Health Consequences of Drug Misuse
Other Health Effects

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While various drugs may affect specific organs and systems of the body, many produce similar global body changes such as dramatic changes in appetite and increases in body temperature, which may impact a variety of health conditions. Withdrawal from drug use also may lead to numerous adverse health effects, including restlessness, mood swings, fatigue, changes in appetite, muscle and bone pain, mental health problems, insomnia, cold flashes, diarrhea, vomiting, and others. Below are some of the more common drugs that lead to these global body effects.

Drugs that have global adverse health effects: