Marijuana<br />Using marijuana has serious physical, mental, social, and legal consequences<br />Marijuana is a plant whose leaves, buds and flowers are usually smoked for their intoxicating effects. <br />Can be eaten in foods.<br />Slang names: weed, grass or pot<br />Hashish or Hash is stronger from of marijuana<br />
Health Risks of Marijuana<br />Hallucinations and paranoia<br />Impaired short-term memory, reaction time, concentration and coordination<br />Decreased initiative and ambition<br />Bloodshot eyes<br />Lung irritation<br />Heart and lung damage<br />Lung cancer risk<br />Weakened immunity to infection<br />Increased appetitie<br />Stillbirth babies and birth defects<br />Infertility<br />Males low sperm count<br />
Inhalants<br />Inhalants: substances whose fumes are sniffed or inhaled to give effect.<br />Most inhalants depress the CNS. <br />Inhalants are extremely dangerous, and many are labeled as poisons. <br />Immediate effects: slurred speech, impaired judgment, nausea, coughing, nosebleeds, fatigue, ad lack of coordination.<br />
Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids<br />Anabolic-androgenic steroids: synthetic substances similar to male sex hormones.<br />Anabolic: refers to muscle building<br />Androgenic: refers increased male characteristics.<br />
Consequences of Steroid Use<br />Unnatural muscle growth<br />Long term damage to tendons and ligaments<br />Weight gain<br />Acne<br />High blood pressure<br />Liver and kidney tumors<br />Violent behavior, moodswings, depression and paranoia.<br />Males: shrinking testicles, reduced sperm count, baldness, development of breasts and increased risk for prostate cancer.<br />Females: facial hair, baldness, menstrual cycle changes, and deepened voice.<br />Non Medical use of Steroids is ….ILLEGAL!<br />
Psychoactive Drugs<br />Psychoactive Drugs: chemicals that affect the central nervous system and alter activity in the brain.<br />Some have medical value: <br />
Club Drugs<br />Drugs found at concerts, dance clubs and drug parties. Sometimes disguised in foods or slipped into drinks.<br />Ecstasy: stimulant and hallucinogen<br />Rphypnol: “roofies” depressant/sedative colorless odorless. “date rape” drug.<br />Meth: stimulant<br />LSD (acid) hallucinations/flashbacks/<br />
Illegal Stimulants<br />Cocaine: white powder extracted from the coca plant.<br />Crack: more dangerous than Cocaine. (known as free based rock) can cause heart rate and blood rate to soar at dangerous levels.<br />
Depressants<br />Barbituarates: sedatives that are rarely used for medical purposes.<br />Tranquilizers: depressants that relieve anxiety, muscle spasms, sleeplessness and nervousness.<br />
Hallucinogens and Opiates<br />Hallucinogens and opiates seriously alter the sensory controls in the brain.<br />PCP (angel dust) most dangerous drugs. Distorted sense of time, muscle strength, increased feelings of violence and inability to feel pain.<br />DXM (tussin) cough suppressant sold as an over the counter medicine. Hallucinations, paranoia, panic attacks, seizures and addiction.<br />Mushrooms and Peyote: nature in fungus and a plant. Cause hallucinations and flashbacks.<br />
Opiates<br />Drugs derived from the opium plant that are obtainable only by prescription and are used as pain relievers.<br />Codeine<br />Morphine<br />Heroine<br />Oxycodone<br />
Living a Drug Free Life<br />COMMIT TO BE DRUG FREE!!!<br />Hobbies, sports, community activities, school functions.<br />Talk, communicate, build healthy relationships, strengthen self worth and esteem.<br />Know your weaknesses<br />
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