10 Popular Controlled Substances And What They Do To Your Brain

Whether we choose to accept it or not, drugs are a huge part of this world. There are so many different types of substances with so many different effects, that it is sometimes hard to understand what they each do to the human body. For many households, this is not a topic that is openly discussed. However, we at TheRichest don't agree with that.

We believe that in order to understand the damage that drugs can truly do, people must be educated and encouraged to talk openly about them. Most young people think they are invincible, but that is not the case. The world has lost so much of its youth to substance abuse, and part of the reason is because no one talks about the real impacts of drug use, both good and bad.

Parents teach you to stay away from all of these substances, but sometimes kids need to hear more than that. If we want the next generation to stay away from them, the first step is making sure they understand them.

This is why we thought it would be interesting to discover what the ten most popular drugs are and what they do your brain. From mushrooms to marijuana, we have covered it all. Let's get one this clear, we are not promoting the use of these substances, we are just trying to educate our readers on what they really do.

10 Mushrooms

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Psychedelic mushrooms are also known as “shrooms” and have been a part of society for years. Most people don't realize that there are over 180 different species of mushrooms that contain psychedelics psilocin. Throughout history, these mushrooms have been known to be used in Mexico and various tribal societies. This is currently the most popular and available form of natural psychedelics.

9 Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

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8 Phencyclidine

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7 Crystal Meth

6 Xanax


5 Adderall

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4 Heroin

3 Ecstasy

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2 Cocaine

Cocaine is one of the most popular and most addictive of all of the drugs. It is extremely popular on the party circuit and is known as a drug for the rich and famous because it is quite expensive. Both cocaine and its “knock off version” crack have both ruined the lives of many prominent celebrities. Cocaine helps release more dopamine, producing a feeling of euphoria and excitement. Though be careful because some of the side effects include paranoia and delusions and that's the last thing you want after you've ingested illegal drugs.

1 Marijuana

Weed has seemingly been around forever and out of all the drugs we have covered today, it is probably the least harming. Weed is a relaxing and happy drug that can be used medically as well as recreationally. Many who suffer from cancer use the drug to increase appetite, as well as a painkiller. People who smoke weed become very relaxed and mellow and the effects have been proven less harming than alcohol. With the recent legalization or marijuana in numerous states, many people are starting to see the positive behind the herb. However, like everything, there are its downsides. Too much of the greenery can decrease motivation also have an impact on memory formation. Some heavy users also have reported feeling chronically “stoned”. Not to mention we can only imagine their snack budget must be pretty significant!


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