What Happens In Your Body?

Tobacco:
Physical Side Effects:
  • lung, throat and mouth cancer
  • lightheadedness and headaches
  • bad breathe
  • increased heart rate
  • increased blood pressure
  • joint and muscle pain
  • dry, yellow skin
  • stroke
  • blindness
Mental Side Effects:
  • sleep disturbances
  • abnormal dreams
  • irritability
  • dizziness
Alcohol:
Physical Side Effects:
  • dehydration
  • brain failure
  • liver failure
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • increased blood pressure
  • decreased coordination
Mental Side Effects:
  • hallucinations
  • impaired judgement
Withdrawal Symptoms:
  • anxiety
  • convulsions
  • tremors
Heroin:
Physical Symptoms:
  • suppressed immune system
  • infections
  • decreased kidney function
Withdrawal Symptoms:
  • sweating
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • vomiting
  • fever
  • muscle pain
Synthetics (Bath Salts, Cocaine, Meth):
Physical Side Effects:
  • seizures
  • violent behavior
  • chest pain
  • lack of appetite
  • self-mutilation
  • kidney failure
  • liver failure
Mental Side Effects:
  • severe paranoia
  • hallucinations
  • decreased need for sleep
  • long-term mental illness
Marijuana:
Physical Side Effects:
  • increased heart rate
  • dry mouth
  • reddening of the eyes
  • sensation of hot or cold hands/feet
Mental Side Effects:
  • paranoia 
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • distorted perception of time and space
  • audio/visual illusions