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Gateway Drugs Middle School
Transcript of Gateway Drugs Middle School
Decreased drive for life/depression
Lack of coordination
Weakened immune system
Review & Questions
CHOOSE THE RIGHT PATH!
The Lonely Road
What do we mean by "Gateway Drug"?
Effects on your brain:
Loss of Coordination
Alcohol can eventually damage your organs
Naturally grown plant with added chemicals
Causes 443,000 deaths per year
Alcohol affects self-control by depressing your central nervous system
What is a carcinogen?
It impairs your judgement
Carcinogen: A cancer-causing agent
Smokeless, Chewing Tobacco
Drinking Alcohol in large amounts can lead to coma and even death.
What is the legal age to buy or possess alcohol?
What is the legal age to purchase or use tobacco?
What are the 2 types of
ALCOHOL CAN HARM YOU, EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT THE ONE DRINKING IT
What is it?
Dried leaves of the hemp plant that yield THC
Just as nicotine is the active ingredient in cigarettes;
THC is the active ingredient in marijuana
77% of drug use today is marijuana
6 out of 10 drug dealers don't use drugs.
They just sell.
Smokeless Tobacco placed in the mouth
cancer of the gums
holes in the mouth from cancer
cancer of the tongue
How Does Smoking Tobacco Affect Your Body?
SMOKING AFFECTS OTHERS TOO
Bottom Row: Weed, Herb, Joint, Mary Jane
Top Row: Reefer, Dope, Pot, Grass
Secondhand smoke can affect those who don't smoke
Secondhand smoke contains more carcinogens than actually smoking the cigarette
You can still inhale nicotine and harmful chemicals from secondhand smoke
Long Term Effects
Effects of Smoking
Short Term Effects
damage to respiratory system
decrease in lung capacity
addiction to nicotine
Long Term Effects
cancer of the lungs, respiratory system, throat, and mouth
chance of stroke increases
OVER 4000 CHEMICALS ARE PRESENT IN A SINGLE CIGARETTE!
Over 2,000 items can be used as inhalants
Leading item that gets kids started on drugs
loss of sense of smell
liver, kidney, & lung problem
starve the body of oxygen
choking on vomit
Bullying is repeated, intentional, harmful behavior
initiated by one or more students and directed toward another student.
What are the five types of bullying?
Who is involved
Why would someone bully?
Issues at home
Impact of Bullying
WHAT ARE THE 4 GATEWAY DRUGS?
"A drug whose use is thought to lead to the use & dependence on harder drugs."
Smoking Tobacco - inhalation of tobacco through cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, etc