True Confessions How much do you really know about drugs and their effect on your body, your mind, and your life?
<ul><li>This powerpoint will teach you about the different drugs out there and their physical and psychological effects. </li></ul>
Before we start, please take this mini true or false quiz <ul><li>1. In some ways, cigarettes are as dangerous as drugs such as heroin-maybe even more so! </li></ul>TRUE 2. For teenagers, drugs are a bigger problem than alcohol. False 3. Prescription drugs are never dangerous. False 4. Inhalants can kill you, even if you only use them once or twice. TRUE 5. It’s hard to quit drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes on your own. Treatment programs are more effective then going cold turkey. TRUE
Get the Facts : Drugs Stimulants Depressants Hallucinogens Opioids Cannabinoids Inhalants Anabolic Steroids There are 7 categories of drugs
Stimulants <ul><li>Here are some well known stimulants: </li></ul><ul><li>COCAINE, CRACK, AMPHETAMINES (like methamphetamine), NICOTINE (found in cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes and cigars) </li></ul>
Stimulants These kinds of drugs act on the central nervous system which means they increase brain activity . The give a feeling of alertness, energy, and confidence . When the effect wears off, the person who was affected could experience intense hunger, anxiety exhaustion and sadly, depression.
Depressants <ul><li>These are drugs that act on the central nervous system and slow down brain activity. They can </li></ul><ul><li>affect coordination, balance, </li></ul><ul><li>and judgment . Increasing doses lead to drowsiness, vomiting, coma and sometimes even death . </li></ul>ALCOHOL, TRANQUILIZERS (such as Valium, Ativan, Xanax, Rohypnol) and GBH are some examples of depressants Here are some effects of drinking TOO MUCH alcohol
H a l l u c inogens Before reading the description of this type of drug, please look at these images and remember what you experienced while observing them.
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Opioids <ul><li>Opioids are drugs that have comparable effects to depressants. They also have a painkilling effect. Side effects include slower breathing, impaired judgement, nausea, vomiting and constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Some well known examples are HEROIN and PRESCRIPTION NARCOTICS ( such as morphien, codeine, OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet… ) </li></ul>
Cannabinoids <ul><li>These drugs derived from a cannabis plant. </li></ul><ul><li>Their multiple effects act like stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens. Basically they are very intoxicating. Coordination and memory are affected by this type of drug. </li></ul><ul><li>MARIJUANA and HASHISH are some examples. </li></ul>
Inhalants <ul><li>These drugs get into the human body when someone breathes the powder in their vapors. They reduce the amount of oxygen getting to the brain. Everyone has different reactions to this, therefore, there are a variety of different effects. </li></ul><ul><li>VOLATINE SOLVENTS ( like paint thinners, gasoline, glues and liquid correctors), AEROSOLS (such as spray paints, deodorant sprays, hairspray as well as cooking sprays), GASES (like ether or nitrous oxide) and NITRITES (like amyl and butyl nitrites). </li></ul>
Anabolic steroids <ul><li>This type promotes muscle growth and increases lean body mass. These drugs have medical uses but are unfortunately misused by people who want to bulk up or improve their overall athletic performance. If abused, these drugs can lead to horrible mood swings or worse, heart attacks. </li></ul><ul><li>Some anabolic steroids you may know are NANDROLONE DECANOATE, OXANDROLONE and STANOZOLOL </li></ul>
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