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Say NO to Drugs

Project for Grade 10 Phys. Ed
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micaela tesi

on 23 February 2012

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SAY NO TO DRUGS! Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important in order to live a long and healthy life physically, emotionally and mentaly. Life is all about making decisions, whether it be making good or bad ones. Taking drugs are one decision that should definitely be avoided for a number of reasons. Did you know...

*10-22 % of car crashes are caused by drivers who have been using drugs.
*Drug use and addiction is linked to at least half of the major crimes in the United States.
*Marijuana use reduces learning ability. Did you also know...
*The improper use of drugs can have
many life threating or long term effects
such as depression, heart attacks, comas,
respiratory failure, psychosis, tremors,
skin disorders, memory loss, loss of senses, and many more.
*Charlie Sheen is winning.
*Short term effects of drug abuse include dizziness, nausea, short term memory loss, increased heart rate, loss of emotion, hallucinations, seizures, loss of feeling pain, and others.
*Overdose of drugs can lead
to death. By Micaela Tesi! More facts:
*Teenagers who drink alcohol are 50 times more likely to do cocaine then teens who don't drink
*Around 90% of theft, and 90% of street muggings are committed by drug addicts who need money to buy more drugs
*People who are 18-29 years of age have the highest rates in drug use
*Drug abuse is one of the leading causes of death and injury in teenagers/adults
*Children who have alcoholic/drug addict parents are 4 times more likely to become addicts themselves. Refrences:

