By: Lino Marioni   DRUGS AND THE BRAIN 
- Inhalants (snorting) - Injection - Smoking - Orally The different ways to consume he drugs have different effects. Injec...
Marijuana                            Opium                                  Meth Marijuana is a completely natural illegal...
MARIJUANA <ul><li>Brief History: </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana in the begining was a completely legal drug. It was farmed in...
METHAMPHETAMINE <ul><li>Brief History: </li></ul><ul><li>Methamphetamine, like Marijuna, was legal not to long ago. It was...
Marijuana's Affect on the Body <ul><li>Mental Affects: </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana releases Dopamine, the chemical that ma...
Methamphetamines Affects on the Body <ul><li>Mental Affects: </li></ul><ul><li>Short term use causes the numbing of nerves...
 
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Drugs the brain-lino

  1. 1. By: Lino Marioni   DRUGS AND THE BRAIN 
  2. 2. - Inhalants (snorting) - Injection - Smoking - Orally The different ways to consume he drugs have different effects. Injection causes can cause infection or disease. Smoking can cause lung disease and depending on the drug, the rotting of teeth.  Orally it can cause stomach problems or low appetite and malnutrition or a very large appetite and a unhealthy weight.
  3. 3. Marijuana                            Opium                                  Meth Marijuana is a completely natural illegal drug Opium starts in a natural  form and is refined with chemicals Meth has no natural ingredients and is completely made up of chemicals. I will be focusing on Marijuana and Methamphetamine which are the extremes at both ends of the spectrum.
  4. 4. MARIJUANA <ul><li>Brief History: </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana in the begining was a completely legal drug. It was farmed in jamestown by settlers and George Washington himself consumed and grew it. During the mid 1800's the first regulations on marijuana occured, though they were subtle it caused a domino affect until in 1935 it was made completely illegal, then in the 1990's medical marijuana was made legal and is still sold to doctor prescribed patients. </li></ul><ul><li>Facts: </li></ul><ul><li>Deaths Per Year: 0  </li></ul><ul><li>Arrests Made P/ Year:13.4 million </li></ul><ul><li>Budget For Enforcing: 7 billion dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Active Ingredient: THC </li></ul>
  5. 5. METHAMPHETAMINE <ul><li>Brief History: </li></ul><ul><li>Methamphetamine, like Marijuna, was legal not to long ago. It was developed as a drug to fight illiteracy, obesity and other conditions and you could buy it over the counter at drug stores. But soon after its release it was discovered that along with its positive attributes it had horrendous side affects and it was heavily regulated. Though it can still be used in a tablet form to treat extreme cases of ADHD and obesity. </li></ul><ul><li>Facts: </li></ul><ul><li>Deaths Per Year: 500(not accounting for homicides) </li></ul><ul><li>Arrests Per Year:1.6 million </li></ul><ul><li>Budget For Enforcing:154.4 million </li></ul>
  6. 6. Marijuana's Affect on the Body <ul><li>Mental Affects: </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana releases Dopamine, the chemical that makes us feel pleasure. Short term use has little to no effect on the brain though long term use makes the brain feel like the drug actually provides dopamine and will stop making it so the user needs to be high to be happy. This can cause depression, lowering of self asteem and loss of ambition and it can also lower reflex time and the mental sharpness of an individual. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Affects: </li></ul><ul><li>Can cause weight gain. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Methamphetamines Affects on the Body <ul><li>Mental Affects: </li></ul><ul><li>Short term use causes the numbing of nerves and random twitches and un-voluntary movements. Long term use causes severe depression and complete loss of ambition when not high. Users become extremely addicted and cannot properly function without the drug and this can lead to suicide or violent acts to obtain more of the drug. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Affects: </li></ul><ul><li>Causes anorexia, depression, rotting of teeth, scabbing of the face and limbs, malnutrition and suicidal acts. </li></ul>

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