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  1. Amphetamines Insomnia Hallucination Racing Heart Cocaine/Crack Infection Stop Breathing Chest pain Ecstasy Vomiting Depression Heart Palpitations GHB Vomiting Breathing Problems Deep Sleep Heroin Vomiting Diarrhea Infections Inhalants Nosebleeds Loss of hearing Loss of smell Ketamine Hallucinations Vomiting Numbness of body LSD Hearing things Panic attacks Coma Harmful Effects of Substance Abuse Drugs • Marijuana • Change in emotions • Red eyes • Trouble breathing • Rohypnol • Memory loss • Drowsiness • Upset stomach

  2. For More Information • Kids Health website from the health experts at Nemours Foundation. URL: www.kidshealth.com • National Institute on Drug Abuse Home Page [Resource on World Wide Web]. URL: http://www.drugabuse.gov • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information Page [Resource on World Wide Web]. URL: http://www.health.org • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Page [Resource on World Wide Web]. URL: http://www.ncadd.org • United States Department of Justice Home Page [Resource on World Wide Web]. URL: http://www.usdoj.gov • In Case of a Poisoning Emergency: 1-800-222-1222 • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Substance Abuse Education Page URL: http://www.usip.edu/pharmacy/earl/substance_abuse_drugs/index_files/frame.htm Email: g.earl@usip.edu 2005

  3. Harmful Effects of Substance Abuse Drugs Amphetamines • Headache • Hallucination • Heart Palpitations

  4. Notes • AMPHETAMINES/ECSTASY • Mood elevator • Relaxed, euphoric state • Tablet

  5. Harmful Effects of Substance Abuse Drugs Ecstasy • Vomiting • Depression • Heart Palpitations

  6. Harmful Effects of Substance Abuse Drugs Cocaine/Crack • Infection • Stop Breathing • Heart Attacks

  7. Notes • COCAINE • Addictive stimulant affecting the brain • From coca leaves • Powder form • 2 forms, hydrochloride salt used as an injection & free base is smoked because it is a powder form. • Can lead to hypertension and endocartitis • Medical use for anesthetic for certain surgeries

  8. Harmful Effects of Substance Abuse Drugs GHB • Vomiting • Breathing Problems • Deep Sleep

  9. Notes • GHB • Central nervous system depressant • Sedative-hypnotic was originally developed as a sleep aid. • Euphoric effect • Relax effect • Tablet form

  10. Harmful Effects of Substance Abuse Drugs Heroin • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Infections

  11. Notes • HEROIN • Addictive opiate • Morphine related and comes from poppy seed • Injected/sniffed/snorted • Infectious disease because of IV uses • Decrease in respiration

  12. Harmful Effects of Substance Abuse Drugs Inhalants • Nosebleeds • Loss of hearing • Loss of smell

  13. Notes • VOLATILE INHALANTS • Mind altering effects because of fumes, vapors, and gasses. • Induces a psychoactive effect • Volatile solvents/aerosols/gasses/nitrites • Blurred vision • Coma • Medical use as a mild anesthetic for dental procedures

  14. Harmful Effects of Substance Abuse Drugs Ketamine • Hallucinations • Vomiting • Numbness of body

  15. Notes • KETAMINE • Anesthetic used on animals and humans • Liquid form because used in IV and IM form • Can be in tablet form but needs to evaporate • May lose motor control • Can be psychologically addictive • Medically used as for pediatric burn cases and dentistry

  16. Harmful Effects of Substance Abuse Drugs LSD • Hearing things • Panic attacks • Coma

  17. Notes • LSD • Hallucinogenic drug • Blotting paper • Found in seeds of morning glory plants • 4 phases- onset, plateau, peak, comeback • Can have medical uses as an aid in psychotherapy

  18. Harmful Effects of Substance Abuse Drugs Marijuana • Change in emotions • red eyes • Lungs affected

  19. Notes • MARIJUANA • From hemp plant • Hallucinogenic • Used in a cigarette, smoked • Effects brain, lungs • Can have medical use as for AIDS patients for pain and nausea

  20. Harmful Effects of Substance Abuse Drugs Rohypnol • Memory loss • Drowsiness • Upset stomach

  21. Notes • ROHYPNOL • Date-Rape drug • Confusion • Anterograde amnesia • (is a loss or disturbance of memory for events that occur after a trauma, disease, or traumatic emotional event that caused the memory disturbance.) • Tablet form