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Journal # 3. Name a drug and give a fact about it. Illegal Drugs. Drugs that are made and used purely for their effects Inhalants Marijuana Stimulants Anabolic Steroids Narcotics Hallucinogens. Illegal Drugs. Inhalants. Marijuana. An illegal drug that comes from the hemp plant.

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Journal 3

Journal #3

Name a drug and give a fact about it.


Illegal drugs

Illegal Drugs

  • Drugs that are made and used purely for their effects

    • Inhalants

    • Marijuana

    • Stimulants

    • Anabolic Steroids

    • Narcotics

    • Hallucinogens


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Illegal Drugs

Inhalants

Marijuana

An illegal drug that comes from the hemp plant.

Increase heart rate, loss of memory, decrease energy level, and panic attacks.

This is a gateway drug.

  • Substances whose fumes or vapors are inhaled, or breathed in.

  • Cause hallucinations

    - lighter fluids

    - cleaning solvents

    - paint

    Damage brain cells and can make a person lose consciousness and never wake up.


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Illegal Drugs

Stimulants

Anabolic Steroids

Synthetic drugs based on a male hormone

People usually use it to increase their body weight.

Some doctors prescribe it for people that suffer from asthma

People become violent and depressed

  • Drugs that speed up the body’s functions

    - cocaine and crack

    - methamphetamine

    Great risk of death and participating in other high risk behaviors


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Illegal Drugs

Narcotics

Hallucinogens

Illegal drugs that cause the user’s brain to create or distort images and to see and hear things that are not real

- PCP (angel dust)

- LSD (acid)

- MDMA (ecstasy)

  • Strong drugs that relieve pain.

    - valium

    - codeine

    - heroin

    - crack

    Some users of these drugs become infected with disease


Drug abuse

Drug Abuse

  • Use of any drug in a way that is unhealthy or illegal

    Harmful Effects of Drug Use

  • Physical – damage organs, sleeplessness, irritability, heart failure

  • Mental/Emotional - kill brain cells, interfere with ability to think, depression, and low self-esteem

  • Social – withdraw from social gatherings that don’t include drug use.


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