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Drugs and drug abuse
Transcript of Drugs and drug abuse
What knowledge do CPU students have about drug abuse?
What worked and didn't work in your survey?
What would you do differently?
What was the best part of your entire project?
The pathways to addiction can never be prevented.
Family's believes and attitudes
exposure to the wrong peer group
Problems that follow
Keeping up financially
Can cause family issues
Can cause Crime
Fights and violence
Before and after Meth
Facial Musculature and fat
Teeth and gums
Increased estimated age
Students in CPU do not have the knowledge and understanding of social aspects of drugs and how it leads to dependency and addiction, which results to major health implications. The lack of knowledge and the growing amount of naivety increases the chance of CPU students getting involved, as they aren’t completely aware of the consequences that might occur.
The Meth High
Euphoria or Emotional Blunting
Sense of Empowerment -- Which Can Lead to Aggression
delusions and hallucinations
difficult to sleep or eat
Forms of Meth
How they take it
Street names for
Crystal, Crystal Glass, Crystal Meth
Christina, Tina, Cris, Cristy
Chalk, Chalk Dust
How They Make Meth
common pills for colds are "cooked" to extract ingredients to increase its strength.
combined with other ingredents such as:
The dangerous chemicals are potentially explosive
The production of one pound of methamphetamine produces five pounds of waste.
“When I gave my three-year-old son some cheese to eat, I did not know that I was giving him poisoned food. I was too stoned on meth to notice, until twelve hours later, that my son was deathly ill. But then I was so stoned it took me two hours to figure out how to get him to the hospital five miles away. By the time I got to the emergency room my boy was pronounced dead of a lethal dose of ammonia hydroxide—one of the chemicals used to make meth.” —Melanie
Shrooms and hallucinogens
How is it consumed?
Where does it come from?
Processed from morphine extracted from certain varieties of poppy plants.
Intervenious injections - 7 to 8 seconds
Intramuscular injections 5 to 9 minutes
Sniffing or smoking - 10 to 15 minutes
Hot & Cold Flash
Loss of appetites
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom, if I can
'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
And I'll tell ya, things aren't quite the same
When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' son
And you can't help me now, you guys
Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life
Because a Mainer to my vein
Leads to a center in my head
And then I'm better off and dead
Because when the smack begins to flow
I really don't care anymore
Long term effects on Heroin:
Infection diseases HIV/AIDS
Infection of heart lining and Valves
Lindsay Lohan Say What?
“You believe that coke will increase your perceptions, that it will allow you to surpass yourself, that you will be able to control things. It’s bloody nonsense. After a while you don’t pay your bills anymore, you don’t wash yourself anymore, you give up your friends, your family. You will become defenseless and alone.” —Nigel
A high-priced way of getting high
A short-lived, intense high that is immediately followed by the opposite—intense depression, edginess and a craving for more of the drug.
Heroin- The Velvet Underground
What are bath salts?
Psychoactive bath salts are designer drug of abuse that has led to report of dangerous intoxication
Bath salts are central nervous system stimulants that inhibit the norepinephrine dopamine reuptake system and can lead to serious and fatal adverse reactions.
High Blood Pressure
How to consume?
Bath Salts CRAY!
What is it?
synthetic mind altering drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogenic
Long term effects:
Increased blood pressure and heart rate
Affects the brain chemical serotonin that helps the brain communicate with each other
Memory loss may occur
Interference with the body ability to regulate temperature causing hypothermia and even liver kidney and cardiovascular failure
Also Known As:
Rapid heart rate
Increased blood pressure
Increased rate of breathing
Increased appetite, or "the munchies"
Slowed reaction time
Distorted sense of time
Magical or "random" thinking
Short-term memory loss
Anxiety and depression
Symptoms of Withdrawal
Difficultly in sleeping
On the Road to Drug Abuse
Tolerance builds up
"I was given my first joint in the playground of my school. I’m a heroin addict now, and I’ve just finished my eighth treatment for drug addiction.” —Christian
When the immediate ‘rush’ of the cocaine has worn off, the person may experience a ‘crash’.
nsomnia and exhaustion
anxiety, paranoia and psychosis
eating disorders and weight loss
hypertension and irregular heart beat
sensitivity to light and sound
cerebral atrophy (wasting of the brain) and impaired thinking.
Effects related to method of taking cocaine
Repeated snorting damages the nasal lining and the nasal septum
Smoking crack cocaine can cause breathing difficulties, chronic cough, bronchitis and other respiratory problems.
Cocaine is often ‘cut’ with substances that are poisonous when injected. They can cause collapsed veins, abscesses and damage to the heart, liver and brain.
If injected into the skin, cocaine can cause severe vasoconstriction, which may prevent blood flowing to the tissue, potentially resulting in severe tissue damage.
What are they!?
Mushrooms are a fungus that grows from a spore in the dirt or on a decaying plan material such as a log.
Also known As:
Considered a recreational drug
Could Lead to:
Loss of Appetite and numbness
Some smoke marijuana to combat the nausea
Are they legal?