DRUGS: Nyaope, Cocaine and Crystal Meth


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DRUGS: Nyaope, Cocaine and Crystal Meth

  1. 1. DRUGS: Nyaope Cocaine Crystal Meth
  2. 2. NYAOPE Marijuana Nyaope
  3. 3. What is Nyaope?  Nyaope, also known as whoonga, is a dangerous and highly addictive South African street drug.  Nyaope is a fine white powder that is usually combined with marijuana and smoked.
  4. 4. What does Nyaope consist of?  Heroin  Detergent  Rat powders like OMO or Skip poison  Crushed anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs). ARV’s are the medications used to treat patients with HIV.
  5. 5. Side effects of Nyaope       Severe addiction Bacterial infections of the blood vessels and heart valves Abscesses Liver or kidney damage Lung complications (e.g. severe pneumonia) Arthritis REMEMBER: Nyaope is smoked with marijuana so therefore users experience side effects from the marijuana as well.
  6. 6. Other Dangers Because Nyaope consists of ARV’s other dangers from using it include..  The development of new strains of the HIV virus.  Drug resistance. People using Nyaope become resistant to legal medications as well as illagal drugs. FACT: HIV drug resistance is growing due to recreational use of HIV drugs rendering them ineffective not only for drug users but non-users as well.
  7. 7. COCAINE
  8. 8. What is Cocaine?  Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that directly affects the brain.  Cocaine is a fine white powder that can be snorted, smoked or injected.
  9. 9. What does Cocaine Consist of? Cocaine (in its purest form) is extracted from the leaves of the South American coca plant.
  10. 10. Cocaine is often mixed with…        Icing sugar Corn starch Vitamins Flour Washing Powders (e.g. Omo and Skip) Baby Powder. Medications that can be ground into a powder. (e.g. Panado.)
  11. 11. Side effects of Cocaine         Cocaine eats away the tissue of nose and nasal cavity. Causes teeth to weaken and break. Heart arrhythmia and heart attacks Strokes Seizures Headaches Death Extreme weight loss.
  12. 12. Other Effects of Cocaine Cocaine use over a long time period can also lead to..  Depression  Isolation from family and friends,  Psychosis  Paranoia
  13. 13. CRYSTAL METH
  14. 14. What is Crystal Meth?  The full name for crystal meth is Methamphetamine.  Methamphetamine is a powerful synthetic stimulant which is highly addictive and effects the nervous system.
  15. 15. Side Effects of Crystal Meth Physical side effects             Lack of appetite Sweating Dizziness Dry Mouth Hyperthermia - the body overheats (elevated body temperature) Insomnia- difficulty getting to sleep, or staying asleep Numbness Tremors and twitching Acne Stroke Heart Attack Death
  16. 16. Psychological Effects           Aggressiveness Alertness Anxiety Concentration Compulsive skin-picking Hallucinations Increased energy Irritability Repetitive and obsessive behaviours Paranoia
  17. 17. HOMEWORK  Read the poem: MY NAME IS CRYSTAL METH  Write a paragraph (80-100 words) about your feelings on crystal meth and other drugs.