Created by the students of the Chemistry 1 class
Lots of people are temptedby the excitement or escapethat drugs seem to offer.Many teens use drugsbecause theyre depressedor think drugs will helpthem escape their problems.Drugs dont solve problems— they simply hide feelingsand problems. When a drugwears off, the feelings andproblems remain, or becomeworse.Drugs can ruin every aspectof a persons life.
In the case of alcohol and smoking there is a detectable odor. Alcohol, cocaine and amphetamines affect behavior. The withdrawal symptoms vary with the drugs.
Did you know....... 500,000 people die from drugs each year. 30,000 people die from abusing alcohol and by drinking and driving. 31% of 9th grade students have tried cigarettes. Learn to say "no" to drugs!
Ways To Say No To DrugsIf you are ever confronted by someone whowants you to use drugs, try these ways to sayno. Practice them with a friend or parent soyou will feel comfortable. 1. Saying "No Thanks" 2. Giving a Reason of Excuse 3. Repeated Refusal, or Keep Saying No 4. Walking away 5.Changing the Subject 6. Avoiding the Situation 7. Cold Shoulder 8. Strength in Numbers
AlcoholAmphetaminesCocaine and CrackDepressantsEcstasy (MDMA)HeroinLSDInhalantsMethamphetamineNicotine
NICOTINE (tobacco)Nicotine is a highly addictive stimulant found in tobacco. This drug is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream when smoked or chewed as tobacco.Effects & Dangers:Physical effects include rapid heartbeat, increased blood pressure, shortness of breath, and a greater likelihood of lung cancer , and cancer of the larynx and bladder Nicotine users have an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases and strokes. Smokers also have bad breath and yellowed teeth. Chewing tobacco users may suffer from cancers of the mouth and neck.
ALCOHOLThe oldest and most widely used drug in the world, alcohol is a depressant that alters perceptions, emotions, and senses.Effects & Dangers:Excess alcohol causes cirrhosis of the liver.High doses of alcohol seriously affect judgment, coordination, causes confusion, depression, short-term memory loss, and slow reaction times.Large volumes of alcohol drunk in a short period of time may cause alcohol poisoning.
AMPHETAMINES (stimulant) Amphetamines are stimulants that accelerate functions in the brain and body. Prescription diet pills also fall into this category of drugs. Street Names: speed, uppers, dexies, bennies How Theyre Used: Amphetamines are swallowed, snorted, inhaled, or injected.Effects & Dangers:These drugs hit users with a fast high, also causingdehydration, fever, and sleeplessness.They pump up heart rate causing high blood pressure,sweating, shaking, headaches sleeplessness, hallucinationsand intense paranoia.
COCAINE (stimulant)Cocaine is a white crystalline powder made from the dried leaves of the coca plant.Street Names for Cocaine: coke, snow, blow, nose candy, white, big CHow Used: Cocaine is inhaled through the nose or injected.Effects & Dangers:Cocaine is a stimulant that rocks the central nervous system, giving users a quick, intense feeling of power and energy. Also causes insomnia, weight loss, and heart irregularities. Injecting cocaine can give you hepatitis or AIDS, if you share needles with other users.
MARIJUANAThe most widely used illegal drug in the United States, marijuana resembles green, brown, or gray dried parsley with stems or seeds. A stronger form of marijuana called hashish (hash) looks like brown or black cakes or balls. Marijuana is often called a gateway drug because frequent use can lead to the use of stronger drugs.Street Names: pot, weed, blunts, chronic, grass, reefer, herb, ganja
How Its Used: Marijuana is usually smoked — rolled in papers like a cigarette (joints), or in hollowed-out cigars (blunts), pipes (bowls), or water pipes (bongs). Some people mix it into foods or brew it as a tea.Effects & Dangers: Marijuana can affect mood and coordination. Users may experience mood swings that range from stimulated or happy to drowsy or depressed. Marijuana also elevates heart rate and blood pressure. The drug can also make some people paranoid or cause them to hallucinate. Steady smokers suffer coughs, wheezing, and frequent colds.
CRACK Crack, named for its crackle when heated, is made from cocaine. It looks like white or tan pellets. Street Names for Crack: freebase, rock How Used: Crack is smokedEffects and dangers: Cocaine also elevates heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and body Temperature.
This is a designer drug created by underground chemists. It comes in powder, tablet, or capsule form. Ecstasy is a popular club drug among teens because it is widely available at raves, dance clubs, and concerts.Street Names: XTC, X, Adam, E, RollHow Its Used: Ecstasy is swallowed or snorted.Effects & Dangers: Users feel a tingly skin sensation and an increased heart rate. It can also cause dry mouth, cramps, chills, sweating, nausea, depression, paranoia, and anxiety, and confusion. Ecstasy also raises the temperature of the body. This increase can sometimes cause organ damage or even death.
Heroin comes from the dried milk of the opium poppy, which is also used to create the class of painkillers called narcotics — medicines like codeine and morphine. Heroin can range from a white to dark brown powder to a sticky, tar-like substance.Street Names: horse, smack, Big H, junkHow Its Used: Heroin is injected, smoked, or inhaled (if it is pure).Effects & Dangers: Heroin gives you a burst of euphoric (high) feelings, especially if its injected. This high is often followed by drowsiness, nausea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. With long-term use, heroin ravages the body, users have collapsed veins and put themselves at risk of getting deadly infections such as HIV and hepatitis.
OPIUMThis is a natural narcotic made MORPHINE from the opium poppy plant. It This is the main ingredient is usually in in opium and is usually a powder form light brown or white bitter tasting powder. It is an effective and can be pain killer, and can be swallowed or sniffed, taken orally or smoked. injected.
HEROIN It is highly addictive. The common effects are impairment of mental CODEINE faculties, confusion, This is a white inability to concentrate, powder that can be slurred speech, poor mixed with many coordination, slowed liquids, and can be respiration and heart drunk or injected. It beat. is weaker than other narcotics, therefore used less frequently.
It is know scientifically as D- lysergic acid diethylamide. It is a lab-brewed hallucinogen and mood-changing chemical. LSD is odorless, colorless, and tasteless.Street Names: acid, blotter, doses, microdotsEffects & Dangers: Hallucinations occur within 30 to 90 minutes of dropping acid. People say their senses are intensified and distorted — they see colors or hear sounds and cant get off until the drug is finished with them, about 12 hours or even longer! Bad trips may cause panic attacks, confusion, and delusions.
. PCP MESCALINEIt is technically known This drug comes as phencyclidine , this from the peyote drug is known on the plant. Bitter street as “angel dust,” powder , usually “hay” or “killer eaten week.”It is a white powder that is dissolved in water , and can be smoked, inhaled or injected
Quotes“A strong positive mental attitude will createmore miracles than any wonder drug.” ~ Patricia Neal quoteIt is easy to get a thousand prescriptions buthard to get one single remedy.~ Chinese ProverbHerb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is thedestruction.~ Bob Marley