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Dangerous Drugs And Their Effects: A Safety Reminder

posted Nov 21, 2016, 10:21 PM by Dr. Curtis Cripe   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 10:24 PM ]

Illegal drugs have been wrecking millions of homes and ruined countless lives for centuries. Illegal drugs affect everyone, no matter the social standing. Once hooked, people find it almost impossible to rid themselves of the addiction without help. Here are the three most prevalent illegal drugs in modern society today.

Crystal Meth

Crystal meth, also known as methamphetamine, has been used for decades. It was used in World War II by the Nazis to stimulate soldiers, and in America in the 1950s, as a diet supplement. Today, crystal meth has become an epidemic of unspeakable proportions, much like the other drugs on this list. It is very affordable and can be obtained quite easily. It turns people into malnourished zombies, depriving them of sleep while overloading their nervous system.

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This is one of the, if not the absolute worst of the worst when it comes to dangerous drugs. Heroin is as addictive as crystal meth, but only more dangerous given the fact that the chances of dying from overdose are particularly high when taken in huge amounts. Accidental overdose deaths from heroin are not rare. Withdrawal from heroin is also extremely difficult, and quitting this drug is almost impossible.


Cocaine is known as the champagne of illegal drugs due to its price. What makes this drug so dangerous is it is backed up by pop culture. Famous people, from supermodels to rock stars to athletes are known to inhale this powder. It is so popular that more people have been brought to emergency rooms because of the ill effects of cocaine compared to any other illegal drug.

Dr. Curtis Cripe is a neuroengineer and the current director of Research and Development at NTL Group. He oversees many of NTL Group’s programs, including BrainRecoveryTM, a Cognitive Rehabilitation Technique (CRT) that focusses on individuals who lost cognitive function due to substance abuse, medication effects, and addictions. For more on Dr. Cripe’s professional background, click here.