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Drugs & Alcohol
BY: Crystal,Walter,Caryn,Lita,Kelsey Sources We used as a group Walter Responses Our Ideas to reduce the problem for parents Goal : Our goal as a group is to inform you on Drugs and alcohol use in our community. We will have facts,common questions and answers related to both alcohol and drugs,and our ideas on how to help reduce the problem for parents with teenagers. Model the behavior you seek
Be a positive role model yourself. Walk the talk. Don’t expect teens to stop drinking or stay away from drugs if you don’t.
Resolve personal or family issues
Seek family counseling or psychotherapy for any family issues about susbstance abuse, violence, divorce or illness in your family. Get the help you need so that you can be sure that your family unit (and teenager) are mentally healthy.
Know what’s going on
Be involved in your teenager’s life. Know who their friends are, what thet are doing and where. Encourage their independence but set appropriate limits like curfews and check-in times. Keep teens accountable with consequences for stretching beyond the limits. Teach the science of drugs and alcohol
Talk about drinking and drugs – not just the statistics, but the science behind it. This requires research on the brain science of what substances do to the body. A good place to start is NIDA for Teens or The Science of Addiction.
Know the law
Research your state’s laws around underage drinking and drug use. Then, sit down with your teenager and review the legal consequences of getting caught.
Create a drinking and drug contract
A family drinking and drug contract helps make expectations and rules clear about alcohol consumption for teens and parents. And it brings issues into the open. For example, offer to always be available to drive your teenager home if they end up at a party and either get drunk or high, or their ride gets drunk or high. Check out our Sample Teen Drinking and Drug Family Contract for download here.
Get educated about substance abuse
Know the warning signs of teen drinking or drug problems (and the factors that increase risk such as depression, family history of addiction or social transitions), and have a plan for seeking help if your family needs it.. Help find alternative activity options for your teen
Learn about community and school activities that may interest your teen and encourage him/her to participate. Teenagers who are active in sports, volunteering, social or church groups are less likely to get bored, or seek out . Look outside the family for mentoring help
Encourage your teenager to seek and find a positive mentor outside the family who will reinforce your family’s beliefs and values. Your teen can formally seek a mentor through religious or spiritual groups or informally through sports teams or school activities. Then, check in with your teen’s mentor to get another perspective on his/her life.
One-on-one time regularly spend time with your teenager and give your loving, undivided attention. Some sample activities to share: a walk, bowling, playing tennis, a bike ride, a quiet dinner out, or cooking together. Drugs & Alcohol In Our Community Common Questions Responses Lita 1.Why do people get involved with drugs or alcohol?
2.What age group is more likely involved?
3.What outside influences shape our views on drugs and alcohol?
4.What resources are available for people who have an addiction to drugs or alcohol?
5. What are the common characteristics seen among infants and children whose mothers used alcohol, tobacco or other drugs while pregnant? Caryn 10.How can I tell if a friend has a drinking problem?
11. Can you get addicted even though you only do it once in a while?
12.: Does marijuana use lead to the use of other drugs?
13.Are alcoholism and drug addiction genetically inherited?
14.What drugs are the most commonly abused? Responses Kelsey Crystal 19. What does 'drug use' mean?

20. Why do some people react differently to alcohol than others? Responses Basically their is 5 stages that a person who is using drugs goes through,not necerassily in this exact order they can move from one type of user to another at any given time. The 5 stages are

Experimental use - A person 'tries out' a particular drug. Experimental use refers to 'once off' or very short-term drug use.
Recreational use - A person uses one or more drugs in a deliberate or controlled way. Sometimes called social drug use, recreational use can occur very occasionally or every weekend or several times a week.

Situational use - A person uses drugs to cope with the demands of particular situations.

Intensive use - A person consumes a heavy amount of drugs over a short period of time, or use is continuous over a number of days or weeks.

Dependent use - With dependent use the person has little or no control over their drug use. They feel compelled to use in order to feel normal or to cope. Often called addiction, dependency is the result of prolonged, regular use of increasing amounts of the drug. Individual reactions to alcohol vary, and are influenced by many factors, including but not limited to:


Race or ethnicity.

Physical condition (weight, fitness level, etc).

Amount of food consumed before drinking.

How quickly the alcohol was consumed.

Use of drugs or prescription medicines.

