Drugs
Human Health
What are drugs?
A drug is a chemical which changes how your
body (including your brain) works

Some drugs are also called ...
Psychoactive Drugs

Psychoactive drugs change how your brain works

Some are given by doctors

Some are possible to buy le...
Types of Psychoactive
Drug

Relaxants

Stimulants

Hallucinogens

Anti-psychotics
Relaxants/Depressants

Alcohol

Codeine

Morphine

Cannabis

Heroin
Stimulants

Nicotine (Cigarettes)

Amphetamines (Ritalin, ecstasy, speed)

Caffeine (coffee, tea)

Antidepressants (Prozac...
Hallucinogens


Magic Mushrooms

LSD
Anti-psychotics


Tranquilizers

  eg: Valium
Alcohol
Alcohol	

Short term effects: relaxed, more intense mood
(happier or sadder), possible “hang over”, slow
reaction times
Alcohol	

Short term effects: relaxed, more intense mood
(happier or sadder), possible “hang over”, slow
reaction times

L...
Cigarettes
Cigarettes

Short term effects: A “buzz”, feeling of relaxation
(because of sucking a tube, also because person
is very ad...
Cigarettes

Short term effects: A “buzz”, feeling of relaxation
(because of sucking a tube, also because person
is very ad...
Cannabis

Short term effects: dizziness, relaxation, okay with
being bored, slows reactions, makes you talk
rubbish, hungr...
Heroin

Short term: intense feeling of bliss and relaxation

Long term: so addictive that it can ruin your life
because yo...
Ecstacy

Short term: feeling of wellbeing, colours are
brighter, sounds are clearer, want to cuddle people

Long term: imp...
Cocaine

Short term effects: confidence, aggression, sex
drive, talk faster

Long term effects: very addictive and tends to...
Speed

Short term effects: makes things go faster, makes
you talk rubbish, makes things more intense
(brighter, hotter, et...
Solvents (sniffing glue)

Not really a drug

Short term effects: lack of oxygen to the brain,
makes people giggly and high,...
LSD

Makes you see things that are not there, makes
reality change, can be positive, can be negative,
can make you believe...
Ritalin

Very similar to ecstasy and speed

Short term:Makes things easier to concentrate on,
blocks out distraction, make...
Homework

For next Thursday

Pick a drug and write an information poster about
it. Give more detail than you learned today...
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  • Drugs

    1. 1. Drugs Human Health
    2. 2. What are drugs? A drug is a chemical which changes how your body (including your brain) works Some drugs are also called “medicine” because they improve how your body works or stop illness Some drugs are only legal to take if your doctor prescribes them Some drugs are never legal to take
    3. 3. Psychoactive Drugs Psychoactive drugs change how your brain works Some are given by doctors Some are possible to buy legally Some are taken illegally “recreactionally”
    4. 4. Types of Psychoactive Drug Relaxants Stimulants Hallucinogens Anti-psychotics
    5. 5. Relaxants/Depressants Alcohol Codeine Morphine Cannabis Heroin
    6. 6. Stimulants Nicotine (Cigarettes) Amphetamines (Ritalin, ecstasy, speed) Caffeine (coffee, tea) Antidepressants (Prozac etc) Cocaine
    7. 7. Hallucinogens Magic Mushrooms LSD
    8. 8. Anti-psychotics Tranquilizers eg: Valium
    9. 9. Alcohol
    10. 10. Alcohol Short term effects: relaxed, more intense mood (happier or sadder), possible “hang over”, slow reaction times
    11. 11. Alcohol Short term effects: relaxed, more intense mood (happier or sadder), possible “hang over”, slow reaction times Long term effects: Liver damage, chemical dependency, brain damage etc
    12. 12. Cigarettes
    13. 13. Cigarettes Short term effects: A “buzz”, feeling of relaxation (because of sucking a tube, also because person is very addicted to substance and is anxious without it)
    14. 14. Cigarettes Short term effects: A “buzz”, feeling of relaxation (because of sucking a tube, also because person is very addicted to substance and is anxious without it) Long term effects: Lung and heart disease, cancer, amputation, loss of c. 800.000 kr over a lifetime
    15. 15. Cannabis Short term effects: dizziness, relaxation, okay with being bored, slows reactions, makes you talk rubbish, hungry, increase sex drive meanwhile make you impotent, sleepy Long term effects: the same as if you smoked cigarettes, increased mouth cancer, if you already have mental problems, they can be much worse
    16. 16. Heroin Short term: intense feeling of bliss and relaxation Long term: so addictive that it can ruin your life because you are stealing to be able to pay for more and not working
    17. 17. Ecstacy Short term: feeling of wellbeing, colours are brighter, sounds are clearer, want to cuddle people Long term: impotence, memory loss, learning problems, mood swings
    18. 18. Cocaine Short term effects: confidence, aggression, sex drive, talk faster Long term effects: very addictive and tends to be expensive so can ruin lives that way. overdose is more likely with this drug, can weaken nose tissue, heart problems, all your friends end up being losers, selfish
    19. 19. Speed Short term effects: makes things go faster, makes you talk rubbish, makes things more intense (brighter, hotter, etc) Long term effects: some health problems, addictive
    20. 20. Solvents (sniffing glue) Not really a drug Short term effects: lack of oxygen to the brain, makes people giggly and high, can faint, can die, spots on the face Long term effects: memory problems, mood swings, death, brain damage
    21. 21. LSD Makes you see things that are not there, makes reality change, can be positive, can be negative, can make you believe new things, can make music more intense Can have “flashbacks” in the future, when stressed
    22. 22. Ritalin Very similar to ecstasy and speed Short term:Makes things easier to concentrate on, blocks out distraction, makes it hard to sleep (need other drugs to help sleep) Long term: no one knows because it is a new drug
    23. 23. Homework For next Thursday Pick a drug and write an information poster about it. Give more detail than you learned today (SO YOU NEED TO RESEARCH AT HOME!)

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