Only days ago shocking statistics were released showing how drug use has doubled amongst young people over the last 4 years.
It’s thought that the culprit responsible for this rise in drug use is a class C killer known as ketamine, most commonly used as anesthetic or horse tranquilizer.
Ketamin is cheap, readily available and addictive. More and more young people are taking the new so-called party drug at music festivals and clubs for its ‘trippy’, hallucinogenic effects.
Ketamin can cause mental health problems, physical injury, severe bladder pain, temporary memory loss and death.
David Higgins, of the London Evening Standard, explores the powerful effects of a far safer, natural and fully legal high known as ‘nature’s happiness hormones’ – or endorphins.
The body produces endorphins after aerobic exercise, after eating sugary foods like chocolate and after having sex.
Endorphins have 4 key effects on the body and mind:
1. They strengthen the immune system
2. They can relieve pain
3. They can reduce stress
4. They can postpone the ageing process
David says: “Whether you work out for two minutes or two hours a day, you will experience the feel-good rush from an endorphin release to some degree. It doesn’t matter if you’re a yogi, gym bunny or a muscle Mary. Once you feel that natural high, you’ll want to feel more of it, more often. So what are you waiting for?”
Whereas it might be difficult to persuade an unruly teenager to go for a jog instead of a drug-fuelled rave, providing education about the severe side-effects and immense dangers involved with taking drugs, is as important as ever.
If you or your child is experiencing a drug problem, you may wish to consult a therapist for guidance.
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