Drugs

Cocaine

Possible Effects:

  • Paranoia
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Hyperstimulation
  • Increased temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure

Cocaine and alcohol together could form a DEADLY combination!

Hallucinogens

Possible Effects:

  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • Illusions
  • Suspicion
  • Loss of control
  • Flashbacks
  • Quick and severe behavior changes

Possible Long-Term Effects:

  • Brain damage
  • Convulsions
  • Psychosis
  • Heart and/or Lung Failure
  • Coma
  • Death

Heroin

You are risking overdose or death every time because there is no way of knowing the strength of the heroin or what it has been cut with.

Possible Effects:

  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Decreased mental functioning
  • Respiratory depression
  • Liver, lung, and brain damage
  • Risk of contracting Hepatitis, or HIV/AIDS

Marijuana

Short Term Effects

  • Impaired memory
  • Shortened attention
  • Increased heart rate
  • Loss of coordination
  • Relaxed inhibitions
  • Frequent emotional changes

 Long Term Effects

  • Destroyed nerve cells
  • Affected learning, emotions, and motivation
  • Respiratory problems

 

On Campus Resources

Health Center at Auraria: 303-556-2525

CU Denver Counseling Center: 303-556-4372

MSU Denver Counseling Center:  303-556-3132

 

Off Campus/Online Resources

Narcotics Anonymous: 303-832-DRUG (3784)