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  • My uncle, who has been to rehab approx. 5 times, none of which worked. Began using marijuana when he was 14 years old and it has escalated from there. Has used Crack, Cocaine, LSD, Meth, Ecstasy, Prescription Drugs such as Xanex and Oxycotin, Methaqualone (a pill that’s side effects include, euphoria, drowsiness, reduced heart rate, reduced respiration, increased sexual arousal, paresthesias, which is the numbness of the fingers and toes, respiratory depression, slurred speech, headache and sensitivity to light. Essentially an alcoholic blackout in a pill) and Heroin\n\n
  • A chemical substance that affects the process of the mind or body. A substance other than food intended to affect the structure or function of the body\n\n
  • Stimulants \nA substance that temporarily produces an increase of the the body’s activity. \n\nDepressants\nSubstance that temporarily decreases the function or activity of the body\n\nHallucinogens \nChemicals that alter perception, thought and mood.\nname describes that the drug will include hallucinations \n
  • persistent and compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. Addiction tears families apart and causes pain and suffering for the loved ones of the addict.\n
  • 1. The more you’re around an addictive substance, especially around peers, the more likely you are to use it\n2. A child seeing a parent use a drug usually makes the child feel as though it’s okay. Children also want to be like their parents\n3. The more available certain substance are, the more likely to want to try and more likely to get ahold of \n4. If a relative has been an addict it affects the genetic disposition causing a weak someone’s ability to resist abuse\n5. Most addicts have been reported to not have had a good relationship with their immediate family when they were younger \n6. Individuals who have a psychological issue are more prom to having a drug problem rather then healthy ones\n7. Individuals who have anger issues, or are shy will most have a higher chance of becoming addicted \n
  • Peer pressure is the main issue that leads to deadly habits such as smoking, drinking and drug abuse. Peers are the main influence to get kids to start using drugs. Say things like “everyones doing it, just try it” or “I’ve been doing this forever, nothing bad happens” Not realizing the long term affects on the brain and body.\n
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  • Holes represent dead activity in the brain. The brain of a 38 year old whos been an addict for 25 years\n\n\n
  • the brain of a 24 year old addicted for 2 years \n
  • 28 years old, 8 years of usage\n
  • 28 years old, 10 years of usage \n
  • 38 years old, 17 years of alcohol abuse \n
  • 38 years old, 17 years of alcohol abuse \n
  • Most alcoholics begin drinking at a young age, many teens begin drinking due to rebellion, availability, stress, and advertising. Drinking at a young age has a higher risk of alcoholism. Alcoholism can lead to substance abuse. \n
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    1. 1. Drug Addiction Allie Touchstone
    2. 2. Personal RelevanceEric Agersborg, 51 years old. Addict for37 years.Drug of choice: Heroin and Cocaine
    3. 3. What Is a Drug?
    4. 4. Different Categories of DrugsStimulants CocaineDepressants AlcoholHallucinogens LSD
    5. 5. What is Addiction?
    6. 6. Causes of AddictionExposure from peers Poor home lifeParent usage Psychological issuesAvailability PersonalityGenetics
    7. 7. Peer Pressure
    8. 8. How Drugs Affect the Brain
    9. 9. A Normal, Healthy Brain Top Bottom
    10. 10. A Normal, Healthy Brain Front Back
    11. 11. Your Brain After Heroin Use Top Bottom
    12. 12. Your Brain After Cocaine Usage
    13. 13. Your Brain After Meth Usage Front Back
    14. 14. Brain After Marijuana Usage
    15. 15. Alcohol Abuse Top Bottom
    16. 16. Alcohol Abuse Cont’d Front Back
    17. 17. Alcoholism