Drugs and Peer Pressure DON’T be part of the crowd
How Peer Pressure Works Peer Pressure- doing something because you want to fit in Peer-Pressure mainly affects kids who have low self-esteem Narcotics, alcohol, and smoking are all prime associates of peer pressure
Heroin Heroin is the most harmful drug there is Taking heroin results horrible skin diseases such as skin cancer Poppies have been grown for thousands of years They have a powerful drug called opium in them They are one of the most potent pain killer known to medicine
Marijuana is less than one hundred years old Cannabis the plant it’s grown from is older than civilization The Ancient Chinese used it for hemp to make rope While wood carvings found in medieval monasteries Christian monks used hemp to make early forms of paper Seventeen century sales were made of cannabis plant that gave the name canvas Marijuana & Cannabis
Marijuana & Cannabis (Continued) When Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence it was made from the fibers of the cannabis plant Marijuana causes impaired memory, apathy, paranoia and decreased motor control Marijuana isn’t physically addictive but it is physiologically addictive like heroin and tobacco Over five million people are heavy daily user of pot/marijuana and who are addicted to it
Cocaine was the club drug of choice in the 1980’s The Incas considered the coca leaf to be a gift from the sun god Cocaine
Peer Pressure The reason why teenagers take drugs is because they want to fit into the crowd. 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. A kid who would take drugs is one who is unsure of himself or only sees people who are taking the drug.