What Are Drugs? Your Body and its processes. and feelings. Your behavior They’re natural or synthetic chemical substances that can affect: .
They can be used legally to: Correct imbalances in body chemistry. Fight or protect against diseases. Relieve pain. What Are Drugs? Some Drugs have MEDICAL PURPOSES .
- and extremely dangerous. And legal drugs (such as alcohol, over-the-counter drugs) can also be dangerous if misused. What Are Drugs? But many drugs are illegal prescription medications and even .
Drugs can create Big problems Drug use can cause….. It’s not always possible to the user – or the user’s life. Even in small amounts, predict how a drug will affect .
Damage to health Every year, thousands of people mental and physical illness. are treated for drug addition, drug-related injuries and Thousands more die! . Because of drugs…
Trouble with the law Being convicted of an alcohol - or other drug-related offense can seriously disrupt a person’s life. Thousands more die! .
Financial hardship Drug use can be expensive - cigarettes or cocaine. money they have just to buy drugs! Thousands more die! whether the money goes for Some users spend all the .
Social difficulties Instead of trying to work out try to run from their problems by using drugs. This makes the problems worse Thousands more die! their problems, some people and creates new ones! .
barbiturates (“barbs,” “goof balls,” “blues”) GHB Depressants (“downers”) (“roofies,” “Valium”) Tranquilizers and hypnotics (“G,” “Georgia home boy”) alcohol .
Classification of drugs and effects hallucinogens pcp Angel dust (“LSD,” “acid,” “dots”) Lysergic acid diethylamide Can cause changes in thinking and in the senses:
narcotics heroin MORPHINE codeine Lower perception of pain. Classification of drugs and effects
Classification of drugs and effects cannabis Affects thinking and behavior. Marijuana and hashish (“herb,” “pot,” “weed,” “hash”) inhalants Are chemical products that can seriously seriously damage the mind and body, Increased heart rate, lowered body temperature, loss of coordination, confusion, distortion of reality, paranoia, depression, panic, hallucinations. using inhalants is something called “huffing.”
Stimulants (“uppers”) Speed up the nervous system amphetamines Medical use Some effects Increased heart rate and blood pressure, followed by depression, heart problems, infections, malnutrition, death. Only a few users, such as appetite control (“meth,” “speed,” “crank,” “ice”) loss of appetite, increased activity. Feelings of alertness, self-confidence, sometimes or treating hyperactivity. .
Hazards Physical exhaustion. cocaine (“coke,” “blow,” “toot,” “snow”) Medical use of amphetamines. Stimulants (“uppers”) Addiction and the need for increasing amounts anesthetic, rarely used today for medical purposes. Formerly used as an anesthetic, rarely used as an .
Some effects hazards “ crack” or “rock” Is highly potent cocaine that can be smoked. Stimulants (“uppers”) It’s just as dangerous as other forms of cocaine and is extremely addictive. Quickened pulse and circulation, restlessness. Paranoia, nervous exhaustion, hallucinations. of cocaine, Feelings of confusion, anxiety, depression. Addiction and the need for increasing amounts . destroyed nasal tissues, lung liaisons, convulsions, heart failure and death.
1. nicotine In tobacco. Some effects Elevated heart rate and blood pressure. Stimulants (“uppers”) Addiction. hazards 2 - common stimulants: Emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease and death. . Nicotine and Caffeine
2 - common stimulants: 2. caffeine In coffee, tea, cola and some medications. Some effects Raised blood pressure. Stimulants (“uppers”) Aggravated ulcers. hazards Nervousness. Increased secretion of stomach acid. Addiction and possible increasing use. .
Gateway drugs are lower classed drugs that can lead to use of “harder,” More dangerous drugs. Examples of gateway drugs Tobacco Alcohol Marijuana . What are gateway drugs? Columbia University Study shows that children 12 to 17 years old were who smoke are 19 times more likely to use cocaine. Two-thirds of drug abusers are regular tobacco smokers. This is double the general population. PET scans show long-term changes in glucose metabolism in the brain of a marijuana abuser, compared to that of a normal brain.
gateway drugs? We all can become addicted! Steve Howe Major League Baseball Relief Pitcher Los Angeles Dodgers Minnesota Twins Texas Rangers New York Yankees
Steve Howe Dodgers in 1980 17 saves New Rookie Record National League Rookie of the Year New York Yankees Win the World Series against the
Steve Howe Plagued by Alcohol and cocaine abuse Substance abuse clinic in 1983 Suspended for the entire 1984 season 17 - year career - suspended seven times for life due to drugs Second player banned from baseball
Steve Howe Yankees – 15 saves; 1.80 ERA Retired in 1996 at age 38 Career record 47 wins 41 loses 91 saves 3.03 ERA 497 games
Steve Howe 10 years later killed Pickup truck rolled over him Methamphetamine in his system
Steve Howe Born march 10, 1958 Died april 28, 2006 He was 48 years old . Drugs destroy lives!
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