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1 Alcohol, Tobacco and Illicit Drugs use is a essentially a choice. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

2 use drugs, alcohol or tobacco ? Do “good” kids use drugs, tobacco or alcohol?

3 What are the most commonly abused drugs?

4 What are Gateway Drugs?

5 What influences a person's decision to use or not use drugs?

6 What are the consequences?

7 Why do some drug users “OD”?

8 What government agency controls what’s in a “street drug”?

9 How is medicine advertised today?

10 Why do some people make poor decisions about important things?

11 Why do some people think … “as long as I don’t do it too much”?

12 What would you do if a friend used drugs, alcohol or tobacco?

13 What are some healthy alternatives for dealing with stress?

14 Can teens go to jail?

15 Do under-age drinking convictions have to be reported on college applications or military recruitment applications?

16 What would you do if you were at a place where alcohol or drugs were offered?

17 What are some verbal or physical refusal skills?

18 What choice will you make?

19 What’s in the news about drugs?


21 American Tobacco Company also known as Lorillard sells an eCigarette called Blu. Altria makers of Copenhagen, Marlboro, Skoa(Phillip Morris) l has come out with an eCigarette called MarkTen. RJ Reynolds, the second- largest U.S. tobacco company – makers of Camel, Kool and Kodiak has come out with an eCigarette called Vuse. The cartridge holds a liquid carbohydrate called glycerin mixed with nicotine.




25 Elvis Presley Born: January 8, 1935 Died: August 16, 1977 A cultural icon, known as "Elvis," and referred to as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll“. Heart attack brought on from chronic abuse of a combination of drugs.

26 Jimi Hendrix Born: November 27 1942 Died: September 18, 1970 American guitarist. He is considered the greatest guitarist by other musicians. Pulmonary aspiration due to mixing sleeping pills with alcohol.

27 Jim Morrison Born: December 8, 1943 Died: July 3, 1971 Lead singer and lyricist for the rock band The Doors. Died of a heroin overdose, having inhaled what he believed to be cocaine.

28 Bon Scott Born: July 9, 1946. Died: February19 1980 AC/DC lead singer. Found in a car on a London road. Pulmonary aspiration due to alcohol poisoning.

29 Janis Joplin Born: January 19, 1943 Died: October 4, 1970 Heroin overdose.

30 NOSTRUMS Old time Medicines, Elixers and Patent Drugs Most early “medicines” contained drugs - with names we’re familiar with today …

31 Laudanum is Opium. Cloves for toothaches. Quinine – for malaria. Willow Bark Extract - acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin). Castor Oil - castor beans; laxative. Powered Nitre - potassium nitrate (saltpeter) – for asthma; toothpaste. Whiskey.

32 Laudanum has 25 times more Opium than a Paregoric. These are examples of tinctures. A tincture is a medicine containing alcohol. A grain equals weight of a seed.

33 Coryza is from the Greek kara = “head” and zeein = “to boil”. Chloroform - an anesthetic – like ether. Min is short for Minim = 1/60 th of a Dram A Dram is 1/8 th of an ounce a very small amount



36 Prohibition in the United States began in 1920 and lasted until 1933. Here’s prescription for whiskey dated 1929.

37 Which Amendment banned alcohol? 1 st 5 th 18 th What year did “Prohibition” begin? 1812 1919 Who was President when Prohibition began? Woodrow Wilson Franklin D. Roosevelt Which amendment ended Prohibition? 18 th 21 st

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