQUILIZERS METH HALLUCINOGENS NERVOUS SYSTEM CIRCULATORY SYSTEM NERVOUS SYSTEM CIRCULATORY SYSTEM NERVOUS SYSTEM CIRCULATORY SYSTEM Affects the Can lead to Has been Can lead to Increases Increases connection blood amphetamine linked to Parkinson's heart rate between the pressure and psychosis, heart disease, and blood sensory and heart rate. anxiety, and has disease. schizophrenia, pressure, motor correlations to Alzheimer's, leading to pathways. Parkinson's and senility. heart failure. disease. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM ENDOCRINE SYSTEM REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM ENDOCRINE SYSTEM REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM When mixed Leads to Can cause with alcohol Can lead to necrotic Impotence substantial liver Hallucinogens can cause liver reduced hemorrhagic and damage. can induce damage. sperm count pancreatitis. irreversible uterine and infertility. damage to a contractions. fetus. PCP MARIJUANA STEROIDS NERVOUS SYSTEM CIRCULATORY SYSTEM NERVOUS SYSTEM CIRCULATORY SYSTEM NERVOUS SYSTEM CIRCULATORY SYSTEM Disrupts THC can Increases Affects limbic Affects blood Increases NMDA blood cause impaired risk of heart system, lipids and receptors, pressure, coordination, attack and learning, and enlarges affecting heart rate, schizophrenia, arrhythmia. memory. Causes ventricles. learning and and elevates and depression. increased memory. body aggressiveness. temperature. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM ENDOCRINE SYSTEM REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM ENDOCRINE SYSTEM REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM PCP usage can Long-term use Can lead to Causes lead to kidney Causes of marijuana Causes kidney damage. testicular damage and infertility and can alter suppression atrophy and disease. can cause thyroid and of gonadal affects brain damage growth hormones. menstrual cycle to fetus. hormones. in women. SOURCES: CDC.GOV I WEBMD.COM I WHO.ORG I DRUGABUSE.GOV IMAGE SOURCE: PUBLIC DOMAIN

This is Your Body on Drugs

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Illicit drugs have a major toll on the mind and body. This infographic takes a look at statistics of illegal drug use in the U.S and how that affecting people's health. A provides a helpful diagram th...

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