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A slideshow about substance abuse; the causes, different drugs, what is an addiction

A slideshow about substance abuse; the causes, different drugs, what is an addiction

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  • 1. SUBSTANCE ABUSE The Facts
  • 2. SUBSTANSE ABUSE (sub-stuns a-byoo-s)-noun
    • : long-term, pathological use of
    • alcohol or drugs, characterized by
    • daily intoxication, inability to
    • reduce consumption, and
    • impairment in social or
    • occupational functioning; broadly,
    • alcohol or drug addiction.
  • 3. WHAT IS AN ADDICTION?
    • An addiction is a complex brain disease
    • causing physical and mental dependence of
    • drugs, harmful chronic symptoms both
    • physical and mental, and making it hard for
    • the addict to stop. Prolonged use of a drug
    • causes the brain to change it’s structure and
    • communication method causing the addiction
    • and effects. Though drug addictions can be
    • treated with long grueling rehab sessions,
    • relapses and chronic diseases will remain.
  • 4. WHAT IS AN ADDICT AND WHAT MAKES ONE AN ADDICT?
    • ENVIRONMENT
    • Family and friends influences
    • Social and economic status
    • Sexual abuse
    • Peer pressure
    • Stress
    • BIOLOGY (in addition to environment create vulnerability)
    • Gender
    • Ethnicity
    • Presence of other mental issues
    • DEVELOPMENT
    • Adolescents are more likely to become addicts due to the developmental stage of the brain.
    • Increased risk of trying the drug.
    • An addict is any one
    • that is addicted
    • (dependent and has a
    • high tolerance) to a
    • drug or other substance.
    • Many factors come into
    • play when it comes to the
    • causes of drug addiction.
  • 5. DANGERS
    • Each drug has its
    • own effects, both
    • short-term and
    • long-term.
  • 6. EFFECT OF CANNABIS (MARAJUANA)
    • SHORT-TERM
    • Euphoria
    • Lethargy
    • Increased heart rate
    • Increased awareness of sensation
    • Paranoia
    • Agitation
    • Anxiety
    • Ataxia (lack of coordination)
    • Altered state of consciousness
    • LONG-TERM
    • Lowers testosterone levels
    • Impairs sperm production
    • Disrupts periods in females
    • Insomnia
    • Depression
    • Memory loss
    • Anger
    • Loss of appetite
    • Anxiety
    • Irritability
  • 7. EFFECT OF COCAINE
    • SHORT-TERM
    • Restlessness
    • Increased blood pressure
    • Euphoria
    • Increased heart rate
    • Paranoia
    • Impotence
    • Twitching
    • LONG-TERM
    • Seizures
    • Increased heart rate
    • Hallucinations
    • Heart arrhythmia
    • OVERDOSE
    • Heart failure
    • Stroke
    • Respiratory failure
    • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • 8. EFFECT OF HEROIN
    • SHORT-TERM
    • Euphoria
    • Altered mind state
    • Slowed breathing
    • Weakness in muscles
    • Dry mouth
    • Warm and flushed skin
    • Drowsiness
    • Vomiting
    • Possibility of blood borne infections if injected
    • LONG-TERM
    • Decreased liver function
    • Addiction
    • Possibility of blood borne infections if injected
    • Possibility of death if mixed with cocaine(“speedballs”)
    • Physical dependence
    • Collapsed veins
    • Heart infection
    • Pneumonia
    • Growth of abscesses
  • 9. EFFECTS OF LSD (ACID)
    • EFFECTS
    • Elevated blood sugar
    • Increased heart rate
    • Tremors
    • Pupil dilation
    • Hallucinations
    • CHARACTERISTICS OF A “TRIP”
    • LEVEL 1
    • Stoned effect
    • Seeing of dull brilliant colors
    • LEVEL 2
    • Seeing of brighter colors and 2D patterns when eyes are closed
    • Confusion
    • LEVEL 3
    • 2D hallucinations become 3D
    • Curved and warped patterns on walls and faces
    • Confusion within senses(seeing sound)
    • LEVEL 4
    • Objects morphing into other objects
    • Loss of reality
    • Out of body experiences
    • LEVEL 5
    • Feeling of merging with space and time
    • Blending of the senses
    • Total loss of reality
  • 10. EFFECTS OF METHAMPHETAMINE (METH OR CRYSTAL METH)
    • SHORT-TERM
    • dry mouth
    • Headache
    • Restlessness
    • Euphoria
    • Increased alertness
    • Anxiety
    • Dilated pupils
    • LONG-TERM
    • Anorexia
    • Insomnia
    • Convulsions
    • Liver damage
    • Kidney damage
    • Heart attack
    • Stroke
    • Low resting heart rate (under 60 BPM)
    • Abnormal beating of the heart
    • Death
  • 11. If you or someone you know is or may be addicted to a drug or alcohol, tell them to seek help and call a local drug helpline. Drug addictions are very serious and should be dealt with at the first sign before its too late.
  • 12. The End. Created by Jana 

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