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Illegal Drugs and Staying Away from Drugs. p g. 238 and pg. 246 . Illegal Drugs. Medicines are legal drugs if they are used correctly . Some drugs should NEVER be used .

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Illegal drugs and staying away from drugs

IllegalDrugs and StayingAwayfromDrugs

pg. 238 and pg. 246


Illegal drugs
IllegalDrugs

  • Medicines are legal drugsifthey are usedcorrectly. SomedrugsshouldNEVER be used.

  • Illegaldrugs: drugsthat are not medicines and that are againstthelaw to sell, buy, have, or use.

  • Peoplewho break thelaw can go to prison. Illegaldrugsalso can damagethebody and evenkill a person.


  • Overdose: is a dangerouslylargedose of a drug.

    • It can cause illnessorevendeath.

  • Ifthedrugs are takenawaytheusersexperiencewithdrawal.

  • Withdrawal: isthepainfulreactionthatoccurswhensomeonesuddenlystopsusing a drug.


  • Symptoms of withdrawal
    Symptoms of Withdrawal

    • Vomiting

    • Shaking

    • Seeing and hearingthingsthataren´tthere

    • Seizures


    Cocaine and crack
    Cocaine and Crack

    • Cocaine: isanillegaldrugmadefromtheleaves of the coca plant.


    • Crack: is a rocklikeform of cocainethatuserssmoke.


    Marijuana and inhalants
    Marijuana and Inhalants

    • Marijuana: isanillegaldrugthat comes from a tall, leafyplant.

      • Isusuallysmoked

    • Marijuanainterfereswiththebrain, such as:

      • Memoryloss

      • Coordination

      • Speech

      • Reading comprehension

      • Problemsolving


    • Inhalants: are commonproductsthatsomepeople abuse bybreathingtheir fumes.

    • Effects of breethinginhalantsinclude:

      • Nosebleeds

      • Headaches

      • Confusion

      • Memoryloss

      • Nausea

      • Changes in heartbeat and breathingrates.


    You should refuse illegal drugs
    YoushouldRefuseIllegalDrugs

    • Refuse: whenyousay no to doingsomething.

    • There are manyreasonsyoushouldrefuse to use illegaldrugs,

    • Drugshurtnotonlytheusersbutalsoeverybodyaroundthem. Drugusersoften stop making positive contributions to theirfamilies, friendships, and communities.