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Teen Tobacco Use is a BigProblem• Typically, tobacco usebegins beforeage 18 years .• Every day, 3,450people of age12 – 17 years initiatesmoking in the US .
The Social Cycle of TobaccoUse InfluencesInfluencesto Startto StartSmoking: Media,Smoking: Media,Household Members,Household Members,PeersPeersAlienation from peersAlienation from peerswho don’t use tobaccowho don’t use tobaccoAdolescenceAdolescenceAdulthoodAdulthoodIn uteroIn uteroInfancyInfancyChildhoodChildhood
•More likely to bepsychologically distressed,abuse other substances .•Less likely to be attachedto parents, do well inschool, participate inextracurricular activities,know the adverse effectsof smoking .SYMPTOMS OF A TEEN TOBACCO USER
THE 5 A’SAskAsk about tobacco use and SHS exposureabout tobacco use and SHS exposureAdviseAdvise to quitto quitAssessAssess readiness to quitreadiness to quitAssistAssist in quit attemptin quit attemptArrangeArrange follow-upfollow-up
Statistics on Teen Drinking Monitoring the Future (MTF)reportedthat in 2004, nearly one in five8thgraders, more than one in three10thgraders, and nearly one in two12thgraders had a drink in thepast month.
Short-term Effects Slower reaction times/reflexes Heavy sweating Blurry vision Nausea and vomiting Lowered reasoning ability
Long-term Effects Lungs Heart Esophagus/stomach The picture above shows the image of a pair of lungs of a person before the addiction of alcohol (left) n afterthe addiction of alcohol (right) .
Studies on Teen Drinking
Studies on Teen Drinking
Drinking is a Personal Choice butWho Else is Affected? Friends and family Strangers
ShockingFactsA 2008 study foundthat one in 10Americanteenagers hasabused productswith DXM togethigh, making itmore popular inthat age groupthan cocaine,ecstasy, LSD, andmeth.
Dextromethorphan affects the brain,specifically the region that controlscoughing.However, at high doses – as much as 10 to50 times the suggested amount – DXMcan cause hallucinatory and dissociativeeffects similar to those of PCP orketamine (special K.)
DXM is easy toget. DXM is cheap DXM seems safer DXM is popular Hard for theparents to detect
Overdoses: High amounts can shut down thecentral nervous system. Toxins: Combination cold and flu drugs oftencontain cough suppressants, decongestants,antihistamines, and painkillers that can bequite toxic. Impairment. altered consciousness, impairedvision, and hallucinations can lead toirrational and dangerous behavior.
•COCAINE•HEROIN•RX•MARIJUANAOTHER COMMON DRUGS :
“The subject of gambling is allencompassing. It combines mansnatural play instinct with hisdesire to know about his fate andhis future.”~FranzRosenthal
27TYPES OF GAMBLING GAMES OF SKILL CARDS LOTTERY INSTANT SCRATCH TICKETS DAILY NUMBERS LOTTO QUICK DRAW
28TYPES OF GAMBLING SPORTS HORSE RACING AT TRACKS OTB OFFICE POOLS/BOXES FOOTBALL WORLD SERIES NCAA BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
29TYPES OF GAMBLING CASINOS LAND - BASED FLOATING CRUISES CRUISES TO NOWHERE SLOT MACHINES AND POKER MACHINES NOT AT A CASINO
30TYPES OF GAMBLING MISCELLANEOUS BINGO PULL TABS STOCK OR COMMODITIES MARKET DICE RAFFLES NUMBERS
31TYPES OF GAMBLING INTERNET CASINOS PLAY FOR MONEY PLAY FOR POINTSWITHNO MONETARY PAYOUTOR RISK CARDS STOCKS
TYPES OF GAMBLING INTERNET EARLY STAGES OFDEVELOPMENTWITHLESSTHAN 1% OFTOTALGAMBLING ACTIVITY
Societal Acceptance = MoreGamblers Industry perpetuates a vision of gambling as entertaining,glamorous and as a means of achieving financial freedom. Recent surge in realityTV gambling shows High use of internet gaming sites among those under 18
Oregon Gambling:SummarizedOregon has more forms of legalized gamblingand offers easier access to gambling thanalmost any other state- AND -Oregon is a nationally recognized leader inprevention, harm reduction and treatment forgambling problemsSource: National Ctr for the Study of Gambling, 2006
Why do they gamble? What are theperceived benefits? Money: the possibility of earning extra money isvery appealing Excitement: a major motivating factor Enjoyment: this was described as an“entertainment value” and was more oftenreported by the girls Social: Again, most often reported by girls.Gambling is viewed as a way to promoterelationships with friends and family
Why do they gamble? What are theperceived benefits? Independence: Boys often reported gambling to assert their sense ofimportance and to feel older, since gambling is viewed as an “adultactivity Competition: Gambling presents as a challenge to compete with andwin against others. This was more true for the younger teens. Escape: This was not a common motivator listed by participants. Thefew who referred to it also reported recent problems with gamblingexperiences.
Prevention is key, as knowledge is power The education system is an ideal venue foradministration of prevention programs. In theprocess, teachers are sensitized as well. Prevention is a proactive and necessary approach
•HELP THEM IN BREAKING THEIR OLDHABITS.• GIVE THEM LOVE , CARE AND ATTENTION.••MOTIVATE THEM . TAKE CARE OF THEIRINTERESTS.
Young People who have addiction need help andcare. Firstly their family and people who are aroundthem should lend a hand to them for support.Persons who are addicted need love and interest. Ifyou have some addicted people around you, youshould take a step forward with a motive to helpthem.
LETS MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTERPLACE TO LIVE FOR THEM TOO ...BECAUSE UNITED WE STANDDIVIDEDWE FALL!