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Science Project - Haley McCallum

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Alcohol & Drugs On The
Adolescent Body/Brain Affects Of Alcohol
On the Adolescent Brain Why Do teens start abusing
Alcohol and Drugs? My Survey I conducted a survey about our peers asking about their perspective and personal experience with drugs. I found that about more than half (75%) have never been asked to try drugs, But more of our peers thank I had thought had already been asked to try some form of drugs. Only about 25% of our peers said that they knew or had a family member that had died, or suffered in a bad way from abusing drugs and alcohol. Bibliography Alcohol impacts both behavior and brain function differently in adolescents and adults.
Adolescents are more vulnerable than adults to the effects of alcohol on learning and memory.
Alcohol affects the sleep cycle, resulting in impaired learning and memory as well as disrupted release of hormones necessary for growth and maturation.
Alcohol affects all parts of the brain, which affects coordination, emotional control, thinking, decision-making, hand-eye movement, speech, and memory.
Adolescent drinkers perform worse in school, are more likely to fall behind and have an increased risk of social problems, depression, suicidal thoughts and violence. There is a variety of reasons why teens would choose to start using drugs; they may have a hard home life, and try using drugs trying to escape from abuse; Or, their friends start using, and ask or force them to try it (Peer Pressure). Stress is also a key part when it comes to alcohol; it is known as a type of anti-depressant,
And people start using thinking it will help them feel better. Statistics On Adolescent Drinking
And Drug Abuse 755,000 reported using marijuana
83,000 reported using LSD
66,000 reported using cocaine
19,000 reported using heroin
13,000 reported using crack
-This Survey was conducted in the past year, (2012), And I can tell you that I am about 95% sure that the numbers have grown drastically. Marijuana is the most commonly used drug among 12 - 20 year old's.
The 2nd Most used drugs in that age group, would be the drug Meth. The ONE Main point that you should get out of this presintation is Just not to try drugs! It will make your life in the future much happier!

Be Smart - And dont try drugs Or alcohol.
Think First! (: What's the Big
Idea? Colorado Department of Law. (2009). Prescription drug abuse. Retrieved on 5/18/2012 at http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/prescription_drugs_abuse

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). (2009). Colorado youth risk behavior survey. Results Summary. Retrieved on 12/22/2011 at http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/yrbs/2009COH%20Summary%20Tables.pdf

National Institutes for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). (2009). A developmental perspective on underage alcohol abuse. Alcohol Alert, Retrieved on 1/6/2012 at http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA78/AA78.htm

National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA). (2011). High school and youth trends. NIDA InfoFacts, Retrieved on 12/22/2011 at http://www.nida.nih.gov/pdf/infofacts/HSYouthTrends.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2010). State-by-state data trends in substance use, mental illness. SAMHSA News, 18(4). Retrieved on 5/5/2012 at http://www.samhsa.gov/samhsaNewsletter/Volume_18_Number_4/StateDataTrends.aspx Thank
You! (: Questions? Thanks
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