We are now in the season of trick-or-treating, with scares around every corner. But, for many people all over the country, the real scares come in the form of unknown consequences of recreational drugs. Recreational drug use is often a pastime that is intended to be entertaining and relatively harmless when it, in fact, puts the health and safety of the individual at serious risk.
This is not something that anyone wants to experience, especially during a time of year that is supposed to be focused on having fun and eating candy. That is why you should read this article explaining things that no one will tell you about common recreational drugs.
Vaping Causes Respiratory Illnesses
Many people tend to view vaping as a totally safe alternative to smoking. However, as recent reports have shown us, vaping can often be just as dangerous. For a long time, most people thought that vaping was a way to engage in the recreational element of smoking without ingesting any of the harmful components that have been the cause of over 480,000 deaths in the United States. Unfortunately, as we now know, the notion that vaping isn’t dangerous, just simply isn’t the reality.
While vaping has not nearly reached the annual death toll of smoking, it has already begun to affect lives due to its effects on users’ systems. Although vaping has only claimed seven lives in the U.S. so far, it is believed to be the cause of 42 other cases of respiratory illnesses that have been diagnosed throughout the country, and that number is continuing to rise. While the exact reason why vaping is causing these diseases is not yet known, it is clear that it is not as harmless as it was thought to be.
Magic Mushrooms Can Permanently Change Your Personality
It is well known that magic mushrooms and other similar psychedelics are capable of altering someone’s mindset and personality. However, what most people do not realize is that this change can sometimes be permanent. This does not mean that someone who takes magic mushrooms will constantly be in a state of hallucinating. It means that their personality could go through a small change that never goes away.
There is no guarantee about what this change could be or if it’s a positive or negative one. Even if you do not end up experiencing a permanent personality change, you could have a long-term change that lasts anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
A Quarter of a Milligram of Fentanyl Can Be Fatal
When it comes to recreational drugs, a lot of people tend to think it takes someone who is really careless to overdose since small doses are usually not enough to be fatal. However, when it comes to taking Fentanyl, it is incredibly easy.
All it takes is 0.25 milligrams of the drug to cause an overdose, which means that anyone could potentially make a small mistake and suffer fatal consequences as a result. What makes this particularly scary is that someone can easily come into contact with this amount of Fentanyl without even knowing it, which has happened repeatedly over the last several years.
MDMA and Ecstasy Cause Deaths Without Overdoses
It can be easy to think that party drugs like MDMA and ecstasy are relatively safe to use since they rarely cause overdoses. However, this information can be very misleading because it makes it sound like the people who use these drugs never die as a result.
In actuality, there are plenty of people who die from ingesting ecstasy and MDMA, but instead of an overdose, they pass away as a result of the symptoms of these recreational drugs.
For example, ingesting either of those drugs often causes the user’s internal temperature to rise, which causes them to sweat profusely. Someone can easily suffer from dehydration or hyperthermia as a result. That is why it is so important that anyone who uses MDMA or ecstasy makes sure to drink plenty of water to keep themselves properly hydrated until the effects of the drug completely wear off.
Since they are a party drug and usually taken at raves or other parties, they can also lead to higher rates of unprotected sex. In order to protect yourself and others against this, be sure to get yourself checked for STDs on a regular basis.
Halloween should be fun, but it should also be safe. So if you or someone you know is possibly going to interact with recreational drugs, make sure that you know about all the dangerous consequences associated with them beforehand.