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Intro to Drug Prevention. Athey Creek Wellness. What is Drug Addiction???. Define the words “Drug” and “Addiction” in your own words. Define:. Drug: Any chemical substance that causes a physical or psychological change in the body.

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Intro to drug prevention

Intro to Drug Prevention

Athey Creek Wellness


What is drug addiction

What is Drug Addiction???

Define the words “Drug” and “Addiction” in your own words.


Define

Define:

  • Drug: Any chemical substance that causes a physical or psychological change in the body.

  • Addiction: a strong and harmful physiological or psychological need to regularly have something or do something.


What does it mean to abuse a drug

What does it mean to abuse a Drug???

  • Using a drug as a habit

  • Use of a drug to an extent that it produces impairment of social, psychological or physiological functioning.


What do you know

What do you Know?

  • What are some reasons people use and/or abuse drugs?


Reasons teens start using drugs

Reasons Teens start using Drugs

  • To Fit In

  • To Escape or Relax

  • To Relieve Boredom

  • To Seem Grown Up

  • To Rebel

  • To Experiment

  • “Chasing the High”

  • Peer Pressure


Types of drugs

Types of Drugs

  • Stimulant- Speeds up heart rate and raises blood pressure.

  • Depressant- Slows down heart rate and lowers blood pressure.

  • Narcotic- Relieves pain.

  • Hallucinogen- Distorts perception, mood, thoughts, senses, and may cause hallucinations.

  • Inhalant- Breath in chemical vapors for a psychoactive (mind altering) effect.

  • Anabolic Steroid- For increased muscle size or increased athletic performance.

  • OTC- Drugs that are purchased without a prescription.

  • Prescription- Drugs prescribed by a doctor.


Stimulants

Stimulants

  • Define: a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process.

  • Main Types

    -Caffeine

    -Cocaine/Crack

    -Amphetamines (Meth)

    -Nicotine

    -Marijuana (acts as a stimulant by speeding heart rate)


Stimulants1

Stimulants

  • Short Term Health Effects

    -Excess Energy

    - Increased Blood Pressure

    -Increased Heart Rate

    -Increased “Ticks”

    -Loss of Appetite

    -Exhaustion

    -Apathy

    -Insomnia


Stimulants2

Stimulants

  • Long Term Health Effects

    -Addiction

    -Extreme Weight Loss

    -Increased Aggression

    -Increased Risk of Heart Attack

    -Decreased Mental Processing

    -Visual and Auditory Hallucinations

    -Increased Suicidal and Homicidal Thoughts

    -Severe Dental Problems

    -Increased Skin Picking (real or imagined)

    -Increased look of aging

    -Death

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Depressant

Depressant

  • Define: A drug, that decreases the rate of some vital process.

  • Main Types

    -Alcohol

    -Barbiturates (Sedatives)

    -Benzodiazepines (for anxiety, insomnia, seizures)

    -Xanax

    -Valium

    -Klonopin

    -Ativan


Depressants

Depressants

  • Short Term Health Effects

    -Relaxes Muscles

    -Reduces Anxiety

    -Slurred Speech

    -Loss of Motor Function (staggering, dropping items)

    -Increases a Sense of Calmness

    -Decreased Inhibitions

    -Decreased Mental Processing


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Depressants

  • Long Term Health Effects

    -Addiction

    -Impaired Memory

    -Anxiety

    -Respiratory problems

    -Seizures

    -Coma

    -Increased suicidal thoughts

    -Increased look of aging

    -Death


Who is using drugs

Who is Using Drugs??

  • Data from 3 million drug users.


What do you know1

What do you know?

  • What are some ways to help someone who is abusing drugs ?


Where to get help

Where to Get Help

  • Speak to a trusted adult

    -Parent or other family member

    -Doctor

    -Teacher

    -Guidance Councilor

  • Outside Organizations

    -Alanon: http://www.alanon.alateen.org/

    -SAMHSA: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/


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