Drugs and Peer Pressure <br />DON’T be part of the crowd<br />
How Peer Pressure Works<br />Peer Pressure- doing something because you want to fit in<br />Peer-Pressure mainly affects kids who have low self-esteem<br />Narcotics, alcohol, and smoking are all prime associates of peer pressure<br />
Heroin<br />Heroin is the most harmful drug there is<br />Taking heroin results horrible skin diseases such as skin cancer<br />Poppies have been grown for thousands of years <br />They have a powerful drug called opium in them<br />They are one of the most potent pain killer known to medicine<br />
Marijuana is less than one hundred years old <br />Cannabis the plant it’s grown from is older than civilization <br />The Ancient Chinese used it for hemp to make rope <br />While wood carvings found in medieval monasteries <br /> Christian monks used hemp to make early forms of paper<br />Seventeen century sales were made of cannabis plant that gave the name canvas <br />Marijuana & Cannabis<br />
Marijuana & Cannabis (Continued)<br />When Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence it was made from the fibers of the cannabis plant <br />Marijuana causes impaired memory, apathy, paranoia and decreased motor control<br />Marijuana isn’t physically addictive but it is physiologically addictive like heroin and tobacco <br />Over five million people are heavy daily user of pot/marijuana and who are addicted to it<br />
Cocaine was the club drug of choice in the 1980’s<br />The Incas considered the coca leaf to be a gift from the sun god<br />Cocaine<br />
Peer Pressure<br />The reason why teenagers take drugs is because they want to fit into the crowd.<br />A teenager who would most likely take drugs is one who doesn’t like anything about his life or some without a male parent and a female parent.<br />A kid who would take drugs is one who is unsure of himself or only sees people who are taking the drug.<br />
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