http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-shocking-facts-about-teens-and-drug-use
www.med.unc.edu
www.acde.org/youth/research.htm
http://www.alcoholism-and-drug-addiction-help.com/facts-about-cocaine.html
http://www.casapalmera.com/articles/myths-about-drugs/
http://ezinearticles.com/?What-Are-The-Positive-Aspects-of-a-Drug-Free-Life?&id=362367
http://www.drugfacts.ca/Drug_pages/hallucinogens.html
http://www.teendrugabuse.us/teen_drug_use.html
http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/familylife/a/statistics.htm
http://www.inspirationsyouth.com/Teen-Addiction-Statistics.asp
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/ResearchPublications/prb0851-e.htm
http://www.treatmentsolutionsnetwork.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/12/top-5-ways-to-prevent-substance-abuse/
http://www.thegooddrugsguide.com/gallery/before-and-after-drug-abuse/index.htm
www.drugsnot4me.ca Myths About Drugs:
Here are some things you might have heard about drugs that are not true. Myth: All illegal drugs are harmful.
- All drugs can be dangerous if taken incorrectly or taken too much, even legal ones! Myth: Mixing drugs is okay.
-NO its not! Mixing drugs can result in overdose and death. Myth: Drug intake will not impair a driver.
-Completly untrue. Drugs can impair a drivers vision, coordination, and interfere with ones right judgement. Myth: an addict can never recover!... Positive things about saying NO to drugs Living a healthy, happy life :) Being more focused on school/work and your future Being the person you are meant to be! Having a better relationship with family and friends Set a good example for other generations. Able to find your true talents and abilities Negitive factors about not having a drug free life (Bad things about being on drugs) Drugs can be extremeley addictive and can be a huge hazard to your health (mentally, physically, and emotionally) Can have a huge impact on your family and friends emotionally It can ruin your life financially Drugs can make a person act and think diffrently, turning them into somthing they're not Types of Drugs Stimulants: (eg. cocaine) Increases alertness and gives off a temorary feeling of happiness and better physical condition. Can lead to stroke, seizures, heart attack, and death. Consumed by inhalation, injection, or injested. Depressants: (eg. GHB A.K.A. Date-Rape Drug) Decreases mental/ physical function. Causes the user to become drowsy or depressed. Use of this type of drug can result in nausea, impared breathing, low blood pressure, a coma, loss of consciousness and more. Overdose can result in death. Narcotics: (eg. marijuana) puts the user in a state of well-being. Easy to become addicted to. Causes loss of appietite, difficulty breathing, constipation, hallucinations, can lead to major infections and difficulties with body functions, possible fatality. Commonly smoked. Hallucinogens: (eg. LSD) Alters normal brain funtion. Makes the user see things that are not really there. Causes delusions, illusions, hallucinations, coma, and death. Suprising statistics about teenager drug use. Just over 15000 teenagers will try drugs in the next 24 hours. Alcohol kills about 6 times more teens then illegal drugs do. 20% of 8th graders report having used marijuana before Teen Drug Use 66% of underage male arrests are found under the influence of marijuana. 12 years of age and over Dependance/ abuse of a drug Among teens 12 Years of age and over Illicit teen drug use as of 2003.
* 8th grade -- 30.3
* 10th grade -- 44.9
* 12th grade -- 52.8 Teenagers who are dependant on drugs and their views of getting help 12 years of age and older 47,000 Canadian deaths are linked to drug abuse anually Roughly 219,000 students in Ontario
were either offered, sold or given a drug in 2009. 42% of Ontario students have used an illegal drug in the past year (survey done in 2009) Between 1991 and 2007, opioid-related deaths doubled in Ontario. Yes they can. Around 68% of homeless people living in Toronto admit either being or once being dependant on a drug Researchers have found that one fourth to one half of men who commit acts of domestic violence also have substance abuse problems How do people become addicted to drugs, and what influences their decision to try them in the first place? Peer Pressure: Peer pressure can play huge role in the decisions people make in todays society. People feel the need to fit in the best they can, and sometimes that results in doing what everyone else does. Drugs for example. Family and friends: The people in your lives are the ones who have the greatest impact on you. What they do, you learn from and see. Some kids grow up surounded by substance abuse whether it be from seeing their parents do drugs, or their close friends doing drugs, which can lead to them making the decision of doing drugs themselves. The Media: A lot of people want to be exactually like the people they see or hear about in magazines, movies, and newspapers. Especially teens. And sometimes those people can be drug abusers, influencing ones decisions about drug use. Advertisers can convince almost everyone to do, think, dress, act, and buy anything they want them to. Even drugs. How can you prevent from becoming a drug addict? Deal With Peer Pressure.
Make sure you are surrounded by the right type of people. Try to avoid hanging around with or becoming friends with other teens that are addicts that will try to influence you to do drugs. Peer pressure from friends is one of the top reasons why teens begin doing drugs in the first place. Just. Say. NO!
If somone offers you a drug, don't take it! Get help with mental illness.
If someone has a mental illness they will usually turn to drugs to ease their pain. If these people find the right help nessessary to stop their pain without using drugs they wouldn't become drug addicts. Keep a Balanced Life.
People sometimes turn to drugs when there is somthing wrong in their life or if they are depressed. If these people could find a better way to fix their problems and maintain a balanced lifestyle, they wouldnt have to be tempted by drug use. Learn more about the effects of drugs and what they can do to you.
Knowing the harmful side effects of drugs can change a persons opinion on whether or not to try a certain drug. Join a comminity group.
There are many diffrent places to go to in our community to learn about drug/substance abuse such as the D.A.R.E. programme and more. Parents.
Kids learn from their parents, and whatever a parent thinks, does or says, their kid will believe it's right. If a kid is watching their parents do drugs or talk about drugs in a positive manner, the child is most likely going to do drugs. Parents need to learn to become good role models for their kids and tell them right from wrong Rehabilitation.
Commonly known as rehab, it is a place where drug addicts can go to get medical/psychotherapeutic treatment in order to recover from drug abuse. Narconon Rehabilitation Centre. Montreal Quebec. A lot of help from family and friends.
When a addict knows that he or she has support from their family and friends it can help lead them into recovery. Kids Help Phone.
Kids Help Phone is Canada's only toll-free, national, bilingual, phone and web counselling, referral and information service for children and youth. They provide immediate, anonymous and confidential support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Contact them over the Web, or by calling 1-800-668-6868. Local Areas to prevent/get help for drug abuse. D.A.R.T. (Drug & Alcohol Registry of Treatment Helpline). Call 1-800-565-8603 for help on finding a nearby drug and alcohol treatment centre near you. D.A.R.E.(Drug Awareness Resistance Education) is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons taught from Kindergarten through 12th grade. This program gives kids the life skills they need to avoid involvement with drugs, gangs, and violence. How can addicts recover? Simcoe Outreach Services provides assessment, referral and counselling to individuals in Simcoe County whose primary concern is related to either their own or someone else's use of alcohol, drugs or gambling. Confidential, outpatient treatment services are free and are offered by appointment only. Located in Alliston Ontario. Addiction Enders is located in Barrie Ontario and offers free assessment and evaluation to anyone struggling with addiction or an addict. Their goal is to help people to locate drug rehab for themselves or their loved ones struggling with addiction. Always Remember... OR YOU WILL DIE ! Before and After Pictures of Drug Addicts
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