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Drug Education

  1. 1. THE DRUG SCENARIO IN THE PHILIPPINES
  2. 2. COMMON CONCEPTS in DRUG EDUCATION
  3. 3. DRUGS Are any substances or chemicals which when taken into the body either though nasal, oral, transdermal or intravenous way have psychological, emotional and behavioral effects on a person.
  4. 4. DRUGS OF ABUSE Are drugs commonly abused by users. In Philippines the three drugs of abuse are shabu, marijuana and inhalants.
  5. 5. DRUG DEPENDENCE Is a cluster of physiological, behavioral and cognitive phenomena of variable intensity in which the use of a drug takes on a high priority thereby creating a strong desire to take the substance.
  6. 6. DRUG MISUSE Is the use of a substance incoherent or inconsistent with the prescribed dosage or frequency of use.
  7. 7. DRUG ABUSE Is the use of a substance for non-medical purposes. Abuse leads to organ damage like brain damage and liver damage, addiction and troubled behavioral patterns.
  8. 8. DRUG TOLERANCE Is the condition of the body to adapt to the effects of substances to the body thus requiring an even larger amount of the substance to experience the same physiological and mental effect experienced when taking the smaller dosage.

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