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Types of Drugs

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Maryam Ahmed

on 22 April 2014

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The Path of Destruction
Cigars, and Chewing Tobacco all have Nicotine:
Nicotine is the most addictive drug
Nicotine causes more long term health problems than any other drug.

Acute Effects
Increased blood pressure and heart rate.

Health Risks
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.

Acute Effects
- Slowed reaction time, impaired balance, increased heart rate, anxiety, and panic attacks.

Health Risks
- Cough, frequent respiratory infections, mental health decline, and addiction.
Ethyl Alcohol
-Found in Beer, Wine, and Liquor.

Acute Effects
-Slurred speech, nausea, loss of coordination, visual distortions, impaired memory, and loss of consciousness.

Health Risks
-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.

Acute Effects
- Drowsiness, impaired coordination,dizziness,confusion, nausea and trouble breathing.

Health Risks-
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

Acute Effects
-Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, tremors, irritability, anxiety, panic, paranoia, and violent behavior.

Health Risks-
Weight loss,insomnia,cardiovascular complications, stroke, seizures, addiction, nasal damage, and severe dental issues.
Age 18
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Age 28
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.
Other Compounds
Anabolic Steroids
roids, juice, gym candy, and pumpers.

paint thinners, gasoline, glues, gases, Toly, poppers, snappers, and whippets.

Acute Effects-
Stimulation, headache, nausea or vomiting, slurred speech, and loss of motor coordination.

Health Risks-
blood clotting and cholesterol changes, liver cysts, aggression, acne, depression, memory impairment, damage to nervous systems, unconsciousness, and sudden death.
Prescription Drugs
Pain Medications-
Dilaudid, oxymorhphone,
oxycodone and morphine.

Acute Effects-
drowsiness, reduced anxiety, slurred speech, poor concentration, confusion, dizziness, impaired coordination and memory.

Health Risks-
increased heart rate and blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, paranoia, distorted visual perceptions, and impaired motor function.
Prescription Drugs
acid, blotter, cubes, microdot yellow sunshine, and blue heaven.

Magic mushrooms, purple passion, shrooms, and little smoke.

Acute Effects-
Increased body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, sleeplessness, impulsive behavior and rapid shifts in emotion.

Health Risks
-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.
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