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What’s a Stimulant and Its Effect on You

Nowadays, when we talk about stimulants we can think of many drugs. So, you can ask yourself what’s a stimulant and what’s its effect on you?

Firstly, you should know that finding stimulants is really easy. All you have to do is go to your local supermarket.

Indeed, caffeine, nicotine and alcohol are stimulants used every day by millions of people. Sugar is also often considered as a stimulant.


So, what’s a stimulant?

A stimulant is a drug or any substance which excites a body function. And especially a brain function. This will increase your alertness, concentration and keep you awake for short moments. They also reduce the appetite.

Some of these substances allow a real increase in mood. That’s why there will often be considered as drugs and dangerous because people can easily become addicted to them. Due to the positive effects that we think they have, which is not really the case.

Finally, the stimulants can be swallowed, smoked, sniffed or injected. Now have a look on the negative effects on yourself.

Read –> A great way to stop an addiction

Effects in the short term

In the short term, the stimulants will tire you out. It’s suppose to wake you up like coffee, but instead after his effect has gone away, you will feel more tired. This fatigue will happen all of a sudden and will not go away quickly. It’s this exhaustion which will make you want to take up this stimulant again to be in good shape and better mood. Then, you enter in the vicious circle which is going to lead in the long term effect.


Effects in the long term

On the other hand, in the long term, stimulants can become very addictive. Indeed, regular doses and large quantities will set you up in a routine. It will be more and more difficult to get out of it in time. The short-term effects will get longer and then have negative effects on your health. This will change your heart rate by the way.


To conclude

Finally, nicotine and caffeine are the stimulants used by the most people. It doesn’t even necessarily occur to us that they are part of it because they are part of our daily lives.

We therefore advise you to pay attention to your sugar, coffee and cigarette consumption if you are a smoker. If you wish to stop or reduce sugar find a great way here.

Read –> What happens after you quit smoking – Timeline








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