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Drugs and peer pressure

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  • 1. Drugs and Peer Pressure
    DON’T be part of the crowd
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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.

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