Quiz #1 Journal #2 1. Name one classification of Medicine an example of medicine 2. What Interaction is when 2 drugs work together for the common good. 3. What Interaction is when one medicine cancels out the other 4. Name one way medicine is misused.
Substance Abuse Substance abuse includes the use of illegal substances, as well as misuse of legal substances Substance abuse: any unnecessary or improper use of chemical substances for nonmedical purposes. Illegal drugs: chemical substances that people of any age may not lawfully manufacture, possess, buy or sell Illicit drug use: use/sale of substances that are illegal
Factors that Influence Teens Peer pressure Family members Role models Media messages Perceptions of drug behavior Misleading info
How Drugs Affect your Health Physical Health Overdose: strong sometimes fatal reaction to taking large amounts of a drug. Mental Health Impair reasoning and think Social Health Loss of friendships with drug free friends Legal consequences Leading cause of crime, suicide, and unintentional injuries.
Group Discussion Drugs take a heavy toll: in addition to the physical risks to a persons health, substance abuse can damage all aspects of your life. Consequences for the individual Consequences for friends and family Consequences for Others Consequences for Society
Drug Impact on the body Stimulant: Drugs that speed up the Central Nervous System Meth, LSD (acid)Coffee, tea, cola, power energy drinks, crack, cocaine, amphetamines. Depressant: Drugs that slow down the Central Nervous System. Barbituates(sedatives) tranquilizers,
10 years of Meth Use
Meth Methamphetamine, or meth is a stimulant. White, odorless powder that easily dissolves in alcohol or water. Because its nonmedical form is produced in makeshift labs, the drug is ready available but its quality is uncertain. Meth may provide a short term feeling: Euphoria, but often its use also causes depression, paranoia, and delusions. Meth can cause death as well.
Meth Meth may be snorted, smoked, orally ingested or injected. Short term effects: Sleeplessness, increased wakefulness and physical activity and decreased appetite. Long term effects: Addiction Molecular changes in the brain: violent behavior, anxiety, confusion, confusion, paranoia, hallucinations, mood disturbances. Formication: sensation of insects creeping on the skin
Meth Facts Meth is one of the largest illegal drug problems in Utah Of all substance abuse treatment programs 28% are Meth abusers of that 75% are woman and mothers. Meth is a leading contributor in domestic violence, neglect, and abuse of children. Homes/properties contaminated with Meth can cost thousands of dollars to clean. ($5000 to even $100,000)