At present, there are already many people who are too addictive to narcotics. Some of them even want to escape the influence of narcotics but certainly not an easy thing to do. Because being addicted to narcotics is indeed very difficult to eliminate. So, they certainly have to choose drug addiction treatment center for them to be able to carry out rehabilitation properly.
Narcotics are not only harmful to health but also to brain performance. The performance of the brain will certainly decrease due to the influence of the younger siblings of narcotics. So, try to find out more about the extent of the influence of narcotics on brain performance.
1. Manipulate feelings, mood, and behavior
Because drugs affect the brain’s work, drugs can change the atmosphere of the wearer’s feelings, ways of thinking, awareness, and behavior. That is why narcotics are called psychoactive substances. There are several kinds of effects of drugs on the brain, such as inhibiting the work of the brain, called depressants, this will reduce consciousness so that drowsiness arises. Examples are opioids such as opium, morphine, heroin, pethidine), sedatives (sedative and hypnotics) such as BK, Lexo, Rohyp, MG and alcohol pills.
Narcotics affect the part of the brain responsible for the ‘life’ feeling, called the limbus system.
2. Spur excessive brain work
Narcotics can also stimulate the work of the brain or often called stimulants, so that a sense of freshness and enthusiasm arises, increased self-confidence, and relationships with other people become familiar. However, this can cause you to not be able to sleep, anxiety, faster heartbeat and increased blood pressure. Examples are amphetamine, ecstasy, meth, cocaine, and nicotine contained in tobacco.
3. Triggers hallucinations
There are also drugs that cause delusions, or which are also often called hallucinogens. An example is LSD. In addition to LSD, there is marijuana that causes various influences, such as changing perceptions of time and space, and increasing imaginary power, so that marijuana can be classified as hallucinogenic.
In brain cells, there are various chemicals called neurotransmitters. These chemicals work on the connection of one nerve cell to another nerve cell (synapse). A number of neurotransmitters are similar to some types of drugs.