Presentation on theme: "Chemical substances that people of any age may not lawfully manufacture, possess, buy, or sell Illegal Drugs (street drugs) Drugs available only by means."— Presentation transcript:
Chemical substances that people of any age may not lawfully manufacture, possess, buy, or sell Illegal Drugs (street drugs) Drugs available only by means of a doctor’s written instructions and can be dispensed only by a licensed pharmacist Prescription Drugs Drugs that you can buy without a prescription. Can be harmful if not used properly Over-the- counter Drugs
Unlike medicines, these substances are not monitored for quality, purity, or strength Physical Consequences Brain, heart, lungs, and other vital organs Contraction of Diseases such as hepatitis B and HIV Overdose- a strong, sometimes fatal reaction to taking a large amount of a drug
a plant whose leaves, buds, and flowers are usually smoked for their intoxicating effects Marijuana:
Also known as grass, weed, and pot Hashish, or hash, is a stronger form of marijuana An individual who uses marijuana is 17 times more likely to use cocaine than one who has never used marijuana.
Substances whose fumes are sniffed and inhaled to achieve a mind-altering effect Inhalants
Glassy stare Slurred speech Impaired judgment Permanent nervous system and brain damage Sudden Death by: ◦ increasing heart rate resulting in cardiac arrest ◦ suffocation
Synthetic substances that are similar to the male sex hormone testosterone Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
The non-medical use of steroids is illegal for people of all ages in the United States Mood swings Impaired judgment resulting from feelings of invincibility Paranoia If needle injection used the risk of disease- causing viruses ex: HIV
1. An addictive drug, such as opium, that reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor. Natural and synthetic narcotics are used in medicine to control pain. 2. A soothing, numbing agent or thing
PCP Originally considered for an anesthetic but discontinued Considered an Hallucinogen, stimulant, depressant and anesthetic Induces Violent behavior Unpredictable with reactions Flashbacks can occur at anytime causing: Panic Confusion Lack of Control Symptoms Hallucinations Disorientation Impaired Coordination Coma Stupor Convulsions Decreased Heart Rate and Blood Pressure Seizures Death Overdose Induced destructive behavior
Do you think that the USA should allow Ketamine induced comas? Why or Why not?
Loss of Muscle Control Rash Fever and Sweating High Blood Pressure Loss of Consciousness Brain Damage StrokeDeathDiarrhea Abdominal Pain Nausea and Vomiting NumbnessComa Cerebral Hemorrhages SeizuresMania