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Transcript of Addictions
By: Kayley Khan
What Do You Know?
Loss of Coordination, Liver failure, poor judgement, slow reflections, distorted vision, and blackouts
It doesn't have to be drugs or alcohol can be food, sleeping, TV, sex, porn, video games, texting, eating disorders, and many more
It's one of the 3 leading causes of death among teens
Descent Into Addiction
Something was missing (low self-esteem, trauma, loneliness, etc)
Started using gateway drugs (tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, etc)
Used them at a young age
Moved into heavier drugs
Addiction becomes them
Raises blood pressure and heart rate
Club drugs and rape are peas in a pod
: is a depressant that causes drowsiness, unconsciousness, and breathing problems
Damages neurons in the brain and impairs senses
Poisonous (Deadlier than arsenic, over time)
Very addictive (nicotine)
Stains teeth and fingers yellow
Has a horrid stench
First time can cause mouth cancer, lung cancer, etc.
Addiction: The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity
Q: Isn't beer and wine safer than liquor?
Q: Why can't teens drink if their parents can?
Q: Isn't smokeless tobacco safer to use than cigarettes?
Q: Isn't smoking sexy?
Q: Isn't smoking marijuana less dangerous than smoking cigarettes?
Q: Aren't teens getting drugs from doctors?
Q: If someone slipped a club drug into your drink wouldn't you realize it immediately?
Q: Are there long term effects with taking ecstasy?
AKA: Smokes, Cigs, Butts, Chew, Sticks, Dip, Snuff
AKA: Ecstasy: E, X, XTC
GHB: Liquid, X, Grevious Bodily Harm, Georgia Home Boy
Ketamine: K, Special K, Ket Vitamin K, Kit Kat
Rophynol: Roofies, R-2
AKA: Weed, Pot, Grass, Reefer, Ganja, Mary Jane, Blunt, Joint, Roach, Twist, Nail
AKA: Booze, Sauce, Brews, Brewskis, Hooch, Hard Stuff, Juice, Moonshine
AKA: (OxyContin, Percocet, Lortab): 80's, OC, Hillbilly Heroin, Percs, Juice. (Valium, Xanax, Ativan): Barbs, Candy, Downers, Roofies, Tranks. (Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin): JIF, Skippy, Smarties, Bennies, Black Beauties
Gateway drug (it will lead to more serious drugs)
Can be laced with more serious drugs like cocaine, ecstasty, embalming fluid, etc.
Painkillers and heroin are close cousins
Leads to more dangerous prescription drugs
Can lead to other serious medical problems
A.K.A.: glue, kick, bang, sniff, huff, poppers, whippets, Texas shoeshine
1. Most of these house hold items are used as inhalants:
correction fluid, and marker pens.
2. They effect your brain at much greater speed and force than many other substances.
3. ONE Huff can kill!
A.K.A: arnolds, gym candy, pumpers, stackers, juice, roids
A.K.A.: coke, dust, toot, snow, blow, sneeze, powder, lines, rock(crack)
A.K.A.: speed, meth, crystal, crank, tweak, go-fast, ice, glass, uppers, black beauties
Change your apperance (not the good way
The steroids eat up your intestines
Women: Stunt growth, thin hair, acne, deepened voice, decreased breast size, liver damage, facial hair.
Men: Stunts growth, agression, balding, acne, breast development, liver damage.
Club Drugs Cont.
Short lived high that is immediately followed by intense depression, edginess, and craving for more.
Interferes with your endorphins (release chemicals that trigger pleasure).
Without endorphins, we'd be emotionless zombies, cocaine takes your endorphin level down tremendously.
Meth is unpredictable: there is no standard of way of making meth.
One time you might you might not feel any side effects, the next time could kill you.
Meth affects the brain
Short term-anxiety, euphoria, and depression.
Long term-chronic fatigue, paranoid or delusional thinking, and permanent psychological damage.
Before and After
AKA: Porn, Smut, XXX, Adult Entertainment
Viewing pornography triggers adrenaline, oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin which is the same as a cocktail drug.
Pornography can be just as addictive as nicotine or heroin.
Pornography is associated with child abuse, rape, violence against women, drug abuse, broken marriages, and broken lives.
Who an Addiction Impacts
How To Prevent an Addiction
Know the facts: Alcohol makes you stupid, Drugs kill brain cells, etc.
Know Yourself: Have the strength to say no.
Know the Situation: Don't flirt with danger.
Be Direct: SAY NO! I'M GOOD!
Use Humor: "Naw, I'm good. That kills ya brain, lol."
Blame your parents: "My parents would kill me!"
Suggest an alternative: "Naw, let's go see a movie?"
Get up and go: "Uh, you know what, I'm just gonna go now."
If You're Already Addicted:
Admit It: Admit you have a problem.
Get help: Seek help from your mom, dad, good friend, counselor, etc.
Do it now!: If you even hesitate in thinking you have a problem, you probably do. Don't put it off.
Good Addictions Extd.
Although they may be called "good addictions" they are only good in moderation. To much of any of these activities could cause medical problems or over competitive behavior.