Alcohol and Drug Abuse<br />By: Keshonda Edmonds<br />
History of Alcohol and Drug Abuse<br /><ul><li>Alcohol is a depressant drug which slows down the function of the CNS
Alcohol can become more than a depressant drug, it can become a disease
It is the most commonly used drug by kids between the ages of twelve and seventeen</li></li></ul><li>Causes of Alcohol and...
Some drink to escape from life's hardship's much like today
Peer pressure, unhappiness, and major illness are the main reasons people drink</li></li></ul><li>Symptoms of Alcohol and ...
Sudden temper tantrums or resentful behavior
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  1. 1. Alcohol and Drug Abuse<br />By: Keshonda Edmonds<br />
  2. 2. History of Alcohol and Drug Abuse<br /><ul><li>Alcohol is a depressant drug which slows down the function of the CNS
  3. 3. Alcohol can become more than a depressant drug, it can become a disease
  4. 4. It is the most commonly used drug by kids between the ages of twelve and seventeen</li></li></ul><li>Causes of Alcohol and Drug Abuse<br /><ul><li>Many drink alcohol because they like the way it makes them feel
  5. 5. Some drink to escape from life's hardship's much like today
  6. 6. Peer pressure, unhappiness, and major illness are the main reasons people drink</li></li></ul><li>Symptoms of Alcohol and Drug Abuse<br /><ul><li>Changes in hobbies and activities may occur
  7. 7. Sudden temper tantrums or resentful behavior
  8. 8. Overall change in personaliy and attitude</li></li></ul><li>Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Abuse<br /><ul><li>Behavior treatment can be used to help patients engage in treatment process
  9. 9. Medications can be used to help re-establish normal brain functions and prevent relapse and diminish cravings
  10. 10. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has helped many problem drinkers; it's main job is to be a self-help group for those who want to stop drinking and stay sober</li></li></ul><li>The Five Heartbeats<br />Eddie Kane<br />
  11. 11. Lindsay Lohan<br />Lindsay Lohan admitted to the public that she is addicted to drugs and alcohol. She also stated &quot;I have relapsed aand did some things that i am ashamed of&quot;<br />

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