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The Positive and Negative Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Your Body, Your Lifestyle, and Your Community

Presentation number two for Bysn Youth Committee
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Miles Fuqua

on 11 January 2013

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Transcript of The Positive and Negative Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Your Body, Your Lifestyle, and Your Community

The Positive and Negative Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on
Your Body, Your Lifestyle, and Your Community In 2004, there were 12,166 people in the United States who were arrested due to cocaine.
27.5% of prisoners in the same year used cocaine prior to their arrest.

In 2008, 4.8 million Americans aged 12+ had abused cocaine in any form at least once. Cocaine Alcohol Marijuana Heroin During April 2012, 26.4% of underage persons (ages 12-20) used alcohol, and binge drinking among the same age group was 17.4%.

In 2008, 56.2% of current underage drinkers (ages 12-20) reported that their last use of alcohol occurred in someone else’s home; 29.6% reported that it occurred in their own home.

Nearly three quarters of students (72%) have consumed alcohol (more than just a few sips) by the end of high school, and more than a third (37%) have done so by eighth grade. Marijuana use among college-aged students in the United States had jumped from 19.6 percent in 2008 to 21.5 percent in 2010.

In 2011, about 40 percent of high school students in the United States have tried marijuana.

Caucasian girls in the same study were at highest risk for use, compared with girls of other races. Asian-American girls were the least likely to have used the drug. Among boys, African-American students were most likely to have used marijuana compared to those of other races. Between 1995 and 2002, the number of teenagers in the United States between ages12 to 17 whom used heroin at some point in their lives increased by 300%.

In 2009, 605,000 Americans ages 12 and older had abused heroin at least once in the year prior to being surveyed.

In 2009, 0.8% of 8th graders, 0.8% of 10th graders, and 0.9% of 12th graders in the United States had abused heroin at least once in the year prior to being surveyed. Various Diseases such as liver cirrhosis, sleeping disorders, cancer of the mouth, and heart problems.
Damaging during pregnancy
40% of all incidents involving aggression occur while under the influence of alcohol
13% of all employees on sick leave have alcohol problems
Employees with alcohol problems produce at least 10% less work than their colleagues
Visually incoherent
Mentally impaired Distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch)
Problems with memory and learning
Loss of coordination
Trouble with thinking and problem-solving
Increased heart rate, reduced blood pressure
Hallucinations
Delusions
Impaired memory
Disorientation Heart rate and blood pressure go up
Can destroy the internal structure of the nose ( from snorting)
Can cause ulcers and gangrene due to oxygen starvation in the digestive tract
Rhabdomyolysis - muscle fibers are being broken down and released into the bloodstream causing kidney failure
Can cause depression, slowed ability to think, loss of motivation, and feelings of paranoia.
Addiction caused by the need to feel normal Slows nervous system down
Blood pressure rises
Respiratory system can fail
Shared needles can carry diseases that effect the users (ex: Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS)
Blood vessel clogging This could be you. Remember
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