SUBSTANCE ABUSEBy Jenna Erben, Anna Moore and Shelby Lester
ObjectiveTo inform people about the negative affects ofsubstance abuse including alcohol, drugs, andweed.To find places people can go if they need help.
What does substance mean?Substance- a word health professionals use formost things you might take into your bodybesides food.Drugs, alcohol and nicotine all qualify as asubstance
FactsNicotine is one of the most addictive drugs in our societytoday.Over 45 million adults in the US once smoked and thensuccessfully stopped.Each year 1,700 college students between the ages of 18and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-relatedhealth problem.Alcohol can result in assault, sexual abuse and academicproblemsPrescription drugs that aren’t prescribed to the persontaking them are illegal drugs.
MythOne can still drink and be in control.One can sober up quickly if need beOne can still drive after a few drinksBeer has less alcohol than other drinksSmoking once won’t make you addictedNot everyone is affected by smokingDrugs make you smarter
Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVIyIP-zCLYThis video is a testimony of a man who whenthrough rehab and the treatment he went throughto be clean again.
Need Help?There are many places you can go to to receivehelp for substance abuse that are right here oncampus.Smoking Student Health and Wellness Center (9405652333)Alcohol and Drugs Student Health and Wellness Center (9405652333) Meadows Center for Health Resources (9405652787) Counseling and Testing Services (9405652714)
OverviewSubstance means anything that you might nottake into your body.Drugs, alcohol, smoking and any other kind ofsubstance abuse is harmful and can endangernot only your life but the lives of people aroundyou.Always make sure you have all of the factsbefore you try something or make an uneducateddecision.