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  • By: Amanda Smith and Ashley Guerin
    • Drug addition is a very serious and harmful thing and can be caused by a numerous of reasons.
    • 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.
    • All drug addiction is caused when the brain thinks that your body needs the drug in order to function
    • Addiction may also be in an individuals genes
    • Signs and symptoms are characterized by the type of drug.
      • Stimulants
      • Depressants
      • Hallucinogens
    • Confusion
    • Drowziness, lazyness
    • Slurred speech
    • Poor memory
    • Red eyes
    • Increased blood pressure
    • Slow reaction time
    • Marijuana
    • Alcohol
    • Barbiturates
    • Opiates
    • Decreased appitite
    • Weight loss
    • Loss of sleep
    • Paranoid thoughts
    • Depression as the drug wears off
    • Irritability
    • Nose bleeds from snorting
    • Sores
    • Rotten teeth
    • Twitching
    • LSD/Acid
    • PCP
    • Hallucinations
    • Tremors
    • Rapid Heart beat
    • Permanent mental changes
    • Panic
    • Loss of sleep
    • Amphetamine
    • Methamphetamine
    • Cocaine
    • Crack
    • There are mental, physical, and emotional effects.
    • 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….)
    • Physical effects are irratability, anger hostility, fatigue, anxiety, depression, lack of cordination, sores…etc.
    • Long term goal: user to never use again
    • Short term goal: dramatically reduce drug use
    • After reducing the user detoxes
    • Some need medications to deal with withdrawl symptoms
    • Other can not go through treatment alone
    • Those who can not stay clean on their own have options.
      • Cognitive therapy
      • Residential treatment
      • Counseling
    • Those who complete treatment may relapse at anytime.