Obsessive – Compulsive Behavior Think about it all the time Inability to stop Can’t stop for 3 months Continued use despite adverse consequences Health and family suffers, no job or money
Denial Yourself and parents Minimization I only do it once in awhile Rationalization At least I’m not dealing or using coke Individual Perception Alcohol isn’t a drug Family Perception: Minimize and hide
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Behavior problems and learning disabilities
Tobacco Alcohol Marijuana Harder Drugs: for example Meth, Cocaine or Heroin
Ethyl Alcohol: A family of closely-related chemicals whose molecules are made up of hydrogen, carbon and oxygen.
Alcohol is the MOST ABUSED DRUG in the United States
Slurred speech Disorientation Loss of Memory and Inhibitions Impaired Judgment Overdose Coma Death
A Can of Beer 12 ounces of 4% alcohol equals 0.48 ounces of pure ethanol A Glass of Wine 4 ounces of 12% alcohol equals 0.48 ounces of pure ethanol A Shot of Whiskey (80-Proof) 1 and 1/4 40% alcohol equals 0.50 ounces of pure ethanol
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) 0.08% = 0.00% takes 5 hours Over.25% taken to the hospital before jail
Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol. One death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion.
Rapid jerky movements Extremely high energy Grind teeth down to nerve
Don’t sleep or eat and burst of "energy" lasts a few hours, then slams the user into an exhausted, weak, crash. Unpredictable, acting friendly and then violence. Pick at imaginary bugs on their skin until it bleeds.
High dose is a stimulate like methamphetamines Red Bull can raise blood pressure to 184/126 (120/80) 6x the amount of caffeine in a Mt. Dew Lady in med-50’s was 8x the normal amount of caffeine. Convicted for driving impaired
Short high and expensive Eats up flesh
Ritalin is speed for some people. Others it balances them out. College students are taking Adderall to study. They’ll have bouncy, dilated eye
LSD stored in the fatty tissues. Flashbacks come back later. Emotional most dangerous Feelings of panic, fear sensation of a “bad trip” MDMA – Ecstasy in pill form. Stays in the system for 24 hours Salvia plant Somatic – altered bodily sensations…. Peyota Cactus Native American tribes smoked it
Illusion Hallucinations Poor Perception of time and distance Overdose Longer and more intense “trip” episodes Violence Possible death
It’s a new hallucinogen Similar to PCP Very Dangerous a-new-drug-similar-to-pcp-is-taking-off.htm a-new-drug-similar-to-pcp-is-taking-off.htm salts14m.html salts14m.html
PCP Dissociates person from pain and reality Brain receptors don’t feel pain: Used on burn victims Very dangerous Some time only lethal force will stop the person Dextromethorphan (cough syrup) Loss of memory Lasts the entire school day Blank stare and eyes look like they saw a ghost
Heroin Track Marks Shooting up in muscles. Eats at the muscle, holes, shares needles then fills with pus, can see to the bone Under the finger nails Methadone Less addictive than heroin. Methadone State Program: People can be on this free program for 3 years. Made to get them off of it, but it’s abused.
Euphoria Drowsiness Respiratory depression Nausea Overdose Slow and shallow breathing Convulsion Coma Death
Displacing amount of oxygen in the blood. People will die if too much is in the lungs. Cooking spray acts differently and coats the lungs. Short lived Once they start breathing normal air it clears it out. HUGE headaches!
Marijuana Spice Hashish: I like marijuana. It consists of the THC-rich resinous material of the cannabis plant, which is collected, dried, and then compressed. The Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan/Afghanistan are the main sources of hashish. Sinsemilla: Marijuana from seedless female hemp plants that contain very high levels of THC.
Smoking is fastest to the brain. Marijuana impairs attention span. “smoke themselves stupid” lasts 8 hours THC is 10x more potent than the 1980’s. Genetically engineered
Difficulty concentrating Euphoria Short-term memory loss Loss of depth perception Lack of motivation Lowered productivity
Synthetic marijuana Made in labs and stores sell it Chemicals are sprinkled on top of plants, like herbs 100% more potent than marijuana One step ahead of legislative to make it illegal Not fit for human consumption allsearch allsearch search search