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1 Are You In The Know?

2 Categories Drugs in General Prescription Drugs and Over-the-Counter Medications Alcohol Marijuana Tobacco Women and Drugs Pregnancy, Babies and Drugs

3 Category: Drugs in General

4 True or False? Tobacco is the most popular drug in the world. 4

5 False Caffeine is the world's most popular drug. It can be found in coffee, tea, chocolate, colas, and energy drinks. 5

6 True or False? Hallucinogens are drugs that distort reality. 6

7 True Hallucinogens (such as Ketamines, magic mushrooms and LCD) is a group of drugs that distort reality. 7

8 True or False? Drug misuse is using drugs in a way that they weren't intended. 8

9 True Drug misuse is defined as the use of drugs in a way that they weren’t intended (and increase the risk to your health and safety) 9

10 True or False? Marijuana is the most commonly used drug among students from grades 7 to 12. 10

11 False Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among high school students. In 2011 55% of students reported drinking alcohol in the past year. 11

12 True or False? Taking more drugs that your body can handle is called Drug Abuse. 12

13 False Taking more drugs than your body can handle is called Drug Overdose At this point your body perceives the drugs as poison and this causes an adverse reaction. 13

14 True or False? Drug withdrawal has only psychological symptoms. 14

15 False 15 Headaches, anxiety, nausea and fatigue are all physical symptoms of withdrawal When your body becomes dependent on a drug and then is deprived of it, you can experience these symptoms and more

16 Category: Prescription Drugs and Over-the-counter Medications 16

17 True or False? Drugs bought at a pharmacy are always safe. 17

18 False Prescription drugs are safe when taken following the instructions on the label or the doctor’s instructions. 18

19 True or False? Opioids are the prescription drug most often abused by youth. 19

20 True Opioids (such as codeine, morphine, or opium) have become the most common prescription drugs used by teenagers to get high. 20

21 True or False? Drowsiness, injury, and death are 3 dangers of taking prescription drugs to get high? 21

22 True The risks of taking prescription drugs to get high are: Making risky decisions Being injured or killed because of fighting Becoming very drowsy- so drowsy that its difficult to awaken the person Dying from an overdose. 22

23 True or False? Most teens get the prescription drugs they abuse from their parents' medicine cabinet. 23

24 True Friends and the family medicine cabinet are the major sources of these drugs. More than seventy percent of people who abuse prescription painkillers say they get them from family or friends. 24

25 True or False? Teens find it easier to get high on over-the- counter medicine than with illegal drugs. 25

26 True Teens find misusing prescription drugs it is the least expensive and easiest way of getting high and can be attained without having their motives questioned. 26

27 Category: Alcohol 27

28 True or False? There are no visible symptoms of alcohol poisoning. 28

29 False Some of the visible symptoms of alcohol poisoning are: Vomiting (vomiting is your body’s way to get rid of a poison) Passing out (passing out is the result of your central nervous system being depressed) Blacking out 29

30 True or False? Binge drinking is defined as having 3 drinks at the same bar. 30

31 False Binge Drinking is having 5 drinks or more in one sitting (one drinking session) 31

32 True or False? Mixing alcohol with coffee or energy drinks will make a person more alert.

33 False Energy drinks usually make a person feel alert because they contain caffeine and other stimulants. But combining them with alcohol doesn’t work the same way. You might feel more alert but you won’t actually be, instead of sobering up it will produce a complicated cocktail for your brain. 33

34 True or False? Alcohol increases the likelihood of unprotected sex. 34

35 True Being under the influence of alcohol increases chances of having unwanted/unprotected sex Alcohol affects the part of your brain that controls your judgement. 35

36 True or False? The best way to get sober when you have been drinking is to take medicine (e.g. aspirins). 36

37 False Sleeping is the best way to become sober. It allows your body to rest and allows it to clear the alcohol out of your system and cleanse it. The longer you sleep the better you will feel in the morning. Drinking water helps clean your body. Getting fresh air, some exercise, and not having an empty stomach also help! 37

38 True or False? A designated driver is a person who does not take drugs nor drinks to provide a safe ride home. 38

39 True A designated driver is someone who is chosen (before the party) as the safe ride home and thus he/she does not take drugs nor drinks alcohol at the party. ( BUT a driver’s ability to drive safely can still be affected if all the passengers are drunk) 39

40 Category: Marijuana 40

41 True or False? 41 Marijuana is a chemically engineered drug.

42 False Marijuana comes from the Cannabis plant. Cannabis is the scientific name for marijuana, plus there are many other slang terms such as pot, hash, weed etc. 42

43 True or False? Marijuana can affect someone's school work 43

44 True 44 Marijuana affects memory, judgment, and perception. The drug can make you mess up in school, in sports or clubs, or with your friends. If you’re high on marijuana, you are more likely to make mistakes that could embarrass or even hurt you.

