PROHIBITED - not legally sold unless authorized by competent authority. (Ex. Heroin, Marijuana, Cocaine, Opium) REGULATED - sold with prescription. (Ex. Amphetamine, Nubain) Note: Under the new Drug Law (R.A. 9165) both categories are considered as Dangerous Drugs. Categories of Dangerous Drugs
any one of a large number of natural or synthetic psychoactive drugs that produce marked distortions of the senses and changes in perception. Drugs capable of provoking changes in sensation, thinking, self-awareness and emotion. Alteration of time and space perception and hallucination.
Bloodshot Eye/blurred vision/Rapid Eye Movement (REM)
Dry mouth and throat
Forgetfulness/inability to think
Altered sense of time/ disorientation
Impaired reflexes coordination and concentration
Acute panic anxiety reaction
Appetite loss & sleeping problems (MDMA)
“ Food-trip” & sleepiness (MJ)
Severe irritation of the nasal passages that they may become prone to frequent nose bleed
Renal damage heart disease and strokes
Injecting MDMA from contaminated needles may lead to risk of infections resulting in inflammation of the blood vessels, infection of the heart valves, blood poisoning and AIDS all of which can lead to death.
LONG TERM EFFECTS
THE EFFECT OF DRUGS TO Normal Brain Affected Brain HUMAN BRAIN
Injection Marks of an Addict Unusual effort made to cover arms in order to hide needle marks
Wearing sunglasses constantly at inappropriate times (for instance, indoors or at night) or only to hide dilated or constricted pupils but also to compensate for the eyes’ inability to adjust to sunlight. Marijuana causes bloodshot eyes.
Poor physical appearance, including inattention to dress and personal hygiene