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Teen addiction

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Teen addiction

  1. 1. TEEN ADDICTION
  2. 2. • SMOKING ADDICTION• ALCOHOL ADDICTION• DRUG ADDICTION• GAMBLING ADDICTIONKINDS OF ADDICTION
  3. 3. SMOKING ADDICTION
  4. 4. Teen Tobacco Use is a BigProblem• Typically, tobacco usebegins beforeage 18 years .• Every day, 3,450people of age12 – 17 years initiatesmoking in the US .
  5. 5. The Social Cycle of TobaccoUse InfluencesInfluencesto Startto StartSmoking: Media,Smoking: Media,Household Members,Household Members,PeersPeersAlienation from peersAlienation from peerswho don’t use tobaccowho don’t use tobaccoAdolescenceAdolescenceAdulthoodAdulthoodIn uteroIn uteroInfancyInfancyChildhoodChildhood
  6. 6. •More likely to bepsychologically distressed,abuse other substances .•Less likely to be attachedto parents, do well inschool, participate inextracurricular activities,know the adverse effectsof smoking .SYMPTOMS OF A TEEN TOBACCO USER
  7. 7. THE 5 A’SAskAsk about tobacco use and SHS exposureabout tobacco use and SHS exposureAdviseAdvise to quitto quitAssessAssess readiness to quitreadiness to quitAssistAssist in quit attemptin quit attemptArrangeArrange follow-upfollow-up
  8. 8. Statistics on Teen Drinking Monitoring the Future (MTF)reportedthat in 2004, nearly one in five8thgraders, more than one in three10thgraders, and nearly one in two12thgraders had a drink in thepast month.
  9. 9. Short-term Effects Slower reaction times/reflexes Heavy sweating Blurry vision Nausea and vomiting Lowered reasoning ability
  10. 10. Short-term Effects Poor motor coordination Slower heart rate/breathing rate Increased blood pressure Anxiety/restlessness Lower inhibition
  11. 11. Long-term Effects Nervous system Muscles Liver
  12. 12. Long-term Effects Lungs Heart Esophagus/stomach The picture above shows the image of a pair of lungs of a person before the addiction of alcohol (left) n afterthe addiction of alcohol (right) .
  13. 13. Studies on Teen Drinking
  14. 14. Studies on Teen Drinking
  15. 15. Drinking is a Personal Choice butWho Else is Affected? Friends and family Strangers
  16. 16. DXM, ordextromethorphan,is acommoningredientin coughand coldmedicinesTeens,however,havefoundanotheruse forcoughmedicine--gettinghigh.
  17. 17. ShockingFactsA 2008 study foundthat one in 10Americanteenagers hasabused productswith DXM togethigh, making itmore popular inthat age groupthan cocaine,ecstasy, LSD, andmeth.
  18. 18. Dextromethorphan affects the brain,specifically the region that controlscoughing.However, at high doses – as much as 10 to50 times the suggested amount – DXMcan cause hallucinatory and dissociativeeffects similar to those of PCP orketamine (special K.)
  19. 19.  DXM is easy toget. DXM is cheap DXM seems safer DXM is popular Hard for theparents to detect
  20. 20.   Overdoses: High amounts can shut down thecentral nervous system. Toxins: Combination cold and flu drugs oftencontain cough suppressants, decongestants,antihistamines, and painkillers that can bequite toxic. Impairment. altered consciousness, impairedvision, and hallucinations can lead toirrational and dangerous behavior.
  21. 21. •COCAINE•HEROIN•RX•MARIJUANAOTHER COMMON DRUGS :
  22. 22.  Impaired vision Sweating and fever Rapid breathing Increased heart rateand blood pressure Nausea, vomiting,and diarrhea Slurred speech Impaired judgment andmental function Memory loss Rapid eye movements Hallucinations anddissociative effects Coma
  23. 23. “The subject of gambling is allencompassing. It combines mansnatural play instinct with hisdesire to know about his fate andhis future.”~FranzRosenthal
  24. 24. 27TYPES OF GAMBLING GAMES OF SKILL CARDS LOTTERY INSTANT SCRATCH TICKETS DAILY NUMBERS LOTTO QUICK DRAW
  25. 25. 28TYPES OF GAMBLING SPORTS HORSE RACING AT TRACKS OTB OFFICE POOLS/BOXES FOOTBALL WORLD SERIES NCAA BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
  26. 26. 29TYPES OF GAMBLING CASINOS LAND - BASED FLOATING CRUISES CRUISES TO NOWHERE SLOT MACHINES AND POKER MACHINES NOT AT A CASINO
  27. 27. 30TYPES OF GAMBLING MISCELLANEOUS BINGO PULL TABS STOCK OR COMMODITIES MARKET DICE RAFFLES NUMBERS
  28. 28. 31TYPES OF GAMBLING INTERNET CASINOS PLAY FOR MONEY PLAY FOR POINTSWITHNO MONETARY PAYOUTOR RISK CARDS STOCKS
  29. 29. TYPES OF GAMBLING INTERNET EARLY STAGES OFDEVELOPMENTWITHLESSTHAN 1% OFTOTALGAMBLING ACTIVITY
  30. 30. Societal Acceptance = MoreGamblers Industry perpetuates a vision of gambling as entertaining,glamorous and as a means of achieving financial freedom. Recent surge in realityTV gambling shows High use of internet gaming sites among those under 18
  31. 31. Oregon Gambling:SummarizedOregon has more forms of legalized gamblingand offers easier access to gambling thanalmost any other state- AND -Oregon is a nationally recognized leader inprevention, harm reduction and treatment forgambling problemsSource: National Ctr for the Study of Gambling, 2006
  32. 32. Why do they gamble? What are theperceived benefits? Money: the possibility of earning extra money isvery appealing Excitement: a major motivating factor Enjoyment: this was described as an“entertainment value” and was more oftenreported by the girls Social: Again, most often reported by girls.Gambling is viewed as a way to promoterelationships with friends and family
  33. 33. Why do they gamble? What are theperceived benefits? Independence: Boys often reported gambling to assert their sense ofimportance and to feel older, since gambling is viewed as an “adultactivity Competition: Gambling presents as a challenge to compete with andwin against others. This was more true for the younger teens. Escape: This was not a common motivator listed by participants. Thefew who referred to it also reported recent problems with gamblingexperiences.
  34. 34.  Prevention is key, as knowledge is power The education system is an ideal venue foradministration of prevention programs. In theprocess, teachers are sensitized as well. Prevention is a proactive and necessary approach
  35. 35. •HELP THEM IN BREAKING THEIR OLDHABITS.• GIVE THEM LOVE , CARE AND ATTENTION.••MOTIVATE THEM . TAKE CARE OF THEIRINTERESTS.
  36. 36. Young People who have addiction need help andcare. Firstly their family and people who are aroundthem should lend a hand to them for support.Persons who are addicted need love and interest. Ifyou have some addicted people around you, youshould take a step forward with a motive to helpthem.
  37. 37. LETS MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTERPLACE TO LIVE FOR THEM TOO ...BECAUSE UNITED WE STANDDIVIDEDWE FALL!

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