“But even healthy young people can have a fit, heart attack or stroke after using the drug,” Frank added.
“The risk of overdose increases if you mix cocaine with other drugs or alcohol.”
Cocaine can gravely impact a person’s mental health, causing them to feel paranoid, anxious, run-down, and/or depressed.
“Cocaine can bring previous mental health problems to the surface too,” the organisation added.
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“And if a relative has had mental health problems, there might be an increased risk for you.”
Alcohol health risks
Alcohol is a toxic substance that, over time, can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and liver disease, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pointed out.
If drinking more than 14 units per week, the health risks keep on mounting.
Excessive alcohol consumption is also linked to digestive problems, numerous types of cancer, and a weakened immune system.