Downside of drugs described
Drugs can be classified as stimulants or depressants and have both short- and long-term effects on the brain.
Stimulants, such as methamphetamines, initially produce a euphoric effect. Chandler notes, “Every ounce of feel-good in the brain hits at one time.”
Then, not only might a person want to do it again, but the brain insists on it, Chandler said, adding, “Without it, there is either craving or withdrawal.”