Lets Get High, feeling drugs and their consequences
LETS GET HIGH! FEELING DRUGS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES Presented by: dvent Recovery Addiction Recovery and Intervention Services
Why Get High? 1. Stress from school 2. To gain acceptance from others 3. To increase self-esteem 4. Curiosity5. Self-medication for an undiagnosed mental illness6. Boredom.7. Parental influence from drug abusing parents8. Easy access9. To get attention10.Genetic addiction
What Could I Try? What Could I Do?What are Those Common Drugs of Abuse?
How Bout a Smoke?1. Cigarettes are the single-most traded item on the planet,with approximately 1 trillion being sold from country to countryeach year. At a global take of more than $400 billion, it’s oneof the world’s largest industries.2. The nicotine content in several major brands is reportedly onthe rise. Harvard University and the Massachusetts HealthDepartment revealed that between 1997 and 2005 the amount ofnicotine in Camel, Newport, and Doral cigarettes may haveincreased by as much as 11 percent.3. U.S. cigarette manufacturers now make more money sellingcigarettes to countries around the globe than they do selling toAmericans.4. Cigarettes contain arsenic, formaldehyde, lead, hydrogencyanide, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, ammonia and 43 knowncarcinogens.
Yea, but Dat Dont Scare Me. Well Maybe This Will ● Scientists claim the average smoker will lose 14 Years of their life due to smoking. ● Cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. Smoking is directlY responsible for approximatelY 90 percent of lung cancer deaths and approximatelY 80-90 percent of COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) deaths.) ● Smoking tobacco is the ultimate gatewaY drug in that it is legally available, and involves mastering a unique method of intake – much more so than alcohol. Smokers looking to get ‘high’ will verY rarelY do so from cigarettes after the initial stages of taking up the habit. ● Smoking kills more people than car crashes, suicides, alcohol, murders, illegal drugs and AIDS combined.
Good Job With the Whole Smoking ThingNow Lets Have a DrinkWhy Would I? Give me 10 reasons1. For the effectMany people drink alcohol for the effect. It is both a depressant and a stimulant, anddrinking can result in feelings of euphoria, disorientation or a pleasurable release oftension.2. Out of curiosityTo experiment with alcohol and judge whether or not drinking is for them.3. As we react to our social environmentWeve all probably experienced some type of peer pressure in our lives.. Many peopletry alcohol when they are in a social setting where everyone else is drinking in order tofeel accepted and part of the environment.
Why Else?4. Because we see it modeled by otherssuch as the influence of parents or older people, play a role in initial alcohol use.5. As part of normal developmental transitionsAdolescents who are in the process of puberty (sexual maturation) and who experiencemore independence and freedom may drink alcohol as part of the dramatic physical,emotional and social change of adolescence. In other words, drinking is a part of self-exploration.6. To relieve our stressSome new drinkers may use alcohol as a way to escape or cope with problems. Alcoholmay temporarily relieve stress and focus attention elsewhere, but the problems remain.
Ok, Ok, Why Else? 7. As a result of personality characteristics People who start drinking early often share similar personality characteristics. These characteristics include:● aggressiveness● anxiousness● depressed● difficulty avoiding harm or harmful situations● disinhibition● disruptive● hyperactivity● rebelliousness● thrill seeker● withdrawn 8. Because it is culturally normalized Today alcohol is widely available and aggressively promoted through TV, film, radio, ads, and the Internet. This normalization makes alcohol use socially acceptable and normal.
Really, Theres More?9. Because they expect a good experiencePeople who expect drinking to be a pleasurable experience are more likely todrink than people who do not. So, the expectation that alcohol will be fun andenjoyable may actually cause a person to start drinking.10. Because it is accessibleAlcohol is pretty easy to get, even for teens. Family and friends are the primarysources of alcohol for kids who drink, whether knowingly or un-willingly. Localalcohol retailers may also accept fake IDs for underage drinkers. So relativelyspeaking and in comparison with other illicit activities, alcohol is accessible tomost anyone.Warning: Alcohol may also make you think about doing things you maynot really want to do.
