The most common drug used by women “You think your alcohol use is no big deal-I mean, everyone does it-and then you find yourself diving under the influence, sick with lives problems, isolated form your family” Myth- Alcohol is the least harmful of drugs Alcohol can diminish motor coordination, judgment, emotional control, and reasoning power Drinking at an early age increases our risk for osteoporosis and later addiction problems Alcohol is the most common drug used by women
Nearly 178,000 U.S. women die from smoking related problems each year Smokers are twice as likely to have heart attacks and strokes More and more studies are linking smoking to breast cancer Smoking increases risk of ulcers, cataracts and osteoporosis In women smoking causes 90 percent of lung cancer
“Playing with life and death can be a bit of a thrill until you realize that sometimes you can not be in control of your own body because of what you’ve put in it” It has been rising steadily since 1992 We might feel anxiety, paranoia, and depression from use of ecstasy As with many drugs women are much more sensitive to ecstasy in comparison with men
PROMOTION OF PRODUCTS-Media’s relentless promotion of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PRESSURES ADDICTION
SMOKING No level of smoking is safe Avoid being around others that smoke
DRINKING GUIDELINES FOR WOMEN If you are pregnant or breast feeding Before you drive If you are taking medication If you have medical problems If you have problems with addiction
Know the drugs you are taking Do not take drugs at parties or clubs Do not mix drugs Know your body’s limits and reactions Be Aware of how your choices may influence other key areas of your life
If Alcohol is used in every part of our lives, such as movies, shows, daily, special occasions and other things than if this makes it normal to drink, how do we know when to stop, or when is the risk of becoming an alcoholic?