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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.

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



-Amphetamines (Meth)


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

  • Short Term Health Effects

-Excess Energy

- Increased Blood Pressure

-Increased Heart Rate

-Increased “Ticks”

-Loss of Appetite




  • Long Term Health Effects


-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


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


-Barbiturates (Sedatives)

-Benzodiazepines (for anxiety, insomnia, seizures)





  • 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

  • Long Term Health Effects


-Impaired Memory


-Respiratory problems



-Increased suicidal thoughts

-Increased look of aging


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



-Guidance Councilor

  • Outside Organizations