Well That All Seems Pretty Great To Me! So Why Wouldnt I Drink?Ill Give You 10 Real Good Reasons:1) Heavy drinking can lead to early death and permanent damage to vital organssuch as the brain and liver. When a person is having a high blood alcohol level one isalso at risk for coma or respiratory paralysis. Alcohol can also deplete the body ofnutrients, raise blood pressure and increase the risk of cancer. Chronic drinkers haveweaker immune systems and are more likely infections, allergies and other diseases. Itis also known to lead to impotence and erection problems in men.2) Alcoholism affects Relationships and can have a major impact on family andsocial life. It interferes with the drinkers physical or mental health making one temporaryinsane that one may not realize what he is doing. Domestic violence and abusivebehavior is a regular thing at a n alcoholics house. Drinking habit can even result in onelosing the job.
Heres Some More Reasons. 3) A prolonged exposure to alcohol can result in cravings just like other drugs. Alcohol Consumption is also a costly addiction. 4) Drinking Alcohol can lead to impaired judgment and lack of coordination and can result in accidents while driving. Physical effects of alcohol and reduced inhibitions can mean the drinker is more likely to engage in activities like unprotected sex, gambling, using drugs etc. 5) Since alcohol affects the brain the alcoholic might get black out or memory loss and may not remember some situations or events. 6) Drinking can also expose us to dangers or higher risk by making us an easy target for robbery, rape, abuse etc. 7) Nausea and Vomiting after drinking is the body’s mechanism to protect itself by getting rid of the alcohol. One may also suffer from a hangover and may experience migraine, dizziness, dehydration, fatigue... 8) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a serious consequence of drinking while pregnant and can result in mental retardation and other irreversible physical abnormalities of the child. In addition, the children of alcoholic parents are more likely to become alcoholics.
Only More.. 2... I Mean Only,Only 2 More 9) Alcohol is often associated with health conditions like Obesity as alcohol is full of calories. health clubs to reduce weight does not bring many results to alcoholics. Moreover, Drinkers are likely to have fried foods and other unhealthy accompaniments along with drinks.10) Alcoholics oftensuffer fromdepression, stress,and severe sleepdisorders.
Good News:The good news is there are ways one can get rid ofthis bad habit.There are specialized HealthOrganizations offering help for Alcoholics in everycountry. So if you are addicted to drinking try to‘Stop Drinking and Start Living’.
Now Drinking Sounds Bad So...Lets Do Some Drugs!!!!Na Some Drugs are Bad....Well, HowBout WeSmoke SomeWeed Yo?!
Yea Cuz....1. Its like a Medicine for a bunch of stuff2. it has THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), and it makesgets you high3. you can relieve the stress, anxiety, fear, pain and angerrelated to your personal, psychological and family issues.4. it is Popular and our culture endorses marijuana use.5. I Dont think its harmful and bad for you and stuff6. can be found easy YO!. I bet somebody here has got some.7. its smoked by my friends, family and role models8. is used by people who were born with or developed certainpersonality dimensions, such as unconventionality, whichmake marijuana use non-taboo. like Nobody give a Shhhh.....9. Im Curiosity.10. I want To relax.
Sounds good...lets Smoke...but wait dont it cause damage, like, to.... The Brain: Cellular changes take place in the brain when marijuana, is smoked. NIDA researchers have found that THC impairs mainly those areas of the brain that produce thoughts, concentration and memory, which are valid reasons to stop smoking pot. Plus, cannabis influences the pleasure sensors, making it attractive to those with addictive tendencies. Distorted perceptions, difficulty solving problems and poor coordination last for days or weeks after the high wears off. Those who smoke pot daily operate at sub par levels at all times.
Oh,Yea I Heard It Has Major....Psychological EffectsNIDA studies have shown marked increases in depression, anxiety and suicidein pot smokers. Researchers are not sure whether marijuana use exacerbates anexisting mental illness or causes it. Those with violent tendencies or a geneticdisposition to psychological problems are more likely to experience mentalbreakdowns if they smoke pot. The studies NIDA reported have directly linkedmarijuana use to schizophrenia.
Yea it also effects our....Long-term: Over time, the long-term effects on the brain are cumulative, andpot smokers risk brain damage equal to those who take harder drugs like heroinor cocaine. The NIDA says that withdrawal from smoking pot sets up stresscenters in the brain that control the brains use of dopamine, or pleasure sensors.Addiction to the drug can result from long-term pot smoking. Drug addiction canadversely affect all areas of an addicts life, including social functioning, work,relationships and hobbies, according to a report from University Health Servicesat the University of Wisconsin.Heart: When marijuana is inhaled,the heart rate increases by as much as100 percent. This condition can lastfor up to four hours after smoking thedrug. Pot smokers have a high risk ofhaving a heart attack within one hourof smoking weed, the NIDA reports.Older pot smokers with alreadyweakening cardiac systems are at aneven higher risk of heart failure fromsmoking pot.
