Effects of Drugs on Mental Health

  • (1)  Renu Tyagi            Associate Professor in Chemistry, JDB Govt. Girls College, Kota Rajasthan, India  

  • (2)  Rekha Kalani            Associate Professor in Chemistry, JDB Govt. Girls College, Kota Rajasthan, India  

  • (3)  Chandresh Pareek            Associate Professor in Chemistry, JDB Govt. Girls College, Kota Rajasthan, India  

    (*) Corresponding Author


drugs, stimulants, hallucinogenic, mind, addiction, morphine, cocaine, opium


People take drugs for many different reasons. You may begin out of curiosity, rebelliousness, or because your friends take them. You may enjoy taking them and want to repeat the experience. You may take drugs when you’re unhappy, stressed or trying to cope with problems in your life. If you have a mental health diagnosis, you may use drugs to help you cope with the symptoms.Drugs can act as a temporary prop to get you through difficult times. However, drugs can make difficult feelings and emotions even worse. And in the long term, any feelings of relief won’t last. You may find yourself using more and more drugs to deal with your problems and risk becoming dependent on them – which can create new problems for you. There are different ways drugs can affect your mental health. For some people, taking drugs can lead to long-term mental health problems.Regular cannabis use can increase your risk of anxiety or depression. There’s also a link between using stronger cannabis and developing psychosis or schizophrenia. The Rethink website has more information on cannabis and mental health.Stimulant drugs can make you feel depressed, anxious and paranoid. Cocaine – a type of stimulant – can make previous mental health problems recur and trigger psychosis and schizophrenia. Ecstasy users can experience memory problems.Hallucinogenic drugs such as magic mushrooms can make any mental health issues worse. They can make you feel detached from your surroundings and cause flashbacks, which can be frightening or distressing.Mixing it with alcohol or drugs can be dangerous or even fatal if you take medication. Mind has more information about the possible effects of mixing different drugs.You may feel you’re no longer in control of your drug use or need to take more of it to feel an effect. If so, you could be becoming addicted. Drug addiction is linked to mental health problems.Taking any drug can be dangerous.


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How to Cite

Tyagi, R. ., Kalani, R. ., & Pareek, C. . (2023). Effects of Drugs on Mental Health. Middle European Scientific Bulletin, 36, 1-11. Retrieved from https://cejsr.academicjournal.io/index.php/journal/article/view/1781