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Drug abuse

  1. 1. Drug Abuse
  2. 2. Know the Facts About drugs! <ul><li>Drug is a contributing factor in at least half of all murders, suicides, and car accidents. </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy drinking along with drunk driving increases your chances of serious injury or death. </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy drinking is also linked with physical fighting, destroyed property, school and job problems, and trouble with law enforcement authorities. </li></ul>
  3. 3. It won’t affect me… <ul><li>Drug abuse leads to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor judgment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slowed reflexes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distorted vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory lapses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowered inhibitions </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Effects of Drug Use… Bleeding Pancreas of an Alcoholic, he’s now dead! How do you think these people turned out?
  5. 5. Signs of drug Abuse <ul><li>Problems remembering things you recently said or did </li></ul><ul><li>Getting drunk on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Lying about how much alcohol you are drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking that drug is necessary to have fun </li></ul><ul><li>Having frequent hangovers </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling run-down, depressed, or even suicidal </li></ul><ul><li>Having &quot;blackouts&quot;--forgetting what you did while drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Having problems at work or getting in trouble with the law </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who’s drinking? <ul><li>84% of people ages 12 to 17 have chosen not to drink in the past month. </li></ul><ul><li>People who begin drinking </li></ul><ul><li>before age 15 are 4 times </li></ul><ul><li>more likely to develop </li></ul><ul><li>alcoholism than those </li></ul><ul><li>who begin at age 21. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Refuse drug: <ul><li>The majority of teens don't drink alcohol. It's not as hard to refuse as you might think. Try: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;No thanks,&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I don't drink,&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I'm not interested,” or </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s not for me.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. What are the Stats? <ul><li>In 1998, 35.8% of traffic deaths of 15- to 20-year-olds were alcohol-related. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Binge&quot; drinking means having 5 or more drinks on one occasion. About 15% of teens are binge drinkers in any given month. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 100,000 deaths result each year from the misuse of drugs. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Know the Facts! <ul><li>One drink can make you fail a breath test. </li></ul><ul><li>In some states, people under the age of 21 who are found to have any amount of alcohol in their systems can lose their driver's license, be subject to a heavy fine $$$, or have their car permanently taken away! </li></ul><ul><li>It is illegal to buy or possess alcohol if you are under 21. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Know the Facts About Drugs <ul><li>Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines are illegal in all states and highly dangerous. </li></ul><ul><li>It is illegal to buy or sell ecstasy. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Marijuana <ul><li>Street names include pot, herb, </li></ul><ul><li>weed, boom, Mary Jane, and chronic </li></ul><ul><li>Average age of first use is 14 </li></ul><ul><li>The amount of tar inhaled and the level of carbon monoxide absorbed are 3-5 times greater than cigarette smokers. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Effects of Marijuana Use <ul><li>Physical Effects of use: Dry mouth, nausea, headache, decreased coordination, increased heart rate, reduced muscle strength, increased appetite and eating </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Effects of use: </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety, confusion, </li></ul><ul><li>anger, tiredness, </li></ul><ul><li>possible suicidal </li></ul><ul><li>thoughts </li></ul>
  13. 13. Cocaine & Heroin <ul><li>Both drugs can be snorted, smoked or injected by needle into a vein. </li></ul><ul><li>Prolonged cocaine snorting can result in sores of the inside of the nose and can damage the cartilage enough to cause it to collapse. </li></ul><ul><li>Heroin is ranked second as the most frequently mentioned drug in drug-related deaths. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cocaine & Heroin <ul><li>The IV drug user is at risk for transmitting or acquiring HIV infection/AIDS if needles or other injection equipment are shared. </li></ul><ul><li>Bad Effects: Infected veins, hepatitis liver disease, pneumonia, heart infections, paranoia, depression, miscarriage, overdose and even death! </li></ul><ul><li>Good News: According to a 1998 study, less than 1% of teens are regular cocaine users. In fact, 98% of teens have never even tried cocaine. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Physical Effects of Drug Use Same user of Methamphetamines 5 years later 1990 1995 Infection from drug use
  16. 16. Drug Abuse Treatment Can Work <ul><li>No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment needs to be readily available. </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment must attend to multiple needs of the individual, not just drug use. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple courses of treatment may be required for success. </li></ul><ul><li>Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness. </li></ul>
  17. 17. What’s Your Anti-Drug? <ul><li>Some popular anti-drugs:  music, dancing, computers, basketball, family, singing, friendship, life, football, track, rock climbing, volunteering. </li></ul>
  18. 18. THANK YOU