DANG, Anything Else?Oh Yea, Its addictive:● tolerance and withdrawal● Using more than intended● Unable to cut down or stop use● Lots of time spent getting high● Reduced activities● Continuing to get high despite the problems it causes● Using it to escape from problems● Depending on it to be creative or to relax or enjoy yourself● Choosing relationships and activities based on whether or not you will be able to get high● An inability to attend to daily responsibilities:
OK, Ok, How About Prescription Drugs?Medicine Cant be Bad for You, Right?Theres all kinds of Stuff Behind The Counter
Top 10 Prescriptions of Abuse: Zolpidem is a nonbenzodiazepine (similar to a10.Ambien benzo,) drug with powerful hypnotic and sedative effects. It’s prescribed by doctors for(zolpidem) treatment of insomnia, and in rarer cases as a muscle relaxant. Due to its properties, it is similar to alcohol in its ability to relax inhibitions and promote sociability. In especially high doses, the onset of amnesia can be quite potent, resulting in the user having a “night they can’t remember”. With adolescents having limited access to alcohol, abusing their parents’ Ambien isn’t uncommon. Eminem had a reasonably publicized affair with zolpidem in 2009, after he started using it to help him sleep through the stresses of his life.
The Risks of Ambien AbuseAmbien tends to cause sedation, and the user may become so very sedated that he/she simplyneglects to breathe. This is not the only negative side effect that users can experience whentaking high doses of Ambien. Confusion Amnesia High amounts of energy Distorted speech Anxiety Psychosis Seizure Suicidal thoughts Vomiting NauseaTeens may abuse Ambien for a wide variety of reasons, but many studiessuggest that people who abuse it tend to abuse other drugs at the sametime. This increase the risk of overdose dramatically.
9 NUMBER NINE 9 Although antipsychotics are rarely thought of asSeroquel “drugs of abuse”, quetiapine deserves recognition on this list due to its huge recreational value in prison. It(quetiapine) is often prescribed for schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and insomnia. However, the tranquilizer has earned the name “Jailhouse Heroin” among prisoners. Even though this is a prison drug i, note that is also serves recreational use among the outside, as well. It can be used to come down off uppers like cocaine and amphetamines, reduce anxiety during “bad trips”, and combines with cocaine to form a “Q-ball”.
The Risks Associated with Seroquel use:Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a potentially fatal condition that affects thecentral nervous system.Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a serious movement disorder, which also requires medicalattention. ● Indigestion or heartburn ● Drowsiness -- in up to 53 percent of ● Nausea people ● Vomiting ● Dry mouth -- up to 44 percent of ● Increased appetite people (see Seroquel and Dry ● Lethargy Mouth) ● Nasal congestion ● High triglycerides -- up to 23 percent ● Abdominal pain (stomach pain) ● Weight gain -- up to 23 percent (see ● Back pain Seroquel and Weight Gain) ● Shakiness (tremor) ● Headaches -- up to 21 percent ● Irritability ● Agitation -- up to 20 percent ● Joint pain ● Dizziness -- up to 18 percent ● Sore throat ● High cholesterol -- up to 17 percent ● Fever ● Fatigue -- up to 11 percent ● Rapid heart rate (tachycardia) ● Weakness -- up to 10 percent ● Irritated or runny nose ● Constipation -- up to 10 percent. ● Vision problems.
8NUMBER EIGHT8Dilaudid(hydromorphone)Often prescribed for pain (and occasionally badcough), Dilaudid is known as more of an “all ornothing pharmaceutical”. This is because abusers cantake well above the allowed dose and not feel a bit ofthe euphoric opiate experience he’s used to butadministering it through a needle could well becompared to intravenous heroin. It is water soluble.This factor is taken advantage of by many heroinaddicts in need of a shot; however the difficulty ofabuse via oral administration makes it one of thesafer opiates to have around a house withadolescents.
