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Types of Drugs
Transcript of Types of Drugs
Cigars, and Chewing Tobacco all have Nicotine:
Nicotine is the most addictive drug
Nicotine causes more long term health problems than any other drug.
Increased blood pressure and heart rate.
Lung, Mouth, and Throat cancer.
A drug is a substance which may have mind altering, intoxicating, performance enhancing or other harmful effects when taken or put into a human body and is not considered a food.
Drugs are chemical substances that affect the CNS.
Who knows what CNS stands for?
What is a Drug?
The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and a complex network of neurons. This system is responsible for sending, receiving, and interpreting information from all parts of the body.
Central Nervous System
Types Of Drugs
(uppers) – Speed up the brain and central nervous system. Examples are caffeine (coffee, tea) nicotine (cigarettes), amphetamines, speed, cocaine and diet pills.
(downers) – Slow down the brain and central nervous system. Examples are alcohol, beer, wine, vodka, gin etc heroin, tranquilizers, sleeping pills.
– These drugs alter the user’s state of consciousness. (Distort auditory and visual sensations). Examples are LSD, ecstasy, magic mushrooms, marijuana.
-Blunt, dope, grass, herb, joint, bud, Mary Jane, pot, green, trees, and weed.
- Slowed reaction time, impaired balance, increased heart rate, anxiety, and panic attacks.
- Cough, frequent respiratory infections, mental health decline, and addiction.
-Found in Beer, Wine, and Liquor.
-Slurred speech, nausea, loss of coordination, visual distortions, impaired memory, and loss of consciousness.
-Increased risk of injuries, violence, fetal damage (in pregnant women), depression and addiction.
- Smack, horse, brown sugar, dope, H, Junk, skunk, and cheese.
Heroin is a “downer”, it affects brain’s pleasure systems – interferes with brains ability to feel pain
- Laudanum, big O, black stuff, block, gum and hop.
- Drowsiness, impaired coordination,dizziness,confusion, nausea and trouble breathing.
Constipation, hepatitis, HIV, addiction and fatal overdose.
-Blow, bump, C, candy, charlie, coke, crack, flake, rock, snow and powder.
Cocaine is a stimulant drug-more alert and energetic
Cocaine can be one of the hardest drugs to quit
Meth, ice, crank, chalk, crystal, fire, glass and speed.
When body is stimulated by meth it causes irreversible damage
-Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, tremors, irritability, anxiety, panic, paranoia, and violent behavior.
Weight loss,insomnia,cardiovascular complications, stroke, seizures, addiction, nasal damage, and severe dental issues.
This is also known as the "date rape drug".
Damages neurons in your brain, impairing your senses, memory, judgment, and coordination
Makes user very relaxed, confused, “spaced-out”
Affects your self-control - can make you unconscious and immobilizes you
Causes a kind of amnesia-user doesn’t remember what they said or did while on the drug
Comes in a form of a pill, or sometimes powder mixed with a drink, or put into someone’s drink if someone is trying to harm you
The effects wear off in a few hours, and you cannot remember what happened after you black out.
roids, juice, gym candy, and pumpers.
paint thinners, gasoline, glues, gases, Toly, poppers, snappers, and whippets.
Stimulation, headache, nausea or vomiting, slurred speech, and loss of motor coordination.
blood clotting and cholesterol changes, liver cysts, aggression, acne, depression, memory impairment, damage to nervous systems, unconsciousness, and sudden death.
oxycodone and morphine.
drowsiness, reduced anxiety, slurred speech, poor concentration, confusion, dizziness, impaired coordination and memory.
increased heart rate and blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, paranoia, distorted visual perceptions, and impaired motor function.
acid, blotter, cubes, microdot yellow sunshine, and blue heaven.
Magic mushrooms, purple passion, shrooms, and little smoke.
Increased body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, sleeplessness, impulsive behavior and rapid shifts in emotion.
-Flashbacks, Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder,spots, auras, and other visual disturbances.
Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse is using prescription medication in a way that isn’t prescribed by a health care practitioner, or using someone else’s prescription.
The effects can be very harmful or even deadly.