Attention to all drug users and abusers!!!

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Do you know your drugs..., or at least what drug causes these symptoms?

What drug causes...

In boys and men, reduced sperm production, shrinking of the testicles, impotence, difficulty or pain in urinating, baldness, and irreversible breast enlargement (gynecomastia). In girls and women, development of more masculine characteristics, such as decreased body fat and breast size, deepening of the voice, excessive growth of body hair, and loss of scalp hair, as well as clitoral enlargement. In adolescents of both sexes, premature termination of the adolescent growth spurt, so that for the rest of their lives, abusers remain shorter than they would have been without the drugs. In males and females of all ages, potentially fatal liver cysts and liver cancer; blood clotting, cholesterol changes, and hypertension, each of which can promote heart attack and stroke; and acne. Although not all scientists agree, some interpret available evidence to show that abuse-particularly in high doses-promotes aggression that can manifest itself as fighting, physical and sexual abuse, armed robbery, and property crimes such as burglary and vandalism. Upon stopping, some abusers experience symptoms of depressed mood, fatigue, restlessness, loss of appetite, insomnia, reduced sex drive, headache, muscle and joint pain, and the desire to take more.

Is it …..?

  A. Anabolic Steroids
  B. Barbiturates
  C. Chloral Hydrate
  D. Depressants
  E. Ecstasy (MDMA)

Mushrooms!! to eat or not to eat? It's not just a question, but a choice

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The most commonly used mushroom or “shroom”, in Oklahoma, is the psilocybin mushroom. It can be found sprouting from “cowpiles” or grown from spores purchased on the internet. While psilocybe are used for religious rituals and by individuals wanting to take a “psychedelic trip”, they are considered a “Class 1” drug and as such, are illegal. Users report an elevated level of connectedness and awareness, but, later, can also experience Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) suffering symptoms that include suicidal behavior, depression and panic attacks. 

Source: Oklahoma Gazette Vol. XXXII No. 18 May 5, 2010