NUMBER SEVEN 7Xanax(alprazolam) Benzodiazepine abuse is very common among those self-medicating for stress and anxiety, but one particular benzo, by the name of alprazolam, is also very common among recreational users seeking a “high”. A physician will prescribe a patient Xanax for panic disorders, insomnia, and, more rarely, social anxiety. They are either crushed and insufflated or popped. With intranasal use especially, the onset is very rapid and instills relaxation, reduced, alcohol-like inhibitions, and potent apathy in the user. Alprazolam, and other benzodiazepines, like Valium, Klonopin, and Ativan, are abused to enhance sociability and to let one “be them self” around social gatherings.
The Risks of Xanax Abuse:Feeling fearless*Decreased inhibitions Feelings of irritability*Hallucinations *Forgetfulness*Seizure *Trouble concentrating*Hostile, aggravated *Lack of coordinationdisposition *Blurred vision *Dry mouth or wet mouth*Muscle twitching *Slurred speech*Tremors *Mild nausea, vomiting*Change in urination *Loss of appetite or weigh gainhabits *Drowsiness during the daytime*Yellow Jaundice *Lack of interest in sex
#6 Desoxyn (methamphetamine)Methamphetamine, or “speed”,“crank”, “ice”, ext. is available byprescription in the United States,New Zealand, and Canada for ADHDtreatment, as well as obesity, due toits appetite suppressing effects.When Desoxyn is obtained, itobviously has very high streetvalue, for its drug and for itsconsistent dosing. A meth usernever knows what he’s getting in abag he got off the street, but a 10mgDesoxyn tablet would be seen as a“good batch” all day.
SYMPTOMS OF STIMULANT ABUSEPhysical side effects includedilated pupils, dizziness, tremor,headache, flushed skin, chest painswith palpitations, excessivesweating, vomiting and abdominalcramps. These effects may occuras a result of taking too large adose at one time or taking largedoses over an extended period oftime.Psychological effects includeagitation, hostility, panic,aggression, and suicidal orhomicidal tendencies. Paranoia,sometimes accompanied by bothauditory and visual hallucinations,may also occur.
FIVE Narcotic syrups (codeine and hydrocodone)Prescription cough syrups containingnarcotics such as codeine andhydrocodone have become very popularamong young adults through pop culture.Several rappers have made it clear thatthey not only enjoy recreationally drinking“purple drank”, but they encourage it,almost as much one would normallyencourage a safer drug, like marijuana.Like other opiates, they instill euphoric,pleasantly itchy, and relaxing effects withinthe drinker.
Ill effects of cough syrup abuse include: 1) Nausea and vomiting 2) Stomach pain 3) Confusion 4) Dizziness 5) Double or blurred vision 6) Slurred speech 7) Impaired physical coordination 8) Rapid heart beat 9) Drowsiness 10) Numbness of fingers and toes 11) Disorientation 12) Death
The all-too-famous “speed in a pill”, Adderall is provided to adolescents like candy itseems but it can provide people with trouble concentrating miraculous relief. Attentiondisorders are exceptionally easy to fake, and, therefore, many high school students tryto acquire it just to make extra cash from their friends at school. Amphetamines,ranging from Adderall to Methamphetamine, are valued for their energetic, stimulating,and often euphoric effects. Adderall, along with Ritalin, abuse is rampant among highschool and college students during exams, due to their ability to increase focus andmotivation. Adderall mixed amphetamine salts444444444444444
1 MORE SYMPTOM OF STIMULANT ABUSEOVERDOSE, unless there is medical intervention, highfever, convulsions and cardiovascular collapse may precededeath. Because accidental death is partially due to the effects ofstimulants on the bodys cardiovascular and temperature-regulating systems, physical activities and excessive exerciseincrease the hazards of stimulant use. ● Amphetamines ● Cocaine ● Diet Pills ● Methamphetamines ● RitalinJust wait untilwe talk aboutcrystal meth
Vicodin THR33 (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)For most people, Vicodin representsmuch-needed relief from the pain anddiscomfort associated with illness, injuryor recovery from surgery. Theseindividuals are prescribed Vicodin (or itsgeneric equivalent “Hydrocodone”) by aphysician, and then use it until their painhas subsided. When the medication isgone, the discomfort usually is as well.There are, however, a number of peoplewho do not use Vicodin as directed by adoctor. For them, this opiate becomes thefocal point of their lives.
