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Gateway Drugs Middle School

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Suzanne Winkler

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Transcript of Gateway Drugs Middle School

Coughing
Decreased drive for life/depression
Cancer
Lack of coordination
Weakened immune system
Tobacco
Bullying
Review & Questions
CHOOSE THE RIGHT PATH!
Gateway Drugs
The Lonely Road
What do we mean by "Gateway Drug"?
Alcohol
Marijuana
Inhalants
Effects on your brain:
Loss of Coordination
Poor Judgement
Slowed Reflexes
Distorted Vision
Memory Lapses
Blackouts
Alcohol can eventually damage your organs
Tobacco Products

Naturally grown plant with added chemicals
Causes 443,000 deaths per year












Liver
Stomach
Kidneys
Brain
Heart
Pancreas
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?
21
18
What is the legal age to purchase or use tobacco?
What are the 2 types of
tobacco?
ALCOHOL CAN HARM YOU, EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT THE ONE DRINKING IT
1. Smokeless
-chewing tobacco
2. Smoking
-cigarettes, cigars
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
Effects
bleeding gums
tooth loss
cancer of the gums
cavities
holes in the mouth from cancer
cancer of the tongue
Street Names?
How Does Smoking Tobacco Affect Your Body?

SMOKING AFFECTS OTHERS TOO
Answers
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
bad breath
damage to respiratory system
decrease in lung capacity
coughing
addiction to nicotine

Long Term Effects
heart disease
cancer of the lungs, respiratory system, throat, and mouth
chance of stroke increases
potentially, death



OVER 4000 CHEMICALS ARE PRESENT IN A SINGLE CIGARETTE!

Lead
Mercury
Aluminum
Nickel
NICOTINE
Readily Available
Over 2,000 items can be used as inhalants
Leading item that gets kids started on drugs
Effects:
nosebleeds
loss of sense of smell
liver, kidney, & lung problem
starve the body of oxygen
irregular heartbeat
heart attack
suffocation
choking on vomit
sudden death

SUDDEN DEATH
SUDDEN DEATH
SUDDEN DEATH
SUDDEN DEATH
Bullying is repeated, intentional, harmful behavior
initiated by one or more students and directed toward another student.

SUDDEN DEATH
SUDDEN DEATH
What are the five types of bullying?

PHYSICAL
VERBAL
EMOTIONAL
RACIAL
CYBER
Who is involved
in bullying?

Bystander
Victim
Bully/Bullies
Why would someone bully?
Issues at home
Previous victim
Impulsive
School Issues
Jealousy
Impact of Bullying
Depression
Anger
School Failure
Absenteeism
Violence

Alcohol
Tobacco
Marijuana
Inhalants

WHAT ARE THE 4 GATEWAY DRUGS?
"A drug whose use is thought to lead to the use & dependence on harder drugs."
Merriam-webster.com
Thank you!
Smoking Tobacco - inhalation of tobacco through cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, etc
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