Drug use does not always affect people the same way. Everyone has heard the phrase ‘the angry drunk’ or ‘a paranoid pothead.’ The reason drugs can make one person mean and another person happy is because of individual biology and drug tolerance. As a result, many people will share similar reactions to drugs. Still, as the two phrases suggest, sometimes there is usually someone reacting badly to a drug. Anytime someone uses drugs, they are at risk of triggering a chemical imbalance in their body, making them angry, sad, frightened, or psychotic. Even experienced drug users who are very familiar with what to expect from a certain type of drug will at times have bad experiences from their drug use.
Why Are Some Drugs Riskier than Others to Use?
When a person uses the type of drugs and alcohol that are known to cause aggression or anger, it is best to approach the person when they are not on drugs. However, people addicted to drugs and alcohol will rarely NOT be on their drug of choice. The best plan of action is to seek professional help from a treatment center. Evoke Wellness provides counselor-led interventions and medical doctor support to help you reach out to your family member. Confronting someone who is prone to outrage is dangerous for you and them.
The Most Dangerous Illegal Drugs
Illegal drugs are the most dangerous drug to ingest. Unfortunately, most drugs that people are using to get high or addicted to are illegal. Today the traditional way to get illicit types of drugs is on the street from a drug dealer. Some illegal drugs can also be bought online, but the preferred way to get drugs is from a drug dealer in your town or city. The types of drugs that are riskier and illegal that millions are using include:
- Crack Connie
- Illegal Fentanyl
- Illegal Prescription Narcotics (Oxycontin, Xanax, Adderall)
- Club drugs (Molly, Ecstasy, Ketamine, etc.)
How Many People Are Using Dangerous Drugs?
The problem of illegal drug use is tremendous and is increasing globally. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crstatestate how hundreds of millions of people worldwide are on drugs has increased recently.
Around 269 million people used drugs worldwide in 2018, which is 30 percent more than in 2009, while over 35 million people suffer from drug use disorders, according to the latest World Drug Report. (World Drug Report 2020)
What Drugs Can Make a Person Angry?
Any type of drug or mood-alerting substance has the potential to make a person angry. The difference in reactions to drugs depends on the individual’s biology, history of drug addictions, diagnosed or undiagnosed emotional or mental health disorders, and what is happening while they are using the drug. Yet, some drugs are more likely to instigate violence or anger. The National Library of Medicine provides evidence-based research on drug effects and behaviors. They say that numerous drugs can cause aggression and are accepted in courts of law as drug-induced anger reasons for crime.
Specific drugs associated with aggression include alcohol, anabolic steroids, cocaine, amphetamines, sedatives, opiates, and hallucinogens. Aggression can be categorized into impulsive and predatory aggression. Drugs under certain conditions cause impulsive aggression. Sometimes a defense in criminal cases is that the drug caused the violence, that is drug-induced insanity. (NIH)
Get Support Right Now from Our Professionals at Evoke Wellness
Evoke Wellness begins helping you get your loved one to treatment the day you call us. We have decades of experience talking to addicts who are hard to reach emotionally or mentally. Depending on the situation, we can make a plan for intervention or admission to a program right now. Do not let rage and emotional hell keep you from helping your loved one. Call now for priority contact and guidance, or chat and email for more information.