- Methamphetamine or shabu is made from toxic and inflammable ingredients
- Its effects in the user's body can be both short-term and long-term
- President Duterte hate people who use this illegal drugs as it destroys their lives
Have you ever wondered why a lot of people have been tempted to try use and eventually get addicted to this drug? What are the effects of this illegal substance to a person’s body?
President Rodrigo Duterte has waged a war against illegal drugs as it has been known to ruin lives and futures of many Filipino people. One of the most common illegal drugs in the country is the methamphetamine or locally known as shabu.
A video showing the effects of shabu went viral online and has garnered at least 28,500 shares as of writing.
Shabu users usually feel a different kind of high as it has an effect in a person’s brain. It overstimulates the brain causing a user to feel a powerful wave of pleasure. However, this kind of pleasure is not the good kind as it has a harmful effect on the overall function of the body.
According to the video, the ingredients used to produce shabu are mostly toxic and inflammable. Some of these ingredients include acetone, sodium hydroxide, and sulfuric acid. These ingredients alone are dangerous to the human body, including making you look ugly and old.
The following are some of the effects of shabu in the body:
1. Methamphetamine can cause tissue and blood vessel destruction. It also disables the body’s ability to heal itself.
2. The use of methamphetamine also has a grave effect on how a person looks – he or she can appear years or even decades older than he or she really is.
3. It can cause bad breath and can cause broken, discolored, and rotten teeth. Shabu also causes the drying of the salivary glands.
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The video also shows some of the short-term and long-term effects of the illegal drug.
For short-term effects, shabu usually causes the user to feel nausea, exhibit a violent and bizarre behavior, hallucinate, and panic. A user may also go through series of seizures, convulsions, and psychosis.
The long-term effects, on the other hand, can include liver and kidney damage, acquisition of infectious disease, depression, brain damage, and death.
Meanwhile, in the country, several shabu factories have been seized and big-time drug lords have been caught. On the other hand, a lot of drug users and pushers have surrendered. – Kami Media