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Drug and alcohol
Transcript of Drug and alcohol
2. Alcohol kills 75,000 Americans per year.
3. Teenagers whose parents talk to them regularly about the dangers of drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those whose parents don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.
4. Youth who drink alcohol are 50 times more likely to use cocaine than young people who never drink alcohol. Drugs first surfaced the United States in the 1800s. America has been at a drug war since 1840. We have been fighting drug abuse for almost a century. Four Presidents have personally waged war on drugs. Unfortunately, it is a war that we are losing. Drug abusers continue to fill our courts, hospitals, and prisons. The drug trade causes violent crime that ravages our neighborhoods. Children of drug abusers are neglected, abused, and even abandoned. The only beneficiaries of this war are organized crime members and drug dealers. Top Ten Dangerous Drugs 1. Heroin - popular street names include smack, skag, and junk.
2. Cocaine - often referred to as snow, flake, coke, and blow.
3. Barbiturates - popular slang names include yellow jackets, reds, blues, Amy's, and rainbows.
4. Street Methadone
6. Ketamine - a powerful hallucinogen, often referred to as Special K.
7. Benzodiazepines - a family of sedative drugs.
8. Amphetamines - known as greenies among baseball players.
1o. Buprenorphine - also called bupe or subbies. http://www.recoveryconnection.org/how-to-prevent-drug-addiction/