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Club Drugs Cassie Alexa

  1. 1. CLUB DRUGS<br />By: Cassie And Alexa <br />
  2. 2. Club Drugs…<br />
  3. 3. The most widely used club drugs are…<br />Ecstasy- is a stimulant that combines the effects of amphetamines and hallucinogens. <br />Rohypnol- is a central nervous system depressant that produces sedative-hypnotic effects, muscle relaxation, and amnesia. <br />Ketamine- produces a wide range of feelings, from weightlessness to out-of-body or near-death experiences.<br />
  4. 4. Street Names<br />Ketamine’s street name is cat killer.<br />Rohypnol’s street name is circles.<br />Ecstasy’s street name is E. <br />Nexus’s street name is 2CB.<br />
  5. 5. How is it made…<br />Although most club drugs look like prescription medicines, they are made illegallyand can cause harm. Often, these drugs are mixed with unknown products. Club drugs harm the brain ...<br />
  6. 6. How It’s Taken<br />Rohypnol is usually taken orally, although there are reports that it can be ground up and snorted.<br /> Ketamine is usually snorted or injected intramuscularly. <br />GHB also has anabolic effects and has been sought by bodybuilders to aid in fat reduction and muscle building.<br />
  7. 7. How is it harmful<br />Club drugs harm the brain<br />They make you more tired and lazy <br />They harm your physical, mental and social health<br />You’ll loose your family and friends<br />
  8. 8. Never did the idea that marijuana was harmful stop Bill from using. He remarks, &quot;You always kind of know it&apos;s bad for you, but that&apos;s never enough to really stop you.&quot;<br />For a long time, Bill was successfully able to hide his drug use from his mom. He remembers, &quot;[Whenever I would go out] I told her that I was staying at a friend&apos;s house or I was going on a camping trip or something. My mom has always been really trusting so she gave me quite a bit of leeway. And at that age you&apos;re changing quite a bit, anyway, so it&apos;s kind of hard to notice changes in behavior [caused by drug use].&quot;<br /> After three weeks of treatment, Bill got out and quickly slipped back into his usual pattern of drug use, but it wasn&apos;t as easy the second time around. His mom tapped the phone, so that she&apos;d know what he was up to at all times. Bill says, &quot;All the calls I made to get drugs, all the calls I made about stealing [or] however I got my money, she got it all on tape.&quot; It wasn&apos;t until he was arrested one night that he realized he needed to get clean.<br />
  9. 9. Effects<br />Club drugs harm the brain and may cause memory problems. <br />They can also cause physical problems such as loss of muscle control, blurred vision and seizures.<br />
  10. 10. Bill’s Story<br />
  11. 11. Bill** was 12 years old when he first tried marijuana. He recalls, &quot;One day at school, one of the cool kids asked me to go over to his house and smoke pot. Everyone wants to be in the cool crowd, so I was definitely up for it.&quot; Unfortunately, that one invitation to experiment led Bill on a slow descent into habitual marijuana use. Smoking at his friend&apos;s house after school turned into smoking at a friend&apos;s house before and after school. In no time, he was smoking every chance he could. Bill remembers, &quot;We went to Steve&apos;s** house every morning, afternoon and night to smoke-pretty much any spare moment we had.&quot;<br /> When asked whether he was stoned during school, Bill replied, &quot;Yeah, all the time.&quot; Yet none of his teachers ever noticed. &quot;If teachers think there&apos;s no hope for you, they don&apos;t really care what you do in class,&quot; he says. &quot;The teachers stop noticing you.&quot;<br />Bill felt, however, that school was good for one thing-getting drugs. He would score bags of marijuana for just $5 a piece-about the same price as a cafeteria lunch. &quot;The sixth graders bought [drugs] from the seventh graders. The eighth graders went to the high school and got it from ninth graders. Some of the kids, I later found out, had parents who smoked pot so it could have been from them, also,&quot; he recalls.<br />
  12. 12. Sources<br />Drugstory.org<br />Wikipedia<br />ncadistore.samhsa.gov/catalog/facts.aspx?topic=13<br />  www.utsa.edu/health/club_drugs.cfm<br />

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