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4 Types of Injected Drugs

Drug use can be done in many different ways, from taking them in a pill form to injecting them. The different many types of injected drugs that are available to the general public. Considering all of the different methods of taking drugs, injected drugs are more dangerous than most. Due to the direct delivery method of injected drugs into the blood stream, the side effects of the chosen drug occur in faster speeds, and the effects are felt even more profoundly.

There are more than four different types of injected drugs, but your Massachusetts drug treatment facility shares the following examples:

1. Cocaine: This injected drug is associated with delivering the user a sense of euphoria and increased energy levels. Due to its short lasting effects, it makes its users seek it out and increase their usage in order to gain the same feelings they felt only a short time ago. Some of the repercussions and side effects of cocaine is the high levels of aggression, erratic behavior and paranoia. Once the cocaine user goes to a cocaine detox program, some withdrawal symptoms could be increased cravings, insomnia and violence.

2. Heroin: The morphine in heroin is used for pain relief. Heroin, similar to cocaine, gives the user a very short duration of its high effects, where users gain tolerance, requiring them to be more dependent upon the drug. Once an individual begins treatment, withdrawal symptoms that could appear are diarrhea, vomiting and intense drug cravings.

3. Ecstasy: This synthetic drug is more commonly taken in pill form, but it can also be injected. Ecstasy usually delivers the user a stimulating effect, with possible hallucinogenic side effects as well. The main attraction of using this drug is the energy and awareness it develops, causing the user to experience their surroundings in a hypersensitive manner. Once they enter detox, the user will show signs of weight loss, loss of appetite and sleep disturbances.

4. Methamphetamine: This drug is better known as meth. Meth is a drug with the reputation to increase your energy levels and hyper stimulate your senses. Some of the withdrawal symptoms once going through meth detox is increased appetite, fatigue and depression. If you or a loved one are in need of a quality Massachusetts drug treatment facility for injected drugs, contact your friends at Treatment Alternatives for more information today.

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