Family history of alcohol problems. Resources In Our Community http://local.soberrecovery.com/Help_for_Alcoholics_Madison_WI-r1298715-Madison_WI.htmlSchools
Madison Rehab Center
Alcohol Rehab Center
New Start Programhttp://local.soberrecovery.com/Help_for_Alcoholics_Madison_WI-r1298715-Madison_WI.html (Meriter)
Connections Counseling
Mental Health Center of Dane County
Drug Rehab Centehttp://local.soberrecovery.com/Help_for_Alcoholics_Madison_WI-r1298715-Madison_WI.htmlrs 1. www.soberrecovery.com
6. http://www.ncadd.org/index.php/for-youth/faqsfact2
7. http://www.ncaatorg/index.php/for-friends-and-familyfaqsfacts/181
12. http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/drinking-coffee-when-drunk-makes-sober.htm 6.How much alcohol is safe, what type of alcohol is safe and is there a time when alcohol is "safe" during pregnancy?
7. What’s an okay amount to drink?
8. What does getting drunk do to you?
9. Does coffee sober people up quicker? 14.What drugs are the most commonly abused?
15.Why do some people become addicted, while others don’t?
16.Since treatment didn’t work the first time, there’s no point in trying again, right?
17.How quickly can someone become addicted to alcohol and drugs?
18.What are the laws relating to drug use? believes the drugs are good for them, wants to know how the drug feels. Peer pressure, there parents are addicted 1. 2. 15-24 years old group is likely to get involved. 3. Peers, friends, parent values, the media. 4. Personal counseling, state founding, court,
rehab places, resort, treatments,& go to the doctors. 5. FAS(Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), learning disabilities,
developmental delay, social inhibitions, born already
addicted. 10. start showing up to work late, not doing do what there supposed to do.
start smelling it on there breath
go out more, sleep around more, and get in trouble more.
Acting Differently
11) Definately, because you already have the gen that can make you addicted. One time can do it.
12)If you use marijuana you know how to use other drugs and know who can give it to you.
13)Any family member can have a higher chance of getting addicted and you can to, it just wont be a high risk.
14)Alcohol, tobacco and marijuana
15)Because some people have self control are more strong willed cant get enough of drugs so they become addicted. CCHXKJC Responses 7. In recent years the advice on safe alcohol
consumption has changed, from being recommended as 14 units per week(for women) 21 units(for men) ti 2-3 units a day for woman and 3-4 for men. The reason for the change was that many people would "save up" for the weekend
-One unit of wine is based on a really small glass(125 mL) with a 9 percent alcohol
There is no safe amount to drink for pregnant woman.
8.The first few hours after drinking. One of the most rapid effects of alcohol is on the central nervous system(CNS), which controls a range of vital body functions not least the sense organs, muscles controlling speech as well as the sweat glands in the skin.
Alcohol also affect the outer layer of the brain the frontal cortex, the region is concerned with conscious thought which is why people under the influence often lose their inhibitution
-The kidneys direct fluids straight to the bladder, making you urinate excessively and speeding up the loss of fluid from the body causing hydration
After being drunk= hangover, headache, dizziness, thirst, paleness. Lita's continued Responses Coffee does not help you get sober. If you're plastered, you're going to have to wait several hours for the alcohol to leave your system on its own. Drinking coffee won't make your body metabolize alcohol faster. 9. . By: Angelita, Crystal, Kelsey,Walter,Crystal Dont smoke weed to fit in! > Addictscience.com
> www.fda.gov/regulatoryinformation/legislation
> www.drugaddictionretreat.com www.drugabuse.gov/drug-abuse/commonly-abused-drugs-chart Get high on life not drugs Any questions? http://teens.drugabuse.gov/ -Tobacco is by far the most
-Followed by alcohol
Hallucinaogens 14 15.We must first ask "what constitutes drug addiction?"
We must first ask "what constitutes drug addiction?"
-The continued use of a drug despite its negative consequences on health, responsibilities and relationships.
-Maintaining a supply of a drug so as to never run out.
-Spending lots of time getting high, trying to get high or thinking about getting high.

There are several factors that influence risk of drug addiction.
-Repeated use of a drug can cause permanent brain changes.
-Genetics, like metabolism, brain chemistry and family history of addiction.
-Using at a young age, specifically before 15 years of age.
-Depression, schizophrenia or other mental health disorders.

16. Since treatment didnt work the first time, its not worth trying again right?
-There are three types of addiction, certian drugs are effective at producing some types while other drugs produce all three types.
-Physical - The addicts chemistry changes to accomidate the presence of a drug.
-Emotional - The addict needs the drug just to get through the day.
-Contrasted Withdrawl - The addict continues use to delay immediate withdrawl symptoms.
-There are two main theories about this. . .
-If the consequences of using a drug outweigh the benefits, the person should quit using the drug. If the benefits outweight the consequences, use of the drug should be continued.
-Drug use always has negative consequences and quittting is always the right thing to do Walters Responses Continued 17.
How quickly can someone become addicted?
There are several factors influencing this.
-The type of drug used.
-Genetic and mental heath factors.
-Amount of drug used, and rate at which it is used.
-Predisposition for emotional dependency.
18.There are four tiers of controlled substances, and laws vary from state to state. Assuming it is an offenders first time for a first tier violation, one can recieve a fine of up to $500. For a tier two violation, one can revieve up to six months in jail and an $1000 fine. For a tier three violation, one can revieve up to a year in jail and a $2000 fine. For a tier four violation, one can recieve up to ten years in jail and a $25000 fine.1
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