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1 The Health Risks of Drug Use (2:49) Click here to launch videoClick here to download print activity
2 Do Now: Pick 3 words and write down the definition. substance abuse – Pg. 592illegal drugs – Pg. 592illicit drug – Pg. 592Overdose – Pg. 593Addiction – Pg. 594
3 Today’s ObjectivesList and describe 3 factors that influence teens decision to use drugs.Explain how drugs impact a person’s physical, mental and social health.List potential consequences for an individual who uses illegal drugs.List the consequences of pregnant mothers using illegal drugs.
4 Drug misuse and substance abuse are life-threatening behaviors.
5 Substance AbuseSubstance abuse includes the use of illegal substances, as well as the misuse of legal substances.Medicines can be accidentally used in an improper way or intentionally abused.
6 Substance AbuseSubstance abuse includes the overuse, or multiple use of a drug, use of an illegal drug, or use of a drug with alcohol.Substance abuseAny unnecessary or improper use of chemical substances for non-medical purposes
7 Substance abuse includes: Overuse of a drugMultiple use of a drugSubstance abuse includes:Use of an illegal drugUse of a drug with alcohol
8 Some abused substances are illegal drugs. Substance AbuseSome abused substances are illegal drugs.Illegal drugsChemical substances that people of any age may not lawfully manufacture, possess, buy, or sell
9 Substance AbuseIllicit drug use includes the sale of prescription drugs to those for whom the drugs are not intended.Illicit drug useThe use or sale of any substance that is illegal or otherwise not permitted
10 Factors That Influence Teens Peer PressureFamily MembersRole ModelsMedia MessagesPerceptions of Drug BehaviorMisleading Information
11 Factors That Influence Teens Role models can influence you to avoid drugs.
12 How Drugs Affect Your Health Illegal drug use can lead to death.Substance abuse is a leading cause of crime, suicide, and unintentional injuries.
13 How Drugs Affect Your Health Abusing drugs puts you at risk of an overdose or of contracting infectious diseases such as hepatitis B and HIV.OverdoseA strong, sometimes fatal reaction to taking a large amount of a drug
14 How Drugs Affect Your Health Abusing drugs affects your mental health by impairing your ability to reason and think.The influence of illegal drug use may cause teens to behave in ways that go against their values.
15 How Drugs Affect Your Health Abusing drugs affects your social health in these and other ways:Teens who use drugs may lose friendships with teens who choose to live drug-free.Relationships with family members may suffer.
16 Other Effects of Drug Use People who abuse drugs can develop tolerance.This is a condition in which the body becomes accustomed to the drug and causes the user to experience a need for more and more of the drug to achieve the desired effect.
17 Other Effects of Drug Use Psychological dependence: A drug abuser believes that a drug is needed in order to feel good or to function normally.
18 Other Effects of Drug Use Physiological dependence: A drug abuser develops a chemical need for a drug and experiences symptoms of withdrawal when the effects of the drug wear off.
19 Other Effects of Drug Use A person with an addiction is someone who requires persistent, compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.AddictionA physiological or psychological dependence on a drug
20 Other Effects of Drug Use A user takes a drug to experience short-term pleasure.The Addiction CycleThe user takes the drug again to relieve withdrawal symptoms and repeat the feelings of short-term pleasure.As the effects of the drug wear off, the user then experiences symptoms of withdrawal.
21 Other Effects of Drug Use Drug use leads to changes in thinking and the lowering of inhibitions.
22 Drugs Take a Heavy TollIn addition to the physical risks to a person’s health, substance abuse can damage all aspects of your life.Drug use can create problems that affect a user’s physical, mental/emotional, and social health.
23 Consequences for the Individual Teens who use illegal drugs maystop pursuing interests and goals.be depressed.engage in dangerous behaviors.be at risk of suicide.engage in sexual activity.be involved in violence or crime.act recklessly.be arrested.
24 Consequences for the Individual Some states automatically suspend the driving privileges of minors convicted of a drug offense.
25 Consequences for Friends and Family Teens who use illegal drugs may stop spending time with friends who value a drug-free lifestyle.Family members who feel responsible for their loved ones feel the burden of the emotional and financial costs of drug abuse.
26 Consequences for Others If a pregnant female takes drugs, those drugs are passed to the fetus.The fetus may be born with birth defects, behavioral problems, or a drug addiction.
27 Consequences for Society Illegal drug use can result in a rise in drug-related crime and violence.Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) can result in collisions that cause injuries and deaths.
28 The consequences of drug abuse—mental, emotional, physical, legal, and social—are 100 percent preventable.By choosing a drug-free lifestyle, you avoid these consequences.
30 Exit Ticket_______ is any unnecessary or improper use of chemical substances for nonmedical purposes.Which of the following is NOT usually a factor in deciding to use an illegal drug?a. Peer pressure at schoolb. The original source of the drugc. How role models live their livesd. Messages on television and in movies
32 Answers 1) Substance Abuse 2) B. The original source of the drug 3) A strong sometimes fatal reaction to taking a large amount ofa drug.
33 After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary What is an overdose?A strong, sometimes fatal reaction to taking a large amount of a drug
34 After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary How can an addiction affect your health?Addiction affects physical health by increasing the risk of contracting diseases. Your mental health is affected because drugs impair a teens’ ability to reason and think. Social health is affected because teens who use drugs may lose friendships with teens who choose to live drug-free.
35 After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary How does drug abuse affect society?It can lead to crime and violence, as well as injury and death from vehicle collisions. These effects also have an economic cost to society.