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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs


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This is a presentation on the adverse effects of alcohol and drugs on the human body.

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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

  1. 1. Michele Catalano, nicotine, valium, vicodi, marijuana, ecstacy and alcohol, March 20, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons AttributionJustin VanSyckleEDU 290
  2. 2.  Consumed as a liquid Contains ethanol Consumption leads to impaired judgment/loss of motor skills #1 drug problem in the U.S.
  3. 3. Effects Short Term Effects Depressed reflexes Slowed heart rate Vomiting Blurred vision Altered emotion Alcohol poisoning
  4. 4. Long Term Effects Liver Damage Brain Damage Stomach/intestinal ulcers Alcoholism Fetal alcohol syndrome
  5. 5.  18 year olds Liver disease deaths Annual alcohol related commercials Driving fatalities
  6. 6.  Tobacco contains nicotine Smoked or chewed Carbon monoxide, tar, cyanide, ammonia Prolonged use
  7. 7. Tong term risks Hardened aorta Paralyzed cillia Osteoporosis Second-hand smoke
  8. 8.  1964-2004 Cancer related deaths Cardiovascular disease deaths Respiratory disease deaths Infant mortalities
  9. 9.  THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) Mid hallucinogen Depressant or stimulant Most commonly used illicit drug in U.S.
  10. 10. Short Term Distorted Perception Increased heart rate Anxiety, panic, problem solving
  11. 11. Long Term Results inconsistent Schizophrenia & anxiety attacks Theorized link to heart problems
  12. 12.  U.S. citizens ages 12 and up 12-25 years old Perceived risks Disapproval ratings
  13. 13.  Used to treat medical conditions Performance enhancement, physical appearance Imitates hormone, testosterone
  14. 14.  Muscle build, strength Stunted growth Opposite-sex characteristics Aggression, irritability Blood clotting, heart failure
  15. 15.  OTC’s Supermarkets, drugstores DXM (dextromethorphan) Cough syrups, tablets, capsules, dietary pills Coordination loss, dizziness, hallucinations
  16. 16.  Prescribed by doctor Painkillers Depressants Stimulants Highlyaddictive if abused 15% High school students
  17. 17.  Cocaine Ecstasy Inhalants Heroine LSD Meth
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