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Drugs and Alcohol “Teenagers”. Jim Bradley. What is a Drug?. Can be defined in many ways. Substance used to treat an illness or modify chemical process in the body. A substance which can be addictive that affects the central nervous system.
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Drugs and Alcohol“Teenagers” Jim Bradley
What is a Drug? • Can be defined in many ways. • Substance used to treat an illness or modify chemical process in the body. • A substance which can be addictive that affects the central nervous system. • A chemical or substance that can alter the mind of the body but maybe not for medical purposes totally. • Important Statistics • Teens who drink are 50 times more likely to use cocaine then teens who don’t drink. • U.S. Population Of Criminal Offenses
Popular Illegal Drugs • Marijuana • Cocaine • LSD
Popular Legal Drugs • Alcohol • Tobacco • Prescription Pills #1 Most Popular Legal Drugs
Marijuana • Other Names: Pot, Reefer, Grass, Weed, Dope, Ganja, and Mary Jane. • Appearance: Very close to dried parsley which contains stems and seeds. Can be smoked in cigarettes and cigars. • Primary drug ingredient: • THC(delta-9-tetrahydocannibal). • Long term use can be addictive.
Continued Marijuana • Effects: • Memory and Learning • Perception distortion • Problems in thinking and problem solving • Anxiety • Loss of coordination • Increased heart rate
Cocaine • Other Names: Coke, Snow, Nose Candy, Flake, Blow, Big C, Lady, White, and Snowbirds. • Appearance: White Crystalline Powder. • If used often, depression might develop if withdrawal from drug because the physical and mental dependency is strong.
Continued Cocaine • Effects: • “High” feeling • Constricted Blood Vessels • Increased Body Temperature • Increased Heart Rate and Blood Pressure • Anxiety • Aggression
Cocaine “Coke” or “Blow”
LSD(Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) • Other Names: LSD, Acid, Microdot, White Lightning, Blue Heaven, and Sugar Cubes. • Appearance: Colored Tablets, Blotter paper, clear liquid, thin squares of gelatin. • Ingestion: It can be taken orally, licked off a paper, or a liquid that be dropped into the eyes.
Continued LSD • Effects: • Altered sense of perception and feeling • Visual distortion and colors are more evident. • Increased body temperate, heart rate , and blood pressure. • Loss of appetite • Sleeplessness • Mental Disorders
Alcohol • Other Names: Booz • Appearance: Liquid form • Alcohol is a depressant and can be identified in different kinds. • Beer • Wine • Liquor
Alcohol Continued • Effects: • Dizziness • Slurred Speech • Decline of impairment and coordination • Violence • “Hangovers”- the feeling of nausea the next day after a lot of alcohol is consumed.
Tobacco • Other Names: Chew, dip, Fags, or Smoke. • Appearance: Brown cut up leaves. • Methods of Use: Smoked or leaves can be dipped or chewed for the nicotine to be absorbed.
Continued Tobacco • Effects: • Reduces amount of oxygen to the heart • Blood Pressure Increase • Lung and Heart Disease • Cancer • Strokes
More Information … • http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/tobacco • http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/alcohol • http://listverse.com/2009/08/12/top-10-most-popular-recreational-drugs/ • http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/05/04/05/illegal_drugs_identification_chart_what_they_look_like__amp_how_to_recognize_their_effects.htm