45 True or False? Since marijuana is natural (because it comes from a plant) it is good for you. 45

46 False 46 Although marijuana is a plant that doesn’t mean that it is good for you; it is being mixed with over 100 chemicals that can cause serious health problems

47 True or False? There is more tar in marijuana than in tobacco. 47

48 True Research shows there are 3-5 times the amount of tar in the lungs from smoking marijuana. Tar is known to cause breathing problems. 48

49 True or False? Growing marijuana is legal in Canada. 49

50 False Marijuana is currently a controlled substance. It is a criminal offense to import, export, possess, grow, sell, give, or traffic. 50

51 Category: Tobacco 51

52 True or False? Nicotine is the substance in cigarettes that makes them addictive. 52

53 True Nicotine(there are more than 500 additives in tobacco cigarettes, creating over 4000 chemical components when they are burned; BUT it is the nicotine that is addictive, whether in cigarettes, gum or patch) Nicotine(there are more than 500 additives in tobacco cigarettes, creating over 4000 chemical components when they are burned; BUT it is the nicotine that is addictive, whether in cigarettes, gum or patch) 53 Nicotine is the substance that makes cigarettes addictive. Nicotine addiction is both physical and psychological.

54 True or False? Arsenic can be found in cigarettes. 54

55 True Arsenic is found in Cigarettes, Pesticides, Insecticides. Arsenic is a poison that has the potential to cause damage to the skin, lungs, blood vessels and heart. 55

56 True or False? The pleasurable effects of nicotine last five minutes. 56

57 False The pleasurable effects of nicotine last about an hour. After that the craving cycle begins again. 57

58 True or False? Yellow teeth are a common side effect of smoking. 58

59 True Some of the common effects of smoking are: Yellow teeth, Lungs hurt, Persistent coughing 59

60 True or False? The legal age to buy cigarettes in Ontario is 18. 60

61 False The legal age is 19. (under the Smoke Free Ontario Act, which came into effect in 2006) 61

62 Category: Women and Drugs 62

63 True or False? Tylenol #3 is a drug that is more commonly used by guys rather than girls. 63

64 False Tylenol #3 is more commonly used by girls than by guys 64

65 True or False? Girls generally use drugs to improve their confidence. 65

66 True Girls usually use drugs to improve mood and increase confidence. Their reasons are generally different than the ones given by guys; girls use drugs to decrease tension, lose weight and fit in with their peer group. 66

67 True or False? Women have a stronger reaction than men to the same amount of alcohol because it reacts with estrogen. 67

68 False Because women have less water in their body so the blood/alcohol concentration is largerBecause women have less water in their body so the blood/alcohol concentration is larger 68 There are 2 reasons why women have a stronger reaction than men to the same amount of alcohol: 1. Percentage of body fat compared to water. Females generally have more fat& less water in their bodies. Alcohol is water soluble, so less water in the body translates to a higher blood alcohol concentration. 2. Females have less of the active enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase which begins to break down alcohol in the stomach lining. Less enzyme means more alcohol in the system.

69 True or False? Developing Breast Cancer is a risk that can be increased with each additional drink a woman takes. 69

70 True Research shows the risk for developing breast cancer later in life increases for every drink you take. 70

71 True or False? We can prevent young women from having problems with drug use by increasing their self esteem, coping skills, and peer support. 71

72 False Some of the ways we can prevent young women from having problems with drug use include: Increasing their confidence and self esteem Giving them the skills to cope and meet life’s challenges Helping them give and get support from their peers 72

73 Category: Pregnancy, Babies and Drugs 73

74 True or False? The law cannot punish adults smoking with minors in a motor vehicle. 74

75 False A new law passed in 2009 in Ontario prohibits smoking in a motor vehicle with a minor under the age of 16. 75

76 True or False? Ecstasy is the most frequently used illicit drug during pregnancy. 76

77 False Marijuana is the most frequently used illicit drug during pregnancy Reports estimate use ranging from 3-30% among pregnant women. 77

78 True or False? Hyperactivity, depression, and anxiety are some risks that a child may suffer if their mother used cannabis heavily during their pregnancy. 78

79 True Hyperactivity,Depression and anxiety, Problems with memory can result from heavy use of marijuana during pregnancy. These effects are often delayed until the child is 3-6 years old or older. 79

80 True or False? Doctors have discovered an optimal amount of alcohol that can be drunk safely during pregnancy. 80

81 False There is no proven safe level for alcohol during pregnancy. Although the evidence is that heavy drinking causes Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, research cannot establish a safe level for alcohol and therefore no alcohol at all is seen as the safest practice. 81

82 True or False? Mothers who have problems with substance abuse are reluctant to get help because of stigma. 82

83 True. Society can be blaming and judgemental. Stigma and scrutiny cause mothers not to get help for their problems. This is far more evident for aboriginal women, poor women and women of color. 83 Did you know she is pregnant?

84 Thanks For Playing Young Moms to Young Moms Having The Power To Empower 84


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