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Drugs and Alcohol. What is the most commonly used in NL?. Alcohol Tobacco Cannabis Alcohol is the most popular amongst youth Tobacco is the second most popular amongst youth. Binge Drinking. What is it ? binge drinkers often drink to get drunk

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Drugs and alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol


What is the most commonly used in nl

Whatis the mostcommonlyused in NL?

  • Alcohol

  • Tobacco

  • Cannabis

    • Alcoholis the mostpopularamongstyouth

    • Tobacco is the second mostpopularamongstyouth


Binge drinking

BingeDrinking

  • Whatisit?

    • bingedrinkersoften drink to getdrunk

    • Heavydrinkingisappropriate in social situations

    • 5 or more drinks in a row

  • What are the consequences?

    • Physical, social and economic….


Teenage alcohol dependency

TeenageAlcoholDependency

  • Problemswith

    • Effective communication

    • Agressiveness

    • Hyperactivity

    • Tempertantrums &

    • Effective decision-making

      • Skippingschool

      • Failingschool

      • Promiscuity


Marijuana cannabis

Marijuana (CANNABIS)

  • Cause feelings of well-being and sadness

  • Increasedheart rate

  • Mild confusion

  • Memory loss

  • Inability to concentrate

  • Sense of time and distance canbeaffected

  • Anxiety, fearfulness

  • Larger doses can causes hallucination and sometimes panic


Cocaine stimulant

Cocaine-stimulant

  • Cocaineis a white powderproducedfrom the processing of the coca plant’sleaves.Cocainemaybeprocessedinto a crystalformknown as crack.

    • Increasedblood pressure

    • Increasedheart rate

    • Increasedbreathing rate

    • Suppressesappetite

    • Increasesalertness


Ecstasy

Ecstasy

  • Confusion

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Sweating

  • Teethgrinding and jawclenching

  • Dehydration

  • Dry mouth

  • Increaed pulse and blood pressure

  • Paranoia

  • Sleepsproblems

  • Panic attacks


Lsd acid

LSD(ACID)

  • Odorless, colorless and tasteless the fine white powederissold in capsules or as tablets. It isalsosold on stamps, blotterpaper, sugar cubes, gym, candy, crackers and cookies.

    • Effectsdepend on dose, setting, experiences, pastexperiences and personality.

    • Earlyeffectsinclude: Distortion of sensoryexperiences, sense of times and thinkingprocesses.

    • Unpleasantreactions are common.

    • Flashbacks

    • Effects are feltusuallywithin an hourand last for about 12 hours.


Magic mushrooms

MagicMushrooms

  • Verysimilarto LSD

    • Numbness, vomiting, muscle weakness, tension

    • Drowsiness and sleeping episodescanoccur

    • Distortion of sense and thinkingprocesses

    • Unpleasantreaction-confusion, fearfulness, paranoia and depression

    • High temps and seizures

    • Effects are feltusuallywithin an hour and last about 4-6 hours.

    • Overdose iscommon and canbe life threatening.


Oxycontin

Oxycontin

  • HIGHLY ADDICTIVE.

    • Altered mental state-sedatedalmost-euphoria-confusion-depression

    • Nausea

    • Sweating

    • Headache

    • Constipation

    • Light headed

    • Relaxed

    • Dry mouth

    • Itchy

    • Reduced libido


Painkillers

Painkillers

  • HIGHLY ADDICTIVE

    • Nausea; vomiting

    • Drowsiness

    • Stomach pain

    • Dizziness

    • Loss of appetite

    • Labouredbreathing

    • Blurred Vision

    • Loss of balance

    • Coma or death due to overdose


Rohypnol date rape drug roofies

Rohypnol-date rapedrug, roofies

  • Drowsiness

  • Headaches

  • Dizziness

  • Nightmares

  • Termors

  • Muscle relaxation

  • Slurred speech

  • Memory loss

  • Lowblood pressure

  • Upsetstomach

  • Feeling of beingdrunk


The recovery center

The Recovery Center

  • Provincial non-medicaldetoxification service operated by EasternHealth

  • Open to men and women over the age of 16

    752-4980


Gambling

Gambling

  • Gamblingstarts as somethingmany do occasionally as a form of reacreation. Theyplay bingo, buy a lottery ticket, bet a few dollars on a horse-hockey game, etc or drop a loonie in a slot machine.


Gambling1

Gambling

  • Whenitis no longer a game…

    • Spend large amounts of time gambling

    • Spend large amounts of money

    • Has growingdebts

    • Pins hopes on the BIG win

    • Promises to cut back but doesnt time and time again

    • Refuses to explainbehaviour, lies about it, sess no wrong in whatthey are doing.


Gambling2

Gambling

How to help??

  • Keepa blanced life

  • Set a limit on the amount of time yougamble and the money youwillspend

  • Join a self help group-GamblersAnonymous or Gam-Anon


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