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  1. 1. What Are Drugs?They’re natural or syntheticchemical substances thatcan affect:Your Bodyand its processes.Your behaviorand feelings. 1
  2. 2. What Are Drugs?Some Drugs haveMEDICAL PURPOSESThey can be used legally to: Correct imbalances in body chemistry. Fight or protect against diseases. Relieve pain. 2
  3. 3. What Are Drugs?But many drugsare illegal - and extremely dangerous. And legal drugs (such as alcohol, prescription medications and even over-the-counter drugs) can also be dangerous if misused. 3
  4. 4. Even in small amounts,Drugs can createBig problems It’s not always possible to predict how a drug will affect the user – or the user’s life. Drug use can cause….. 4
  5. 5. Damage to health Every year, thousands of people are treated for drug addition, drug-related injuries and mental and physical illness. Because of drugs… ed ie! or san ds m T hou 5
  6. 6. Trouble with the law Being convicted of an alcohol - or other drug-related offense can seriously disrupt a person’s life. ed ie! or san ds m T hou 6
  7. 7. Financial hardship Drug use can be expensive - whether the money goes for cigarettes or cocaine. Some users spend all the money they have ed ie! or san ds m T hou just to buy drugs! 7
  8. 8. Social difficulties Instead of trying to work out their problems, some people try to run from their problems by using drugs. This makes the problems worse ed ie! or san ds m T hou and creates new ones! 8
  9. 9. Depressants (“downers”)barbiturates (“barbs,” “goof balls,” “blues”)Tranquilizers and hypnotics (“roofies,” “Valium”)GHB (“G,” “Georgia home boy”)alcohol
  10. 10. Classification of drugs and effectshallucinogensCan cause changes in thinking and in the senses:Lysergic acid diethylamide (“LSD,” “acid,” “dots”)pcpAngel dust
  11. 11. Classification of drugs and effectsnarcotics Lower perception of pain.heroinMORPHINEcodeine
  12. 12. Classification of drugs and effectscannabis Affects thinking and behavior.Marijuana and hashish (“herb,” “pot,” “weed,” “hash”) Increased heart rate, lowered body temperature, loss of coordination, confusion, distortion of reality, paranoia, depression, panic, hallucinations.inhalantsAre chemical products that can seriouslyseriously damage the mind and body,using inhalants is something called “huffing.”
  13. 13. Stimulants (“uppers”) Speed up the nervous systemamphetamines (“meth,” “speed,” “crank,” “ice”)Medical useOnly a few users, such as appetite controlor treating hyperactivity.Some effectsIncreased heart rate and blood pressure,loss of appetite, increased activity.Feelings of alertness, self-confidence, sometimesfollowed by depression, heart problems,infections, malnutrition, death. 13
  14. 14. Stimulants (“uppers”)HazardsPhysical exhaustion.Addiction and the need for increasing amountsof amphetamines.cocaine(“coke,” “blow,” “toot,” “snow”)Medical useFormerly used as an anesthetic, rarely used as ananesthetic, rarely used today for medical purposes. 14
  15. 15. Stimulants (“uppers”)Some effectsQuickened pulse and circulation, restlessness.Feelings of confusion, anxiety, depression.Paranoia, nervous exhaustion, hallucinations.hazards Addiction and the need for increasing amounts of cocaine, destroyed nasal tissues, lung liaisons, convulsions, heart failure and death.“crack” or “rock” Is highly potent cocaine that can be smoked. It’s just as dangerous as other forms of cocaine and is extremely addictive. 15
  16. 16. Stimulants (“uppers”)2 - common stimulants: Nicotine and Caffeine1. nicotine In tobacco.Some effects Elevated heart rate and blood pressure.hazards Addiction. Emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease and death. 16
  17. 17. Stimulants (“uppers”)2 - common stimulants:2. caffeineIn coffee, tea, cola and some medications.Some effects Raised blood pressure. Increased secretion of stomach acid. Nervousness.hazards Aggravated ulcers. Addiction and possible increasing use. 17
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  21. 21. What are gateway drugs?Gateway drugs are lower classed drugschildren Columbia University Study shows thatthat to 17 years old were who smoke are 19 times 12 can lead to use of “harder,”More dangerous drugs. more likely to use cocaine.Examples of gateway drugsTwo-thirds of drug abusers are regulartobacco smokers. TobaccoThis is double the general population. Alcohol PET scans show long-term changes Marijuana in glucose metabolism in the brainof a marijuana abuser, compared tothat of a normal brain. 21
  22. 22. gateway drugs? lc an ea l te d! W dd ic om eab c eMajor League Baseball Relief Pitcher Los Angeles Dodgers Minnesota Twins Texas RangersSteve Howe New York Yankees
  23. 23. Steve HoweDodgers in 198017 savesNew Rookie RecordNational League Rookie of the Year Win the World Series against the New York Yankees
  24. 24. Steve HowePlagued by Alcohol and cocaine abuseSubstance abuse clinic in 1983Suspended for the entire 1984 season17 - year career - suspended seven times Second player banned from baseball for life due to drugs
  25. 25. Steve HoweYankees – 15 saves; 1.80 ERARetired in 1996 at age 38Career record 47 wins 41 loses 91 saves 3.03 ERA 497 games
  26. 26. Steve Howe10 years later killedPickup truck rolled over himMethamphetamine in his system
  27. 27. Steve Howe Born march 10, 1958 Died april 28, 2006 ive s! l yold ro He was 48 years st gs deDru
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