PercoceTWO(oxycodone andacetaminophen) #2Percocet is considered an amazing drug.It’s not just a narcotic that soothes, lullsand prompts sleep, it’s a powerful painreliever that combines oxycodone andacetaminophen, two of the standards ofpain relief today. Acetaminophen is acommonly found substance in over thecounter pain medication.Percocet worksby attaching to your body’s painreceptors and preventing them fromsending the signal to you to be in pain.It’s highly effective in almost all casesat relieving even severe pain.
#1About 1 in 20 high schoolseniors now acknowledgestaking OxyContin, aprescription opiate formanaging severe pain that canbe abused. In its annualsurvey of teen drug use, theNIDA reports that OxyContinuse by 12th graders is up 40% Oxycotinnationwide in just 3 years. 5times as many 12th gradersreport using OxyContin thanreport usingmethamphetamine.
THE SYMPTOMS of OPIATE USE● PUPIL SIZE = PINNED● EFFECTS ON THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM● EFFECTS ON THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM● OVERDOSE THAT OFTEN RESULTS IN DEATH● EFFECTS ON THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM● LIVER AND KIDNEY DAMAGE● TOLERANCE● DEPENDENCE● ADDICTION
Addiction TheoryGenetic Model Psychodynamic Model Social Model Moral Model
InhalantsWhy? The Risks:● lose inhibitions● feel exhilarated ("high") ● double vision● get clumsy and slur their words ● loss of cordination● have trouble making sensible decisions ● weakness● get sleepy and slow-moving ● headaches● experience ringing in the ears, dizziness ● nausea and/or vommiting and blurred vision ● numbness● become nervous, upset and disoriented ● irregular heartbeat● have headaches and chest and stomach ● suffication pains ● Permanent heart problems● feel nauseous and throw up ● Injuries● have weak muscles and difficulty ● Death of brain cells speaking ● liver and kidney failure● behave disruptively or hallucinate ● bone marrow changes (imagine things that arent there) ● immune system weakness eye● have psychotic-like reactions to inhaling disease (e.g., injure themselves because they ● loss of appetite think they can fly or stop a train.) ● Death● become aggressive and violent
Heroin The Risks Why?● Euphoria● Warm feeling● Safety● The Nod● Pain Relief
Cocaine (Powder)Why? The Risks 1. depression and sadness.* euphorica 2. Death can result as a consequence of cocaine overdose.* energy 3. careless risks 4. expensive, Debt is often a result of this expense.* talkative 5. Paranoia* mentally alert, especially to 6. mental health problemsthe sensations of sight, sound, 7. Cocaine can become very addictive.and touch. 8. Cocaine can pose a great risk to your pregnancy,* It can also temporarily 9. Cocaine damages the lungs respiratory system 10. Aggressiondecrease the need for foodand sleep.
Cocaine (Crack)Why? The Risks: 1. immediately addictiveLike Coke but more intense 15. psychosis 2. expensive(Effects last 5-15 minutes) 16. miscarrige 3. neglect of: Family, work* euphorica 17. withdrawal responsibilities, health* energy 4. leads to theft and violence* talkative 5. stroke 6. convolsions* mentally alert, especially to the 7. headachessensations of sight, sound, and touch. 8. rise in heart rate* It can also temporarily decrease 9. heart attackthe need for food and sleep. 10. cough 11. lung damage 12. nausea 13. loss of appetite 14. muscle weakness
People take MDMA because it relieves anxiety and removes inhibitions. it promotes asense of total well-being throughout the body and mind. MDMA was first used as anaid in therapy by psychiatrists on patients with severe trauma. MDMA can have many of the same physical effects as other stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines. *increases in heart rate and blood pressure, *muscle tension *involuntary teeth clenching *nausea *blurred vision *faintness, *chills or sweating In high doses, MDMA can interfere with the body’s ability to regulate temperature. On rare but unpredictable occasions, this can lead to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), which can result in liver, kidney, or cardiovascular system failure or even death.
Conclusions1. People do Drugs because they feel good.2. Nobody starts thinking they will becomeaddicted.3. Every drug has potential risks, includingdeath, either directly related to the use(Heroin overdose) or the long term effects(Cancer from Smoking or Marijuana use)4. The best way to prevent addiction or othernegative effects of drugs is simple........
Things to do other than drugs Play sportsDont Write Draw Play or listen to Music See a movie Watch TV Learn something new Spend time with family Play video gameUse Hang with friends Enjoy your hobbies or find new ones Anything is better than drugs. lick a trash can for all I care.
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