Long term effects of drug abuse : London Health

Long term use of drugs can be extremely dangerous and potentially life-threatening; effects include:

  • Kidney failure
  • Liver conditions
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Heart disease (palpitations, heart attacks and heart failure)
  • Strokes
  • Infections (such as HIV, tetanus and Hepatitis caused by using dirty needles)
  • Infertility
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Severe mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia
  • Death

Guide to Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse Intro

Amphetamines

Cannabis

Cocaine

Drug addiction the implications

Ecstasy

Hallucinogens

Heroin

Alcohol

Long term effects of drug abuse

Short term effects of drug use

Solvents

Spotting the signs of drug abuse

Support for people with drug dependencies