Drug Addiction

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Drug Addiction

  1. 1. By: Amanda Smith and Ashley Guerin
  2. 2. <ul><li>Drug addition is a very serious and harmful thing and can be caused by a numerous of reasons. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The reasons people start to use drugs is if they are happy, sad, wanting to fit in with a group, or just to try something new. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>All drug addiction is caused when the brain thinks that your body needs the drug in order to function </li></ul><ul><li>Addiction may also be in an individuals genes </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Signs and symptoms are characterized by the type of drug. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stimulants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depressants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hallucinogens </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Drowziness, lazyness </li></ul><ul><li>Slurred speech </li></ul><ul><li>Poor memory </li></ul><ul><li>Red eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Increased blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Slow reaction time </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Marijuana </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Barbiturates </li></ul><ul><li>Opiates </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Decreased appitite </li></ul><ul><li>Weight loss </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Paranoid thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Depression as the drug wears off </li></ul><ul><li>Irritability </li></ul><ul><li>Nose bleeds from snorting </li></ul><ul><li>Sores </li></ul><ul><li>Rotten teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Twitching </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>LSD/Acid </li></ul><ul><li>PCP </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>Tremors </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Heart beat </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent mental changes </li></ul><ul><li>Panic </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of sleep </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Amphetamine </li></ul><ul><li>Methamphetamine </li></ul><ul><li>Cocaine </li></ul><ul><li>Crack </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>There are mental, physical, and emotional effects. </li></ul><ul><li>When someone is addicted they will do things that they wouldn’t normally do in order to get the drugs( sex, steal, kill someone,etc….) </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Physical effects are irratability, anger hostility, fatigue, anxiety, depression, lack of cordination, sores…etc. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Long term goal: user to never use again </li></ul><ul><li>Short term goal: dramatically reduce drug use </li></ul><ul><li>After reducing the user detoxes </li></ul><ul><li>Some need medications to deal with withdrawl symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>Other can not go through treatment alone </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Those who can not stay clean on their own have options. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Residential treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Those who complete treatment may relapse at anytime. </li></ul>

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