STATS. Drugs kill more people than any other non-natural cause More than 20 million Americans are addicted to drugs (SAMHSA) Every day drugs kill over 365 Americans, more than any other preventable health problem
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“What are the implications of this information?”
The posterior subcortical region of the brain, where the “_____” system is, develops early—impulsive, reckless behaviors.
________ system- pre-frontal cortex develops later- decision-making, judgment—and can’t inhibit the reward system.
When you use drugs, the brain chemistry makes teens more susceptible to using, and drugs impede the maturation of the prefrontal cortex, slowing the development of the brain’s braking system.
TEN PERCENT OF ETHANOL IS ELIMINATED AND THE LIVER TRIES TO METABOLIZE THE REST. ---ABOUT A HALF OUNCE PER HOUR
EFFECTS OF DRINKING BETTER THAN OLDER
ADULTS MORE LIKELY TO KEEP
DRINKING. GREATER CHANCE FOR
ADDICTION, DATE RAPE, DUI’S, CAR CRASHES,
STRESS, PRESSURE, FIT IN, BORED…..
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