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Illegal drugs


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Illegal Drugs

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Illegal drugs

  1. 1. A drug that affects the brain. Drugs that are regulated by state and federal laws. Such drugs may be declared illegal for sale or use, but may be dispensed under a physician's prescription. A drug whose production or use is prohibited or strictly controlled via prescription.
  2. 2. Why is illegal drug use dangerous?       dangerous /permanent damage to brain and body become addicted major factor in suicide, accidents and crimes risk of spreading disease through sharing needles can result in overdose drug use leads to making irresponsible decisions
  3. 3. The reasons people begin using drugs are similar to the reasons they begin to drink or smoke. What are these reasons? * Desire to experiment * Desire to escape depression / boredom * Enjoyment of risky behavior * Belief that drugs solve personal problems * Peer pressure * Media glamorizing drug use
  4. 4. 1. Regular drug use 2. Tolerance 3. Dependence 4. Addiction
  5. 5. Drugs that lead to the use of other drugs are called what? What are the 3 most common ones? Alcohol Tobacco Marijuana
  6. 6. All drugs, legal and illegal, are classified into different categories based on their similar effects on the mind and body. • Depressants • Stimulants • Hallucinogens • Club/Designer • Opiates
  7. 7. •Drugs that slow down the central nervous system. •People using depressants may feel happy and content, as well as sleepy and relaxed. Depressants often slow down bodily functions such as breathing and heart rate, and may make it hard to speak (slurred speech) or move properly in large enough doses, in which case they may be harmful. •Depressants are most often prescribed for anxiety and sleep disorders.
  8. 8. •Alcohol •Barbiturates •Tranquilizers •Ambien •Rohypnol (Roofies)
  9. 9. • Drugs that speed up the central nervous system. • People using stimulants may feel happy and excited, and have more energy, concentration or motivation. Stimulants make it difficult to sleep and suppress your appetite. • Most stimulants have more side effects then other drugs.
  10. 10. •Caffeine •Nicotine •Cocaine •Amphetamines •Bath salts
  11. 11. • Hallucinogens change the way people see, hear, feel or think. • Most common hallucinogen is LSD • No matter what form it comes in, LSD leads the user to a same place, a serious disconnect from reality • LSD users call an LSD experience a “trip,” usually lasting 12 hours or so. When things go wrong, which often happens, it is called a “bad trip,” another name for a living nightmare!
  12. 12. •Marijuana (mild) •Mushrooms •LSD •Spice/K2/Synthetic Marijuana
  13. 13. • Psychoactive drugs that tend to be abused by teens and young adults at bars, night clubs, and raves. • Its’ properties and effects are similar to known hallucinogens or narcotics, but having a slightly altered chemical structure. •Drugs that resemble common illegal drugs in chemical structure and effect.
  14. 14. •Ecstasy •PCP •GHB •Ketamine •Meth •LSD •Rohypnol (Roofies)
  15. 15. • Also know as narcotics •Powerful, highly addictive drugs •Derived from the poppy plant •Used to relieve pain
  16. 16. • Morphine • Heroin •Oxycontin • Percoset •Vicodin/hydrocodone
  17. 17. Marijuana is a word used to describe the dried flowers, seeds, and leaves of the Indian hemp plant. Hashish is a related form of the drug, made from resins of the Indian hemp plant. The chemical in cannabis that creates this distortion is known as THC. The cannabis plant, from which marijuana is derived, has over 400 different chemicals.
  18. 18. SHORT TERM        Sensory distortion Panic Anxiety Poor coordination of movement Lowered reaction time After an initial “up,” the user feels sleepy or depressed Increased heartbeat (and risk of heart attack)
  19. 19. LONG TERM          Reduced resistance to common illnesses ( cold, bronchitis) Growth disorders Increase of abnormally structured cells in the body Reduction of male sex hormones Rapid destruction of lung fibers and lesions to the brain could be permanent Reduced sexual capacity Apathy, drowsiness, lack of motivation Personality and mood changes Inability to understand things clearly
  20. 20. Can you become dependant on marijuana? YES, you can build a tolerance and a dependence to it.
  21. 21. Can marijuana use affect your driving? If so, how? Yes, much like how alcohol affects your driving. It can slow your reaction time and impair your judgment.
  22. 22. Marijuana and School Marijuana and school don’t mix. Marijuana makes it harder for users to concentrate, and slows thinking down. One of the prevalent effects of marijuana is the decline in school performance. Marijuana damages the user’s memory and things such as simple math problems become extremely difficult.
  23. 23. Marijuana Marijuana can actually be classified as a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogen based on the strand or potency, but for all intensive purposes, we will classify marijuana as a mild hallucinogen.
  24. 24. Drugs that are inhaled as vapors. The 2 most common inhalants used for medical reasons are… Laughing Gas Asthma Inhaler
  25. 25. What type of effects might you experience from inhalants? Hyperactivity, loss of inhibitions, dizziness, lo ss of coordination, difficulty speaking and thinking, fear, anxiety, depression, DEATH
  26. 26. Ecstasy is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. Ecstasy (MDMA) produces feelings of increased energy, euphoria, emotional warmth, and distortions in time, perception, and tactile experiences Most commonly called “molly” nowadays Coined terminology when on the drug – “rolling”
  27. 27. Extremely Addictive Narcotic Most heroin is injected, creating additional risks for the user, who faces the danger of AIDS or other infections on top of the pain of addiction.
  28. 28.    Cocaine was originally developed as a painkiller Cocaine is most often sniffed with the powder absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. It can also be ingested or rubbed into the gums o To more rapidly absorb the drug into the body, abusers inject it, but this substantially increases the risk of overdose.
  29. 29. Crystal form of cocaine  Crack is heated and smoked  It is so named because it makes a cracking or popping sound when heated o The most potent/riskiest form in which cocaine appears o Smoking crack allows it to reach the brain more quickly and thus brings an intense and immediate – but very short lived- high that last about 15 minutes. 
  30. 30. White, Crystalline Drug Develop a strong desire to continue using it because the drug creates a false sense of happiness and well-being -A “RUSH” of confidence, hyperactiveness and energy most commonly used as a CLUB DRUG taken while partying in night clubs and at raves
  31. 31. A synthetic version of the male hormone What type of effects might this drug have on an adolescences body and mind?
  32. 32. Bones will mature early, growth can be stunted, can cause sever acne, increased cholesterol, rapid weight gain, liver damage, kidney tumors, heart disease and heart attacks.
  33. 33. Can cause breasts to grow in males Can shrink the testes and reduce sperm count.
  34. 34. Feeling of paranoia, panic attacks, depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts
  35. 35. ROID RAGE can lead to violent behavior, crime assault and rape. Makes abusers more irritable and aggressive.
  36. 36. With all the bad side effects, death included, why do you think people still use drugs?