Drug Awareness Week 2012 SPONSORED BYT.I.D.A.L.W.A.V.S.E
DID YOU KNOW?Approximately 5,000 people under 21 dieas a result of underage drinking oThis includes: 1,900 deaths from car accidents 1,600 homicides 300 suicides And hundreds of deaths from other accidents, falling, burns, drowning, etc.
DID YOU KNOW?It is scientiﬁcally proventhat using marijuana at ayoung age can cause you todevelop weakened verbaland communication skills,lowered learningcapabilities and shortenedattention span.
DID YOU KNOW?Marijuana smoke contains 50%-70%MORE carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke
DID YOU KNOW? An OUNCE of alcohol contains the same amount of calories as a baked potato
DID YOU KNOW?56% of studentsgrades 5-12 say WHOthat alcohol INFLUENadvertisements YOU?encourage them todrink
DID YOU KNOW?Alcohol is still the # 1PROBLEM in the United States
DID YOU KNOW? In 2008 there were approximately 190,000 emergency room visits by persons under the age of 21 due to drinking
DID YOU KNOW?Those who drink alcohol aremore likely to: Have increased absences in school and poor/failing grades Fight Be sick Have memory problems Abuse other drugs Have a change in brain development
DID YOU KNOW?Marijuana can cause anxiety,mood swings and depression
DID YOU KNOW? 1 in 6 alcohol consumers go on to do other drugs
DID YOU KNOW?1 in 5 sexually active highschool students reporthaving used alcohol duringtheir last sexual encounterand had unprotected sex Which GREATLY increases the risk of STI’s and pregnancy
DID YOU KNOW?It is proven that alcohol increases the likelihoodof risky behavior, use of other substances, risky sexual behavior and/or violence
DID YOU KNOW?Past monthalcohol users, ages12 – 17, are almost8 times more likelyto report illicitdrug use
DID YOU KNOW? If you start using substances before age 15 you are 4 times more likely to be an addict later in life
DID YOU KNOW?Marijuana use hasnow been linked totesticular shrinkage
DID YOU KNOW?Using drugs and alcohol illegallycan lead to a loss of ﬁnancial aid for the rest of your life
DID YOU KNOW? First offense of illegal possession of liquor by aminor is a ﬁne of $200 - $400
DID YOU KNOW? First offense of illegal transportation of alcohol by a minor is a 30 day license suspension and a ﬁne of $500
DID YOU KNOW?There is a ZERO tolerance policy against OUI’s by aminor and results in a license suspension of 1 year. Ifthere is a passenger under 21 another 180 daysuspension is added on. Refusal to be tested results insuspension of operators license for at least 18 months
DID YOU KNOW? Possession of a “usable amount” of marijuana by a minor (<1.25 oz) can result in a $400 ﬁne for the ﬁrst offense. Anything above 1.25 oz can be considered used for sale and can result in up to 1 year in prison and a $2,000 ﬁne
DID YOU KNOW?Possession of drug paraphernalia by a minor can result in up to 6months in prison and a $200 ﬁne
DID YOU KNOW?60% of teensadmitted fordrug treatmentsay marijuana istheir primarydrug of choice
DID YOU KNOW? Alcohol kills 6.5 timesmore youth than all other illicit drugs combined
DID YOU KNOW? 1 in 10 teens who smoke marijuana go on to develop dependence
DID YOU KNOW?Similar to tobacco, Cannabiscontains at least 400 different chemicals
DID YOU KNOW?Like tobacco smokers:marijuana smokers areat a greater risk ofchest colds, bronchitis,emphysema, bronchialasthma, damage ofairways and cancer
DID YOU KNOW? Marijuana affects both male and female hormones: Males can have a delayed onset of puberty and a decreased sperm count. Females can have a disrupted monthly menstrual cycle and inhibited ovulation
DID YOU KNOW? A study from the Center on Addiction &Substance Abuse at Columbia Universityfound that adolescents who smoke pot are 85 times more likely to use cocaine
DID YOU KNOW? Those who use marijuana while at work have 55% more industrial accidents, 85% more injuries and a 75% increase in absenteeism compared to non-smokers
DID YOU KNOW? Adolescents who smoke marijuana are 6 times morelikely to run away from home
DID YOU KNOW?Peer pressureis still theleading causeof underagedrinking
DID YOU KNOW? Adolescents who use marijuana weekly are 3 times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than kids who don’t use
DID YOU KNOW?Marijuana can stay in yoursystem for hours, days or even weeks
DID YOU KNOW?40% ofalcoholism ispassed fromgeneration togeneration and60% is a result ofenvironment
DID YOU KNOW? The potency of marijuana smoked today is as much as 10 times greater than that used in the 1960’s
DID YOU KNOW?5,000 adolescent deaths are attributed to the health ramiﬁcations of binge drinking each year
DID YOU KNOW?In 2010 there were 302“bath salt” related callsto local authorities andin the ﬁrst 11 months of2011 there were 5,853(over 19 times as manycalls as there were in2010)
DID YOU KNOW? 2.7 million 12-17 year olds and 6.9 million 18-25 year olds abuse prescription drugs at least once in their life
DID YOU KNOW?2 in 5 teens believe that prescription drugs are “much safer” than illegal drugs and 3 in 10 teens believe that prescription pain relievers are not addictive THESE ARE BOTH INCORRECT!!
DID YOU KNOW? Salvia causes psychedelic experiences that can be harmful. These include visual disturbances, mood and body sensations, emotional swings, feelings of detachment and a highly modiﬁed perception of external reality and self.
DID YOU KNOW?K2 effects can be 5-10 timesmore intense than those of marijuana
DID YOU KNOW?6,348 callsmade in 2011to PoisonControlCenters wereabout K2
DID YOU KNOW? Bath salts and K2 are especially dangerous because you don’t know where they are coming from and could have harsh additives
DID YOU KNOW?It has been proven that teens aremore likely to drink and drive than adults
STORY FROM THE ERAfter taking bath salts and hallucinating, one patientthought they were a wolf and that their food was their arm.They began to bite at their arm and tried tearing it off.Thankfully, someone had been there to stop them and theywere able to get to the hospital before more damage wasdone. Now, this person has to live with an ugly reminder ontheir arm each and every day for the rest of their life. Thepatient said that they would never try bath salts againbecause of how badly they reacted to them. -Anonymous
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