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Year 8 Drugs

Descriptions of drugs and side effects
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Chantelle Drolc

on 23 April 2010

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DRUGS are bad.... mmmkay Tobacco Immediate effects
Less oxygen to brain and body
Breathlessness
Increased BP
Decreased taste and smell

Long Term Effects Cancers
Lung disease
Heart disease
Osteoporosis
Gangrene
Stained teeth/nails Stimulant Caffeine Immediate Effects Stimulates NS and CV system
Decreases fatigue
Increases alterness
Increases HR, respiration and metabolism Long term effects Nervousness
Sweating
Tenseness
Upset stomach
Anxiety
Insomnia Stimulant Amphetamines Immediate Effects Increased HR, BP, respiration
Sweating
dry mouth
headache
Increased energy and confidence
panic attacks
Anxious/aggressive Long Term effects Sleeping probs
Irregular heart beat
paranoia, hallucinations
decreased immune system
violence
brain damage

stimulant Cocaine Immediate effects Increased BP, HR, temp
Increased alterness and energy
cardiac arrest
seizures
constricted blood vessels Long term effects Heart attack
stroke
seizures
convulsions
fever, coma
blurred vision
addiction
paranoia
hallucinations Stimulant Ecstasy Immediate Effects Increased confidence
feeling of closeness to others
anxiety
jaw clenching/grinding
increased HR, temp, BP
nausea, sweating
overheating = death
drinking too much = death Long term effects decreased energy
kidney failure
brain damage, clots
heart attack AKA - methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) stimulant Alcohol Immediate Effects Long Term Effects Relaxed/drowsy
poor balance, co-ordination and reaction time
slurred speech
nausea/vomiting
dehydration, headache Cancer
Stroke
Cirrhosis of liver
heart disease
memory probs, dementia
brain injury
loss of muscle tissue
shrinking of testicles
impotence, reduced sperm count Depressant Heroin Immediate effects Long term effects Increased feeling of pleasure and wellbeing
confusion
slowed breathing and HR
dry mouth, drowsiness
reduced sexual urges
slurred speech, reduced co-ordination
nausea, vomitting Dependance
Constipation, menstrual irregularity
Infertility, loss of sex drive
intense saddness
brain, heart, lung and liver damage Depressant Marijuana Immediate effects Long term effects Happy, talkative, laugh
decreased balance, co-ordination
increased hunger, HR
red eyes, sleepy
focused on one thing
anxious/panicky
Bronchitis
lung cancer
decreased motivation, concentration, memory
decreased sex drive and sperm count
irregular menstrual cycle
psychological affects
depressant (or Hallucinogen in high quantities) LSD Immediate Effects Long term effects Increased temp, HR, BP
Sleeplessness, tremors
delusions, hallucinations, 'trip'
mood swings, panic, goosebumps
sweating
jaw clenching Flashbacks days or weeks later
changes in personality
not addictive, as body builds up a tolerance Hallucinogen
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