2A physical addiction is more powerful than a psychological addiction. Unlike smoking tobacco, smoking marijuana does not harm health.People usually recover from dependency on their own.What Do You Think
3Section 1: Drug Abuse Defined Class activityCreate a list of positive and negative consequences that can result from drug use, misuse, and abuse. Are there more positive or negative consequences?Section 1: Drug Abuse Defined
4Section 2: Why do people abuse drugs? Partner Activity:Create a list of the reasons you think that people abuse drugs. Make a list of strategies to avoid some of the reasons you just came up with.Section 2: Why do people abuse drugs?
5Section 2: Why do people abuse dugs? Why do people abuse drugs?Peer PressureFamily MembersRole ModelsMedia MessagesPerceptions of Drug behaviorMisleading InformationPersonalityEuphoriaSection 2: Why do people abuse dugs?
6Section 2: Why do people abuse drugs? Peer PressureA strong factor that motivates people to abuse drugs is peer pressure.A strong desire to fit in socially, risk- takers, drawn to dangerous behavior.Section 2: Why do people abuse drugs?
7Section 2: Why do people abuse drugs? Values- teens who lack strong internal values, such as the value of good grades, and high moral standards, often abuse drugsBoredom- some people wrongly believe that taking drugs provides pleasure, excitement or fun.Escape- people don’t feel loved, have no friends may take drugs as a substitute for what is missing.Section 2: Why do people abuse drugs?
8Section 2: Why do people abuse drugs? Personality- some people are naturally curious, and may want to try drugs to experience what they are like. It may be because they are shy or uncomfortable in social situations, relieve tension, or because a person has low self-esteem or poor self-image.Section 2: Why do people abuse drugs?
9Section 2: Why do people abuse drugs? Homework:Write a 1 page essay (10 Pts)Topic: Entertainers, movies, songs, magazines, and books may portray drug abuse as funny or cool. What can you do to change this image? Write a 1 page essay outlining how we as a society can change the media’s outlook on drugs.Section 2: Why do people abuse drugs?
10Drug Addiction- a physical and or psychological need for higher and higher doses of a drug. Do you think anyone starts out using a substance in the hopes of becoming addicted?Section 3: Addiction
11Section 3: Addiction Drugs & the Brain Drugs provide a sense of euphoria by imitating the brain’s natural way of producing pleasure.The acts of eating, being physically active, and relaxing all release endorphins.The lack of these chemicals produces an unpleasant feeling known as dysphoriaSection 3: Addiction
12Section 3: Addiction How does addiction set in? The craving created by withdrawal, and the need to take higher and higher doses, creates a spiral of physical addictionSection 3: Addiction
13Section 6: Kicking the Habit Facing the problemThe first step in solving a drug problem is to admit that you have one.The next is to seek helpSection 6: Kicking the Habit
14Section 6: Kicking the Habit Getting HelpPeople rarely recover from drugs on their ownHelp comes in many forms including hospitalization and drug-quitting groupsNarcotics Anonymous is a free, self- help program of addiction recovery12 step programs-promotes personal growth and lead’s to person’s helping others recoverSection 6: Kicking the Habit
15Section 6: Kicking the Habit Getting HelpNA offers psychological therapy groups, individual psychotherapy, and drug therapyWhy might it be important to not talk about someone else’s problem outside the group?Section 6: Kicking the Habit
16Section 6: Kicking the Habit Problems Along the WayWhen a person first becomes drug free he or she has overcome a big obstacleNext step is to develop a new support systemThe best chance of staying clean is to develop a support system of other people who are drug freeSection 6: Kicking the Habit
17Section 7: Helping Someone Else Kick the Habit Signs of Drug AbuseThe best way to find out for sure if a person is abusing drugs is to express concern and ask questionsAnother way to show you care is to make the effort to help3 things you can do to help a person with a drug problem:Make sure the person knows you don’t approve of the drug habitMaking available all the information you can gather on the health effects of the drugSection 7: Helping Someone Else Kick the Habit
18Section 7: Helping Someone Else Kick the Habit Signs of Drug Abuse (Cont.)Making sure the person knows, on choosing to seek help, where to go for it.Drug addiction does not mean someone is a bad person.Do not blame the person, it can make them feel guiltyIf you want to help don’t judge or blame the personSection 7: Helping Someone Else Kick the Habit
19Section 7: Helping Someone Else Kick the Habit Signs of Drug AbusePaleness/PerspirationDilated PupilsRunny nose & NosebleedsJitters/HyperactivityAbility to go long periods of time w/out food or sleepAnxiety, anger, or unreasonable suspiciousnessLoss of memoryExtreme increases in energy and talk- ativeness, followed by lethargy/ depressionNot caring about appearanceBroken appointments, promises, lyingBad Grades, missing school, trouble w/law, family, or authoritiesSection 7: Helping Someone Else Kick the Habit