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Prescription and illegal drug use
Transcript of Prescription and illegal drug use
Images from Shutterstock.com Illegal Drugs
A drug whose production or use is prohibited or strictly controlled via prescription. Illegal Drugs Cocaine Cocaine is a type of powder drug that is used
in order to feel high.
It is highly addictive and leaves you:
extremely alert. Marijuana: Popular drug (aka Cannabis).
It is smoked through pipe, bong, or joint.
It leaves you:
talkative Heroin & Steroids Heroin is a type of illegal drug which
is extremely addictive, cheap, and popular in
urban areas. (It can be taken by pill form or
injected through the veins. It is fast acting
and highly addictive)
Heroin leaves you:
* Steroids are different than Heroin, but used the
same type, only for athletes to boost their muscles capacity. Prescription drugs can be bad or good depending on how people use it. Amphetamine, Depressants, Opioids: A prescription drug that are taken by pill. It is used for:
focus in fatigue and appetite
recreational and performance enhancer Side effects include stunted growth in young people and sleep
anxiety. Physical Effect:
blood shot eyes
dry and/or itchy skin
chronic/high doses seizure
heart attack and may result in death. Psychological effects
paranoia Withdrawal symptoms consist primarily of mental fatigue, mental depression and increased appetite. Prescription Drugs
Use of a drug (medication) authorized by a registered physician and prescribed for patient. ILLEGAL DRUGS
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS Symptoms may last for days with occasional use and weeks or months with chronic use, with severity dependent on the length of time and the amount of amphetamine used. Withdrawal symptoms may also include:
suicidal thoughts Why do people use drugs?
Because they want to:
To fit in
To escape or relax
To relieve boredom
To seem grown up
To experiment Consequences of using drugs:
Kills the mind (creativity, critical thinking,
Accidents, crime, domestic violence, illness, lost opportunity, and reduced productivity
tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), hepatitis, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Death and Prison Programs that help you recover from drugs: