Mental & Emotional Health
August 31, 2017

Uppers and downers – get high the healthy way

You’re struggling to keep up with your assignments, exams and part-time job. You’re in desperate need of a jolt to your system or something to help you unwind, so you turn to your favourite upper or downer. It may help in the moment, but how much do you know about that stuff you're swallowing, sniffing or smoking? First you’re up… Uppers are drugs known for their physically and mentally stimulating effects. They affect most of the basic processes in your body including your temperature, heart rate and breathing. They also stimulate the reward centres in your brain. Uppers flood your…
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