Drug Addictions

                           What are the illegal drugs on the market in California?


There are many drugs distributed in different countries all around the world. The most common examples are the Colombian cocaine or Amsterdam's marijuana. Some of these drugs are legal and others illegal.  For this article, let's focus on the illegal drugs and their effects on the North American population. The most distributed drugs change from country to country and state to state, so we'll narrow down our study to the population of California. The most distributed drugs are, not in order:



Methamphetamine is a very powerful drug, produced by mixing many toxic substances just as drain cleaners and lye. It is one of the most addictive drugs you can find. The most negative effects of meth is that it causes skin and brain damages, just as lost of long and short term memory and affecting the basic motor skills in the learning part of the brain. These three consequences are the just three examples among a very important amount of negative effects the drug has on the human body.



Cocaine is a stimulant drug and very addictive drug made from the leaves of the coca plant. It is mixed with toxic substances and sometimes mixed with baking soda buy the dealers who often doesn't care about the consumer's health. It is consumed in various manners, but the most common one is by snorting it. The most negative effects of the drug is permanent damage to blood vessels in the heart and lungs and it often causes heart attacks because of the high blood pressure of the consumer after he takes the drug.



Marijuana is made from the cannabis plant. The drug itself is located in the dried cannabis leaves and is called THC. It is the most consumed illicit drug in the US and is legal in certain countries, although it causes a lot of long terms damages. It causes psychological dependence, increased heart rate and decreasing blood pressure that can cause heart attacks, risk of infertility for men, pregnancy difficulties for women and it increases the chance of lung cancer.