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Say No To Drugs
Transcript of Say No To Drugs
Drugs as we know it
Most common types of drugs
Why do people take drugs?
- Fitting In
- Believe that it'll make them think better
- Depression, thinking it's the way out
By: Ali Hasan
Yvonne Franke &
- Drugs maybe be harmful or helpful, the effects depend on the kind, amount and how often its taken.
- There are thousands of drugs that help people, antibiotics have revolutionized the treatment of infections, and medicines can lower blood pressure for example or treat diabetes. However there are also lots of illegal/ harmful drugs that people take to please themselves.
- How do drugs work? They change the way our bodies work (3 ways taken in: by inhaling, swallowing or injecting them).
-A custom drug created by underground chemists.
-Comes in Powder, tablet or capsule form.
-Mostly found in clubs and special events.
-Effects: Increased energy, nausea, hallucinations, chills, sweating, shaking, blurred vision, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, muscle cramping.
-Serious Risks: Heat stroke, severe dehydration, possible changes in brain functioning, memory problems, serious depression.
A lab-brewed mood-changing chemical that is colorless and tasteless.
Effects: Dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors, numbness, weakness, or trembling, nausea, hallucinations, laughing.
Cocaine and Crack
- Cocaine is white crystalline powder made from the dried leaves of the coca plant.
- Cocaine is usually used for sniffing or snorting, injecting, and smoking (in the case of free-base and crack cocaine).
- It elevates the heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure and body temperature.
- Snorting cocaine can cause nosebleeds and damage the tissues inside your nose.
- The jordanian law is that everything besides tobacco and alcohol is illegal.
- There are quite a few medical drugs that are not even available in pharmacies. On the other hand we do have a high rate of medical drug abuse since naturally its a lot easier to obtain those drugs in Jordan and that's the type of whatever comes in handy. Morphine, Oxycodin, Muscle relaxants, Zoloft, Prozac.
Marijuana is one of the most common drugs of abuse in Nebraska. Marijuana looks like a dry, shredded green/brown blend of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of a particular hemp plant. It usually is smoked as a cigarette, pipe, or in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana. The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), which quickly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream, and on to organs throughout the body, including the brain. Some of the short-term effects of marijuana use include problems with memory and learning; bizarre or distorted perceptions; difficulty in problem solving; loss of coordination; and increased heart rate.
Tramadol is a painkiller that is often prescribed for moderate to severe pain, like arthritis pain.
Short-Term Effects of Tramadol
Tramadol works by blocking pain signals traveling between the nerves and the brain. As a result, users may get high on Tramadol, even if that was not their intention when they first started taking the drug. Short term side effects of Tramadol include:
Elated mood. Tramadol works in a similar way to many antidepressant medications in that it increases the levels of serotonin in your brain. This leads to feelings of euphoria and well-being. Some users become addicted to Tramadol because of these feelings.
Anxiety reduction. Tramadol helps users feel relaxed and calm because of the way it changes brain chemistry.
Lack of pain. Tramadol is a painkiller; it blocks the transmission of pain signals to the brain so that you don’t feel pain while you are taking it. This can be dangerous if you injure yourself because you won’t feel the pain while on Tramadol.
Long-Term Effects of Tramadol
Tramadol is not usually prescribed for long-term use due to the undesirable effects that are experienced when this drug is used over a long period of time. These effects may vary, but they often include:
Tolerance: As Tramadol works by changing a person’s brain chemistry, there is a risk of developing tolerance to this drug. As the body adapts to Tramadol’s presence, users need larger doses of the drug to feel its painkilling and euphoric effects.
Physical dependence: Along with tolerance, many users experience physical dependence if they use Tramadol for a long period of time. Their bodies require Tramadol in order to function properly. If they stop taking Tramadol, they may become physically ill.