SUBSTANCE ABUSE The Facts
SUBSTANSE ABUSE  (sub-stuns a-byoo-s)-noun <ul><li>: long-term, pathological use of </li></ul><ul><li>alcohol or drugs, ch...
WHAT IS AN ADDICTION? <ul><li>An addiction is a complex brain disease </li></ul><ul><li>causing physical and mental depend...
WHAT IS AN ADDICT AND WHAT MAKES ONE AN ADDICT? <ul><li>ENVIRONMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Family and friends influences </li><...
DANGERS <ul><li>Each drug has its </li></ul><ul><li>own effects, both </li></ul><ul><li>short-term and </li></ul><ul><li>l...
EFFECT OF  CANNABIS (MARAJUANA) <ul><li>SHORT-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>Euphoria </li></ul><ul><li>Lethargy </li></ul><ul><li...
EFFECT OF  COCAINE <ul><li>SHORT-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>Restlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Increased blood pressure </li></ul>...
EFFECT OF  HEROIN <ul><li>SHORT-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>Euphoria </li></ul><ul><li>Altered mind state </li></ul><ul><li>Slo...
EFFECTS OF  LSD  (ACID) <ul><li>EFFECTS </li></ul><ul><li>Elevated blood sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Increased heart rate </li...
EFFECTS OF METHAMPHETAMINE (METH OR CRYSTAL METH) <ul><li>SHORT-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>dry mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Headach...
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Substance Abuse

  1. 1. SUBSTANCE ABUSE The Facts
  2. 2. SUBSTANSE ABUSE (sub-stuns a-byoo-s)-noun <ul><li>: long-term, pathological use of </li></ul><ul><li>alcohol or drugs, characterized by </li></ul><ul><li>daily intoxication, inability to </li></ul><ul><li>reduce consumption, and </li></ul><ul><li>impairment in social or </li></ul><ul><li>occupational functioning; broadly, </li></ul><ul><li>alcohol or drug addiction. </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT IS AN ADDICTION? <ul><li>An addiction is a complex brain disease </li></ul><ul><li>causing physical and mental dependence of </li></ul><ul><li>drugs, harmful chronic symptoms both </li></ul><ul><li>physical and mental, and making it hard for </li></ul><ul><li>the addict to stop. Prolonged use of a drug </li></ul><ul><li>causes the brain to change it’s structure and </li></ul><ul><li>communication method causing the addiction </li></ul><ul><li>and effects. Though drug addictions can be </li></ul><ul><li>treated with long grueling rehab sessions, </li></ul><ul><li>relapses and chronic diseases will remain. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHAT IS AN ADDICT AND WHAT MAKES ONE AN ADDICT? <ul><li>ENVIRONMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Family and friends influences </li></ul><ul><li>Social and economic status </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Peer pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>BIOLOGY (in addition to environment create vulnerability) </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>Presence of other mental issues </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOPMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescents are more likely to become addicts due to the developmental stage of the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased risk of trying the drug. </li></ul><ul><li>An addict is any one </li></ul><ul><li>that is addicted </li></ul><ul><li>(dependent and has a </li></ul><ul><li>high tolerance) to a </li></ul><ul><li>drug or other substance. </li></ul><ul><li>Many factors come into </li></ul><ul><li>play when it comes to the </li></ul><ul><li>causes of drug addiction. </li></ul>
  5. 5. DANGERS <ul><li>Each drug has its </li></ul><ul><li>own effects, both </li></ul><ul><li>short-term and </li></ul><ul><li>long-term. </li></ul>
  6. 6. EFFECT OF CANNABIS (MARAJUANA) <ul><li>SHORT-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>Euphoria </li></ul><ul><li>Lethargy </li></ul><ul><li>Increased heart rate </li></ul><ul><li>Increased awareness of sensation </li></ul><ul><li>Paranoia </li></ul><ul><li>Agitation </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Ataxia (lack of coordination) </li></ul><ul><li>Altered state of consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>LONG-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>Lowers testosterone levels </li></ul><ul><li>Impairs sperm production </li></ul><ul><li>Disrupts periods in females </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Memory loss </li></ul><ul><li>Anger </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Irritability </li></ul>
  7. 7. EFFECT OF COCAINE <ul><li>SHORT-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>Restlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Increased blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Euphoria </li></ul><ul><li>Increased heart rate </li></ul><ul><li>Paranoia </li></ul><ul><li>Impotence </li></ul><ul><li>Twitching </li></ul><ul><li>LONG-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>Seizures </li></ul><ul><li>Increased heart rate </li></ul><ul><li>Hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>Heart arrhythmia </li></ul><ul><li>OVERDOSE </li></ul><ul><li>Heart failure </li></ul><ul><li>Stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory failure </li></ul><ul><li>Cerebral hemorrhage </li></ul>
  8. 8. EFFECT OF HEROIN <ul><li>SHORT-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>Euphoria </li></ul><ul><li>Altered mind state </li></ul><ul><li>Slowed breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness in muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Dry mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Warm and flushed skin </li></ul><ul><li>Drowsiness </li></ul><ul><li>Vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility of blood borne infections if injected </li></ul><ul><li>LONG-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased liver function </li></ul><ul><li>Addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility of blood borne infections if injected </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility of death if mixed with cocaine(“speedballs”) </li></ul><ul><li>Physical dependence </li></ul><ul><li>Collapsed veins </li></ul><ul><li>Heart infection </li></ul><ul><li>Pneumonia </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of abscesses </li></ul>
  9. 9. EFFECTS OF LSD (ACID) <ul><li>EFFECTS </li></ul><ul><li>Elevated blood sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Increased heart rate </li></ul><ul><li>Tremors </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil dilation </li></ul><ul><li>Hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>CHARACTERISTICS OF A “TRIP” </li></ul><ul><li>LEVEL 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Stoned effect </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing of dull brilliant colors </li></ul><ul><li>LEVEL 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing of brighter colors and 2D patterns when eyes are closed </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion </li></ul><ul><li>LEVEL 3 </li></ul><ul><li>2D hallucinations become 3D </li></ul><ul><li>Curved and warped patterns on walls and faces </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion within senses(seeing sound) </li></ul><ul><li>LEVEL 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Objects morphing into other objects </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of reality </li></ul><ul><li>Out of body experiences </li></ul><ul><li>LEVEL 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of merging with space and time </li></ul><ul><li>Blending of the senses </li></ul><ul><li>Total loss of reality </li></ul>
  10. 10. EFFECTS OF METHAMPHETAMINE (METH OR CRYSTAL METH) <ul><li>SHORT-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>dry mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Headache </li></ul><ul><li>Restlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Euphoria </li></ul><ul><li>Increased alertness </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Dilated pupils </li></ul><ul><li>LONG-TERM </li></ul><ul><li>Anorexia </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul><ul><li>Convulsions </li></ul><ul><li>Liver damage </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney damage </li></ul><ul><li>Heart attack </li></ul><ul><li>Stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Low resting heart rate (under 60 BPM) </li></ul><ul><li>Abnormal beating of the heart </li></ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul>
  11. 11. If you or someone you know is or may be addicted to a drug or alcohol, tell them to seek help and call a local drug helpline. Drug addictions are very serious and should be dealt with at the first sign before its too late.
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