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This is a drugs presentation for year 8 students who are learning about drugs and their effects of humans, this is being used as part of a PSHE course.

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Drugs

  1. 1. Drugs
  2. 2. <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Name a variety of drugs, both legal and illegal and list a number of facts regarding the more common illegal ones </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the potential dangers of drug taking </li></ul>
  3. 3. Drug classification <ul><li>Class A – These include heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and LSD. </li></ul><ul><li>If found guilty by a court of law of possessing Class A drugs you could go to prison for up to seven years and be fined. </li></ul><ul><li>If you sell Class A drugs you could receive a life imprisonment. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Drug classification <ul><li>Class B – These include amphetamines such as speed and barbiturates . </li></ul><ul><li>People found guilty of possessing a Class B drug could go to jail for up to five years and be fined. </li></ul><ul><li>Those caught and found guilty of trafficking a Class B drug can be sent to prison for up to 14 years. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Drug classification <ul><li>Class C – Drugs in this category include, cannabis, tranquillisers, valium and anabolic steroids. </li></ul><ul><li>It is illegal to have, give away or deal in Class C drugs, and to grow cannabis plants. </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum penalties for possession are two years in jail plus an unlimited fine. </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing or supplying could get you 14 years in jail plus an unlimited fine. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Nicoteine – cigarettes </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Caffeine – tea, coffee, coca cola </li></ul><ul><li>energy drinks etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Prescription drugs – paracetamol, anadin etc. </li></ul>Legal drugs
  7. 7. What was the most commonly taken drug in 2006? Men are more likely to take illegal drugs than women TRUE The estimated number of UK class A users: 500,000 or FALSE Cannabis 52 % of 15 year olds have been offered cannabis
  8. 8. Deaths from drugs <ul><li>Legal: Alcohol = 6,627 </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco = 86,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Prescription drugs = 1,089 </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal: Heroin/morphine = 842 </li></ul><ul><li>Cocaine = 176 </li></ul><ul><li>All amphetamines = 103 </li></ul><ul><li>Cannabis = 19 </li></ul>
  9. 9. All drugs are dangerous. In fact, there are more deaths from legal drugs than illegal drugs in the UK. Many of you will be offered drugs at some point in your lives. The important thing is to say “No” to peer pressure. Finally, if you are worried about a friend or yourself, then speak to a responsible teacher or adult. and remember you can Talk to Frank. Remember
  10. 10. Marijuana <ul><li>Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in Britain, made from the cannabis plant. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a mild sedative and a mild halluginogen. </li></ul><ul><li>The law </li></ul><ul><li>Is illegal and a Class C drug. </li></ul><ul><li>The maximum penalty for posession is a two year sentence and an unlimited fine. </li></ul><ul><li>The maximum penalty for supply is 14 years in prison and an unlimited fine. </li></ul><ul><li>The risks </li></ul><ul><li>Can make you anxious, panicky and suspicious. </li></ul><ul><li>Causes difficulties with learning and concentration </li></ul>
  11. 11. Opiates <ul><li>Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Opiates are powerful drugs a nd include opium, heroin, morphine, and codeine. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people think that opiates are not addictive. </li></ul><ul><li>The law </li></ul><ul><li>Is illegal and a Class A drug. </li></ul><ul><li>Possession could lead to a sentence of 7 years and an unlimited fine. </li></ul><ul><li>Supplying (including giving it to a friend) can lead to life imprisonment and an unlimited fine. </li></ul><ul><li>The risks </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing needles means you risk HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B or C. </li></ul><ul><li>Deaths from overdoses or mixing with other drugs like alcohol are common. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Hallucinogens <ul><li>Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Include LSD, magic mushrooms and ecstasy. </li></ul><ul><li>They have powerful mind-altering effects and cause people to see and hear things that are not there (hallucinate). </li></ul><ul><li>The law </li></ul><ul><li>Is illegal and a Class A drug. </li></ul><ul><li>Possession can get you up to 7 years in jail. </li></ul><ul><li>The maximum sentence for supplying halluginogens is life imprisonment and an unlimited fine. </li></ul><ul><li>The risks </li></ul><ul><li>“ Trips” or hallucinations can sometimes have very frightening effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking hallucinogens when in a bad mood has been known to make people harm themselves. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Inhalants <ul><li>Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Most inhalants are common household products that give off mind-altering chemical fumes when sniffed. </li></ul><ul><li>When inhaled solvents have a similar effect to alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>The law </li></ul><ul><li>It is illegal for shops to sell substances if they believe you may inhale them. </li></ul><ul><li>Since October 1999, it has been illegal to sell cigarette lighter refills to under 18’s. </li></ul><ul><li>The risks </li></ul><ul><li>People can experience vomiting and blackouts. </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term abuse can damage the brain, liver and kidneys. </li></ul><ul><li>Solvent abuse killed 64 people in 2000. A quarter were under 18 . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Amphetamine <ul><li>Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Are stimulants that people take to keep them alert. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually taken by mouth in a powder form but is sometimes prepared for injection making it even more dangerous. </li></ul><ul><li>The law </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal and a Class B drug. Prepared for injection becomes a Class A drug. </li></ul><ul><li>Possession can mean 5 years imprisonment and supply could get you 14 years. </li></ul><ul><li>The risks </li></ul><ul><li>Puts a strain on your heart and can lead to </li></ul><ul><li>anxiety, depression, irritability and aggression. </li></ul><ul><li>It can make it difficult to relax and sleep properly meaning long term health effects. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Nicoteine <ul><li>Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Comes from the tobacco plant. </li></ul><ul><li>Nicoteine is is extremely powerful and is at least as strong as addictions to other drugs such as heroin and cocaine. </li></ul><ul><li>The law </li></ul><ul><li>Is a legal drug. </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2007, it is illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18. </li></ul><ul><li>The risks </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term addiction could leave you with cancer, emphysema (related to your lungs) or heart disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Other people breathing in your smoke could end up with breathing difficulties, asthma or even cancer. </li></ul>
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  17. 17. mushies sillies happies ‘ shrooms uppers H speed amph sulphate whizz horse smack
  18. 18. junk skag brown C charlie coke snow
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