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Drugs are commonplace on college campuses today.  Everyone will  come into contact with them at some point during their college years.  Check out the links below for important health information and side effects about a variety of different drugs.

 

 

Cocaine

Possible Effects:

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

**DID YOU KNOW...Cocaine and alcohol together could form a DEADLY combination!**

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Hallucinogens

Possible Effects:

  • Hallucinations
  • Anxiety
  • Illusions
  • Suspicion
  • Loss of Control
  • Flashbacks
  • Quck and Severe Behavior Changes

Possible Long-Term Effects

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

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Heroin

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

Possible Effects:

  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Deceased mental functioning
  • Respiratory depression
  • Liver, lung and brain damage
  • Risk of contracting hepatitis HIV/AIDS

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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

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Drug Resources

Boston College Health Services
Cushing Hall 119 (617) 552-3225

Boston College Counseling Services

Gasson Hall, Suite 001 (617) 552-3310

Campus Ministry
McElroy 233 (617) 552-3475

Alcohol and Drug Education
Maloney Hall, Suite 212 (617) 552-9900

Boston College Police Department 
Maloney Hall
Emergency (617) 552-4444

Alcohol and Drug Abuse 24-hour Helpline
1-800-452-9300

Mass. Drug and Alcohol Hotline
1-800-327-5050

National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Service
1-800-662-HELP

Drug Abuse 24-hour Assistance and Treatment
1-800-234-1253

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