The medical reports demonstrate that alcohol and drugs are primarily abused altogether with over the counter medications, prescriptions, medications, and related illicit drugs. When alcohol and drugs are taken together with over the counter drugs, their performance is reduced leading to hazardous interaction effects.
When alcohol is used with depressants, their performance is affected negatively deferentially depending on their class. Primarily alcohol and drugs reduce the therapeutic effects of antidepressant drugs, increase the level of depression, dizziness and drowsiness. Further, increased consumption rates of alcohol affect the motor functioning negatively thus lead to poor body balance and coordination and slow reaction time. Alcohol and drugs lead to the damaging of essential body organs such as the liver and the lungs.
Too much consumption of alcohol affect the therapeutic effects of anticonvulsant drugs. Anticonvulsant drugs are classified into many classes, but their primary function is to manage seizure activities or act to stabilize the moods. Therefore drinking alcohol altogether with these drugs leads to a decrease in the medicinal effects of these drugs, thus, risking an individual to have more seizures. Other general effects include dizziness, lethargy and develops complications with the motor functioning. They again increase depression and suicidality cases amongst the users.
Alcohol further has diverse effects with medications designed to control diabetes. When an individual takes alcohol results to the severe impacts due to high sugar level found in the alcoholic beverages. Therefore, leading to an increased pulse rate and high blood pressure. They again lead to fatigue, dizziness, headache, nausea and frequent vomiting and alterations in the blood sugar concentration levels.
Alcoholism affects the normal functioning of the central nervous system. For instance, the central nervous system stimulants medicinal effect is reduced by alcohol thus resulting in overdosing of one or more drugs. They cause severe neurological issues such as increased seizures and the development of psychotic behaviors. Emotional problems and challenges develop due to the use of alcohol and drugs. Increased depression, anxiety, and low motivation are potential effects. Combining cocaine with alcohol leads to the production of cocaethylene a highly toxic substance. The cocaethylene substance potentially leads to the damage of many body organs.
Excessive use of alcohol and drugs leads to the development of social issues such as school dropping out, relationship and family break ups. Failure in taking responsibilities for instance in improper family parenting develops. This leads to inadequate development of children in behavior and psychologically.
Ideally, the use of alcohol and drugs have dangerous effects on both the body and the society at large. They cause body complications and poor adjustment hence a burden to the society.