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1 DRUGS Thesis Statement
Drugs are the major cause of Abuse. People that use drugs get addicted but when they don't have any drugs they will do whatever they desire to get those drugs to fight the withdrawals.

2 Addiction Drugs cross the blood brain barrier, once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain. This is what gets you addicted to drugs. Examples of meth.

3 Addiction continued Drug Addiction and Drug Abuse, chronic or habitual use of any chemical substance to alter states of body or mind for other than medically warranted purposes. Traditional definitions of addiction, with their criteria of physical dependence and withdrawal (and often an underlying tenure of depravity and sin) have been modified with increased understanding; with the introduction of new drugs, such as cocaine, that are psychologically addicting; and with the realization that its stereotypical application to opiate-drug users was invalid because many of them remain occasional users with no physical dependence.

4 Peer Pressure Prescription drugs are to help you.
People like to take advantage of drugs Just to make themselves feel good. People sell drugs to get money, this is Breaking the law. Friends who pressure you into doing drugs or anything bad are not your real friends. because they are doing bad things.

5 Peer Pressure continued
Friends can pressure you into almost anything that is available, That’s when you step in and say No!!!. You don’t have to do the things they want you to do, its your choice. Just because they do drugs, doesn’t make it cool. Nothing is cool about drugs, they can harm you and your body; But mostly they can get you into big trouble. Most drugs are illegal unless you have a prescription.

6 Drug Abuse Drugs can cause trouble with you, family and friends. Drugs aren’t the way to solve problems, they just make them worse.

7 Drug Abuse continued The national strategies of drug abuse prevention across Europe have come to recognize that the drug abuse problem presents a complex set of issues of which there is no simple solution. There is a considerable increase in investment in prevention, treatment and harm-reduction activities and increased focus on supply reduction. School settings are the focus of most attempts to implement effective prevention programs. Prevention in schools does not only focus on drugs alone, but also includes personal and social skills, often with family involvement and involvement of local community.

8 Family and Drugs Mom and Dad raise you the best they can and teach you what they know and what they were taught by their parents. Parents want to keep their kids out of trouble because they want them to do good in life and make something of themselves. They care about who your friends are and If you have any problems in school. Kids all over the world disrespect their parents and do whatever they want. So they follow the wrong path and it leads to drugs, violence and even death. This is why you need to do good in life and make something of yourself. When you get on drugs and your parents find out then it just breaks their heart knowing that they taught you well enough that you know right from wrong and that drugs are bad.

9 More About Family Drugs
The longer alcohol and drug abusers use their drugs of choice, the worse their lives become. Until they are firmly in recovery, this continues in a downward spiral until they end up in jail, insane, or dead. "Firmly" in recovery means working a program or attending counseling consistently with a lot of commitment. People who just show up at meetings, counseling, or groups are not necessarily committed to recovery. This is just as true for family members.

10 Results of Drug Abuse The results of drug addiction--particularly long-term addiction--are dismal. Drug addiction destroys every aspect of the addict's life, leaving him lonely, isolated and emotionally depressed. Family and friends no longer see the addict in a positive light, and repairing the broken trust is difficult, if not impossible. Increased isolation and financial disruption propel the downward spiral until the addict is left only with the drugs.

11 Prevention of Drug Abuse
You can prevent drug abuse by not doing drugs. Once you start doing drugs it is hard to stop. Never give in to the pressure of doing drugs because it can ruin your enitre life. Drugs are bad and they have a big impact on your life, they can ruin your life, and your future.

12 Symptoms of Drug Abuse 1. you need it everyday 2. your body is going through withdrawals like ;vomiting,sweating, cramps, nausea, coldness when its hot, etc your acting differently--mood swings 4. you start stealing, asking family or friends for more money. 5. AND MANY MORE, ETC

13 Drugs and Behavior Some chemical compounds affect different parts of an organism in various ways including the brain and central nervous system generally. For a detailed answer on how various drugs impact the central nervous system, link to a website that references the various drugs and their idiosyncrasies.

14 Addiction of Drug Abuse
Drug abuse is an increasing problem in our affluent societies and carries great social and economic costs through its impacts on crime and health. Official policy in the Western world for the past 50 years has been to treat addicts as criminals and to punish them, but this has manifestly failed to prevent the increase in drug abuse. Nor have campaigns to educate people about the dangers of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol had anything other than relatively minor effects. From the neuroscientist's point of view addiction is increasingly seen as an organic disorder of brain function; if this could be better understood we might be able to offer more effective treatments to addicts.

15 Examples Steroid Abuse Weed Abuse Oxycodine Abuse

16 Facts About Drug Abuse Alcohol kills 6.5 times more youth than all other illicit drugs combined. Traffic crashes are the greatest single cause of death for all persons age 6–33. About 45% of these fatalities are alcohol-related crashes. More than 60% of teens said that drugs were sold, used, or kept at their school. Crystal meth has become the most dangerous drug problem of small town America. Kids between 12 and 14 that live in smaller towns are 104% more likely to use meth than those who live in larger cities. Youth who drink alcohol are 50 times more likely to use cocaine than young people who never drink alcohol. About 64% of teens (12-17) who have abused pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives, often without their knowledge. While rates of illicit drug use are declining, the rate of prescription drug use remains high. 15.4% of HS seniors reported non-medical use of at least one prescription medication within the past year. In 2008, 1.9 million youth age 12 to 17 abused prescription drugs. Around 28% of teens know a friend or classmate who has used ecstasy, with 17% knowing more than one user. By the 8th grade, 52% of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 41% have smoked cigarettes, and 20% have used marijuana. Teenagers whose parents talk to them regularly about the dangers of drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those whose parents don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

17 Social Effects of Drug Abuse
Isolation Isolation is the most common social effect of drug abuse. The drug abuser eventually maintains a connection only with his drug of choice. Financial Depending upon the drug of choice, the financial strain can be devastating. Buying drugs becomes more important to the drug addict than daily responsibilities. Relationships Close connections to the drug abuser are affected. Relationships become dysfunctional, as the co-dependent recognizes the effects of the drugs. Family Social effects on the family can be felt long after the addiction. The family can be dissolved, children can develop emotional issues and trust can be shattered.

18 Emotional Effects on Drug Abuse
People turn to alcohol and drugs for various reasons-they might like the relaxing feeling or use them to forget about troubles in their lives. But when a person relies on drugs and alcohol and starts neglecting responsibilities, it becomes substance abuse. Substance abuse can affect the user emotionally through psychological dependence and can worsen preexisting conditions, such as depression. Substance abuse also emotionally affects the people close to the user.

19 Money And Drugs When you have money and you are a drug user then you will not have a lot of money. You will do anything to find a user that is selling drugs. Drugs cost a ton of money and it’s a waste. You could be spending that money on a vacation or college or just to do something fun, Drugs aren’t fun they can destroy your life.

20 Presentation By: Austin Turner

21 Sources Deans, David. "Drug Addiction ." California State University. N.p., Web. 10 Jan <>. Barker , Joanne. "Teen Drug Abuse ." WebMD. N.p., Web. 10 Jan <>. . "Teen Substance Abuse ." Teen Drug Abuse . N.p., January 10th Web. 10 Jan <>. Powell, John. "Drug misuse ." Net Doctor . N.p., Web. 10 Jan <>. . Drug Addiction World ." Addiction . N.p., Web. 10 Jan <>. . "Helpful Rehab Strategies ." Dug Addiction . N.p., Web. 10 Jan <>.

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