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Drugs work by changing chemicals in your brain that control your mood Most drugs boost or imitate the behavior of chemicals like adrenaline dopamine and serotonin which regulate our mood well being and energy levels These chemical messengers are part of what makes us feel happy The reason people continue doing drugs or become addicted is to do with a part of the brain called the reward pathway Its an area deep in the brain which makes us repeat experiences that feel good be it having sex dancing or doing another line Dopamine is made in the ventral tegmental area VTA and released in the nucleus accumbens and the pre-frontal cortex every time you have fun clubbing or canning it wwwencartamsncom Unfortunately this is also the mechanism through which drugs do damage Stimulants such as coke and E ecstasy raise the levels of feel good chemicals but also stimulate the part of the nervous system that goes into action when we press the panic button Youll be energized but your blood pressure will rise pulse will race pupils will dilate and youll get hot and sweaty Do too many drugs at once and your heart will beat abnormally fast If your blood pressure rises too high blood vessels in the brain could pop causing fits similar to those suffered by epileptics Hyperthermia and dehydration are also dangers Drugs Medical Encyclopedia 1990 Highs are caused by a rise in transmitters comedowns are the result of a temporary shortage of them The most drugs you do the greater the lack of transmitters in your brain in the morning and the longer the comedown The following is a survey covering all there is to know about consumption of drugs focusing mainly in Britains club scene What are the drugs clubbers use and what are the effects After a month long survey over who is the average clubber out came the following results If you hang out in
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